What We Do / On-site Optimisation

On-Site/On-Page Optimisation

Step 2 In Performing SEO

On-site optimization helps Google understand your site’s keywords better

What Is On-Site Optimization?

There are millions of keywords that users search daily in Google. Every search on a particular keyword, will display a page of 10 results. On-site optimization is the process of helping Google identify what keywords to sort your website into. Of course, when Google sorts you into the different keyword searches, you may be ranked between Page 1 to Page 20. The process of going up the search engine from Page 20 to Page 1, is elaborated in Step 3.

On-site optimisation is a series of steps that is done on the backend of a website, either by coding or by an SEO plugin (if available). When these steps are done correctly, Google will then be able to detect what are the keywords to sort you into the search engine. When done correctly, you will be found somewhere on the search engine (not necessary top 3 pages).

How Do We Execute On-Site Optimisation?

Google the particular term, and you will find tons of websites covering an infinite list of steps to be done on the backend of a website. Not all the steps are compulsory, and certain steps might not be possible to carry out due to design limitations or system limitations. Some of the most common steps which we carry out that you can do further research are:

  • WordPress Yoast SEO Setup
    A plugin that provides on-site SEO editing abilities to the backend without too much manual code intervention.
  • Site Speed Audit
    Pagespeed plays a important role in determining a site’s appearance on the Google search engine.
  • On-site Content Optimization
    A header defines the nature of the paragraph, hence it is common for SEO experts to strategically place keywords into the header texts of a website.
  • Keywords in Title Tags, Content Body and Meta-Data
    These are areas where Google is “scouting” for your keywords
  • Google Search Console Setup + Sitemap Submission
    The Google Search Console governs the relationship between your website and the search engine. Generating and submitting a sitemap (contains all pages of your website) to the search console, helps Google understand what are all the pages you will like to be shown for on the search engine.
  • Google Analytics Setup
    Connecting Google Analytics provides better user behaviour data to Google, which is important in today’s SEO context – A good site by Google’s terms is a site that not only ranks well, but also engages its users.
  • Google My Business Setup & Integration
    Google My Business is Google’s business directory listing that appears in Google Maps.

Is It Compulsory To Perform All Steps?

There are a couple more steps towards on-site optimisation. But ultimately, it is not necessary to perform all the steps. Not all steps are compulsory. And some steps can’t be perform due to design or technical limitations.

For instance, having the same URL as your keyword. The impact it has on SEO is very small, and skippable, where better time, effort and budget can be focused on more impactful SEO steps. Different vendors has differing opinions based on experience, on which steps they will want to carry out, and which steps they will skip.

And that’s it for on-site optimisation. In short, you build relevance such that search engines can start picking up your site’s keywords and get you rank.

Next Up: Off-Site Backlinks

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some echoing questions that we hear from time to time. You may find some help to your questions with the links below. Alternatively, don't hesitate to contact us via email or WhatsApp should you need further information.

Having fresh, useful posts regularly on your website is one of the best ways to achieve good rankings. They will attract visitors and provide new content for bots to index. Other sites may also link to the new information, increasing your domain authority and number of backlinks. But good content alone is not enough to get high rankings. It needs to be supplemented with a good comprehensive SEO strategy that covers link building and good on-site SEO architecture.

Unfortunately, yes. Some competitors might resort to unethical ways to outrank you. The best way to protect your website from negative SEO attack is to have someone closely monitoring and reporting bad backlinks your website is getting. We’re glad to say this monitoring service is part of all our SEO packages.

When your rankings go down, it may be because of one of or several reasons. Here are the most common (but don’t panic, we have ways to manage): In a Bad Case: a) Google has released a new search engine algorithm that affects everyone; b) Your website has lost some good backlinks, lowering your domain authority; c) Your website was filtered by Google bots due to technical issues with your site; d) Your website was penalized by Google’s employee due to violation of guidelines; e) Your competitors have improved their SEO and now outranks you. In A Good Case (Most Common): f) If it’s a sudden drop after weeks of continuous climbing, it’s good news – Google is ‘testing’ your site against alternatives – we usually see this a lot just before it climbs back up again and continues climbing and stays at the top for a long time. This is the most common scenario for our customers. Therefore, DO NOT PANIC if you see a drop. Fluctuations in rankings especially in the first 3 months of SEO is a normal thing. Google has successfully found you, saw the SEO improvements and is trying to get a sense of where to rank you against others, hence the fluctuations. In this scenario, the initial rankings are restored in a couple of days or weeks, sometimes you might even earn better rankings than before.
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