For many web managers, SEO can be an intimidating topic. Perhaps the algorithms seem too vague or you aren't sure where to start with quality content that will rank well in searches. Either way, you may be happy to know that there are some simple ways you can improve your site's SEO without learning all the latest trends in search engine optimization. 

Focus On Quality Content

When SEO first became a buzzword, most people focused on keyword stuffing. This involved getting the perfect number of keyword variations peppered throughout your content, and it caused a lot of poor quality, difficult to read content that ranked well. But times have changed and SEO has evolved. Most search engines now use some form of Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI). This means that search engines can tell what your content is about even if you don't use exact keywords. This allows you to create quality content that is useful to your customers and easy to read while ranking well. 

Make Use of Headings and Metadata

Adding headings and metadata is easy in most modern content management systems. It's important to use these because they carry more weight than paragraph-level text within your content. Well-crafted titles and headings and targeted metadata can improve the SEO for a piece of content even if the body of the content remains the same. 

Make SEO One Aspect of Your Overall Site

Search engines rank sites based on their overall usefulness as well as the relevance of their content. This means your site will fare better if it is optimized for mobile use and loads quickly. If people find your overall design confusing and bounce quickly from your site, it will start to fall in the rankings. Because of this, it's important to consider SEO as just one aspect of an overall site.

Hire Professionals You Trust

While there are many easy things you can do to improve your search engine rankings, SEO is its own field for a reason. If you are in an especially competitive field, SEO can get complicated and every improvement can improve your positioning with clients. Sometimes it's important to know when to let professionals take over. Hiring a team you trust to assess your website, help you choose keywords, and create content for your site can save you time and earn you money. Depending on the size and scope of your project, hiring a professional SEO team may be a better option than learning it yourself.