“How to optimize my blog post for SEO”? This question comes in everyone bloggers mind who has started a new blog and want to rank it into Google.
In this post, I have covered every basic step you need to-
Optimize A Blog Post For SEO
This article is specially designed for absolute beginners.
Before going any further, Let’s first know,
What is SEO?
Search Engine Optimization is a technique by which you can rank your blog in the Google SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). It is the process of getting an unpaid and good quality of traffic on your blog through organic search.
If you do it in the right way then your blog also features in the top five search results of Google.
It is the process to optimize a blog post or website so other people can find your blog easily in the Google search.
Traffic came through Google search will be called organic traffic and it will be related to our content and helpful for our blog to rise.
You just have to do some changes in the code of our blog and write SEO contents (that obey the rules of an SEO) to drive traffic to your blog.
On default, neither WordPress nor blogger is SEO friendly. We have to make them by tweaking some settings.
The core of SEO, Mentioned steps often seem too easy, but hard to do.
These are the very basics things about SEO and everyone who want to start a blog must know these.
This is a very basic step to follow and easily be done without taking any help from others.
For on-page SEO we have to optimize our blog post and every single page on our blog.
You have to optimize your content as well as the source code of a blog.
These are some technical settings for your blog. For Off-page SEO you have to create backlinks and creating backlinks is not an easy step.
But high quality and useful websites have more chances to get the reference (backlinks) from another blog.
So try to create your content more useful for your audience than Google.
For Off-Page SEO you have to share your blog on social platforms for getting more eyes on your blog and create trust between your blog and visitors of your blog.
Off-Page and On-Page SEO won’t help you if other things on your blog are missing.
Optimize every single post’s URL. Also, keep it short and attractive.
Include or start with your target keyword. You can use hyphens but not underscores.
URL must be readable for the user, if the user won’t understand a URL then neither search engines can.
Title of your Blog Post
Your blog post’s title is neither too short nor too long. It must be between 50 to 60 characters or 8 to 12 words.
Add your keyword in the title of your blog post. And try to start your title with your targeted keyword.
Use the H1 tag for the title of your blog.
Add Meta Description for Every
A meta description is a summary of your blog post.
This meta description is a snippet on of your posts. Google prefers you to add this to your blog post but keeping it short no more than 160 characters.
Google shows the meta description in SERPs.
Try to add your keyword naturally in the meta description.
<meta name=”description” content=” meta description” />
A meta description helps you to get more visitors on your blog by generating more clicks on your post’s link.
Length of your blog post
Everyone knows that Content is king, a perfect and optimized post help you to reach more audience.
300 to 600 words post recommend by Google.
1000 to 1500 words posts can help you to get more comments on your blog.
More than 2000 words post can help you to get ranked in Google SERPs.
For getting ranked into Google, images can play an important role.
Images must be optimized properly every image comprise your targeted keyword and compressed with little size.
But keep the quality of your image by compressing it. Don’t let it out to spoil Your blog’s branding.
Boost the speed of your blog
Google loves to Rank those pages whose speed is higher than other pages.
Always keep your website speed between 1 to 4 seconds.
75% of users wouldn’t visit again on a website which takes more time than 4 seconds to load.
Setup tags properly
Use the H1 tag for the title of your posts.
H2 for subheadings.
and H3 for another heading.
This is the best practice for creating a good quality of blog posts.
Use Social Sharing Buttons
Although social sharing won’t help you in ranking but surely add more eyeballs on your blog.
Social sharing can boost your blog’s traffic, so don’t be shy in placing sharing buttons on your blog.
These are the most applied methods for getting ranked into Google.
You just have to optimize a blog post for SEO by following all the mentioned steps and see the changes in the organic traffic in your analytics app.
I personally implement them on my blog posts.
Many top bloggers suggest using this basic strategy in writing the SEO content.
Organic traffic matter most for every blog. How long will you rely on the social platform?
Write better contents and get into the eyes of other bloggers as well as other people (your audience), then you automatically get shared by others.