Keyword Strategies For Blogging In this blog I am going to demonstrate how easy it is to get started blogging with a few simple tips for keyword searches and some simple SEO strategies. Begin your keyword strategy with the Google Keyword Tool, its free and if you register you can get some great added functionality. People usually type in more than one word when doing a Google search, so look for two or three word phrases to become your main keyword search. Target one main keyword per post; it is also a good idea to add in few variations of that keyword throughout. When doing your keyword research, even though it may be tempting to choose the phrase that gets 75,000 hits a month; those will have high competition and will be harder to rank for. Try to carve out short phrases that are searched less and have less competition. I like to stick with more than 2000 searches a month. You don’t want to go too low because then it may not be worth your time. Simple Keyword Strategies There are some simple keyword strategies that you can put in place in your blog posts that will help you get more out of the search engines. First, you always want to make sure your keyword is in your permalink, in other words you have your keywords in the URL you post (look at the URL of this post). If you have not already done so, make sure to change your permalink structure to “custom structure” within your WordPress settings. Have your permalinks show your post name or category and then post name; for example, /%post% or /%category%/%post%, is what you want to type into the custom structure of your permalink. When applying keyword strategies it is important to have your main keyword in your title. If you can make your main keyword the first part of your title, that’s even better. Try to also use your main keyword in your first sentence, your last sentence and at least once in each paragraph. This may not always be possible, but just keep it in mind and try to apply. You want your keyword placement to seem natural. Good KEYWORD STRATEGIES are different from spamming your keyword everywhere. Spamming will definitely will get you penalized by the search engines; Google is way too clever to mess with. Today it is Panda; tomorrow it may be ‘Killer Whale’ so you will be found out eventually. You want your keyword density between 1 and 2.5%. Keyword Density – where a phrase is used four times and there are four hundred words on the page, the keyword phrase density is (4*3/400)*100 or 3 percent. Another keyword strategy is to have your keyword in three header tags or H1, H2, H3 tags. You want to make at least three subheadings in your post. For each of your subheadings, you want to use the h3, h2, and h1 tags. This is easily done in your WordPress and can be found in the paragraph setting were you will see a dropdown menu for the different headings. Once you have implemented your keyword strategy and you have your main keyword or keyword phrase throughout your post, you should underline it once, italicize it once, and bold it one time. Then add an image or two and put your main keyword in the alt tag. When adding your image in WordPress, make sure and put your keyword for your alternative text in the setting of the image. This will create the alt tag for you. Tools To Help With Your Keyword Strategies I recommend that the minimum keyword strategy plugin that you must get, is the All In One SEO Pack. This is a free WordPress plugin that will allow you to put a title, description, and keywords into every post. Don’t forget to put your main keyword in the title and the description. The second plugin that works very well for these KEYWORD STRATEGIES is the SEOPressor plugin. It is a paid plugin, but it will take your blogging experience to the next level. It basically checks everything in your post and gives you an SEO score. I hope you found these keyword strategies helpful and can put them to use. You do not need to be a brilliant writer to blog and if you follow these simple guidelines above in particular the keyword strategies you will be amazed at the outcome. If you have any questions regarding blogging please give me a shout. Together we can achieve more, Skype: workwithgordon firstname.lastname@example.org P.S. Looking to start your own online business? Sign Up For My FREE 7 Day Video Marketing Bootcamp! Keyword Strategies For Blogging Gordon Robinson This entry was posted in Blogging and tagged blog, blogging, keyword strategies, keyword strategy, Make Money Blogging, make money online, work from home by Gordon Robinson. Bookmark the permalink.
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