5 SEO Tips Bloggers Overlook

You blog because you want to share your knowledge; you are also blogging because you want to drive traffic to your website and rank high in search results.

You already know the basics of SEO to do with on-page factors and link building, but there are myriad other factors that are overlooked.

Granted, you’ll never break them all, but it’s worth spending time on the easier ones to ensure your blogs have a more meaningful impact.

Here are five simple but effective tactics you should use.

Amazing titles

How do headlines help your rankings?

Well, more clicks in search results improve your ranking because the algorithm will place more value on your blog.

So if your ranking is relatively low, but you get a lot of clicks, your ranking will go up. However, if you rank well and don’t get clicks, your blog will be considered irrelevant for that search term and your ranking will drop.

Therefore, catchy titles improve your rankings.

Use images to boost your ranking

Using images to link to your blog will increase your rankings and bring some diversity to your backlinks.

The Alt tag informs search engines of the content of your image. When you use an image to link to your blog post, the Alt tag serves as the keyword.

The best way to get those link-based backlinks is to create an infographic for others to use – request an image backlink to your original post.

Do Not Track or Do Not Track

You aim to get links to follow because they show that your blog is high quality and a reliable source of information.

The problem is that there are a lot of profile sites, and the blogs only provide no-follow links. An excessive amount of these will make your blog appear unreliable – not good.

Buying links (meaning you don’t) is the fastest way to ruin your rankings. Instead, focus on guest blogging for high-quality blogging.

Link to trusted blogs

Outbound links are just as relevant as inbound links.

As a trusted, high-quality blog, you will need to link to other high-quality blogs if you want to increase the value of your blog in the eyes of search engines.

Short or long blogs?

OK, yes, you could probably write a short, useful and informative blog post, but search engines love long content.

But not only should your content be long (but still high quality, relevant, and informative), but you should also strive to get reviews. This will help increase the length of each article’s unique content.

Although none of these ideas are revolutionary, they are often overlooked. Simple and easy to implement, these tips will help you get the most out of your blog.

Feel free to leave a comment if you have any other ideas on how to get your blog to rank higher, or if you have any questions.

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