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One of our clients wanted a quick SEO 101 for blogging, so I wrote up this post: "SEO Blogging Best Practices". Maybe it’ll help you—or maybe you have some better ideas? Feel free to leave comments and let us know what you think!
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from buzzybeemarketing 1946 Days ago #
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I try to take the keyword phrase and mix it into an emotional/marketing message. That way you get the best of both worlds, SEO and Real Human Side.

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from onreact 1945 Days ago #
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Make sure to remember that blogging is not oly about SEO. Often these best practices will result in awkward over-optimized blogs that lower the user retention and only limit the blog to the sheer SEO functionality.

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from JohnLee 1943 Days ago #
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I’d agree with onreact.  Optimizing for SEO is important, but remember that readers must come first.  If people don’t want to read your content, no amount of SEO traffic will help your cause!

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from buzzybeemarketing 1942 Days ago #
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Both are equally important. Saying SEO isn’t important is like saying your blog’s usability isn’t important. If people can’t even navigate your blog, what good is world class content. I realize that both of you don’t bash SEO. However, I have seen some of these new web 2.0 blogger bash it. I find people tend to become too polarized and loose balance. We should coin those kind "fundamentalists bloggers". And they work and live on both sides of our polarized society, caught in the trap of the rich and free :)

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from ericprudolf 1941 Days ago #
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Agree that these are great SEO blogging best practices, but some of this might be difficult to follow for bloggers who write for the pure joy of communicating information.

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from GetPageOne 1933 Days ago #
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Thanks for all the input, I appreciate you reading the post and taking time to comment.FWIW, the second sentence says "The following best practices are only regarding the Search Engine Optimization reasons for blogging. You may need to weigh these against other reasons you may have for blogging". Hopefully one of those "other reasons" is communication :)

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