In this post, I reveal the eight essential tricks to SEO blogs. In a previous post, I talked about the importance of finding a good keyword phrase for your blog.
As you probably know, search engine optimization or SEO, is the process of making your blog content Google-friendly. When you SEO blogs, there is a greater likelihood that someone with a problem, searching for a solution, will find your blog.
A lot of people think that SEO is some mystical, voodoo stuff that only techies understand.
SEO Blogs Is Really Quite Simple If You Just Understand A Few Basic Tricks.
Trick #1: Put your keyword phrase in your blog title, preferably at the beginning of the title. Since your title announces what your blog is all about, Google will obviously look to your title to see what relevance it has to searchers.
Trick #2: Make sure your keyword phrase is in the first sentence of your blog and is bolded. Google wants to know that your content is what the searcher is looking for. Putting your keyword phrase in the first sentence is therefore a critical step in SEO blogs for the search engines.
Trick #3: Somewhere in the middle of the blog, make sure that you have a hyperlink to the blog URL. So if your blog URL is something like https://blahblahblah.com/how-to-make-your-blog-SEO-friendly, be sure to place your keyword phrase in the body of your blog and hyperlink it to your URL.
Trick #4: Use your keyword phrase in the last paragraph of your blog and put it in italics. Again, you're making the keyword phrase stand out for Google so that Google knows your blog is really about what you are talking about.
To SEO Blogs, Make Sure Your Blog Has At Least One Image
Trick #5. Make sure your blog has at least one image, preferably two, and an infographic. The images and the info graphic will have an alt parameter in WordPress. Put your keyword phrase in the alt box. Infographics are simple to make in Microsoft Word using the Smart Art tool found in the Insert menu.
Here's an example of a Smart Art infographic:
This took me about two minutes to create, save as an image, and insert into this blog. You can find lots of free images online, being careful not to infringe on copyrights. Pixabay and Unsplash are two of my favorite free image sites. I might also use Canva.com to create my own images.
Trick #6: If you are good at producing YouTube videos, inserting one of your videos into your blog is a great way to help you SEO blogs. Since YouTube is owned by Google, it makes sense that Google likes to see YouTube videos in blogs.
Use Your Keyword Phrase In Your H2 And H3 Headlines
Trick #7: Use your keyword phrase in your H2 and H3 headlines. Don't overdo it. Twice should be sufficient.
Trick #8: Be sure to use your keyword phrase in your meta-title and description.
If you are like me and want to make sure that you got it all right, install the Yoast plug-in to your WordPress site. It will give you guidance on improving SEO blogs and readability of your blogs.
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