SEO friendly Blogging and SEO friendly Blog

Posted: November 8, 2012 by Sankar Vijayakumar in Blogging, Scribbles
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SEO friendly Blogging and SEO friendly Blog – a little bit of which every blogger should know.
Here I’m going to share my knowledge :).

SEO friendly Blogger

SEO friendly Website

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be simply described as the method of attracting visitors to your blog via search engines. If a Blogger follows SEO techniques, then the probability of visitors visiting his blog through search engines becomes high ie, search engines will rank his blog high.

SEO friendly Blogging.

Let’s split a blog post into 10 parts:

  1. Url – Uniform or Universal Resource Locator (URL) should be meaningful and readable. It should contain the keywords of the post. (In Typo3 we use Realurl extension for making the urls readable :P. Realurl extension converts the default Typo3 urls (http://www.domain.com/index.php?id=1) to readable urls (http://www.domain.com/home/))
  2. Meta description – Add a summary of your article as meta description in the head section of your webpage like:
    <meta name="keywords" content="SEO friendly Blog, SEO friendly Blogging, SEO, Search Engine Optimization" />
    <meta name="description" content="SEO friendly Blog and SEO friendly Blogging. How to write a SEO friendly blog. How to increase your blog's traffic?" />
  3. Page/Post Title – Always include search terms (keywords) in your blog post’s title.
    If you need your blog post to be listed in the 1st page of search engines when searched for “successful blogger”, then choose a title like “How to become a successful blogger?” than “Give your best and leave the rest”. The second one is a more attractive title but search engine optimization prefers simple and straightforward titles.
  4. Categories – Categories can tell both the readers and the search engines about your post. It makes easier for readers to find related posts.
  5. Tags – All the keywords related to the post must be added as Tags.Tags are something like categories or keywords but they are generally used to describe your post in more detail.
    Upload a photo of Taj Mahal – add “photography” as its category and add tags like “seven wonders of the world”, “India”, “Taj Mahal” etc.
  6. Introduction – The keywords should be present in the first line of your post for better search engine rankings.
  7. Content – Wrap your subheadings and subtitles with H2 and H3 header tags. Use plenty of bold and italics tags for your keywords.
  8. Images – Sometimes an image can speak more than words and let the reader think more than the author :). Also images can act as add-ons for better search engine rankings by using keywords in the file name and alt text. Make sure that the size of the image is not too large in dimension as well as in file size.
    Web spider /Web Crawler

    Web spider 🙂

  9. Conclusion – Same as introduction the keywords should be present in the ending paragraph also.
  10. Social media marketing strategy – Use Social media share buttons like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc. to share your posts.

Note: Please keep on updating your pages that you need better ranking. Just minute changes are enough because a change in page source will make Google re-index that page and it’ll surely help for better ranking.

SEO friendly Blog.

Blogs are really no different than web sites. Let’s check some methods to make your blog better:

  1. Include search engine verification codes – like Google Analytics Code, Bing Webmaster etc.
  2. Sitemap – Make sure that http://www.blogname.com/sitemap.xml generates an XML file that lists URLs of your blog.
  3. Site statistics– Analyse and review information on site statistics and modify your post with more keywords.
  4. Add Backlinks – Link important keywords to your old blog posts.
  5. CSS and HTML validationw3 validation on html and css can help to improve ratings.
  6. Check and Improve Site Speed – Site speed is now a part of Google’s ranking algorithm.

Did I miss something ❓

What I’m going to do for the next few months is to make this post at the top of Google, when searched for seo friendly blog … 😆
Today (12/12/12), I found that I’ve reached in the 1st page of Google when searched for “seo friendly blog” and “seo friendly blogging”!

Yes :), the most effective trick that makes my blog posts more seo friendly is not written here just because it’s a dirty trick. Mail to sanker03@yahoo.com to know that trick!

Note: Don’t make your blog posts look ugly for SEO. Reader’s feel is much more important than search engines.

SEO friendly Blog

SEO friendly Blogging

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Comments
  1. Jan says:

    Very useful article, thanks! One question – I had the idea that WordPress tags/categories were the metadata keywords that search engines used. Is it duplication to put the keywords in the post HTML meta description,and also use the WordPress tags, or do they serve different purposes?

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    • Sankar says:

      I think wordpress tags and categories will not get added as the meta keywords/description of the post. May be some wordpress plugin can do this. To know what all data get added as meta keywords/description just check the “view source” of this page or any other wordpress post.
      Have a nice day!

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  2. Del says:

    Your means of describing the whole thing in this
    article is in fact nice, every one can easily know it,
    Thanks a lot.

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  4. Appreciate this post. Will try it out.

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  6. I agree with what a lot of other people have said – this is really useful and straightforward – even for a non-techie writer like me.

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