On Page SEO Techniques: The Only Guide You Need To Optimize Your Blog

Top 10 On Page SEO Techniques 2018 SEO Checklist To Optimize Your Blog
On page SEO techniques 2018 that’ll double your search traffic

Looking for the exact list of on page SEO techniques in 2018 that can double your search traffic?

On page SEO  is an integral part of the whole website SEO or search engine optimization process. You need to follow certain SEO techniques to help optimize your blog/website so that search engines can decipher it better and probably rank it higher up in the SERPs.

In an era when Google’s search wing has evolved with so many new algorithms like Panda and Penguin, you cannot just rank a page with good ol’ methods like writing keyword optimized posts content or using backlinks (read my 4000+ worded guide on what are backlinks in SEO with examples to know exactly on what type of backlinks you should be focusing to boost your rankings.

You need to optimize your blog further with proper On-Page SEO techniques and Off-Page SEO optimizations.

That’s when this post on top 10 on page SEO techniques for 2018 will come handy. Feel free to download the on page SEO checklist below.

Google is one of the best search engines in 2018 with a market share of over 78%. You can get a lot of exposure, traffic and ultimately leads & sales by ranking on the top of the first page in Google’s SERPs.

To increase your Google rankings you have to have the right ratio of natural backlinks, perfect content with optimized for your target topic, a great website that is Google friendly and nice social signals that show your authority and so on. The whole search engine optimization process can be broadly divided into on page SEO & off page SEO.

However, in this post we will not be doing a on page SEO vs off page SEO case study.

In fact, we’ll talk about how to optimize your article for the higher rankings with the best and latest on page SEO techniques 2018 and that too without voiding any of Google’s quality guidelines.

I have a handy ON Page SEO checklist so you can get it printed and gauge your articles for proper white hat blog SEO optimization.

Let’s start?

What is On-Page SEO? The Definition

[page_section color=’#EAF9FF’ textstyle=’dark’ position=’default’]On-page SEO is the process of making your blog post (individual web pages) optimized for search engines so they rank higher and get more clicks (traffic) from the SERPs.

These On-Page SEO techniques include optimizing the text content (meta tags, permalinks, web copy, images etc) and optimizing the HTML (includes removing unwanted codes, mobile friendly site, no iframes, loading time etc.) of the web page.

That was just the gist of the whole game, let’s discuss the whole process about how to do proper on page SEO and make your blog totally Google compliant.

Benefits Of On Page SEO Optimization in 2018

Before jumping into the latest on page SEO techniques, wouldn’t you want to know advantages of on page SEO optimization?

The simple answer to this is, through optimizing your site for search engines like Google you can funnel a heck load of traffic from them to your business website.

This stands true for every online business and they invest in SEO efforts no matter they are bloggers, small business website owners, freelancers or big giants like Amazon and Techcrunch. Every form of online business takes the effort to optimize their website for search engines.

Here are the main benefits of on page SEO optimization and why you should consider it:

  • Most on page SEO strategies focus around one topic, that is user experience. Better user experience = more conversions.
  • Following the latest On Page, you can easily get higher rankings on SERPs, which means your website will be visible to as many people in your niche as you want.
  • Better ranking = more traffic = more leads, sales, ad-clicks and overall revenue.
  • SEO leads have a far higher close rate (14.6%) than other methods of outbound lead generation like direct mail or print media (1.7%).
  • Per dollar spent, small business SEO generates approx 3 times as many leads as traditional marketing.
  • 75% of the users never scroll past the first page of the search result. And hence, you need to make every effort to optimize your site to rank on the first page. And for that, you need a great on page SEO techniques strategy.

benefits of using on page SEO techniques


Top 10 On-Page SEO Techniques 2018 That’ll Double Your Search Traffic

Here are the latest top 10 SEO techniques (2018) to boost your ranking & double your search traffic. Click on section below to be taken right to it.

  1. Write original and detailed content
  2. Have a solid keyword placement strategy
  3. Optimize your images with Alt tags, title tags and captions
  4. Focus on boosting your website’s dwell time
  5. Use a clean and SEO-optimized permalink structure
  6. Inter-link your related articles to pass link juice and reduce bounce rates
  7. Add outbound citation links from your articles
  8. Make your site mobile responsive, credible and conversion optimized
  9. Improve your website loading time
  10. Optimize your site’s meta tags and title tags
  11. Perfect the meta description of each blog post.

Now that you know what On-Page SEO is and the advantages of following on page SEO techniques, let’s quickly jump to optimize the various on page SEO factors that’ll ultimately double your search traffic.

To make your on page SEO task list easier, I have categorized the whole white hat SEO Strategy game into 3 steps for better understanding. They are:

  1. Optimizing the content,
  2. Optimizing the HTML section &
  3. Optimizing the meta data,

Want To Know The On Page SEO Techniques 2018 And Implementation Examples?

Here are the latest On Page SEO techniques you should know and follow

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Optimizing The Content For On Page SEO[/page_section]

1) Write Original And Detailed Content

On page SEO Technique 2018: Write original, in-depth content
Write original, in depth content for on page SEO

Your content on the blog is by far the most important SEO techniques that you have to look after.

Writing original content might take effort and time but that is what gets love from the search engines. Copied content on your site might harm your reputation as your readers will be quick to identify your tone and content.

This can be even worse if your content gets detected by the owner who can sue your for copyrights infringement. At the least, you can get your site removed if he files a DMCA.

Therefore, it is highly recommended that you write original and fresh content. If you’re outsourcing content from writers, make sure they are not spun content (copied content with jumbled wordings) with the help of best plagiarism checker tools or use these tips on how to avoid plagiarism..

How to optimize blog content for on page SEO?

  1. Words per page: Gone are the days when you could rank your keywords with 500-700 words per article. With increasing competition, you literally have to write the best articles that cover everything about the topic you are writing.
    Articles that are 2000 words or longer get more shares, more links and better rankings.
  2. Include a lot of LSI keywords: LSI keywords or latent semantic index keywords are the side-keywords that are related to your main keyword logically. These LSI keywords help Google and other search engines perceive what your page is all about.
    For example, if you are writing about “Squash” it might be confusing (both for users and search engines) that you are speaking about squash the vegetable or squash, the indoor sport.
    if you content contains terms like drive, drop, game or racket which is normal to be included if you’re writing for the sport then Google’s bot can get a clear idea that your page is about indoor sport and not the vegetable. This will help your site get ranked for sport related queries instead of food related queries. So a win-win.
  3. Grammatically correct: Correct grammar and punctuation is very important for good impressions and authority. You can use the free Grammarly chrome extension (read my Grammarly review) to write grammatically correct articles.

Additional Resources You Should Read:

[clickToTweet tweet=” My #bloggingtips: Original Content is the key to High Rankings. Read➜ https://goo.gl/yWz4mb  by @DigitalGYD pic.twitter.com/KB8MqTRAgu” quote=”Original Content is still the key to rankings.”]

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2) Have A Solid Keyword Placement Strategy

On Page SEO Technique #2: Optimize your keywords correctly
Keyword placement strategy for the perfect on page SEO

Keyword Placement is the most important thing in the on-page SEO optimization. You have to be very smart when placing the right keywords at the right locations.

How to optimize keyword placement for better on-page?

  1. Make use of H1, H2, and H3 tags. Make sure you use your target keyword in at least once in any of them. However, don’t overdo it by stuffing so many keywords multiple times in these heading tags.
  2. Sprinkle the target and LSI keywords throughout the content in a natural manner. They should be placed in a way that the content flow is not disturbed.
  3. Use keywords in the first 100 words and try to make the things as natural as possible.
  4. Always try to keep the keyword density equal or less than 1.5% for better optimization.
  5. Optimize your images (we’ll talk about them in detail below) for your keywords too.

PRO TIP: Always use the target keyword at least once in the first and the last paragraph of your content. For LSI keywords, you can use tools like SEMrush (check out my SEMrushfree trial and review 2018 to get access to 30 day free trial of SEmrush) or free ones like LSIGraph.

Using LSI keywords is a topic in itself, you can read more about LSI keywords in the resources give below.

Additional Resources You Should Read:

[clickToTweet tweet=” My #SEOTip: How To Place Keywords To Rank higher? Read➜ https://goo.gl/yWz4mb  by @DigitalGYD pic.twitter.com/KB8MqTRAgu” quote=”Place Keywords Wisely For Higher Ranking”]


3) Optimize Your Images With Alt Tags, Title Tags & Captions

On Page SEO technique #3: image optimization
How to optimize your images for on page SEO

Images are the most underused on page SEO factor but if optimized properly they can bring you loads of traffic and improve your site’s SEO health. I have been getting a lot of traffic to my site from image search too, and that’s because, in most of the blog posts, I have optimized the images.

Below are some on page SEO techniques to optimize images for SEO and rankings.

How to optimize blog images for on page?

  1. Rename the image file to something that is human readable and about the topic. For example, change file names like 123.jpg to seo-strategy.jpg. It helps the image show up in the image search when someone searches for SEO strategy.
  2. Give an Alt text to describe the image. Alt text is the text that appears in place of image when someone with a slow connection fails to load the image. This also makes it easy for search engines to know what the image is about.
  3. Use a caption whenever possible because captions are read 300% more than the body text. So why miss this chance?

In WordPress, it is quite simple to add alt text and captions since the option is given when you upload an image.

Add alt tags, title tags and captions to images
How to add alt tags, title tags & captions for SEO

That’s it!

In the technical part, keep the image lighter so that it doesn’t impact the page loading time. If your screenshots are heavier, you can try to reduce their size using online tools like Kraken or Optimizilla (both are free but charge for more usage).

If you use a premium theme like Thrive Themes (Swadhin uses it here on DigitalGYD Blog), they come up with inbuilt image optimizer so that it reduces the size of any image you upload without any change in quality.

This way you save time by bypassing the compression stage for each of your images and also saves you the extra subscription for the compression services.

Additional Resources You Should Read:

[clickToTweet tweet=” My #bloggingtips: Use #VisualContent For Better Ranking. Read➜ https://goo.gl/yWz4mb  by @DigitalGYD pic.twitter.com/KB8MqTRAgu” quote=”My #bloggingtips: Use #VisualContent For Better Ranking.”]

The next on page SEO technique pretty much summarizes the whole SEO game.

Ready for it?

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4) Boost Dwell time: (What is dwell time & how to optimize it?)

Dwell time is defined as the actual length of time a user spends on a page before returning to the search results. Having a dwell time of 2 minutes or more is considered a good SEO signal while if a user returns (back to search) in a few seconds you are said to have a poor dwell time (and hence bad on page SEO).

On Page SEO Technique #4: Increase website visitor dwell time

How does dwell time affect search engine rankings? Or if it is even a ranking signal?

The dwell time of a site is a strong ranking signal for search engines like Bing but Google hasn’t cleverly not said anything about using dwell time calculation as a ranking signal. But if you are smart enough to spy back Google’s algorithm history, you can know that they did include dwell time as a ranking signal which they have never officially removed.

As a gesture that Google considered dwell time as a ranking factor you can check the screenshot below which shows that you can block a specific site after you hit back to search (after clicking on the result) due to low quality content.

Google allowing users to block a site if they returned back in no time due to low quality content

This shows dwell time is logically related to better rankings because it signifies valuable content (that is why reader is dwelling on your page), user satisfaction (user loved your article hence reading more posts). Now let’s see how to use dwell time as an on page SEO factor and the exact on-page SEO technique you need to increase dwell time of your site.

How to boost your website dwell time and increase on page time spent by users?

Here’s an excellent video where Brian Dean reveals 3 of his best strategies to keep users sticking to his page. Do watch it for some crucial on page SEO tips to boost your dwell time.

I highly recommend you to watch this video and take notes so that it’s with you forever.

  1. Add multimedia: Easy as it might seem, I don’t see a lot of multimedia on most blogs even if they know that adding images, videos and .gifs are the best way to keep your readers on site. A related video embedded might keep your readers on your site a few more minutes.
  2. Write long content: People often consider old content a boring task but for readers, they are a resource. Most of my long content like this article on Facebook marketing for business perform really well. The article has nearly 5000 social shares which clearly shows readers like it.
  3. Write engaging content that interacts with your audience. Use conversational tone and write as if you are speaking to the single reader who is sitting directly in front of you.
  4. Stay away from false show off: Do not optimize your content for multiple keywords or use a different keyword for your title. These posts clearly mislead the reader into your site who is sure to return back to search results promptly.

Additional Resources You Should Read:

[clickToTweet tweet=” My #bloggingtips: What is Dwell Time & How To Boost It? Read➜ https://goo.gl/yWz4mb  by @DigitalGYD pic.twitter.com/KB8MqTRAgu” quote=”What is Dwell Time & How To Boost It?”]


5) Have The Most SEO Optimized Permalink Structure

Permalinks are very crucial for a site’s SEO. However, the value that it had in the past diminished a bit because Google prefers more of the content part, but still, it is good for SEO if you have really nice, clean, human and search friendly URLs.

Ideally, in the anatomy of a URL, a permalink is the part of the URL that comes after the main domain as shown in the screenshot below:

On Page SEO Technique #5: Use SEO friendly permalink or post URL
Using SEO friendly URL structure

If you are just starting your WordPress blog, make sure you choose the best permalink structure which is short and simple. That is one-time task. Having a simple URL structure for your blog will help to make your blog optimized for search engines and improve traffic.

Now, whenever you draft a blog post, you can edit the permalink to something that describes that particular blog post. WordPress, by default includes the whole article headline in your URL, you don’t have to do it.

How to optimize permalinks for perfect on page SEO?

  1. In fact, make your URLs short and to the point.
  2. Google gives preference to the first few words in the URL, so always try to include your main keyword in the beginning of the URL.
    For example, in the above screenshot you can see, I kept “screen-recording-software” as that post’s permalink because the post is all about the list of screen recording software.

It also helps the users identify the content they are going to read once they see the URL in the search pages.

[clickToTweet tweet=” My #bloggingtips: How To get SEO-friendly URL? Read➜ https://goo.gl/yWz4mb  by @DigitalGYD pic.twitter.com/KB8MqTRAgu” quote=”How To Optimize URL For SEO”]

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6) Do Internal Linking For On Page SEO Optimization

Internal linking of your articles is very important because it creates a better structure for your blog and provokes the readers to click on those links to read other articles on the blog as well.

It does help to keep your site’s overall bounce rate lower which is good for SEO. When it comes to interlinking, Wikipedia is the best example.

Start doing it, and you will gradually learn the right way to interlink your blog posts.

How to optimize internal linking for maximum on page SEO benefit?

  1. Link to resource articles: When you are writing an article, link to other resources that are related to the topic. For example, in the this very article, I linked to various content tools in the section about optimizing content. Interested readers will check out and help reduce my bounce rate while reading one more resource on the topic.
  2. Link both pages and posts: The bad thing about pages is they become quite excluded from the whole content archive. No reader can ever find them unless you link them properly in your menu or blog posts.
    Make sure to include important pages link your blogging toolbox page so that readers can find them easily.
  3. Do follow your internal links: Nofollow links make it impossible for search bots to follow the linked page. So if you are internal linking your blog posts, make sure they are dofollow so that your old content gets some link juice and keeps ranking.

[clickToTweet tweet=” My #bloggingtips: The Art Of Internal Linking For SEO➜ https://goo.gl/yWz4mb  by @DigitalGYD pic.twitter.com/KB8MqTRAgu” quote=”The Art Of Internal Linking For SEO”]


7) Add Outbound Citation Links (Yes! It is an important on page SEO technique)

On Page SEO Technique #7: Outbound links to boost SEO
Using citation links helps to boost your website SEO (authority outbound links = better relevancy)

A SEO study by Reboot shows that outbound links do have a positive impact on SEO. Google considers your site as a good source of information since you offer good content with good resources linked as well.

Here is what White Hat SEO expert Brian Dean suggests about outbound links and on page SEO:

Brian Dean of Backlinko Speaks About On Page SEO and Outbound Links
Brian Dean’s (of Backlinko) take on outbound links!

In short, when you add outbound links, you are actually sending readers to go to the other online sources for getting more information on particular topics. And, this is what Google loves. You might lose some traffic in this on page SEO technique, but hey! giving your users a better experience and sending them to additional resources on the topic (because you can never cover all) is a good way to optimize your site for users as well as Google.

And, if Google loves your site, your ranking will be higher for sure.

[clickToTweet tweet=” My #bloggingtips: Outbound Links Can Boost Your Rankings. Read➜ https://goo.gl/yWz4mb  by @DigitalGYD pic.twitter.com/KB8MqTRAgu” quote=”Outbound Links Can Boost Your Rankings.”]

Success! You just Completed first level On-Page Optimization.

In the next and the second section of our top 10 on page SEO techniques, we’ll cover topics to purge your site’s code and make it for SEO friendly.

These are not anything like rocket science, but basic SEO techniques for HTML section of your site.

Don’t worry, you can do it!

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Optimizing The Blog (HTML) For On-Page SEO


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8) Focus On Branded Site, Credibility Boosting and Conversion Optimization

Your blog’s look is the first thing your visitors will see after they click on your article in the SERP. If that looks ugly and cheap, they will bounce off but if you have a clean theme with a lot of white space which gives them enough space for reading, they will stick around.

Plus, a branded look will boost your site’s authority in their first impression which will trigger credibility and conversions.

Make sure your theme is responsive, because Google automatically ranks mobile responsive sites higher than those that are not.

If you’re just starting out, I would suggest Elegant themes (read my Elegant Themes Review 2018 edition) because they are clean, responsive, fully SEO optimized and lightweight. Plus, you can access Elegant themes coupons (87 themes for less than $1 each) or StudioPress themes.

However, you are serious about monetizing your blog (with affiliate & product sales) you should something more conversion optimized like Thrive themes. I use it here and it paid off barely within 3 months I used it. If you’re confused, here is a detailed comparison of DIVI vs Genesis vs Thrive vs MyThemeShop Themes. Choose what fits your need.

[clickToTweet tweet=” My #bloggingtips: #Branded Site is The Key To Success. Read➜ https://goo.gl/yWz4mb  by @DigitalGYD pic.twitter.com/KB8MqTRAgu” quote=”#Branded Site is The Key To Success!”]


9) Improve Your Site’s Speed For SEO

Site loading time is directly related to rankings. Site speed is a core on page SEO factor in Google’s ranking algorithm. Not only this, fast loading site is also essential for user experience. Do not at any cost miss this important on page SEO technique. A loading delay of mere milliseconds can cost you sales and visitors.

According to a Kissmetrics research, 47% of users expect a site to load within 2 seconds and if it takes 3 seconds or more to load they will abandon the site forever. This means you have to be very aware of how you decrease your page loading time and optimize this SEO technique.

How to optimize your site’s speed for on page SEO 2018?

  1. Use caching plugins like Super Cache, WP-Rocket, W3 Total Cache.
  2. Use light images.
  3. Use a lightweight WordPress theme. Most fancy themes try to attract customers by adding features you eventually never use. These elements, however add to the site’s loading time. I suggest use something very light and optimized for speed.
    The best you can get is Genesis (studiopress) theme for your blog. Most authority sites like QuickSprout, Problogger, Copyblogger, Shoutmeloud use it for the same reason.
  4. Remove unnecessary widgets from the sidebar. Most visitors are ad-blind so try subtle ways to include affiliate products within your article, not in the sidebar.
    For more important sales posts, like my cheap VPS Buyer guide, I completely remove the sidebar. Most themes have that option. Try it to give your readers a better user experience and make your site more converting.
  5. Use a CDN.
  6. Use a fast web hosting server like Inmotion (for smaller sites) or a managed WordPress hosting like Flywheel (Check out my in depth Flywheel Hosting Review 2018 edition) for sites with huge traffic.

You can test your site’s loading time using Google’s page speed tool which also gives valuable insights about what’s wrong and how you can correct it.

On Page SEO Technique #9: Improve site speed and decrease loading time
This is how Google’s page speed testing tool shows you the things to improve on your site. You can check each, and work on that part to improve the loading speed of your site.

[clickToTweet tweet=” My #bloggingtips: Fast-Loading Site is The Key To Success. Read➜ https://goo.gl/yWz4mb  by @DigitalGYD pic.twitter.com/KB8MqTRAgu” quote=”Fast Loading Site is The Key To Success!”]

Still, sticking around?

Good job! One last step to a perfect SEO optimized site left! 

In this, we’ll discuss how to optimize your meta descriptions with recommended on page SEO techniques and create a winning site.

Here we go!

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Optimizing The Meta Data For On-Page SEO Technique


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10)  Add Optimized Meta Title And Page Title For Your Blog

Bloggers often misunderstand these two to be the same, but they are different!

Meta title is what you see in the search, and the page title is what you see on the blog as post’s title. Page titles are the perfect H1 tag examples, meaning they are by default the H1 tag of a post. You should not include a second H1 tag anywhere in the post, since it is reserved for the article headline.

Optimizing your meta title and page titles are very important SEO techniques to follow. You can keep both similar; in fact, most of the bloggers keep similar but to optimize better you can have two versions of titles, one for your readers and one (with keywords) for the search engines. Amazin’ SEO technique, isn’t it?

You can have a title of any length on your blog. However, Google keeps 71 characters in your site title before it truncates them. So it is very essential you have a meaningful title in the SERPs.

How Long Should Title Tags Be?

 Title tags should be 71 characters long at most and no longer than 600 pixels wide.

TagsLength In CharactersLength In Pixels
Meta Title Tag71600
Meta Description1001200

You can use Yoast SEO plugin to set different meta title and page titles. You have to do this while drafting the post.

On Page SEO Technique #10: Optimize your page title and meta title

If you don’t edit in the Yoast, it does take the page title as Meta title by default. Below are the title tags best practices you should follow.

How to optimize page title and meta title for better click through rates?

In this video below, Neil Patel shares a surefire way optimize your titles to maximize CTR. (starts at 0.30)

  1. Keep the Page Title and Meta title relevant to the content. Don’t write something spammy in the Meta title just to optimize it better. Always keep it relevant.
  2. Always have the targeted keyword at the beginning of the meta title. This does impact the search algorithm as well. Keeping the target keyword makes the search engines understand more about the content.
  3. Feel free to add modifiers to your meta title because these help in boosting the CTR of your posts and thus more rankings. Power words like Best, Your, Wow, Unbiased etc can significantly boost CTR in the SERPs.

Additional Resources You Should Read:

  1. List Of Power Words To Boost CTR in SERPs. (SumoMe Blog)
  2. Headline Mistakes You’re Making + FREE Plug-n-Play Headline Swipe File. (Thrive Themes Blog)

[thrive_text_block color=”note” headline=”Point To Remember!”]Do not optimize your meta descriptions for something that your content is not about. This maybe succeed to bring you visitors from the  search pages but they will bounce off because the content isn’t what they are looking for. This will trigger your pogo sticking which might bring you to the bad books of Google. [/thrive_text_block]

[clickToTweet tweet=” My #bloggingtips: How To Optimize Blog Headlines. Read➜ https://goo.gl/yWz4mb  by @DigitalGYD pic.twitter.com/KB8MqTRAgu” quote=”How To Optimize Blog Headlines”]


11) Optimize The Meta Description Of Your Individual Blog Articles

Are meta keywords still relevant?

Yes! meta keywords are still relevant. Search engines like Bing still use it to know more about your content. However, Google clarified long ago that they don’t consider Meta Description as the ranking factor.

Google doesn't consider meta description as a ranking factor

However, they do use Meta description to generate the search preview. Hence optimizing it can help you get the better CTR. Like all other on page SEO strategies listed above, you should also optimize site description for SEO.

If you write the Meta Description in a better way, you can get more clicks by convincing your readers to click in. Therefore, not for the sake of SEO but for better user-experience, you must write a better description of your content.

To add your meta data, you need to fill it in Yoast as in the previous case. (Check the screenshot in the previous step.)

[clickToTweet tweet=” My #bloggingtips: How To Optimize Blog Meta Desc. Read➜ https://goo.gl/yWz4mb  by @DigitalGYD pic.twitter.com/KB8MqTRAgu” quote=”How To Optimize Blog Meta Desc.!”]

Wrapping Up: Top 10 On Page SEO Techniques 2018 That’ll Double Your Search Traffic

[page_section color=’#EAF9FF’ textstyle=’dark’ position=’default’]On page SEO isn’t something that is only for search engines, the hidden trick is to make your website ridiculously pleasing for your users too. In this guide to optimizing your blog and web pages for proper SEO, I have included the most important metrics which you should be optimizing to get better rankings and more organic traffic.

Since we are talking about user experience being an important parameter of any SEO strategy, let’s not forget that decreasing the bounce rate, making it easy for maximum social shares and getting more comments are also very important. They are beyond the scope of this article, though.

Kudos to your dedication for SEO! You’ve completed the whole SEO guide!

Now employ these on page optimization tricks to boost your site SEO and increase your rankings.


Optimize one bit at a time and you’ll soon see a SEO boost that’ll double your organic traffic.

Let’s do it!

Additional SEO Resources You Should Read:

  1. How To Increase Your Domain Authority (DA easily).
  2. Relationship Marketing Strategies for Bloggers & Marketers.
  3. How To Build Backlinks?
  4. 10 blogging mistakes that might be killing your blog.

Since Everyone is asking about link building guide and the trick to get dofollow backlinks (let me tell you that building backlinks isn’t a on-page SEO technique, it is an off page SEO technique), you should not miss the post below which contains 10 actionable ways to get dofollow backlinks easily.

Read the post now ››

Summing up: The On Page SEO Optimization Guide To Increase Ranking (2018)

What SEO strategies you follow to give your site the perfect on page optimization? Though this guide answers everything about what is on page search engine optimization, is there anything I left?

Do you follow any specific techniques for SEO that I have not covered?  Please comment below your favorite on page SEO techniques that have given you instant rankings?

[page_section color=’#1e73be’ textstyle=’light’ position=’default’] Infographic by Neil Patel | Article Edited & Formatted By Swadhin Agrawal using Thrive Architect | Brian’s Quotes From Backlinko. [/page_section]

About The Author:

This Blog post is authored by Atish Ranjan (blogger by choice) who blogs at www.techtricksworld.com since 2010. He loves to spare time from his busy schedule to help the needy ones. You can follow him on Twitter here and Facebook here.

140 thoughts on “On Page SEO Techniques: The Only Guide You Need To Optimize Your Blog

  1. Thank you for this thorough information about SEO! I’m a newbie blogger and learning everything I can!
    thank u very much

  2. Thank you for this amazing post, I have got everything I wanted to know about on page SEO , i will do the same with my blog thank you again

  3. Super breakdown Swadhin! Learning how tagging and alt-ing my images makes a big difference on the SEO front. Recently I showed up on a search for an interesting karate character named Count Dante. My blog post featured image rose high in Google’s results, because I doubled down on tagging it effectively, plus I got some solid traffic to the blog post. Thanks for sharing dude.


  4. SO MUCH epic info here thanks! New to SEO so a lot of it is going over my head but I’ll slowly get there! Cheers.

  5. What an informative post and well thought out post! Thank you for sharing your knowledge! As a new blogger, I have spent time researching and playing around with SEO but am still struggling to attract organic search traffic. I also have a question regarding sitemaps, my sitemaps do not include my website images, I was told not to include them when following a guide that helped me set up the setting for Yoast on my site. Now when I look at my sitemaps, I’m wondering if that is preventing search traffic? I really am not sure, I wish I had more knowledge, but thankfully for post like this, it makes it really easy to sit down & learn!

    • Hi Madalena,

      I am glad you liked my post on on page SEO. No, as far as I know, not having images on a sitemap should not be a problem. A simple site search with site:http://everydaywithmadirae.com as query returned me all images on your site which means they get indexed.

      You need to optimize your posts for search engines to get more traffic. You need to writer longer titles and use all of the SEO strategies we’ve learned in this guide.

      Let me know how it goes!


  6. Deborah Hunter Kells

    Great post with lots of SEO information a newbie blogger – so will be going through it carefully :)

    • Thank you :)

  7. Still figuring out how to make SEO work for me. I think I’m prettty far (sometimes/depending on the subject), but I need to learn sooo much more. This is very very useful! Thank you!

    • Hi Johanne,

      SEO is one thing that can give you 10x or even 100x return when you master it. You don’t need to learn everything at one go but make sure you learn and implement these important SEO strategies to give your blog a boost in SERPs.

  8. Thanks a lot for this article! I hope it will help me with SEO optimization of my page, because so far I have been a little bit lost :)

    • Let me know how this goes :)

  9. SEO is so important at every stage of blogging.

    With the advent of social media promotions, some bloggers forget to focus on their SEO strategies. And then there is such a brouhaha when one of those social media platforms change their algorithm. Hah!

    I used to be one of them but now SEO is my #1 priority. Thanks for the detailed post.

    • Hi Mala,

      That is right, focusing on one platform is like putting all your eggs in one basket. SEO is however, I think a more stable form of traffic and a profitable source too because the users you get via search engines have an intent to learn, read or buy a product that is why they search for the said query on Google.

      I hope these on page SEO techniques help you get better search rankings. :)

  10. Thank you for this thorough information about SEO! I’m a newbie blogger and learning everything I can!

    • Hi Erika, I would say learning is the best form of growing. I hope these SEO tips help you boost your rankings and get a lot more traffic. :)

      I would suggest you to get a gravatar for you which will make your profile picture show up in any comment you post on any blog. Here is how to do it easily.

  11. This is the best information on on-page SEO I have found. Very shareable! Thank you for this comprehensive article.

    • I am so glad you liked it. Thank you for sharing it. :)

  12. As some who writes on SEO, I found so many useful tips here. Keeping this for future reference. Thanks.

  13. Thanks, this is a really useful and comprehensive guide to SEO!

  14. Wow! What a boat load of amazing information! This is an excellent guide to SEO! I learned a few things that I haven’t been doing, so I’ll definitely be implementing some of these tips. Excellent job!

  15. Satish Kumar Ithamsetty

    Hello Atish,

    It is a well-explained article on On-Page SEO Techniques with suitable examples.

    I learned few important points from your post.

    Impressive explanation of Dwell time.

    Thank you for useful sharing.


    Satish Kumar Ithamsetty

  16. Hey there
    first of all good content, Dwell time is one of the most important rankings factors.

    But you have forgotten to mention LSI Keywords, Social Signal and much more.

    • Hi Bitu,

      Glad you liked it. You can read about LSI keywords here. I guess you missed it. :)

      As far as I know, social signals come under off page SEO so I’ll craft another article covering that soon. :)


  17. very nice article about on page optimization

  18. Hi there,

    That was a nice little revision. Learned some new facts as well. Thanks :)

    Best Wishes,

  19. Hello Atish,

    Great shout here :)

    I always feel trouble to learn the on page SEO tactics. Something that bounce of my head every time.

    LSI is something I am learning here for the first time, never tried of it looking forward to grab it own my next post.
    All these tips are so helpful to making our blogs ranked well and get better SEO results.

    Thanks a lot for ringing the bell at the correct time.


  20. I could use this at my own website! Thanks for sharing some tips! Just the right timing!

  21. This is a great SEO guide! I’ve been trying really hard to work on my SEO for my blogs. Sometimes I get really confused about how to do it. I’m going to bookmark your post so I can refer back to it later. Thanks!

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