New bloggers SEO tips:Ultimate guide to seo your blog post

5 new bloggers SEO tips www.juelzjohn.comSearch engine optimization can be scary and overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you want your post to rank higher in the search engines like google, yahoo and Bing then you must make sure that the post is properly optimized.

It sounds like a big complicated thing to handle and most new bloggers give up with no or very little attempt to grasp at least the basics but these  new bloggers SEO tips will  help you to understand the in and out of SEO  which make things easier.


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The ultimate guide to SEO your blog post

SEO simply means search engine optimization. Having a well-optimized post also means more traffic to your blog which can also translate to high income too. How awesome would it be for your content to rank on the first page of google?Below are all the new bloggers SEO tips

Tip 1. Write longer post.

Google love longer posts. Aim to have at least 1000 words minimum in each post. I know at first that might sound a lot but the more you write the better you get. Longer post tends to rank higher compared to short one.

On the brighter side having longer posts means that your posts are packed with valuable content. Remember that the most important thing is to produce quality content so don’t just ramble on to make sure you have 1000+.

Make sure you proofread your post before you hit publish so as to correct any grammatical errors such as spelling mistakes.The easy way to do this is through Grammarly which is a free online grammar checker. All you haveto do is to create an account and you are ready to use it.

Check out my grammarly review and  learn more about it.Honestly it’s a must have tool for any blogger.

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Related post:How to write a good blog post that will attract readers attention

 Tip 2. Install A SEO plugin

Having a SEO plugin ensures that both your posts and your entire website are optimized. It will also helps you to understand where you are going wrong with optimizing your posts.

There are many plugins that you can use but I personally love and use Yoast. If you run a WordPress website I highly recommend installing Yoast and it is free too.

All you have to do, to install the plugin is to go to your WordPress admin then plugin>add new then search for it and install.

Note that it is possible to can create a search engine optimized post without installing, but with the plugin, things are easier.

Among all the new bloggers SEO tips  this is the one i highly recommend as it makes understanding SEO way easier and it even tells you what you need to rectify.

Tip 3. Pictures

Make sure you include a few pictures in your post. Can you imagine reading a post with 1000+ word and no pictures? It can be boring  but using pictures will make sure that your audience is glued to your posts.

The pictures you choose to use should be relevant to your post and you shouldn’t use images directly from the internet. If you do give credit to the owner. If you can’t afford a good camera you can always hire a good photographer.

Alternatively, you can use images from sites like shutter fly where you will have to pay a small fee but it is worth it.i love using stock images which i find so pretty and extremely easy to edit.

Use images that are the correct size to prevent your site from loading slowly.

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Picture optimization.

After having the set of pictures you want to use, the next step is to make sure they are optimized. Before uploading the pictures make sure you rename them. Rename the file where you have stored the pictures and the pictures themselves.

For  example in this post you can rename one of my  pictures from DSC _4074 to new bloggers seo tips . Make sure as rename you using a keywords both on the picture and the  file name too.

Another thing, is to make sure that you fill in your alt text and the title option and include a keyword.You can do this once you upload the picture on WordPress. Another tip is to make sure that your pictures are of the correct size.

To resize the pictures you can use canvas or even wp smush.Wp Smush which helps in resizing, compressing and optimizing your pictures.

TIP 4. Keyword

Keywords are words that you want your blog post to rank for. Before writing a post you should at least know which keywords you want to focus on.

The more specific you are with your keyword the higher the chances are for ranking higher on google.

Google responds better when you at least 4 keywords. In order to come up with the best keywords to use, you need to do  keyword search.

Which you can do by asking yourself questions like, If someone was trying to find information on this post how would they google it?

What would I type on google to get information in this post? Doing this will help you to understand what people are likely to search for.

New bloggers seo tips  focus more Long tail keyword

These are keywords with more than 3 words, they are simply key phrases. The good thing with using long tail keywords is that they are more unique and they will give your post a better chance of ranking.

The short tail keywords are being used by many people in the industry so as newbie it might be hard for your post to rank higher. Using long tail keyword means less competition.

An example on long tail keyword can be how to make money blogging instead of make money.

Two keyword research tools you can use are Google Adwords keyword planner and Jaaxy.These two are the ones i use most.

Sometimes for  google AdWords keyword planner it will require you to set up an ad, so what most people do is that they set the ad and pause it.

Once you are on Google AdWords go to tools then to keyword planner.
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Then on the first box (where it’s written your product or service) type your desired keywords and click on the get ideas icon.

After that google will give you different suggestions.Make sure that your keywords are relevant to your post.I suggest you go with the one with less competition.

I love jaaxy it is my absolute favorite. I find it more thorough and more comprehensive compared to google AdWord Keyword planner.You can take advantage of the free searches and then decide if you would like to upgrade later on.

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The key in using keywords is not to force them otherwise they will end up looking so unnatural. All you need to do is to place them strategically.new bloggers seo tips.The ultimate guide to seo your blog post.www.juelzjohn.com

A few places where you should include your keywords are:

  • Blog post  title

Most people are attracted to the headline first. Having a catchy headline will entice people to read your blog post so make sure you Include keywords in your post title, just make sure to keep your titles short.

Your title should be within 55 characters.For example my keyword for this post is  new bloggers seo tips hence the title new bloggers seo tips:Ultimate guide to SEO your blog post.

  • Subtitles

In WordPress, there are 6 heading under the paragraph tab. Heading 1 is normally for the blog post only. H2 can be a subheading of H1.

Try to add a keyword in the H2 tag in a natural way. You can go ahead and use H3, H4, H5 to sub divide your content further but H2 tends to be more important.

You can read more about it here:The benefits of using headings

  • Permalink

Yoast will automatically  generate one for you and will also tell you if there are any stop words that need to be removed.

  • Pictures

As stated above make sure when you upload your pictures you add a keyword in the Alt text.This will help drive more traffic to your post.

  • Blog post body

Include keywords in the 1st and in the last paragraph. Maybe after the first 150 words and the last 150 words and in the middle of your post.

The SEO plugin will help to show you if you have your keyword well.It will tell you if your keyword count is enough or if you need to add more.

  • Meta description

This is a short description of what your post is all about.You will find it below your post title in the search engines.

Tip 5: Share icons

The last thing is to make sure that your reader can be able to share your content. Make sure that after every post your reader have different options on where to share the post if they want to.

Add social buttons such as Pinterest, Facebook and twitter.

You might like : 30+ ways to drive traffic to your  blog

Tip 6. Interlink

This is where you link posts within your blog.It will help to drive traffic to your old posts and it will of course make the linked pages rank better. Make sure you link to relevant posts.

If you link well it will make your readers to stay longer on your blog reading the related posts, hence reducing the bounce rate. You can also add a related post plugin .This appears after every post and it makes it possible for related content to show.

Another important thing you need to do is make sure you have no broken links. Google hates it so do your readers. Broken links will actually frustrates your readers and will end up not returning again.

 

The ultimate guide to SEO your blog post:New bloggers SEO tipsA quick recap on this ultimate guide to SEO your blog post

1. Write longer post
2. Install a SEO plugin
3. Pictures
4. Keyword
5. Share icons
6. Interlink

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Hope  this new bloggers SEO tips post was helpful.Which tricks do you use regardless of whether you are new blogger or an intermediate one? I would love to know.

Feel free to leave a comment or a question below.

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27 Comments

  1. August 29, 2017 / 3:08 PM

    Nice article. I agree with most of what you said here, but above all your content needs to be accurate, relevant and useful to your audience. If you don’t have this, no keywords or SEO will help you. Don’t just think how the search engine might like your content, think first if the reader likes it.

  2. August 29, 2017 / 4:49 PM

    Great ideas! I agree, an SEO plugin is super helpful! 🙂 Keyword research is, too!

    • juelzjohn
      October 24, 2017 / 4:17 AM

      Am glad you found it helpful.

  3. August 29, 2017 / 6:02 PM

    This was an easy post to understand SEO. I need to implement these things. I really like how you summarized everything at the end of the post. Thank you.

    • juelzjohn
      October 24, 2017 / 4:18 AM

      Am happy you liked it.

  4. August 29, 2017 / 7:25 PM

    SEO is definitely still a learning curve for me, but I do love Yoast! It takes so much of the guess work out of it.

  5. Erica
    August 29, 2017 / 11:19 PM

    Great tips thanks! Definitely bookmarking this page!

  6. September 4, 2017 / 8:59 AM

    A lot of great stuff on here. Especially those long tails.

  7. September 4, 2017 / 2:44 PM

    Thanks for the information. I still struggle with SEO on my website. I’m hoping to improve my skills this month. These tips will definitely help.

  8. September 4, 2017 / 3:34 PM

    Flagged & bookmarked! Thank you for SUCH an informative post! xx

  9. September 4, 2017 / 5:35 PM

    Wow! So many great tips! I definitely need to work on the length of my posts. They are not near long enough. I have installed Yoast on my blog and love it. So many things to do with SEO optimization but so worth it I know. I’m going to start focusing on long winded keywords. I think it may help me a bit.

  10. September 4, 2017 / 8:01 PM

    Thank you so much for the tips. I am a new blogger and you answered some of my question. Although, I am on blogspot. Can you recommend a plug in similar to Yoast that can be used for Blogger?

  11. September 5, 2017 / 12:24 AM

    This is very helpful, bookmarking this! 🙂 Would you recommend Yoast for Squarespace users too?

  12. September 5, 2017 / 1:35 PM

    Great tips! Bookmarked! I also started using Yoast recently and love it! Not sure how I got by without it.

  13. September 5, 2017 / 3:02 PM

    Thank you! This is one area I haven’t worked on.

  14. September 5, 2017 / 4:06 PM

    Thanks for this detailed guide! I love using the Yoast plugin for my posts, and of course, WordPress makes it very easy to add alt-text and titles to any images! One thing I did not know how to do was research the best keywords for my blog, so I really appreciate the detailed look at how exactly to do so on AdWords.

  15. September 5, 2017 / 7:14 PM

    I’ve applied some of these tips. Thanks for a few more!

  16. September 5, 2017 / 8:04 PM

    I love this! As a new blogger these were super helpful tips!

  17. September 5, 2017 / 8:25 PM

    Honestly there are tips in here that I had never even heard of before. When you start blogging you don’t know anything most of the time. And a lot of people want to charge you for this information so thank you very much. I actually took a screenshot of some of the websites and plug-ins you were recommending so I actually don’t forget to install them .

  18. September 5, 2017 / 8:27 PM

    Thank you for posting this. When you start blogging a lot of the time you have no clue what you’re doing and people really do want to charge you for classes to tell you the same thing. I actually didn’t know there was a plug-in that could help me get optimized on search engines so I’m going to actually go ahead and install one.

  19. September 6, 2017 / 12:53 AM

    Thank you for the wonderful and relevant post!:) I was just thinking about this earlier today, and I appreciate your tips-especially the photo links tip.

  20. September 6, 2017 / 1:10 PM

    Thank you for this great post! this will be very helpful for those blogger who are starting but also for us bloggers who needs to refresh our knowledge about SEO. thanks for sharing.

  21. September 6, 2017 / 2:55 PM

    Wow, this is such an awesome and informative post. I’m a new blogger and still have so much to learn. To made this easy to understand and I will definitely continue to refer back to this post as I grow my blog. Thank you for sharing!

  22. September 6, 2017 / 8:23 PM

    Great post and very helpful for new bloggers. It took me a while to figure it out for my blog.

  23. September 6, 2017 / 8:45 PM

    I finally understand more about SEO. I shared this and booked marked. I need read again, but I will certainly get the plugin. New to blogging.

  24. September 7, 2017 / 7:43 AM

    Lovely! Since I am a new blogger, this articles gives hope to me. I have been struggling for more readers and page views. Hope this article tips help me.. Thanks

  25. October 10, 2017 / 2:43 PM

    Thank you for this very informative post, it is actually what I was looking for since I am new to blogging! I subscribed to your blog just now and I am looking forward to your future posts!

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