Nerd Tech| Improve Your Blog Post SEO in 5 Minutes, Easily

January 9, 2015
improve blog post seo

We all come to this point once in a while where we plan to be the best at what we do and write. I've been blogging since 2011 and if I knew then what I know now, my blog would definitely be in a totally different place by now. Up until two years ago, caring or even thinking about improving blog SEO wasn't even a thought in my mind. Then I got into internet marketing and it changed my blog life forever.


I think I'm in love to be honest with you. I have the power to dominate the search engines of the inter-webs. You do too, believe it or not. 

If you want to increase blog traffic and even page views, read on. Follow these tips to help ensure you improve seo for your blog posts. Don't worry, you don't have to be a brainiac to accomplish any of this.

1. THAT POST TITLE IS EVERYTHING!
It's in essence, the first impression you give off to the potential reader of your post. Whether your niche is beauty or travel, they will either think you are about to share something SUPER helpful for them or that you are just another blogger trying to be relevant... let's make them believe you're worth the time. You want to capture attention, not shoot it away with boring titles. (Ex. The reason you're reading this post now...) - This is super helpful!


2. KEYWORDS MAKE 'EM DANCE...
I know some of you may be thinking, don't! If you want to show up on the first page of Google at any given time, keywords and/or keyword phrases will get you there. I've experienced this with many of my posts and saw myself on the first page for posts like this and this. TIP: Can be things people are looking for or MAY be hoping to find.- Make sure your keywords are included in your post title. (Ex. My phrase is "improve blog post seo")

3. PHOTOS, LINKS, AND THINGS
The images you download or take yourself SHOULD always be re-named to include your blog post keywords/phrase. So when you upload them into your posts you can make sure the image alt tags match. Helps the engines understand what the image is all about. The same applies to your post url and meta description (that text you see under the search results).

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4. DON'T USE KEYWORD OVERKILL
The biggest issue not so savvy SEOers have is using their keywords too much with their posts. That means stuffing the same phrase in close to every paragraph. Nah. Stop. Avoid. Google WILL think you're spamming and will politely ignore your post, deeming it irrelevant by making sure you rarely, if at all show up as a search result.

5. GOOGLE LOVES ORIGINALITY
 Be an innovator. Show your personality all while remaining true and relevant to what you're writing about. It always helps to write something inspirational too to bring traffic and comments! Remember, nothing I share in this post will be useful without original, high-quality content.

Quick Tip: I learned this a couple years ago. Let search engines know you have something fresh out the bloggy oven by pinging your post url. This is a cool one!

Don't get me wrong, not EVERY single post you write should cater to the search engine bots UNLESS you want extra special attention to certain posts. Now would be a great time to go back in time and update a few past posts, right? Good-luck!



Have you tried any of these tips? What do you struggle with most when it comes to your blog? Share your thoughts below. 



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16 comments on "Nerd Tech| Improve Your Blog Post SEO in 5 Minutes, Easily "
  1. Very informative. I have problems with the first two. I'll write great content but it struggle with writing a catchy title. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

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    1. I understand. Try using the resource I linked. It really helps you gather an awesome title. You can also take note of the titles you see on places like BuzzFeed and the HuffPost. Let me know how it works out for you!

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  2. Beyond the keywords and titles, I'd have to say the number one thing I notice many bloggers (even some of the best ones out there!) miss is the importance of renaming their photos and posts. I learned the importance of naming posts and their accompanying images within the past two years, and it's played a HUGE role in my blog's traffic. Insightful tips, Neosha.

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    1. Totally agree!! I 'm glad to share things like this because even I see the same thing with many bloggers. They MUST know the secret! It's in the alt tags.

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  3. Nice! This was helpful! I use Blogger to blog as well so having that graphic with all the places the tags, etc. belong is helpful. Thanks for sharing this, Neosha Gee! :)

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    1. You're welcome! I'm happy to help!

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  4. Seriously! This is so helpful! Love this post!

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    1. lol, glad it helps! I hope you get great results from trying either of these tips out on your blog!

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  5. Great Tips! I didn't know about that photo one. I'll definitely be renaming photos in the future. Thanks :)

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    1. Yes! The photo renaming is a must! So glad you're going to give it a try! Best of luck!

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  6. This is one of the best SEO posts I've read. Very helpful!

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    1. Thanks so much and super happy I can help.

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  7. Love all the tips. Thanks so much!

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