How to Improve Your Blog’s SEO

Since your Blog’s SEO has a lot to do with it’s search engine performance, and as a result how much traffic you get, Improving your Blog’s SEO should be a primary concern for any blogger. Here are the most basic steps you can take to improve the SEO of your Blog.

Add an XML or Google Sitemap
A Google Sitemap is how Google and the other major Search Engines will find the content of your blog, and having one is pretty important. Luckily, there are many plugins out there for different blogging platforms to add a Google sitemap if there is not one by default. Since I use WordPress for my blogs, my favorite plugin for this is Yoast SEO since it adds a sitemap, as well as meta tags, titles, descriptions, and all kinds of other SEO goodies.

Ping More Blog Update Services
Blog Update Services are places that your blog will be listed every time it is updated. It makes sense to ping as many relevent services as you can when your blog is updated, and many Blogging platforms allow you to set up a list of services to update. These are the ones I use.

Use Meta Tags
Meta tags define keywords, titles, and descriptions for your site’s content. Search engines use these to decide what your website is about, and how your content should appear in the search results. With WordPress, a plugin such as the Yoast SEO plugin I mentioned earlier does this for you.

Use Keywords in your Titles
Using keywords in your titles as well as your post content will help you appear higher in the search results. Be smart about this though, as you don’t want to adversely affect the legibility of your title or content by stuffing them with too many keywords.

There are literally hundreds of other ways to improve the SEO of a new blog, but these are the easiest and most effective. If you want to further improve the SEO of your blog or website, check out my profile for more articles, or just do a Google search on the subject. There are tons of ideas out there for you!

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