Keyword Selection For Blog Posts

October 5, 2007 – 4:19 pm

by Darren

In order to get any traffic from search engines to your blog, it helps to rank for phrases that people are actually looking for. I know it sounds like common sense, but most blog posts will not end up bringing in any search engine traffic unless the keywords are configured on the page. Depending on the subject matter you blog about, it may be very tough to find keywords to rank for.

Keyword selection involves careful planning

If you overdo the keyword selection for you blog posts, it will turn off human visitors. They’ll be able to tell there’s something “spammy” about your posts, and won’t like it. So if you try and get some traffic by configuring posts for keywords, you’ll have to write natural enough that humans aren’t offended, yet spiders get excited by the contact.

If you can balance the needs of visitors and spiders, your job is done

Again, I have had a lot of success with search engines and the main reason I think that’s the case is because I write as naturally as I can. You don’t want to get into a situation where you attempt to stuff keywords or any such nonsense. Just cover the subject as in-depth as you can, and write enough so there’s no doubt what you’re talking about. If you consistently do posts like this (for at least 10-15% of your total posts), you will see a large jump in traffic.

Do you pay attention to SEO for your blog?

  1. 2 Responses to “Keyword Selection For Blog Posts”

  2. I do, at least these days. For my HowToPlaza blog, since I’m mostly linking to other how to posts, I try to capture the most important keywords for the original post and then write my blog posts according to those keywords. Result: sometimes my post rank better than the the original posts for the same keyword combinations. Not always, but 50% of the time. I’m learning as I’m progressing.

    By Amrit Hallan - HowToPlaza on Oct 6, 2007

  3. Way to go. If you do that consistently for enough months, I bet it adds up to a ton of traffic soon enough.

    By Darren on Oct 8, 2007

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