Optimizing Your Site's Content for SEO
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One of the best ways to get your site to rank higher in search engine results is by adding original text to each page. Not sure where to start? Follow the steps below to get the most out of your site’s content.
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How search engines use your content
Search engines like Google crawl and index each page on your site individually. When someone enters a search term, the search engine tries to understand their intent and gives them the most relevant results for their query.
The rank of your page in those results depends on the quality of your content and how relevant it is to certain keywords.
Optimizing your content for search engines
Creating original content for each page of your site is a great way to rank higher. It’s important to use your page’s keywords in a natural, unforced way. One way you can do this is by describing the main purpose of your site in different ways.
For example, if you own an automobile repair shop, you can sprinkle your text with a variety of keywords like:
- Car & auto services
- Professional mechanics
- Reliable repairs
- Auto specialists
Search engines also assign a higher value to quality content, so avoid lists of keywords or repeating the same text on multiple pages.
Duplicating content from other sites is also something to avoid. Search engines can recognize duplicate content and may penalize your site.
Go into as much detail as you can about what you do, what services or products you offer, and what your users can get from your site.
Here are a few ideas to make your site more descriptive:
- Add accurate title tags for each page
- Create separate pages for different products, services, and topics
- Imagine yourself in your site visitor’s place and write the information you would want to know
Give the people what they want
We recommend writing content that answers popular questions related to your keywords. It’s a great way to draw visitors to your site by giving them the help they need. It also proves to search engines that your site has value and is worth ranking higher.
Give the people what they want (regularly)
You should also create fresh content for your site on a regular basis. Update your site regularly with changes in your business, new projects you’re working on, and new products or services your customers can buy.
For example, if you sell auto accessories, you can add a blog about the latest customization trends.
Put the most important information in writing
Rich content like videos, animations, and audio clips can help keep visitors on your site for longer, but search engines don’t easily understand them. Use text for important information as much as possible.
If you use a graphic or logo for your site’s name, make sure to add alt text to it. You should also include the site's name as text somewhere else on the page.
Use heading tags
The H1 tag, also known as a heading tag, acts as the title of each page. The H1 tag should be the headline of a page, similar to the headline of a page of a newspaper.
Each page of your site should have its own unique heading tags. The heading tag should describe the content of each page. This helps both search engines and site visitors understand what each page is about. Learn more about heading tags
Use data from a Wix Site Search bar
For example, you can use your Top Searches report to identify the search phrases your site visitors use most. This can help you understand what they really want to find on your site. If the top search phrase on your site is "car repairs", you might want to create more content on your site related to this topic, or add the phrase to your homepage's meta description.
On the other hand, the Searches with No Results report can help you see gaps in the content on your site. If the top result in this report is "vehicle recovery", it means that your visitors are searching for this topic but can't find any content related to it on your site. You can add new content about this topic that your visitors will find when they search for the phrase.
The Searches with No Results report can also help you identify whether you're getting the right kind of traffic to your site. For example, if the top result in this report is "boat repairs" and your main business is car repairs, it might show that you need to adjust the keywords that you focus on in your content.
To add a search box:
- Go to the Wix App Market:
- Editor: Click the Add Apps icon on the left side of the Editor.
- Editor X: Click the App Market icon on the top bar of Editor X.
- Enter Wix Site Search in the search bar.
- Select the Wix Site Search app.
- Click Add to Site.
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