A lot of people attempt to increase traffic to their sites with SEO. And there are a ton of great and useful tips out there to make it possible. However, which one should you start with first? You need to pick and choose carefully, or else you'll be spinning your wheels and leading to wasted effort and productivity.
According to Cyrus Shepard on Moz, he shares his number one best SEO tip, which is probably where you should begin first:
Here’s the tip: Optimize for how users are actually using the page — as opposed to how you optimized the page ahead of time — and you’ll see significantly better traffic.
Once you begin receiving traffic from search engines, you have an incredible amount of data regarding real search visits. If your page receives any traffic at all, Google has already guessed what your content is about — right or wrong — and is sending some traffic to you. In all reality, there is a gap between the traffic you thought you were optimizing for when you created the page, and the traffic you are actually getting.
Haven't started re-optimizing the page after users started coming in? It's time to start now. Google will reward you with a lot more traffic for sure.