Many bloggers may not know it, but there are actually several SEO tips that will come in handy to turn an ordinary blog into a highly trafficked site.
New ideas and plugins may have arrived in your email daily, you will be told numerous things such as the fact you need to write articles, you need to have a “rich” SEO blog title and a title tag and these will start to increase blog traffic for you. But do you know what those things have in common? Keywords are their main component and are the power behind their SEO abilities. To be more exact, their success lives and dies with your research and implementation of keywords.
Below are some of the proven tricks that you can apply to help you boost your blog traffic seriously.
Using keywords in and around links in your blog post. SEO experts believe that search engines like Google place more weight on linked text than unlinked text when ranking search engine results. Therefore, it’s a good idea to include your keywords in or next to the links within your blog posts when it’s relevant to do so.
Using keywords in your blog post title. Using keywords in your blog post titles is probably one of the best ways to incorporate keywords into your blog posts.
Using keywords in image Alt-tags. Take the time to add keywords that are relevant to the image and post in the Alt-tag for each image you upload and publish on your blog. This alternate text can also help your SEO efforts, because the alternate text appears within the HTML of your blog post content as something called Alt-tag. Google and other search engines crawl that tag and use it in providing results for keyword searches.
Lastly, use keywords throughout your blog posts. Without keyword stuffing though, try to use your keywords multiple times in your blog post… within the first 200 characters of your blog post, several times throughout your post, and near the end of the post.
Although there is a lot of work that goes into creating a SEO blog, it is not entirely difficult. Increasing blog traffic with these methods will actually take just a couple of hours, including page creation and this is a process you can do yourself and save money on outsourcing.