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Editing page content and working on meta tags for 5 minutes a day could help get you to the top
Anyone who has spent time doing search engine optimisation will know it is not the most interesting job in the world.
You look at the pages, come-up with ideas for keywords, research them and maybe find some more, then try and re-write the text to include the phrases, making sure you’re making the text interesting and useful for your visitors. Spend one to two hours doing this and you’ll know why it’s often not done as well as it could be.
But what if you could achieve the same results, but only spend 5 minutes a day doing SEO? It would make the whole job much more palatable and you might even enjoy it!
Read my quick SEO Guide and find out
So how do you go about achieving this? The simple answer is you need to be organised. Things like making sure you can get into your websites editing system easily or developing a master list of keyword phrases can make all the difference to being productive when you just have 5 or 10 minutes to spare.
What sort of SEO jobs can you do with 5 minutes a day?
Actually as long as you are organised you can do an excellent job on any of the SEO tasks, while spending just 5 minutes a day on it. These tasks could include:
Editing page content
Generally, search engines spider your pages and take away copies of your content to store in their databases to be used when people are searching. These spiders visit your pages, maybe once or twice an month to update their content. I’ve found time and again if the page content is updated when the spider returns, it tends to come back sooner the next time and if it’s been updated again it comes back even sooner, sometimes every day.
So five minutes spent updating the content on one of your web pages could be time well spent. You can actually get quite a lot done in 5 minutes as long as you are all ready to go. Login to your CMS, load the page you want to edit and work through the content updating it where needed, adding the latest information and trying to include keyword phrases where you can.
Editing SEO meta tags
This is one of those jobs no one likes doing and so it actually can be helpful to do this task in short bursts. SEO meta tags are the meta title, description and keyword information that is placed in the actual code of the page. Most website content editing systems allow for you to edit these.
Use the search phrase information you already have
The way I have found this to work best is to write the meta tag title using a search phrase that someone might put into a search engine to find the product or service offered on the page. The aim with the description tag is for it to appear in the search engine results page (SERP) and so it is best to try and write it a bit like an ad, as this will encourage people to click on your results rather than your competitors.
Little and often works well with SEO
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As with the content editing above, five or ten minutes is not long and you won’t necessarily get much done, but even if you only manage one title tag, or a paragraph of content, it doesn’t really matter as long as you carry on with it over time. Little and often can really work wonders with SEO!
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@ReallySimpleSEO That is good solid information and very helpful.
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@ReallySimpleSEO Thanks for this. It's one of many tasks playing on my mind. 5 mins a day, 5 mins a day, 5 mins a day..(brainwashing myself)
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@ReallySimpleSEO Good advice!
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