Friday, 29 July 2016

5 Things You Should Do Before Clicking Publish On Your Blog Post

5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE PUBLISHING YOUR BLOG POST, BLOG POST TIPS, SEO TIPS FOR PUBLISHING BLOG, GOOGLE KEYWORD TIPS, INTEREST BLOG POST ADVICE, WHAT TO DO BEFORE PUBLISHING A BLOG POST, HOW TO MAKE BLOG POST SHOW UP ON GOOGLE

SEO
It's not that difficult - I promise! SEO is essentially paying attention to key words in your blog posts. If you want YOUR blog post to pop up on Google when someone searches for a review of a lipstick or candle, be sure to think like you'd Google that product. Nobody searches for 'My favourite red lipsticks' or 'My top 5 Mac lipsticks', no, they're searching for what they want to see, some examples being ''Mac Ruby Woo on pale skin', or 'mac lipsticks for pale skin' ... See what I mean? This is linked with my next tip, but you'll soon get the hang of it and there are hundreds of posts about SEO that are super detailed, so you have no excuse not to get those page views!

Google Friendly File Names
This is the one thing I sometimes forget myself, but by far the easiest way to direct extra traffic to your blog. Photos don't tell Google what they are. A photo of a Mac lipstick is just colours to Google unless YOU tell Google what the photo is of. Before you upload your photos, save the file as something relevant! Instead of uploading you amazing photo as IMG6427.jpg, save it as 'Colourpop_Lippie_Stix.jpg' or 'Mac_Ruby_Woo_Swatch'! If you want to go one step further, go to your blog settings for that post and name your photo under the ALT tags and title text.

 Featuring The Right Image
RSS feeds, such as Bloglovin, automatically pick out the first photo you upload as the 'featured' image. So if you want these feeds to showcase your pretty photo of your Mac lipstick collection, instead of a random swatch of lipstick, be sure to pay attention to which photo you upload first!

Pinterest Friendly Images
Pinterest is a HUGE source of traffic. It's undeniably one of the most useful social medias to use for diving traffic to your blog. Most recipe and cooking blogs utilise Pinterest and simply wouldn't be half as successful without it. Unlike any other social media, people re-pin around 90% and only pin new content at around 10%. This means that any image on the website can do the rounds hundreds upon thousands of times, meaning if just half of those people click onto your blog from that photo, you're gaining a huge surge in page views! But your images should be utilised for Pinterest. Be sure to use long images - these are proven to be the most successful and eye-catching the site. Oh, and install a 'Pin Me!' hover button on your blog. 

Link Back To Your Old Posts
Are you mentioning a blusher on a monthly favourites that you reviewed three months ago? Link back! Not only does it drive traffic back to old posts, but it looks good to Google too. It never hurts to re-direct people to more detailed posts, and it's win-win in terms of traffic!


Do you do any of these tips? What's your top tip for new bloggers?

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36 comments

  1. This is super helpful! I dont really understand Pinterest if I'm being honest haha but I have read quite a few times that it can be a great way to increase traffic onto your blog so maybe I should pay it a little more attention!
    www.sophieblxck.com

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    1. Yeah, it's for sure the easiest way! :) x

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  2. Really helpful tips - I'm so bad at remembering to name my images something different so thanks for the reminder haha!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  3. This is brilliant - I always forget my file names AND forget being mindful of pinterest!
    www.butterfly-culture.com

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  4. This is so so so helpful ~ great post! Thank you :))

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    1. Glad it helped! Thank you for reading. xo

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  5. Great tips-thanks! So useful! I already name my pictures but I've never considered google friendly titles yet it seems so obvious. Thanks x
    floralsandcoralsx // our blog x

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    1. Yeah it's something people always forget! Thanks for reading. xo

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  6. These are great tips! I really need to be better with file names.

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  7. These are some really helpful tips. I have recently started to pay more attention to pinterest in the hopes of driving more traffic from there :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Yeah, it's worth taking a look at how you can use pinterest to your advantage :)

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  8. This was so helpful! thank you x

    http://shannonmichelle1.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. These are such great tips! I always forget about SEO and really need to pay more attention to how I'm phrasing certain things.

    www.youarebeaut.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too, most of the time! I try to go over my posts afterwards, but it can seem a little forced if you look TOO carefully! Haha x

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  10. These are such brilliant tips! Luckily I try to do most of these already but sometimes it's hard to remember to do all of the SEO stuff!

    www.thesundaymode.com

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  11. love this, i never thought about the image tip! xox

    www.emmalanglands.co.uk

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  12. This is such a useful post! Thank you so much it has given me so much to think about when blogging in future!
    L x
    thequietresolution.co.uk

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  13. I haven't utilized Pinterest yet, I need to get on that. Great tips!

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    1. Get right on it! Such great traffic can come from a simple graphic :) Xo

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  14. I'd never really thought about these, thank you for sharing!

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  15. Love this I have started linking back to other blog posts xx

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  16. I'm still in the process of SEO and learning how it works. Shouldn't be that hard! :) Thanks for the tips xx

    http://thisissimplyme.com

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  17. These are really good tips, I've been blogging for a year and a half now and SEO was still rather confusing to me, but you have explained it really well! -xo

    chloedanielle.co.uk

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  18. Thank you so much for this post, so easy to follow! I really should start having Google friendly file names, that's one thing I took away from this :)

    www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

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    1. It's super easy to improve things in such small ways :) xo

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  19. Thank you for the tips, very helpful! x

    Emily | www.emilyrhodes.co.uk

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  20. These were great tips, way simpler than those super detailed SEO articles

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  21. lOVE THE LITTLE ADVISE REGARDING PINTEREST !
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