An easy guide to search engine optimization for blogs

seobook.jpgIf you’re wanting to gain a better understanding of how to optimize blogs for search engines (or what some, like myself, like to call “getting some Google Juice”), look no further than SEOBook’s free Blogger’s Guide to SEO business.

Being a bit of an SEO geek, I can attest that this is one of the best resources (balanced with length) on blogs and search engines. You should read post like this to know about SEO. This may fall under the “obvious” category, but it bears emphasizing: If you’re working on a news site, you absolutely must understand the fundamentals of search engine optimization. A website аlways works on visitors, thеn уоu need traffic. And tо gеt traffic уоu need tо dо ѕоmе basic search engine optimization. Onе aspect оf SEO Ñ–Ñ• knowing how to find backlinks to a website.

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A few quick, blog-specific SEO pointers and tidbits that come to mind:

-Don’t be bashful about submitting your blog to aggregators and directories. Blogs usually have built-in pinging mechanisms that spread your blog posts all over the world (really neat interactive graphic here). Because of this, blogs have an advantage over many of the static news site pages out there. As per Bloggers need youu will get the different tools.

-Avoid starting your blog on a free out-of-the-box hosted service such as Blogger, (not the same as a WordPress install on your own server) . It may cost you a few bucks a month and some initial work to host it yourself, but when the day comes that you want to move your blog to a better domain, you won’t find yourself painfully stuck. You’ll also have way more flexibility to tweak your site.

-Do your best to build relationships with other bloggers and drop comments on their blogs. Respond to your comments. The more that active bloggers check out your blog, the more inbound links you’re likely to receive.

-Follow the Google News Blog. This will keep you informed of important changes to how Google News picks up your content (this is mostly just for mainstream media blogs).

-It usually comes down to a beautifully keyworded headline. Don’t you forget it!

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

3 thoughts on “An easy guide to search engine optimization for blogs”

  1. When you talk about hosting yourself (like wordpress on your own server vs a blog on, you only mention the problem of moving your blog… But is there any SEO difference between using a free hosted site vs your own? I would be interested in your opinion. Do you think that the fact that a specific domain has, say, 4,000 subdomains on it, take away from the SEO potential? Is it better to be on your own domain from an SEO perspective?


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