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TOP 5 Search Engine Optimisation TIPS FOR BLOGS

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TOP 5 Search Engine Optimisation TIPS FOR BLOGS
Search Engine Optimization> (SEO) is the technique of altering your blog so that it gets ranked in the top results of a search engine once a relevant search is undertaken. This being the HUNDREDTH POST of this blog I thought of doing a top-to-bottom SEO of my blog and in the process involve my readers also in optimizing their blogs. So login to your Dashboard and follow me on this comprehensive approach to optimize your blog…..

STEP 1 – CHOOSE YOUR KEYWORDS.

A keyword is a word that best describes your web page. Before you even create your blog you have to choose your keywords. This is because you have to put them in the URL/Link you make in creating a new blog. Do not give your own name to your blog url unless it is already an easily recognized brand name. If you have not made it into a brand name it will not attract any traffic. Our objective in SEO is to attract as much traffic as possible.

STEP 2 – THE TITLE TAG.

This is the second step while creating your blog. Do not give a title like “Welcome to my blog” and if you have such a title change it immediately to one showing the subject like “How to …”. Do not use words like AND which are considered as filler words. Instead use the pipe symbol as in “Bank Loans | Where To Find The Best Terms in the USA”. Use your Primary Keywords first and then your Secondary Keywords. The recommended maximum number of characters for this tag is 60 including spaces.
In Blogger you can go to Settings—–>Basic—–>Title to set this tag. On the Edit Html tab it is represented by

<data:blog.pageTitle/>

STEP 3 – THE META TAGS.

The Meta tags are the Description Metatag and the Keyword Metatag and are placed between the and tags usually the description first and then the keywords metatag. They look like this :

Description Meta:

Keywords Meta:

Do not repeat keywords more than 2-3 times in these tags otherwise it is considered as spaming. Your Keywords Meta should not exceed 1024 characters including spaces. Also your Description Meta tag should not exceed 250 characters including spaces. You can use plurals and misspelt words within the keywords tags. The keywords in them should also be found within the content of your blog.

STEP 4 – THE CONTENT.

Each Post is made of the Post title, The content and The Tags at the bottom of the post. The Post Title should include the primary keywords and correspond to the content of the post. The title should be enclosed in Headings tags. Preferably post titles should be in bold. Each post should contain 200 to 300 words.

STEP 5 – HEADINGS.

The H tags are important starting with the lowest number, making the H1 tag the most important. Put all post titles and headings within these tags.
Put the primary keywords within these tags. Your headings and the content below them should match each other.


3 Comments

  1. Very important things that people often forgot when publishing their blog. I already have seen a bunch of blogs with great content but they just don’t get too many visitors because they are missing this simple but essential stuff that in the end makes all the difference.
    That may be because people often want to promote their website by themselves, like telling friends and family hoping that they will like it and promote it to their friends as well but it doesn’t really work that way, you got to let more people know about your blog/website and if you got good stuff on it you’ll be awarded with a lot of faithful visitors.

    Comment by JC Junior — February 4, 2008 @ 6:28 pm

  2. Happy Hundredth Post! This is good information, especially for people trying to get their blogs to the top of Google. Making sure to follow SEO guidelines will help bloggers in many ways–after all, the higher they are in the search rankings, the easier it will be for them to sell advertising or encourage guest posts. Unfortunately, there aren’t that many tutorials for bloggers out there and this one is great! I’ll be sure to tell my fellow bloggers to stop by and give this post a read. Congratulations again!

    Comment by Erin — February 4, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

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