10 tips to use keywords

Getting a high rank on search engines through user keyword searches can be difficult, but with proper focus on writing your blog posts for search engine optimization (SEO), you can boost your rank for specific keyword searches and your blog’s traffic. Follow these tips to get the biggest results.
1. Check the Popularity of Keywords

In order to obtain traffic from keyword searches on the major search engines like Google and Yahoo!, you need to be writing about a topic that people want to read about and are actively looking for information about. One of the easiest ways to get a basic idea of what people are looking for online is to check the popularity of keyword searches on websites like Wordtracker , Google AdWords , Google Trends or the Yahoo! Buzz Index . Each of these sites provides a snapshot of keyword popularity at any given time.
2. Select Specific and Relevant Keywords

A good rule to go by is to select one keyword phrase per page then optimize that page to that keyword phrase. Keywords should be relevant to the overall content of your page. Furthermore, choose specific keywords that are more likely to give you a better search results ranking than a broad term would. For example, consider how many sites use the keyword phrase of “punk music.” The competition for ranking using that keyword is likely to be tough. If you choose a more specific keyword like “Green Day concert,” the competition is a lot easier.
3. Select a Keyword Phrase of 2 or 3 Words

Statistics show that nearly 60% of keyword searches include 2 or 3 keywords. With that in mind, try to optimize your pages for searches on keyword phrases of 2 or 3 words to drive the biggest results.
4. Use Your Keyword Phrase in Your Title

Once you select the keyword phrase you plan to optimize your page for, make sure you use that phrase in the title of your blog post (or page).
5. Use Your Keyword Phrase in Your Subtitle and Headlines

Breaking blog posts up using subtitles and section headlines not only makes them more visually appealing on a text heavy computer screen, but it also gives you additional opportunities to use your keyword phrase.
6. Use Your Keyword Phrase in the Body of Your Content

It’s important that you use your keyword phrase in the body of your blog post. A good goal to try to achieve is to use your keyword phrase at least twice in the first paragraph of your post and as many times as you can (without keyword stuffing – see #10 below) within the first 200 (alternatively, the first 1,000) words of your post.
7. Use Your Keyword Phrase in and Around Your Links

Search engines count links higher than plain text in their search algorithms, so try to create links that use your keyword phrase. Avoid using links that simply say, “click here” or “more information” as these links will do nothing to help you with your search engine optimization. Leverage the power of links in SEO by including your keyword phrase in them whenever possible. The text surrounding links is typically weighted more heavily by search engines than other text on your page as well. If you can’t include your keyword phrase in your link text, try to include it around your link text.
8. Use Your Keyword Phrase in Images

Many bloggers see a large amount of traffic sent to their blogs from image searches on search engines. Make the images you use in your blog work for you in terms of SEO. Make sure your image filenames and captions include your keyword phrase.
9. Avoid Block Quotes

There are differing opinions on this issue with one group of people saying that Google and other search engines ignore the text included in the HTML block quote tag when crawling a web page. Therefore, the text within the block quote tag won’t be included in terms of SEO. Until a more definitive answer can be determined to this issue, it’s a good idea to keep it in mind and use the block quote tag cautiously.
10. Don’t Keyword Stuff

Search engines penalize sites that stuff pages full of keywords simply to increase their rankings through keyword searches. Some sites are even banned from inclusion in search engine results because of keyword stuffing. Keyword stuffing is considered a form of spamming, and search engines have zero tolerance for it. Keep this in mind as you optimize your blog posts for search engines using your specific keyword phrase.

How to look for “Link Bait”

Link bait posts can boost incoming links and drive short-term traffic spikes, but they do little in terms of creating loyal, long-term readers.

The trick to using link bait posts to grow your blog is to write about link bait topics your core audience is likely to be interested in. Then, people who find your blog through a link bait post that’s directly related to your blog’s topic are more likely to find even more content on your blog they’ll be interested in. That means they’ll linger, click around, and return later.
Here are some suggestions for places to find link bait post ideas:

  • Google Trends: Google Trends (google.com/trends/hottrends) is a great place to find link bait ideas because it enables you to find the most searched keyword phrases on any given day. Google Trends updates frequently each day. If you can catch the“lightning in a bottle” from one of these hot search topics, your blog could see a big spike in traffic.
  • Twitter trending topics: Visit Twitter and view the scrolling bar near the top half of the page,  to see what topics people are talking about a lot at that moment. You can also view trending Twitter topics in the right sidebar of your Twitter profile when you’re logged in to Twitter.

4 plugin for Rejigging Internal Linking Structure

  1. Tag clouds & tag pages & tag conjunction pages (e.g. “UTW Theme Compatibility Thing” WordPress plugin)
  2. Related Posts (e.g. “Yet Another Related Posts” plugin)
  3.  Top 10 posts (e.g. “Popularity Contest” plugin)
  4. Next & Previous / pagination (e.g. “WP-PageNavi” plugin)
  5. What Are We Waiting For?? Let’s Fix our Blog!

what you can learn from top blogs

If you’re unable to find one that’s exactly the same topic with your blog,open this link , I took a few time to find it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_blogs

This is the list of some notable blogs,they are quiet successful.

don’t stress too much; choosing a blog on a related topic will work too.
Take 30 minutes to do some analysis of the blog in some of the
following areas:
Content
” What topics are they covering?
” What topics are they ignoring?

” What voice/style do they post in?
” How often are they posting?
” What level are they pitching their posts at (for example, beginners,
advanced etc.)?
Reader Engagement
” What topics generate the most conversation?
” What styles of post seem to connect with readers best?
” What questions are readers asking in the Comments?
” What complaints do you see readers making in the Comments?
” What tools/mediums is the site using (for example, are they using
Twitter, forums etc.)?
Design
” What’s your first impression from their design?
” What have they done well? What have they done poorly?
” What options do they give readers to subscribe?
Monetization
This will give you hints as to how you might make money from your blog:
” What advertisers are targeting this blog?
” What type of affiliate programs are they promoting?
Traffic
You might like to head to a site like Alexa or Compete to do some analysis of the blog’s traffic levels. Is it growing, shrinking, or reached a plateau? Alexa also provides stats on page views, time spent on the site, sites that link in,bounce rate, where the audience is from (geographically), where people go on the site etc, but I’ve found these to be not always accurate.

SEO
If you have some competence in SEO you might like to check out how the
blog’s doing in some of these areas:
” Who is linking to this blog? (You can use the link: http://www.blogurl.com
command in Google to find out.)
” What does their source code reveal about how they’ve set up their site?
” If they have an open or unlocked stats package, what can you learn
from their stats? What pages are popular? Where does their incoming
traffic come from?
Really, the number of questions you could be asking is limitless but what
you’re attempting to do with this exercise is this: identify what is working
well on the other blog, then establish what opportunities there might be to
position your blog in the “gaps” that the blog is leaving.
When you do this type of analysis with a number of blogs in your niche you
should begin to see some patterns emerging: aspects that consistently work on blogs in your niche and things that perhaps you could do that nobody else is doing.

2 Good ways to interact with your vistiors

You now have the traffic you deserve. You should begin interacting with your
visitors. Create a regular theme such as: “Monday Money Tip” or “Picture of
the Week” which entices your readers to look forward to each week.
Give your readers advance notice about a product, service, or topic which you are going to review and then talk about later. If the President was scheduled to give a speech then in your blog you should state that you “will discuss the speech and give your opinion after the speech airs. Comments will be appreciated”.

Try to include non-advertising graphics, pictures, photos, and art in your blog entries. Not too much. Once a week is fine. Graphics can sometimes bring your blog to life. Of course, the content of the blog is the most important
aspect and you do not want to overshadow your content with graphics, but
displaying graphics can add a bit of spice to the blog.
Be choosy about your graphics and make sure they fit your entry topic. You
should add content with the graphic, at least a caption. Original graphics,
photos, pictures, and art is recommended.
Keep it Personal
A blog is most successful when it is kept personal. Try to include personal
experiences which relates to the topic of your blog entry. Stay away from the business style of writing. Write with a more personal style and use first-person narratives.Do not write any of your entries as sales letters, instead share product reviews and personal endeavors.The use of pictures and videos in websites/blogs is another new blogger must do. The reason is Google and other search engines really favor the use of videos and pictures in website/blogs. Video marketing is a hot item now is they are easy for you to produce yourself. The best videos are produced from your own recording effort and putting in your own keywords for great SEO. However, you can still use others videos in your posts if you need or want. There is nothing wrong with using other people’s videos as long as the video works with your niche.

How to make a top headline

For  bloggers it is important to write a compelling headline. Having a compelling headline will draw your visitor to open up your article and read it.

So here are some tips from me:

  1. Short & Concise——I know You do not want your blog entries to become hours of reading. Visitors are busy ,they like to easily find information and skim through your entries. It is good to be detailed and provide useful information,but do not include useless information or run away sentences that veer away from your topic.
  2. Stay keyword-focused.——Using your keywords tool as part of your compelling headlines will also help with SEO, which means getting your article indexed in Google and other search engines. You have to figure out your precise audience and write directly to the way those people feel.From google keyword tool ,I found out that,when people have question ,they would like to begin at how to….or what is….so that is the good way to make your headline.Every time I write article,I have to open wordpress and google adwords at the same time.It make me more easy to find out what headline I will pick up.

Two free tools that will generate quality meta tags

I have used  these tools to generate meta tags for  my  blogs. They helped my blogs that:

1) I can receive traffic from search engine results that display my blog.

2)These tools can be used to analyze your meta tags and give suggestions on how to optimize them .

Both of these tools are  free ,now here they are:

Submit Express Meta Tag Generator

(http://www.submitexpress.com/metatag.html)

Submit Corner Meta Tag Generator

(http://www.submitcorner.com/Tools/Meta).

I hope they can help you too.