4 Easy SEO Tips for Bloggers

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Happy Monday girls! So as a lot of you probably know, SEO (search engine optimization) is incredibly important for your rankings with Google. I work for a company based in Dallas that does SEO for several local clients and I’ve learned so much since I started working there. In this post, I’m going to be sharing with you a few blogger tips on how to better optimize your blog this summer! Some tips may be having you rolling your eyes like”duh” but others may be helpful to you! So study up and please share this with your blogger friends!

Use Titles and Metas in Every Blog Post

If you want people to click on your link when it shows up in a Google search result, then you need a great title and description of what they’re clicking on! They should include keywords and an accurate description of what the blog post will tell them about. Don’t give away tons of information, but just enough to entice them to click! The Yoast plugin is super helpful for this and it’s free!! You know I love free!

Alt Text in Photos

Ok, I’m not sure what Alt text stands for but I do know that it’s so important! If you go into the back end of a photo you upload on WordPress, you’ll see a space to put the title and then the alt text as well. most people title their photos but forget to use alt text. The alt text should be a description of the photo. For example, if I’m wearing a Lilly Pulitzer dress, I’ll have the alt text say something like “fashion blogger wearing Lilly Pulitzer.” Google bots can’t analyze photos and come up with their own descriptions, they rely on you for that.

Internal Linking is Your Friend

Far too many bloggers don’t link back to previous blog posts they’ve written, but it’s important to do it! Internal linking helps drive users to other helpful content on your site and it keeps them on your website even longer! A good rule of thumb is to have one internal link per paragraph provided it doesn’t look like spam! Honestly, I’m a little lazy about doing this, but I know it’s important to do!

Put Keywords in Your Headers

Headers, like the one above, are important to help guide your readers along through your post and get Google’s attention. You’re writing for both Google and you’re user, and it has to appear natural to both. For example, if I’m talking about a particular aspect of my hair care routine, then my header might be “how to use coconut oil in your hair” (there will be a post later this week on my hair care routine fyi!) This lets the reader and the Google bots crawling your site know what you’ll be talking about.

Do you have any good SEO tips? Leave me a comment! I’m always excited to learn from other bloggers!

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21 Responses to 4 Easy SEO Tips for Bloggers

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  2. Amy says:

    These are such great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo,
    Amy

    http://www.styleandsequins.com

  3. Emily says:

    These are great tips!

    Emily
    withstyleandgrace.net

  4. I feel like SEO is such a foreign language – so I am so thankful you shared this babe! Thank you thank you!
    xoxo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

  5. meximoments says:

    These are such great tips!! I really need to do the internal links more often!! I’m slacking there.. .Great idea!

  6. Sharon says:

    Thank you for these helpful tips!

  7. Natassja says:

    Thanks for these tips! SEO is something I definitely need to work on being more on top of.

  8. Belle says:

    These are such great tips!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  9. Samantha says:

    These are such helpful tips! Thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚
    http://www.thefitbrunette.com

  10. This is pretty helpful. I always forget about the formality piece to blogging.

  11. I always forget to do these on my own blog even though coming from a marketing background I use these things at work! Agh haha. Thank you for the reminder πŸ˜€

  12. Caitlin says:

    This is so helpful! Thank you for sharing!
    Caitlin

  13. Amy says:

    Love these tips! Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to add these tips to my next blog post.

  14. Very helpful post im just starting to leard about seo and this was very helpful thanks!

  15. susie40s says:

    This is really nice of you to do!

  16. Tom Schultz says:

    Very helpful reminders. Thanks!

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