I am building my first blog that will provide quality information about a specific niche ( make up, fashion etc. haven't decided yet ). I am intending for it to be as high on the google page as possible, but am a SEO noob. Obviously, I know quality content is the most important part of SEO, but it must be helped by proper SEO so I am trying to get some help in starting up -
- Does it make much of a difference if I code my site in HTML5 in terms of SEO [ use of < article >, < header > tags ] ?
- Can I do my site in 2 languages ? Does it hurt SEO ?
- I have heard SEO directories are the way to go in terms of improving SEO but how should I approach this ? Should I use a tool for submitting to dirs or should I do it manually ?
Any help is appreciated.