Everytime I make a post, I am thinking of SEO on mind as my ultimate purpose is to get people searching for my post. There is some trick and technique to this and most season bloggers do this if you pay attention and study their posting method. Your post title play a very crucial role.
1. Write Post Title with Search Term
You have to always think of what a people would type at Google when they are doing a search. If you are writing about a car, have the car manufacturer, year, model included or the type of car, having post title like “I like the new Honda” wound not help your Search Engine Traffic as most people would not search for this word and “new Honda” would be a competitive keyword.
2. Keyword Density
It is important for you to use the similar keyword that you have used in your title and use them at least once or twice the post body. Do not repeat them too often that you will actually get penalize.
3. Start with Long Tail Keyword
Try to aim for something smaller when your blog is new as you will not win the big boys by having the same title keyword for your post. Be specific so that you are targeting a niche and smaller crowd.
4. Make sure that your html title <title> does have your post title
Although it is mostly built in with most blogging theme / templates, you have to make sure of this. If you look at the following picture. You notice that the search terms are in bold and your website link is actually using the <title> of the current link or title of your blog post.
Another flexible alternative for WordPress user is to have All in One SEO Pack plugins installed. It is quite easy to use, but the latest version require some pre-configuration before you can actually use this plugin. Nevertheless, it is still a very powerful tool.
This is a superb built in function on WordPress and Blogspot because having the post title on the link gives you a slightly better advantage over sites that does not have them. Although this may not ensure that you beat another website / blog that does not use this, but we are sure that it is taken into account because it will be highlited in bold.
You can see that top 100 malaysia blogs is highlighted.
Give this a try and you shall see some differences in time to come. SEO does not happen instantly, even if you have made some changes to your previous post, it will take days to week for Google Spiders to come crawling to your website and update their database.