5 Ways to Write SEO-friendly Blog Posts
SEO-friendly blog posts means writing for the readers and optimizing for the search engines. In this panda and penguin world, writing SEO-friendly blog posts is a must to get more traffic from the search engines without getting hit by Panda or penguin updates.
Here are few ways to write SEO friendly blog posts to rank better for your desired keywords.
Placing your keywords on:
- Title tags
- Meta description
- Image alt tags
- Sub heads like h2, h3
- Interlinking with the similar keywords
- Keyword density (2 to 5% is great) etc
Guest post and link back to your articles to get more visibility from the search engines, blog commenting on do follow blogs can also help you get more visibility and traffic in the long run.
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Write link baiting content, that will attract more people to link to your blog posts without much efforts. Use social media sites or the tools like Zemanta to get notified what others are posting in your niche. Try linking to other bloggers before getting links to your blog posts. This way it will become a breeze for you to get more links to your sites.
For example, instead of using “blog tips” as a keyword on your blog posts, you can rank better for the long tail keywords like “blog tips for new bloggers”. This way you’ll get more visibility in the search engines and you can always have great impact on your potential keywords.
Use “alt tags” and place your potential keywords in your alt tags and image description to rank higher for the same keywords. This way you’ll be getting more visibility for the same potential keywords, thus bringing more search traffic to your blog posts.
Bonus Tip: Don’t Allow one liners of Spam Comments
Do you know blog comments also help you get more search traffic from the search engines? Yes, it is.
Your blog comments matter a lot to write SEO friendly blog posts. Don’t allow spam comments or one liners which don’t add any value to your blog posts, they’ll kill your blog SERP rankings in the search engines over time. Why? This link builders will link to bad sites using the keywords, so don’t allow them. Try to create a blog comment policy to avoid these kind of comments.
Do you know any more tips to write SEO friendly blog posts? Do share them below.