There are currently over a hundred search engines rankings factors. This post explains the smooth and effective techniques to achieve good SEO ranking on your blogs and websites.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is referred to as the actions performed on a website or webpage to enhance its visibility on the search engine.
As a blogger, good SEO is one of the best ways of getting successful in your blogging business.
Now the question is, “how can we enhance our blog SEO”?
Its very simple, you mustn’t be a pro or an SEO guru before you can enhance a blog SEO.
There are some necessary things you must consider before kicking up your blog – and SEO is one of them.
If you are an individual under a tight budget – then it is best to blog with open source platforms, e.g., is WordPress. If you think, maybe because you are a programmer that you don’t need to use a framework, then it may be a big mistake from your end.
Every framework has lots of developers around them, and as well, most of them provide sufficient flexibility.
Knowing fully well that SEO ranking factors are dynamic, so every blogging platform should also be dynamic. This will enable bloggers to easily adopt the latest SEO techniques that will be effective at the present moment.
Best SEO Techniques For High Traffic
The following tips are essential to achieve effective Search Engine Optimization.
1. Install and activate an SEO plugin
You can do this only if your blogging platform supports plugins. Most bloggers frameworks support plugins, some may call it SEO add-ons (so take note).
For those blogging with WordPress, they will find it so easy.
There are lots of free SEO plugins on WordPress. Simply search for SEO plugins, select any SEO plugin that has up to 4 or more stars, install, activate, and customize.
If I am asked to suggest a WordPress SEO, I will go Yoast SEO Plugin or All In One SEO Plugin.
These two plugins are available for free, although both plugins have some premium features, which I am sure most people don’t care about.
2. Blog Title
One should always do excellent keyword research when choosing a blog title.
It will be very effective when the chosen keyword is part of your blog title. This is very important while applying proper Search Engine Optimization techniques.
Try to make your title look more like a direct question which users will likely ask search engines.
If you are confused about the, on your Google search, simply search for your desired keyword. Below the Google search engine result page, you will find a related search on that keyword. You can pick a title from there.
3. Blog Description
The description of your blog also plays a significant role in search engine optimization.
Always make sure that your blog description is inviting, and also let it contain the same keyword you have chosen.
Don’t make your post description too long or too short. A minimum of 80 characters and a maximum of 120 characters is perfect for your blog description.
Comments automatically work for itself as it enhances search engine ranking on posts.
Always make sure that you allow comments on every post.
Also, never approve a comment with more than three links redirected to other websites. It may act as a negative signal, especially when the webpage it is pointing to is not related to the content on your page.
5. Quality Posts
Quality posts are vital for SEO as well.
But note, for a post to be of quality, it must be educative and plagiarism free.
If a quality post is copied from another site, it won’t be seen as “quality” by search engines.
For copy and paste bloggers, your posts can never be seen as quality by search engines.
The most search engine knows the original owner of every post via “date posted” or “first indexed.”
6. Submit Blog to Search Engines and Directories
To improve search engine ranking, you have to submit your blog to search engines and directories. This is done free of charge; simply submit your blog to top search engines like Google, Bing, and Yandex.
Before this can be possible you have to first verify your blog with each of the search engines webmasters.
You can read our article on how to make Google index your new blog immediately.