There are a handful of avenues for promoting your blog. This article is about blog writing for SEO as a strategy for promoting traffic to your website.
Like white on rice, these two go together. Blogging is keeping a log, but it’s more than a diary. If you’re not writing for a purpose, try typing at 750 words.com. It’s okay if writing is just to write, the joy is in the journey. But blogging and SEO go great together as a way to build your business.
There are lots of great SEO Tips. Like—
At first, you won’t be the best at blog writing for SEO. It’s going to feel hard, daunting, like a mountain. But you can do it. Just write a dozen bad blogs and then come back.
You’ll want to head the advice “give em what they want”. And when it comes to blog writing for SEO, that means starting with a keyword research tool.
Bloggers use internet tools to help know what the people are looking for.
When you get WordPress through ShowIt, like at Dobedo, you get Yoast—which helps you rank your On-Page SEO high for the keyword you choose. This post you’re reading is going for the term “blog writing for SEO”, which is why I keep repeating that phrase. The Yoast SEO blog writing plugin on WordPress keeps track of several things, including how often I use my keyphrase.
To find out what keyphrase to use when I am blogging, I use a keyword research tool.
The internet is giant and using a keyword research tool is going to help you when you’re writing blogs to rank your site
This is Neil Patel’s keyword research tool. Ubersuggest has a paid and free version. Long-term projects that require updating SEO ranking stats are easier with the paid version.
I am much more interested in the stats on my keyword rankings, which update every 2-4 weeks, than in my social media stats. I do blog writing for SEO because I want to build a strong foundation before I promote my sites and services through ads or launching. We are happy to practice our craft until it speaks for itself.
Go to www.google.com. You’ll see the infamous white box. Start typing in the white box. Related things people are also searching for pop up.
These things people are searching for are keywords. Specifically, the ones that show up under Google’s other people
Keywords everywhere is a chrome extension. You can download it for free and it will pop up all over the internet with keyword information.
I don’t love that. Context-switching is a big deal for us and we prefer to have a place to go. When we get there, we look up keywords for writing a new blog. Please don’t chase me around the internet.
Do you prefer a plug in, or a place to go to when you’re ready for the info?
Ahref’s is an SEO tool. Ahrefs helps people get higher rankings in Google.
SEMrush is a digital marketing tool that helps professionals rank higher in search.
Another valuable tool for writing blogs is to start with a template.
We have a blog post template video explaining our robust blog post template here:
The best thing you can do for your blog writing is to start. It took me 7 months to rank for my first keyword. It’s from the first blog I wrote on Dobedo. I did keyword research for it. In 7 months, you can see a little something to keep you going, too. But plan on being somewhat involved in your blog for at least 18 months. I would love to have a conversation with you about blogging 36 months from now. How fun would that be?
Just get started.