I still remember the days when I was newbie in blogging. Search Engine Optimization, SEO for short was a puzzling word for me and it’s now one year passed in my blogging career and still I am struggling to learn the full myths of SEO. Well, I just can one thing that SEO is an endless sea that no one can swim completely. But still some basic SEO tips can help the newbies to get the right direction in their blogging career. So here I am posting the basic SEO tips for bloggers.
Choose Blogging Platform Wisely
Yeah, it matters a lot in blogging. The very first step in the blogging is to decide the platform that you are going to use. The most popular blogging platforms are WordPress and Blogger. Most of the newbies choose to go with the blogger as it is easily manageable. But from the SEO point of view, the best blogging platform is WordPress. In fact, you can go with any platform according to your ease, but selecting the WordPress will be a wise thing to do. No doubts, it’s tough to maintain, but not too tough, that you can’t learn it with a bit of research.
Readers define the success of your blogging. If your blog is getting good no. of visitors, then you are touching success in blogging. Readers like to visit the blog which provides the quality and informative content and that also in the daily routine. No one will like to visit a blog with old posts or better we can say, a dead blog.
Considering that you select the WordPress as your blogging platform, you can use plugins to ease the SEO tasks. WordPress plugins database has got thousands of plugins related to SEO. These plugins can do the SEO work, very easy for you. Many awesome plugins like ‘All in One SEO’ and ‘SEO by Yoast’ are the recommendations of every SEO expert for other bloggers.
You can’t take your blog on the first page of search results, for your targeted keywords, until you are not doing the link building for it. In fact, quality link building is required for higher ranking of your blog. You should focus on getting links from the blogs having the same niche as of yours. Commenting and guest posting are the best methods to make quality backlinks for your blog.
Social Media Promotion
Social media is an important part of blogging and is a good source of traffic as well. The social shares of your blog posts also play a role in defining the rank for it on the search engines. You should not miss the social media promotion part of your blog. Also using the social share plugins is recommended as it allows the visitors to share your posts on their social networking profiles.
SEO was puzzling, is puzzling and will always be. But you can cut the curtains of puzzle a little bit, by following the above mentioned basic SEO tips.