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Making your Blog SEO Friendly for Newbies

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Diamond Damien, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Making your Blog SEO Friendly for Newbies

    A successful Blog requires the same Internet techniques as a successful website. Of course this means traffic, visitors to your Blog. The number one requirement for optimal web traffic is SEO, search engine optimization. If you are new to Internet marketing, you need to learn how to optimize your Blog for search engines to produce results. Most people stumble upon Blogs when doing a search for something. If you use these smart ideas on making your Blog- SEO style, you will attract more visitors that are directed from search engine results.

    It is important to experiment with different techniques on your own Blog. Blogs market to different visitors and you might need to take some time to find what works best for your niche. Note what has the best results and stay with it. Change the other things around a bit until you get the results out of them that you want. Many experts say sticking with simple content is the best way to optimize your Blog. Simplicity helps in classifying your niche. Choose one quality content topic and make it your base. From there you can use variations of the topic in order to keep everything going. This is important because the main or first page of your Blog is basically your sales page. Web surfers do not have time to filter through too much content.

    If you are trying to get more of a presence on search engines, be sure that you have something to show. The more content you have, the more likely you are to show up on a search engine. Remember, this does not mean all on your main page. Bigger sites always do better than smaller sites. Search engines will see your site in a different manner, depending on how much content you have. The more content you have, the more there is a chance there will be that someone will stumble onto your site. You can submit your site to each search engine on your own. Google provides a very friendly submission process that also allows the webmaster the ability to track the success and optimization of each page. Submit your site?s URL to every search engine and ask to be put into the index. This can take a while, but if they do list you in the index, you will see a larger increase in traffic. Use caution when using a service that asks for money in exchange for getting your sites into search engines. These can be a little misleading at times. There are ways to do this without needing to pay anyone at all.

    Keywords are one of the most valuable tools for SEO. Identify the most popular keywords that are being searched. Try to find those that are close to your Blog content. When you do this, you have an edge over the competition. When you know exactly what the people are looking for, you can give them just that. Once you have a list of keywords, simply create articles that use these keywords. By creating these articles, you are putting yourself out there to be found. Use caution not to overload your site with keyword content and articles, as some search engines are becoming ever more savvy on deciphering some sites that are simply ?empty? content.

    The key factor that makes Blogging different from website content is the frequency of your post updates. If you really want the best optimization, you should update it daily at the least. The more you update it, the more often search engines will index your Blog. Adding new information is the best way to update your Blog. Just be sure that when you do update, it is quality content. You should always remember that content can have a purpose, but it should always be quality content. Remember that your articles or Blog entries do not need to be, in fact should not be, long. These can be quick quality updates. Another way to provide easy content is introducing another writer?s article. Plenty of free article directories provide keyword articles on a variety of subjects.

    Blogging requires dedication for success. Use these smart ideas on making your Blog SEO style and get the most from search engines. The more you post and use these tips, the more results you will see. Use these ideas consistently and watch your results rise today!
     
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  2. srinivas

    srinivas Newbie

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    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the information.
    apart from posting frequently what else to be done to get free traffic???
    also, is it adviseble to post the same articles to article directories?

    thanks in advanse.
     
  3. Wren

    Wren Newbie

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    Thanks Dave, I think one of my biggest hang-ups is daily postings. And I have
    never introduced articles by another person, guess I need to work on both of
    these things...
     
  4. hcoleman

    hcoleman Newbie

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    Thanks Dave for the info.
     
  5. Ged

    Ged Newbie

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    Hi Dave,
    Thank you so much for the info.. Its help me as a newbie.. BTW keep posting good info.. I like this forum..
     
  6. goldenchild

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    Just saw this and wondering what is the best way to introduce an article like you said. and when introducing an article isn't that the same thing as duplicate content since the article is already published.
     
  7. Slim_Ghost

    Slim_Ghost Newbie

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    Nice topic. I am bookmarking this.
     
  8. ssean

    ssean Newbie

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    This was very helpful, thanks.
     
  9. white

    white Newbie

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    Nice and informative for newbie like me, thanks
     
  10. Zeopro

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    Great post. I find the wordpress blogs I make seem to get picked by the search engines almost automatically. Getting decent traffic to them is my major problem.
     
  11. rumki2006

    rumki2006 Newbie

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    Great post Dave. It will help all newcomer in blogging world.
     
  12. blackhat master

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    hey thanx dave for sharing,
    n sorry for spamming yesterday
     
  13. facemob

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    hmmmm i might have a difficult time with daily updates but im about to try
     
  14. mentor

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    Thanks Dave you gave me some useful ideas.
     
  15. jim39

    jim39 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    if wordpress is your thing
    this plugin puts your post title first on the title of blog

    hxxp://elasticdog.com/2004/09/optimal-title/

    better seo
     
  16. jim39

    jim39 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    how about a wordpress plugin that auto summits posts to onlywire

    web 2.0 uhm

    hxxp://www.lionstarr.de/onlywire-autosubmit-a-wordpress-plugin.html
     
  17. jim39

    jim39 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    or wordpress

    all in one seo pack

    hxxp://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/all-in-one-seo-pack.zip
     
  18. jim39

    jim39 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. This format is supported by Ask.com, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search.

    hxxp://www.arnebrachhold.de/projects/wordpress-plugins/google-xml-sitemaps-generator/
     
  19. gexton

    gexton Junior Member Premium Member

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    Hey Thanks for the information.
    instead of postings what can be done for free traffic..?