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How doea one set a blog up for SEO?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by KushFellas, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. KushFellas

    KushFellas Newbie

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    How do you set a blog up for SEO? I want to make my site to at least top 10.
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Kushfellas,


    You should also do some on-site SEO by first finding keywords that you would like to target. You can use a tool like Google Keyword Tool or something similar to get keyword ideas along with data related to them. You should also use some type of keyword research method to determine which words and phrases are best to include in your copy. Ideally you want words that are highly relevant but not that competitive. Sometimes you may have to compromise though. Once you have your set of keywords, build a page around each one including the word or phrase in the copy of your website, in title tags, meta tags and alt tags. When you write your articles you can use the same approach.

    There are also off-site tasks that you can perform to drive more visitors from organic listings. Set up an account with Google Webmaster tools if you have not already and submit your site's URL. For a new site, tasks such as creating a sitemap and submitting it along with your new domain to the major search engines, creating external properties such as wikis, free business listings, and submitting fresh articles with linked keywords to web 2.0 properties will all help your cause. Social book marking is also a good tactic. Create links to these web 2.0 properties from social book marking sites.

    Here are some links to help you find some of the things I mentioned above,

    Google's keyword tool can be found here,

    https://adwords.google.com/o/KeywordTool

    Here is a link to an article explaining the KEI keyword research method,

    http://www.stepmiles.com/keyword-effectiveness-index.htm

    This link is to an article explaining the results-to-searches method for keyword research,

    http://searchengineland.com/3-ways-to-use-googles-search-results-for-keyword-research-39474


    Here is a list of innovative ways to do keyword research,

    http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/keyword-research-techniques-you-might-not-use-but-should

    This article talks about keyword density,

    http://www.highervisibility.com/blog/what-is-the-proper-keyword-density-for-seo/

    Hope this helps you,

    Shawn
     
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  3. KushFellas

    KushFellas Newbie

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    Thank you so much, that helped me alot. That is exactly what I needed!