SEO? What? Why? When? Where? Who? How To Optimize Your Blog?

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What is SEO?

What?

Why?

When?

Where?

Who?

How?

What is SEO?

SEO

There are hundreds of thousands of posts about SEO which stands for Search Engine Optimization. People that decide to blog usually don’t have a clue of what it stands for let alone what it is! I’ve finally have a handle on how it works and when I went back to my blog, I have many articles that I wrote from the heart to share with others, yet from the perspective of SEO, they were a waste of time. The tricky part is separating what SEO is intended for. Are we writing for humans? Or are we writing for the search engines?

Why should you bother with SEO?

If you are a blogger and you are going to spend the time and effort writing a post, it is wise to optimize it as you are writing it. Without optimization, your post will float in the internet nowhere land. You are defeating one of the major purposes of blogging.

When should you do it?

You should optimize every time you write a post.

Where should you do SEO?

SEO starts with your individual blog posts.

Who should do SEO?

You!

How should you do SEO?

In an outline, this is a good start, but read further and I am offering a free gift from Walk The Stage Jumpstart Lead Generation System. It is a fantastic SEO Blog Optimizer Report which shows you step by step how to do it. This particular report is linked to Empower Network, but you don’t have to be a member to reap the benefits of it’s “easy to understand” SEO instructions. Download the report and Later in this post, I will show you what to do next.

STEPS TO BASIC SEO

Choose a keyword

Make sure the keyword is included in your

h1 (title)

h2 (heading 2)

h3 (heading 3)

● Keyword in first and last sentence (Bold)

● Keywords sprinkled through content (1-2% KWD) KWD stands for keyword density

● Keywords Bold, Italics, and Underlined once in article.

● LSI Keywords sprinkled through content (1-2% KWD) LSI Generator

● Image with keyword in name and alt text

Determining keyword density is the part that is hard to determine without a plugin, at least when you are starting out. You can download free plugins to be sure you are doing it properly, or purchase software with more advanced features such as SEO Pressor or SEO Quake.

You can do most of the SEO for free and on your own, even if you are a beginner. Once you do a few posts which you optimize yourself, it isn’t as techie or difficult as most people think. The point is it is better to start the basics, which is much better than not doing anything at all, then you can research and learn more as you become more skilled with SEO.

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20 thoughts on “SEO? What? Why? When? Where? Who? How To Optimize Your Blog?

  1. Great tips Raena! We can never have too many reminders about the value of SEO … it’s very easy to get caught up in the day to day business of upkeeping a blog to forget about the details. Thanks! BTW, really like your FB profile – haven’t yet tackled that but it’s on my “to do” list for early this month!

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Marquita!

      Happy 2012! It has been a pleasure and inspiration to visit your blog this past year. I really appreciate when you stop by and leave your comments. The free gift that is offered is a great help to learning the basics of SEO and I hope my visitors grab it when they can!

      Raena Lynn

  2. Hi Raena Lynn,
    Thanks for the great tips for optimizing seo on my blog. I just started blogging in October and these tips on keywords are going to really help me. Thnaks for sharing 🙂

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Shelly,

      Wow you are so new! My post is designed to make people aware of how they should construct their articles. Do yourself a favor and start out using keywords now, rather than having to do what I did….going back and rewording articles! That is a huge waste of time. As I stated in the beginning of the post,there are hundreds if not thousands of SEO articles. When you are starting out, it seems like a big blur and the importance of SEO is not realized. You have a very interesting blog. You need to go back and get some of your posts optimized now, so you are not backlogged later. If you need any help, let me know. Have wonderful year!
      Raena Lynn

  3. Coach James
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    Raena,

    Another great lesson from you and one that’s so important for people to understand. Great tips and great value.

    It is difficult sometimes to realize how to write for both- Your Readers and The Search Engines.

    Your Blog articles must both be engaging and search-engine friendly.

    Tackle both combined with time, and your blog can produce amazing results.

    Keep up the great work!

    Happy New Year!

    Best,
    James

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi James,

      You know how to create awesome content! I’ve visited your blog many times and you have tackled the issue of posts being engaging and engine friendly….that’s why you have tons of visitors! I know the success of your blog came about because of a lot of practice and experience. Your comments are greatly appreciated….that’s why you are called “Coach James.” haha

      Raena Lynn

  4. Andy Nathan
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    Raena,

    Awesome post on this topic! That was a very clear way to explain the different headers.

    Heads up! Under What you put SEO stands for Sight Engine Optimization. I think you meant Search!

    Andy

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Andy,

      Ooops! Thanks for pointing out the typo! This post was designed for marketers who are just starting out and do not understand the importance of SEO. Nice to see ya!

      Raena Lynn

  5. Great info and check list about SEO!! Those that follow it will not be disappointed!! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi April,

      Thanks for visiting my blog. It is an honor that you have stopped by. You have an awesome blog! I appreciate your kind words and I am glad you found the article to be of value.

      Raena Lynn

  6. I love SEO. It is fun to create an article I enjoy writing and add the element of SEO in the mix. Thanks for the tips in a straight forward step by step outline. I really enjoy your posts! 🙂

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Teresa,

      Glad to see you. I enjoyed our chat yesterday. I appreciate your idea about creating a basic SEO tutorial for our Empower Network group! Come back soon!

      Raena Lynn

  7. Nice SEO overview, Raena.

    It is important to do, and with practice, it becomes pretty effortless. The point to remember is that we do write for people (not search engines), but the search engines are not our enemy either. Without them, people could not search (and therefore find) the results of our labors (our articles, posts, videos and the like. So The SE’s serve us well, and it is in our interest to help them to “find” our work via our SEO efforts.

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi David,
      You are absolutely right about knowing that we are writing for people. There is a balance we need to find so that we can keep the search engines happy and the articles are not “mechanical.” I hope that makes sense! A lot of content is a labor of love and if it cannot be found, it could be a waste of time. Practice is the key to learning how to groom your posts so they are appealing and engaging for its readers. Thanks for stopping by.

      Raena Lynn

  8. Claire says:

    I’ve even heard some people say they don’t need SEO as long as they have Facebook or Google+, but i tend to disagree. Sure, social networks are great sources of traffic, but they’re not that consistent as google search results. And even if they were, why not do both and double your traffic?

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Claire,

      Great point Claire! I did not see any results when I wasn’t using SEO, so it is a valuable skill to learn. I agree that Facebook and Google+ are great ways to generate traffic, but I say double up!

      Raena Lynn

  9. Claire says:

    HI Raena,

    Also the Google traffic is much more targeted and therefore more valuable in my opinion 🙂

    Claire

  10. Kostas
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    Hi Raena,
    Search engine optimization is certainly one of the most effective ways to get traffic to our blog but we should not forget that SEO is only part of the whole marketing strategy. For that reason we should have multiple sources of traffic and actually know what we want to do with this traffic since if this traffic does not translate to more money we don’t have a business, it’s just a hobby which is ok if this is our goal…

  11. Yorinda
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    Hi Raena,

    great valuable information,which even someone new to SEO could understand.

    I like the layout of you post too. It makes it very easy to read, (‘small chuncks’)

    Thank you so much for you time and effort putting this together.

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Yorinda,

      I appreciate the comment that you liked the layout of the post. It was intended for marketers who are new to SEO so it accomplished it’s purpose! Thanks.

      Raena Lynn

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