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Top 5 Best SEO Tips For Bloggers To Drive More Traffic

As a blogger I like to talk about SEO and SEO tips. The survival of a blog in the world wide web is not possible, there is a lot of competition in Blogging, like all other professions it is a full time job.

Some peoples think to buy traffic for their blogs and websites and some think that the social media is the most powerful thing to get traffic on their blogs. But I think they don’t know that there is another power which is hundred times more effective than paid traffic and social media traffic. That is the “SEO” (Search Engine Optimization). You must use these best SEO tips for your blog to increase your blog traffic.

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Today, we are going to discuss the Best SEO tips for bloggers which I hope work to a lot. Stay with me and learn.

Top 5 Best SEO Tips For Bloggers In 2015.

1. Write A eye catching post heading.

It is the most important part of a blog post. I suggest you to write a short and eye catching post heading. Which have low keyword proximity and is SEO optimized. You have to use keywords in your post heading. The blog heading lead the content  and text in the whole post, if you make a mistake in writing a post heading it may be bad for your blog as well as your blog ranking. Search engine crawls a blog post heading up to 8 or 9 words, next to it search engine ignores. So, Keep an eye on your competitors blogs and do better then them.

Write for search engines as well as for peoples. If you use lot of keywords in you post heading and the sentence are not making any sense then you will be left from attracting peoples to click on your blog links. That will lose your rank and traffic as well. Writing a great heading is more simple than you think. Think as peoples that searches about that content on the internet.

2. Link Building.

It is a very important step in a blog’s SEO it requires a lot of attention. Keep an eye on other blogs and trying to do guest posting and in return get a backlink from those blog owners. Keep in mind the niche of the blog from which your are getting a backlink. You must get high quality dofollow backlinks to your blogThis will help to increase your blog traffic.

If a blog is of music and giving your blog a backlink which is a tech blog. That’s a problem, But if your a getting a back link from a tech blog as well then its no problem and very effective for your rank in search engines.

I suggest you to guest posting on the blogs of same niche of yours. And trying to post some comments on popular blogs, But related to your niche.

3. Quality is the king.

You know the quality is main thing in a blog. If you think to post a huge quantity of words over the quality, the search engines will ignore you. You must maintain the quality of your content with the quantity. Trying to post quality content not quantity content.

A informative and helping post with 600 words is much better than a post with 1500+ words. I am just trying to clear you that the quality is the king I am not asking you to decrease the quantity of your post. Keep your quantity but also keep an eye on quality.

4. Keyword Research.

Keyword Research is a quite difficult task for you as well as for me. Because it requires a lot of time to find right keyword for your blog post. And to find right scope of that keyword in a region. There are a lot of keyword research tools but I suggest you to use the Google Ad-word tool, which is more accurate than others.

Keywords are those words which completely describes your content on your blog. Your blog address must contain a primary targeted keyword.

5. Include Videos In Posts

This might be the best SEO strategy for you if you utilize it wisely and correctly. As you know Google give more priority to the videos in their search engine. You can embed the Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo video in your ever post. So include at least one video with your every top post to rank it higher in search engines.

And if you use this technique on your whole blog, then you can separately create a video sitemap for your blog. SE will index your blog videos separately and your posts can be ranked well than simple posts.

These were some best SEO tips for you guys. Now its up to your that how you utilize them. Share this article with your friends if you like this. Ask if you have any question and give your feedback via comments.

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WordPress SEO by Yoast Settings and Configuration

You can Setup WordPress SEO by Yoast step by step. First of all you should know what actual function of WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin is. This is an on-page optimization plugin. On-page optimization is very important for any website. One cannot neglect this part of SEO.

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I have covered an article for on-page optimization manually. SEO by Yoast is best free on-page optimization plugin till now.

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WordPress SEO by Yoast General Settings

Tracking

This means developer want to track your SEO settings. This will help developer to rectify errors if found and collect data to further updates. If you check option then you are going to allow developer to track. Don’t worry they do not collect your personal information. Your privacy and other information except SEO would not be collected. If you want to help developer, then check the tracking box.

WordPress SEO by Yoast Security Settings

If you are only author and administrator of your blog then you can remain this option unchecked. Otherwise check this option. Because if you leave unchecked then your authors or writer would get access to redirect your posts, change meta data, noindex posts for search engines etc…

WordPress SEO by Yoast Webmaster Tools Settings

There are three tools available in WordPress SEO by Yoast Webmaster Tools Settings. These tools can only be used to verify your website or blog that you are the administrator of your blog. If you are non technical and want to verify your website then paste the provided code in respected area available in Webmaster Tools.

Or if you already verified your blog then leave them blank.

WordPress SEO by Yoast Titles and Metas

  • General

a)      Title Settings

Check this box if you want to allow WordPress SEO by Yoast to rewrite your Titles. Or if you want to write titles of your posts manually then uncheck this box.

b)      Site wide Meta Settings

If you want to index your sub-pages on your website then uncheck this option. But if you are a blogger and you are publishing new posts often then it is strongly recommended check the box.

“Use Meta keywords tags” should remain unchecked.

“Add noodp meta robots tag sitewide” should remain unchecked.

“Add noydir meta robots tag sitewide” should also remain unchecked.

c)       Clean up the Head

You can check all boxes here to speed up page loading and clean up your blog head. After checking boxes WordPress SEO by Yoast remove respected unnecessary data from head.

  • Home

In home page settings there are two templates you can change. Title template and meta template only for home page. If you have already add your meta description for your blog anywhere in blog then you can leave them blank.

  • Post Types

Here you can change title templates of posts, pages and media. If you are unaware of these then I recommend do not change any pre-defined settings here. Or if you are using permalink option then do not change these settings.

Leave meta boxes blank to use them manually while publishing new articles. In post type options “Meta Robots” and “Authorship” options should remain unchecked in posts, pages and media. “Date in snippets preview” option can be checked as per your need. And “WordPress SEO Meta Box” option should remain unchecked because it will hide option of editing meta description while publishing articles.

  • Taxanomies

Same like post types you can use these options.

  • Other

If you understand how you can use meta description and title templates then use them according to your need.

WordPress SEO by Yoast XML Sitemap Settings

First of all if you want to create sitemap then use check the first box. Then change below mentioned settings. For better results I suggest following settings here. Following options would be checked here.

[list style=”bullet-tick”]
  • Ping Yahoo
  • Ping ASK.com
  • Media (attachment)
  • Catogories
  • Tags
  • Format
[/list]

Other options should remain unchecked here. And you specify the maximum pages or posts to be included in per sitemap in “Entries per page” option.

WordPress SEO by Yoast Permalinks Settings

If you are already using permalinks on your blog then you do not need to change them here. Otherwise use them wisely.

Here I have shared most required SEO settings for WordPress SEO by Yoast. There are also a number of options there. To learn about them go here.

You are welcome to raise questions if you are facing any difficulty to setup WordPress SEO by Yoast.

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7 Effective Ways to do Off-Page Optimization

Off-Page Optimization is a very important part of SEO. There are a number of ways to do off-page optimization. It requires more time and more hard work. But thing is that you should apply your efforts to right way.

See Also: How to do on-page optimization for free

What is Off-Page Optimization?

It is an important question. Off-Page optimizations mean you are marketing your links or blog over the internet. If you have more incoming links, your blog would get more traffic. And by doing this practice you will see a huge increase in reputation of your blog.

This time I want to share my best 7 effective ways to do off-page optimization.

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#1 Submitting Your Sitemap to Search Engines

You cannot ignore this part of off-page optimization. No blog/website can survive for long time if sitemap of that blog/website is not submitted in search engines. You can create sitemap of your blog manually. But it requires some technical coding. There are also many websites offering free sitemap generation.

After creating sitemap you should submit it to search engines. The main search engines are Google, Bing and Yahoo. You must submit your sitemap to Google, Bing and Yahoo.

#2 Do Off-Page Optimization by Commenting

Commenting is also a part of off-page optimization. But it requires some extra care and time. You would be asked how commenting can be a part of off-page optimization. It can be, when you are commenting on websites that are relevant to the subject or niche of your website.

#3 Submitting Website to Directories

It is an old way to do off-page optimization. As someone says “old is gold”. It is correct. But people talking website submission is nearly dead. But it is not true. Directory submission is still effective way to do off-page optimization. You all need to be careful selection of category you are going to choose.

After successful submission your website can get a huge traffic from those directories. Some of big directories are DMOZ, Zoominfo, One Mission, and Yahoo Directory. There are also a number of directories offering paid listing to do off-page optimization.

#4 Forum Posting

Forum posting is also best way to do off-page optimization. You can join forums and add your website links in profile area. While forum discussion try to drive traffic to your blog/website. I want to share my list of best dofollow forum with you.

#5 Submit Articles to Article Directories

If you have some extra time then write your unique articles and submit to article directories. Article directories are very popular to get traffic from. There are a number of free article directories. Among them Ezine and Article Base are good one.

#6 Get Traffic from Question and Answer Sites

Question and Answer sites are closely related to forums. But Q & A is being used especially for finding answers for different questions. You can do off-page optimization using these sites. You all need to choose relevant category and give answers to questions with links to your blog/website.

#7 Social Bookmarking

After publishing your article you must submit your link to popular social bookmarking site. These sites are extra beneficial for your off-page optimization. But remember you should select appropriate tag while submitting your links to social media sites. You can do off-page optimization on famous bookmarking websites like Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Propeller, etc

Extra But Regular Efforts

These are most common ways to do off-page optimization. There are some more practices you can do for off-page optimization. Like making videos, sharing images, giving classified ads, joining online communities, joining groups on Facebook etc

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How to do On-Page Optimization for free

Many of my blogger friends ask me to write a post about how I am doing on-page optimization for my posts. These days on-page optimization is difficult task for some bloggers. But to be very honest it is not too much difficult.

WordPress users can use a plenty of SEO plugins to optimize their blog posts. And there are also many plugins available for on-page optimization. In this post I will suggest you some plugins to use for on-page optimization. And also I will tell you basics of on-page optimization.

On-Page Optimization Checklist

There are a number of elements of on-page optimization for blog posts. You will not ignore any single aspect to get maximum results.

Keywords

Most essential part of on-page optimization is keyword. Keyword is a word which a person, search on a search engine. After choosing keyword, one should use keyword randomly throughout the post. I recommend keyword should be minimum of 2% and maximum of 6%.

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How to Use Keyword in Post for on-page optimization

You should use keyword randomly throughout the post. But you must follow these guidelines to use keyword in post.

  1. You must include your keyword in heading of your post (H1). And iIt is a plus point if you use your keyword at start of your title. And title should not more than 40 to 70 characters (recommended)
  2. Keyword should include in link of post.
  3. You should include keyword in H2 and H3 headings.
  4. Meta description should also have keyword inside.
  5. Keyword should use in alt tag of image of post.
  6. Highlight your keyword by doing bold italic and underline (at least one time each)
  7. Type your keyword in first sentence of your blog post.
  8. Type your keyword at least one time in last 100 words.
  9. Write a post minimum of 300 words.

Internal links

Pro-bloggers engage their visitors and readers by giving internal links in their post. It is best strategy to engage your readers. And giving internal links is one of important part of on-page optimization. So how we can give internal links?

Example # 1

See Also: Single Page Search Engine Optimization

Example # 2

I recommend you to read my SEO related articles.

External Links

It is also a good practice to include external links in your blog post. But many of bloggers did not like to give external links. Although it is a part of on-page optimization.

Example:

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Use of Image

Your post should include an image. Image in post have many benefits along with on-page optimization. And as I suggest before your image should have a keyword written in alt tag.

I have listed most important elements required for on-page optimization. If I you want to add some more required elements then please share your ideas in comments.

 Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Exploring the Relation Between SEO and Social Media

Search Engine Optimization and Social Media branding continue to play a crucial role in determining a brand’s success. It has been quite some time since the rightful integration and combination of these two aspects of a business have been discussed or talked about. Gone are the days when you could actually treat them as totally different attributes, thereby delegating responsibilities to two different departments completely segregated from each other.  Know for a fact that if you want to secure desired results for your company, you have to make sure that your SEO team is duly aware of the various implications of the Social Media branding for your product, and vice versa.

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Let us learn on how you can use these two tools effectively to optimize results.

The fact, that having a solid SM presence can directly influence your Google ranking is known by many. Listed below are some of the Search Engine Optimization techniques that you should use while managing the various profiles of your brand on SM. Let’s find out.

SEO Tools For Boosting your Social Media Presence

Social Media campaigning in its own way has taken the world of Internet marketing by storm. However there is still a lot to be explored regarding the proper utilization of these platforms with the help of SEO. Here are some of the ways by which you can do that:

The social optimization of your brand starts right from the time you create profiles on several of the platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter. LinkedIn etc. No matter whichever of these networking sites you choose- engagement with users on a regular basis, optimization of photo file-names using specific keywords, hash tags etc remain crucial for bolstering your brand visibility online. Keeping the basics same, there are some specific SEO techniques required for different platforms:

Twitter

A relevant solid 160 word Bio is what you will have to introduce your product to the world. Make sure that you are using all the relevant information here. The SEO link juice can be provided by means of linking the sites to your blogs or homepage

The Twitter handle can be fixed by using the tool Google adwords keyword to gain an idea of what variants of your brand name are being searched the most

Google +

The profile created by you should mainly contain your name and your occupational detail whereby you should make sure that the details are seen by people

Facebook

The key would be, not to hurt your viral growth rate by stuffing your page with a host of keywords— choose the first name that is credited with due significance by Google

Choose a unique URL that is going to be given due weightage by search engines

Ensure proper keyword optimization for onsite SEO

Pinterest

Check out the latest SEO hotspots for Pinterest!

 

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4 Secrets to Increase Online Reputation and Become Successful Blogger

Increase online reputation is an important key to become successful blogger on internet blogging business. Did you know? Well, I know what you was answer, I am the same to you as well. To be a profession internet blogger require us to do many works in order to present ourselves to both online readers and search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other. Thus we have to increase online reputation and build a good brand image of our personal blog which are requirements of this new online presented.

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The internet blogging business is hot war business which all of us are right fighting at a frontier with our competitors or people around the world, right now. I please aware you that, now a day thousands of newbie bloggers attended to the internet market and are struggling to make a personal blog survive and being become successful blogger by their increase online reputation and getting presents themselves to online readers. While other successors are striving to be a sustainable in the internet blogging business thus it mean that now is very difficult and hard-working to win internet blogging competition.

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SEO Myths That Are Holding Back Your Campaign

Every industry around the world has its fair share of myths and legends.  These usually gain traction thanks to people who think they know what they’re talking about; when in reality they don’t have the first idea about SEO Myths and Mistakes. One such industry where a lot of this takes place is online marketing, and in particular the search engine optimization (SEO) branch. Many website owners will tell you that they have an SEO focus, that they know what they are doing, and that any failings in their strategy are down to circumstances that are beyond their control. In truth, the level of SEO knowledge that exists in site owners varies, with some knowing enough to get by, and others undermining themselves at every turn without realizing.
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Where gaps in knowledge do exist, it is often around the aforementioned myths that are present in the industry. What are the biggest ones?

You Have to Rank First

This one has been around ever since people started analyzing SEO and carrying out work in order to achieve a higher ranking. To rank first it doesn’t matter how many times respected voices say it, or Google themselves release data proving that you can find success elsewhere on page one, it will never go away.
There is a big difference between having the ambition to rank first – why not, everyone needs a target – and being of the belief that it is the only way you can possibly be a success.
You also need to consider the mitigating factors around search, such as searches are personalized more than ever before, social media presence playing a part, and many more.
If you want to rank first, then good on you for holding such a strong, clear ambition. Don’t obsess and lose sleep over it, however, it really isn’t necessary.

Quantity is King

Many of Google’s Panda updates are targeting specific link sites and farms. If that doesn’t put to bed the ridiculous myth that quantity of links is somehow better than quality, we honestly have no idea what will.
Still, there are people producing content and sending it out to places that have a poor reputation, and this is never going to help you move up the search rankings. Organic links through your own quality content, or finding high-ranking sites to post on, is by far the better way forward.
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Keyword Density Matters

We have all seen the job posts on freelancer websites that say the client wants the keyword mentioned twice in the first paragraph, again in the middle, and once more in the last sentence, as well as in the title and in two sub-headings, too for best SEO.
There is more than one way to skin a cat, and there is more than one way to show search spiders what your page is about, such as actually writing a detailed piece about your chosen topic. Of course, you can still use the page title and meta tags to draw attention to your keywords, you just don’t need to go overboard.
If you are living by any of these Search Engine Optimization, it is time to change your outlook forever. Move forward, do things the correct way, and see how much your rankings improve.
[box color=”white” icon=”accept”]This guest article was written by Robert at Bright Local who are market leaders in providing excellent local SEO tools.[/box]
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