How to Optimize Your Blog Posts for SEO

First thing first – are you using Word Press? If not – get to it – it makes optimizing your blog posts so easy! Word Press is the best CMS system out there and there are so many plug-ins to use it’s ridiculous.

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Start by having your keyword in the title of your article. In addition, there are six more easy SEO tips you can implement today that will help garner better rankings in the Google search engine.

Essentially, we want to
The keywords I will be using in the following examples are “optimize blog posts”.

1. H1 (Heading 1) Tag – Use Your Keywords

The H1 tag is a subheading. Create a H1 tag in your blog post using your keywords in the heading. Convert the title to an H1 tag, highlight it, and then select ‘Heading 1’ from the ‘Format’ drop down menu. You will need to be on the visual page of Word Press to accomplish this.

– NOTE: if the blog theme you are using doesn’t have the Heading options, just click on the HTML tab and enter the following code:

<h1>How to Optimize Your Blog Posts</h1>

2. Keyword In H2 Tag

In addition to the first H1 tag, we will now create an H2 tag. Create another keyword subhead that’s relevant to the content and this time select the ‘Heading 2’ tag.

<h2>How to Optimize Your Blog Posts</h2>

3. Keyword In H3 Tag

Repeat, but with the ‘Heading 3’ tag.

<h3>How to Optimize Your Blog Posts</h3>

4. Keyword As “Alternate Text” In Image

Google loves images, but only because it helps them to determine the relevancy of your article. Make sure to use an image in your blog post and make it relevant. When you’re uploading your image you need to do two things;

1. Change the file name to include your keyword. Example: optimizeblogposts.jpg
2. Put the keyword into the ‘Alternate Tag’ field. Example: optimize blog posts

optimize blog posts

5. Keyword In “First” And “Last” Sentence Of Blog Post

6. Ensuring 1%+ Keyword Density

7. Make sure your article is between 800 and 1200 words long. Google loves GOOD content!

I hope you find this article useful and it helps when you optimize your blog posts.

Chris

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