The internet is a vast source of distraction. As an SEO professional, you presumably spend all your working time in front of the internet. It is quite likely that you end up wasting your time doing non-productive work which would be better spent doing SEO. There are a lot of browser extensions and addons which will help you to boost productivity.
Here are our Top 8 tips to increase your productivity as an SEO professional:
1. Stay focused:
Stay focused allows you to block certain sites which interfere with your work productivity. You can set the amount of time you can spend on these sites each day. It is extremely difficult to change the settings once you have installed, so you are not likely to go back to your former habits.
2. Quick Login for Google accounts:
This saves a ton of time because it allows you to switch between several Google accounts without remembering your password.
WriteMonkey is a word-processor which will help you compose your blog posts and other documents quickly.
SEO’s spend time keeping up with industry news. This is good. But it can also be a time killer as it can take your attention away from more pressing tasks. Pocket is a tool which comes in very handy in this situation. You can store all your documents in Pocket and read them at a later time.
Use timers to build your concentration. Start off by setting the timer at 30 minutes and do not let your focus waver for those 30 minutes. Then allow yourself to take a short break. Then return to work and do the same.
6. Limit your email time:
Another great way to save time is to limit the amount of time you spend checking your email. You may want to limit checking your email to three times a day—once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening. This way you can devote larger chunks of time to more important tasks.
You might benefit from changing your sleep schedule a bit. If you get up a bit early and work a little and then you go back to sleep before you begin your normal work day, then you will be less stressed out during the day.
8. Want it bad enough:
Ultimately if you find yourself being unproductive, then perhaps you should question your relationship with your job and your career. You can improve your productivity only if you want to, only if you will gain something out of increasing it and that gain matters to you. The gain could be a raise, great feedback from your boss and your client. If you regularly find yourself procrastinating, then you should think about whether you really like your job and if you might be better suited to some other profession.
If you follow these tips, you will become more productive at Search Engine Optimisation.