SEO Writing a Quality Original Post – Posting Tips

How Long should your post be? Where do you get your words? Is spelling and grammar important? All good questions you will get the answer to in this post!

I started the title of this post with the initialism SEO for a reason. Most people want their posts to be picked up by Search Engines like Google and Bing.  So let me start with the tried and true three most import items you need in your post…

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Successful Posting Tips for SEO

Everyone is looking for great SEO tips.  Let me start this Posting Tips series by saying that good posting, is good SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

Posting Tips

With this post I am creating a new category: WordPress => Posting Tips

Much of the do or die work on your website will be done in your posting.  This is the day in day out stuff that will make your website a success or a failure.  Without good, regular, posting, your website becomes stagnant and dies.  Or worse, your website could be penalized by search engines for a number of common infractions that are common to spammers, black hat (illegal) SEO.and Newbies.

Beginner Posting

Many mistakes made by Newbies include things like the all powerful page titles, meta tags (description etc.), the “more” tag, and the <h1> tag.  Even things like opening paragraphs, category names, alt tags on images, and the wrongful use of social media, all can have a huge (beneficial or disastrous) effect on your SERP (Search Engine Results Page) position.

Conversion – Not Impression

Conversion should be your goal!  Now most SEO “experts” consider “conversion” to be “click thoughts” or your “click through rate.”  I disagree, I look at conversion as being people who buy what you are advertising.  When I say “buy” it could mean people adopt your point of view, as in a political website or a religious website.  It could be people accept your teaching on health or wellbeing, or how to be a successful Money Making Entrepreneur using AdSense, or how to get more clients to your hotel of restaurant, or eye clinic!

The List

I will update this list with new posting Tips as I think of them and write articles about them.  So book mark this page.  You can also find links in the topic Posting Tips.  The following can be made into a checklist of things to do before you publish your post.  If you use a good WordPress Theme, some of these tasks will be done automatically or semi-automatically for you, reducing your workload.

  • <h1>Tag

  • Body Title Multi Post Pages

  • Body Title Single Pages

  • Category Name

  • Image Alt Tag

  • Image Title Tag

  • Linked Text

  • Linked Title

  • Meta Description

  • Meta Keywords

  • More Tag

  • Opening Paragraph

  • Page Title (Meta Title)

  • Posting Excerpt

  • Removing Posts and Pages

  • Social Media

  • WordPress Tags

Money Making Sitemap For Better SEO

It was brought to my attention (thanks Yoda!) that I had not styled the footer section of the Money Making Entrepreneur website. As we are using the TuKod Theme (modified Atahualpa Theme) this is actually a simple task. We also thought it would be fun to add a few deserving websites to the mundane links that the bottom. And one important one, a link to our sitemap!

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Free WordPress Hosting

In the section called, IF I HAVE NO MONEY, on the post, Free or Fee Money Making, I wrote this…

  • If you actually have No Cash, then use Blogger/Blogspot and AdSense Ads until you have earned enough money to buy A Domain Name and Hosting!  In that order.

As thing change, I have recently been thinking about that advice and I have a new recommendation.  With free PHP and MySQL hosting becoming more common, I can recommend you START with WordPress now.  I still recommend your center point be centered around stable DNS and a paid for Domain Name as soon as possible.  Nonetheless you could get your operation up and running with free hosting, thereby saving some early costs, making you money earlier, and and avoiding the learning curve of blogger / blogspot.  With this method you start with WordPress!

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Widget Flag Counter

A Widget Flag Counter can be a benefit to your website, especially if you are a WordPress beginner or if this is a new website.

I decided to add a visitor counter to Money Making Entrepreneur. I will put this in a Widget in the Theme. This will show me what country most of my visitors are coming from. It will also give me something pretty to decorate my site with. I will recommend because I have used them on a number of sites and they have performed okay. I also like them because they allow you to make a number of settings to give you the feel they are a part of your website. Finally, I like them because of their ease of use.

I am going to put my counter in the sidebar, so first of all I need to know what is the color of my sidebar and text. For this I will check my theme options.
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Theme Wrap-Up

Our Money Making Entrepreneur site running the Tukod / Atahualpa Theme is starting to look pretty good. Just a couple more things in the center column and it will be complete… I want the change the link colors on the post for multi-pages. Also make it bold. Then change the footer background and finally the background for the comment box. All of these are currently gray. So let’s get going… Continue reading

Theme Styled Widgets!

I noticed that my sidebars are really a drab black and white and lacking most color. Now these are mostly links so I figured they should also turn green! Save the Planet! Or save money! hehe! Anyway, in this post I will attempt to add a little style and flare to the Widgets and go green in my sidebars!

So see if you can follow this in the TuKod Theme (Atahualpa)
Appearance -> Theme Options -> “Sidebars & Widgets” -> “Style WIDGETS”
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Sidebar Styles in TuKod

With our header finished, our TuKod Theme (Atahualpa) and style have started to take shape. But as they say, the devil is in the details! It is the little things that make the difference between “That’s a good site” and “Wow! That is a great site!” Right now we are going to look at the side bars, specifically, the small line that separates them from the center section.
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WordPress Widgets

WordPress Widgets are our customizable friends. They help us to put information in places like sidebars and footers. Learn how to set up your widgets like a pro, even if you are a beginner! This will make your page look better and allow you to use your theme to style them.

Before I go further down the page, I am assuming you set up your blog in three columns. If you didn’t, it is no problem. I have a small sidebar column on the left (Left Sidebar) and another on the right (Right Sidebar). The center column self adjust to the width of the screen. Now before we get into setting colors and stuff in these areas, let’s set up our widgets. Continue reading