Tag: basic seo

7 Blog SEO Tips to Gain Bulletproof Search Rankings

blog seo guideGetting traffic for a new blog is hard. How will you make sure that you will get regular visitors who are interested in your articles?

Some people say social media but the process is painful. From my own experience, social media traffic is less targeted and comes to your blog only when you give it a shake.

To solve this problem and to get regular flow of traffic we need to do SEO for our blog.

S.E.O. is Search Engine Optimization, a special type of marketing done to gain organic visitors.

In this guide I will tell you about SEO and how to optimize your blog/website so that you can gain interested people to come and read your blog, for FREE! [Continue reading…]

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Timeless Link Building Strategy – Building Link & Backlinking Guide

Timeless Link Building Strategy – Building Link & Backlinking GuideFor the last few years I am doing a whole lot of SEO & backlinking stuff. Frankly speaking I had no idea about any particular link building strategy. When I first started my blog, I was building link here and there randomly. I kept writing articles and that’s all I did. I am still learning and as I make my way up I will be sharing more on what I have learned. In this article I will write about the timeless link building strategy that will work everytime. In a nutshell SEO boils down to just 3 parts:

  1. Keyword research
  2. On page website optimization
  3. Link building

The last part is the biggest and the most exciting of them all, also the most frustrating one. For a long time I suck in all of the 3 above mentioned things, that’s why I couldn’t see any success in my rankings. I didn’t know what I was doing. I would launch a new site; backlinking randomly here and there and hoping to see a magic in life.

But magic doesn’t happen in reality. That’s why it sucked! So back to the reality I then lost interest to my site and move on to another one and still getting the same ending. As a result I had 20s of websites that were a pain in my ass and I have no idea what I should be doing with them.

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Tools & tips for fast bookmarking and link building

Do you know about social bookmarking? These are the sites we use often like digg, stumble upon, reddit or delicious. Each user uses different bookmarking site depending on the taste. As a blogger you should focus on social bookmarking, because it’s one of the easiest ways to build incoming links and fast traffic. You should do it because,

Bookmarks = Backlinks = SEO benefits

It works like this: You published and article, Mr. A comes to your site and he likes it. He bookmarks it by adding it to his favorite site Digg. Now his friend Mr. B checks his digg profile and founds your site and becomes your reader too! After that he bookmarks another page from your blog and this is how it goes on using word of mouth.

How to bookmark, the smart way?

Most people spend hours on 10 or 20’s of bookmarking site to submit their posts. Some people even pay money to some automated bookmarking sites. But this won’t help you because these automated or bulk links won’t benefit you.

The key is to get the help from your readers. If you use five sites, then bookmark your article on five places (+5 backlinks) Put the bookmarking widget on your posts and ask your readers to bookmark it. If you get 100 visitors and 50 of them bookmark it once, that means you’re getting 50 more backlinks without any effort.

On the other hand, those bookmarks will bring new visitors, that means this will go on and on. Here are some of the useful bookmarking widgets,

ShareThis

ShareThis is the leading service in this sector. You have to sign up for a free account to get a green share this button. You can track your bookmarking and use age statistics with your account. They offer visitors to submit to any bookmarking sites and they can also email friends or re-blog about the post.

AddThis

AddThis is the competitor of ShareThis. They offer a simple looking bookmark button. When your readers will hover the mouse pointer on it, they will see different sites to bookmark it. You’ll also need an account to use this service.

Add to any

Add to any is the service that I’m using with my blog currently. The cool thing is that “you don’t have to sign up for an account” to get the button. You can also integrate google analytics with this to track your bookmarking statistics.

Tell a friend

Tell a friend is a new service with the same concept. You have to sign up to use this service. This service doesn’t support much social sites right now.

How to add it on my blog?

All of these services have some special automated ways to add it on your blog. You have to select your blog platform and you’ll have it. WordPress users can search these services from the plugins directory and add it to their blog automatically.

Blogger users: First you should get the widget code of the bookmarking buttons. Go to your blogger Dashboard > Layout > Edit HTML. Now click on “Expand widget template.” Search this code by pressing CTRL+D

<p class=”post-footer-line post-footer-line-3″>

Now add your button code under this code. Click “Save template

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Some quick tips to make your blogger(blogspot) blog SEO friendly

Blogger is a free platform for bloggers and it’s one of the most popular and a powerful blog platform. A blogger blog can be tweek and hacked for almost every need of a user and it’s owned by Google, so you get some search juice.

By default, every blogger blog is SEO optimized but it could be lost if you use a highly complicated theme and add lots of hacks into the template. Here are some quick tips to make your blogger(blogspot) blog SEO friendly,

1. Google webmaster tools

Sign up for Google webmaster tools and add your site. You can then optimize your site like checking backlinks, crawl status and rate. By using Google webmaster tool, you can give access to your blog directly.

2. Use a sitemap

Google can index all of your blog pages automatically but if you provide a Sitemap(the list with all pages of your site) then google can search easily. Blogger sitemap is, your-blog.blogspot.com/atom.xml. You can also create a custom post with all of your page links to create a custom sitemap.

3. Use a simple template

Most of the bloggers like to have a cool looking template like those cool wordpress templates. WordPress templates are made of lots of PHP files and blogger have only one HTML file. When a designer creates a blogger template from a wordpress template, it becomes very complicative for search bots to index pages. Try to use simple templates with less coding.

4. Avoid too many flash, java and ajex codes

Some bloggers (like me) likes to hack every part of their blogger blog with widgets, codes and everything. The more things you are adding, the template is becoming more complicated, making your blog SEO un-friendly.

5. Meta Tags

Use meta tags in your blogger blog to get better search rankings

6. Anchor text, interlink and backlinks

Interlink your posts with each other and use anchor texts. Get some backlinks from related blogs. The more quality backlinks you have, the more search rank you’ll get.

7. Parmalinks with keywords

A typical blogger parmalink is, your-blog.blogspot.com/2009/01/Some-quick-tips-to-make.html -now the words on the parmalink will benefit your search status. But look at the title, “Some quick tips to make your blogger(blogspot) blog SEO friendly” -the main keywords from the title are, blogger, blogspot, blog and seo. You can’t change the parmalink parameter of blogger and it adds only first 4-5 words as the parmalink. So you have to change the title like this, “SEO friendly blogger(blogspot) blog -how to do it?” then the parmalink will be: your-blog.blogspot.com/2009/01/seo-friendly-bloggerblogspot-blog.html

8. Labels and pings

Use related labels with your blogger posts. Use lots of related labels which will help you in technorati traffic because the labels on blogger works like technorati tags. Whenever you post a new article, use Ping-o-matic to ping search engines, which will inform search bots to crawl your blog.

Have your say

  • Do you use blogger(blogspot) platform?
  • How you made your blog SEO friendly?
  • Did I miss anything?

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Great examples on how to write a good Meta blog description

Here in BlogKori I have written articles on SEO optimization, meta keywords and page rank. Meta description and keywords are important to rank higher in search engine positions. This is a post where I wrote how to write effective bog descriptions to start with.

Now more and more people are into blogging and SEO, they want to know what they should write on their Meta title, meta description and meta keywords. Whenever you want to submit your blog on directories, they will ask for these data. It’s better to use one static data for every place you leave your link. Here’s what our most popular bloggers have did with their blog descriptions; I’m sure this will help you get started with it,

Blogs with auto generated descriptions

no-meta1

no-meta2

meta6

Blogs with pre-determined descriptions

meta1

meta2

meta4

Blogs having a one line simple description

meta3

meta5

So how do you write your blog description?

After all, traffic makes you earn money online.

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