To target a keyword for search engine exposure, we first need to understand how to do it effectively.
My previous post asked readers 5 questions about how they blog, where their traffic comes from, etc.. and 4 of the 7 responses said that Google provided them with the greatest amounts of hits after Stumbleupon. So in order to start gaining more hits from Google from the keywords that you use in blogging, I would like to offer a check-list that I use to achieve the maximum exposure from search engines.
- Does your title have the main keywords in the first 3 words? If not, revise your title. (From personal experiences, I find that the closer the keywords are that you are targeting to the start, the better the ranking)
- How many times does your keyword appear in your article? Search engines use the first 160 words to compose a description so if you don’t have your keyword there, revise your starting paragraph. (Again, from personal experiences, I usually see the bolded keywords in the search results closer to the starting showing up higher the rankings than other ones.)
- Did you use ALL-IN-ONE-SEO to set the keywords for your post? If not, It doesn’t matter..continue writing your article (Many people are saying that it doesn’t matter what keywords matter for your posts, its all in the titles and descriptions)
Most people say that a good amount of keywords in a post are about a 5% ratio. – But in all honesty, no blogger is really going to take the time to calculate it. C’est la vie.
Hopefully this list will help you gain more hits via Google and if you see something not mentioned here, tell me about it! What do you do to gain a good ranking in Google?