Blogs need traffic to be successful otherwise it’s just an online journal for you and a few stragglers to enjoy. Not to worry, optimizing blogs for the search engines is a straightforward and fairly systematic process. You just need a plan and a bit of patience.
Search engines love blogs because of their ability to generate consistent and easily indexed content. Here’s 3 tips…
#1 OnSite SEO – Keywords.
Optimize your blog domain name and your content for your niche keywords. You can also utilize tagging on your blog to help reinforce keyword optimization of each post. I highly recommend ScribeSEO It comes as a WP plugin that takes all the guess work out of onsite SEO
#2 OffSite SEO – Generate links.
Link directories, publishing great content people want to link to and participating in social networking will all help generate links to your blog. Good links mean better SEO. In fact, post links to your blog from your social networking website of choice from time to time to drive traffic and boost SEO rank.
#3 Take advantage of plug-ins.
WordPress specifically has a number of plug-ins that optimize your blog automatically. Search for XML-SiteMap, Image SiteMap, Video SiteMap, SEO Images, MaxPressBlog-Ping-Optimizer, and WordPress SEO by Yoast I’d consider all of these essential plugins to have. Other blogging platforms, like Blogger which is owned by Google, also have key SEO tools you can use to optimize your blog.
Do you have any SEO advice for fellow bloggers? Leave it in the comments.