Google Shows Startups How to Master SEO in 10 MinutesWorried about how to fill out your meta keywords tag so your startup ranks best in Google results? Don't bother, the company says. Google search ignores it. Google released on Tuesday a video that provides startups tips and suggestions about how to master search engine optimization in just 10 minutes. SEE ALSO: How a Google Search Travels Around the World [INFOGRAPHIC] "It's great to have a fancy site, but try not to focus so much on site fanciness that you don't actually have indexable and searchable text," Maile Ohye, developer advocate on Google's Webmaster Central Team, said in the video. For example, companies that sell athletic footwear should include terms that are likely to be typed into search, such as "running shoes." In addition, each page should include a unique topic, title and meta description for the snippet that appears below the link listed on the Google search results page, but meta keywords tags aren't needed.
How to Conduct an On-Page SEO Site AuditThe first thing an SEO should do when given a new project is to conduct an SEO site audit. A SEO site audit is a critical first step that SEOs must undertake to understand the state of SEO. There are two basic options: A quick hit site audit where you go through the top level diagnosis with the site in a few hours.An exhaustive site audit that can take days. If you choose perform the exhaustive site audit, there are three critical areas to keep in mind. On-page SEO auditTechnical site auditLink audit An on-page SEO audit will begin with obvious points, such as the title and meta description tags. Let's start by looking at few important elements of on-page SEO, why they're important, and tips on what you should look out for during your audit. Title Tags The purpose of a title tag is to make each page unique in terms of the page’s content. Title tags also carry huge weight in terms of how you rank, so try to spend as much time as possible on writing great title tags. Meta Tags Missing Title Tags