Hey its King of Traffic here and today I would like to talk about how to get more traffic with your Blog posts. When you google get traffic to your Blog all kinds of programs pop up. Most of these programs are useless. So you need to know how to write seo friendly blog posts to get more free traffic. There is an art to this and when done right the search engines will drive a ton of fee traffic to your Blog. That is of course you have something interesting to read.
Despite what many people think, it’s not a complicated process. There are some simple steps to follow to ensure that everything you publish on your website or blog is SEO friendly. First of all what is SEO friendly. It is simply when the search engines crawl looking for a key word search they use their built in alogrims. If your post has the right amount of these key elements the search engine will pick them up first. Quite simple really. Like anything in life when you learn the secrets everything is easy. So what are these secrets?
Secrets of Getting Free Traffic
Things like the title of the post, the structure of a blog, text formatting, headings, and paragraphs. If each one of these steps is done correctly the search engines will find your post first. First, an SEO friendly blog post is also a user-friendly blog post. Many people believe that if a blog post is optimized for search engines, it is somehow less friendly for the users. This is not true. If a Blog post is well laid out and easy to read with the proper spacing and text you hit a home run. Search engines like well written and easy to read posts.
The true meaning of SEO is to publish content that both search engines and users can understand. If both of these conditions are not met, then you have limited chances of achieving high rankings, and your readers are more likely to ‘ignore’ your post. This is important. An easy to read post after of course your Title are your no 1 considerations.
Links are important
Another very important thing to take into consideration is placing links on your Blog post. Search Engines love links. Usually two are sufficient to get results. One outside link going to and outside site and one inside link going to one of your pages will work fine. Don’t add too many links and certainly don’t leave out at least two links to get results.
Also if you are placing images in your post it is a good idea to link that image to its appropriate source. Search Engines love links. Things like backlinks for example are SEO friendly. When you have links on other sites going back to your site the search engines find these and rank your post higher in the search driving more free traffic.
If you have started a Blog you should get yourself a SEO Plugin. There are quite a few to choose from when you do a SEO Plugin search on your WordPress Blog. Try a couple and use the one that works best with your Theme. These programs vary in the amount of information you can place in them but they are easy to use. It might be worthwhile to upgrade to one of these programs but that is up to you. Personally I haven’t upgraded yet and my Blog has been around for awhile. Did you notice I just put a link to another page on my site. Make sure you place a link to a post you wrote maybe a few weeks ago or more. Search Engines love this kinda placement of links.
If your new to Blogging or WordPress it is a good idea to take a quick free course on it. Udemy.com is a great site to go to. You can get some free courses there on how to start a Blog. I took a couple of these courses and they are free and will really help you write an awesome Blog. Anyways now I have an inside link and an outside link that should help propel this post up the Search Engine tree.
10 Tips for Writing SEO Friendly Blog Posts
So, now that you have a better understanding of what is an optimized blog post and what is not, let’s see how to ensure (before you hit the publish button), that your blog will be SEO friendly.
- Think before you start writing
- Create the structure of the blog post
- Craft the title and URL
- Use headings correctly
- Keep your paragraphs short
- Add links when it makes sense
- Do make use of keywords (but not keyword stuffing)
- Optimize the length of your blog post
- Optimize your meta description
- Optimize your images and other media elements
Take a Course on Writing a Blog Post
I know we all think we are Edgar Allen Poe and can write great content. Sometimes you can write some great stuff but if not layed out right the Search Engines might not like it. Just because you have done everything right your content might be off balance with your original thoughts. Search Engines do not like a post that rambles. Stay focused on your subject matter and do not put in too may key words. Try not to put links on your key words.
There are many places you can go on the internet to learn how to write a well balanced Blog Post. It just could be in your interest to learn how to write the perfect content. Search Engines really can deliver you a ton of free traffic if your Blog Posts are done correctly. So before you go off on a wallet bending money spree trying to advertise you business learn how to create a good Blog. Blogging is cheap advertising if done correctly and there are more Search Engines being added all the time on the Internet. Use them to beef up your Income.