When you are first begin to blog, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be a little overwhelming. MLM Blog Training offers some basic SEO tips for your blog post. With a little effort in following some simple steps you can make a big difference in how your post ranks in the search engines.
Understand this does not mean that you will shoot to the first page of the search engines overnight. Rarely is it that easy to get on the first page of Google. But, if you follow the basic SEO tips for your blog post below you will make progress.
Some of the tips below are more important than others but I’d encourage you to strive to accomplish as many as possible. Remember, do not sacrifice readability for search engine optimization. To build a relationship and trust with your audience your posts need to come across naturally….as if you were having a conversation or sharing information with someone.
Basic SEO Tips For Your Blog Post
Before you write your blog post, while you are writing it and after you have published it there are some basic SEO Tips that will help you with your page ranking.
Before you write your post you will want to do the keyword research if you are striving for a good page rank. Use the keyword research tools to focus on keywords with relevancy, good traffic, low competitive and strong commerciality. There are a number of free keyword research tools but my favorite is Market Samurai. You want to have only one keyword or keyword phrase per post.
The Blog Primary Keyword Or Keyword Phrase
The primary keyword or keyword phrase for your blog should be on every web page. You can accomplish this by adding the keyword or keyword phrase to the tagline in the settings, within an optimization plugin or within the theme if that option is provided.
Keyword Or Keyword Phrase In The URL For The Blog Post
The most important thing you can do is use the keyword or keyword phrase in the headline and title tags – it will then be in the URL for the page or post.
The permalink should contain the keyword or keyword phrase. MLM Blog Training recommends you set the permalink as /%postname%/ OR /%category%/%postname%/.
Keyword Rich Content
The content in your post should provide value to your reader while at the same time it needs to be keyword rich. Don’t stuff the content with keywords but do use the keyword throughout the post. In addition, some other guidelines are:
- Use one keyword or keyword phrase in each page or post.
- Use Keyword or Keyword Phrase in H1, H2 and or H3 headlines (for sure H1).
- Use Keyword or Keyword Phrase in Meta Tag Description.
- Keyword or Keyword Phrase should be at least once in bold, underline, italicized.
- The keyword should be near the beginning of the post and again near the end.
One Image Per Post
There should be at least one image in each post. The image should be optimized by using the keyword phrase in the file name, title and alt title. The search engines like images.
Length of Post
Posts are usually 500 to 700 words in length but should rarely be less than 250 words or over 1000 words.
Inbound links are an important factor in your SEO strategy. You can accomplish this by:
- Posting to Twitter
- Posting to public Facebook
- Posting to public Google Plus
- Write an insightful comment that links back from 2 related topic blog posts in forums in your niche for each post that you write.
Use your keyword or keyword phrase for the post as the anchor text when you link to another relevant blog or site that is in your niche or that would be of value to the readers in your niche.
Internal links are about linking to other pages, posts, categories within your own blog. Internal links can also be links to the categories in your sidebar, links to your pages in your navigation bar and links to similar posts.
MLM Blog Training recommends Google XML Sitemap. This is a free plugin. Install this plugin, activate and set up.
There are other things you can do to optimize your posts. But, if you follow the basic SEO Tips for your blog post that are outlined above you will be so far ahead of so many others building a business online. For SEO Tips For Your Blog: click here
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