Hello again! This is Sean here with the second part to last weeks post on how to improve your on-page SEO. Feel free to comment if you have any questions and me or my sister will gladly try to help out!
On-Page SEO Tips
On the first part to this post I touched up a little on how to improve your on-page SEO by having keywords in your URLs, but you should also be focusing on getting those keywords in your actual post. Keywords are a biggie in the world of SEO and could make or break a particular page’s rank. Keyword-Rich content should consist of keywords and keyword phrases that are SEO-friendly. You should place yourselves in the shoes of someone who is trying to find information on Google related to your posts. For example, notice how at the end of my first sentence in this post I said “second part to last weeks post on how to improve your on-page SEO“, the main phrase in here would be “how to improve your on-page SEO“, which is an actual phrase someone might try to search for. But if I just said something along the lines of, “improve on-page SEO“, it wouldn’t be as beneficial as the first example. Even though its still is a good phrase with specific keywords, the first example is just a tad better and a little more specific.Stay tune for futere Blog Marketing 101 posts for information and tips on how to research popular keywords for your blog.
One last thing as well DO NOT OVER-STUFF your post with keywords. Google frowns upon posts that try to stuff as many keywords into a post as they can, so try to keep keyword usage to around 3-5 times per paragraph.
2. Internal linking
Internal linking is another biggie and one step I always tend to forget about. But internal linking means to link to pages within your website. Not only does the Google spider that crawls your site love this, it will definitely cause your users to stay on your site longer. With internal linking you are basically creating your own little web where users can go from one post to another that was relevant to the post they were just at. Also when putting internal links in a post try to include a keyword or 2 in some of those links. For example, check out the link in the very beginning of this post at the very end of the first sentence and notice how I link back to my previous post with the keyword phrase “how to improve your on-page SEO“.
3. External Linking
This is another tip that can benefit you in regards to your on-page SEO. External Linking just involves linking out maybe 2-3 times in a post to other relevant sites.
5. Social Sharing
With the rise of social networks, social sharing has become a major player in the world of SEO. The main thing I can recommend for this tip is try to at least have sharing options available on each of your posts like the sharing bar at the bottom of this post. This will help people share your wonderful juicy content all throughout the inter-webs, which means more traffic among other things.
6. Google+ Authorship
This tip is one that I’ve actually been experimenting with myself to see how a site benefits with or without Authorship. Google+ Authorship will display an author’s post with their image beside it in search results. Look at the image below for an example.
This is not only beneficial for SEO but it makes your site stand out in search results, plus if your anything like me when deciding upon two different links to choose from out of a specific search result,I always go with the one displaying the authorship. This also helps draw people to your other work that you may have authorship of.
Now there is a bit more to do in regards to improving your On-Page SEO, but try to concentrate on following all of these basic tips. It may seem like a hassle at first with thinking of the different keywords, coming up with good titles, etc, but I promise it becomes almost second nature after doing it for a while. Don’t forget to subscribe to us so you know when I give out more blog marketing tips!
Laura Smith says
Great tips thanks. I do have a question how can I find the keywords or phrases? Do I just do a google search and see what pops up?
Yes, you can do that. I personally use the Keyword Planner program on Google Adwords. It is amazing and even gives you related keywords along with their search volume. Don’t worry though I plan on making my next post revolve around Keyword research and all that nonsense!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Those are all great tips. I need to look into Google Authorship more because I am a little confused about it.
Rosell Pinkihan says
I do the internal and external linking from time to time but have yet to claim my Google Authorship. Thank you for reminding me.
Thanks for the advice!
Mommy A to Z says
Love these tips! Definitely need to do more internal linking!
Louida (@MissLouMae) says
Very good tips! SEO is important to have your blog successfully rank for its keywords. I’m happy I incorporate all that you have discussed because it really helped me earn a full time income with my blogs.
Yona Williams says
I do all of the things on this list, and it really does help drive traffic to a blog or website. I love checking the blog stats to see the different keywords and phrases people have typed into search engines to find my site. Very interesting!
Donna Laird says
Fabulous advice! I’m trying hard to understand all of the “keywords” and such to help drive traffic. but for one thing… I think my website host kinda isn’t working for me like I hoped it would… maybe time to change?
Katie @ Cup of Tea Blog says
I’m really learning a lot with these posts – thank you! Is there a disadvantage to the Google+ Authorship?
No disadvantages that I know of. I looked into it extensively a while ago when I started implementing it on my sites and never came across anyone stating any disadvantages. It has helped my other sites out quite a bit too and I have yet to come across any SEO related issues.
Lexie Lane says
You said it all! These 5 parts are truly important. Thank you for the knowledge!
Those are spot on tips.. We are doing the back linking allot now, and working on google authoritative ship… Google + is an important part of seo,,
Danielle Stewart says
These are great tips and each and everyone has helped me. When I started my site last year SEO was a major focus and I think that it really payed off.
Great info 🙂
Jeanna McMicking says
boy did i need to read this. I am still trying to figure out SEO after a a year and a half of blogging. Thanks for the info
Haha I still learn something new everyday when it comes to SEO especially with Google constantly changing their algorithm and what not.
Mama's Happy Hive says
Awesome info! I plan to use this as I begin to figure out and grow my blog.
Liz Mays says
I really need to learn how to effectively do keyword research. That’s my weak point.
Ann Bacciaglia says
Thank you for sharing such great tips! I am going to pin this post as well.
Jeanette Mays says
Thank you for this tips. This will help me out!
Michelle Wotruba says
Such awesome tips!! Thank you 🙂 Michelle, ( I found you from Creative K Kids party, & pinned this)
Elayna Fernandez (@thePositiveMOM_) says
Internal linking or deep linking is one of my favorite things to do. I love that you recommend it!
Alida @ The Realistic Mama says
Thank you for the great information in easy to digest chunks! I went through all the steps for Google Authorship but I’m not noticing my picture when I search? Does it take some time or did I miss a step? I have verified my email and I believe my name is the same.
Good tips. I’m still working on #1 and #2. by the way, love your graphic here
Once again, your post will be featured on Mondays Bloggers Brags Linky party.. Thanks for linking up!