Yep, I agree with this. If you consciously focus too much on SEO when producing your content, you may end up guilty of black hat-SEO tactics such as keyword stuffing. It's fast becoming more about unique, original content which is rich and informative and is supplemented with plenty of media (images, videos, etc). As suggested, it's also good to build an audience first before focusing on SEO.I worry very little about SEO. I believe if you write well and your content is useful and engaging, then the search engines will pick up on that. The key thing, particularly with blogs, is to not rely on organic traffic alone, especially at first. Gather your audience from other sources, such as social media, and post stuff that you audience wants to read.
Thanks for the extensive list on SEO Basics.
- Submit your links around the web to gain even more content relevant back links. Once Google decides that you’re an authority source for the keyword’s you’re attempting to rank for, they’ll move you higher in the search results, and your traffic should increase.
- Make sure your site/page title, meta description, meta keywords all match the content on your page. Keep your meta descriptions to 140 characters, titles 70 characters, and I think keywords can be whatever. But again, do NOT overkill it and do not use words that are not relevant. Your site will look like major spam and you’ll risk having a penalty applied to your domain. In fact, don't even use meta keywords or meta descriptions. You should have enough text on your site that search engines pick up the important and relevant content and create their own descriptions. And no one has used meta keywords for like the last ten years. Those were always stupid and people filled them with tons of nonsense.