You must have heard the word "blog" or "weblog" and you're probably thinking what it's all about. Let's make this clear when is was in college a lot of people speaking about "blogs" and "blogging" but i never knew absolutely what it was. I had truly no idea.
What is blog:
A Blog is an informative website or an online journal displaying message in the reverse chronological order with new updated posts appearing first.
It is a platform where a writer or even a crowd of writers share their views on an individual subject.
The display of blogs changed over time and nowadays blogs include different item. But most blogs include some standard features and structure.
Here are common features that typical blog will include.
1.Header with the menu or navigation bar
2.Main content area with highlighted or latest blog posts
3.Sidebar with social profiles, favorite content, or call to action
As so often happens in the English language many derivatives of the word blog have been created. One who participates in the movements of maintaining a blog is known as a blogger and the activity of keeping a blog is known as blogging. So we could say that the blogger blogs in his blog but that might cause your english teacher to weep.
Blog: - A journal or daily that is on the internet
Blogger: -A person who maintain a blog. Bloggers are structure and organise the way news is shared
Blogging: - The action of writing a blog. Blogging is my way of sharing my passions with the world
Blog post: - An article or writing that is inside the blog. For example the article you are currently reading is a"blog post" that is write for my blog.
Six ways to work your blog post for SEO:
1.Do your Research:
Keyword research is main for on page optimization. Modifications are you are naturally including keywords without realizing it simply by providing important content on a topic. The Google Adwords tool and semrush both offer high tools that allow you to find keywords related to your topic and even spy on your competition to see what words and phrases they are target to bring traffic to their sites.
2.Utilize keywords throughout your post:
Place them where they will have the most impact for humans and search engine crawlers indexing your content. Try to include them in the following places:
Headings and subheadings
Title tags and meta descriptions
A word of caution: Don't engage in keyword stuffing which is the act of filling you content with so many keywords that it becomes challenging to read. Not only will this irritate your blog followers, it will also get you penalized by google, a couple of strategically placed keywords will do the trick.
3.Optimize your images:
Whenever you upload a picture to your blog be assured to include keywords in the file name and fill out the alternate text field with a brief keyword rich explanation of the photo.
4.Reference others with links:
When you mention another blogger or article in your blog post, include a link to the information you are referencing. Not only is it good blogging formalities, but you may also get lucky and receive a link back. Quality links are a valuable commodity for any site looking to rank higher in search engine results pages.
5.Give readers the opportunity to subscribe to your blog:
Include positively placed RSS or Feed subscription buttons and offer viewers the ability to subscribe to your posts via email when possible.
6.Use social media to broaden the reach of your blog posts:
As a limited business, you may be utilizing Facebook, Twitter,Google+ or other social media sites to create relation with potential and current customers. Why not promote your blog content on these sites for even higher web exposure.
Guest blogging is one of the best online marketing strategies you can invest in. If you want to spread your brand’s message and win the trust of your target audience, start contributing content to other blogs related to your market or niche.Show More