Let us discuss about the Basic SEO Tips that you should keep in mind while creating a blog or a blog post.
Use of Custom Permalink
Always use a custom permalink for your blog post . Blogger doesn’t have much options to change the permalink as you need. The only thing that we can utilize is the custom permalink, use this option while writing a post. Avoid Stop word in the link and make sure the title length mus not exceed 50 characters in length. See the below image to get some knowledge on how to change permalink by using the option custom permalink.
Use of Search Description
Every blog should have these meta tags on their homepage
- Meta Title
- Meta Description
- Meta Keywords
A meta title length must not exceed 70 characters, its better to keep it below 60, and seo friendly meta description must not exceed 150 characters . Meta Keywords may not have much importance in 2015 SEO but you can keep the length below 500 characters.
Never stuff the keywords in these meta tags, Use meaningful sentences in Title and description and you may use your keyword 2-3 times in description.
As we know blogger
platform doesn’t provide much options as wordpress
. WordPress has plugins which can boost your SEO and most of them are free and user friendly.
Coming to blogger, most of the bloggers forget about individual posts’ meta description. Use of meta description for each post may increase your presence on search engines.
Most of the bloggers shows no interest or they never know the importance of internal linking. Internal Linking not only increases your blogs pageviews but also helps your post to boost up rankings in search engines. Never forget to do internal linking while writing a blog post.
External Linking and Tips
Always link your blog’s post to a high authority websites or blogs, it may increase your page authority too. Don’t forget to use “rel=nofollow” attribute to your external links.
“Social” became the one of the important factors in SEO, A blog with higher social impact may higher than that of low social sharing.
So, always use Social Sharing buttons below the most and a sliding bar on the left of the page.
Create your pages on all the social networking websites. Like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Googleplus
A facebook popup box of your page may add extra benefits for your website traffic.
Use of Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics
Use of webmaster tool and google analytics is very important for generating organic traffic. Google Webmaster tool used to submit your website to search engine by providing the sitemap of your blog.
Bloggers have no sitemap.xml page, Submit atom.xml as sitemap at webmaster tool to get indexed in search engine.
Never forget to submit your website on bing also , you can do it by bing webmaster tool. Submitting your blog to bing webmaster tool indexes your blog in both bing and yahoo search engines.
Always Resubmit your sitemap after every blogpost you write, and ping your blog post using pingomatic (which tells all the search engines about an update in your blog)
These are the basic SEO tips for blogs and bloggers to remember for generating organic website traffic.
We will discuss advanced SEO tips on upcoming posts.