Truly, i had never planned to write this article, it is simply breaking my schedules of post for this month, like i said, i never plan to write this, but due to the little, but safe experiment i carried out on one my blog, which has a drastic effect on my blog ranking in search engine (including bing).
i have several blogs that deals on several niche, but omoscowonder.com is one personal blog where i do love to share my experience of my several niche websites.
i was discussing with one top and well known blogger this past few weeks, and we had a deal, where we agreed to start a niche site duel and it’s coming to conclusion, so watch out, am not allowed to give other information, but you will soon read the full details here.
I just start a new niche website and this particular blog was no where to be found on google or other search engine, and that was because my blog was new and I have not really worked hard on optimizing my blog posts for search engines (SEO).
one sure thing i noticed is that i really love writing and sharing, so i will be giving you, a detailed explanation as to what i did that positively ranked my new blog, the true is that while doing this, i never had it in mind to rank this blog, but after i concluded this, i found out that my niche site was ranking top, and no, it’s not a google dance!
1; Changing My Blog Themes
I love beautiful blogs, so when ever i buy a new domain, i always change and edit the blog css till it’s beautiful, so i did play around with my blog style.css and function.php till it gave me a satisfactory smile.
But please, if you are a newbie or you don’t know much about theme css, i would advice you not to play with yours, since this could really be an headace to you, because one single misplaced code will make your blog to go blank, and you can’t rectify it, unless you go through cpanel.
2; Free Or Premium Themes? Using a Premium Theme!
I am currently using a premium theme on this blog, so judging from this, you would know that am a huge fans of premium themes, and they certainly don’t come with malicious codes or links, because i bought the themes from the creator.
So i upload a genesis premium theme, though it was not free, but so far, it’s worth the money, basically, the genesis frame work and child themes are designed for SEO purpose and to beautify your blog, and yes, it’s true, because i upload the genesis lifestyle child themes.
It might cause a little agurment, but one thing is for sure, some theme (mostly premium themes) do highly perform much more better and help increase your blog search engine ranking than others themes, be it a free or premium theme, some premium themes built for seo are the thesis themes, genesis themes, among others.
I know that there are hundred of thousands of themes out there, but please, make sure that your theme is seo optimized.
3; Installing Some Plugins.
The second step i took was that i install plugins which i need, plugins which are necessary for my blog on page seo, one simple truth is that when you install a lot of plugins which you virtually don’t need, automatically, your blog loading time increase and your bounce rate increases, because personally, i don’t love site that takes time to load except i seriously need the information, but if not, i just press the x button, and most importantly, a blog loading time also have effect on your ranking.
Necessary plugins like commentluv and all in one seo or WordPress SEO, Askimet and Sitemap plugins
4; Blog Commenting.
The third step which i took that help boost my ranking was commenting on high pagerank and niche related blogs.
So when i installed Commentluv plugin, it was really very simple and easy for me to build backlinks by commenting on other niche related websites and my post title was shown below my comment, this really help search engine to index my blog a little faster than normal, including my posts.
The true is that commenting on websites really helped me in building quality backlinks with low OBL.
Am also sure that you are aware that the numbers of quality backlinks you get the better your ranking.
My simple advice is this; get Commentluv for your blog, it gonna help you.
am also going to add comment luv here too, so it would be more desiring to comment on my posts.
I noticed that it also increased the comments on my blog too.
But don’t spam, if you spam someone’s blog and the blog admin keeps reporting you comments as spam, then am sorry, because even when you comment as a blogger, it goes to the spam session, so be aware of how spamming can negatively affect your blog.
5; Rearranging My Blog Layout.
Making your blog easy to be navigated is good for both your readers and for your ranking, and rearranging your blog will certainly increase your blog ranking on SERP, because googlebot love websites which are easy to load, easy to navigate without much script loading in the background.
Although most people would not easily agree with this, but it’s the truth, since it help increase my blog rankings.
The truth is that when Google bot crawls your website, it often check out how well and how easy it is to navigate your site, so when i did rearranged my blog layout, it made my blog to be easily navigated by googlebot and it fell in love with the blog.
What i really did changed, is that i made the blog to have an easy to see navigation bar, like the
‘’Read more’’, ‘’previous post’’, ‘’next post’’, ‘’related posts’’ links on your blog so that they can get around your site easily.
That was part of what I did, and it helped with the blog rank.
6; Internal Linking.
Yes, this is so vital for blog ranking, okay, let’s check out wikipedia, wikipedia links to every related articles and it is really helping them rank on most of the hardest keyword on planet earth, but i would advice you NOT to interlink your posts like wikipedia, because you are not wikipedia and i hope you are aware that wikipedia have millions of articles, so the interlinks articles are really related.
So make sure that when interlinking your blog posts, they should be related to what you are saying.
7; Linking My Blog Feed To My Facebook Fanpage
I do share my posts with my fans, but i decided to customize it, in such a way, that once i publish an article on the blog, it automatically post to my facebook fanpages, this also help in building my traffic and informing my fans that such an article has been published, but most especially, building social signals to my blog, which helps in my ranking too.
One thing, is that sharing my blog post on my facebook fanpage help increase my blog traffic.
That’s what i did that increased my blog traffic without spending a dime, except for the theme.
But wait a seconds, your input is highly required here too, please can you share with us, how you are also building your blog traffic?
or share methods that work to building a blog traffic.
Thanks For Reading.