I’m back with the second part of our All in One SEO Pack training for Beginner Bloggers. Today, we’re talking about on page blog SEO, meaning the optimization of your individual blog posts for the search engines.
I’ve written about this topic a few times before so if you’re interested in more information on blog seo for your posts and pages, the following links will be helpful to you.
Oh, and there is also a Blog SEO Cheat Sheet as a free download in the second post! (No Opt in Required!)
- Secrets to All in One SEO for Beginner Bloggers Part 1
- Blog SEO Checklist: 10 Steps to Build On Page Leverage *Free Blog SEO Cheat Sheet
- Clever Marketing Tip: Red Hot SEO for Video Blogging
- Blog SEO Search Engine Optimization Checklist for Beginners
- Boost Traffic and Blog SEO by Avoiding 10 Common Beginner Mistakes
However, I’ve only every touched on using the All in One SEO Pack for on page optimization, so today’s post will finish the two part series on this helpful free plugin.
Using the All in One SEO Pack Plugin for Your Blog Posts
- Enter a title that is 60 characters or less into the All in One SEO. Some people say you can go up to 70 characters.
- If possible, put your keywords in the first 1-4 words of your title.
- This title will be displayed at the top of the browser screen, browser tab, in the tweets from your social media sharing buttons, and on the search engines so make sure it appeals to humans as well as contains your main keywords or keyword phrase for the blog post.
All in One SEO: Description
- Enter a description that is 160 characters or less. I have found that 140-150 characters works best for me so that my description doesn’t get cut off. (I also place this description in the excerpt for my blog post)
- Write it to include your main keywords and to appeal to the humans you wish to attract with it. Show how you’re going to solve a problem or ease a pain when they read your post.
All in One SEO: Keywords
- I usually enter the main keyword I’m shooting for in the post as well as a couple of variations for the keyword that appear in the post as well.
- Separate them with a comma.
- I use the Google keyword tool, Google wonder wheel, or Google suggest for ideas of related keywords to include.
You can also check a box to disable the All in One SEO pack on a particular post if you wish, by checking the box.
Additional All in One SEO Customizations for Blog Pages:
All in One SEO: Title Atribute
- This is the little bit of text that pops up when you hold your mouse over one of the pages on your blog. It will allow you to have a short menu label, but offer more description to your readers as to what they’ll find on that page. Hover over the About Heather tab at the top of my blog for an example. It should look like this image.
All in One SEO: Menu Label
- This is the text that will actually show up on your page tab on your blog. (The “ABOUT HEATHER” text you see in the image above.
So I hope this short tutorial was helpful for you. I would like to point out that many themes like Athalupa, Thesis, ElegantThemes, and have their own fields for adding SEO to your blog. Please check your theme to see if SEO is build in. 🙂
Please share this post in social media and comment to let me know what you learned or if you have suggestions to add on how to use the All in One SEO pack for your wordpress blog!