True’s Blog Guide | Basic SEO Tips To Get More Traffic

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Hello everyone! I bet you know what time it is. Yes it’s time for another article full of blogging tips. I’ve done three articles so far for True’s Blog Guide & what I’ve noticed is that the articles are getting a lot of traffic. I’m here to help guys so I’ll be doing this a lot more. What I would love though is for you to tell me in the comment section what you would love to know/learn more about blogging or growing your blog. I hope I’ll be able to help & write a post about it!
By the way speaking of traffic… today I’m going to talk about it a bit more. We all love to blog right? And the best feeling you can have as a blogger is to know that people are loving your articles and content. Booming traffic is something that doesn’t come over night. It needs a lot of hard work, original content and a bit of basic SEO tools. Yep SEO. Don’t freak out. About a year ago if you asked me about SEO, I wouldn’t have a clue what to tell you. SEO stands for search engine optimisation. I won’t be going in depth regarding this topic but there are some tricks I wanna show you that has to do with SEO that you can implement yourself & will result in more traffic! SEO is actually a term that is used for techniques which helps you to get noticed by search engines like Google & Yahoo and to get get a high ranking on these search engines. The higher you get ranked, the more traffic. Read below about the tricks that are working for me without being a genius in SEO!
Name Your Pictures (Alt-Text)
This is something that you NEED to start doing if you haven’t been doing it. Since I’ve been doing this, my traffic has been growing a lot more! If you look something up on Google, whether it’s a travel destination, beauty products or fashion items, you do check Google Images right? We all love to see visuals of things, that’s a fact. When you start naming you pictures, Google starts ranking it depending on how popular your post is. For example I did an Inspiration Post on the Stan Smith Sneakers few months back. Since then, my main traffic source has been Google Images. If people go to Google and search for Stan Smith sneakers, the pictures that I used for the post are almost the first ones that come up. Google has ranked it very high and I continuously get traffic from the post. It’s important to think about the names though. You have to think in keywords. For example naming the pictures in the Stan Smith post only ‘’Stan Smith’’ would be fine but it could be better by being a bit more specific. When you look for leather shoes you don’t type leather shoes. You know you will be bombarded with so many options so you use words wisely. Perhaps you would type in ”brown leather boots” or ”over knee black leather boots” to be more specific so you can filter. That’s how you need to think when you name the pictures as well. So in my example I could name them ”Blue Adidas Stan Smith sneakers for ladies”. 
Specific Keywords
As I mentioned in the previous paragraph, keywords are very important when it comes to naming your pictures but also very important when it comes to your content (post) itself. When you’re writing an article for your blog, it’s important to keep keywords in mind. I’m going to give you an example. Let’s say you’re writing about Pharrell Superstar sneakers. You have to make sure that while you’re writing it, you should make relevant keywords come back. If you write about this topic, you should make sure that these words keep repeating itself in your article. You have to know your limit though otherwise it won’t read fluently. You can make it even better by choosing more specific keywords for example, ”Blue Pharrell Superstar sneakers”. You can be creative when it comes to that but the more detailed the keywords, the better for your SEO which means the better the ranking in the search engines when your article is getting a lot of clicks. 
Relevant Titles

Make your titles relevant to your articles. Most of the time, I can’t manage to do so when I have an outfit post. Most of the time, I just choose song titles or whatever that pops into my head at the moment for my outfit posts. However when you’re reviewing something, giving tips, giveaways, collaborations etc you should make sure people know what to expect when they read your title from those few keywords you just used. This is also a golden tip for your SEO!
Trending Topics
What has worked for me the past few months is to write about trending topics. I personally write about trends when it comes to fashion but you can just choose any topic as long as it’s something people are talking about a lot on social media or in general. You already know that these topics are things that people are going to look up in Google to get more information about it. Create an article of a trending topic of your interest and implement the 3 previous tips that I just gave you and you will see how this will boost your traffic. I have posts about a few topics that were trending a few months ago and the traffic is until now booming! At times, these articles are the ones generating the most views while it’s several months old! Remember… don’t just write about something because you want traffic. Write about a trending topic because it really interests you. People will love how you write about it and it will feel more genuine! 
Internal Linking

Internal linking is all about adding relevant links into your article. What I do is for example, if I have an old article that is getting lots of traffic, I edit the article and a relevant link to it so that the new article gets traffic too. I’l be more specific. Let’s take the Pharrell Superstar sneakers for example. Let’s say I’ve written an article about it a few months ago that is still getting a lot of traffic. I’ve recently done an outfit post wearing one of those Superstar sneakers. What I would do is add the link of the article into the old trending post so that the outfit post gets traffic too because at the end of the day the ones reading the article would love to see how the shoes look on you! Make sure if you add links, you don’t put the actual link but put it something like this ”Read about how I styled the Pharrell Superstar sneakers here”. The word ”here” can be hyperlinked which will refer to the new article. You can also write something like this ”Read How I styled Pharrell’s Superstar sneakers to get an idea of how it looks like.”
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That’s it for today guys! I hope it wasn’t too complicated. If you have any questions regarding this topic, drop your question at the comment section below and I’ll get back at you asap! If anyone has something to add, please feel to do so because we all know that sharing is caring 🙂 Have you implemented one of these tips already?

7 Comments

  1. 12th August 2015 / 5:32 am

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  2. 12th August 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Fantastic post! Thank you so much for the great advice. Looking so forward to trying these tips out. I am just a little bit confused as to how to name my pictures so that Google picks them up. Do I rename them when I transfer them from my DSLR to my computer or name them only when they are in the post? Thanks so much xx

    • 12th August 2015 / 8:19 pm

      from which platform are you running your website? Either Blogger and WordPress offer the function ''alt-text''. This is done while you're editing your article in the writing section. When you do a right mouse click on the pictures you will see the ''alt-text'' option and that's where you fill in the relevant keywords. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! 🙂

    • 26th August 2015 / 9:56 am

      Thank you so much for the help. I am using WordPress and when I right click on the image, the option of "alt-text" does not come up. However when I click on "edit the image", there is an option of alternative text. Is that the same thing?

  3. 13th August 2015 / 12:13 am

    I just favorited this post so I can better absorb it later in a week or two. I know some of this, but need to polish up my knowledge of all the technical aspects of blogging. By the end of the month I'm forcing myself to sit down in a coffee shop and hunker down with learning more. Thanks for sharing and being such a great blogger in this community! XO
    -Lauren Blair
    http://www.prefertobedemure.com

  4. 2nd September 2015 / 9:29 am

    Amazing artikel thank you so much for the tips! I never named my pictures, I thought it didn't matter. For sure I will do it from now on:)

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