SEO is a vital part of a blogs backbone. Beginners often tend to wonder the STEPS that they need to take right away to COMPLETE out their entire search engine optimization process. I take this opportunity to list out all those vital SEO tips that you must apply to your blog in order to expect any traffic as a result of consistent posting, that you would do on your blog.
What You Could Expect Once You're Done With This?If you implement these SEO techniques on your blog right away, you could start expecting traffic from search engines with in months or even before. The purpose of search engine optimization is to make your articles search engine friendly so that they would index your content, as you really wish.
Other wise, at the end of year with out these steps, you would find you're self wasting your entire time in writing great articles. This is one of the greatest ways to reach out to the world with the help of search engines. And for that you got to make your site juicy for the search engines bots.
SEO Vital Step #1 Taking Care Of Meta Tags
You cant just get traffic from search engines without preparing your meta tags. These tags basically give out detail about your blog and its content in specific to the search engines.
The main tags that you need to use are:
- Title tags
- Keywords tags
- Description tags
For Blogger Users:
Add This Code For Displaying Your Blog Title Properly.
(Go to Edit HTML and add these codes under <head> tags)
<!--START Page Title Configuartion-->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "index"'>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title>
<!--END Page Title Configuartion-->
Add This Code For Configuring Meta Tags
<!--START META tags-->
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<meta content='YOUR BLOG DESCRIPTION' name='description'/>
<meta content='YOUR BLOG KEYWORDS' name='keywords'/>
<!--END START META tags-->
That's all in terms of adding meta tags and title tags properly for your blog. Now search engine can easily index your blog in their search results and can find your articles easily. Now the more frequently you would write (may be daily) so Google bots would come by your blog and get your latest content into SERP.
SEO Vital Step #2 Use Keywords In Your First Paragraph (if not in the entire post)
Google often pays attention to the first paragraph. But these strategies are waving of with time as Google bots are getting smarter and you would often see sentences being indexed from within the entire content. But still using main keywords in the first paragraph really works well.
Say you writing a post on "white dogs cleanup techniques." Now make up your sentences that seem appropriate for readers too but also for search engines. Like using "white", "cleanup", "dogs" and most of these main keywords for which people can search in Google, can be used.
But again, make sure that you content quality in terms a good read of readers is not hurt. Your first priority would be readers. Write for people and search engines would be happy with your blog too.
SEO Vital Step #3 Interlink Your Articles
Search engines really love indexing and giving high rank to those articles that are interlinked well. Say you write 2 articles. One is linked with 5-6 of your previous articles but other not even to a single one. So the chance of the one with more links will better play in search engines.
Why? Because the page rank that your main domain would get, could then better flow towards each of your linked articles. Think of these links are roads between cities (your articles). If there are no roads, than page rank could not access the next article. So its hell important in terms of getting traffic from your all articles through search engines.
SEO Vital Step #4 Nofollow Out Going links
Say your write an article where you need to link it to Facebook or YouTube etc. So always make sure that you tag those links with Nofollow.
How? Use the nofollow tag as shown below:
<a rel="nofollow" href="Your Out Going Link"> Your Anchor Text</a>
Add this rel="nofollow" tag to your out going links. Simple. That would not make your hard earned page rank to those sites.
BUT make sure that your post links (for interlinking articles) are dofollow (that you don't add that nofollow tag to them. Just leave them as they are).
SEO Vital Step #5 Make A Google+ Page
Google+ has being a hot topic in terms of the role it can play in your blogs SEO. Simply make out a Google+ page and plan its SEO properly.
Many times when you publish a post, Google might not show the direct link to your blog but instead a feed URL from Google+ page. So either way you get the traffic. So make sure you make one for you self.
That's all guys. Hope this post would help you out. SEO is much easy in WordPress as there are great SEO plugins for the users.
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