5 Tips for Blogger SEO

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Having trouble driving organic traffic to your blog or website? Try these tips! 
Note: It takes a month or so to see the traffic that comes from proper use of SEO. I am not an expert in this area, and can only give advice on the experiences I have had with SEO.

Name your pictures with your blog name- when you're saving your image onto your computer, make sure you include your blog name in the picture. Maybe even include a one word description if you are feeling fancy. For example, instead of IMG_5409.jpg rename the picture to be Lauryncakes1.jpg or Lauryncakesdetailhere.jpg

Change the Alt Tag- Once you have uploaded the picture into an unpublished blogger template, click on the image. A small pop up bar will come up. Click the link 'properties' and there you will find the Alt Text line. Write in a SHORT description of the picture (or post). This Alt Text will tag the photo to be pulled up when an image is searched online.
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Give relevant post titles- Although it is super tempting to put your favorite Blink 182 lyrics as a post title (oops-- I have done that), it doesn't help you out! Search engine "crawlers" or "spiders" are looking for key words, that are bolded or are titles. The more relevant it is to what is being searched, the more it will pop up when someone is looking for something similar. Try to think to yourself, "If I was looking up something, and trying to reach a post like this, what would I type into Google?" Works for me-- most of the time. If not, go to google and type in the subject, whatever drops down in the menu is the most recent or popular searched wording. Use that to your advantage.

Link to other pages throughout your post- link to yourself, link to others, link to your mom, your dad, your grandma. When you link a website that is relevant it gives your site more points, per se, to the spiders. They'll find you easier! As for linking to yourself, not only does it drive traffic to your other pages from followers clicking the link, but it still adds those "points."

Put your link on other sites- Now, don't go spamming other blogs and commenting with your blog name (I was also guilty of this in the beginning of my blogging era). Look for link ups, pin to Pinterest, submit to Stumbleupon. These are awesome websites that allow you to share your content. They also get your link out on other websites, making you more available for spiders to find you on the web.



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21 comments:

  1. Such important tips for new bloggers! Thank you for sharing these, they will definitely help so many people!

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    1. Thank you! If you have any more feel free to add-- I am a newbie myself!

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  2. I always struggle with the title of my post. I, sometimes, and fearful it's too long and then I wonder if it's too simple.

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    1. I struggle with mine too! Just keep it simple and to the point

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  3. Ooh! I'm bookmarking this! Anything that can help me further my blog, I am keeping in a huge bookmark folder! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. These are wonderful tips! The title name of posts is so important for better SEO. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love these! I feel they are so simple and easy to do even more new bloggers. Thanks for sharing! So helpful!

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  6. Thanks for these tips- I'm always working on SEO!

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  7. Thanks for the fantastic tips!! SEO is always something I'm working on :)

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  8. Thanks for the great tips. I will make sure to do this from now on!

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  9. These are such great SEO tips that I am going to start implementing.

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  10. Great advices, very useful for every blogger!

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