How to write a blog post the search engines will love.
Today it’s going be all about, How To Write A Blog Post the search engines will love or the technical terms are Search Engine Optimize (SEO) your blog post.
It is not complicated. Let me explain.
The internet is based on search results. When people want to buy something or find out more information, nine times out of ten they will go to Google.com and type in what they are looking for. When they hit search there are going to be thousands of results that will be displayed.
Our goal as a blogger is to get our website to show up on the search results for a number of search queries.
The key to success through blogging is to set up your blog posts correctly so the search engines can find you so your blog post so it will show up on the search results for the keywords you are targeting.
I am exposing all my secrets and knowledge here for YOU!
I want to teach YOU how to write a blog post that will get the biggest bang for your buck.
Step 1 How to write a blog post!
The VERY First Thing you need to do is find a good keyword! If you want access to my secret keyword research tool, click on my Tools page and click on Jaaxy Keyword tool and give it a free try.
You need to find a good keyword that we know people are searching for that does NOT have a lot of competition. This is a very important step. I would recommend spending time practicing doing keyword research.
But what is a keyword Mike? A keyword or keyword phrase is exactly what people are typing in the search bar.
When people type in a word or phrase in the search bar, the search engines go through all the content that has that keyword or phrase in it so the search engine can provide the searchers with exactly what they are looking for.
It’s pretty simple and It is NOT ROCKET SCIENCE! The secret to blogging is, simply creating a blog post with the information that is going to answer their questions. Just like when you typed in “How To Write A Blog Post” and now you are here and I am telling you how to do it.
The real secret is to find a low competition keyword that has a lot of people searching for.
So in other words, you want to create a blog post for ONE particular keyword or phrase, so when your keyword is searched for. Your blog will show up in the search results if you optimized your post correctly.
This is why BLOGGING is so powerful!
It does take some time to get your post on top of the search engines, only because we are on the search engines times and there is no way to speed it up. It will take about 90 days to start getting results from blogging, but is well worth it in the end.
I am still earning money once in a while from a blog post I posted a year or two ago.
SEO Optimizing Your Blog Post!
Once you find the perfect keyword or keyword phrase it is FINELY time to start blogging!
First you want to put your keyword phrase in the title of the post.
The title of this blog post is How To Write A Blog Simplified.
My main keyword is how to write a blog.
Once you have a good title you also need to put the keywords in the URL of your blog post.
If you do not know how to do this, all you have to do is go to your blog dashboard. (WordPress)
When you go to your blog dashboard, on the left or the screen there is going to be a tab that says Settings. Click that and then click permalinks. once you click on that, you want to click the little circle where it says post name and save the setting. Then when you enter the title of your blog post it automatically becomes your post name.
Now we get into the heading. You can choose H1, H2 heading for the start of your blog with the keywords in it.
When you are ready to start blogging, right above where you are going to type there is a tab that says add media..
Under that you can choose to make your text bold. The last little button to the right of the bold button. My button when you hover over it says Show/hide kitchen sink. Click that and another bar will pop down.
When you see the drop down menu click where it says paragraph. Then chose Heading 1 or Heading 2. This is the large font in the beginning of your blog post. I usually stick to H2 as the main heading and H3 headings for title of paragraphs through out my post.
When you are done with the heading hit enter and if it does not automatically switch back to paragraph make sure you switch it back.
You are now going to write a paragraph or so then create a H3 Heading on the top of your new paragraph.
When you are writing your blog post add your keyword in your paragraph but not to many times. You can also bold, italic and underline your keyword to make it stand out to the search engines.
Remember DO not to over do it. Make it look natural and write the way you would talk.
The most important part of blogging is DO NOT COPY AND PAST OTHERS PEOPLE WORK! You can get in deep shit if it is copyrighted and the search engines will just penalize you and you will NEVER EVER get on the search results.
Just be original and be yourself. Write your post so it is easy to understand and make sure you give them what or your bounce rate will increase and the search engines will lower your rankings.
If you are having trouble coming up with ideas.. Start doing keyword research and you will find something that catches your eye and it will give you ideas and topics to blog about.
If you are not familiar with the topic you are going to blog about, just search others blogs to get ideas. Simply read other people’s blogs and then your write in your own words what you want to share about that keyword.
Rinse and repeat over and over! The more you blog the more you write the better you will get.
Also when you are blogging try to concentrate on a few subjects at a time!
Then when you get a few posts, you can also interlink them to similar blog posts to give them even more information on that topic.
Now get out there and start blogging!
If you have any questions or need further assistance, leave me a comment below.
See ya on TOP of the search results,