Good habits, once established are just as hard to break as are bad habits -Robert Puller
Search Engine Optimization is nothing special. All you have to do is get in the habit of doing the basics right. Here are some basic habits that will help in better Blog SEO:
Decorate The Text
Decorating important text not only attracts reader’s attention but also (Search Engine) Spider’s. Make important text bold or colored for good Search Engine Optimization!
Use Headlines Correctly
As we have said before, you need to make your posts scannable. In this process, you have to use headlines well. By headlines, I do not mean that you should make text big by adjusting the font size. Use H tags for this.
Why? Because H tags in HTML mean that the text between them is headline (i.e. important!). Search Engines consider headlines and give extra weight to the text inside these tags. If you use keywords properly, your chances of ranking higher on Search Engine Results Page (SERP) will increase. The words for section headings in this post are framed with H3 tags.
Use Alt Tags
Google Image Search can also send some traffic if you use alt tags correctly. Keep alt tag related to surrounding content.
WordPress users, form habit of giving caption and title to images. WordPress automatically assigns the title of image as alt.
Enter Meta Information
In a previous post, I talked about using the WP plugin HeadSpace to automatically generate meta information. But I did not add a very important thing!
Why? Because no plugin can do what a human can do! Automatically generated meta information may not be related or accurate.
If you use any other platform that supports meta information, enter manually!
Just make sure that you form these habits and use them consistently.
Any other basic habit that you have in mind? Do share in comments.