Lim How Wei's SEO tips

A collection of SEO tips from the tweets of Lim How Wei. They are too good to be lost in a twitter feed. Enjoy!

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1. Use shorter URL slugs

2. Add questions from the "People also ask" section on Google into your article

3. The simplest way to find keyword ideas is to use the "Alphabet Soup" method

4. Break up your text to a maximum of one to two sentences per paragraph

5. Make sure to number your headers in chronological order

6. Long-form content does not automatically perform better than shorter content

7. Publish a TON of quality content

8. Low competition keywords don't need backlinks

9. Always do keyword research

10. Repurpose your highest-performing articles into a YouTube video

11. Don't focus too much on getting green scores on SEO plugins

12. Keep a list of keyword ideas

13. Ranking for a low-competition keyword on YouTube is easier than ranking on Google

14. Make sure to add your site in the Bing Webmaster Tools

15. Informational content tends to bring in the most traffic

16. Google Keyword Planner is a great tool to explore keywords

17. FIlter a keyword by location

18. Start with a wesbite

19. Average monthly searches

20. WordPress table of contents

21. Check the competition of a keyword

22. Featured snippets are a great way to increase your click-through rate

23. Answer the searcher's query in full

24. Label listicles with numbered headers

25. Featured snippet optimization for response posts

26. Tips to get the featured snippet on Google

27. Write 800 words if possible

28. Before targetting a keyword, search for it on Google

29. Estimate the traffic of a keyword

30. Keyword research is the most crucial step in SEO

31. Keyword research step #1

32. Keyword research step #2

33. Keyword research step #3

34. Get your site discovered

35. E-A-T (Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness)

36. Comprehensive About page

37. Explain clearly what your site is about

38. Make it easy to contact you

39. Limit ads and pop-ups

40. E-A-T for all niches

41. Poor grammar, spelling, and punctuation can negatively affect E-A-T

42. Yoast SEO Author Archives

43. Bad author archive vs. good author archive

44. Don't rely on keyword tools to tell the competition of a keyword

45. Too much fluff can negatively affect how well your content ranks

46. High comp vs low comp search results.

47. Domain extensions do not matter that much

48. How long does it take to rank on Google

49. Traffic potential for a single-niche site is limited

50. How to properly format your headers

51. What should I do if my blog post doesn't rank

52. Expect a 3-month sandbox perioed

53. Seach a website on SimilarWeb

54. Check rankings on

55. An alternative way to title a how-to article is to replace "How to" with a number

56. Have a flat architecture

57. Use image alt text

58. Try to focus on keywords in alt text

59. Use appropriate image file names

60. High-traffic blogs cover a myriad of topics—not just one

61. If you're running out of keyword ideas, you can use tools like keywordsheeter

62. Quora is an underrated way to find keyword ideas

63. You need BOTH quality and quantity

64. Breadcrumbs are an underrated way to improve user experience

65. Google added breadcrumbs to the search result pages

66. Adding breadcrumbs to your site allows Google to show them

67. Breadcrumbs for WordPress and Yoast

68. Articles based on statistics

69. Use "How to" for keyword ideas

70. Target keywords having more than 1k searches per month

71. Include an answer target in your article

72. Submit your sitemap to Google Search Console

73. Request indexing from Google Search Console

74. Resubmit your sitemap Google Search Console if needed

75. Experiment with short-form content

76. Some high "DA" sites are easy to outrank

77. Are your pages indexed on Google?

78. Publish evergreen content

79. Need more traffic to your site?

80. How to come up with content ideas in seconds?

81. Subscribe to the Google Search Central Blog

82. Publish an article every day

83. Find a problem you are facing

84. 3 simple ways to improve your WP site's speed

85. Target keywords that you can rank for

86. Join /r/JustStart

87. Never change your URLs

88. Link to sources with nofollow if keywords are similar

89. Add jump links to your articles

90. Use branded domain names

91. Fulfill the searcher's intent

92. How to detect low-competition keywords

93. Estimate traffic with "Keywords Everywhere" extension

94. Ask on /r/Blogging

95. Two articles with similar keywords