21 Mar Blog Posting Template – 7 Steps To Website SEO
Why should you use a Blog Posting Template for writing a Blog Post?
For those of you, like me, who don’t consider yourselves to be proficient at writing, we need any tool possible to help us in the process of creating great blogging content. Formulas are easier for some people to follow than others, and they can be useful in getting us to be consistent, successful and eventually creative in writing blog posts. A blog posting template can help us get the process started. Think of it as blogging SEO training wheels. Unless that is offensive! — then by all means don’t think that. Whatever it takes to get you going is the important thing! Write something, then get better at it.
7 Steps To SEO with a Blog Posting Template
- Choose a single keyword phrase for each page or post.
- Have a title that makes people want to click and read the article.
- Make sure your keyword phrase is in the title. At the beginning if possible.
- Your keywords or keyword phrase should be in the permalink(URL).
- Use an H2 heading at the beginning and at other paragraph breaks in the post.
- The Alternative Text for your photos should be your keywords or keyword phrase.
- Your first paragraph, last paragraph and middle part of the body should contain your keyword phrase.
Download Your Free Copy of the Blog Posting Template HERE
Your blog should always be the starting point for social media marketing
Your content should always originate on your website whenever possible. Your website is one of the few pieces within a social media strategy that you own. No one is going to change your site algorithm rules or the TOS(Terms of Service) on your site and wreck you strategy. You can not guarantee that social media sites wont change their rules or even be around in 5 years. Social sites are a must in a comprehensive strategy but it is not wise to build your empire on someone else’s foundation. When they decide to leave the ‘hood, they take your strategy with them. Here is a recent post from Social Media Examiner on “How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing With Blogging.”
At Online Biz Smarts we suggest and use Yoast as our Blog Posting Template tool.
Yoast is a WordPress plugin that functions as a digital blog posting template that helps remind you of the important parts of creating a quality optimized blog post. Below is the report I had after writing this blog post. Also I’ve put in a screen shot of the information you input for Yoast. the Yoast tool works almost like a game. Each post begins at red and as you make adjustments the indicator changes to yellow and finally green. Once the indicator is green you have an optimized post.
|The copy scores 65.4 in the Flesch Reading Ease test, which is considered OK to read.|
|The keyword / phrase appears in the URL for this page.|
|The images on this page contain alt tags with the target keyword / phrase.|
|This page has 2 outbound link(s).|
|Keyword / keyphrase appears in 1 (out of 2) subheadings in the copy. While not a major ranking factor, this is beneficial.|
|The keyword appears in the first paragraph of the copy.|
|In the specified meta description, consider: How does it compare to the competition? Could it be made more appealing?|
|The page title contains keyword / phrase, at the beginning which is considered to improve rankings.|
|The meta description contains the primary keyword / phrase.|
|There are 335 words contained in the body copy, this is greater than the 300 word recommended minimum.|
|The keyword density is 1.52%, which is great, the keyword was found 5 times.|
|The page title is more than 40 characters and less than the recommended 70 character limit.|
The important thing I want to leave with you is to get in the game. Download this blog posting template or use Yoast or whatever it take to get the wheels turning for you. Original and fresh content is the best food to feed the search engine beasts. Keep them well fed and you will be driving more traffic to your site in no time. If you find blogging is just not something you can do, you can hire Online Biz Smarts or someone who enjoys the process to do your blogging for you. However you decide to do it, get started TODAY!