7 SEO Experiments to Test in 2020

7 SEO Experiments to Test in 2020 [Traffic Generation Quick Wins] || SEO isn't something that you learn once and it's good to go forever. Google makes over 3000 algorithm changes per year. That's a lot of changes. So if you're not continually testing, you're not going to do well and outrank your competitors.Today I'm going to share with you seven SEO experiments to test in 2020.

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The first test that I want you to try is to AB test your headlines.

You want to come up with a handful of different headlines and test them against each other. You can use tools like clickflow.com to do this. The reason this is important is, Google is all about user metrics.

If someone does a search for something, heck, if a thousand people do a search for the same term and everyone clicks on the second result instead of the first result, what does that tell Google? The second result is more relevant. It doesn't matter if the first result has better SEO or more back links, they do not care. It shows them that the second result is more relevant and that the second result should be ranking number one.

You can also do something in which you ask questions in your title tag. What is SEO? What is digital marketing? Questions tend to increase click throughs by over 10% according to Clickflow.

The second experiment I have for you to run is create separate headlines for social media and SEO.

Now in the first tip I talked about adjusting your headlines or your title tags, so you can increase your click through rate on Google and boost your rankings. But here's the thing. From everything that we found, what's loved by social media is the total opposite of what's loved by Google.

The third experiment I want you to run is to produce a lot less new content.

And what we found is when you update your old content, make it fresh, not just a few words here and there, but update it, really make it thorough, better, make sure the links aren't dead, everything that improves the user experience, we find that our traffic and our rankings continually gone up.

The fourth experiment that you should consider running is improving your time on site.

Google's all about user metrics, bounce rates, time on site, click through rates. All of these things can impact rankings.

Continually updating your content, making it longer, that should improve your time on site. Internal linking, getting people to go throughout your whole site, that helps.

The fifth test I have for you to run is load your HTML files from a CDN.

Everyone already knows that page speed is important to Google's rankings now. The fast your page loads, the higher you're going to rank. You optimize your mobile load speed, that's fine. You do that for desktop as well, that's great.

So with the CDN you can use things like CloudFlare to have them host your HTML files, so that way wherever people are visiting your site around the world, you can distribute to them faster, which should improve your rankings.

The sixth experiment I have for you is LSI and search intent.

Don't just focus on main keywords with the highest search volume. While this might drive a lot of top line traffic and you want to rank from, and even if you can, it takes a lot more time, a lot more effort, and a lot of those keywords don't convert into revenue.

The seventh experiment I have for you is double down on video content.

The reason I want you to double down on video is one, YouTube SEO is different than Google SEO in which when you rank, you tend to rank within the first 24-48 hours you upload the video. You don't even have to wait months.
Two, the audience in general, we want to consume content through video rather than texts now. Video's becoming much more popular.

I get way more people coming up to me that say, "Hey Neil, I see your video content over your text based contact," even though my text based content gets roughly three times more traffic than the video based content.

That's the power of videos. You need to keep pushing it out there. You need to keep creating it, and I recommend you create more video content than text-based content.

So start mixing that into your overall SEO strategy especially in 2020, and that should help you get more traffic.

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    20 Responses to 7 SEO Experiments to Test in 2020

    1. movieor film October 19, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

      great i like test in 2020

    2. Max Dai October 19, 2019 at 2:10 pm #

      Once upon a time, Neil Patel was my biggest motivation.

      • Lucy Mwangi October 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

        What happened?

      • techupdate tmz October 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

        sir, what happend now?

    3. Dynamic Ideas October 19, 2019 at 2:13 pm #

      Great content sir ,
      You are my idol

    4. SEOTools October 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

      Test, test and more text. Nobody knows what works and what doesn’t work. Niches are different, brands that sell the same products are different. Testing helps to understand what works best for you. In one episode of Marketing School Neil and Eric explained an interesting point from great entrepreneurs like Warren Buffet and Bill Gate. They invest two times more for things that work better than others. Prioritization is important. 

      Meta tags will always be the most important case. During our history people scan and skim headlines in order to find what they are interested more because we don’t have time to read everything. Many webmasters don’t pay attention to their headlines. It’s your chance. Using numbers, symbols, provoking words help to increase CTR and traffic. Even if you can’t get better rankings, traffic is more important. 

      Site speed is a ranking factor. CDN is a simple way to increase site speed on different regions. More interesting is that CDN doesn’t cost a lot.

    5. Aaditya Sharma October 19, 2019 at 2:27 pm #

      Hey Neil sir,
      I want you to fix the cpc on your ubersuggest it’s wrong in many cases

      • CHRIS PALMER SEO October 19, 2019 at 9:24 pm #

        @Clement Yo It’s a free tool ,FREE!

    6. Jaya Vishwakarma October 19, 2019 at 2:50 pm #

      Neil,
      Backlinko new post shows that Cloudflare cdn is poor in terms of performance. What do you think about this?

    7. Jaya Vishwakarma October 19, 2019 at 2:53 pm #

      Neil,
      Can we resubmit the indexed pages after updating it like its content on google webmasters?

    8. CHRIS PALMER SEO October 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm #

      **I was expecting something really powerful when I saw this title Neil** Your a top level SEO influencer I demand more! But I still respect you Neil

    9. Merrill S October 19, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

      Quick question regarding using different headlines for social and Google. Do you use the same content on a different page or does it link to the same page? If it links to the same page, how do you do that?

    10. Musclepapa John October 19, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

      Great info as always. Learn something every time. Google AI transcription of videos struck me along with the LSI and Time on Site priorities; One blog, but 90 updates per week….

    11. Od. Luis Marcano October 19, 2019 at 3:55 pm #

      I use cloudflare in my website! It´s very intuitive!

    12. Natures Magic October 19, 2019 at 5:07 pm #

      Really helpful tips Neil Thanks!

    13. Faiz Miskin October 19, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

      Hard for learn this SEO … make me tired, hope i will understand it.. btw thanks neil patel

    14. Studio IQ October 19, 2019 at 5:32 pm #

      Nice one, very informative. Thanks Neil Patel.

    15. Anupam Bhagat October 19, 2019 at 6:07 pm #

      Hello, Neil sir. Thanks, that’s really a brainstorming video. I always love watching your videos and learned so many things in SEO. I want to become as much stronger as you in creating Titles of a content. It inspires me a lot. Thanks again.

    16. Mishi M October 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm #

      I just never understood updating the old content. Is it like you have to add keywords and relevance, change the url and post it again? I mean what do I have to do?

    17. John Chvatal October 19, 2019 at 8:44 pm #

      Hey Neil, I am going to be starting a weekly podcast with episodes between 5-10 minutes. I am planning on using a transcription service and posting the transcript along with the audio in a blog post on my website. Since this podcast will be solo, I intend to create bullet points that I want to hit during the podcast. I am hoping I can use these as subheadings in the blog post.

      What do you think of editing the transcript so it is more polished and reads more like a blog post? Or should I leave the transcript more raw?

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