SEO For Your Blog

What Is SEO?

SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” listings on search engines. All major search engines such asGoogleYahoo and Bing have such results, where web pages and other content such as videos or local listings are shown and ranked based on what the search engine considers most relevant to users. Payment isn’t involved, as it is with paid search ads. *source Search Engine Land

Elements Of SEO

It takes many, many long hours to really know the ins and outs of SEO.  It can be complicated, and it is ever-changing.  There are a few basics principles that contribute to SEO that are pretty simple to understand so we will just start there.  Understanding these will help you significantly with SEO for your blog.

Content

Two things about content that you need to understand: search engines crave fresh, original, frequently updated content and search engines love when that content is shared and linked to.  Want to know how to do this? Stay tuned.

Links

Incoming links to your site from other trusted websites (especially about similar topics) is invaluable to SEO.   Obtaining these kinds of links is vital to your SEO and content strategy.  Internal links (links within your site) and outgoing links are also important to SEO and something you should be conscious of with every piece of new content you write.

Social Media

The “newbie” on the scene, social media has changed organic search forever.  Search is becoming more “social” in that the search engines assume that social is representative of what the people like (likes, +1’s, follows, and shares being evidence of this).  Therefore a heavier weight is placed on social media when it comes to how search engines calculate their results.  This is part of the reason so many companies have worked to embrace social media.

Keywords

Keywords and keyword phrases used in the right places is how search engines even know what your site is about.  It’s how you can communicate to them exactly what your content is about therefore making it easier to connect with your desired audience.  Keywords are the language of search engines.  Do you speak it?

SEO For Your Blog

Let’s dive in.  I’ve broken up the different elements of SEO into sections you can understand and follow.  Let’s get you started ranking in organic search.

How To Use Keywords

8 Keyword Tips That Will Jumpstart Your SEO

Link Building Tips

Social Media And SEO

Seo Is Not Dead 

How Social Media Affects SEO And Why Google Loves It

Understanding Search Engines And SEO

Understanding SEO For Your Blog

6 SEO Tips To Boost Your Blog Traffic