Writing an SEO blog posts is a great way to get traffic fast for new blogs. Today, I am going to share the most useful and proven SEO blog tips for bloggers.
In this article, you will learn how to do SEO of any blog post. This is nothing but an on-page SEO. But, I have something more than On-page SEO.
Therefore, I write this post on blog post SEO instead on-page SEO. Few things are common on both like long-tail keywords, H1 tag, keywords, and Image alt tag.
I know that you can write perfect SEO friendly article after reading this post. So, let’s get started –
SEO Blog Posts Tips to Write SEO Friendly Article
“SEO Blog” and “SEO Post” both are different. Doing SEO of any blog is an on-page SEO, Off-page SEO, and on-site SEO.
Doing SEO of any post is means the use of keywords as well as variations. So, in this post, I am going to share blog post SEO.
You can also call it “Optimize Blog Post For SEO“. Optimize means writing of post with SEO techniques.
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1. Long tail Keyword Optimization In SEO Blog Posts Title
It increases your blog post-CTR (click-through rate). Your ranking is based on your title CTR.
If your post impressions count to 40 and clicks are more than 20, it means your post will boost to first.
The posts which have at least 50% CTR, will rank to first on Google.
Now, long-tail keywords mean the long variation of a short keyword. Like “Optimize blog post” is a short keyword, But it has a high competition to rank.
You have to create its long-tail keyword like “How to Optimize Blog Post for SEO to get more traffic“. This is the long tail keyword.
You can use Google Keyword Planner for free to search for long-tail keywords. It’s totally free and very useful.
If you want deep keyword research, you can use SEMRush for free as a trial a week. This is an amazing keyword research tool. Must try!
Use your main keyword in your post at the beginning. It’s just to have keyword first. You can use modifiers to make separate your main keyword from other texts like below image –
2. Use Main Keyword in the First Paragraph to Make SEO Blog Post
Your main keyword should be in the first paragraph of your post. Actually, it should be under 100 words of the post, but you should use it in the first paragraph.
Because if you use small paragraphs like 1-2 sentences, then using it in the first paragraph is best.
3. Use Keyword Variations in Your Blog Posts
While you do keyword research, you can see numbers of keyword matching to your main keyword. You should take this all in your content as a topic.
Google or other search engines always find the best content which has everything covered. If you have all related keywords used in your content then search engine change your position and rank your post.
Try to cover all the topics related to your main keyword. Find related terms and use them. You can find related keywords or phrases from Google search like below image.
As you can see, Google tells you other related keywords matching to “keyword research” keyword. So, use them in your content and done!
4. Use Heading Tags H2, H3, H4 – (H1 is by default in the Post)
For best SEO blog posts, the heading should be there in your post. Now you might say, why I say H2 – H4, why not H1?
So, H1 is by default there as your blog post title. So, you can’t use more than one h1 tags in the post.
Use headings with your focus keyword and variations. Don’t make it over. Use it very smartly with creating a beautiful heading with sense.
5. Bullet list is useful for Google Snippet
This is the best and updated Google snippet feature. If you have the bullet list in your blog then your post has more chances to featured in Google snippet.
If you write SEO blog post, you must need bullet points to share point. Google track it and feature it if its good.
If your blog post is on 5th number in the search page and featured by Google snippet, then your ranking is on first. You don’t need to rank first if you have featured by Google.
6. Use alt Tag in Images
When you post and upload images, use alt tag for images. If you write about “SEO blog posts” then give SEO blog post tips alt name for your images.
Give the title, alternative text (alt text), and save the image using the main keyword. Like in this post, the SEO blog posts are the main keyword then the main image has to be saved with SEO blog posts name.
The permalink of the blog post should be short. Use main focus keyword as your permalink.
Don’t make it long to read hard. The main top 10 searches by Google has a very short permalink. You can see on search pages.
Like this post, you can see my blog post permalink is very short and on main focus keyword.
You should do it. It’s a part of On-page SEO.
8. Internal & Outbound Linking
You can see, the professional bloggers always use most of the internal links and outbound links. Internal links are those links which come from your own blog.
The outbound links are those links which come from other blogs.
Always use internal links to make internal backlinks to rank or create link juice from the same blog.
The outbound links also help to rank blog post. As a result, the Google search top 5 links have numbers of outbound links.
You can see, if you open any top site from a search engine, it has a number of external links. if you don’t have, there is no chance to get rank in the top 5 searches.
So, in a single word, use minimum 4-5 internal links as well as 1-2 outbound links in a blog post. In an external link, that links should be from same or related topic sites.
9. Keyword Density
This is the most important part of SEO post. Your blog post has to minimum 0.7% to 1.5% keyword density.
If you have more than 2% of keyword density, then Google ban your post because of spamming.
If you can’t calculate the keyword density, then you can use the Yoast SEO plugin. It’s a perfect SEO plugin for WordPress users.
It’ll show you everything that you need to write SEO blog post. Yoast also shares tips for SEO friendly articles.
10. SEO Title and Description
Write an attractive and eye catchy title for getting more clicks. As well as, description is the main part of telling Google about the blog post.
If you have a description, Google easily understand the blog post topic. Also, use main focus keyword and keyword variation in a description.
WordPress Blog Post SEO
For the SEO blog posts, the WordPress is the best platform for doing this. Because WordPress has an amazing plugin for SEO.
The name is that plugin is Yoast SEO plugin which is totally free to use. This plugin shows you all the missing SEO parts of blogs.
You don’t need to do anything manually, the plugin will show everything. You just need to follow it and done. Your blog post will now be fully SEO friendly.
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In the conclusion, I would say, use long tail keywords in the title, meta description, and in the content.
Also, Use the focus keyword to the beginning of title as well as last paragraph of content.
Don’t forget to use internal links, external links, images with alt tags and headings. Follow this technique and you can see, your SEO blog posts will rank automatically after a few weeks.
This is a proven technique and SEO tips. Follow it and share your feedback with me.
If you like this post, don’t forget to share and comments below. I really appreciate your feedback. If you have other best method to rank or doing post SEO, you can share with us.
In the end, I’d say, Thank you for reading and coming to BloggersCanteen. 🙂