It is also important that you don’t have any errors when it comes to your HTML code. There are lots of issues that might occur due to negligence so your backend must be properly set up. You will also have to pay extra attention to the architecture of the site. According to the general rule, the user should be able to access any page on a website in just 2-3 clicks. This means that all the web pages should be easily accessible for both users and bots.
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4. Loading speed is very important
Google always prioritizes sites that can provide a good user experience. That being said, page loading speed is something that should always be in the back of your head. Being able to quickly load pages is very important. Most users will leave your site if a page cannot be opened in 2 seconds. Google has noticed this pattern and started boosting sites that are fast while downgrading those that are slow.
5. Mobile-friendliness is the way to survive
Today, the majority of internet users access the web via mobile devices. This makes it very important for any website to be mobile-friendly. Unfortunately, there are still lots of sites that are not optimized for these devices. Once you access such a website, you might encounter broken or ugly-looking web pages. So, if you wish to rank high in the Google search engine, mobile-friendliness is something you must take care of.
6. The main focus is on content
No matter what you think, content is the reason why people come to your site and return to it. Today, the majority of websites still rely on written content. However, we’re seeing increased popularity of video and image content. If you want to leave a mark, you need to make sure your content is of the highest quality, that visitors come back to it and are willing to share it across the web.
7. Pay attention to links
Even though the landscape of SEO has changed a lot in the last 10 years, links remain one of the main factors allowing you to achieve top rankings. People link to your domain all the time whether you realize this or not. Sometimes these links can be malicious. On the other hand, site owners tend to build links as a way of optimizing their domain without realizing that certain backlinks are more harmful than beneficial.
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8. Connect to others
Nowadays, more than ever, the ability to connect with other business owners is of utmost importance. In the internet marketing world, contacts are everything. Sharing your post online allows you to get more traffic and in turn, helps your SEO and other marketing efforts. If you wish to get to the top (and more importantly stay there), you will have to create a culture where sharing and communicating with others is encouraged.
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And there you have it!
With the help of our easy-to-follow tips, you can be sure that you will improve your business’ visibility and see tourists flocking to your establishment.
Be flexible and identify new ways to make guests happy.
As guest behavior and pattern continues to evolve, expectations will continue to rise. Navigating these changes can be challenging. Learn more about how we can help your Hotel.
Ellan Dineen is the Marketing Associate at Design Wizard. When she’s not hard at work in the Marketing Department, Ellan can be found en route to foreign lands with a book in her hand and a podcast in her ear. With a Master’s in English and Diploma in Social Media Marketing, she knows the importance of staying up-to-date with the industry’s latest trends and insights and is keen to pass these tips on to her readers.
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