5 Blog Optimization Tips You’d Be Sorry For Not Taking Advantage of Them Earlier

sorryOne of the most popular and successful offsite SEO tactics is getting quality inbound links. So how do you get others to link to you?  Here are some ways to get you started:

1.Write Quality Content

Nothing gets you links faster than writing content that engages with your readers.  If a little bit of controversy helps, throw that in.  As word gets around about your posts, bloggers will inevitably link to you.

2.Post Comments on Blogs You Read

Don’t hesitate to post worthwhile comments on other blogs, be it your competitors or not, but realize blog comments themselves don’t have impact on your SEO results. You may get a follow-up with a link pointing to your blog.  And if that happens to be from a competitor with a huge audience, you’ll be looking at some major traffic influx to your blog.

3.Submit Your Articles to Social Buzz Club, Triberr

You can submit your blog to content discovery platforms like Social Buzz Club or Triberr to attract more traffic and like-minded readers. On-topic comments will help position the blog as an authority in your field.

Onsite SEO requires customization within your blog itself.  Here’s how to get started:

4.Optimize Your Content with Targeted Keywords

keywordsThis topic really requires intense study, as it is one of the more important subjects when discussing SEO.  But in a nutshell, your blog posts should contain the keywords or keyword phrases that your potential customers or readers would most likely type into the search engines to find what they are looking for.

This requires advanced research of keywords on your part so that you can place these targeted keywords within your blog content.  The result would be a highly optimized blog for the very information your potential customers are looking for.

Have each of your posts focused on one specific topic so that you can moderate the keywords going into your content.  Over-stuffing keywords can make for terrible reading which defeats the purpose of finding and keeping your customers.  Make your posts as original as possible and update your blog frequently, at least three times a week.

Within the URL of the page, page and post titles, heading tags such as H1, image alt tags and meta tags.  Bold your keywords where you can too.

5.Create a Good Linking Structure within Your Blog

linkbuildingCreate links that link from a certain post in your blog to another relevant post which you had written previously.  This interlinking makes it very easy for search engines to re-index your blog, allowing for more of your pages to be indexed.  Categorize your information and place them on your blog’s sidebar.  Create a sitemap once your blog starts growing larger in size.

But one thing to remember is not to over-optimize your blog. Write naturally and don’t overdo it with keywords. Use descriptive wording and use synonyms rather than repeating the same keyword phrases over and over.