Now, I am assuming that you have a finished website optimized for the search engine properly by a webmaster worth their salt.
Or maybe you’ve neglected your blogging for some time and Google forgot you exist.
How Stopping your Blog Affects your Ranking
If you were blogging regularly — say once a week — and you took a break — either you went on vacation or just stopped blogging for any reason — you will lose your SEO ranking! Google will consider your site stagnant and will ignore it! You don’t want that.
So what do you do to have a brand new site — or a neglected one — get found on Google?
- Content: Your pages need to be optimized with the relevant keywords. Then you have to blog. And in the beginning, since you’re starting from scratch, you should blog daily if at all possible. Google wants fresh relevant content written for the human reader in natural language. The more often you blog, the happier you make Google in feeding it what it wants.
- Social Media: Set up keyword-optimzed business profiles in the 6 major networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Company Page, Pinterest and YouTube. Each one of these will have a backlink to your website and every time you write a blog post, you must share it on all the networks. Make sure your web address is correct in each profile.
- Have Patience and Perseverance: It doesn’t happen overnight. Depending on your industry, competition, how often you blog, the quality of your content and your activity on the social networks, it may take from 1.5 – 6 months to start seeing results. Yeah. It takes work. But if you don’t have a budget to hire someone to do it for you, you have to learn how to do it yourself. It’s not that difficult if you have the right tools, understand how it all works together and plan your strategy and tactics. If the site has been neglected, it may take 3 months to get the SEO juice back. And don’t give up! It’s a marathon, not a sprint!
The more you blog, the more traffic you will draw to your website. The more traffic you draw to your website, the greater the conversions.
Your Blogging Tactical Plan…
- Do keyword research to see if what your target market is searching for has changed. This will also give you topics to blog about.
- Update your website’s Headings with those major keyword phrases
- Blog 5 days for the 1st week
- 3-4 blogs the 2nd week
- 2-3 blogs the 3rd and 4th weeks
- Share every blog article to your social media sites and duplicate it on your LinkedIn personal profile with a link back to the original article at the bottom.
Then check your analytics. Blog at least once a week ongoing. Any less and you risk losing SEO. Plan around vacations. Don’t stop blogging!Follow Me: