5 Little Things That Make a Big Difference in Your Blog’s SEO

Filed as General, Guides on September 12, 2013 8:28 am

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Many people start blogs because they are passionate about a topic and want to tell people about it. However, in order for a blog to be successful, we must go beyond writing about what interests us and focusing on the little things that make a big impact on SEO. Some tasks, like allowing for email subscription and verifying your blog’s URL with the major search engines, only take a few minutes but can create a huge difference in traffic, engagement, and overall growth.

Sitemaps

All websites should have an XML sitemap and should be verified on Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Sitemaps are like a little to-do list that tells search engine spiders all the pages on your site, so they are indexed faster.

Search Engine Verification

Search engine verification is also important. Google and Bing have webmaster dashboards that allow you to verify your site, submit a sitemap, and view analytics data about your site’s users and how it is indexed by search engines.

Social Media

Whether a user is searching for a blog by name or specific topic, social media profiles are always some of the top results. Blogs should have, at least, a Google+ page (with personal authorship pages set up for authors) and a Facebook page. Twitter is also useful for promoting links to new posts. Completing your profiles and keeping the news feeds updated with relevant articles, information, and blog posts will help engage readers while also showing them relevant social media profiles in search results.

RSS Feed

Setting up an RSS feed often only takes 10 to 20 minutes, if it isn’t done automatically. Making sure your readers have an RSS feed that can subscribe to or share on social media from, you are increasing traffic and engagement, two factors that can help SEO. It should also be as easy as possible for readers to subscribe to your blog via email. Services like Google’s Feedburner can take your raw RSS feed and offer a free email subscription box to add to your blog for free.

Keyword Research

Keyword research is a little thing that should be done before every blog post is written. Take 5 to 15 minutes and review the terms that users are searching for that causes them to come to your blog. If old posts keep drawing traffic, write more about that topic. Conversely, if users are repeatedly looking for an applicable topic, coming to your site, then leaving after only a few moments, write more content about those topics.

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  1. By fat loss factor review posted on September 16, 2013 at 9:02 am
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    I accept that Social Media, Social netword is very important in my SEO.

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  2. By Chup hinh cuoi posted on September 18, 2013 at 1:28 am
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    You can visit the Author Archive for a short bio, more posts, and other information about the author.

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  3. By Prince Sinha posted on September 18, 2013 at 8:10 am
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    Writing Some fresh content and post it on your site which has very less visits does not helpful for your business. Post your content on Authority sites and establish your visibility. after you getting some decent traffic, then you post your content on your website. but allow others to share their ideas on your piece.

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  4. By STEVEN J. FROMM, ATTORNEY, LL.M. (TAXATION) posted on September 18, 2013 at 8:50 am
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    Kelsey, great post and these are some really important tips for all of us. Can you expand on keyword research? Can you be more specific as to the way to do this?
    Thanks for your insights.

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  5. By Mẫu nhà đẹp posted on September 21, 2013 at 6:43 am
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    content is king, link is queen. it true..:)

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  6. By Rocky Singh posted on November 1, 2013 at 3:36 am
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    “Keep up the good work , I read few blog posts on this site and I think that your blog is really interesting and has got loads of useful information.

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  7. By Christiana posted on January 27, 2014 at 10:59 pm
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    I think keyword research is the best important factor that effect seo result! If we can find great keyword, you can earn ton of money from that without spen much time to do SEO

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  8. By Choy Shaw posted on February 6, 2014 at 5:20 am
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    I absolutely agree with the above comment. Keyword Research would have to be the number #1 most important factor when it comes to SEO. Bad keyword research results in- Disappointment.

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