Questions about keywords for a blog page

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 8 years ago
  • Answered
Should the keywords for the actual blog page include keywords from individual blog entries, or is it enough to just include general keywords about the there on the page's keywords and then tag each blog entry with more specific keywords? Not sure how much keyword redundancy is needed to drive traffic.
Photo of Daria

Daria

  • 25 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 8 years ago

  • 1
Photo of KanThaiDecor

KanThaiDecor

  • 2402 Posts
  • 263 Reply Likes
On your main blog page where you can add keywords/phrases I think to generalize is fine....Keywords are great but do not count nearly as much towards SEO as window/page title and meta descriptions.The whole idea really though is to make your page content,your window title,description and keywords all relate to each other.....On Yola blogs your post title becomes the url and window/page title so I always keep that in mind when I give blog posts a title....I am not sure if tags function the same way keywords would on a given post or not....I am sure some of the staff could answer that.
Photo of Emmy

Emmy

  • 5892 Posts
  • 299 Reply Likes
Hello Daria,
Those are great questions!

The title of each individual blog post will become the meta title tag and this is an important piece of SEO, so having your main keyword in your blog title is a good thing to do.

If you are concerned with optimizing your blog posts for search, many of the same SEO principles that apply to a webpage also apply to a blog post such as including keywords in the body text ect. When it comes to keyword density, a good rule of thumb is this "If you feel like it sounds funny because you've said the keyword so many times, it probably is too much." Just add the keyword and variations of the keyword where it seems relevant.

Blog tags are helpful to your site visitor if they are looking for posts on a specific topic, and they are also helpful for SEO (search engine optimization). Blog tags act as anchor text in the HTML which links to different posts, this is just like any other internal site link. You need to consider which keywords you want to target when determining tags for your posts, as the search engines will follow these links and take into consideration the anchor text which is the tag.

Your tags should be separated by commas, and if the tag is a multiple word tag, put it in quotation marks. Here is an example:

chocolate, cocoa, "dark chocolate", "milk chocolate"

Please take a look at this tutorial where you will find lots of information on optimizing website content: Building Your Site With SEO in Mind.

I hope this information is helpful!

Emmy
Photo of KanThaiDecor

KanThaiDecor

  • 2402 Posts
  • 263 Reply Likes
Hi Emmy....This post reminds of something we talked about, about a year ago.....The duplicate meta descriptions on blog posts really does not do us any favors.....Would it be possible at some point to add a field in the blog widget to allow for meta descriptions?
Photo of Emmy

Emmy

  • 5892 Posts
  • 299 Reply Likes
Hi John,
Yes, I definitely do remember the conversation well! I agree that a unique description tag would be helpful. We hope to make some changes with the blog at some point and have a running list of suggestions as to what would be a nice addition/change... and I will make sure this one gets considered. Thanks for poking me about it :)

Emmy