Before starting with the guide, I would like to discuss SEO.
What is SEO?
SEO is search engine optimization by which you can write content in such a way that Google will show your content on the first page. We have to optimize the content for particular keywords. It means, without proper SEO, you won’t get any organic traffic.
Now, What is organic traffic? Organic traffic is the traffic coming from a search engine.
If you are thinking of building a better blog with high traffic, then you must need to focus on the organic traffic, it also means that you have to do the proper SEO for your blog.
Keep in mind that the organic traffic of your blog is directly proportional to the SEO.
As a newbie blogger, I read some articles related to SEO and sort out some essential points that the author have repeatedly mentioned in all article.
Here I am sharing you some essential SEO tips which I have implemented on my blog, and it will improve organic traffic.
Keyword Research is the first step for writing a blog post. We have to find out the right keyword for our blog and optimize those keywords in the blog post.
Proper keywords research play a significant role in driving organic traffic. There are many online keywords research tools available like SEMRush, Ahref, kwfinder, Google Keyword Planner, etc. These tools show you the keywords ideas along with monthly volume, CPC and all other keywords data.
Note: Don’t write any post without proper Keywords Research.
Content is king
You have to choose the Quality over Quantity while writing a blog post. Write for readers not for a search engine, if you are satisfying the users need who are visiting your blog they will find you again and again.
So, write content that will cover all the topics that readers want. I have seen some bloggers just reading from the web and rehashing it on their blog. Before writing any content, think what you need to be cover in that article, what readers want?
As per my experience, the content of your blog is one of the most important factors that will directly affect your blog’s organic traffic. The quality content requires driving more organic traffic to your blog. Off course when people love your writing then they will recommend your articles to other passionate readers, and they will definitely share your post on social media.
Suppose in future if they want something related to your blog niche then they will search for your blog first because they were fully satisfied by your blog content in the past. So, write such articles that will help readers to solve their problems, easily understandable, clean, etc.
Post Title, Meta Description, Permalink
The blog post titles play important role in SEO. The title of the blog post must be attractive, readers open your blog post by looking at the title. It will also improve the CTR (click through rate) of your blog.
Try to write keywords at the start of the title, keep in mind that the word that you use at the start of the title tends to carry more weight than the weight you use later in the post title.
A meta description is the short description of the post which Google shows below the title and URL in search results. This description indicates what are the content present in the given blog post. So, we have to write a meta description in such a way that when readers look at it they will come to know about the blog post.
The proper meta description with targeted keywords will help you to improve the SEO.
Permalink is the blog post URL in which you have to add one targeted keyword. We have to write SEO friendly, simple URL.
To track all the above three factors you can use the Yoast SEO plugin.
If you want to engage your readers to your blog, then try to add interlinks within a post. Whenever readers reading the content then can easily move to new content if you provide the proper linking. Also, make sure that the links are related to the post that will keep the readers more time on your blog.
This is a very important factor in SEO to improve the ranking in the Google search engine. When the other blog links your blog with their content then it is called the Backlinks and it is also difficult to get the backlink.
Nowadays, Backlink is the top factor in SEO. To increase the backlinks, you can comment on other blogs, write guest post, ask for backlink directly, etc.
Note: Only do-follow backlink is important for SEO.
Image Alt tag
Post without an image will not work in some cases. Images play important role to attract the readers and also improve the SEO to some extent.
When we create the image for the blog post, we must have to add the Alt tag for images. When you insert an image, in the property section of the image, you will see the alt tag, add an alt tag which will describe an image.
The alt tag is also helpful to show your image in Google image search.
Yoast SEO plugin
Yoast SEO plugin is a complete package of SEO available for WordPress users for free. You can upgrade it to use the premium features.
It’s quite confusing to set up a Yoast plugin manually, so I have written an article on complete SEO by Yoast plugin configuration. If you still have some doubts, then don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
Friends, below are the only few tips about SEO but Google ranks their results based on more than 200 factors. I would suggest you, instead of writing for Google rules you can focus on the readers. It will definitely give you the results. Our main focus should be the reader’s satisfaction.
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