Friday, 30 January 2015

7 Steps to Creating a SEO Friendly Blog

Creating a SEO Friendly Blog is a step in the right direction if your goal is to enjoy the flow of organic traffic. While some people blog as a form of expression of themselves, others do it to earn an income and make a living out of it. 

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If your interest is to operate money making blog it would be wise to develop good habits from the start. Here are some well proven blogging tips on how to make your career easier and more profitable.

Blog Title/Name

Names are very vital in the overall performance of your blog; with a relevant name, your blog can attract traffic for itself. Whatever the purpose, reason, or goal of your blog, be sure the title reflects what you are blogging about. Nobody opens a cosmetics shop and went ahead and named it “OBC Auto Shop” it should be something like “OBC Ladies Shop” Do a keyword search if necessary and utilize keywords that best describe what the blog is all focusing on.

Blog Template 

The overall layout of your blog is very crucial because it is possible your have great contents and tutorials but the template you used for your blog can betray you; you must be selective when it comes to templates for you blog. There are so many sites that offers free templates out there that you can get a good template from. Remember, your blog is your business center so it must be well constructed to suit today’s taste. You can contact Oracle Themes for your template customizations.

The Place of Contents

By posting regularly you'll keep both your readers and the search engines coming back. If possible and depending how serious you are, at least posting 3 times a week is ideal, I don’t support multiple posting daily except it is a news blog, is best! Don't let your blog die by not posting on a regular basis.

 Be sure your posts are interesting and useful to your readers. If you are so incline adding a little entertainment value is also helpful. You'll also want to make sure your content contains the keywords for your topic so that it will be indexed by the search engines. Keep it natural and conversational. Remember you are talking with your readers and not the search engines. As a blogging, rule target between 1% and 3 % keyword density.

Try to keep your content brief ( 500 words or less) is ideal, however, if you've chosen a topic that can't be covered in so few words then make a series of postings out of it such as part 1, part 2, part 3 etc.

Insert Images

Inserting images into your post is another way to make your blog look great and professional, it attracts visitors - both the readers and the search engines will love this. But, you must fully optimize these images for SEO and get the best out of them.

Utilize Back Links

Linking is a good way of improving the overall ranking of your blog, humans and search engines loves this as well. Where applicable, use reference words that are relevant with the back links. The content will enrich your blog as long as it is used correctly according to the relevancy of the topic you incorporate it into.

Befriend Other Bloggers

By visiting and posting relevant comments in other blogs (and leaving a back link to your blog) you'll find this action will be reciprocated creating more traffic for both blogs. Article sharing between blogs also boost not only traffic but a stronger sense of community with fellow bloggers.

Use Social Media

Adding social media icons to your blog enables you to share your post to all your followers and friends in Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ and the rest with just one click. You can also subscribe to tools like Buffer to enhance your social sharing potentials.