BECAUSE many “claim” to be newbies in the blogging world, here is a CB share about basic SEO guidelines for new bloggers aka newbies.
Optimization of a blog, known as SEO Blog, must be done so that our blog is indexed by Google and easy to find by users (users), visitors (visitors), or readers (readers). The reason, our blog is competing with other blogs.
Actually, even without SEO, a blog can be famous and have many visitors, if the writing is original (original) and unique, not on other blogs, exclusive, and sought after by users, plus promotions and Offline SEO.
SEO (read: eS-i-Ow) stands for Search Engine Optimization, which is an effort to get our blog indexed by search engines (ie search sites like Google, Bing, and Yahoo!) so that visitors find it.
According to data Wikipedia, the term SEO was first used July 26, 1997 by a message spam posted on Usenet. At that time, search engine algorithms were not so complex that they were easily manipulated.
Early versions of the search algorithm were based entirely on information provided by webmasters via meta tags in the HTML code of their website/blog. Meta tags provides information about the content (content) contained on a web page with a set of keywords (keywords).
Some webmasters manipulate by writing keywords that do not match the actual site content, so that search engines misplace and rank the site.
Currently, as Google’s algorithm updates, this kind of manipulation — known as Stuffing — is no longer valid.
5 Basic SEO for New Bloggers
1. Blog Name/Title
Make a name / blog title (Blog Title) that is relevant or in accordance with most of the blog content (content).
For example, if your blog contains posts (text), photos, videos, and/or audio about football, then make a blog name that contains the word football –for example Magz Football with Url . domain soccermagz.blogspot.com.
2. Use Meta Tags
Don’t forget to fill in Blog Description and Search Description in “Settings” > “Basic” > “Description” after you create a blog.
For example, like having this CB, in the “Title” section write “Example Blog” and in the Description section write “Blogging guide for beginners – SEO tips and blog design, download free SEO friendly templates, how to create a cool blog and examples“.
In the “Settings” > “Search Preference” > Meta Tags > Description section, also fill in the description of your blog content, for example: “Blog Guide for Beginners – Blog SEO Tips, Blog Design, Download Free SEO Friendly Blog Templates, How to Create a Cool Blog“.
3. Take advantage of Google Webmaster Tools.
After that, enter the sitemap by clicking “Manage Site” and “Add A Sitemap” by:
– add sitemap.xml in the final column that is behind your blog name. Click “Submit” and “Refresh”.
– Click “Add A Sitemap” again and enter the code
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500 behind it: and click again “Submit” and “Refresh”.
4. Register Blog to Google.
Actually, once created, our blog is already registered with Google because blogspot belongs to Google and is integrated with Google accounts, Gmail, Youtube, etc.
5. Link with Social Media Accounts
Link your blog with social media. make it Fan Pages Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Can be added with Youtube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and so on, then enter your blog’s address in the “profile” section. This will be your blog’s “backlink”.
That’s 5 Basic SEO Blog for beginners (new bloggers), also applies every time we create a new blog.
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