What is a Google Answer Box? Why it’s only the tippity top– the cream of the crop. That might come as a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s really how Google sees your particular content or website, enough to put it not only on the front page but also on the Google Answer Box section which appears before all the search results.
Search engine optimization and keyword selection can be a tricky horse to tame especially for blogging beginners. There are metrics on top of metrics and layers upon layers of information you need to process. However, it doesn’t need to be that hard; you can simply remind yourself that it all boils down to adherence to search engines. How well you monitor these SEO keyword metrics plays a huge role in that.
Being a blogger sound easy. You just share your thoughts by writing down articles and prom oting them, right?
While the process above rings true up to today, it’s not as simple as it seems.
As the days pass, more and more people launch their blogs in the hopes of making it big.
That’s good and all, except for this problem:
The market is becoming more saturated and competition is becoming fiercer.
Did you know that 4 million blog posts are published daily? That means publishing a post on your blog is akin to dropping a pin in the middle of a forest.
As a blogger, you want to make your effort count!
You want your target audience to read and engage with your posts.
And arguably the best way to do that is through SEO – specifically keyword rank tracking.
Why should you track your keyword ranking?
You’re probably expecting me to say that building links, creating good content, and engaging with your audience as the key to your SEO campaign.
Don’t get me wrong: all of the above are important.
But here’s the thing about keyword rank tracking that people don’t talk about:
It gives you a bird’s eye view of your blog’s SEO performance thus far.
Keeping tab of your search rankings shows which among your posts are ranking on Google and are generating the most organic traffic
Even if you don’t practice SEO, there should be at least a page on your blog that’s ranking for a keyword or two.
Once you have the data on hand, you simply optimize them to rank higher.
No need to create new content (at least not now).
Make your pages better to increase their search rankings and drive even more traffic to your blog!
This way, you take advantage of low-hanging fruits on your blog and give them a little nudge.
With just minimum effort, you can yield maximize results if you track your keyword ranking the right way.
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What is the single most important factor for SEO?
Is it your sitemap? Is it internal linking? Is it external linking? Is it the quality of inbound links to your site? Is it the relevancy of your domain name? Is it how fast your site loads? Is it your content?
Depending on who you ask, the answer to all of these questions is yes. [Read more…]
You can make globs of money by either setting up a blog to generate more traffic for your business, or you can use it to create an online store, or to include affiliate links or as a source of advertising. The ideas are limitless. [Read more…]
Paid search advertising remains one of the most effective marketing tactics that any e-commerce business can employ. It can also be an exercise in frustration when the results aren’t meeting expectations – not to mention, a colossal waste of money. [Read more…]
It takes a lot of people a long time for them to choose a quality keyword for their website or for a specific blog post. There are tools like Wordtracker that allow you to test out keywords you’ve already thought up, but little that helps you actually choose a good keyword to test in the first place. Here are a few key principles you can follow in order to come up with a solid keyword fast.
If you have any inclination about SEO when you’re a blogger (which you should, as SEO can help increase your blog’s traffic and engagement), then you know that being sure you use the right main keywords when you are writing blog posts can help people find your content when they are searching for it via search engines. [Read more…]
Google’s oft-quoted advice for getting your blog articles ranked is that you should write rich, high-quality, and valuable content. That’s great advice and, without good content everything else you do to improve your SERP position is largely a wasted effort. However, there are many things you can do in addition to creating high-quality content that will give your articles a boost. We’re going to look at 10 basic SEO techniques that every blogger, writer, and editor should be aware of when they are creating content for the web. [Read more…]
Sean Platt recently wrote about the power of keywords for Copyblogger. When he first started his business blog, he ignored keywords and just focused on developing a unique writing style. He got a lot of compliments for his writing but his blog was not making much money.
He switched his focus from “clever” writing to SEO writing by including keywords in his posts. The result was huge. He got more traffic and links and he made a lot of money. [Read more…]