Even though blogging has been around for a long time, it now looks very different than it did in the early 2000s. People read your blog back then because they either followed it (does anybody else have any old Blogspot blogs lying around?) or subscribed to your RSS feed. Since then, online activity has evolved. While some people can come across a blog they like and sign up for its email list to receive updates, the majority of people find blog content through search engines.
Every web marketer might know (whether or not they follow through with this strategy is a different story) that each page of a website should be the target of a strongly researched keyword expression. When it comes to blogging, however, many people skip the keyword research phase entirely. It’s a waste of time because keyword-optimized blog posts will benefit you now and in the future. It is now a staple digital marketing tool for the internet.
You can use blog posts to target hot, popular content that usually doesn’t show up at permanent sites. You can catch search traffic when the keyword term is trending, and then archive the post once the trend has passed. The use of keywords in blog posts is an important factor to consider when developing an SEO strategy. Understanding how to use keywords in your blog post and correctly putting them in the title, meta descriptions, and on-page copy gives you a huge leg up on the competition.
1. Identify Keyword Opportunities
You must first decide which keyword phrases are likely to bring in targeted traffic before you can target something. The type of research you conduct will be determined by your post’s objectives. If you’re looking for keyword phrases for a timely subject, use Google Trends or Google Suggest. Traditional keyword tools may also be useful in this situation.
If you’re looking for repeat traffic – We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: consulting your analytic data is the best way to identify keywords that are important to your audience over time. Look for keywords—and, more specifically, groups of similar keywords—that are bringing in traffic and/or converting, but for which you don’t yet have a landing page. If people are searching for “guacamole” on your food blog and you don’t have a post dedicated to this happy ending for avocados, write one! Not only will a post with the keyword phrase in the title tag rank higher for such searches, but also click-throughs as well.
2. Link Text
Be sure to use specific and reliable websites when using external links, which means including a connection to an external site in your material. You just want to connect to high-quality content that complements your own by providing additional and useful information. You can use your goal keywords in the anchor text to improve the SEO of your links. The clickable text that is either highlighted or bold is the anchor text of a page.
The positioning of keywords in your anchor text is critical for users and search engines to understand where the link leads. Furthermore, search engines can get a clear understanding of what your post is about by examining the keywords in the anchor text and the content of the link’s destination. As a result, only linking to relevant content and using relevant anchor texts is important. You can use internal links that include your keywords to connect to relevant content on your website in addition to external links. Internal links are a great place to use your keywords, but they’re also great because they enable you to give your users more useful details while also driving traffic to your other articles.
In your anchor text, don’t forget to use several keywords. Using the same anchor text multiple times result in a Google penalty because it is considered a black hat SEO connection scheme.
3. Look at each keyword’s search volume
The monthly search volume gives you an idea of how many people are looking for that keyword. It’s nice to choose keywords that a lot of people are looking for, but keep in mind that quantity doesn’t always imply consistency. You might choose a lower-volume keyword because it’s more important to your target audience and objectives.
4. Always use long-tail keywords in your blog post.
These are the keywords that will help you get high-quality traffic. Long-tail keywords are intent-specific, and although their search volume is low, the likelihood of a user being transformed into a customer is high.
5. Maintain a healthy keyword density throughout your blog post.
According to SEO experts, the optimal keyword density for your main primary keyword is between 1% and 2%. If your blog has 1000 words, for example, your primary keyword count should be about 10.
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