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Ten SEO Tips for Bloggers This article is jam packed full of SEO tips for bloggers. The numerous juicy SEO techniques below should help bloggers of all levels. Tip 1 – Research your blog post title. Let's start with one of the most obvious, which is to research the keywords you use in your blog post title. If the website is using search engine friendly url's, then chances are the blog post title, will also become the url. A long-tail keyword phrase in the blog post title and url will hugely contribute to your search engine placement. Tip 2 – Use exact match keywords for anchor link text. When linking to pages on-site or off-site, try and use exact match keywords. For example the anchor link text 'laptop parts', links to a page called 'laptop-parts'. However if your produce a high volume of blog posts, then add variety and use a mixture of related keywords. Tip 3 – Write quality, rather than quantity! Novice writers tend to write too much! They struggle to write a blog post and what they produce often is an essay of unformatted text. Try and create a blog post within thirty to sixty minutes that are high quality, rather than spending a couple of hours on a blog post. So what exactly does this have to do with SEO? If a novice blogger concentrates on the individual SEO techniques that can be applied to a good post created within an hour, then hopefully more SEO friendly blog posts can be created. So that once a month updated blog, becomes a SEO friendly weekly update! Which provides numerous benefits. Tip 4 – Make sure the first link is to your objective. It is thought that the first link in a blog post is the most important in terms of search engine placement. So make sure the first link isn't a reference link, but works towards an objective of the post. i.e. product or service info, contact, email list or other priority page. Tip 5 – Don't allow all blog comments! Bloggers tend to love comments. However be prepared for tons of spam and don't just allow a comment, because they are being all sweet and nice about your blog post. Check to see if the blog comment was an obvious spam. Don't water down the SEO benefits of the blog post, regardless of whether you do use 'do follow' for blog comment links or not. Tip 6 – Use as few links as possible. Don't drown your blog post in links, as too many can impact your SEO. Too many links can negatively impact your website, including Google Page Rank. Choose your links wisely. Tip 7 – Make your blog post 'scannable'. Use headings, bold, italic, underline, spacing, photos (with alt tags) and other visual elements to help make your blog post quick to digest. Sure you don't want to set out to lower your visitor times, but neither do you want them to give up quickly or not action on your objectives. Find the right balance and style for your content. Not exactly an SEO tip, but by making a post more 'scannable', should go hand-in-hand with applying SEO techniques that work towards making the post 'scannable'. Tip 8 – Make images web friendly. Uploading a 2MB image and then resizing within your blog post is foolish. Instead optimise the image before you upload and make it web friendly. i.e. resize, use the correct image format and a keyword optimised filename. Tip 9 – Provide meta data for each blog post. Provide a title, then a 160 character keyword description with each blog post, as well as six single or long-tail keywords separated via commas. Most popular blog platforms allow meta data, else you might need to organise for a plugin to be installed if available. Tip 10 – Have fun! One of the most important tips is to have fun. If the topic isn't fun, then make sure it is written with passion. It is obvious to spot content where the writer wasn't engaged in the process. Conclusion We hope you enjoyed these SEO tips for bloggers, yet there are more! Each week we provide great search engine optimisation tips on the Neogain blog. Plus the Neogain team are SEO experts, which are available for hire! So instead of writing SEO content, link building, optimising your website and / or rolling out other important SEO strategies, you should hire us to do the hard work for you! Hire SEO Services in the UK. Hire Neogain.
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