1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Should I optimize homepage or inner pages?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by FarrisFahad, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. #1
    I have been doing SEO for my website for over a year now, and I still don't get a lot of visitors. My problem was that I only did SEO for the homepage, and I didn't focus on other pages. The result was horrible. I get less than 100 visits a month.

    How do you do SEO? Do you optimize the homepage or inner pages? How many links do you build for the inner pages and homepage?
    SEMrush
    What if you have a lot of content with over 2.8K pages indexed, how do you optimize all these pages? Or should I start with the popular ones.
     
    FarrisFahad, Dec 1, 2016 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Samuel Fitzpatrick

    Samuel Fitzpatrick Greenhorn

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    23
    #2
    Hi, I don't know all the details but I will tell you how I get results.
    1. Start back linking to good websites. When I say get good back links that means with Authority over 35.
    2. Yes, make sure you have plenty of interlinking between your pages. I help boost your rankings.
    3. Make sure you are targeting your audience. Focus on keywords that get traffic. Work on getting ranked well for keywords that are easily obtained and work up to the 'big daddy' keywords.

    If you do these 3 items (in addition to working on social media elements) you should see your traffic jump to 100 visitors per day in 60 days.

    Sam
     
    Samuel Fitzpatrick, Dec 1, 2016 IP
    FarrisFahad likes this.
  3. FarrisFahad

    FarrisFahad Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    28
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Digital Goods:
    4
    #3
    I like the idea of optimizing for easy to obtain keyword and work my way up. Thanks :)

    What is the recommended keyword volume I should focus on? Less than 1000? Less than 500?
     
    FarrisFahad, Dec 1, 2016 IP
  4. Samuel Fitzpatrick

    Samuel Fitzpatrick Greenhorn

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    23
    #4
    Start with less than 500. In your keyword search focus on keywords with more than 600 searches per month. You should be able to rank for these lower end keywords easily with minimum effort.
     
    Samuel Fitzpatrick, Dec 1, 2016 IP
  5. KarenByerly

    KarenByerly Greenhorn

    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    #5
    Do keyword research first to find out which keywords have good search volume. Then try to rank them up. If you able to get higher rank then there's possibility to get traffic. Happy working :)
     
    KarenByerly, Dec 7, 2016 IP
  6. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

    Messages:
    19,776
    Likes Received:
    1,199
    Best Answers:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    470
    Articles:
    7
    #6
    You should be optimizing every page on your site as each one is a possible entry point for new visitors.
     
    dcristo, Dec 7, 2016 IP
  7. seobala

    seobala Member

    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    #7
    As per my Experience:
    You should optimise inner pages which represents your products/services and add high competitive keywords to your homepage.
    Home page carries more weight
     
    seobala, Dec 12, 2016 IP
  8. annagarcia860

    annagarcia860 Peon

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    #8
    According to my opinion:
    Firstly you should fix your site and their inner page of the website. I mean to say you should focus on On page then do off page to get well ranked on the Google search Engine. Content is also playing important role to get index well.
    when on page issues will be fixed then go for off page. Always select long tail keyword to get better result.
     
    annagarcia860, Dec 13, 2016 IP
  9. kajal raut

    kajal raut Greenhorn

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    #9
    yes you must optimize homepage with your targeting keywords
     
    kajal raut, Dec 16, 2016 IP
  10. elipeordan112

    elipeordan112 Peon

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    #10
    The process of optimizing your homepage for Google, or any other search engines, could be called homepage SEO. Let me make a bold statement right after naming it: I don’t think that homepage SEO exists (as such).
     
    elipeordan112, Dec 16, 2016 IP
  11. Kelli Jones

    Kelli Jones Greenhorn

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    #11
    Have you done with its on page optimization properly? like selecting good keywords and focus on your targeted area. Do local listings and moreover optimize all pages. Only home page submissions can result into spam
     
    Kelli Jones, Dec 16, 2016 IP
  12. 9infotech

    9infotech Peon

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    #12
    You should optimize each page of your website so that each page can be ranked on different keywords as keyword density is playing the crucial part of your website.
     
    9infotech, Dec 17, 2016 IP
  13. Caterina Christakos

    Caterina Christakos Active Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Digital Goods:
    3
    #13
    You need to optimize all of your pages and do a back linking and social media campaign. It is not an either or situation.
     
    Caterina Christakos, Dec 18, 2016 IP
  14. Forsh

    Forsh Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    14
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    158
    #14
    These days, always prioritize inner pages.
     
    Forsh, Dec 20, 2016 IP
  15. Guntzenbach Conrad

    Guntzenbach Conrad Greenhorn

    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    23
    #15
    1. If you want more visitors, you have to acquire more keywords.
    2. If you want more keywords, you have to optimize more pages.

    Since you have 2800 pages, I would recommend:
    1. Use Keyword planner to search for all the useful keywords for your business/purpose(non-competitive keywords there are easier to rank)
    2. Find all the pages that are relevant to the keywords you identified and optimize those pages.

    Regards

    P.S Don't forget backlinks to the pages you optimized.
     
    Guntzenbach Conrad, Dec 22, 2016 IP
    FarrisFahad likes this.
  16. FarrisFahad

    FarrisFahad Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    28
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Digital Goods:
    4
    #16
    Thanks a lot for this great tip :)
     
    FarrisFahad, Dec 22, 2016 IP
  17. Kulbeer

    Kulbeer Greenhorn

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    #17
    Yes, you need to optimize the inner pages too. If you have a lot of inner pages, you can start optimizing the most popular ones. For SEO, first of all, you need to do the keyword research and try choosing keywords with less competition. Once you get these keywords ranking, you can expect an increase in the traffic. Don't forget the importance of authority backlinks, social presence, and regular quality content. Please feel free to ask if you need more help. Cheers!
     
    Kulbeer, Jan 12, 2017 IP
  18. mybloggersguide

    mybloggersguide Greenhorn

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    #18
    Hi farris....i think SEO is not your problem....do keyword research properly and insert keywords throughout the post. it will improve search engine ranking for particular keyword, this will bring large traffic to your website or blog.

    hope the information helped you!
     
    mybloggersguide, Jan 12, 2017 IP
  19. Jim4767

    Jim4767 Prominent Member

    Messages:
    4,701
    Likes Received:
    760
    Best Answers:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    305
    #19
    I have about 380 original pages. When I wrote them, I optimized each one for its unique topic and for the related keywords. That has led to about 40,000 unique visitors each month.
     
    Jim4767, Jan 21, 2017 IP
  20. LinkGenie

    LinkGenie Active Member

    Messages:
    794
    Likes Received:
    8
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    #20
    You could find popular pages from Google analytics if you have installed it. Then you can optimize those pages. Also you could do a keyword research to identify low competitive keywords. Then you can optimize inner pages for those keywords.
     
    LinkGenie, Jan 24, 2017 IP