SEO optimization

SEO Optimization in 2014 and Beyond [Infographic]

In the early days of the internet, SEO optimization was easy.

  • Pick out the keyword you want to rank.
  • Pump out content with your keyword laced generously throughout your page, including in your title and meta tags.
  • Add in a few backlinks.

Chances were good that your content would rank! Then the search engines got smart.

In 2014 and beyond, content marketing is becoming the backbone of SEO. What’s the difference from old school SEO versus SEO optimization 2014+ style?

Below, we’re sharing an infographic done by QuickSprout. It’s a look the strategies that used to define SEO and those you need to use today in order to drive organic search rankings and avoid future search engine penalties.

seo optimization in 2014 versus old school

Key Takeaways

Make sure that content marketing is the backbone of your SEO strategy:

  • You must make sure your content is valuable, easy to read, and focused on topics your users care about.
  • Long-tail keywords will usually result in better engagement.
  • Avoid spammy backlinks. Seek out only high-quality, natural link opportunities.

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