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Slideshare search engine optimization (SEO) tips

Slideshare has emerged an important channel for ranking documents among top results in Search Engine
Within few days of uploading the slides/ documents on Slideshare can appear in search results. The deck contains details about leveraging slideshare to rank high in search engine

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Slideshare search engine optimization (SEO) tips

  1. 1. Slideshare Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips Gaurav Kakkar (HCL Technologies) @gkakkar82
  2. 2. Leveraging Slideshare for SEO • Slideshare has emerged an important channel for ranking documents among top results in Search Engine • Within few days of uploading the slides/ documents on Slideshare can appear in search results
  3. 3. Steps for Slideshare SEO Optimization SlideShare Document Optimize Document Title Optimize document Content Tag the Document Leverage Social Sharing Embed Document on Blogs Use Long Tail Keywords Transcript the Document
  4. 4. Optimize Document Title Optimize document Content Optimize the document title and content: The most important factor which contributes to ranking of document is title of the document. The title of the document is represented in the url of the document which is uploaded. Google and other search engine give high weight age to the URL. Getting ideas of keywords to be used in the document: You can use Google keywords planner (http://www.google.com/sktool ) to find out the relevant keywords which can used in the title of the document Step 1 & 2: Title SEO Optimization (1/2)
  5. 5. Step 1 & 2: Title SEO Optimization (2/2) Optimize Document Title Optimize Document Content For example: I recently presented at change management conference at Orlando and thought of uploading the same deck for the people who could not attend my session. I looked for relevant keywords and found out that “Cloud Change Management” as long tail keyword and optimized the document for that
  6. 6. Step 3: Long tail Keywords Use Long Tail Keywords Use Long tail keywords: Long-tail keywords are longer and more specific keyword phrases that visitors are more likely to use when they’re closer to a point-of-purchase. Try to use long tail keywords in the title. About 70% of search queries which Google receives contains more than three keywords and moreover. Long tail keywords have better conversion rates. These keywords should also be used in the content of the document. Do not force fit the keyword, the flow should be natural
  7. 7. Step 4: Transcript the document Transcript the Document Transcript the document: In order to enable crawling of the document by search engine, it is very important to transcript the document. Slideshare contains automatically transcripts the word , pdf, ppt but infographics and picture content should be transcript.
  8. 8. Step 5: Tag the document Tag the document Tag the document: Slideshare allows you to use 20 tags for the document. It is sometime difficult to find out the relevant tag but do not worry, Google keyword planner is the best option which will give you the ideas to tag the document. be natural
  9. 9. Step 6 : Embed document on blog Embed the Document Embed the document: Slideshare provides an important feature of hosting the document on any web property. It can be blog, website etc. Even LinkedIn profiles allows you to embed the Slideshare document. The benefits is that it helps in promoting the document and thus improves the ranking
  10. 10. Step 7 : Leverage Social Sharing Leverage Social Sharing Leverage social sharing: It is very important to promote the document among the groups on social media channel where it can receive good engagement in terms of number of clicks , downloads and share. Search engine counts the engagement received in ranking the document. Slideshare itself allows users to tweet, share the document on Facebook or LinkedIn
  11. 11. Thanks! Contact at @gkakkar82

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