You’ve probably been there a hundred times. You work on an awesome and holistic piece of content, you put your heart and soul into it.

And at the time you publish it, you get …

Nothing.

No shares, no comments, no rankings. Yes, quite frustrating. But the truth is: no matter how great your content is, it still needs links and promotion.

This is why having a blog outreach strategy is crucial when it comes to SEO. Sharing your blog content with the right audience can significantly boost your site’s visibility.

Sadly, the outreach skills of a majority of people leave much to be desired. This is why I came up with this short guide to SEO blogger outreach and how to get the most of it.

Ready? Let’s get started!

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This post is a list of search engine optimization (SEO) tips for bloggers. It will be kept updated as I come across new and better SEO tips for blogs. Bookmark it and check back for updates.

Updated: 6th December 2018

I wrote this article (originally called Search Engine Optimization For Blogs) in 2004 and when I revisited it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was not as outdated as I feared.

A lot of these tips are still valid, but I’ve added a few new ones and updated it to reflect the new ranking factors of social media and mobile usage.

Blogging software is really a simple Content Management System (CMS) that easily adds new pages and integrates them into your site’s navigational structure and linkage.

Blogs and blog posts are naturally search-engine-friendly because they are text-rich,

Blog SEO Tips For More Search Engine Traffic

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I just came across a post on the Bourn Creative blog, with some very useful tips on how to optimize a blog post for search engines.

It reminded me of one I had written in 2004 on Search Engine Optimization for Blogs – updated for 2015 here.

You’ll find some similar and some new tips in the article below.

Even the most seasoned bloggers can forget an important step when publishing a new blog post.

And forgetting a step usually means a lost opportunity to optimize your post for the search engines, to get found by your ideal clients online, and to attract new readers to your website.

Use this blog post optimization checklist each time you publish a new post to ensure that it is ready to attract visitors,