SEO itself is a set of different techniques that help us to achieve good rankings on the search engine results pages (SERPs). However, these techniques are further divided into two types, which are on-page SEO and off-page SEO.
As the names suggest, on-page SEO techniques deal with all the factors on your website that can help to make it SEO friendly and are always in your control somehow. Some on-page SEO elements are changing of your website title, creating friendly permalinks, renaming of your website images, etc.
On the other hand, off-Page SEO techniques are external methods of promoting your website. Off-page SEO mainly are links building in which you build reputation links pointing to your website. Some of these factors might be in control of the website owners, while others are completely out of control. The aim of off-page SEO is to create a positive reputation of your website with the help of other websites linking back to your website.
So, What’s Most Important?
Obviously, a combination of on-page and off-page SEO techniques is actually effective. However, if you can put a hold on your website’s off-page SEO in the beginning that might not have that bad of an effect on your website but put-on hold or not working on on-Page SEO techniques is not at all a good idea. Therefore, your first priority should be on-page SEO, which should commence along with the design or development of the site. Once you’re done with basic on-page SEO you may then move to basic off-page SEO and then to more advanced techniques.
This article points out when you should start SEO on your website and if you follow the given suggestions, you’ll have a nicely SEO friendly website right from the launch.