3 Major SEO Mistakes that Keep Bloggers from Attracting Readers

SEO mistakesDo you want to get more web traffic to your blog? Of course you do! After all, more traffic means more readers. And, if you’re blogging for business, more potential customers!

In order to attract more readers, you first need to make sure that you’re not making one of these 3 major SEO mistakes:

#1: No keyword research – This is an essential step! It’s important to use the keywords your readers are using to search for your blog article topic. This will ensure your blog article shows up in the search results. You don’t have to do keyword research each time you write an article. If your blog focuses on a particular subject area, do some keyword research every two weeks or at least once a month. This way you can stay current on the most popular searches. Then you can use those phrases in your article.

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Why Keyword Research is Still Necessary in 2015

keyword research Keyword research, what is it good for? Ask a disillusioned blogger and the answer will likely be “absolutely nothing.” Some bloggers feel that keyword research kills their creativity. And I can understand their point. If all you do is spend time agonizing over search volume, SEO plugins, title tags, and headings — that can be a buzz kill.

But keyword research is still important, as long as you don’t stress over it! Don’t spend hours searching through the Adwords Keyword Planner for the perfect phrase. Each article you write should only focus on one or two keyword phrases anyway. If you just relax and write about a topic that appeals to your customers and prospects, the “keywords” will happen naturally.

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