Blog SEO Tips for Non-SEOs: 3 Things Bloggers that Aren’t Search Nerds Forget to Do

By Elisa Gabbert October 22, 2013 Posted In: Blogging Comments: 133

Here’s your “duh” of the day: You don’t have to be an SEO to be a good blogger. I bet 90% of search marketers read a blog or five that has nothing to do with search marketing, whether it’s a cooking blog, nail art porn or Andrew Sullivan.

Some of the best and most popular blogs in any given niche get high rankings and lots of links without thinking too hard about SEO. Instead, they focus on:

  • Great content: Popular blogs develop huge readerships primarily because the content is awesome; it’s that simple. (Here’s a reminder of the eight qualities that make great content great.)
  • Great design: Almost as important as great content is great design – your business blog needs to be both attractive and usable. High-quality photographs or illustrations are a big plus.
  • Community building: The best bloggers nurture an active, devoted following. New search engine traffic is nice, but they put most of the focus on the readers that keep coming back.
  • Social sharing: Good bloggers love their own content, so they’re not shy to share it around when they create something new. They put it up on Twitter, Facebook, etc. post haste. This gets the chain going so people can start reading, sharing, and commenting.

When you’re nailing it in all four areas, you’re doing a good amount of SEO as a matter of course. That’s because Google knows that by serving up your blog in the top of the results, its users are going to be happy.

But there’s still more you could do to make your blog even better. Here are a few blogging tips and tricks that search engine optimizers know and non-SEO bloggers frequently forget.

Add Internal Links

Don’t think of internal linking as “PageRank sculpting” or some shady-hat SEO thing. The main reason to practice regular internal linking is that it makes your site stickier.

If you write for CinemaFunk, you rank on the first page for “movie review blogs.” Good job! But let’s say, for example, that someone lands on your blog after googling “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Review.” They find your movie review and read it with interest … but do they stick around and read anything else?

Blog SEO Best Practices

They might, if they really like your writing style – luckily, CinemaFunk has a sidebar with links to recent reviews and most popular reviews. This is a great tactic to reduce bounce rate, since new visitors might want to see other content that best represents what you do. There’s a problem with relegating all your links to the sidebar, though – they’re not clearly relevant to the article the visitor landed on, since they’re the same links site-wide.

This blogger missed an opportunity when he compared this movie to another movie that he has reviewed, Upstream Color, but didn’t link to that review:

Internal Linking Tips

Since this would clearly be relevant to the reader, it should really be a link. Don’t make the reader use your site search to find that review! And you know your own content better than anyone, so it should simple for you to find older posts to link to while writing.

Internal linking do’s and don’ts:

  • If you write a new post and realize you have nothing relevant to link to, do let that serve as a map for your next content pieces. For example, CinemaFunk compares Gravity to 2001, but the site doesn’t have a review of 2001 to link to. Why not post some reviews of classic films?
  • Do use descriptive anchor text when linking internally. Hyperlink the words “Upstream Color review,” not arbitrary words like “reviewed last week.” This tells readers what they’ll get when they click the link. There is, theoretically, a risk of over-optimizing your anchor text, but that’s unlikely to happen if you’re not abusing automation or buying links.
  • Don’t overdo it, obviously. Text with too many links is hard to read, and readers will just ignore them.
  • Don’t get so excited about internal links that you never link externally. Sometimes an external link will be the best resource for your readers. Also, when people click that link, you’ll show up in the referring sites list for that external site’s analytics – and that’s a great way to make relevant site owners aware of your existence.

Optimize Images for Search

Often, popular blogs in non-SEO niches will have really beautiful images and photography. For example, take Michelle Phan, who has one of the most popular beauty blogs. She has plenty of pretty sparkly images, like this one:

Blog Image SEO

If you right-click this image in Chrome and select “Inspect element,” you can see what kind of optimization was done on this photo:

Blog Image Optimization

You can see that the image has been made easily Pinnable – hover over the photo, and the words “PIN THIS” appear in an overlay. That’s great because Pinterest is huge for driving traffic to this kind of beauty/lifestyle blog.

Pinterest Optimization for Blogs

But more could be done here to optimize the image for search. The file name is a string of random letters and numbers. This isn’t readable by humans or search engine spiders. Further, the alt text doesn’t tell us what the image is either – it just refers back to the name of the post (“My Week in Photos”).

Blog image optimization do’s and don’ts:

  • Do use descriptive words in your image file names. Instead of 662gf…., this photo should be named something like purple-lips.jpg.
  • Do use your alt text to describe the photo. Use words that will tell Google what’s in the image. This will help it rank in image search results.
  • Do choose photos that are relevant to the topic of your post. That way, you can describe what the photo is using keywords that will help your post rank in the regular search results too.
  • Don’t use image file names and alt text as an opportunity for keyword stuffing. Cramming 20 words into your alt text (“purple lips sparkly lips purple lipstick purple glitter lipstick” etc. etc.) is unnecessary.

Long-Tail Keyword Research

Great bloggers tend to be really good at intuiting the topics their readers want to hear about – that, and/or they pay close attention to what their readers request in the comments. Often, blogging naturals just stumble upon great keywords. They might not even be using keyword tools; can you imagine?!

If you’re just that good at giving the people what they want, I support you. But even if you don’t use keyword tools to get your initial content topic ideas, it’s a good idea to use them to find long-tail keyword variations on your topic of choice. Using those long-tail terms in your content will help you rank for a wider range of keyword searches.

Unfortunately, Google no longer offers an external keyword tool to people who don’t have an AdWords account. But there are lots of other ways to find long-tail keywords – for example, by using Google suggest:

Long-Tail Keywords for Blogs

Here’s a random blog post that I grabbed from my Feedly reader: “Five Books on French Cuisine.” Taking a quick look at Keyword Planner, we can see that “French food” has almost three times the search volume of “French cuisine.”

Long-Tail Keyword SEO

So “French food books” or “books on French food” or “books about French food” would be good keyword variations to include here. (The phrase “French food” appears once in the post, but that’s not a long-tail term.)

There are lot of other ideas here too: “traditional French food,” “French food recipes,” etc. Seeing these terms before you start writing might change the way you approach the post – you might decide to write a few different posts, one on books about traditional French food or the history of French cuisine, another on new French cookbooks, and so on. Or you might decide to write a longer list, divided up into subcategories. Then you could put all those long-tail keyword variations, like “Easy French Food Cookbooks,” into subheadings on the page.

Long-tail keyword do’s and don’ts:

  • Do use long-tail keywords as a way of building out your content. Doing long-tail keyword research may make you realize that you can expand on a point you had forgotten.
  • Do use long-tail keywords in subheads, image file names, your meta description … not just the regular text.
  • Don’t long-tail-keyword-stuff. You can use long-tail keywords in your content without making it obvious that you’re doing it for SEO purposes, as in this old joke:

Blog SEO Joke

BONUS: A Few More Blog SEO Best Practices You May Be Forgetting

Do you optimize your URL structure, so that the URL clearly communicates what the post is about? Some blogging software just assigns a random URL string, rather than keywords, as in this URL:

Do you moderate comments, and respond to all the legitimate ones?

Do you make it easy as cake for people to share your content? We’re talking prominent social buttons!

If you’re in the business of blogging but not in the business of SEO, take a good hard look at your blogging practices. You might be under-optimizing your content. 

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Tuesday October 22, 2013

Danny (not verified) Said:

Thank you, your opinion is very straightforward and raised serious issues that blogging always have. I have applied many different ways, including the procedure you have said, but have not found very effective. Looking forward to learning more from you.


Tuesday October 22, 2013

Daisy Coleman (not verified) Said:

Great informative article! Guest bloggers are a good way of increasing the popularity of your blog. A guess can post something on your site and you can in return post something on their site.

Tuesday October 22, 2013

Elisa Gabbert Said:

Thanks, Daisy and Danny! Just remember that Google is cracking down a little bit on guest posting ... as with most things in SEO, go for quality, not quantity.

Tuesday October 22, 2013

Rick Noel (not verified) Said:

Great tips Elisa. All of these techniques are great best practices to help ensure that bloggers can find the demand. Your example with French Cuisine and French Food was a particularly good one. We use The Yoast SEO plug-in which helps users adhere to many of the best practices you outline. Also, making sure that posts are substantive, including images and videos can help, especially post hummingbird. Recency is also super important, especially in certain niches where there is high demand for fresh content in certain contexts that change often such as features/functions of social networks that are continually evolving. Thanks for sharing.

Tuesday October 22, 2013

Elisa Gabbert Said:

Great points, Rick, thanks! In a lot of niches, content goes out of date after a few years anyway, so you can address the recency question by giving older content a refresh and update.

Tuesday October 22, 2013

Chih-jen Cheng (not verified) Said:

Great article, Elisa. Since this article is written for non-SEOs, I would also recommend one of my favoraite free keyword suggestion tools - ubersuggest

Wednesday October 23, 2013

Rayan Quisely (not verified) Said:

Great post. Thanks for such nice and detail do's and dont's tips about SEO. The blog having good and interesting content will definatly get more hits and helps in increasing the ranking of website.



Wednesday October 23, 2013

Search Engine Xpert (not verified) Said:

Excelleng post Elisa, All the points are very informative and breifly expalined here. I also do blog commenting beacuse this is one of the best way to get traffic and share information among related people or communities. 

Wednesday October 23, 2013

The Academic Papers (not verified) Said:

great post Elisa you mention all good points its very helpful for all of us and I say you all follow these points

Wednesday October 23, 2013

Alex Joll (not verified) Said:

Great article and I particularly like the internal links to make the article sticky.

I normally try and reference back to earlier articles too as this seems to help.

Wednesday October 23, 2013

Adam (not verified) Said:

That's just what Google likes to be - To forget about SEO when we're working on a site. We should work on it to be user-friendly, not Search Engines friendly.
Thanks for sharing it, well said.

Friday October 25, 2013

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Wednesday October 23, 2013

Nate (not verified) Said:

Targeting long tail keywords should be a part of any quality SEO strategy as it helps to achieve quick wins and is great for creating a solid content marketing strategy. 

Thursday October 24, 2013

Metz (not verified) Said:

"You don’t have to be an SEO to be a good blogger." You are right so I concur with you.

There are lots of reasons why people generate a blog. Some just wanted to share their list of poems, wants to share their pieces of arts and craft, share informative tutorials about certain things and yes! You are right that ever bloggers read some of them. Why? Because they are information, fun, amazing and helpful.

To wrap this up, this pillar is revealing.

Thursday October 24, 2013

Orenj Technology (not verified) Said:

I find improving my internal linking structure of my website a good way to boost my traffic since I can put keywords in it on my site to make other pages indexable my search engine bots.

Sunday October 27, 2013

Jonathan (not verified) Said:

Great design is a great point, Google does look at that and it impacts the rankings heavily if done incorrectly. Nice post.

Monday October 28, 2013

John Smith (not verified) Said:

Hi Elisa,

Great pointers, you have disscused some new aspects of SEO, your methods are quite different especially your explanation about using image tags for SEO purpose and way to find the right keywords which satisfy the user query on google, these tips works for any blog or website regardless of their niche. Thank you for your wise post.

Tuesday October 29, 2013

Amy Jasmine (not verified) Said:

That's a lovely post! I stopped by when i was researching for optimizing my blog and your presentation was so useful. Keep going. Awaiting to hear more tips from you Elisa!!

Thursday October 31, 2013

Torch manufacturer in India (not verified) Said:

HI Elisa, thanks for sharing this useful article. I am not a Seo expert but by reading this I can see the essence of seo and the proper things to be done. I believe that placing a certain website on the top rank is not an immediate process that will take a series of steps. 

Friday November 01, 2013

SEO Translator (not verified) Said:

Great post, Elisa. I would like to add that it is not only advice for non-SEO bloggers, but also a kind reminder to those that DO usually those things!

Tuesday November 05, 2013

GastonGary (not verified) Said:

Great nice piece of information for better seo.Thanks for sharing valuable tips.

Tuesday November 05, 2013

Teona (not verified) Said:

It's very truth that  first four aspects are becoming more and more important for high ranking. Google set his algorithms in such way that this aspects are very relevant for better ranking. A serious blog  gives   importance naturally to those aspects. Also, is really good, after the building of the blog is finished, to make a little SEO research and see other aspects that could led our website among the first. So, I believe, especially for beginners, your article will be very useful. It points to very important aspects but also to details and I loved to see that you underlined the "internal links" problem, witch I also find very interesting, as visitor and as content writer. As a visitor, because when I find something interesting to read, I could follow internal links to find other usefull informations and as content writer, because I like to share with my readers interesting information.

Wednesday November 06, 2013

raghavraaz (not verified) Said:

Great post I loved it I now know much more about eventbrite! Very well written keep up the good work.

Wednesday November 06, 2013

Pakar Seo (not verified) Said:

Before you even begin writing an article, ask yourself, “What are the 
relevant keywords for this post?” It’s important to know what words or 
phrases you want people to enter into a Google search to find your 

Thursday November 07, 2013

satvatmathan (not verified) Said:

your article very helpful but what my problem is is post any comment that side not accept my comment really i don't know help me elisa 

Thursday November 07, 2013

Tarunbansal (not verified) Said:

Great informational !!!  Thanks for sharing your experience.

Thursday November 07, 2013

Yourcanadalawyers (not verified) Said:

Good information for me


Thursday November 07, 2013

Cecilia Prodanescu (not verified) Said:

Better ranking means to comply with Google good SEO practices. Quality content, a very appealing but technically optimized design, a very organized structure of the website, an existing community and social interaction are some imperative aspects of SEO process today. There are some other aspects that may help in better ranking. Everything depends on competition for the keyword that we wan to optimize.

Thursday November 07, 2013

Madhu (not verified) Said:

Great post. i feel very happy after reading this.. great work. 

Thursday November 07, 2013

Mike (not verified) Said:

It is usually the simple actions that lead to big outcomes when it comes to web and SEO, your post clearly shows the things we can do to improve SEO, thanks!smiley

Thursday November 07, 2013

Viorel (not verified) Said:

Definetly we have to improve SEO, because otherwise we have to change our field of work. We have to follow Google's rules and as I see, content has became one of the main preocupation of this search engine. So, we have to pay very much attention to content, to generate good content, in order to rank well in Google.This article was very helpful in this direction. 

Friday November 08, 2013

Chiu (not verified) Said:

Informational! As one whose building a new website and struggling, I consider this really helpful in marking and making a website successful. Thanks for sharing a great article.

Saturday November 09, 2013

New Digital Brands (not verified) Said:

Very good writeup and interestingly educative. I totally agree with most of your points.

Sunday November 10, 2013

Ryan Law (not verified) Said:

You've nailed some of the most overlooked tools at any bloggers disposal - interlinking and anchor text. By overlooking your own internal link structure, you're not only missing out on a chance to drive website visitors through the sales and marketing funnel, but you're ignoring one of the most controllable SEO elements at your disposal - and one that works regardless of your success at sharing and link-building with other relevant websites. If you've got the ability to build your own link profile, do it - and at the very least, you'll be helping your visitors to get more out of your site.

Sunday November 10, 2013

waseem (not verified) Said:

Very informative article, very helpfull indeed some more SEO tips

Monday November 11, 2013

X-San (not verified) Said:


Tuesday November 12, 2013

Robert Hull (not verified) Said:

These are very helpful tips about SEO blogging. The information you provided are really beneficial. Thank you for sharing. 

Tuesday November 12, 2013

Malinda (not verified) Said:

Great article!  Thanks for sharing your SEO experience with us.

Tuesday November 12, 2013

yacht insurance (not verified) Said:

Blogs are very beneficial to increase the knowledge regarding any topic.

Wednesday November 13, 2013

Thiago daLuz (not verified) Said:

I like these tips, you've broken down SEO very well for beginners. I'm surprised how many people in the business hubs of  San Francisco don't know how it works. I'll definitely be sharing this around with them.

Thursday November 14, 2013

Phil (not verified) Said:

Great post, enjoyed the tips!! Thank you!

Friday November 15, 2013

Cheryl Rios (not verified) Said:

Great post, Thanks for sharing the vital information !! Totally agree with you.


Monday November 18, 2013

MIDGR.COM (not verified) Said:

It's almost impossible to find such helpful articles these days.

Great effort.

Tuesday November 19, 2013

Digital Intelligence Blog (not verified) Said:

Vey Well said. Simple things like putting a relevant page title, meta description, adding at least one relevant image with alt tags can make a lot of difference to your blog's Optimization. Also, a very important factor - DONT be shy of shraing your content with your contact on Social Media platforms. If you have taken a lot of effort in writing a genuine piece of content, why not share it with relevant groups on Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest. Also, dont forget to put Social Share buttons for each of your articles. The more shares you get, the better it is for your blog's popularity with search engines!

Tuesday November 19, 2013

Vips_ydl (not verified) Said:

Thanks... All the tips you have mentioned above are helpfull.

Wednesday November 20, 2013

thebrandsaloon (not verified) Said:

Good work Elisa,

I liked the way you emphasized over focusing on minute details and the way you explained all crucial areas which can make the blogs more appealing for fellow readers. However constantly blogging relevant information for the internet users can be a great sharing tool. It helps us reach out can develop loyal connections with readers worldwide. I shall consider following your tips to make my write-ups more appealing for the readers. 


Wednesday November 20, 2013

Anandhi (not verified) Said:

Your information about blog is nice. Especially I like image optimization, it is useful.

Friday November 22, 2013

Apon (not verified) Said:

For better keyword research, this is a great guideline. This guideline help me a lot.

Tuesday November 26, 2013

Madhu (not verified) Said:

Good article

Thursday November 28, 2013

Deepakjha (not verified) Said:

hey Elisa,

the all steps are beautifully categarised by you, it's good.

But, i think you forget to add one thing in it, that is "user friendly website".

This is also the part of the seo.


Saturday November 30, 2013

Ellen (not verified) Said:

Thank you for this.. this is a big help.. specialy seo beginners like me..

Saturday November 30, 2013

spooseo (not verified) Said:

Hi Elisa, I believe that some blogs are popular and with high rankings in search engines because they have great and quality content. If we really want to boost our traffic and have more visitors, I guess we need to have good articles with high quality. This is one of the best tips I think people doing SEO must consider.

Monday December 02, 2013

prasad de silva (not verified) Said:

most of the time i did not care about the image titles and alt tag. but this article make e to do it. thank you for grate post. keep it up.. good luck

Monday December 02, 2013

priya (not verified) Said:

Its very thought full tips which surely helps to increase traffic.

Tuesday December 03, 2013

Payel (not verified) Said:


Hi Elisa,

The article is really innovative and informative.It provides a lot of information.SEO is an important tool to make your site get good rank in search engine and optimize the chance of visibility towards your targeted customer.Thanks for the update.

Wednesday December 04, 2013

website design agency birmingham (not verified) Said:

Hi Elisa. Great post! I think image optimisation is something people still dismiss- speaking from personal expereinece far too many websites hardly acknowledge image optimisation. I think a post like this is a great way to get clients listening!

Wednesday December 04, 2013

MetricRank (not verified) Said:

This is very good content I really appreciate I am here. Yeah content, design and social sharing is the best way to increase traffic and sales.

Thursday December 05, 2013

irctc pnr status (not verified) Said:

These are excellent tips. I am going to add images to my blog posts and also work on redesigning the blog.

Thursday December 05, 2013

isearchfun (not verified) Said:

Really great stuff !!

Tips are really awesome with do`s and don`t .

Although i m using internet links wherever necessary and image optimization since i started my blog.

But the good stuff like this attracts to read complete....Nice!!


Saturday December 07, 2013

CareyList (not verified) Said:

Wow!!! Lots of great information in the post. I am glad I came here. Thank you for the info.

Monday December 09, 2013

Poulami (not verified) Said:

Hi Elisa,

Your blog is really good.Very thoughtful and excellent tips.Thanks for sharing this helpful guideline.

Friday December 13, 2013

Keyideas infotech (not verified) Said:

Really, informative article it will help us to improving our SEO knowledge. Thanks for sharing this post.

Friday December 13, 2013

Michael Bian (not verified) Said:

Great post and very useful tips one must adapt.

Monday December 16, 2013

Kiran Sulebhavi (not verified) Said:

This blog is really helpful for a blogger who don't know anything about SEO. Bloggers can learn here How to optimize your blog and images on it? This is guiding article for newbie blogger.

Tuesday December 17, 2013

SEO company India (not verified) Said:

Great post! The fact that you means someone is reading and liking it! Congrats!That’s great advice.

Tuesday December 17, 2013

Goed Vindbaar (not verified) Said:

Thanks... All the tips are helpfull. Keep up the good work



Wednesday December 18, 2013

johansmith (not verified) Said:

Thanks for your tips. I i ageed that Great content,Great design,Community building,Social sharing will have great role in SEO.

Thursday December 19, 2013

aneesh ahmad (not verified) Said:

Popular blogs develop huge readerships primarily because the content is awesome; it’s that simple.

great post this blog content.

Thursday December 19, 2013

ritu (not verified) Said:

Sounds like I have a lot more work ahead of me. Thanks for helping me stay on track with my SEO!

Friday December 20, 2013

Ambika (not verified) Said:

Hi,I do think this is an excellent blog. thanks for sharing this information i will consider these points while doing SEO.

Friday December 20, 2013

aneesh (not verified) Said:

Thanks for the valueable information. Good list.
Very nice article, exactly what I was looking for.

Tuesday December 24, 2013

Zach (not verified) Said:

i am new to the game! what is the best way to go about getting links?

Tuesday December 24, 2013

angello (not verified) Said:

hi, i just want to ask a question, as a beginner, if i have to decide what tool to buy first (because of short budget) The Best Spinner  or ScrapeBox, which one would you reccomend to buy first? which one would be more useful when starting from scratch a website? i know they are for different thinks and they make different tasks, but as a beginner, which one would be more useful?

Thanks for your support

Thursday December 26, 2013

Stefi Jain (not verified) Said:


It is really a great post and i have learned so much from your post. I will work on my blog well and wish it will help me a lot.

Friday December 27, 2013

Gadyetero (not verified) Said:

Thank you for sharing this. I am a beginner to SEO thing and there are so many things I have to learn and this is avery quick start of learnings for me. The Do's and Don'ts really gives me more informations. 

Monday December 30, 2013

David Black (not verified) Said:

I'm glad I read that just for the idea of adding 'Pin This' to my images - just have to figure out how to do it!
Do I need to do it from within Pinterest or just add a snippet of code?

Monday December 30, 2013

fahad (not verified) Said:

is there any one who can guide me about me why page ranking is very low

Wednesday January 01, 2014

Jake Tyler (not verified) Said:

This is a great topic that you have covered here and i really enjoyed the Tips. Thanks for posting this informative post. Keep writing and happy new year.

Thursday January 02, 2014

Jake Dickson (not verified) Said:

do you think i need to publish blog in my business site ? 
it's locksmith site, so i dont know what to write thier...

Wednesday January 08, 2014

Peter (not verified) Said:

However I still see a lot of stuff being ranked based on junk links and no guest posting or social sharing...etc.

Monday January 13, 2014

Abhi (not verified) Said:

Nice article..thank you for sharing...

Thursday January 16, 2014

Seobala (not verified) Said:

Good post, Anyone can use all tips to blog.


Friday January 17, 2014

Michael Bian (not verified) Said:

Great tips one must adapt.

Saturday January 18, 2014

Stephanie Riggs (not verified) Said:

Some people just focus on quality contents and don't pay attention towards the design of website. Your information about content and design of website is very helpful to understand the value of design. I am happy to read your tips for optimization of website. Quality contents is the priority and good design is very necessary to attract readers and allow him to share on social medias with friends. In 2014, stop doing irrelevant spam linkbuilding and focus on the contents leads to top position.

Tuesday February 04, 2014

Irfan Ahmad (not verified) Said:

Fantastic tips  Elisa,
Adding a compelling page title, synonyms in meta description, and some eye-catching image with alt tags can make a lot of difference to any websites's search engine optimization.

Monday February 10, 2014

Amber (not verified) Said:

Thanks for the great suggestions! I'll be using some of this information! Much appreciated :)

Monday February 10, 2014

Todd Kron (not verified) Said:

I think the long tailed keyword is key. I have met writers that just flow the work out, and I do not want them to change what works for them, but to have a bit of method in their madness. Knowing before you start the creative process what terms are key and crafting your work to include those in a way that does not detract from your talent is the balance. You want to open as many doors as you can with your content marketing, and each long tail is a new possability for traffic from a pre-determined "in demand" term from search.

Monday February 10, 2014

dominique (not verified) Said:

Informative article, discusses how the long tail works for SEO.Helpful for bloggers who don't know how to optimize their blogs. 

Thursday February 13, 2014

Steffen (not verified) Said:

i wouldn't go as far as renaming all the image files. the gain is tiny (if there is any) and the work can be huge. the best tip for images is to use a short descriptive alt text on ALL images.

urls should be as short as possible. normally something like and for categories something like /cat/shortnameofcategory/


Friday February 14, 2014

James Miller (not verified) Said:

Great post admin! i lilke post and appriciated to your thoughts on this topic ...keep it up !

Tuesday February 18, 2014

james (not verified) Said:

Thank you so much sharing valuable tips elisa. I have tried to build a links for my free wordpress blog in web directories. But some are rejected so plz reply whether it is possible to build backlinks in directories.

Sunday February 23, 2014

Bruce (not verified) Said:

I understand the benefits of a good blog but lack the ability to sturcture for the best results. This has been very helpful and gives me some direction now. Thank you.

Tuesday February 25, 2014

Trent Hanover (not verified) Said:

Thank you so much for sharing this very informative blog...i would like praise you for writting for such a fabulous things..!


Friday February 28, 2014

rsrraja (not verified) Said:

Good post and nice information.

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Friday February 28, 2014

Adam Sand (not verified) Said:

Those are good SEO tips. original site

Saturday March 01, 2014

php development (not verified) Said:

Great post,Thank you so much for sharing this very informative blog.

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Sushma Gupta (not verified) Said:

Its a very excellent post. The points and tips included in this blog are amazing. It is really a very heloful blog for me. I like reading this post. Thanls a lot for sharing.

Wednesday March 05, 2014

Phill Jason (not verified) Said:

Great post,you have shared very inspiring tips for blogging and from seo point of view these points will help in gaining traffic as well as gaining good backlin.As in blogging we should use an informative post through which we can easily pass some knowledge or information to the visiotr,if we help him in understanding the thing clearly than he willl agin visit our blog,from this we will have less bounce rate also,Thanks for sharing such an inspiring tips with us.

Friday March 14, 2014

fajri (not verified) Said:

nice informations. I will try to implement it. thank's

Wednesday March 19, 2014

Jaintechnosoft (not verified) Said:

 Thank you for the auspicious writeup. This is one of the most incredible blogs Ive read in a very long time. The amount of information in here is stunning, 

like you practically wrote the book on the subject.

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Judy Foster (not verified) Said:

I totally agree with you on the importance of page load speed for SEO. It's especially important for mobile users, as their internet connection isn't always reliable. Something
else to keep in mind is that the load time can be affected by the number of posts on your main page. According to Google, less than 10 posts is optimal to improve your blog load speed.

Wednesday April 09, 2014

Spook SEO (not verified) Said:

Hi Elisa!

I find this article of yours very interesting. Just like you, I also do believe that we should use descriptive anchor text when linking internally. We should also need to remember that we must never optimize our anchor text. Anyway, thumbs up for this excellent article and I am really looking forward to read more of your latest articles.

Saturday May 03, 2014

Lala (not verified) Said:

Great article and I particularly like the internal links to make the article sticky

Sunday May 18, 2014

Spook SEO (not verified) Said:

Elisa Gabbert, your post is providing the best techniques to write a blog post from a blogger who is not an SEO professional but love to write the things he like but your Do’s and Don’ts are for both SEO and Non SEO because I have seen so many SEO professionals that do not know how to do these things what to do and what to avoid. Nice sharing and a great post you have so keep writing for the people who are still suffering in their techniques and strategies.

Thursday May 22, 2014

Marian (not verified) Said:

Amazing post, very informative and helpful. Great content is the most important for me. Peolple only shares great content.

Tuesday May 27, 2014

Ravi Dogra (not verified) Said:

I’m very glad to come here and read this its inspiration post for every blogger and I’ll keep mind your tips thanks for share with us.

Friday May 30, 2014

Eric (not verified) Said:

yeah so you got alot of interation with this post hhaa!. Nice. great tips I will have to get better at my long tailed key words research!

Friday May 30, 2014

Anonymous (not verified) Said:

nice post thanks

Tuesday June 03, 2014

mitra seo (not verified) Said:

thanks for seo learning, i think a great post

Saturday June 07, 2014

navdeep (not verified) Said:

very useful information.. thanks for sharing

Tuesday June 10, 2014

Jack@allkeywordtools (not verified) Said:

This is very true and practical. Great tips for all bloggers, Thanks for this. Cheers!

Sunday June 15, 2014

perontok bulu (not verified) Said:

Tips about seo from this article can help to make my blog better. thank you

Saturday June 21, 2014

Daniel (not verified) Said:

I liked the article very much. There are many useful information.

Monday June 23, 2014

Alex Taylor (not verified) Said:

Great post
I just want to ask you a question that how long will it take for any site to become successful??

Saturday June 28, 2014

Clipping Path (not verified) Said:

This is my first time I visit here. I discovered a lot of interesting things. Thanks for the FANTASTIC post!

Sunday June 29, 2014

john divramis seo (not verified) Said:

Great post! Thank you for sharing valuable information. Keep up the good work

Thursday July 03, 2014

fads (not verified) Said:

Thank you, very userful article to me....

Thursday July 03, 2014

santosh kumar (not verified) Said:

Very Good article thanx really very helpful!!! every blogger dream is to make his blog the first result in the search engine results page but they fail due to lack of knowledge about SEO or due to improper SEO so here is a Google SEO Guide with top 10 best SEO techniques that changes your life style in to a successful blogger. 

Sunday July 13, 2014

salimath (not verified) Said:

that would be great lesson for beginners like me thanks for the brief explanation

Monday August 04, 2014

Ahmed (not verified) Said:

I have hear about over-optimizing your anchor text before and still hearing now. I have learn somthing about it is Search engine land.

But one thing, If I do it with my interal link how is this? will it also harm my site?

Thursday August 07, 2014

Jenny (not verified) Said:

I found lots of interesting information here. The post was professionally written, I have learn something new from your blog. Elisa thanks for sharing such an useful seo tips...

Friday August 15, 2014

Maurice Bernier (not verified) Said:

This is great Elisa and just what I was searching for to help with my blog's SEO.
I've copy/pasted your do's & don'ts list  as a reference to make sure I put your tips into proper practice.
Thanks for sharing!


Wednesday August 27, 2014

azeem khan (not verified) Said:

I have seen so many SEO professionals that do not knows how to do these things what to do and what not to do. I am

very glad to come here and read this inspiration post for every blogger. Thanks for sharing such a nice article.

Wednesday August 27, 2014

Saif Ullah (not verified) Said:

Thanks... your post is providing the best techniques to write a blog post from a blogger who is not an SEO professional but love to write the things he like but your Do’s and Don’ts are for both SEO and Non SEO because I have seen so many SEO professionals that do not know how to do these things what to do and what to avoid.

Wednesday September 10, 2014

AinsleyGriffin (not verified) Said:

This is very very helpful post for me,thanks a lot for sharing.

Monday September 15, 2014

Christopher Visser (not verified) Said:

This is really an awesome post. I would like to appreciate the admin of the site for posting this wonderful article.

Tuesday September 30, 2014

neha (not verified) Said:

Nice articles for people who think that they have  to be an SEO to be a good blogger. Great description about content , design, community building and Social sharing.

Thanks for posting!!

Monday October 20, 2014

Cheryl McClellan (not verified) Said:

Overall, I think the best way to get natrual traffic is the content. Using the title as bait and the header as an appetizer, the content will serve as the main dish.

Tuesday October 21, 2014

John Pascal (not verified) Said:

I been reading a lot of articles and blogs regarding this topic, top 10 tips, top 5 essential techniques for SEO, this article is the one I find it covered the most essential and yet not too difficult to understand tips for SEO leaner. Thanks!

Monday December 01, 2014

SAURABH BAKSHI (not verified) Said:

I justb went through your post it was realy good.Its my First visit to your site .I was always curious about this .This post is upto date i appriciate to this topic .Thanks for sharing .

Friday December 05, 2014

SSCSWORLD (not verified) Said:

Simplicity always good, that can for a blog or a website. Simple navigation helps people to find their needed things. And the other thing should be the content that also attracts the visitors to your blog.

Wednesday December 10, 2014

Phoenix SEO firm (not verified) Said:

And content should not only be abudent but also quality. 

Wednesday December 17, 2014

emma (not verified) Said:

As Humming bird updates and google panda affect a lot onPR of website. Because of those algorithm many websites page rank go down. Also Google is so conscious about duplicant content. Google wants 100% original and relevant content.

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