Fill in your profile to be on the portal
You should try to get the more backlinks to your blog that you can. The easiest to get is OverBlog’s directory. To be listed on it, you just have to add an avatar to your blog, a title and a description (on Settings > General options).
You will optimise your search engine visibility if you follow those few tips :
Chose a quite long title (60-80 caracters) related to the content of the article.
Emphasize key-words (bold, subtitles, tags...)
Use synonyms of your key-words
Try to write as well as you can, search engines promote quality content.
Add rich content (photo, video, music...) to highlight your article.
Share your content on social networks
That’s a good way to get better-known : when you post an article, share it on your Facebook and Twitter account to promote it to your friends and followers.
You can do this automatically, if you have linked your accounts (Settings > Sharing). This is also positive to search engines.
Search engines take load time in account. We recommend that you limit this load time, for SEO but also for your visitors. There are several ways to improve it:
- you can choose the number of articles to display on each page on your Theme settings.
- you can display only a summary of your article, and make the visitor click to see the entire content.
Each blog and contents are specific, but to improve it, a blog page load time must be under 10 sec.
Add a sitemap on Google Webmaster tools
Google allows you to get many usefull informations from your blog, registering to this tool, with a Google account (you already have one if you use Gmail or Google +): https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/
Once you create and add your sitemap:
Google will know about your last articles.
you’ll be able to learn about searches that led to your blog via search engines page results.
When you visit a blog on the same topic as yours, feel free to leave a comment. Don’t forget to type your blog’s url so that you’ll have a backlink on this blog. Not only you probably will get a new visitor, but also it is usefull for SEO.
Being on directories
You can add links on directories, but be careful :
avoid to post in too many directories
choose directories that are linked to your blog’s topic
avoid directories that display too much advertising.