Search engine traffic is the best traffic that could bring your more leads, money and readers. If you want to bring organic traffic to your blog posts, there’s only one way – optimize your blog posts for the search engines. Here are more tips to drive quality traffic from search engines.
How to bring search engine traffic to your blogs?
Update your blog daily
Posting daily on your blogs is a surefire way to drive traffic from search engines. Most bloggers are now opposing to post daily on their blogs, as they have ONLY one reason behind it – daily posting sucks.
If you have enough time to write quality posts, you can update your blog daily and Google REALLY loves fresh content and gives great search results.
After writing blog posts, don’t forget to share those posts in the social media sites like Facebook, twitter, Google+ and RSS feed directories to bring more visibility and links to your sites. Also make it a habit of leaving blog comments on relevant blog posts in your niche to bring more readers to your sites.
Promotion is the KEY to make your blog posts go viral – even if you update daily.
If daily posting not works for any reasons, at least consider posting more frequently to bring organic traffic to your blog posts.
Use long tail keywords
Long tail keyword tends to get more search traffic because most of the online searches uses “specific keywords” on Google. When you think what could the online searchers type on Google to reach your blog, your task to optimize the blog posts get much simpler.
For example, if you have a personality development blog and if you want to write a post on “personality development” to rank for the keywords like “personality development”, “lifestyle”, “productivity” etc. you might not get the best results on Google unless you have an authority blog (authority blogs get linked by many bloggers with anchored text keywords pointing to their blog posts, thus they tend to get better search results).
Instead of using the most popular keywords, you can use the long tail keywords like “productivity tips for beginners”, “lifestyle tips for women”, “personality development for students” kind of keywords on your blog posts, you can expect better search traffic to your blog posts.
Use better plugins to optimize your posts
SEO by yoast: This is one of the best plugins to optimize your blog posts to bring more traffic from search engines. This is a FREE plugin but it got all the premium features, you can download it here. You can analyze the keyword density and usage using this plugin, it will tell you where you need to put your keywords to rank higher to drive traffic from search engines.
Easy WP SEO: This is a premium plugin that is available for $37, but it is worth EVERY penny. You don’t need to use any other plugin to SEO your posts if you have this plugin. You can automatically bold, italic, underline and use nofollow links to your external posts using this plugin. Download it here.
Get quality back links
How to get quality back links to your sites even if you are a newbie?
There are many ways to build links on your sites, but the most effective method is by guest blogging. Try to land on those blogs which are better than your blog (see subscriber count, page rank, domain rank to know a site authority).
Write great contents on your guest posts, and link to the relevant posts in your niche to make your guest posts rank higher in the search engines. Consider on-page optimization even on your guest posts, because you need to make your guest posts rank better to get quality links back to your sites in the long run.
Use images and optimize them for search engines
Use appealing images on your blog posts, this can be useful for both your readers and search engines to make your blog a success. Images visually add more value to your blog posts (this is beneficial for your readers to read and share your contents) and you can optimize the images to get traffic from Google images (this is the SEO side benefit).
But don’t use those images which are from “Google”, most new bloggers spend their time on search something on Google and use them on their blog posts. This practice can cause you problems in the long run as you may face infringement problems from the “original image source owners”. Try to link back to their sites or use images from “Free digital photos.net” (give credit).
Use your primary keywords in “alt tags” of your images. Also describe the image description to get more visibility in the Google image search.
Get more +1 circles on your posts
This is the least focused topic, if you focus more on bringing +1 circles on your blog posts, they will definitely bring your more visibility on Google.
How to get more +1 circles to your blog posts, then?
- Use “Google+” sharing buttons on your blog posts
- Spend more time on Google+
- Share the best stuff on your Google+ profile page
- Connect with the power users of Google+
- Ask your readers to +1 your posts etc
Do you have any extra tips to drive traffic from search engines? Please share them below.