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Write Post For Both Visitor and Search Engine

This article is a part of Complete SEO Series Post. If you are looking for any type of help, please do leave a comment in comment box.


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Content! The most important part of blog which makes people to stay longer on your blog, send feedback(comment), share content and even generate more pageviews. A blog with good quality and quantity is always appreciated by both search engine and visitors. Also while talking about quality content, we can’t ignore “Keywords”, the magical words that brings organic traffic to your blog and help you to climb ladders of search result. Keywords when used properly are proved to be a golden step but if misused or used incorrectly then get ready to be slapped by search engines. Now let’s go to the point which should be considered for writing a quality rich article.

 

ALSO READ: 5 Ways To Make Blog Better

 

1. Maintain Word Length Of Minimum 500 Words

 

Whenever writing an article, we should describe the whole storyline briefly and also we should try to maintain the minimum word length of 500 words. It is not necessary that you should write only 500 words post, you can write a post with your own word length i.e. from 50 words to 5000 words and more. The concept behind the 500 words minimum is that the more your write, the more information your visitors will get. And if your users are happy then you are happy. Also there is one concept about search engine. If you will write a short post then there is more chance that your article will match with billions of articles which are already published and if you will write a thousands words long post then there is no-chance to get matched with any other article out there. So this is the whole concept behind writing a long post.

 

ALSO READ: Optimize Your URL's For Search Engine

 

2. Use Keywords and Maintain Its Density

 

I already said that keywords are magical words which grabs organic traffic. Using keywords is always being a very sensitive thing because if you use it below the mark then it is totally waste of time and if you exceed the limit then you will get a very bad response from search engines. There are plenty of tools which can help you to discover your desired keywords but the most popular and also free one is “Keyword Planner”. You can use this tool to grab your keywords but what about using them in your article. You should always keep in mind that your keyword density should not exceed the 2% of total length of article. Means if your article is 500 words long then you can use only 10 keywords max. So we have a very limited space for keyword so choose those type of keywords which have high search rate and low competition. This is the basic mantra of keywords in blogging.

 

ALSO READ: Best Tips and Tricks To Increase Traffic

 


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Best Tips and Tricks To Increase Your Blog’s Traffic


Blogging is all about getting some decent readers who follows your blog and that is the most toughest thing about blogging. Getting loyal readers in this crowded blogosphere is going to be very tedious task because there are millions of blog out there and some of them have already good popularity. But as we all know that traffic is not going to end, if there are millions of blogs then there is thousand billion pageviews daily made by web surfers. So traffic is not going to end then you can dream of huge traffic. There are hundreds of tips and tricks to increase traffic dramatically but many of them are either blacklisted or not working any more these day. Therefore we are here with some of the tips which can help you to increase your traffic and also help you to track them correctly.
But first let me tell you that traffic is not a one day diet, you will have to follow these tips and tricks regularly in order to increase your traffic. Now, Let's check them out one by one.

Satisfy Your Audience

User satisfaction comes first, even before SEO. If your audience is happy and satisfied then your blog will take no time to be popular on web. You might have seen some websites having rare search engine visibility but holding a great PageRank and Alexa Rank, this is the example of satisfied users. Satisfied audience share your contents and if tey are webmasters then they can also link to your contents. So it will be more effective if you will pay more attention towards your audience than SEO. ere are some tips to make your readers happy.

1. Describe Everything Correctly
While writing on a topic, keep in mind to start from very beginning because if a newbie hits your blog then he/she should not be disappointed. Also make your writing easily understandable, write it in that way that a 15 year old child can understand easily. While writing a post try to go depth. Explain everything sequentially and also use images and videos to make your article strong. If you satisfied a visitor then there is more chances that he/she will come back again.

2. Respond Comments and Solve Problems
Responding to your visitors will make your relationship strong with your visitors and convert them in your readers. Sometimes we bloggers also have to face spam comments like links, ads etc. so we should try to remove all those comments immediately because if the links were malicious then the visitor will establish a negative thought about your blog. On other hand many visitor use comment box to interact with admin/publisher/author to discuss there problems and its your duty to reply them as soon as you can.

ALSO READ: Why Many Newbie Quit Blogging Just After Some Weeks ?

Apply Proper SEO Settings

SEO comes after the satisfaction of the visitor and is most important to gain organic traffic (i.e traffic from search engines). Google’s made it more tough to get higher rankings without proper SEO techniques and adjustments with their latest algorithms. I already had posted a bunch of articles about SEO, you can read them here.
  1. 100+ Blog Directories To Submit Your Blog For Free
  2. Off Page Optimization Tips To Maximize Your Traffic
  3. How To Use Meta Description Effectively To Gain Organic Traffic

Get Help From Social Media

In my previous post i had explained the use of Social media in making your blog better. Now i am going to tell you How Social Medias can help you to grow your brand new blog/website. Here are some tips to do the same.

1. Encourage Peoples To Share Your Post
Good posts  always get shares but still if you want to increase your shares then you will have to use some strategies. Quality of your post can change your visitor’s mind to share the post or not, so keep this in mind while writing. You can also ask peoples to share your post. Generally requesting peoples to share your post is placed at last of article because after reading the article, if visitor have 1% possibility to share your post and you will ask them then you can get a share. You should also beautiful put share buttons just below the request section to increase share. Floating share buttons also fond to be very helpful to increase shares. So use above tactics to boost your social media exposure.

ALSO READ: How To Make Your URLs SEO Friendly

2. Run Giveaways To See Magic
Giveaways magically gives you the unmatchable results because there are thousands of people  who keep looking for latest offers and giveaways. Giveaways can give you instant result because these type of posts get thousands of shares online and brings you thousands of traffic too in same day. But giveaways requires money because you will have to give something to the winner. So if your budget is low then you can’t think of a giveaway. I will make a post on How To host giveaways in detail but for now let me tell you some tips:-
  • Use Share based giveaway:- Means the person who shares your post and bring you the highest amount of traffic will win.
  • Use Google Analytics:- There are many fake traffic method which can push your site and money in danger. So if you want a fair gameplay then you should use Google play because it will not show and fake traffic and also let you track a lot of things like Bounce Rate, Referral etc.

Comment In Relevant Blogs

This is what every blogger like. Just surfing sites, reading comment and throwing comments. But keep in mind that don’t put links on unrelated blogs and those who don’t allows to put links on comments. Also you should hunt for some CommentLuv blogs related to your niche because it allows you to put your links on other blogs and it too without breaking any rules. Commenting is important because it gives your blog a backlink and also some referral traffic. My one comment on moneygossips.com drove 100+ visitors within few days. So make comments but follow the rules.

ALSO READ: 5 Ways To Make Blog Better : Non SEO Techniques

Capture E-mails Before They Leave

You should always try to increase your subscriber’s list. And to make your visitors subscribe to your posts, you should use some techniques which i am going to tell you briefly is:-
  • Use OptIn Forms
  • Put Subscription Box Below The Posts.
  • Use Popup Optin after 30 seconds-1 minute To Caputre E-mails.
ALSO READ: Complete Search Engine Optimization Series For Blogs and Websites

Well this post became lengthy but it contains a lots of beneficial tips which can make your blog fly.So if you want to catch more articles like this then subscribe in above subscription box to get into our mailing list. Thank You.
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5 Ways To Make Blog Better : Non SEO Techniques


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These day crowd in blogging is increasing and getting traffic is also very tough. Many bloggers are struggling for a long time because improper techniques and ideas. If you want to make some reputation in blogging then you should have to understand your audience first and then you will have to make necessary adjustments to your blog like design, posting schedule and other things. Here we are going to follow some of the best techniques which will enhance your blog and user interaction(comments, pageviews, etc. ) too. So let’s check them out one by one:-

Improve Design Of Your Blog

1. Make It Look and Work Better

It is big truth that design attracts visitors but it is not followed everywhere. You might have heard that don’t look its beauty, see for its quality. But if you make both perfect then you rock. make your blog design simple and readable. Some tips to improve your design are:-
  • Make texts visible clearly.
  • Use Google fonts for texts.
  • Don’t place too much advertisement in your design, they may ruin your blog.
2. Make it Mobile Friendly

Mobile friendly sites get more visitors because majority of people uses cell phones to browse through their favourite sites. There are 68% mobile user in the web and you can not ignore them. Choosing a responsive theme for your blog can solve your problem of mobile users. Responsive designs looks great in mobile devices too, so you don’t have to care about user experience. So after choosing a responsive theme you are ready to welcome mobile users.

ALSO READ: 5 Best Responsive Blogger Templates Of 2014

Improve Readability Of Your Blog

1. Quality Content:-

“Quality Content Is King” as always it actually works till date. Major Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing also give priority to quality content’s blog. After PageRank, it is the only major thing which helps search engines to rank your site on SERP’s. So don’t ever compromise with content of your blog.

2. Long and Descriptive Posts

Long posts are ideal to reduce bounce rate and to increase interaction of blog with audience. Any person searching for a specific thing, expects full descriptive and detailed information from the website they are going to click. And if you satisfied them then you can expect that visitor to come back again. It’s all about user satisfaction and if you fails then you loose.

3. Give Priority To Tutorials

Tutorials and How To posts are best for a new blog because these type of posts can rank very high in search engines and a single post can improve your blog’s traffic. Moreover Tutorials solve problems of individual very smartly so you could get some subscribers also. I have heard many times that one post is making 100’s of dollars through AdSense.

ALSO READ: Complete Search Engine Optimization Series For Blogs and Websites

Using Images Correctly

Images speaks thousand words and are also looks great but only if you have a appropriate image for your post. Unrelated images looks worthless and also eats space of one good image. Well you can  grab free images from free photo sharing sites like “freedigitalphotos.net”. On other hand using a strong keyword rich Alt and Title tag is also important if you are hungry for search traffic(like everyone). There are few tips which i would like to cover is:-
  • Use of Alt tag is very Important.
  • Insert the best keyword in Alt and Title Tags
  • Avoid Copyrighted Images.
ALSO READ: Optimize Images To Make It Appear In Search Result

Use Video To Describe Well

Videos woks great if your post is any Tutorial or How To. And for many others too but these two are the most important one and if you are writing a tutorial then try to embed a video at last of the post with every step explained. You can use screen capture tools to make our own tutorials and use Youtube, Viemo to host your videos. But also keep in mind  that videos can increase your page loading time and it is not at all good. A fast loading website is always appreciated. So it is recommended to insert video only on that post where it is required mostly.

ALSO READ: 4 Tips To Decrease Loading Time Of Blog

Use Social Media

Social media are the easiest way to drive referral traffic to your blog and is in use by thousands of reputed bloggers. As there are countless no. of social networking sites, you can use even hundreds of them but you will not get enough time to manage all your profiles. So i am listing here the top three social sites which can drive your thousands of visitors daily.

1. Facebook :- Well reputed and also have huge no. of users. So it is more easier for you if you will share your posts here. You should make a friend circle of bloggers first and then share links on your profile. Here are some bonus tips:-
  • Share On Your Wall
  • Share Of Your Page.
  • Share On Related Groups.
  • Ask friends and Audience to share your links.
2. Twitter :- Twitter can also boost your traffic only if you have a decent no of followers on twitter, which is hard to get. But you can put some share buttons below post to solve your sharing problems.

3. Google + :- Google’s social networking site and very important for blogger.  Your shared post can easily get Google's attention and could rank high also. It is used by most bloggers so if you want an organic boost then you should try sharing n Google+. Here are some Tips:-
  • Post on Your Page
  • Share on your profile
  • Add +1 Button below posts.
ALSO READ: 100+ Blog Directories To Submit Your Site

I thinks these are quite enough to make a blog stand well in blogosphere. Make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter. Do must share your thoughts and views with us.
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Heading(H1,H2,…,H6) Tags For SEO

Heading tags are important part of a webpage because it categorize the content into different sections. But using it properly is quite important because it also plays an important role in SEO of any blog. For example:- Google recently announced to use only one H1 tag in one page. It means we are in great trouble if we are using heading tags in improper ways. So here i am going to suggest you some tips which you will have to keep in mind while writing your next blog post.

Recommended Post: Optimize Title Tags For Better SEO

Advantages Of Using Heading Tags

Heading Tags not only increases the readability of your article but also supports your blog’s SEO. Most of the search engines are very concern about heading Tags and Keywords inside them. It is  good practice to use Heading Tags to categories different section of your post.

Good Place For Keywords

Heading Tags are marked as one of the best place to use your strong keywords moreover you can also use long tail keywords which increases the chances to get indexed in the 1st page of search result page. It is also recommended to use appropriate keyword in the heading tags because you can not insert too many keywords in headings.

Use H1 Only Once

As per Google’s Latest update “Panda”, they announced to use H1 tag one in every page. Means You can not use H1 tag more that one time in a web page. You may not use H1 tag but it is very good for SEO if you are using this only once in a page. H1 is also recommended for top-level heading.

Increases you readability and User Experience

H2,H3 and all others can increase the readability of your blog because they look much prettier and make post easy to read because it divides post in different sections.

More Tips:-

* You can use as many H2,H3,…H6 tags depending on the size of your post.

* Google focuses on Heading tags in Page Snippet.

* You can decorate heading tags as per your requirements.

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How To Make Your URLs SEO Friendly

Earlier i have posted two posts in SE Optimization Series which was about Optimizing Title Tags and Using Meta Description to Attract Organic Traffic. But today i am here with some best techniques which should be used in making your blog’s URLs Search Engine Friendly. Many peoples thinks that URL doesn't plays any role in overall SEO of a website/blog and they are totally wrong. URLs are shown in search results and majority of visitors decide which link they have to click by just looking into URL and description of the link. Mostly webmasters also follow this rule because they already know that which website is going to satisfy their needs. So making your URLs SE friendly is as important as posting articles to your blog.
I will recommend you to first read these two articles because these articles will tell you the basics of SEO and will let you take care of your blog.
  1. Optimize Title For Better Indexing and Rankings
  2. Use Meta Description To Attract Organic Traffic
After reading these two post, you are now ready to go step one more step in SEO ladder. So carefully read the below mentioned tips and techniques and apply them to your blog and you will definitely reach your goal shortly.

Shorter Is Better

You must have heard this because this is the very common technique and it also work till date. Because of the shorter length of your URL, it will be fully visible in search result and  will increase the click through rate of your blog. Short length URLs are easier to copy and paste in E-mails, Tweets and other shares. On other hand you could also use a long descriptive URL but it is mostly possible that people will not click the URL because they can’t read the whole URL.
Make It Shorter and Readable Also
Making your link only Shorter will not help you but also make it readable to others. If your url will shorter and readable then the chances of click will be increased. Below is a example of shorter but unreadable URL.

Use Keywords In Limit

I have already discussed a lot about keywords and their impact on Search Engine Optimization. In one hand it is very important to do but on other hand , overuse of keyword will kill your blog for ever. Using Google Adword’s Keyword Planner is best because it provides the exact and accurate result. It is recommended to use a strong keyword in the URL of your post. You can also use a long tail keyword but make sure that your URL not stretch too much. If your page contains some specific terms then don’t forget to mention that in your URL.

Make Your URL Static

Static URL means your URL should not use too much symbols and make it easily readable. Using lot of “?”, “123” and other symbols will make your URL harder to read. You can use “/” for distinguishing labels or  directory and “_”(Underscores) to separate words in your URL, they seems similar like a blank space.

Avoid 404

404 is a not found error. It generally occurs when you removed a content and visitor somewhere found you link and clicked on it. 404 error also harms your Search Rankings but using Google Webmaster Tools you can short out all your 404 error. You can use 301 redirection to overcome this 404 Not Found Error Penalty.

Use 301 Redirection

301 Redirection is a permanent which passes approx. 99% of ranking power to the redirected page. It is the best method to redirect your visitors form old blog to new blog. It not only sends visitors but also gives the ranking of your old page to the new redirected page.


After tweaking your post’s URL will all above methods will make your blog grab more traffic from Search Engine and Social Media.

This post is the part of Complete Search Engine Optimization Series to read our previous post in this series click here. Make sure you are subscribed to our E-mail Newsletter to catch all of our Upcoming SEO Posts.
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