Getting and keeping top search engine listings is getting tougher every day. It can seem like an uphill battle. Google certainly hasn't gone out of their way to make it any easier either.
We get asked all the time, "What can I do or should I do on a regular basis to get better search listings?" There are alot of things that can be done that can contribute to the overall SEO for a website. However, most small business people don't have alot of free time on a consistent basis to do those things.
So if your time is limited then you need a simple action plan to follow. If you can commit to doing these 2 things on a consistent basis then over time you will find that they will make a big difference.
1. Add 1 new site page article or blog post to your site every day, if possible.
If not every day then once per week, once every 2 weeks, or at least once per month. Try to write about something topical or engaging. It can be something about your business, about your industry, or just something your customers might find interesting.
Include relevant keywords in the content and in a concise page title. Shoot for 500 - 800 words max. Then link to the page or post from your Twitter or Facebook page.
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2. Get at least 1 new link to your site daily or weekly.
Getting links to your site isn't as easy as it used to be. If you're regularly writing or acquiring new, good content then you will likely pick up new links frequently by default. However, there are still lots of places to pick up a new link here and there. Every one has the potential to bring new visitors to your site and higher placement in the search engines.
There are tons of online directories that will list your site at no or very little cost. If you enjoy writing then many sites offer guest blog posting options where you can write a post for their blog and include a link in it to your site. Some sites will link to yours if you just ask them to. Be sure to vary your links significantly. Don't always use the same text in the link or link to the same page of your site.
If you can make time to do just 1 new page and 1 new link once per day or week then you will soon find the traffic to your site increasing on a steady basis.