Content marketing is strategically distributing quality content to locate the targeted audience. SEO is the most important strategy to gain higher search visibility.

SEO is your trusted and reliable marketing channel to focus your energy, resources, and time.

From time to time, the world of search engine optimization revolves around different algorithm changes, as we’ve seen in search marketing services providers like Google and Bing etc.

In the world of SEO, what is considered legal and best practices today may become obsolete or a crime in the coming month.

This calls for regularly updating your SEO techniques, knowledge, information, and practices as a search marketer who strives to stay ahead of the game doing white hat SEO techniques.

The study shown at kenshoo – infographics – reveals that search is the starting point for most people who booked travel tickets.

According to another research conducted by BrightEdge.

They discover that organic traffic is the largest traffic channel that drives the highest revenue and traffic for almost every industry in online businesses.

bright edge case study

So, what do all these data mean to you as a content marketer that leverages increasing the flow of organic traffic growth to maximize conversion and increase revenue?

There are many moving parts to SEO techniques that really work according to the constant changes in algorithm updates. The following are the most suggested latest SEO techniques every SEO should focus on.

5 SEO Techniques in 2023

These five SEO techniques can help you achieve a higher SERP ranking, drive more organic traffic, generate more leads, and increase sales.

1. User’s Search Intent

Digging into keyword research tools to find profitable niche keywords is insufficient data to advance today’s SEO and content marketing strategy.

You have to get into the minds of your customers and think like them. Put yourself in their position.

For instance, your approach to “how to satisfy a woman in bed” should vary depending on who is asking the question.

The tone and manner of your approach to the subject would likely be different when a 65-year-old is asking this question.

Compared to when you talked about it with a 20-year-old male adult. Understanding your readers’ intent is the beginning of a well-SEO-optimized page.

If you can read your customers’ minds based on their keywords input into search boxes.

What exactly do they want to discover from filling in such search terms in the search box? You will certainly develop content that solves their problems, needs or wants.

2. Mobile Not an Option

With the steady rise in mobile technology, different screen resolutions, and massively 56% of all website traffic to the leading US websites.

It is now glaring more than ever how important mobile-friendly web pages are to your website users.

On February 26th, 2015, Google announced they are now updating its search algorithm to start ranking web pages according to mobile-friendliness.

mobile optimized website

“Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact on our search results.

Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high-quality search results that are optimized for their devices.”

For now, it is uncertain whether a page that is not mobile-friendly will also lose its ranking among its desktop users. But I think this should be far from coming to reality.

A non-mobile-friendly page shouldn’t affect its desktop ranking. It should only affect its mobile organic traffic.

And one more thing about this mobile algorithm update – it is said to be on a page-by-page basis.

This means even if your homepage tested “Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly“, your inner pages might not be as well mobile-friendly to users.

And there are no grades for mobile-friendly pages – either your page is mobile-friendly or not mobile-friendly. 

You should also check to see if other important pages on your blog are mobile-friendly.

Installing a responsive theme is a good place to start making sure your web pages are mobile-friendly. A theme that easily adapts to any device your blog is viewed in.

This way, you don’t have to worry about whether your pages are mobile-friendly or not. However, this may not work well for all blog sizes, designs, and customers.

Before you go all out spending money on making your web pages mobile-friendly, check out what percentage of your current visitors use mobile devices to visit your blog.

And what type of device and OS do your visitors use mostly – tablet, iPad, iPhone, Windows, Android, etc?

This will come in handy when it’s time to make an informed decision on how to make sure your web pages are all mobile-friendly.

3. User Behavior – CTR

This shouldn’t be new to you. Except you’re just getting started in the world of search engine optimization.

User behaviour has been one of the more than 200 ranking signals used by Google to determine the relevancy and quality of a page to the user’s queries.

But as of recently, Bing has followed in that direction too.

This means your pages should provide all the necessary answers to the subject you’re talking about. Otherwise, lower CTR and bounce rate may, in the very nearest future, affect your ranking signal.

When a user clicks through to your web page from SERP and immediately hits the back button on her browser to click on another link from the search listings.

This activity sends a negative SEO signal to search engines that your information does not meet the user’s expectations.

If you find yourself unable to get traffic from Google – despite ranking well – it might be worth experimenting with Google Ads to supplement your SEO.

4. Marry Content with the Best SEO Techniques

When Google Panda rolled out in February of 2011, its primary targets were low-quality content sites offering users no meaningful benefits or value.

google panda

Google clearly crackdown on tiny low-content blogs and gave higher priority to sites that produce highly in-depth useful content for its users.

But this action in itself pushes many content marketers to ignore the technical side of content optimization. And to give it the exposure it deserves in search engines.

Great SEO Techniques and quality content must work together to give the maximum results and exposure the content deserves. Working white hat SEO techniques are as good as the value you’re providing your blog readers.

Write for humans, but never ignore the technical side of creative content.

This will provide the important SEO elements needed to reach wider and more targeted customers.

5. Target Users at Different Stages

This is where thinking like you’re the customer or searcher greatly comes into play. When people type in their queries into the search box, they want to achieve one specific task.

Either they want to discover something, want to learn more about it or decide on what next to do with it. You have to make sure your copy meets one of these users’ intents.

user intent

Consider what they expect to meet on the page when they arrive at your website.

Once you understand this, you can present your visitors with the right useful information.

When a user types into the “best link-building SEO tool” search box, He definitely, at this stage, does not know what. He is on the search for which to choose.

But when a search query like this is typed into the search box. “Pros and cons of link-assistant SEO tool” or “link-assistant SEO tool review“, “review of link-assistant SEO tool”.

Then such a user expects not just the pros and cons of the SEO tool but also case studies.

Your personal experience with the use of the SEO tool.

At this stage, he hasn’t made his buying decision.

Based on the information he gathered, he could decide to learn more about the SEO tool or search for other link-building SEO products.

When a query like this is typed into the search box “Link-assistant promo code“, “get link-assistant SEO tool”. Such a user had decided to buy.

He is actually looking for a means to afford it at a cheaper rate.

But when a search query like this is typed into the search engine, “how to use link-assistant to build quality links”.

Your vast experience as an SEO link-building guru must be called into action here.

You must demonstrate to the users how to get around things technically here. Graphs, videos, case studies, images, data, facts, figures, etc…

All these will help communicate your message better to the user.

To produce better content, You must understand the user’s intent at different stages of the buying circle.

Far from it, this list is just a scratch on the surface of what the best SEO techniques are…your contributions are welcome.

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  1. The title “Marry Content Creativity with Best SEO Techniques.” is really a real-time phrase,successful seo comes with best content only.

  2. Hey Shamsudeen,

    SEO plays an important role in the website growth. I like your idea of knowing the customers’ mind. Keyword research isn’t enough.

    Providing something new is always recommended because people want something new. Even the search engine likes that.

    It’s important to have the knowledge about Google Panda and other tools.
    Great post.

    1. Hi Ravi,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      I agree with you on that, we’ve move beyond just keyword research…now, is equally important to know and understand the seekers intension.

      Thanks Ravi, nice having you here.

  3. Awesome post, point 4 get me wondering, indept post is good for seo but many people don’t have the time to read lengthy post online, all they do is concentrate on exactly what they are looking for. And if your post doesn’t leading them to what they want, they are off.

    My question is, does it worth it? A 300 word post that give users what they want or 1000 word poat that explains the same thing.

    “target users in different stage”
    I’ll definitely start implementing this.

    1. Hi Udeme,

      Don’t focus on word count, your duty is to cover the subject in full.

      Whatever word count it takes to cover the subject in full is what the user needs to get adequate solution to his/her problems.

      Hope this help?

      Thanks for your input.

  4. Search engine is the most cost effective way of generating traffic. Iit’s like employing Google as salespeople. From time to time, they dig out your content to audience who matter to you if they think you deserve it.

  5. author comments krewjordan says:

    SEO plays a key role in increasing the traffic of a website. A good SEO work will definitely increase the traffic of the website. Reading the post has given some useful information about increasing traffic Surely I will love to implement these tips and I hope I get better results Thanks in ton.

  6. Nice content. This is an eye-opener to SEO techniques.

  7. author comments Daniel Nicholas says:

    Getting initiated into the world of SEO isn’t as easy as one might assume, but the benefit can’t be overemphasized.

    I expected much content on this particular topic from “cybernaira” to digress more deeper in pointing out technical SEO practices.

    Nigerians are really getting more involved in SEO and it’s a good thing to the country’s blogosphere.

    You’ve got a resourceful post here though. Thanks for sharing.

    Daniel Nicholas

    1. Hi Daniel,

      Thanks for visiting. Glad you find this place resourceful for SEO learning.

      Looking forward to read more insightful comments from you.


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