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How To Get An A On Your SEO Blog Page Report Card

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We all want to get as much love and attention from Google, and the best way to do that is to optimize your SEO blog post pages.

To get the most from your SEO efforts on each of your blog posts, make sure you are following these simple SEO tips.

The SEO phrase is basically just the main keyword you are using for the seo blog post you are writing.

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One of the most important places to put keywords is the Title. Also make sure the title is readable. That just means make sure it is readable.

Also, keeping your title tag to no more then 10 words works best.

All of the major spider-based search engines use title-tag content to determine relevancy.

Use SEO Phrase At Top, Middle, End Of Your Content

Using your keywords in your first sentence and in the middle and at the end of your content works best to get noticed by the search engines.

All of the major search engines use text-based body content to determine relevancy.

Use SEO Phrase At Least Once In Your Tags

Very few search engines use meta-tag content to determine relevancy. If you have good keyword filled content, then using your seo phrase in your tags not that important, but still helps, and I do this for all posts.

Another benefit to seo phrase in your tags is that many database-driven sites have a search function, so if visitors type in keywords into a site’s search, the results should be accurate.

Yahoo is the only major search engine currently, that uses the meta-keywords tag to determine relevancy.

Ok Now What Does All This Mean

Bottom line is to use your seo phrase in your title, use it no more then 2-3 in a small post and no more then 4-5 in a long post, and use your seo phrase in your tags at least once.

This is the best way to optimize your SEO blog and to not get the Google slap for being a keyword stuffing spammer.

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  • Anonymous

    Thanks. Nice and useful tips for a beginner blogger like me

  • http://theadventurouswriter.com/blog/ The Adventurous Writer

    Thanks for this great information!

    I have a question about the SEO plugin and WordPress tags: should the keywords I plug in to the SEO plugin be different than the WordPress tags? Or, should they be the same?

    Thanks,
    Laurie

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Hi Laurie,

    What SEO plugin are you using? I use ALL IN ONE SEO plugin. So for that I don't add keywords to it, I use the plugin mainly to change my title.

    If you like to add keywords to your plugin then Yes, use the same keywords in your plugin as you use in your tags.

    But the most important place to use your keyword is in your Title, and in your first sentence if possible, or at least in first paragraph.

    Then use it in the middle of your content, then again at the end.

    This way when Google spiders your site they will see the keyword in the title and in first sentence,, which is what you want.

    If you don't use the ALL IN ONE SEO plugin, I highly recommend it,, its simple and Free.

  • The Adventurous Writer

    John Paul,

    Thank you — I do have the All in One plugin, and I really appreciate your tips!

    :-)

    Lauri

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Then you are all set :) Glad I could help.

  • http://www.firstpagegoogleresults.com/ seo for website

    is true i have no idea about this! But i will try this concept !

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Walter, TY for taking the time to comment. Yea twitter and facebook fan are indexed really well so any lil SEO you can do would help. Good Luck

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  • http://www.evolutionarydesigns.net/blog element321

    great list John. I do my best to follow these practices on my sites and my clients. I am actually going back through a lot of my earlier work and making some changes to see if by adding and removing certain keywords I can see if I get more organic traffic on those pages

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Thanks glad you like the list.

    As far as going back and changing your keywords, I wouldn't do that..you will mess with any ranking you allrady have.. try adding keywords, or moving keywords into a better order.. but I would remove or change to much.

  • http://www.evolutionarydesigns.net/blog element321

    I was thinking mostly removing anything that I might have added that doesn't belong. I do not think I have any of those issues. I do think reordering and adding new will help some. -Just need to find the time for site maintenance!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yea that's the trick,, getting tme to go back and make fixes..lol

    But yea placing your best keywords first would help alot.

  • webtechwise

    Great post John. I agree that a blogger needs to use that phrase smartly and avoid keyword stuffing. It is important not only to keep white hat SEO for search engines, but for your readers as well. I came across some interesting articles that could have been fantastic, if the author would not overuse a phrase in the text for SEO.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Thanks, glad you liked the post Omer.

    I agree that over using keywords makes a good article be a bad article very quickly. Especially since there isn't any benefit to over using keywords. top middle and bottom of a post is plenty,, any more then that and Google wont like it.

    I feel it's ok to write post that are SEO rich on your blog and also write posts just for your readers. If you balance that, you will have happy readers and get luv from Google.

  • http://midnightseo.com seo cebu

    do you have a list of plugins that you would like to recommend?

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Plugins for what?

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Plugins for what?

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

    With the implementation of Google Instant search showing results as users type words, you want to make sure your targeted keywords are within the first 3 words of your slug, META TITLE, META Description and META Keywords now as well. This is a method I am starting to sculpt going forward now to try and improve my SERP.

    Example, post about microsoft livewriter about how to use live writer would have better SEO as>

    Windows LiveWriter: How To Guide

    instead of How to use Windows Live Writer

    same for slug

    livewriter-windows-how-to

    vs

    how-to-windows-livewriter

    So the order of placement for your keywords does also matter when it comes to SEO and SERP and needs to be considered as well.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

    When using All in One SEO Pack, makes ure you have the check mark (use tags for keywords and use tags for categories) this is best way to optimize META KEYWORDS automatically and you won’t ever have to type in the keywords twice (for tags and for keywords)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yea using your keys in the front of your Title has always been best. This is an older psot, the tips still apply. The only changes really now are focusing more on 2-3 keywoerds.

    But regardless, even if you do nothing different you will get seen, Instant sucks, and more and more people are seeing its better to type what you want like always.

    What makes things hard is now all the 2-3 keywords volumes have almost doubled, so getting ranked well for them is very hard lol

    But doing what you said def will help.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    I do it manually, I’m used to it.. But your right, for people that dont want to, or forget to input their keywords, then checking both boxes will be a big help for them.

    Thanks for the tip Jason.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

    No problem, this post was new to me since I saw it retweet on Twitter. Name is “Justin” not Jason though :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    lol I’m sorry.. I was talking to Jason for an hour on Skype.. guess it stuk.

    Yea, this was a post back when the blog wasnt so busy haha But still great info.. especially for bloggers that will never rank for the top 2-3 keys.

    Have you noticed the volume differences the past few weeks?

  • http://www.dscomic.com/ Rob

    Nice, I need to try some of this out.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

    You mean on my sites? Or volume differences on yours. Mine are terrible, down 65% on my main blog and 60% on my other blog. Only my poetry blog is relatively unaffected by the odd shift in Google Search traffic lately.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yea I read your psot on the drop you got.

    I was talking about if you do keyword check on like Googles tool.. 2-3 word key volumes are much higher.

    Like make money blogging used to be about a 40,000 mnthly, and now I believe it is at about 75,000

    This is on all the keys i follow, they are all up. So now that you need to rank for the 203 keys, its even harder since the volume is huge, and Im sure the advertising for them is higher to, and the competition is much higher.

    All negatives for new blog like mine lol

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

    Yeah I agree, ranking for shorter tail keyword will be harder. I haven’t done a lot of keyword research lately honestly, too busy refocusing on my new site design. I sent you a DM on Twitter, would like to get your feedback on my new site design.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    I still believe many people will still search the old way, which will still bring your traffic,, maybe not as much, but its better then trying to only focus on 2-3 keywords that you be able to rank well for.. you know?

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

    I agree, this is why I think Google Instant alone isn’t solely responsible for my traffic drop, there must be other factors I can’t determine.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yea.. the hard part is finding those factors.lol that would drive me crazy.

  • http://twitter.com/YesVictory Edwin

    I am so close to an A but I am happy with a B+ in my SEO report card. I guess that is a pretty good score since I have Blogger and all.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    B+ is great. I’m not a fan of blogger since you dont control all the SEO efforts.. but it’s better then no blog :)

  • http://ronaldredito.org/blog ronaldredito

    These are great tips. If you implement them, you will see an increase in your ranking. But of course, that still depends on how competitive is the keyword.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Yes you have to take action haha Even competitive keys will bring you success and traffic in time. Some keys will do that for you fast, some will take a few posts, but if you do the steps you will rank higher.

  • Web Leslee

    thanks for sharing! will take note of this guidelines .

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