Many bloggers believe they don't need to SEO optimize their blog because they rely solely on Social Media traffic. This is one reason you'll see so many bloggers fail to earn money online.
If they only understood how easy it was, they might have a chance. All it takes is just 3 simple steps. With these 3 simple steps can increase traffic which can be the difference between a blog that creates the owner little if any income or a blog that is an instrument for additional income.
If you want to take advantage of free search engine traffic, follow the advice below to search engine optimize every blog post you post and start taking advantage of free Internet search engine traffic.
To start with, you should make sure your post url's are optimized for the search engines. If you use a free blog service like Blogger, this is done automatically and cannot be changed. WordPress blogs need a little work. If you use the WordPress blogging platform, then set your url structure so that blog creates SEO friendly url's when you write a post.
To do this in WordPress is go to the Permalinks tab, and click the radio button along side the Custom field. Then you'll put a percentage sign followed by the words Postname. Immediately after the words postname. Now add another percentage sign. Now all your blog post will have search engine optimized addresses.
The best tip to optimizing your blog is to put your main keyword in the Title. If you're blogging about how to make fast money, then make these keywords the Title of your blog. What you don't want to do is put unrelated keywords in your Title. Using the keywords in the Title, then you'll rank higher than if you name your blog something that does not relate to your main keyword.
The next important step is to use the keywords in your Post's title. If you're trying to lure people to visit your post about online auctions to to make a living online, then put the keywords in the post title. Not something like How I Make Money With Auctions. The search engines won't know what your post is about and you can forget about getting free traffic. If you're blog is monetized with Adsense, this tip will increase traffic while showing the highest paying ads for an increase in the pay per click you receive.
These three tips will go a long ways in helping the Search Engines understand what your post and blog are about. By taking a little extra time and making it easy for them to understand what your post is about, the search engines will rank your blog higher in their listings.
Now to fully take advantage of all this optimizing, you'll need to build links to each post. Ahh, but link building is a whole nother article that has to be saved for later. First, get acquainted optimizing your own blog and blog post.