Then implement and you’ll be ahead of 90% of the people who think they do SEO.
What you are currently doing is not even scratching the surface as you are doing mainly on-page SEO. That counts for something, but on its own it is pretty useless if it is not backed up by some solid content marketing, content distribution and link building.
I’ve been studying SEO a lot recently and no matter what, everything always seems to come back to backlinks. Either you build backlinks or you write 200,000+ words over the course of a year and get nothing for it initially, haha.
In 2019 SEO means content marketing. You gotta produce great content and you need to distribute it in as many legit places as possible.
The greater the content, the easier it is to build links to it.
Check out the skyscraper technique by Brian Dean from Backlinko. If that is ALL you, you’ll be kicking major ass for years to come. But it takes 4-6 months and 10-12 pieces of outstanding content to start seeing it work.
I have started my SEO journey 4 months ago, already have a website ranked on the first page making me triple figures per day. I have to agree with @MojoJojo on this one, content is key and it has to be the first thing you worry about, then build high quality backlinks, links from related websites to yours are the best. Finally, this all takes time, you need to be patient, it took around 3 months for my website to rank and it’s not in a hard niche.
I’m just learning as well for the most part, and I’m starting to get a little overwhelmed by all the tools people recommend. I honestly might just use Google Keyword Planner and write some 1500-2000 word articles for <1000 long tail keywords at this point, haha.
Do you recommend using Moz’s MozBar to look into the DA and PA of the ranking websites in the SERPS before committing to a keyword/topic or do you publish, publish, publish and not worry too much about competitors?
My general tactic is cover your basics (manual research, solid content). Once you have done that, only then you dig into the nitty gritty with all the tools and bars.
The opposite tends to overwhelm people as they get too attached to the numbers.
Once you have a few pieces of solid content out and you have optimized your site and you know how to get links / do outreach, then it is time to hit the next level. With the right tools you can discover a lot of little tweaks that can make the whole operation rank better. But tweaking something that is already working is a lot more productive than tweaking poor, unranked or worse, not published content.
At the end of the day, SEO and YT SEO is pretty much the same at the core. You are better off putting 10 good videos out and then tweaking the titles and descriptions, etc than trying to create that perfect video that will hit all the VidIQ suggestions.