Simple SEO Tips for bloggers

SEO if well fixed on your blog, can lead to your blog getting good traffic from Search engines besides social media which is preferred by most bloggers. Search engines can provide free extra traffic without requiring much effort from you other than just making sure your blog is optimized  for search engines.  You can also change these random visitors from search engines to subscribers. Here we discuss some of the important SEO tips that you can apply on your blog to help you achieve a higher rank in search engines hence get those extra visitors to your site. SEO TIPS FOR BLOGGGERS

      • Target right keywords – You should target keywords that belong to your niche. Choose keywords that you think will work and help your site rank. Don’t just go for keywords that are really broad and competitive because most of the popular blogs are already ranking higher on those keywords therefore it is important to make sure you target unique keywords but not too unique that no person is searching for them.
      • Write headings for search engines and people – Your headings should be something that ranks well in search engines and also attracts more people to share it over the social media. Don’t just make headings for search engines. You may rank for the same but lose it at the same time because your headings would not attract many people to click on your link in search engines. The best compromise is ensuring that both search engines and people love your blog. All you need to do is to write headings that people search on in search engines like e.g. SEO tips for bloggers, How to increase your Blog traffic, How to make money online etc.    
      • Links building – There are many ways to build quality links back to your blog e.g. Guest posting, by adding a link to your blog on your post. Guest posting is also a good way to get into a new community and get more blog traffic. You can also build links through a relationship whereby you contact the owner of a blog and request to exchange links. This means that you add a link to his or her blog as a reference on one of your post and he does the same hence increase your traffic and backlinks.  
      • Quality over Quantity – Quality promotes sharing and linking, which will increase your ranking in search engines.
      • Keep an eye on SEO Updates – You need to keep an eye on SEO updates. If you don’t check the SEO updates this could affect your blog since you will not be able to implement them hence leading to your blog dropping in search engine rankings.

Author: John Mulindi

John is very passionate about Digital marketing. He blogs on topics ranging from Social Media marketing, Search Engine optimization, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing, to Personal Development. In free time he likes watching Football, Reading, Listening to music and taking Nature walks.

102 thoughts on “Simple SEO Tips for bloggers”

  1. Ok, I don’t know a lot about SEO but I believe that the best movement to do is to pay for a social media manager to do all of this. Less time consuming.

  2. Great tips. What are your thoughts on commenting on others blogs and filling in the website field? Does that build backlinks? If it did, I would think you would be want to be careful where you are dropping the links then!

    1. Hi, thanks for dropping by. Yes Commenting on other blogs is one way of building backlinks but if only used well. Most people misuse this method. To get started, Identify top websites in your niche, then make well written comments on them while filling in your website details too. If you leave a meaningful comment, visitors to these websites are likely to visit your website from these sites, and when you drive traffic this way, Search engines will recognize this as an effective backlink.

  3. SEO is something that I could definitely improve on. Your article was extremly helpful and straight to the point, thanks!

  4. You always have the best tips, especially for new bloggers like me. Next weeks goal for me is to go through and work on SEO in old posts, so these tips are super helpful.

    1. We have sites like Shoutmeloud that accept guest posts. This is a site that receives over a million views per month, so if you write for them, you will definitely benefit in a big way. Just contact them for guidance.

  5. Yes. targeting the right keywords is very important! At the beginning, I just wrote an article the way I had the story in my mind. And it was hard to define keywords. Now I’m getting better at it and always think about my keywords. All tips are great. Headrs are very important as well. For people who use wordpress I recommend the plugin Yoast!

  6. These are excellent pieces of advice. I will make sure to forward your post to my friend who is planning on making a blog. But, the post is also useful for us, who already have a blog. Some of the advice will improve the traffic on my blog, for sure.

    1. All you need to do is to comment on some good blogs in your niche or even out of your niche, guest blog and also link your articles on your blog. It is not that hard provided you know what you are doing.

  7. Hi,
    I do all these things, but my organic traffic disappoints. I’m waiting for my tech guy to speed up my site. Interesting, you don’t have https either. How is your search traffic? Do you feel it’s suffering as a result of not being https? Why haven’t you switched over? Thanks,

    1. Hi Jimvern, thanks for your comments. It actually takes time. Am also working on my site slowly to ensure that it reaches the SEO Standards.

  8. I am new to blogging. and had no idea what is SEO. its just 2 days since i started reading about SEOs and this was very informative

    1. Thanks for your Comments. When I started blogging, I had no idea what SEO was, but with simple tips like the ones shared in this post, I learned slowly and now I can write about it. The best way to start is to install Yoast Plugin. Am not sure if you are allowed to install on Blog.

  9. This is a very insightful post for the beginner and many people don’t know that they need to do this. Thank you for sharing.

    1. There are plenty of plugins to use for SEO on your blog. The plugin makes it easy to do a SEO of your site. Yoast plugin is one of the best to use to optimize your site for search engines.

    1. To know the best keywords to use on your site, you do a keyword research using tools like Google Keyword planner-which is free or use Semrush, Spyfu etc.

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