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Tips For Starting A Blog

Tips For Starting A Blog: Starting a blog is not a very difficult thing but writing an SEO friendly blog post is a very difficult thing without knowing these small-small things.

If you want to start a blog or you have started a blog then read this article because it will help you in writing the SEO friendly blog posts.

An SEO friendly blog post is a blog post in which we put the proper keywords at the proper places in the proper formats.

Here, I’ll discuss the tips for starting a blog under these heads.

  • What Are The SEO Keywords?
  • Type Of Keywords
    • Short-Tail Keywords
    • Long-Tail Keywords
    • Main Keywords
      • Tips To Choose The Main Keyword
    • LSI Keywords
      • Benefits Of The LSI Keywords
  • How To Choose The Keywords?
  • Title
  • Permalink
  • Meta Description
  • Slug
  • Focus Keyphrase
  • Feature Image Optimization
  • Image Optimization
  • Where To Use Keywords?
  • What Should Be The Format For These Keywords (Main Keyword & LSI Keywords)?
  • Keyword Density
  • Keyword Stuffing 
  • Internal Linking
  • External Linking
  • Keywords In Headings, Sub-Headings & Paragraphs

What Are The SEO Keywords? (Tips For Starting A Blog)

The SEO keywords are the keywords and phrases in the blog posts that make it possible for the people to find the blog posts via search engines.

Type Of Keywords (Tips For Starting A Blog)

There are many types of keywords. Here, I’ll discuss one by one in detail.

Short-Tail Keywords

Short-tail keywords are the keywords in which the number of words is less as compared to the long-tail keywords.

If you are using the short-tail keywords in the blog posts then it would be very difficult for you to rank it on the search engines because the competition is very high on these keywords, generally.

That’s why always try to ignore the short-tail keywords in the blog posts.

Long-Tail Keywords

Long-tail keywords are the keywords in which the number of words is more as compared to the short-tail keywords.

On the long-tail keywords, you can easily rank the blog posts on the search engines because the competition is the less/medium on these keywords, generally.

That’s why always try to use these keywords in the blog posts.

Note: The short-tail keywords & the long-tail keywords are the comparable terms.

For example; If “make money online” is a short-tail keyword then “make money online from YouTube” & “make money online from YouTube in the USA” are the long-tail keywords.

Main Keywords

Main keywords are also known as the primary keywords.

Primary keywords are the core keywords, which gives an idea about the blog post content. You can see it below.

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Tips To Choose The Main Keyword

Choose a keyword as a main keyword whose:

  • search volume is maximum
  • competition is minimum
  • CPC (cost per click) is maximum

If we compare with the secondary keywords.

LSI Keywords

LSI keywords are also known as secondary keywords.

LSI keywords (Latent semantic indexing keywords) are basically keywords that are semantically related to the main keyword. Contrary to popular belief, they are not just synonyms or keywords that are similar in meaning. LSI keywords are also the keywords that are contextually related to the primary keyword.

You can find these keywords in the suggested & also in the footer of Google. You can see both these things in the images given below.

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Benefits Of The LSI Keywords

  • These help Google to understand that your content is related to the something which users search on Google.
  • These help to boost the ranking of the blog and blog posts for the selected keywords that you want.

How To Choose The Keywords? (Tips For Starting A Blog)

To choose the keywords, you must keep these things in your mind.

  • Search volume should be maximum.
  • Competition should be minimum or medium.
  • CPC (Cost per click) should be maximum.

Use these keywords in the blog posts, because you can easily rank your blog posts on the search engines on these keywords.

Title (Tips For Starting A Blog)

In the title, you must use the main keyword if possible then in starting because through this way, you can easily rank your blog posts on the search engines. You can see it below.

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Use at most 60 words in the title.

Permalink (Tips For Starting A Blog)

In the permalink, you will only use the main keyword & the permalink must be in searchable form, also. You can see it in the image given below.

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For example; website URL/main keyword

Meta Description (Tips For Starting A Blog)

In the meta description, you must use the main keyword & the LSI keywords & try to use the keywords first whose search volume & CPC is maximum & competition is minimum. You can see it below.

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Always try to finish the meta description within 160 words.

Slug (Tips For Starting A Blog)

In the slug, you write only the main keyword. It’s also very helpful in the ranking of the blog posts. You can see it in the image (below).

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Focus Keyphrase (Tips For Starting A Blog)

In the focus keyphrase, you must use the main keyword & the LSI keywords to highlight these things in the meta description. It’s also very helpful to rank the blog posts on the search engines.

You can only use the one focus keyphrase if you are using the free version of “Yoast Plug-in”. If you want to use the more than one focus keyphrase then use the premium version of “Yoast Plug-in”. You can see it below.

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Feature Image Optimization (Tips For Starting A Blog)

If you want to rank your blog posts very easily on the search engines then your feature image will also be fully SEO optimized.

For SEO optimized:

  • Save your feature image with the name of the blog post means title
  • Click on:

Image (After downloading) with the right of the mouse> Properties> Details

After this, paste/write your blog post title in “Title”, “Subject”, “Tags”, “Comments” & “Authors” & also give 5-star rating. After all these things, click on “Apply” to apply these things & then click on “Save” to save these things.

  • At the time of uploading the feature image of the blog post fill the remaining things (“Alt Text” & “Description”) with the name of the blog post or the title & then click on “Select” to upload it.

This way, you can SEO optimize the blog post’s feature image.

Image Optimization (Tips For Starting A Blog)

All the remaining images also must be SEO optimized.

For SEO optimized:

  • Save all the images with the appropriate name.
  • Write “All Text” (“Alternative Text”) for all the images.

For some images, you can use the blog post title or name to write the name & “Alt Text” of the images & for others, you can use suitable words that represent the images, perfectly.

Where To Use The Keywords? (Tips For Starting A Blog)

To get a better rank on the search engines, you can use the keywords (Main keyword & LSI keywords) on the different-different places. These are:

  • Title (Main keyword)
  • The first paragraph (Main keyword & LSI keywords)
  • Headings & Sub-Headings (Main keyword & LSI keywords)
  • Remaining paragraphs (Main keyword & LSI keywords)
  • Images (Main keyword, LSI keywords & appropriate words)
  • Last paragraph (Main keyword)
  • Permalinks (Main keyword)
  • Tags (Main keyword & LSI keywords)
  • Feature image (Main keyword)
  • Slug (Main keyword)
  • Meta description (Main keyword & LSI keywords)
  • Focus keyphrase (Main keyword & LSI keywords)

Use these keywords mostly in starting of the paragraphs & meta description if possible, to get a better rank on the search engines.

If you have the option to choose one keyword from both these keywords (Main keyword & LSI keywords) in the first paragraph & in the meta description then give preference to the main keyword in reference to the secondary keywords as for as position is concerned.

Try to use both these keywords (Main keyword & LSI keywords) in the first paragraph but you must use the main keyword in the first paragraph.

This way, you can easily rank the blog posts on the search engines.

What Should Be The Format For These Keywords (Main Keyword & LSI Keywords)? (For Same Use As Above)

Always write these keywords (Main keyword & LSI keywords) in bold/italic/combination of these two/any other different format.

Keyword Density (For Same Use As Above)

Keyword density is the percentage of the number of keywords (Main keyword & LSI keywords) in the total number of words used in the blog post.

For example; If the total number of keywords is 20 & the total number of words is 1000 in an article means keyword density is 2%, here.

Always try to maintain the keyword density between 1% to 3%. But in any case, don’t cross the 5% (keyword density) limit.

Keyword Stuffing (For Same Use As Above)

Keyword stuffing is nothing but over-optimization of the keywords in the blog posts or excessive use of the keywords in the blog posts.

Always try to avoid the keyword stuffing because it decreases the ranking of the blog posts on the search engines.

Internal Linking (For Same Use As Above)

Internal linking is the linking of your own article/articles in your own blog posts.

Internal linking increases the ranking of the blog posts on the search engines.

External Linking (For Same Use As Above)

External linking is the linking of the blog posts (other) and/or website URLs of the different-different websites in your own blog posts.

External linking also increases the ranking of the blog posts on the search engines.

In external linking, always try to link high DA (Domain authority) websites.

Keywords In Headings, Sub-Headings & Paragraphs (For Same Use As Above)

Always try to use the primary keyword & the secondary keywords as the headings & sub-headings or in the headings & sub-headings.

Also, use these keywords in the paragraphs mostly in starting.

According to me, these are the best things through which you can increase the ranking of the blog posts & blog together on the search engines.

These things will be very helpful if you want to start a blog or you have started a blog.

These are the best tips for starting a blog.

If you know the other things then please let me know in the comments.

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Author: Sunil Kumar

Hi, I’m Sunil Kumar, a professional blogger and digital marketer. I believe in enjoying life rather than working just to survive. I always dreamed big, strived for greatness and deeply cared about people.

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