Hello, my friends!! Today we're going to talk a little bit about SEO, how to make your blog Pinterest friendly (and just about every other platform) and how you can get the most traffic to your blog when you implement these techniques to your posts. Let's get started!
What is SEO? Why is it so important for my blog?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. It is the process of getting traffic to your blog from search engines such as Google. It basically means that you use specific keywords throughout your blog so that when your audience searches for something your blog will be one of the top choices. This is the number one way to grow your blog organically.
Using the right keywords throughout your blog posts and titles is a sure way to get your blog noticed by millions of searchers worldwide. For example, if you are a food blogger you might want to add words like 'quick, easy, simple' through out your blog if you are sharing an easy dish to make. Whatever it is you are sharing make sure to add as many keywords as you possibly can without over repeating yourself and sounding like a broken record.
How and where to add keywords:
Like I mentioned above, add keywords just about anywhere you can. You want to have a catchy title but, you can't forget about your keywords. Think about what your readers are searching for. Head over to your search engine of choice and start searching for blog topics on your niche that will give you an idea of what people are searching for.
Here's an example:
Now, here's the tip you've been waiting for!
Ok, by now I am sure you all know that you need to use bright color images, catchy titles, and long vertical images on Pinterest right? Well, what about when you share your posts and forget to write a description? Ever noticed that when you share any image onto Pinterest the image name will pop up? Well, the days of 0001111.jpeg are behind you my friend! You are now going to change EVERY image name before uploading to your blog posts.
Do you ever search for 0001111.jpeg? Do you think any of your readers ever do? NO! Of course not! You see, SEO keywords are to be added in EVERY little corner of your blog and blogposts. THIS is how you are going to be found on Pinterest and on any search engine.
This is also a way to get better descriptions when your readers share your blog posts. Instead of it being blank or having 948384899.jpeg as a description you now have full control of what that description will say. Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we forget to change our pin descriptions so, that means your readers sometimes forget as well (or don't even think about doing so). Now, you have made things easy for them and especially yourself. Your blog will grow organically and tremendously by using SEO keywords properly.
That is it! A simple tip like that will change the way your blog gets traffic. So, go ahead and rename all of the images on past blog posts and watch your blog grow organically!
Thanks for stopping by! XO, Vidi