Innovation in SEO trends will be critical for businesses to thrive and survive in 2022. The acronym SEO may stand for “Search Engine Optimization,” but we prefer to think of it as “Search Engine Outsmarts.” During an unusual period, outsmarting the competition by using surprising tactics is critical to success and long-term development.
Here are the top SEO trends to watch out for in 2022:
What exactly does “quality content” imply? It means different things to various people, but what matters in SEO is how Google explains the concept of quality content. Google ranks websites based on the page’s NM (Needs Met). Google always urges writers to write for people, and they, in turn, define “High-Quality Content” as content with a practical purpose that is effectively delivered.
Last year, Google introduced Core Web Vitals as a ranking factor, which had far-reaching consequences for mobile page performance. Other historical upgrades to Google’s Algorithm to keep in mind include: Make sure your articles are clear and relevant. This isn’t new, but it’s essential than ever before since Google’s AI advancements, such as BERT, are getting more advanced.
This is most certainly the place to begin. What you believe your competitors are may not be who they are. Take a look at your top three or four competitors’ domain authority and keyword positions. You’ll want to see how your website competes against the competition so you can start planning for a successful SEO strategy.
Check out how your competitors rank on Google for the same or similar terms. Consider how they’re ranking, and make sure you consider keyword rankings on your site. Many pages on your site may be vying for the same terms, confusing search engines, and potentially cannibalizing keywords by attempting to rank for them.
All of your efforts go out the window if your site cannot be readily crawled and indexed by Google. Your site must be technically configured for success according to the latest SEO trends. To check your site’s technical health, use Google Search Console to analyze it for potential problems.
Security: Make sure that your website is secured using an SSL certificate. Look for images with an HTTP protocol on your HTTPS pages to ensure they aren’t there. It will cause your padlock to malfunction and may result in the removal of your webpage from the index.
Page Speed Insights: To check for page speed insights, run a scan of your page. Use this information to improve the load time of your site.
Structured Data: A type of structured data is referred to as Schema Markup. The use of this structured data raises the likelihood that your site will be displayed in rich snippets in search results. Rich snippets are similar to Google text ad links.
Having a beautiful website isn’t much use if you don’t have an SEO strategy. Because your website is the focus of all of your digital marketing efforts, it’s critical to create a website that meets SEO requirements. So, don’t forget to consider the top SEO trends for this year!
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About the Author: Tina Kaur, freelance content strategist and writer, passionate about SEO and Social Media Marketing in McKinney Texas. Loves to cook and paint in her free time. You can reach her on LinkedIn.