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18 Best SEO Tips for Blogs [2022]

Here are the top 18 SEO tips to help blog posts get to the first page of Google. We regularly publish such useful articles. Subscribe to our Telegram channel to receive notifications about new publications.

1. Post original research posts based on survey results.

Original research publications get more backlinks. One way to get background data for research is to join large Facebook groups whose scope coincides with your interests and publish surveys. The answers obtained during the surveys will be the basis for the research post.

2. Conduct podcast interviews to get quality backlinks.

Backlinks to blogs can be obtained through podcast interviews. Bloggers will post links to you if they take your interview into account.

3. Write popular statistics in the blog.

Journalists quoting data or statistics add a backlink to the source in their articles. But journalists tend to react to a headline that catches their eye. (For example, 50 recent facts about dog bites).

Marketers can improve the SEO of their blogs by researching keywords to gather the most popular statistics in a specific area of interest. Once the blogger learns which statistics are popular, they have the opportunity to write a blog post with additional data.

4. Use the target modifier in the header.

A cleverly applied word like "best" or "good" can raise a publication's ranking from No. 3 to No. Different topics have unique external modifiers. Gastro bloggers get more than 90% of their traffic from recipe posts. The best modifiers for posts with recipes: "easy", "best", "self", and "simple". (For example, Easy Chicken Pie Recipe).

5. Do not exceed 60 characters in the header.

Titles that contain more than 60 characters are rewritten by Google 57% more often than headlines containing 60 or fewer characters.

6. Mention the current year in square brackets at the end of the title of each post.

Google users want content with the most up-to-date information. Blog posts with the current year's title will get more clicks than those that don't; the use of square brackets increased the likelihood of clicking by 38 percent.

For example: "25 Internet Marketing Tips for Bloggers."

7. Internal link to a new post from two other highly rated posts.

Once you've published a new blog post, link it to at least two long-standing popular blog posts that have a lot of inbound links. Linking works!

8. Make paragraphs of 40-50 words so that they rank in selected snippets.

Numerous studies have confirmed that most of the selected snippets are taken from paragraphs 40-50 words long. This is the ideal paragraph length for maximum reader engagement.

9. Add frequently asked questions to the end of the post to increase the "viewing time".

One way to extend people's time on the page is to add an FAQ section to the end of a blog post.

Look for more interesting questions in search engines to find out what they are looking for on a particular topic. Google even has a special "People also ask" option.

Include 3-5 such questions and their answers of 40-50 words in the publication.

10. Listen to educational podcasts such as "Millionaire Blog".

The host of The Blogging Millionaire podcast, dedicated to teaching various blogging strategies, receives 5 million visitors a month from Google.

Podcast host Brandon Gail has covered over 100 life hacks for blogging and SEO promotion in short ten-minute episodes.

11. Reduce the introduction to three sentences or less to increase engagement.

Readers want to jump to the main narrative as quickly as possible. If you're betting on lists, make sure the first item in the blog's list is visible on the first screen when you download.

12. Think over the meta description to increase the percentage of clicks.

In 150 characters, include the best part of the post and end the phrase with an understatement and an ellipsis. This can increase the number of clicks enough to rise several positions in Google's rankings.

Here's an example of a meta description:

Tilte: 11 Best Practices of On-Page SEO for Blog Posting

Meta-description: Eleven SEO mistakes that professional bloggers make and get ridiculous results. The main mistake that plays the biggest role in SEO is...

13. Put a short keyword phrase in the URL.

Backlinko's research found that URLs in Google's top position are 9.2 characters shorter than URLs in the 10th position.

14. Use enticing thumbnails for the video and links to it.

SEO can be improved by avoiding embedding videos from hosting. YouTube's embed code significantly slows down the page speed of the post, which is a minus for Google.

15. Put your target keyword in the first 100 words of your content.

This tactic has been around for a long time and it still has an impact.

16. Check the publication for errors before clicking "Publish".

There is nothing worse than text replete with spelling or grammatical errors; it speaks to the author's laziness or haste.

The Grammarly tool is almost as good as an editor who reviews your work.

17. Include a short infographic based on statistics to get more backlinks and shares on social media.

Infographics are better than other tools at making backlinks. Make it out in a ratio of 16: 9, so that it looks equally good on the desktop and on the mobile Internet.

18. Get a list of keywords with the least competition and the most traffic potential.

Most bloggers write over 50% of posts for keywords that they will never be able to rank for. Move along the long-tail keys as well.