SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one of the important factors that every blogger must consider for better ranking in search engines. Many bloggers don’t take care of SEO; they just choose a search engine friendly theme and start publishing the articles. This led their blogs to hit by Google Algorithm updates like Google Panda and Penguin. Have you ever thought why only a few articles are popular in your blog? Because with or without, knowledge, you might’ve kept a search engine friendly post title for those articles. We have already talked about Keyword research using AdWord tool and On page SEO. One thumb of rule is; your Keyword should be in the post title and most of the writers make a mistake by just adding Keywords and not taking care of optimizing it for better CTR. Having Keyword in your post title helps a lot, but when it comes to increasing the CTR, your over all post title makes a huge difference. Ex: Make your Blog SEO Friendly (Average title) The Only Guide … [Read more...] about How to Write SEO Friendly Post Title For More Website Traffic?
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Images on your blogs are extremely important to get traffic from image based search engines like Google image search. Here, unlike text-based content, search engine bots can’t see and identify your content like a normal user. They rely on image ALT tag to identify and understand an image. Along with this, texts which are around your images also helps to improve the ranking of your images in image search engine. Read: How to add Alt tag to WordPress images: Whenever you add an image into your blog post, you get an option to add Title and Alt tag, which takes care of image SEO. One easy way to add Alt tag is manually by adding it to every image you upload. However, when you have an already existing site and you have to edit all old images to add alt tag, editing manually is a very time-consuming task. To our rescue is SEO Friendly Images WordPress Plugin. SEO Friendly Images is one useful free WordPress image SEO plugin, which quickly adds ALT tag to your images. In this guide, I … [Read more...] about How To Make Your Blog Images SEO Friendly With a Single Click
ShoutMeLoud receives about 600,000+ page views a month, and 80% of our traffic is from search engine. It didn't happen in a day, and here I'm sharing strategies which I use to make ShoutMeLoud SEO friendly. Tools which I use to help in SEO It would be unwise for me to not mention the tools which are helping me to achieve this goal. Genesis Theme: The ShoutMeLoud theme is powered by Genesis Framework. It's a great framework which is 100% SEO optimized. Period. SEO by Yoast: The plugin which takes care of On-page, On-site SEO & Social SEO. SEO Smart link Premium: Plugin which I use for automated interlinking. Kinsta Hosting: Managed hosting which I use for making my blog load within 1 seconds. A cheaper alternative is optimized WordPress hosting by Hostgator. SEMRUSH: Helps me in Keyword research & monitoring my search engine ranking. SEO is an on-going process, and it's done on many levels. Here at ShoutMeLoud, I use WordPress as a platform for blogging, and we all know … [Read more...] about My Strategy to Make ShoutMeLoud Search Friendly
As bloggers, when we write a blog post, we tend to write a catchy title so that it will increase the CTR (because readers love to click on things with catchy titles). But one problem with this approach is that if you optimize your post title for readers, you miss out on one of the most important aspects of post titles: Search engine optimization (aka SEO). I have talked a lot about the importance of keyword research, and how to perform keyword research, and tools you can use for keyword research. Once we have our target keyword(s) in hand, it's time to write some high-quality content that keeps both readers and search engines in mind. Our target is to write content which is reader-oriented, but also search engine friendly. We should apply basic on-page optimization techniques, and use plugins like SEOpressor. One Title For Readers, One Title For Search Engines Suppose you write this post title: "Make Money Online with Infolinks" Competition in search engines is very high for this … [Read more...] about How To Show Different Post Titles To Readers and Search Engines
Few weeks back, I asked a question ‘Why did you start blogging?’ I got replies of which most of the people who replied said they started blogging because of one passion or the other. One thing that got me thinking is that most of them also said that part of the reason they started blogging was to make money. Of a truth, there is nothing bad in using your blog to make money. What is bad is thinking and acting as if all you want from blogging is money. If I ask you, what is the major niche in blogging? You will be right to say that it is making money from your blog. Many bloggers do this successfully while many more have nightmares in trying to make money from their blog. I wouldn’t discourage such people because I know it is very possible to make a six figure income from blog. What I won’t encourage is the way bloggers go about making money from their blog. I’ve been there done that. Read: How ShoutMeLoud Makes money Let me tell you a little story about me. … [Read more...] about What is Blogging All About?