Skip to content

Search engine optimize your blog

Search engine optimization for blogs is covered in an excellent post at Search Engine Joournal.

Read the whole post but here’s the keys.

  • Keywords in blog post titles.
  • Optimize the template so post titles appear in the title tag and hard code the title tag on the main page with the most important phrase for your blog.
  • Make it easy for your blog readers to subscribe by including RSS feed subscription buttons.
  • Use keywords and key phrases in category titles.
  • Use social bookmarking sites.
  • Ping the major RSS feed and blog search engines each time you post.
  • Make use of comments and trackbacks on your blog and other blogs.
  • Submit your blog to RSS, blog and web directories.
  • Allow email subscriptions in addition to RSS. Anywhere from 10% to 40% of your blog traffic can come from individuals that perfer to read blog posts via email.

Look closely at what’s said to be the most important. Content. “…[T]here is no substitute for quality content. Blog optimization is only as effective as the quality and usefulness of the content you’re optimizing.”

Posted in:
Subscribe