Have you also heard about how important SEO is for your blog, but don’t know where to start? Have your pageviews hit a plateau? Are you looking for the latest SEO tips to help out? Then read on!
“I just googled….” , “You don’t know this, then Google it!” – the word “Google” has become a part of our day-to-day life; there are over 3.5 BILLION searches on Google every single day. Imagine if you were to get just 1% of this searches landing on your blog. Sounds dreamy, right?
Well, friends, have I got a treat for you! The acclaimed SEO Consultant , ClemSEO, is sharing the 3 SEO tips you need to know to get you started with your own SEO. In this post, you will find the tools you need as well as the questions to ask yourself to help you set up your strategy and improve your pageviews. Let’s start, shall we?
THE 3 SEO TIPS FOR BLOGGERS YOU NEED TO KNOW
SEO Tip #1: Let Search Engines Know You’re Out There!
Google is by far the most used search engines right now, and has a number of tools website owners like you should use to submit their site to this search engine, so they can crawl your website and know that you are one of the 1.3 Billion active websites out there.
One of the first tools you need to install is Google Analytics on your blog. Analytics will track the pageviews on your site and has lots of really useful statistics to help you understand where your pageviews are coming from, how you can improve them and set up your content strategy. Want to know where your pageviews are coming from? Google Analytics has the info! Need to know what your top post or page has been for the past 6 months? Find it on Google Analytics too!
Another tool you should work with is Google Search Console, which allows you make sure that search engines track all your pages and images, giving you more chances to rank on search results. This tool is where you will be able to monitor any crawling issues, the keywords with which people click on your site and much more!
SEO Tip #2: How Unique is My Content?
As a blogger, you need to set up a content strategy if you haven’t already. We all want to share our delicious chocolate chip cookies recipe, feature the latest trendy scarf, or our recommendations of things to do in New York and hope we’ll get hundreds of thousands, if not millions of pageviews. BUT, there are over 2.3 million search results for “chocolate chip cookies”, over 29 millions for “trendy scarf” and 49 million for “things to do in New York”.
How can you outrank all these? Here are the 2 questions to ask yourself:
How Unique is My Content?
Which Keyword Should I Use?
What is so special about your post that will attract web users? Are your chocolate chip cookies “healthy gluten free chocolate chip cookies”? Do you want to talk about the “best things to do in New York with children”?
Finding the topic and keyword for your post that has a good search volume, but little competition is key. The best tools to ise to get organic keyword data are Moz Keyword Explorer and KeywordTool.IO . These tools have paid subscriptions, but have the most reliable data out there.
SEO Tip #3: Is my Site Mobile Friendly and Fast?
We cannot do a post on SEO Tips for bloggers, without sharing the latest update from Google. Google doesn’t publish and divulge much info on its ever changing algorithm; so when it does, we have to take it seriously and react!
As such, Google has scheduled a mass algorithm release for the end of July 2018 which will favor websites which are mobile friendly and have an optimized website speed. Google wants to give its web users the best user experience they can have by providing them with the most relevant results for their searches from optimal websites. Mobile device traffic now accounts for over 60% of the total searches, so it is important that browsing your blog on a mobile device is user friendly.
This Google tool will help you find out if your site is mobile friendly and this super useful tool will help you understand what you need do to improve your speed performance.
That’s it for today, my friends! These SEO tips give you a small insight into the SEO world as there are many more aspects of your website to consider. But, follow these and you’ll for sure increase your pageviews. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact my SEO Consultant Clem, she’ll get back to you in no time! If you are just getting started in your blogging journey, or want to take it to the next level, check out my how to start a blog series and stay tuned for part two of this SEO series!