Quick Tips to Blogging with SEO in Mind

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Quick Tips to Blogging with SEO in Mind

Posted on 30 March 2011 by Liza Mae V.

Before educating myself on SEO, I just wrote posts without any analytics behind it but now every time I write a blog post I have these SEO quick tips in mind:

  • Titles are not just titles, they are like news headlines that grab you.
  • Use unique titles, do not replicate titles you already have in your blog for Google may not index you.
  • Use | or – as separators for it makes for easy reading
  • Create meta descriptions – this is a short description of what the webpage is about, so keep it between 160-180 characters for it only shows that many characters in a Google search.

The example below shows the headline which is the link to the webpage and the meta descriptions are right below the links.  Out of all the links below, the one that appeals to me the most is the 2nd link (20 Awesome Photography Blogs) for the headline is intriguing and the description is exactly what I am looking for.

Google Search - Awesome Photographers

 

  • When including images, make sure the image names and alt tags (70-80 characters) are relevant and diverse.  Do not use img789.jpg instead use awesome_photographer.jpg.  So if I search of an image of awesome photographer, I will come up in the search.

These are just some SEO quick tips I keep in mind when posting a blog.  Even this current post includes all I have mentioned above.  What are your blog posting best practices?

– Liza Mae

 

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