Are you clueless on how to blog for SEO? This beginner's guide will take you through simple steps on how to get your blog posts in tip top shape for when the search bots come crawling.
Why Blog for SEO?
There’s two very good reasons you should do this, which lead me to put together this beginner's guide on how to blog for SEO.
1. Since you’re already taking the time to write the blog, so you might as well know how to blog for SEO.
2. It will help drive extra traffic to your blog in the long term – which is why you’re blogging right?
How to Blog for SEO
First you should plan out your blog post. It might seem like extra work, but believe me it will make the whole process a lot easier. You can download the plan I used to prepare this blog for SEO here.
Topic – First you’ll need to decide on the topic you’ll be blogging about. Ideally it should be a trending topic or something you know is popular with your target audience. There’s no point writing about something no one’s interested in.
Keywords – Probably the most important consideration when tailoring your blog for seo is the keywords you’ll use. Once you’ve decided on your topic, the best way to select keywords is to head on over to the google keyword tool, which will show you a bunch of suggestions for the topic you enter. Ideally try to choose 2 or 3 phrases which have high search traffic and low competition. If you downloaded the plan I used for this post, you’ll see that the phrases I’ve selected are ‘blog for seo’, ‘how to blog’ and ‘beginner's guide’, which all have low competition and searches in the thousands. ...continue reading