Huge images can bring your site speed to a screeching halt.
That’s why I recommend compressing your images with a platform like Kraken.
Pro Tip: Upgrade your hosting. If you spend $10 per month on hosting, don’t expect fast loading times. A few years back I switched from a budget host to $200/month premium hosting. And the speed difference was INSANE.
Step #5: Find and Fix Indexing Problems
Next, it’s time to find web pages that Google isn’t indexing.
Before I wrote a single word, I analyzed the first page for keywords like “how to get more traffic”:
The content I found was pretty good. But nothing special.
Next, publish content that’s 5x better than what you found.
I took things up a notch with my post.
I included lots of detailed steps:
And techniques that are working RIGHT NOW:
Finally, it’s time to promote your post.
This part is key.
When Google sees a flood of people (and links) coming to your site, they say: “This site is blowing UP. We need to send Googlebot there right now.”
(Like I mentioned earlier, this helps Google quickly process all of the changes you made to your site).
In my case, I sent out a newsletter to my email subscribers:
And promoted it on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter:
Bonus Step #1: Get More From Your Internal Links
Internal linking is one of the most underrated SEO strategies on the planet.
The question is:
How do you internal link the right way?
Make sure you link to high-priority pages as much as possible.
You can see all of your site’s internal links in the GSC.
Go to Search Traffic → Internal Links.
And you’ll see the pages on your site that get the most internal link love.
Bonus Step #2: Use a Site Audit Tool
I tried to keep this SEO audit process as non-techy as possible.
But if you want to dig deeper into your technical SEO, I highly recommend using an SEO audit tool.