In our previous post, Publicize Your Blog, we continued our series about blogging by discussing how to get your blog found in the sea of millions of blogs.
In this post, we look at the content of your blog can increase readership.
Content is King
As we have mentioned many times in previous posts, the best way to be found is to write content that appeals to your community, as well as to search engines. First decide on the keywords that your community might use to search for your post. Then, use those keywords throughout the post. Use them in the title, the first few lines, and throughout post.
Another good idea is to use images liberally in your posts. Believe it or not, for some blogs, most visits come from Google Image Search. If you’re not familiar with Image Search, it’s easy to try it out. Google anything. On the top of the page, to the left, you’ll see a list of links, beginning with Web, which is the default Google search type. Click Images. Not only do you see a page full of images that match your search terms, but you can choose from several ways to narrow your search, by size, type, and color. When you mouse over an image, Google displays its size and the site it’s hosted on. Click on an image, and Google sends you to the site.
Use Images in Your Blog — Google Image Search
Google bases its search on the content of the page containing the image. Including, and captioning, images in your blog adds another way you can be found.
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