Thursday, 20 March 2014

5 SEO tips for your blog

The following are tips which will increase your ranking on Google. This will help your site feature higher up on Google's search results.

1. You need your own domain and Hosting

Blogspot and Wordpress hosting wont do well on Google's rankings because as you can imagine, there are allot of useless blogs on Blogspot and Wordpress, it is where the beginners start their blogs. (no offence to beginners, we have all been there) Get your own domain.

2. Install a Sitemap

Probably one of the easiest things that you can do is install a Google Sitemap plugin. To install one click here A sitemap gives Google and other search engine companies such as Bing and Yahoo a map of your site so that they can index it better.

3. Solve People's problems

The most important thing that you can do to increase your SEO is to create original content that solves problems. You can put videos, podcasts and photos on your site that help solve people's problems.

4. Comment on other blogs

Not only does this increase the traffic on your site but it will also create useful back-links to your site. I would recommend that you install Commentluv, this is a program that make commenting on blogs a whole lot easier and also automatically provides back-links when you comment. To install Commentluv on your blog click here

5. Not too many advertisements

Having ads on your website is not a problem but if you have too many adverts or inappropriate advert placement can cause penalization. Make sure that your ads are relevant to your site and that they don't interfere with people who want to read your post and don't want to look at the ads.

Remember that Google updates it's algorithms about 500 times every year. Make sure that you look for ways to optimize your search engine rating oftern.
Hope that this helps