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How To Optimize A Blog Post
Is all this necessary
newborn

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Msg#: 3768315 posted 9:54 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Can someone give me a 12 step on how to optimize a blog post...

 

Receptional Andy



 
Msg#: 3768315 posted 10:17 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

You need to be clearer about what you want to achieve with your blog post. Optimise for what? Placement? Traffic? Conversions?

You also need to be clear about your intended audience, who should have a good deal of influence on what you write.

Here's my three-step guide to creating successful online content:

- Write a title that people want to read, and includes keywords people search for
- Write copy that connects with your target audience
- Attract lots of attention

;)

[edited by: Receptional_Andy at 10:17 pm (utc) on Oct. 17, 2008]

newborn

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Msg#: 3768315 posted 11:19 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Im sorry I really want to optimize it for search engine traffic. So stuff like keywords, HTML content Image Alt Tags, etc stuff like that what is it that you do to make the post optimized.

Also I use Wordpress and my blog posts have the date in them, I remember reading about a plugin that was able to redirect the old permalink structure with the date to the new one without the date. I don't know where to find that and plus I have the latest Wordpress and am really scared about activating certain plugins. I know the url has something to do with optimizing the post too... So help out here guys....

anallawalla

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Msg#: 3768315 posted 12:00 am on Oct 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think you are asking for a single reply with all the answers, which I tend not to do. Search for a list of top-10 Wordpress plugins and one will usually be the All In One SEO plugin. I don't think you have written any blog posts with images, because you will see the opportunity to add Alt text when inserting an image.

Optimising isn't simply what you do while writing, but is also tied to which services you ping afterwards, which tags you choose, how you name categories, etc. Therefore you should keep reading about blogging and how everything hangs together.

mack

WebmasterWorld Administrator mack us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3768315 posted 5:37 am on Oct 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Without knowing the answer how do you know it will be a 12 step process :)

Receptional Andy have you a great 3 step guide. Once you cover that you will be heading in the right direction. Every site is different. There is no one size fits all answer.

Mack.

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