How to target keywords for your blog post
We all know how difficult it is to get rank in google and if your target is to get into the first page then you need to get prepared for the difficulties that you are going to face. But if you are moving ahead with a plan then it is not that difficult as it appears. Keyword research is one of the tool to get you in the first page of google. In this blog post we will try to give you tips and tricks to target keywords for your blog post.
Many people skip the keyword research step entirely when it comes to blogging. It’s a wasted opportunity because keyword-optimized blog posts can help you both now and later.
KNOW WHAT KEYWORDS ARE, AND HOW THEY’RE USED.
There’s no master list of keywords—they are simply anything people are searching for. In fact, “keyword” is a bit of a misnomer, because they’re usually phrases. “How to wash a honey badger” or “cheap used cars Knoxville” are both examples of what a user might type into the Google search bar to find information and services.
One of the best ways to incorporate keywords into your blog posts is to use them in your blog post titles. However, don’t sacrifice a title’s ability to motivate people to click through and read your entire blog post.
There is no clear correlation between keyword density and how much organic traffic is generated by a post or page. In this case, the lack of evidence may be evidence in and of itself, as no SEO expert has been able to pinpoint the ideal ratio of keywords to content for generating traffic. I’ve tried and failed more times than I care to admit.
When researching keywords, your objective is to metaphorically look over the user’s shoulder and see things from their perspective. That’s the quickest way to create blog posts that are relevant and timely.
We covered the suggestions Google offers as you type. Their suggestions don’t stop there. At the bottom of your SERP, you’ll find “searches related to” (whatever you entered).
Image ‘alt’ tags are used to tell search engines and accessibility software what a picture is about. It’s SEO best practice to optimize your image alt tags by writing descriptions of what is shown in each image, using your keywords where possible.
Getting results with SEO takes a lot of work.
You have to spend hours:
- writing excellent blog posts
- finding the right keywords
- making sure your posts are optimized
- promoting your posts to get links and shares
- and so much more.
This can easily take up 40+ hours per week.
Since winning at SEO and content marketing takes so much time in general, it feels great to drive results with a few quick changes.
Targeting keywords with blog posts is rather easier than doing so with web pages since you don’t have to worry about how they fit into your site architecture. (In addition, promotion is often more natural.) And keyword research is as good a way as any to come up with topics to blog about.