I am going to share a secret today. I don’t just blog because I love to write. Don’t get me wrong, it is a great way to share my knowledge which I love to do. I also blog because it is good for my site’s SEO. Yes , it is true blogs can really help your SEO. Here are some ideas to keep in mind while you blog away:
Frequency: I blog seven days a week and because of my frequency the search engines have put a higher weight on my blog. They tend to come by more often to see what may be new in the content department. Blogs in general tend to be updated more than average website pages so they are a great source of new content for the search engines.
“Themed” Blogs: My blog is Online Marketing. All of my listings have the same theme. Search Engines know that they will find consistent content. Try to stick to a theme in your blog.
Links: Once you have interested the Search Engines with your blog, start including links within your blog. If you notice in my blog, my footer has a link back to my website. I also include my link within my blog on some days.
- Submit: Start submitting your blog, just like you submit your site. Google and Yahoo offer abilities to submit RSS feeds as well and your site.
- Key Terms: Think about key terms you would like to target. Make a list of key terms you would like to show up on the first page of, start writing articles that include those terms. Make them interesting and informational. Make sure you always include your key terms in your labels.
- Titles: Include your key terms in your title. Don’t go black hat and title article that don’t fit. Write the article and then write the title.
- Images: Title your images to match the blog. Don’t name the image “picture1” . You want to name it “Seo_Blog_Secrets”.
Warning: Don’t stop blogging for fun! Make SEO a part of it, not all of it. I still have a side blog that I talk about being a Mom and another blog that I share my knowledge of Training Management. I suggest keeping them seperate