For massive link juice, blog exposure, and more cash in your pocket you need to focus on these blog SEO tactics and link building strategies. Before you are about to do something big, you should always have strategy and plan of action to get you to the top, faster than the rest!
Contrary to what most people are doing, creating one valuable piece of content pertaining to one SEO keyword is a better link building strategy than creating several pieces of smaller posts around that keyword. If you think about it, it makes more sense to have one extremely valuable SEO post (main piece of content) working for you, and several small pieces working for it. This is what I like to call “The Weeds Link Building Strategy” a vigorous growth of links to your main blog post, with the one SEO tactic, until it obnoxiously overgrows the others. Although having more blog posts for one keyword might seem more effective, it’s actually diluting it instead of optimizing it. Eventually the search engines see several posts for one competing keyword working against themselves. That is why these SEO tactics and link building strategy will help you avoid that and get massive link juice working for you.
There are two ways I go about creating my main blog post. One is having an idea in mind to write about and finding an appropriate, relevant SEO keyword for that idea through keyword research. The second way is searching for a prominent SEO keyword and creating a blog post for that suggested keyword. Either way, your main keyword needs to drive your main blog post from beginning to end. These blog SEO tactics and link building strategy focuses first on dominating keywords relevant to your main blog post. Then taking advantage of related blog posts, social media, web 2.0 sites, and article distribution to build that massive link juice to expose that awesome piece of content that you worked so hard to create.
The first thing you must keep in mind is where you stand in the competition. SEO is like a game, and that is why you need tactics and strategy. The more knowledgeable and skilled you become, the longer you stay ahead of your components! If you are not as skilled as the rest, than you need to play on a different level. Understanding this will be the key to getting your seo blog post ranked on the first page. You can’t play in the pros if you aren’t one, right? So, due diligence is a must to make sure your efforts are profitable.
There are specific strategies the major search engines (Google,Yahoo, Bing) use in order to evaluate sites and determine its rank priority. Knowing the basics will help you understand why SEO Tactics are important and why it makes sense to follow these guidelines. The search engine “spiders” need to “crawl” content in order to find out what’s out there on the web. As they are crawling, they are collecting a series of information (codes) to store until someone makes a search. That is why seo keyword research and analysis for your blog is so important. So, the search engines can store it appropriately in relation to your content for specific users who search for that pertaining keyword.
Blog SEO Tactics – Keyword Analysis
Understanding the actual SEO keyword to optimize your blog will allow you to compete for the first position and the best part is that it’s completely FREE traffic. Though, not everyone is interested in your offer or primary business, so your keyword needs to be relevant to your offer as well. You can have 500 people visit your site in a day, but if none of them are attracted to your offer, than they won’t convert. So, when writing your main blog post, relevancy is of high importance. The entire reason you are using these SEO tactics and writing this main piece of content, is to generate new leads and convert prospects into cash flow. Don’t make the mistake of not doing a little homework before you start; which you are doing now, so GOOD JOB!;)
The Google Keyword Tool should be your best friend (just type “keyword tool” in the Google search bar). It’s a good visual to use for analyzing your keywords. You want to make sure you at least know the basic science behind how keywords are used from a search engine and user perspective. Trust me it may seem overwhelming at first, but you can do it! It’s like riding a bike without training wheels. After you practice a few times, it becomes natural and fun.
Okay, so you have some keywords in mind, and now you go to Google’s Keyword Tool to start your analysis. Microsoft “geeks” figured out that on average the first position, in the first page gets approximately 41.2% clicks, the second position 11.9% and the 3rd position 8.5%. It’s really important that you use these SEO tactics and formulas so your efforts won’t be wasted.
Your keyword’s Local Monthly Searches / 30 = Your daily searches
Multiply your daily searches *.412 (the 41.2% we talked about above) = this is going to help approximate the amount of traffic, if you get ranked in the first position for this keyword (which is your goal).
Competition: Put your keyword in quotes (a phrase match) in the Google search bar, to get your estimated amount of competitive results. Try to stay below 30K-40K results, not million, and you will be in good territory to use that keyword for your main blog post.
Use can also use the Google Wonder Wheel and other available tools to get additional suggestions to do your keyword research on. It will come up as a resource on the left hand side following your competition search.
Here are some blog SEO Tactics for keyword positioning pertaining to your main blog. You want your keyword for your content to be in title (the beginning preferably). Through out your content, but with a focus in the first paragraph and last. You want one bold keyword. Always try to have at least one picture with the keyword in the alternate attribute of the image. Once in the URL of course, meta description, and a few times naturally through out your content. Don’t overload and stuff your keywords where it doesn’t make sense. The appropriate number of times your keyword comes up should happen naturally, as it is your main focus.
Some people don’t realize this, but you can actually link to your main piece of content from your own blog as we discussed to better your SEO rankings. Do this by creating other related posts with your MAIN blog posts keyword in ONE anchor text linking to it. Now let’s get into the details of this link building strategy phase of my SEO tactics.
Building Your Massive Links
Create your value filled main blog post, and continuously link TO it from your other related posts. This will help boost your rankings like we talked about above. This is called link recognition! Your other related posts don’t need to be as time consuming as your main post. They just need to have a little value, be entertaining, and have an anchor text with your MAIN posts keyword linking to that post. You want to do this as often as you can to really drive attention to your main post. You never want to link FROM your main blog post (never use reciprocal linking it has no weight when it comes to search engines ranking).
Start submitting your related posts to a handful of your favorite social bookmarking sites. This helps your content look natural and tells the engines HEY come look at me! Then they start indexing your content. I suggest using social marker or another reputable site, this will allow you to submit to a handful of the major sites with a few simple clicks.
Then you take your related posts (which links to your main post – anchor text keyword), and start submitting them to your free web 2.0 sites such as Ezine Articles, Hub Pages, Squidoo, etc.. Now you have your 2.0 sites linking to your related posts (using the resource box, rss feeds, etc..)
Now these SEO Tactics are working for you. You have many juicy links from your 2.0 sites to–> related posts to–> your main primary post! So, let’s turn those many links into massive links with some article spinning! This can be a little time consuming if you don’t have a software ( purchase the one I use for a one time fee). It will be really beneficial for link building though. You don’t want to get duped for duplicate content, but you can use your spin offs to get great back links and traffic from reputable web 2.0 sites.