It’s very important for any website to effectively use its content or blog to gain search results with clean SEO tactics. But there are many common mistakes made that keep search engines from ranking your content to the results you want.
The following are 5 Common SEO Mistakes When Blogging
- Keyword Stuffing: Many people feel that making their article keyword rich is a good idea to tip-off search engines. This is true, but in turn keyword stuffing an article can have more harm than it’s worth. It is best to avoid any such keyword stiffing as search engines will notice. The article may also read awkwardly, something that may annoy any readers. Remember, you are writing articles or content for people first. It is better to maintain keyword density within your article and try to avoid any excess usage. You may think your getting to the top of search engines, but when visitors are reading your content, they may not return thinking your article was not useful (or sucked). Bounce rate is becoming even more important that ever in SEO.
- Poor Titles: The title tag is a very important factor that you need to keep in mind when optimizing your articles. Google goes for reading from left to right so you need to make it a point that your title tag must hold at least 3-4 words of your keyword phrase. You must never leave a title vague as it may leave Google in confused state, along with your readers.
- Meta Description (Google Snippet): A precise description is one where you include your keyword. A mini recap of your article using the most descriptive words you possibly can.
- Forgetting Simple Anchor Texts: Lack of anchor text is yet another SEO mistake that is made. Hyper linked words in web pages are known as anchor text. You can use these anchor text in internal links, external links and deep links too.
- Forgetting Alt Tags on Images: Many people forget about images. If you want to increase your SEO chances of improved traffic and serps, you must re-title all the images. You need to use keywords in the file name of these images.