You asked – and today I will answer all of your SEO problems. I’m hoping this will help you all out. Here’s my SEO problems Q&A.

As I mentioned on Tuesday, I have been doing SEO for quite a while now – both personally and professionally, so I feel like I know quite a lot about it.

Because I feel like I know quite a lot on SEO, I’m going to start a little Sunday SEO series where I will go top to bottom on everything SEO. I will leave no stones untouched, no problems will be too big and nothing will be too hard to conquer. If you are stuck with SEO on your blog – then this will be the perfect opportunity for you.

So without further ado let’s get on with it. I will now answer all your SEO Problems:

Shirley Cooper:

On the topic of “keywords” – I know the theory, and I have tried using severals sites – but it takes me longer than it took to write the article. So now I basically read the finished article and figure out what people might search for that I could include in my post. I then go through and change words to use the keyword several times in the article and click “update”! I know – totally unscientific, but I blog four times a week and I’m writing one book and editing another. Is there a quicker but “right” way to figure out keywords?

Hi Shirley, you might like to have a read of my Google Keyword Tool blog post. – if you are still stuck, comment again and I will help you out further.

Heidi:

I had one of my sites checked for SEO and it said I had no h1 tags and I had been under the impression that WordPress put one in automatically when you put your title in the title box in the editor so I had been putting h2 subtitle at the beginning of my posts but I guess I was wrong and should have made that the h1 tag so my question is multilayered. Is the title in the WordPress editor not automatically an h1 and how important is an h1 tag?

The important of the h1 tag: I feel that the h1 tag is important as it helped the bots that crawled through your site to quickly find what you are writing about, and help index the blog quicker.

When we read a print magazine article – we often read the title and the standfirst. It works in the same way with a blog post where we have the title and then the heading – which in this case is the standfirst. Having a h1 tag (or any tags for that matter) add more value to your SEO as Google bots can find that keywords more easily.

Also I wouldn’t worry so much about multi-laying; This is my personal opinions but if you got a h1 or h2 tag at the beginning then it’s still ok – if you go deeper with multi-laying then it can get a little confusing.

Lisa:

In the meantime, can you give a basic description with perhaps your top three SEO tips when writing a blog post?

  1. Write a catchy title with the focus keywords included.
  2. Use the focus keywords 4-6 times within – but use it sparely and don’t clogged up your blog post with keywords.
  3. Use the focus keywords on your images alt tag.

When I say focus keywords, the main keywords you want google to index you as. So if you are writing on a Chicwish dress – then the main keywords should be ‘chicwish dress’.

Zineb:

Can I use SEO on a personal wordpress plan?

If you are talking about the free WordPress.com plan – no, you can’t! I recently had a client who got into a pickle with that.

But if you are talking about WordPress.org where you have your own domain – then yes you can and it might be best for you to use Yoast SEO Plugins.

 

And that was my SEO problems Q&A. I will be doing this again soon.  Make sure you come back next Sunday for more of my SEO series.

My Business Website: Nuttall Media

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12 Comments
  • Ysabelle Graham-Smith
    June 11, 2017

    Thanks for sharing these, SEO is so difficult to navigate when you’re just starting out! This is so helpful 🙂
    http://www.thegrahamsmiths.com

  • Gemma
    June 11, 2017

    This is such a helpful post! I struggle a little with SEO but I believe with this post I’ll be fine! Thank you for sharing lovely.

    Gemma
    http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

  • Breath of Purpose
    June 11, 2017

    Oh my goodness! I’ve been figuring out SEO for the past few weeks now. Just recently went self-hosted so getting all the plugins, etc. I’m using Yoast too 🙂 Helpful post!

    http://www.breathofpurpose.com

  • Samantha
    June 11, 2017

    This is such a helpful post! I’m so clueless when it comes to SEO so this has definitely helped me to understand more. Thank you so much!

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

  • Mia
    June 11, 2017

    This is really helpful! I know SEO has been around for a long time, but I am finally getting myself in gear and making sure to optimize my posts as best I can. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!

  • Danielle Fairhurst
    June 11, 2017

    Great post! SEO is often overlooked and can be hard to get your head around.

  • Amber
    June 12, 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to break it down.. SEO can be tough to understand just starting out. Thanks again!

  • Nadine
    June 12, 2017

    these are very useful tips. I had no idea about the h1 tag. So many things to learn on SEO

  • Lisa
    June 12, 2017

    Thanks for the clear, easy to understand answer to the question I had about SEO, I will put these tips into practice!

  • Hans
    June 13, 2017

    Learned something new today, thanks! SEO is definitely one of those things that can be intimidating for beginners!

  • heidi
    June 13, 2017

    Sorry forgot all about this. I have been manually using the h1 tag since i wrote the comment and usually use one h2 and a few h3s. the headings have actually become part of my writing style but maybe I wont put the tags in I can see how specifically my posts might make that confusing, When I commented I was panicking lol

  • Anna Nuttall
    June 13, 2017

    Heidi, there no need to panic!! I hope it has helped you .xx

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