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Top 10 SEO Tips & Tricks for Bloggers

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How often do you think of optimizing your blog for keywords? How often have you logged into search engines looking for SEO Tips & Tricks for Bloggers?

Always? Frequently? Occasionally? Never?

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These days, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an essential part of content creation for a blogger. If you’re new to it or do not actively incorporate it as a part of your blogging exercise, here are some basic SEO tips & tricks for bloggers which will help you optimize your blog effectively.

10 SEO Tips & Tricks for Bloggers

Read on for 10 SEO tips & tricks for bloggers. By the end of this article, you will have in your kitty, the basic knowledge of SEO for bloggers.

Keyword Research

Keyword research is probably the most essential step in writing a search engine friendly piece of content. How does one go about keyword research? The first and most important step in the process is to understand the sort of posts written around the topic you have chosen. Then, look at the sort of keywords that are utilized in those posts and accordingly create keywords for your post. 

You can use keyword research tools like Google Keyword Planner, SEMrush and other such tools to do your keyword research and understand the competition for the keywords using which you plan to optimize the blog post. A keyword research tool is one of the most essential items in your kitty of blogger SEO tricks.

Keyword Based Content Optimization

Once you have a list of keywords related to the blog post you are drafting, the actual work of implementing it in the content begins. The key to using the right keywords would be to incorporate the primary as well as the secondary keywords in as natural a manner as possible. It takes a little effort to make the keyword optimized content appear natural, but over a period of time, you will be able to go with the flow. It almost becomes automated.

Keyword Stuffing

While writing blog posts, it is important to ensure you do not stuff the content with keywords. This leads to what is commonly known in the SEO world as keyword stuffing. This practice leads to bombarding your readers with a lot of jargon which might or might not be understandable by them. It will also lead to a drop in engagement, for your readers will not be able to connect with your content as well as effectively engage with it. The other downside to keyword stuffing is in terms of SEO. Search engines will penalise your keyword stuffed content. With this, you will have basically killed all your previous SEO efforts on your blog. This is a huge problem to tackle at the macro and micro levels.

Therefore, it is important to ensure an optimal keyword density. Anywhere between 1-3 per cent inclusive of the primary keywords and the semantic keywords should be a decent keyword density to have in blog posts across industries.

You can use the formula mentioned below to calculate the keyword density (in percentage) for every piece of content you write.

Keyword Density = [(Number of Keywords)]/(Total Number of Words)]*100

Long Tail Keywords

Using long tail keywords in your blog content is another point on the list of SEO tips & tricks for bloggers. Long tail keywords are more specific search queries and naturally will be able to help your post rank higher on search engines. When you are working on keyword research and later, incorporating the keywords in your post, ensure you use more of long tail keywords. The idea behind using long tail keywords is to tap into the readers’ thinking patterns (this is not always going to be easy, but not harmful anyway) and create long tail keywords based on such ideas.

Meta Tags Optimization

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SEO tips & tricks for bloggers

Meta tags include the Title Tag, the Meta Description, and the Meta Keywords. Optimizing your post for the aforementioned meta tags will take you a long way in ensuring your blog post has a higher chance of appearing on search engines when people key in search queries around the topic your post is based on.

Apart from meta tags, there is something known as the H-tags. Have you ever read a piece of content with certain words/phrases in bold; more like headings? Yes, they are the H-tags. Adding the H tags which are H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, and H6 to various portions of the post will help search engines crawl your blog post better and more easily. It is subtly telling search engines that those words and phrases marked using the H-tags are important and need to be paid attention. Hence, when you include keywords or variations of your keywords in these H-tags, you’re alerting search engines and therefore they will crawl these posts with H-tags optimized content.

URL Structure

The URL structure for your website/blog should be relevant to the post you are writing as well as easy to remember. While there are conflicting opinions on whether a keyword should be included in the URL or not, if the keyword naturally makes to be present in the URL, there is no harm in including it. All the same, keyword or not, ensure the URL of the web page is understandable.

Image Optimization

When your internet is a little on the slower side and you’re waiting for an image to load, you might have noticed a little text that comes in the place of the image. It is important to optimize this text for search engines. This makes it easier for images connected with your blog to appear on search engines when search queries related to your blog category are entered. The image’s alt tag helps people place your image in context of the post or even their search query. Image optimization is an aspect not many realise is a part of SEO. However, it is essential for you to optimize your blog images so they have higher chances of appearing on search engines.

Internal Linking

Linking within your website or blog is an important step in ensuring readers spend more time on your website. Also, the internal linking process helps your readers get more information in a single place about a particular topic of interest. Once they realize your blog has a lot to offer related to their area of interest, there is a higher likelihood of them visiting and revisiting your blog. This could also mean they refer your blog or website to their contacts who might be looking for similar information. 

Internal linking also ensures your readers do not stray away from your blog/website.

Mobile Friendly Layout

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Blog SEO mobile friendly layout

Mobile drives more visitors to blogs than any other device. According to a research, around 80 per cent of internet users own a smartphone. This is why you should first and foremost make sure your blog has a theme which is mobile friendly. If you have a website of which one section is a blog, then, it is important for your website theme to be a mobile friendly theme. No one really wants to zoom in and zoom out multiple times to read one piece of content. And if you are someone who blogs regularly, you wouldn’t want your readers and subscribers losing interest because your website/blog is not mobile friendly, isn’t it? So, take ACTION NOW!

Social Share Buttons

Social share buttons help you help your readers share your posts on their social media profiles easily. For this, you need to install the plugin which will enable the social share buttons. You are free to choose the social media platforms whose social share buttons you wish to enable on the page. Ensure you put out quality content so your readers automatically feel the need to share your content pieces.

The above-mentioned points are simple, easy to follow SEO tips & tricks for bloggers. If followed, these will yield long term benefits for you, as a blogger. Implement the aforesaid SEO tips & tricks to improve your blog or website’s ranking on search engines simultaneously driving more traffic to your blog/website.

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  • There are 5 comments


    • 3 months ago

      Raj singh   /   Reply

      Please sir write a article about how to write seo friendly post ?

      I do’nt know where I use H1 , H2 or others .

    • 3 months ago

      K D Patel   /   Reply

      Thanks for sharing this article. Can you please share something about .Gov and .Org backlinks?
      Will backlinks from these websites improve my website ranking?

    • 2 months ago

      Madhushalini   /   Reply

      Asking question to oneself and searching for the right answer is the best way to achieve what you want. Great points you have taken Rand. I have a question Rand related choosing blogging platform. Does it make any difference to use free domain (sub domain) in case of ranking?

      Well thanks for another helpful WBF.

    • 2 months ago

      Gajendra Rartolia   /   Reply

      Yes, these tips use everyone for SEO and it’s a must for SEO beginners for those who don’t know about stuffing, blog, keyword research etc. Thanks

    • 2 months ago

      John Smith   /   Reply

      hiii Manisha…These are the best and effective way to optimization. These are very useful knowledge for SEO for bloggers. I’m gonna follow these tips and tricks to improve my blog. Thanks for sharing this article.

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