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Search engine optimisation is a key factor which determines how much traffic a website will get. For How to Get Clicks on Organic Search Resultsexample, the websites I own get around 80-90% of all their traffic from search engines alone! It really is important to make sure a website is set up with SEO in mind and articles are of high quality in order to get ranked highly on search engines such as Google. However, it is one thing getting an article and a website ranked highly on search engine results and it is a completely different thing getting clicks from organic search results – you could rank no.1 but if web users don’t see your link as useful to them, they will simply move to the next result below yours. With this in mind, here are a few ways you can make sure you get lots of clicks on organic search results.



Title, Description and URL

The three areas which will predominately affect the organic CTR of your articles (apart from the content itself) are the three elements which the web user will see on search engine results: the title, description and URL.


Optimising the Title

The title is the key area of your organic search snippet which will be seen and read first. The title can be optimised with the following key tips:

  • Try to add emotion – for example, you could have a title such as ‘3 Tips When Travelling Abroad’ or ‘3 Trustworthy Tips When Travelling Abroad’. By invoking some sort of personality trait within the title itself will help make the title more clickable to the web user.
  • Include a number – if you have structured your article correctly for SEO, you should always be able to get the title into a format such as ‘ [number] ways to _____’ and so on. This is an extremely effective title format to use since it tells web users exactly what the content of the webpage is and prepares them for the length of it too (and how much information the article holds).
  • Don’t have it too long – Google and other search engines automatically snippet the title from fully appearing. Therefore, make sure you always have a title that is not too short that it does not have enough information about the article and not too long that it gets cut on organic search results.


Optimising the Description

The description for search results should really not be self generated by search engines as it does not always produce the best SEO to rank the highest on search engine results. For this reason, always try to use a meta description with every article. In order to optimise a meta description, it should summarise the full article without repeating the title and display a little more information too to entice the web user further.


Optimising the URL

It is common for the URL, much like the description, to be self generated. However, to truly make sure the article is as well search engine optimised as possible, you can adjust the URL to be whatever you want. For good SEO, it is generally a good thing to include the title as the URL without any conjunction words to save characters or reword the title in the URL.

Will created Ask Will Online back in 2010 to help students revise and bloggers make money developing himself into an expert in PPC, blogging SEO, and online marketing. He now runs others websites such as Poem Analysis, Book Analysis, and Ocean Info. You can follow him @willGreeny.

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