SEO Tips To Boost Your Search Engine Visibility
If you want to get your blog to rank higher in the search engine rankings there are some steps that you need to take in order to have this happen. While you can just wait for the search engines to do their work, if you take certain steps, you can get the rankings you want much faster.
Keywords – Make sure you use your keywords in your domain name as well as in the sub domains. These words should also be in the tags on your pages and in the titles where you can fit them. Make sure that you do not put your keywords in too many times, or they may start to look like spam. You will also want to have secondary keywords, but you will not want to use these as much as your main keywords.
Navigation – Make sure that navigation bar is visible on all pages of your blog. This will allow the spiders to read them more easily.
Backlinks – You want to get others to link to you. This allows you to increase your blog rank and increase your rank in the search engines. To get backlinks there are a variety of things that you can do. Submit your blog to directories and search engines. See if others will exchange links with you. These blogs should be blogs that have a similar theme to yours, so that the links do not seem random. When you locate an article on another blog that your readers would like, create a link to it. You will get a trackback that will end up being a link back to your blog. Do not forget to leave comments on other blogs, as this will also result in a backlink to your site.
Content – One of the best things you can do to increase how you rank in the search engines is to update your blog frequently. This means a minimum of three times a week, or possibly more. As well, make sure that your content is relevant to your blog. If you are blogging about health, make sure that is all you talk about, and you do not make posts about how to choose furniture for your living room.
Images – It is important that you use images when you are posting on your blog. It makes your posts more interesting, and helps to break up the text. You can use your images to help with your rankings by naming them something relevant, instead of Image01. When people are then searching for whatever you have named your picture in a picture search, they may find your blog and then get interested in what you have to say.
Guest Blogs – Another great method of getting an increase in your traffic and ranking is to have a guest blogger. The advantage to this is that the person who is writing the guest post is probably going to link to it which is going to increase the amount of people visiting you.
While getting high rankings on the search engine is always a work in progress, these are some ideas as to what you can do to work on your ranking. You always have to keep working on this, as others are working hard to rank higher as well.