Good SEO for a WordPress Blog
Related Article: What is good SEO on a WordPress Blog Look Like? – trust me, you’ll wish you had read this before you started.
You do not need a bunch of categories to your blog when you first start out.
Choose one or two very closely related blog categories when starting out.
Related Article: WordPress Tags & Categories
Good SEO in Your Blog Post
This area will cover where you should place your keywords once you have picked them. Keyword placement is important, you want to make sure your keywords are in areas that search engines will pick up.
Good SEO is vital to getting FREE traffic from search engines. You need to be using low competition keywords like we showed in our video and you need to be placing those keywords in areas that search engines are going to notice them.
Pick 1 main keyword and use about 5-10 others that are tightly relevant to sprinkle throughout the blog post.
The main keyword usually goes:
- Blog title
- Page title
- Image file name
- First sentence of the first paragraph
- In the text a “couple of times” naturally
I use the rest of my keywords in various places throughout the blog post:
- Subtitles – these break up the page nicely for readers (H2 &H3 paragraph headers)
- Text in the body of blog – naturally, do not keyword stuff!
- “Alt” tags of the images
- Image file names
The best thing to do is look at your keywords and decide how you can naturally use them in your text and titles!
Related Article: Blog Post SEO Checklist
Keyword Placement Video
5 Tips for SEO in your Blog Posts
Our Beginner SEO & Keyword course goes a lot more in depth into this topic.