Top 5 Optimization Tips for All the Bloggers Who Want More SEO Traffic
Who else wants to get more traffic from the search engines?
SEO traffic is the lifeblood for any blog. If you are not getting any traffic from search engines, you can’t make more money or build huge audience.
Let me tell you a harsh truth, bringing traffic from search engines is hard. It is really hard if you are a beginner to blogging or SEO stuff. So how to get traffic from search engines like Google, Yahoo! then?
Today I have a detailed article for you on optimization your blog posts for the search engines. If you follow them carefully you will notice great results in no time.
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Search engine optimization tips for the bloggers
#1. Come up with few keywords
There’s a reason why I put this tip in the first place. Never post something that has no value, you must choose your keywords before writing even a single word.
First come up with few keywords that your targeted readers are searching for. For that, you need to define your ideal customer or reader in the first place. Here are few questions to ask yourself to find your loyal reader.
- Who is my loyal reader? Male or female?
- Where do he live?
- What he wants?
- What he buys?
- What he might be typing on Google?
Asking questions like these can not only help you build your audience, but you will also be able to effectively come up with the RIGHT keywords that can bring you more search engine traffic. So focus on choosing your keywords first.
Did you know that social shares impact your overall search engine rankings?
I personally saw great results from search engines every time I get more shares on your my pages or blog posts.
Search engine crawlers take your social shares that you get on your blog posts into consideration. If you are getting good amount of social shares on your posts or pages, Google will definitely reward you by placing your keywords in top results.
So try to focus on getting more social shares on your blog posts. Here are few effective ways to get more social shares on your posts.
- Less is more. Always remember that! Don’t use every social sharing button on your posts, try to limit them to 2 to 3 buttons. That’s it! I suggest you to use Facebook, twitter and Google+.
- Build a platform for yourself on social media sites. Spend your time actively on them and engage with others, share their posts, tag them whenever you find their stuff useful.
- Ask your readers to share your blog posts. If they find your posts interesting, they will share.
#3. Link out to others “wisely”
If you want to get more traffic from the search engines, you should get backlinks from other bloggers and websites.
Backlinks are often considered as votes by search engine crawlers, if you get links from other websites too often, you can increase your search engine traffic.
So how can you get backlinks to your sites from others?
There’s a simple logic behind it. You first need to link out to others in order to get links from them.
Who will link to you without you linking to them first? Simple reason, right?
I personally suggest you to make a list of top 10 blogs in your niche and often link to them, email the blog owners whenever you link to their posts and ask them to share your posts if they like it. They will do so if they find your content interesting.
What happens after that? Many people will see your content, and people will even link to your sites if they like it.
So first try to write content that naturally attracts links and often link to other web pages, but always make sure to be relevant. Relevancy is the key here, you should never link out just to get links from others or just to grab attention.
#4. Write SEO friendly headlines
Are your blog post titles SEO friendly?
We all know that headlines matter a lot when it comes to grabbing visitors attention.
Learn to optimize your blog post headlines both for humans and search engines. Often people click on your links after reading your titles. If they can’t motivate them to click, they are going to ignore your sites no matter how great your content is.
Make sure to create attention with your headlines, they should create curiosity to read your whole copy.
Did you know that 8 out of 10 people decide whether or not to read your blog posts just by looking at your headlines?
So how to write a SEO friendly headline?
- Make sure to include your keyword in your headline.
- Don’t exceed the limit of more than 65 words (mostly search engine results show you up to 70 words, so make your headlines short and simple)
- Come up with at least 3 to 4 headlines for every post you write and choose the best one among them.
- And don’t forget to include relevant keywords in your sub headlines, they matter a lot too!
#5. Focus on long tail keywords
In simple words, long tail keywords are defined as the keywords that have more than 2 to 5 words.
For instance, optimization tips for bloggers (3 keywords)
Long tail keywords often have less competition but can boost your search engine rankings in the long run.
Why should you focus on long tail keywords?
Short tail keywords like blogging, SEO, marketing etc. often have huge competition and if you have a new blog, it’s almost impossible to rank for specific keywords.
For example, you can nowhere compete with the keywords like marketing because the top results are mostly occupied by industry leaders like Seth Godin etc.
So if you focus on long tail keywords like blog marketing tips etc. you will definitely create your own space in the long run to boost your search engine traffic. Figure out the best long tail keywords and then focus on using them sparingly on your blog posts, you will see the results sooner or later.
So that’s it! If you are implementing the above SEO tips, you will definitely see better results, your traffic grows over time. What are your thoughts? Do you have any more SEO tips to increase more search engine traffic?