This question from today’s Ask an SEO is one of my favourites:
The very fact that you are asking it demonstrates that you have the correct frame of mind.
Even while we tend to gravitate toward certain aspects of SEO (such as the technical, on-page, or off-page aspects), depending on our interests or our level of knowledge with those aspects, we often are unable to concentrate on SEO one hundred percent of the time.
You will find greater success in search engine optimization (SEO) if you cultivate positive daily habits and get into a routine. The following are five pointers to help you get started.
Stay up to date on the most recent information on search and digital marketing.
Reading the most recent news about SEO is the first thing I do when I get up in the morning. You may maintain your awareness of the most recent developments in the search landscape in this manner.
You don’t want to be surprised by an algorithm update or any other change that might have an effect on your projects, therefore you shouldn’t put yourself in that position.
Even if there isn’t a significant new development to read about, there are still a lot of things that may be learned. People are ready to share their expertise, which is one of the factors that makes the search engine optimization (SEO) sector so amazing.
Make it a habit to read blogs that provide advice, tools, best practises, and other information that might assist you in enhancing your craft in many ways.
The following is a time-saving tip: Utilize an app that aggregates news to gather all recent stories into an one location. I get my daily dose of SEO content through Feedly, which I use and have set up specifically for that purpose. It is quite simple to navigate through the articles, read them, and store them.
Evaluate and Rank the Importance of Each Item on Your Task List
After you’ve gotten caught up on the most recent events, you should prepare yourself for success throughout the day.
Maintain a task list of some kind, whether it be on a digital platform for project management or on a good ol’ fashioned yellow pad.
Consider everything that has to be done today and organise your tasks in order of importance. This is something that I carry out on a daily basis.
It assists you in ensuring that key activities are completed, as well as ensuring that you are reaching your deadlines, which leads to the following habit.
Make sure you always meet your daily deadlines.
To this day, “Do what you say you are going to do” remains one of my favourite pieces of advice.
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You have an obligation to keep the deadline that you set for yourself, which was for you to finish the keyword research by Friday.
Although the delivery of results is of the utmost importance to customers, they must also have the impression that they can depend on you. Because they simply were unable to meet their deadlines, quite a few excellent SEO specialists have been unable to preserve their clientele or have been fired from their in-house jobs.
Determine what it is that will assist you in remaining organised. I keep a close eye on Asana throughout the day, making sure that everything is current and accurate.
Maintain Open Lines of Communication with Key Stakeholders
One of the factors that contributes to the difficulty of SEO work is the fact that customers, for the most part, are unable to really see it.
Until people begin to see results, the value of the job we perform will not be apparent to them.
For instance, if you correct broken links and put up redirects, the average customer won’t be able to grasp what you’ve done until you explain it to them. Unless you do, they won’t know what you’ve done.
Even though you could be putting in a lot of effort on a project, if you don’t communicate your progress to the customer, they can get the impression that you aren’t putting in the necessary effort.
Maintaining long-term relationships with customers requires consistent communication. If you work in-house, this will assist enhance your job security and position advancement opportunities.
Naturally, you also need to have success in your endeavours. However, you must exhibit openness and honesty.
In an ideal world, you should be in touch with your customers, your team, and your employers at least once or twice every week in order to keep them informed.
Establish Connections and Engage in Conversation with Other SEO Professionals.
Because members are so ready to share and provide assistance to one another, the SEO community is one of my favourites.
Take full advantage of the situation. Develop the routine of regularly contacting and communicating with other people who are also in the same profession as you.
If you are just getting started, you should focus on building your network on Twitter (as that is where the majority of SEO professionals congregate) and LinkedIn.
Search online for discussion boards and groups that you may join.
Don’t be hesitant to ask questions and on the flip side, don’t hesitate to assist others out, too.
This method of approaching each day has been successful for me, and I want the same for you.