In this blog post, I’m going to teach you a simple method on how to write a SEO optimized post on your blog. I’m going to make it very simple, and it will help you a lot if you’re a beginner in blogging.
If you’re an experienced blogger, this info might not be new to you, as you might already been implementing SEO strategies to your blog 🙂 Nevertheless, enjoy reading this post too.
I used a very simple plan to SEO optimized my blog posts most of the time, and I can say I’ve been getting great results from my SEO efforts. I got people calling me to ask about my business. I got partnerships through bloggers who found me on Google. So let me share with you what I did 🙂
Here’s my 7 step SEO blog post plan.
Table of Contents
1. Pick Your Keyword.
You can search for high demand keywords using Google Keyword Tool. Pick keywords that are more targeted instead of general ones. Example of General Keyword = “Compensation Plan”. Example of Targeted Keyword = “Best MLM Compensation Plan In The World” .
It is easier to rank for keywords that are more targeted than general keywords. The keyword that you have searched and wanted to use, will be your main keyword.
In every blog post, you’ll have to insert your blog post permalink. It will be like “http://ding-neng.com/PERMALINK” Hence, use your main keyword as the permalink.
For example, in this post, I’m using ‘seo optimized posts’ as my permalink. Put only the main keyword you want to optimized. Try not to put the whole title into as the permalink.
3. Insert Your Main Keyword Into Your Title. As Front As Possible.
Put it at the front, then create a attention-grabbing blog post title too. For example, “Best MLM Compensation Plan – Where To Find It?”
4. Adding Main Keyword Into Post Content
Include your main keyword in your first 50-100 words.
Then for the rest of the passage, do not mass-spam your main keyword. It is highly recommended that you only add in 2-3 main keywords in your passage. Add one at the beginning, one at the center, and one nearing the end of the post.
* Mass spamming or repetition your main keyword may get your blog post penalized by Google. You don’t need a 100 repetition of your main keyword to get ranked by Google.
* Write for Human first, Spiders second. Insert your main keyword appropriately in your post, and make your post readable. Don’t write for the sake of getting page ranked, and forget about the real human reading your post.
5. Link your Main Keyword To A URL.
Do link your main keyword in your blog post at least once to a URL. Of course, you would want to link that keyword to a relevant url of yours. But you may also want to link it out to others’ urls.
This is example of a keyword that is linked, “Best MLM Compensation Plan”
You can link it to a internal URL (somewhere inside your blog), or an external URL (somewhere outside your blog).
6. Use All-In-One SEO Plugin.
If you’re in WordPress, you would have used this plugin called All-In-One SEO, which helped you a lot to rank your blog post in search engines. There are 3 sections you have to fill in.
Title – Just Copy and Paste the title of your blog post. Keep it under 60 characters.
Description – Write a short description of your blog posts, and put your main keyword as front as possible in the description. Keep it within 160 characters.
Keywords – Insert only 1 keyword you want to rank for, and a few of its variation. Don’t mass insert keywords. It’s useless. Let’s use the example of ‘Best MLM Compensation Plan”. You can insert “Best MLM Compensation Plan, MLM Compensation Plan”. That’s all.
However, Do Not Enter “Best MLM Compensation Plan, MLM Companies, Network Marketing System”. Even though “MLM Companies” and “Network Marketing System” are used in your blogpost, they should not be inserted because they have no relation with your main keyword. (This is a serious mistake beginner bloggers made when starting out!)
7. Publish and Ping
Publish your post, and then Ping it using Ping-o-matic to inform search engines about your latest post. They will then send out their ‘spiders’ to look for your articles.
Ping your every time you publish your blog post too.
Just look at the screenshot below, and follow the instructions. It’s really easy 🙂
Enter Title of your blog post, the URL of your blog post, and RSS feed of your blog.
Then Select all the Ping services, and then Ping It!
That is it!
This is just the basics of writing a SEO Optimized post if you’re new to blogging. There are of course many advanced SEO tricks and strategies that can help you optimized your post further. And i will touch on those next time.
For beginner bloggers: Just keep it simple and follow the 7 steps above. You won’t go wrong