Welcome to HiTricks! Earn Learn Gain…Its Fun! Here we will discuss about the blog post optimizations that you should try to follow while writing a blog post. Blogging is all about showing off your skills efficiently. As an author or a poet creates his literatures, likewise bloggers also needs to take care of his blog post. It’s not just about buying a domain, installing wordpress and writing just anything! You need to give special attention towards your blog post. In this article, we will try to assist you in decorating your blog post.
While discussing about this, I must mention to you about a good seo plugin called SEO by Squirrly available to download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/squirrly-seo/ or you can search on your plugin templates. It has got the complete seo package that a newbie blogger needs for his blog writings. It optimizes your blog post in an efficient way. But the only reason we didn’t suggest it is that its free version has almost no features at all. All its rich stuffs is in its pro version which costs about 20$ per month. Anyways, it was just a tool to ease your work, without that you can also write your blog, like us, just it will take a bit more time. Anyways, let’s proceed.
10 Tips to decorate your blog post?
Please note that these methods is more helpful for blogs that have long-validity contents. For example, tech topics, tips, how tos, informations etc. This is not so much helpful for short-validity contents like latest news, coupons and offers etc. Long-validity contents needs care while posting it, so that it may gain more and more views in the future.
1. Use Google Keywords Planner:
Do you just think of random topics and post your blog? Don’t do that without a bit keyword research. Did you know our very own friend Google has made seo tools for us? Switch to Google Keyword Planner and plan your keywords. Read our detailed article on how to use Google Keyword Planner here: https://hitricks.com/how-to-use-google-keyword-planner-for-seo
2. Use Subheading tags:
Did you know that there are subheadings on Blogs? Apart from the type you write, there are a total of 6 subheadings that categorise your blog headings efficiently. We have found a great blog that describes everything related to subheadings very well. Read here: http://jupiterjimsmarketingteam.com/wordpress-video-tutorials/wordpress-tutorial-add-h1-and-h2-tags-blog-posts-seo/
3. Upload pictures yourself rather than using image links from web:
Did you know? When you input a web image link, you are just building a backlink for the blog that has uploaded the image. Why not use your own image instead? At least download images and then upload them.
4. Don’t use copyrighted images:
Use copyright free images from google image, pixabay, wikimedia and flickr. When you search an image from google, use advanced search and choose appropriate usage rights. Use pixabay image plugin to sirectly insert suitable images to your post. Best way of approach is creating and uploading your own image. You can attach your blog name with that.
5. Give credits:
If you have to use copyrighted contents and images, then always give credits. Add a link to the content from where you have got it. Else your blog can get flagged by DMCA and it may be put down legally.
6. Use easy language:
You must have a good knowledge of english language for blogging in english. But that does not imply you will use them on your writings. Write on easy language, remember, many people has much difficulties in that language.
7. Write your blog lengthy:
Length of the blog actually determines how much traffic you will get. But don’t write histories there. Because you dont need to impress search engine bots! You have to impress human beings. And human beings want evberything in short. People will leave your blog if they finds it lengthy and boring. That’s why you need to use headings and sub headings to it. At least your blog should havce 400 words. You can see your word count at the bottom of your text box where you type on wordpress.
8. Use Meta Tags:
Meta tags are the two lines that display in the search results after your blog posts. So, never leave an oppurtunity to utilize those 2 lines to attract users from the search engines like magnets!
9. Use Keywords Appropriately:
Write your keyword on the post at least 5-6 times, but not more than 10 times, also use it on heading and subheading tags, on the blog title and url, on the meta tags, on the alt text of the image you are inserting. You must check this manually.
10. Test Yoast WordPress seo plugin:
After you have written your article, fill up the meta tags and the target keyword seaction, and the post title section and then check hows your blog post looking in terms of seo. Try to make all the points it suggests.
These are the points that you should take care of when you write blog posts and you will do wonder! Thanks for reading the article. Do share if this helped you. Keep visiting.
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Anyways, we are not leaving you so soon! There’s yet some catches for you left!
Coming Soon: Now you have optimized your blog totally and grown up from a newbie! You should learn some tactics to do outside of your blog, which in turns helps to grow your blog up! We will post about that next. Stay connected! Stay updated!