13 Steps to Make Every Blog Post More SEO Friendly

13 Steps to Make Every Blog Post More SEO friendlyBelow you’ll find 13 steps to make every blog post most SEO friendly.  These steps leverage keyword research, social media, meta tags, and inbound linking strategies to optimize on-page and off-page tactics.

These steps are considered white-hat and assume your blog is already setup with a structure (code, tags, plugins, etc) that facilitates SEO.  For example, you might consider WordPress with the All-in-One-SEO plugin, which helps you control meta tags, spiders, and rss to make the most of these SEO tactics.

13 Steps to Make Every Blog Post More SEO Friendly

Preparation
__ Identify your long-tail keyword phrase

On-Page Post Optimization
__ Write content on a regular basis that adds value to your readers
__ Include keywords in title
__ Include keywords in first 70 characters
__ Include keywords in at least one other place within post
__ Bold keywords throughout post
__ Include keywords in title, alt, and description of any images
__ Include keywords in tags or categories
__ Include keywords in Keyword meta tags
__ Include keywords in Description meta tags

Off-Page Post Optimization
__ Post to Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon with keywords
__ Post to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ with keywords
__ Post 3 meaningful comments on other blog with keywords in your anchor text-based link

There is more you could do, but this is a good start.

What do you think?  What other tactics do you use to individually optimize your blog posts?

Please leave a comment below or on Twitter @steinarknutsen.

Thanks,
Steinar