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10 Ways To Optimize Your Blog from Web Pro News

There’s a lot of blogs out there – a lot – so getting yours noticed could be difficult. The good news is that it can be done and those who have done it are willing to share a few tricks of the trade.

10 Ways To Optimize Your Blog
by Jason Lee Miller
WebProNews editor and writer covering business and technology.

1. Tag clouds and tag pages; check out Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin for creating these. Spencer says he doubled traffic to one his blogs by adding it.2. Add a “Related Posts” feature. Spencer recommends the Contextual Related Posts plugin for WordPress.3. Top Ten posts feature to display most popular posts

4. Add “next” and “previous” post buttons

5. Build inbound links

6. Title tags – use SEO Title Tag plugin for WordPress to assign unique title tags to individual posts.7. Claim your blog at Technorati and use Technorati tags

8. Use “sticky” posts that always appear at the top of the page as a way to add a keywords-rich introduction to category pages. Adhesive plugin works for this.9. Use the Buzzlogic tool to find out which bloggers are most influential in conversations – refer to them and try to get them to link to you.

10. Get into other bloggers’ blog rolls (trackbacks and comments won’t help in link gain.

Bonus: Rick Klau, who works in strategic partner development for Google, also has some solid advice for optimizing RSS feeds via Feedburner and even Facebook. He also reiterates the importance of providing full text feeds rather than partial feeds. Check out 10 Tips For Optimizing RSS.


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