How To Instantly Boost Your SEO Health

I boosted the Ahrefs SEO health score on from an 80% (Jan 26) to an 98% (Feb 2).

Here’s the best part: it only took me 20 minutes, and it doesn’t require any special skills or SEO knowledge.

To quickly improve the site health score, I added meta descriptions to each post, added alt text to images, adjusted <h1> tags, and shortened post and page titles to 50-60 characters.

Ahrefs’ site audit will tell you exactly what you need to do to optimize your site, and how to do it – it doesn’t take an SEO guru or digital marketing expert to fix these errors.

In fact, most changes take only a few minutes and require only basic comprehension, but will greatly increase your site’s performance.

These simple optimizations do two things to boost your SEO:
  1. They make your content more appealing and more accessible for readers.
  2. They allow search engines to index your pages, so they show up more often (and higher) in search when users look up relevant terms.

Contrary to popular belief, adding meta descriptions won’t directly change your ranking in search.
But they are still important, since they play a critical role in grabbing your readers’ interest, which will drive traffic and therefore increase your rank.

You want to impress your viewers, not appeal to robots.

You can use Ahrefs’ site audit to make changes on your own site and quickly watch your score grow, too.  Yes, the number improves – but more importantly, user experience improves at the same time.

It may seem like magic, but it isn’t.  It’s a repeatable process that anyone can learn and implement on almost any site.

For example, currently has a score of 87%.  We will improve its health score this week as we implement similar optimizations.

Give these simple SEO optimizations a try on your site.  Comment your Ahrefs score before and after making these changes!

Dennis Yu

About the Author

Dennis Yu
Dennis Yu is on a mission to create a million jobs.

He is the host of the CoachYu show, a digital marketing certification program that partners together with industry professionals just like doctors, engineers, and teachers where people can get trained and have a job at the same time.

He has been building brands and teaching marketing for over 13 years.

Specializes in helping young adults to grow into the leaders of tomorrow, by confidently developing their marketing skills through training programs and seminars with enterprise clients like The Golden State Warriors, Nike, and Rosetta Stone.

He developed the Technology Partner for Digital Marketing Agencies and Personal Brands. A RevShare Partnership Program that enables growing companies to stay competitive.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of partners such as DigitalMarketer, Social Media Examiner, Fiverr, GoDaddy, Keap, OmniConvert,, Tom Ferry, Barry Habib, and others who believe in training up millions of digital marketing professionals.

Dennis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, CNN, CBS Evening News and co-authored “Facebook Nation” – a textbook taught in over 700 colleges and universities.

Dennis is an internationally acclaimed speaker in Facebook Marketing who has spoken countless times in 17 countries, spanning five continents including keynote events at L2E, PubCon, Digital Agency Expo, Marketo Summit, and B2C Growth & Innovation Virtual Summit.

Besides being a data and ad connoisseur, Dennis enjoys eating spicy buffalo wings or might just spot him playing Ultimate Frisbee under the sun.

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