10 SEO Tips to Make your Blog Post More Effective


Here in no particular order are 10 SEO Tips which will make your blog post most effective. Here are the Search Engine Optimisation publishing steps you should use.

1. Keyword Research

Before you start to write anything you must determine if you are writing something people want to read. Is it something folk are asking about? To do this you should use two sites:

Google’s Keyword Tool – I look up the words I believe people would search for to find the post I plan on writing.

2. Getting the Right Headline

Here a formula for crafting headlines for list posts:

[#][keyword][ eye catching phrase]

For title tag SEO, your goal is to place the keyword as near to the front of the headline as you can:

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3. The Post Slug

When you type a headline, WordPress generates the post slug by placing every word in the headline into the slug. This clutters it up with lots of small words. But you can change your post slug to match your primary keyword.

Default: moneymakingblog.co.uk/10-SEO-Tips-to-Make-your-Blog-Post-more-effective/

Ideal: IncomeDiary.com/10-SEO-Tips/

4. Images

You should add images to grab attention. You can also use them to get great SEO benefits. For this you should use these steps:

Apply these rules to your main image and others in your posts. For the images within the content, however, use alternative keywords. This is the 4th of the 10 SEO Tips.

5. Use Videos

Google likes the use of videos to make the content more complete. Using videos helps boost your ranking. Start making videos for your posts, upload them to your channel, and embed them in the post. If you don’t want to make your own you can embed other peoples’ videos in your posts.


6. Use of Subheadings

Subheadings break up the content making blog posts easier to read. They also offer SEO benefits. When a search engine robot hits a page, it reads the headline/title tag first. Then it reads the H2, H3, and H4 tags. This is easy to do with WordPress, selecting the heading tabs.

When you add subheadings to your content, proper HTML is:

<h2>Subhead Level 1</h2>

<h3>Subhead Level 2</h3>

<h4>Subhead Level 3</h3>

Note: The headline/title tag should be automatically wrapped in <h1></h1>.

7. Interlinking

Another important step that the search engines like is interlinking between posts. Before you publish a new post, read through it and try to find a couple of opportunities to naturally link back to relevant posts on your blog. This keeps both readers and search spiders on your site longer. Here is an example [http://web.archive.org/web/20130730145549/http://moneymakingblog.co.uk/10-essential-wordpress-plugins].

8. Meta Data

It’s debatable if Google still looks at meta keywords, but the meta description is definitely still used. In a search result, your meta description often shows up as the little bit of text beneath the blue link. In writing your meta description, you need to keep three things in mind:

You should always use your keywords in the last sentence of the introduction and use that as the meta description.

9. External Linking

Look for opportunities to link to other bloggers. External linking is widely believed to boost your SEO ranking. Link to high authority sites such as Wikipedia, the BBC, CNN or Newspapers.

10. Call to Action

And now the last of my 10 SEO tips……The final step to make your blog effective is to include a call-to-action. As with all marketing material, a blog post should be designed to get someone to do something.

Here are a few popular calls to action:

* Share – “If you liked this post please tweet it out.”
* Comment – You can encourage people to comment by ending the post with a question or simply asking them to let you know what they think.
* Implement – I believe the best result of any blog post is for a reader to take your advice and implement it.

So there you have it. As promised 10 SEO Tips to Make your Blog Post more Effective. I love to hear your comments or your top tips.

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