5 Easy Ways to Improve the SEO of a blog & Boost Traffic

5 easy ways to improve the SEO of a blog

A blogger needs to know at least the basics of SEO. For this, you don't need to be an SEO expert but you need to know the minimum so that your posts are well indexed in the search engines.

The phrase "Content is King" is one of the widest spread Internet memes being used by so many bloggers with the idea that you should focus on having quality content, while the rest isn't that important. This is not true. Quality content is essential, but bloggers shouldn't focus only on this matter. Besides producing quality content, your text needs to be optimized for the search engines.

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5 Easy Ways to Improve the SEO of a Blog

Now, let's get to know the basics that any blogger needs to learn about SEO, as well as other simple SEO techniques. Below are 5 easy tips to improve the SEO of your blog:

1. Define the keyword

When you write a post, it is recommended to choose the right SEO keyword for your text. Your purpose is to make this keyword - or term - to be searched on Google, and then get your post among the top. For this, you need to use this keyword a few times in the text.

For example, here the keyword could be SEO, but this term is too common and I could hardly get in the top for this search. Then, I'll work with a phrase or a long tail keyword, so that this post will rank for the term "easy ways to improve the SEO of a blog". I will use this keyword a few times, but without overdoing it.

2. Use the keyword in the post title

Now that I have defined the keyword, I will use it in the post title. This step is very important, and certainly will help you to get a better SEO rank. For instance, the post title contains the easy ways to improve the SEO of a blog keyword, along with other words to form an attractive and optimized title for SEO.

3. Use the keyword in H2 tags

You must also use heading tags (h2, h3) in your posts. Here, we added the "easy ways to improve the SEO of a blog" keyword in a H2 heading. Do this always as it will help you rank well in the search results. If you don't know or don't understand what are the heading tags, I would suggest to do a further research on this topic.


4. Use the keyword in the text

Include the chosen keywords throughout the text. Especially in the first paragraph (please note that I have repeated the title in italics in the first sentence). But be careful when doing this, there is a maximum and minimum limit for that. A good keyword density is between 1.5% to 4.5% for best results. Less than that will have no effect and more can alert the search engines and your text might be considered spam.

5. Publish Posts with 300 words or more

Posts under 300 words have little chance to be among the top results in search engines. Of course, you will be able to rank for multiple keywords that are less popular with less than 300 words, but for the most competitive keywords that have the potential to bring a greater number of visits, it will be nearly impossible.

Thus, it is recommended to write posts with more than 300 words. It's not hard when you really understand the topic you're talking about.

Conclusion

As you can see, with some simple SEO techniques you can improve the traffic coming to your blog from the search engines. I hope you enjoyed these 5 easy ways to improve the SEO of a blog!

21 comments:

  1. Thank you admin, I got another knowledge about SEO because of this post, by the way I read all your blog post. I have a suggestion for you that I want you to create about Numbered Page Navigation for Simple Template and others. I will wait for your response. :)

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    1. I will make a tutorial about this soon. Thanks for visiting! :)

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing those tips.

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  3. your site is very helpful and easy to follow tutorials. thank you so much

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  4. everything in this blog is useful no thing to say but keep it up!

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  5. Your blog posts are very useful to me dude and i want to know how to create related posts which been suggested under the post to give more related options to the visitor

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  6. Nice article.. Blog length should be more than 300 words but it should not be so lengthy that it become boring.

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  7. I don't know where and what are the header tags, please tell me, thank you!

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    1. The six different HTML headings:

      <h1>This is heading 1</h1>
      <h2>This is heading 2</h2>
      <h3>This is heading 3</h3>
      <h4>This is heading 4</h4>
      <h5>This is heading 5</h5>
      <h6>This is heading 6</h6>

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  8. Bloggers need not to be a SEO Expert. Hence here are few basic things to do minimum for getting the advantages of traffic.

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  9. first, i want to say thank you very much for your tips. i have a question..
    when i write i content, i want to make h2 tag to the keyword, but the letter is to be bigger than normal text, so i make manual tag. example keyword in mode HTML. then i write with mode compose not HTML. but after i back to mode HTML again the code keyword has change to keyword.. can you explain what is that mean??? if you have time please check to my blog >> tempatcantiksehat.blogspot.com << *pls, this not for spam.
    thank you for your time.

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    1. Hi there,

      I'm not sure if this was your question, but to make the h2 tag of the same size as the rest of the text, add this code in your template (Template > Customize > Advanced > Add CSS):
      .post-body h2 {font-size: 13px;}

      Thanks for visiting!

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  10. Suggest a key word to me, my blogger title is"geotourism4u"

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  11. Hi Admin,I am interested in movies and i have a movies blog.Can you please suggest me how to write seo friendly movie post in blogger.
    How i add a movie in my blog to take it on the top of Google search results

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  12. I'll try and put this in to practice :)

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  13. thanks for this very important tutorial for us. but i thing i want to say that, if we use many keywords, then it is useful for seo. like I'm running a blog for latest results and i usually all huge keywords related to a post then it is useful for me or not. please help. take a loot at my any post and give your ideas.
    by blog is http://naukriwaala.blogspot.com/

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  14. thank you so much great blog

    http://hindismsway.blogspot.in

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  15. Thanks a lot very useful post
    regards
    Alizaib Hassan
    http://www.azhblog.com

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  16. Thanks alot ,
    I know your post is good , but I think my Blog have any problem.(h4humza.blogspot.com)
    I made my blog about 2,3 months , But when I search "h4Humza" on google my blog result at 3,4th line..
    please post any video tutorial.please............

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  17. Thank you for give 5 way to improve seo tools my blog

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