Do you feel you just don’t get SEO a/k/a search engine optimization? I’ve been there. I know exactly the way you feel. If you take a step back and forget that it’s supposed to be scary and technical, and just think of it as a style of writing, you should be good. In fact, if you follow these 3 simple steps, you can painlessly help your on sight and offsite SEO.
1) Keywords: The keyword in this post is SEO, and in your post should be high-lighted in the following ways:
Your blog title should contain your keyword
H1, H2 or H3 Title
Hi-light your keywords with bold and italics within content of your blog
Alt txt in your image
Keywords should be repeated throughout your blog post that is enjoyable to read (notice I hi-lighted enjoyable) They need to be repeated enough, but not too much. If you’re not sure, there are plug-ins you can install on your blog to optimize it for SEO such as WordPress SEO by Yoast or Vibe SEO Pack, just to name a couple.
2) Commenting: In addition to keywords above, when you comment on other people’s blogs, you are leaving backlinks to your blog. The more comments you make, the more SEO “link juice” you leave. The more popular the blog, the better. (Hint you want to comment on a blog that allows you to enter your blog url (website addresss) not log in with your Facebook account).
3) Crosslinks: This is probably one of the easiest of the SEO techniques. Once you start blogging, it’s important to link your relevant posts or pages together. This is called crosslinking.
Watching the videos make these once thought scary SEO techniques easy to accomplish, so take a deep breath and optimize your site today! Now that wasn’t so scary was it?
If you’re not using ManageFlitter to manage your Twitter account you’ll want to check it out!
ManageFlitter is a tool I have grown to love. ManageFlitter supplies you so with so much information, it’s just nuts! You can see who is a “talkative” or “quiet” user on Twitter, or who is completely inactive and how long it’s been since they’ve signed onto Twitter. That can be valuable information if you are serious about interacting with your followers. You can also see the number of tweets each person has sent over the lifetime of their account, the number of followers each user has, what their bio says, and what their Twitter avatar looks like. Of course, ManageFlitter lets you see who is following you, and best of all, if you have the pro account, you can unfollow en masse if you want to prune your account to make room for new followers.
If you want to see just a sneak peak how ManageFlitter works, I’ve created a video (just coz I like you) ~ naw… actually coz I’m a vizual learner and I figure it’s easier to teach this way too.
If you like this video, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos like this one, but subscribe to the blog too because this video and many more aren’t on YouTube!
Do you feel like there are some days when users just don’t respond on Twitter? What are your experiences?
If you’re new to Pinterest and social media in general don’t feel bad, everyone started out as a newbie.
This post has a few very short “how-to” videos to show you exactly what you need to do turn off e-mail notifications, and follow or unfollow boards or partial boards on Pinterest. Why do I include videos? If you’re like me, and 65% of the rest of visual learners out there, these videos will help you learn Pinterest and the other social media platforms I write about.
The first video is about how to turn off e-mail notifications:
Now that you’ve turned off those pesky e-mail notifications, you want to follow your friends on Pinterest right? The problem is, you may not necessarily have all the same interests as your friends so why follow ALL of the same boards? The great thing is, you don’t have to follow all of their boards. The following video shows you how you can follow all or pick and choose a few of the boards of those people you follow.
These videos will get you started and more will follow soon. Don’t forget, you can always post your questions if you have specific questions on Pinterest or any other social media platform. I may have some videos you may like on other topics on my YouTube channel, so be sure to check it out.
Triberr is a community based application that solves the problem most bloggers have; how to get their content seen by others. Because of Triberr my reach has gone from under 14,000 (my original Twitter follower count) to 641,323 (current total Twitter follower count of all Triberr members in my 3 active tribes).
Triberr has been so successful, Dino Dogan and Dan Cristo have had to make changes to keep up with the overwhelming growth. They have a fabulous Tribing school that include blog posts and videos, but I’ve created my own little how-to video for my tribe members and readers in hopes to gain more tribe members.
Triberr has helped increase my Klout score since I joined Triberr four months ago in conjunction with my other social media activity. I’ve also met some fantastic people such as Saul Fleischman a/k/a @osakasaul the guy who originally invited me to Triberr. So, fellow Triberr members, if you’ve been wondering why the posts have changed to manual only and how that works… watch this video.
If you have been wanting more exposure for your blog, be sure to ask a fellow Kickin’ it with Klout member on Facebook so you can join our group, or you can post a comment below, or dm my Twitter account @Knikkolette. Your blog needs to meet a couple of easy requirements, but there’s no minimum Twitter follower count to qualify.
Thanks as always for reading my blog and have a great day! 🙂
Search Engine Optimization otherwise known as SEO.
Just the mention of those three letters makes many bloggers and business owners break out into a cold sweat. SEO doesn’t have to be a daunting task to be successful. This post is an example.
What are keywords? You choose a word or words that will be used in your title and throughout your blog post. In this blog post my keyword is KEYWORDS. You will also need to emphasize it in size, type, and style. You will notice there is a heading “KEYWORDS” which is a different size. That is a <h3> size heading. There are 3 sizes of headings:
Ideally, you want to use your keywords in each of these sizes. I don’t always do this because it’s just not feasible. What’s always good for the search engines is not always good for the readers and the readers should ALWAYS be your first priority. Now I can hear some of you saying to yourself “WAIT! You just went from easy to confusing in one fell swoop! What the heck is a <h1> heading?” Not to worry. Just watch this very short video.
How many times you use your keywords is based upon the length of your post. Is there a magic number? Not really. There’s a good percentage and if you have a WordPress blog like I do, you can install a plugin that can help you keep track of your SEO requirements at a glance. Again, if you use WordPress, chances are you are familiar with plugins and widgets, I’m using the Vibe SEO Pack Panel. I like it because it gives me a checklist of what I need to accomplish for each blog post. For instance, in this blog post, I still need to put the keyword in the “alt” image tag and the internal link. I’ll cover those topics in another post – so until then, Tweet me, or post your questions on my Facebook fan page.