How To Improve Your SEO Ranking To Your Blog

blog seo check list5 Tips To Improve Your SEO Ranking To Your Blog

Have you ever wondered how popular websites or blogs secure their spots on the top of the list on search engines like Google, Yahoo or MSN? They follow a “To-Do” list to climb their way up the SEO ladder and these tips work like wonder to improve your SEO ranking to your blog.

1) Target The Right Keyword

Listen up! If you target the wrong keyword, you are probably never going to see any result for the rest of your life. It is very common for all of use to want to go for the popular and big keywords because this is the core of bringing in massive traffic from search engines, but how many of us are able to climb that far up? Be realistic and target keywords which are smaller and longer so you are able to hit the top 10 ranking easier.

2) Build links, build links and build links

After rounds and rounds of research, you should be able to pick out the keyword you want to rank well for. Now, you should focus and work on building links with this targeted keyword. There are umpteen ways of building links and it is all about taking time off to do the dirty work. Below are my suggestions for building links:

  • Article Submission
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Guest Posting
  • Link Exchange
  • Web and Blog Directories Submission

For a more detailed explanation on how to work all these methods out, you can explore the rest of my blog to ensure you don’t miss out on any of them.

3) Work On The Keyword Density

Keyword density is also an important factor that determines the focused keyword of your blog and it is said that the optimum keyword density is approximately 5% to 6%. Despite your effort to ensure the keyword percentage in your articles, do bear in mind that your articles should still be functional and helpful to your readers. After all, writing for your readers is more important writing for search engines because your readers are the one who will support you for the long run.

4) Tweak Your Tags
Search engines give more weight to text enclosed in certain HTML tags such as the tag and the heading tags. So, after optimizing content, have keyword-rich page titles, headings and sub-headings. Try to keep the text under 64 characters. Anything longer might get chopped off by the search engines.

5)  Stay patient, then rinse and repeat
Measure your results using search engine ranking tools and update your website at least once a week as search engines give priority to updated sites. If you do not get listed in the top 10, do not fret. It is a hotly contested page with scores of companies vying for the spot.
Look instead at your blog’s ranking for the keywords. If you have moved up, then you’re right on track. Refine your keywords, include new keywords, optimize your content and get more credible incoming links!

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11 Responses to “How To Improve Your SEO Ranking To Your Blog”

  1. lm foong says:


    I have build a new blog follow
    your tips on 4-Dec-09. But till today 9-Dec-09, it is not indexed by google yet. I wonder what happen?

    With your tips, how many days it should be indexed

    Thanks for your advice
    Dr. L M Foong

  2. Craig,
    What a wonderful insight to marketing online and so informative. You really turned up connections a notch or 6!! Wonderful, love it. Got immediate attention from me. Very fresh and different than all the other emails to afraid to get you to their blog and story! Bien trabojo!

    Jan Morgan

  3. Thanks for a great post. I must admit I was not keen on doing the SEO stuff until you explained the what, how and where part for me.
    Keep those tips coming as you got a loyal follower here.

  4. Craig Dawber says:

    Hi Dr. L M Foong,

    Thanks for your comments 🙂

    I checked out your site and your right it hasn’t been picked up google yet.

    A quick way to get your site indexed is to submit your url to these:


    Then carry on doing the steps I’ve been teaching and you’ll start to see results.

    You wont get overnight success as it takes alot of backlinking to get on to page 1 of google but over time you’ll move up the ranking.

    You also have the option of paying someone to build backlinks for you, just go to a freelance site and you’ll find lots of people begging to build backlinks for you.

    I hope that helps


  5. Craig Dawber says:

    Hi Jan,

    Thanks for your kind comments, I aim to please 🙂

    I will be sending much more content in the furture to mix things up a bit and get my subscribers taking action instead of jumping from one opportunity to another.

    I will be in touch soon with some more great content.


  6. Craig Dawber says:

    Hi Andrew,

    I hear what your saying, I’m not keen on doing SEO as I find it boring but it’s a must if you want to succeed with your blog/site.

    I’m very pleased you like my tips, comments like that make all the hard work worth while.

    Thanks for your support.


  7. Kenney says:

    Hey Craig…I just got your email with this great information in it…Thank you so much…I really enjoy the messages I get from you I recomend being part of your list…I have three different blogs…The one I linked to in this comment is the one I am having the most trouble with…I will get really aggressive with your techniques to see if I can get it up in Google…Thanx again…Kenney…
    PS…I am going to follow this blog…

  8. Craig Dawber says:

    Hi Kenny,

    I’m pleased to have you on board.

    I’d love to hear of your success in a few months time when you start to see some real results.

    thanks again for following me 🙂

    Let me know


  9. Oes Tsetnoc says:

    Hi craig,.. thanks for email us to sharing great stuff about seo. This tips very useful for me to improve my oes tsetnoc article. I just have 1 week to try this tips to get #1 in the event.

  10. Craig,

    Excellent and concise SEO info.

    Curious, the new Google rolling out in early 2010 seems to indicate that Keyword density will be no longer useful and that page load spped will be a factor.

    What are your thoughts.


  11. Craig Dawber says:

    Hi Bernie,

    They have been saying that for years now but until they figure out a better way I think KW density will work, the speed factor will help also, so I’d do both.

    I hope that helps


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