In the past, when keyword stuffing directed to page one ranking, several people considered that it was the essential element of search engine optimization (SEO). While including keywords is crucial, SEO is not just about keywords and link building. Search engines reflect more than those things when it comes to ranking websites.
For website owners and marketers, user experience (UX) and SEO will always be inseparably connected to each other. Search engine optimization is about enhancing the quantity and quality of the website traffic by improving the visibility to its audience. User experience is someone’s overall experience – feelings, attitudes, thoughts, and emotions – utilizing a website while navigating through the web pages that are essential for positive marketing for your business.
Below are the methods you can integrate UX and SEO for better marketing results.
Connect your SEO and UX strategies
The first level in blending UX and SEO is ensuring that both of your UX and SEO strategies operate with each other rather than separate from each other. They should be designed with each other in mind. One of the principal objectives of your website should be to generate more leads and conversions. SEO and user experience both accomplish this goal, but they must work together.
Simplify site navigation
Website navigation is a significant factor when it comes to search engine ranking and user experience. Your home page should show smooth and transparent navigation. Navigation should be intuitive and natural; users should not have to think about where they have to go next. Users should be able to locate their way around your website without wondering which is the right link to click on. You also need to build a navigation and website structure that Google entirely understands.
Google analyses several factors when deciding whether your website is of high quality or not. A high-quality site is one where users like being there. If users have a great experience on your website, your ranking will increase. If users do not enjoy being on your website and instantly abandon it upon arrival, your bounce rate will rise, and your rank will drop.
Focus on UX designs that fit SEO principles
Developing your website from scratch without optimizing it for search engines is a grave error. Your website aids you to develop a lasting connection between you and your target audience. Your website also tells your audience how authoritative and trustworthy you are. Hence, you need to generate content that interests website visitors and search engines.
You can integrate SEO principles and UX designs by enhancing your header tags. Header tags allow search engines to know what your website is all about. Search engines identify the copy involved in the header tags as more valuable than the remainder of your copy. Your H1 (header 1) tag should include targeted keywords associated with the page title and content.
Improve your call to action (CTA)
A call to action (CTA) is a prompt on a site that requests a visitor to take a particular action. Usually, calls to action are written as commands or action phrases, such as ‘Subscribe now,’ which frequently take the form of buttons or hyperlinks. Each website requires to have a prominent call to action. You need to insert calls to action for your pages to achieve their conversion goals. Ensure that your calls to action clearly state what website visitors will get when they click the buttons or links.
When it comes to SEO, Google takes into consideration the user experience; therefore, you would want to ensure the user experience on your website is a memorable one. This unique blend of UX and SEO helps you to develop positive marketing results for your business.