10 Ways to Blog Effectively for SEO and Traffic

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10 Ways to Blog Effectively for SEO and Traffic

Category : Blogging

Probably the simplest way to get maximum leverage out of your seo efforts and increase your online profits is to have a blog.

There are several factors that will determine – how powerful your blogging is in improving your search engine positioning. Obviously, search engine loves Blogs as they are updated frequently with fresh and unique content. Optimized blog gets better search results for relevant keywords.

Once you know your objectives, outline your blogging strategy. Consequently, I suggest implementing these tips:

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First thing first, it would be better if your blog URL is closely related to your business model or your niche. If you already have an established website, then it would be better to install and implement a blog on the same domain using WordPress. This way, you would get lots of visitors to your website free of cost, every time when you update your blog.

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Always make sure that you craft great headlines for your blog posts, as powerful headlines helps in enticing visitors to visit your blog for more information.

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Blog are like online diaries. So, follow a schedule as and when you update your blog and stick to it. Try to update your blog at least 6-8 times per month, the more the better as your blog attract a large chunk of traffic every time it is updated. Also, it boosts your rankings too, as search engines spiders will crawl the new blog content.

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More pages to attract visitors – every time you add a new blog post, a new page is created to draw attention of visitors.

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Always categorize your blog posts as per your targeted keywords, so that you’ve got a lot of exposures for your keyphrases. This will increase the search engine ranking of your blog. In fact, I’d suggest that you should name your blog categories as per your targeted keyphrases; it helps in boosting your seo efforts.

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There are lots of plugins in WordPress that you could find free of cost. These plugins helps in your seo efforts by tagging your content thereby getting your blog posts high rankings and visibility.

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Pinging a new blog post – As soon as you update your blog with a new post, always ping your new blog post to alert search engine spiders that your blog is updated with fresh content.

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You must make a habit of submitting your blog to niche blog directories. This will not only helps in attracting targeted traffic, but you would also get some Backlinks as well, thereby increase your off-page optimization efforts.

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Blogs develops trustful readership relations – readers trust when you share useful content with facts with them.

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Email marketing, last but not the least. It’s a fact that money is in the list. So, blogging will not only increase your chances of grabbing search engine slots, but you could also get in touch your readers through email.

Implement these tips and I’m sure you would definitely get fruitful results. If you’d like to share some more tips, please do so in comments section below. Also, if you’re looking for a professional blogging related solution, please feel free to email me for a free consultation.

Happy Blogging!


3 Comments

Angelo Sayson

October 20, 2009 at 7:55 pm

It’s funny how this advice may be so simple but yet we see many bloggers don’t implement these to improve search engine ranking to their own sites. So simple that we usually take it for granted.

I must say this is one good post.

seochampion

October 28, 2009 at 1:03 am

It’s very good Blog. This is very interesting.

Ghazal Alvi

October 29, 2009 at 7:05 am

@Angeloa – I agree with you.

@seochampion – Thanks for the compliment!

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