Felix Tarcomnicu Entrepreneur and Inbound marketer
I think content is becoming more and more important. In 2017, I recommend focusing most efforts on creating long, high quality and interactive content.
I’m not talking about lots of short articles. Those will get you nowhere. Your content has to be longer than the one of your competitors and provide much more value.
Make sure the content you publish it’s worth sharing on social media, but also link worthy. That will help you get backlinks and ultimately improve SEO.
Create quality backlinks ONLY from reputable sources. It’s important to understand that links from low quality directories or other such sites will only get your website penalized.
The harder it is to get a backlink, the more valuable it will be. Backlinks are still the most important metric for SEO, but their quality is what makes the difference between success and failure.
Be up to date with your SEO progress and never neglect the backlinks you are earning. It often happens that sites naturally earn bad links that can affect their rankings in search engines. To avoid such problems, check the backlinks your site is getting on a regular basis.
If you are getting bad links, disavow them before they influence your rankings negatively.