Search Engine Optimization has been the best among the different ways of gaining free traffic to one’s site or blog, at least for me. I have been investing my time to make sure about 90% of my blog traffic is organic. So, day in day out, I look for a better way to optimize my blog and its contents for search engines, and at the same time, make it readable and understandable to my human visitors. Thus here comes one of my outcome from my search – making use of Post Titles and Post Tags for SEO and organic traffic. In this SEO post, I will be talking on how to optimized your Post Titles and Post Tags to rank very high on search engines (SE).
Although the idea behind these tips is mainly KEYWORDS, which is not new to you but I have to write about this to give you some tips I have been using to rank high on Google and search engines. I have wrote extensively on Blog Contents few weeks ago, you can read 5 SEO Tips to Have in Mind while Writing Your Next Blog Post
How to Optimize Your Post Titles for Better SEO
First thing you should have in mind when optimizing your post title for SE is to also have your human blog visitors in mind. If for the sake of search engines your post title is not readable, it will be very annoying and even Google can penalize you for that.
So before writing your next blog post, think about what you think searchers will be searching for in search engines (there are tools for this anyways), think about what your human visitors will like to read on your blog, and then optimize this together and form a captivating post title.
When writing your next post title…
1. Make sure it is not too long and not too short. I preferred 70 characters long.
2. Make sure your keywords are included in the title. This is very important.
3. Tweak it so that it can be different from other people’s post.
4. Make sure there is no sentence or grammar error.
5. Make sure it is readable and can be easily understood by your blog visitors.
If you fulfil all these requirements, you should not have any problem ranking high for your keywords in search engines. However, this is not the only requirement for ranking high on SEs, but it contribute to the factors.
Taking this exact post as an example with the above tips, let me analyse them one after the other:
1. The title of this post, thou long, but not too long – it has 73 characters long. Still in range right?
2. My keywords are rightly included. If you check the title very well, you can see my keywords. The keywords are
SEO Tips, High Traffic, Post Titles and Tags. As you can see, it has enough keywords to make me rank
higher on search engines and at the same time, I arranged it to be easily understood and readable by humans.
3. I have tweaked it to look different from others. Before I make a post on this blog, I will
first draft it, enter it into search engine to see if there is exact topic with mine, then I tweak it the more if I find one.
4. Check it very well, can you find any form of error?
5. Yes, it is very readable and understandable.
So take advantage of this tips in your next blog post and continue with other type of SEO so your blog can rank well on search engines.
How to Optimize Your Post Tags for Better SEO
There is no much to say about Post tags because it is self-explanatory. In WordPress, there is a section where you can enter your tags for better SEO.
Post Tags are set of keywords you use together with a particular post or article. When writing blog post, make sure you enter your tags together with it. I used to overlook this, but later find out it is very effective for SEO and has been contributing to my free traffic lately.
Post tags should be a set of keywords or key-phrases you know searchers will be searching for in search engines. The tags goes with your post title to enhance it possibilities of getting higher ranks. At times, if your post does not show up on SEs, your tags might shows up and this is very good for good traffic.
Taking this post as an example, my tags will be:
Blog Traffic, Free Traffic Tips, SEO Tips, Post Titles for SEO, Getting Traffic via Post Title and Tags, How to Drive Traffic to New Blogs.
That is not all, of course. Your tags has no limitations, it can go as long as you can. The purpose is just to make sure you have all the necessary keywords you need to get up the search engines.
Making a reasonable and keyword-rich Post Titles and Tags is very effecient for getting free traffic, but it is not enough. You still need to go further into getting other SEO Tips that can really help your blog grows, like backlinks and others. And together with effective post title and tags, your contents too should be rich, quality and educative. For your contents, make sure your keyword is included in your first and last paragraph and with this, you can get a better and free traffic to your blog from search engines.