Basic SEO Techniques I Use For My Blog

seo Many of my blogging friends who own their blog ask me about my SEO methods and techniques i use to publicize and monetize my blog because these days my blog visits are going at a very healthy rate and i am also getting good amount of unique visitors as well as good comments and appreciation from all the places and all the visitors. So i here i am trying to share some of the SEO methods i learned from my short internship for a Atlanta SEO company. i use all of these for my blog and i hope you all will like it ! Before i start my post, I would like to give some basic explanation about what SEO is all about if you are a newbie in this blogging world.

  • SEO stands for search engine optimization.
  • SEO helps you getting traffic from various search engines and having a good SEO for your site means to have more chances of getting higher rankings in search engines. Having higher rankings in search engines is very important as any of the internet user will surely select from only those which are available as some of those few top results.
  • SEO optimization is important for your blog because it also helps your article indexed in search engines as quickly as possible. If you are a newbie, then you may face some problems while indexing your posts in these search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing. But by following some of the techniques i use, i am sure you would be able to increase your scope.

I don’t use any professional SEO service available on the net and neither i am a professional SEO. Even i was just a newbie almost 5 months ago when i started this blog on 1st January but the things are going well for my blog right now as i am getting a fair amount of traffic now after some hard work of 4 months. I am quickly listing down the methods and techniques i use.

Content Is King

content-is-king Now after getting some experience in blogging field, I would surely agree and now I’m a firm believer of this point. The more article you write and the more you invite Google, Yahoo, Bing to accept your article. they’ll love your blog <3 . I would suggest you to write at least 4 articles for your blog if you are a newbie.

Social Bookmarking

social_bookmarking social bookmarking helps you quickly indexing and popularise your site on the internet world. After writing a blog article, i submit them to social bookmarking sites like Digg, Delicious, Stumbleupon, Reddit, Blogengage, Mixx, Dzone and all the other sites which i have as my bookmarking buttons at the end of this article. Apart from this, I also submit my site to social networking like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For a long list of Indian Social Bookmarking sites, you may check this wonderful article.

Site Directories

Site directories index your blog in their directory which helps you get a backlink and a good amount of traffic as well. I have submitted my site to many directories like Technorati etc. and some Indian blog directories too.

SEO Plugins

I use 4 SEO plugin which helps me to my SEO a bit. I list them below

  1. All In One SEO
  2. Headspace2
  3. Robots Meta
  4. Google XML sitemap

First 3 plugins help me insert meta tags and keyword related to my blog niche and article content. The sitemap plugin helps me to submit my sitemap to Google, Yahoo and Bing

Keyword Research

This is one of the most important aspect of a blog SEO. A blog must have inserted some meta tags and keyword of their niche. I use Google Keyword tool to find related keywords of my blog niche and add them to Robots Meta plugin and headspace2 plugin. While writing an article, i find keywords related to my article and add it to the field given below the wordpress post editor. Remember : Choosing wrong keywords may mislead the search engines and it will increase your bounce rate. So choose keywords wisely.

Sending Pings

After writing a blog post, i ping my feed burner and also use Pingomatic to ping all the listing services so that to make them alert about my new blog post.

What’s your Techniques ?

After applying all the above methods, i get listed in Google search in less than 2 minutes successfully every time i post new article and i have been getting a good amount of traffic now. I would like to hear some of your methods and ways you keep your blog’s basic SEO up-to-date and would also like to have some suggestion about my SEO. I hope it will be good and helpful even to you. Thanks. 🙂

73 Comments


  1. I think you should do more, Bookmarkings and Directories bring backlinks, but does Google consider them anymore? I don’t think so, given the amount of manipulation going on there.

    IMO, Guest Posting is the best and easiest way to build Backlinks and Backlinks is what matters.
    .-= Arun Basil Lal´s last blog ..Simple Ways to Generate Buzz About Your Blog =-.

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    1. yes thanks ! but i wouls say that some bookmarking and directories do give you a soft backlink though it is not considered by google but its important for other rankings and it surely gives you free traffic 🙂
      and yes, i am also author of e71fanatics.com and i have been getting a great amount of traffic from there 🙂

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    1. thanks Tola ! actually yes, i was thinking of removing that bar because of problems of its overlapping with the page in low resolution screens so yes, i would surely remove it from next month ! thanks very much 🙂

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    1. thanks 🙂 but well, i would say i still have no idea about static and dynamic links much so i would research about it and will surely let you know soon 🙂

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  2. Thanks Rahul… Really thanks for your tips.. Me too started the blogging from feb2010 My blog for web|graphic designers resources… Your SEO tips will helps me to get trafic for my blog… Really nice seo tips thanks for sharing with us…

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  3. Really simple & gr8 tips..it will surly help a n00b blogger lik me 🙂

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  4. Rahul, it was a good article … i to agree with you on sharing contents on bookmarking sites gives you good amount of free site visits / hits …

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  5. I've did same thing with you, but I wonder why my PR is still "NA"???

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    1. because your blog as I checked, I think there is so much scope and space of improvement 🙂

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  6. Great tips. I second that content is king is important. A big portion of my traffic originate from search engines (which I believe is the most targeted FREE traffic possible).

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  7. Nice idea, my techniques are: contents, seo, social media, guest blogging, keyword analysis

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  8. Thanks Rahul……its great resource for all SEO……..

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    1. I really appreciate the kind of topics you post here. Thanks for sharing us a great information that is actually helpful for SEO person.

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  9. I did not knew about headspace2, thanks, also I receive the most of my traffic from Google around 60% and social bookmarking and after the Content Social Bookmarking is King 🙂

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  10. Hi Webmaster,

    Today I have read your web-blog first time and it’s amazing & very informative, please keep it up.

    Thanks,
    Corwin

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    1. yes! you got that correct straight away 😛 My reddit account is still blocked after a month's time 🙁

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  11. I love dofollow – good techniques.. I just started with seo and i`m a noob atm 🙂

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  12. Hey will you please include a special post on social bookmarking sites and method. That will be helpful.

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  13. SEO, is the small part of internet marketing and it do really great while ranking up your website in top search engines,, and managing in the great way..going with right , smart and effective work you can bring your webiste in top ranking withing minimum time…

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  14. Would visit again for more. I must keep in touch with this site..

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  15. Seo is best way to getting traffic. we should full this all Seo Tips . pl z keep writing……..
    Thanks……

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  16. Hey Rahul, that is really a great piece of art, and really a useful and an imp. information for the beginners and the person who is dull in SEO.

    Thanks. 🙂

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  17. Before you do anything, be it performing SEO yourself or hiring an outside help, you need to take some time and read about search engine optimization as much as possible. If you educate yourself properly, you will avoid potential problems that might arise and save yourself a lot of headache.
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  18. As for me, directory submission doesn't have a significant effect as of these days so I don't consider this one as a great SEO techniques nowadays.

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  19. I like your post short sweet and to the point and covering pretty much all the basics. I think another that's important to remember is to be patient. A lot of people who are just starting out think it happens over night. The reality is that it takes time and being consistent to see results. Of course if you have the money to put into advertising results can happen a lot faster. Either way good post
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    1. well yes, I was using both of them but now with a launch of a new seo plugin by yoast, it all what you need and its the best of all

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  20. hey .
    this a nice basic technique shared for SEO
    in today's scenario plugins have become important part of SEO..
    so please do share about commentluv and keywordluv plugins.. they have made it quicker to do off page optimisation
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  21. Awesome list! I am still new to the SEO business and these tips are really helpful. Thanks for

    sharing this post. If you get the chance, feel free to visit my site.

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  22. The URL structure of the post titles is something that does seem to be overlooked by many both new and seasoned bloggers, but nonetheless, it is something that is extremely important for search rankings.

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  23. All you have to concentrate about SEO is the basic guidelines of making sure that it attractive and not too flashy. Make sure the URL structure is human readable and not some random symbols, letters or numbers.

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  24. While SEO conversations often seem to focus on the concept of ‘ranking number one’ for a particular term, SEO has multiple facets that require unique technological and creative skill-sets. With patience, realistic expectations, discipline, and correctly implemented/managed strategies, SEO can be one of the most beneficial forms of web marketing

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  25. Your webpage is obviously definitely one the finest . Total perception of the webpage is simply fabulous .

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  26. Nice, it’s a impressive writing skills you have. I am fully impressed and enjoy your posting. Thanks to you for your creative writing.

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  27. I prefer the good old method of image optimisation and quality content. Social bookmarking…to an extent, but they mostly provide short term referred members. Oh and please remove the floating FB,GP and Twitter boxes. Makes content a bit difficult to read
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  28. Rahul Nice Article you covers all the major techniques of Seo. If every blogger do this properly than they get some very good result in Quck Time.

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  29. Great tips. I second that content is king is important. A big portion of my traffic originate from search engines

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  30. Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thank you so much, However I am having problems with your RSS.
    I don’t understand the reason why I cannot join it.
    Is there anybody having similar RSS problems? Anyone that knows the solution will you kindly respond?
    Thanks!!

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