Unique Content is the first step of mine as it increases the chance of getting indexed quickly.
writing or posying valuable comment
Do you mean like comments on other people's blog posts or comments on a forum with signature line attached?
That's off page SEO right?
My first step is keywords research and then according to these keywords write contents and title for the site
Of course, writing great content is key to a successful site but don't you need the right keywords to target in your articles? Don't you need a basis on your page like a good menu system, meta information, etc? Doesn't all that come first? Or, do you really just start writing articles first? Everyone has their own technique. And, not that there is a wrong way to SEO (assuming white hat practices). So, it's nice to see what others are doing differently.
The first Step to SEO is Keyword Research,keywords write contents and title for the site.
Exactly Beverly, the first step to good SEO is always making a good keyword research, followed by On Page Optimization of the website or blog, proper use of meta, heading tags, alt tags, etc
Followed by a certain plan to do off page seo with some prior plan to follow the steps within the stipulated time and then go for actual implementation of the Off Page SEO, of Directory submission, article marketing etc.
Maybe a prequel step to keyword research would be to search Google and see how many other sites are your same niche/topic. This is not directly related to on page or off page SEO but it does help you know how many competitors you have. That will give you an idea of what your chances are when competing for those keywords. Most times, I won't even attempt to start a site in an overly saturated keyword niche market, just too much work involved to rank (even for long tail keywords).
I didn't say keyword research is related to on page optimization, rather it is the first step which is used not just to find appropriate keyword to be targeted for your site, but also looking around for the competition of the keyword in your niche and the number of websites using the keyword, I always prefer to start with long tail low competitive keywords that makes it bit easy to rank higher than to switch to the competitive keywords, what do you prefer???
Content is king. You need to have good quality content that has not been published anywhere else.
The 1st thing is making sure your On Page SEO is done right with proper use your keywords in the Title Tags and Meta Description. Then proper use (not over use) of the H Tags. Without this any other SEO effort you do will be for nothing
H tags? To be honest, I rarely use one on my blog. How much difference does it make when using <B> or <STRONG> tags?
You don't absolutely have to use them but you should, the do help a lot.
Then, what is "good quality content" to you? How can you describe a content that is of "good quality"?
Content that gets to the point and does not have a lot of fluff in it. Content that is easy to read and understand.
Google search bots can't really tell what is fluff, so long as it contains words related to the general theme of the article. So in this situation, the longer an article is, the better.
Yes that is true but I was thinking in lines of the visitors that you have. If you have a lot of fluff on your page, then the visitors may not return or you may have a high bounce rate.
I don't think the length of an article really matters. All it need to be quality rich.
The longer the article, the less people gonna read the whole thing. Well, you can put that on my preferences.
I prefer articles to be short and direct to the point, rather than a long and repetitive post. f you have something related to that post that you wanted to add, better put it on a different post for further reading.
Of course, there are exceptions on this, like reviews and such.
From the reader's point of view, shorter posts might be more favored . I've just found longer posts work better for SEO on page optimization. Maybe there is a happy middle ground that can be achieved with article length that will satisfy Google and readers alike.
But I do noticed that as article gets longer, less Google ads show on my site.
The 5-link ads end up as 1-link or 2-link ads...
As much as possible, I try my posts to have a maximum of 5 paragraphs. But we can't always do that as there are articles that needed more explanation than that. But as I have observed, less ads.
Another thing is, posts which include "survival" or "death" sometimes get less ads.
For me first step is to decide on topic ! Most of the cases we decide on topic and after some time we loose interest on it and then we start neglecting that site. So, I would suggest everyone to choose a topic which can interest them for long time.
As per the my view Keyword research is the first step in SEO because we required the Keyword for website promotion.
Maybe those keywords are targeted less by advertisers. Is that a possibility?
Actually five paragraphs is a nice length. When you said short post, I thought you meant like a few lines or even one paragraph as I have seen blog posts that short. And to me, those blog posts are tricky cause they can come across as keyword stuffed if you choose to target specific keywords when writing.
That's a possibility.
I don't really like posting blog post that only have a single paragraph. I just felt that it's too short. But there are times that I can't help it and just post what I know about the topic.
Also short posts are boring to me as they don't really provide enough information on the subject to really learn anything.
But sometimes, you can't post more than a paragraph. In that situation, you do the best you can.
Keyword research first, find good/less competitive keywords first, then register the domain name which is related to the keywords.