9 Best Practices For Your Blog Post
- Blog Title- Make your blog title intriguing (*not to be confused with misleading). This is a must do for best practices on your blog!
- Images- Use bright, clear images. Keep in mind that Pinterest images should be vertical. You also want to brand your pictures by using the same fonts, colors, and styles. It’s been proven that post with images perform better making it a definite best practice.
- SEO- Always include keywords, as well as alt-tags on images with keywords. This doesn’t mean to “stuff” keywords everywhere though. The point of SEO is to optimize. Make it easier for the user and I promise everything else will fall in line.
- Content- Make it valuable. Make it thoughtful. If you were the target audience would you pull value from it?
- Short Paragraphs- Break up your paragraphs to be short. People tend to skim when they are reading and longer paragraphs often seem overwhelming.
- Link related Post- Link any related post at the bottom or even in the content when you are writing. This is beneficial to your audience if they are looking for more or related information on a subject. Check your links occasionally to be sure they still work correctly.
- Link relevant post by others to yours. Linking post by others to yours can be beneficial in helping your audience find what they need, as well as possibly providing you with more traffic. Let the source know that you’ve linked their post, they may be willing to share that with their current audience.
- Affiliate links- always disclose! It’s not opinion, or even just a best practice, it’s required by law.
- Opt in- You don’t have to have a freebie for every post. You can have 3-4 and use them on related post and it works just as well.