20 Quick SEO Tips for Bloggers

Blogging is how I make a living. Outside of this blog, I’ve worked for content farms, small businesses, individuals, and everywhere in between. It wasn’t easy, but I picked up a lot of wisdom along the way. Here are 20 quick SEO tips for bloggers:

1 – Keep writing – there’s no point driving traffic to a blank site…

2 – Try to fit at least one relevant external link and one relevant internal link in every post…

3 – Email other bloggers and ask to exchange guest posts…

4 – Mention your blog everywhere (even email signatures)…

5 – Promote every post on social media, but make sure you post something personal for every spammy link…

6 – Don’t just write keywords, write about them…

7 – Thank people who share your links…

8 – Proofread your work…again…and again…

9 – Learn Content Marketing, SEO, and other internet search lingo…

10 – Learn HTML…

11 – Do your own formatting as often as possible…

12 – Optimize all pictures…

13 – Picture names matter…

14 – Create a Google+ account and keep your author bio updated…

15 – Optimize your bio, tagline, and author signature…

16 – Always cross-promote…

17 – Track your Google Analytics, Bing Analytics, etc, and monitor all incoming traffic sources…

18 – Sign up for any and all news desk or assignment desk emails in stay on top of current trends…

19 – Write about what you know…

20 – Keep it relevant…

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Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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