co Blogging for Small Business: Make Your Blog Design SEO Friendly |

Did you know that, as popular as blogging is with search engines, most blogs are not search engine optimized? I´m not talking about the content, but the hidden parts of the blog that you simply don´t see. Here are a few things that could be messing up your search engine rankings, despite careful keyword blogging.

  • Sidebars are often placed above the content in the blog code, meaning that despite great post optimization, your links and sidebar text are appearing first.
  • Meta-tags are not usually filled in automatically. If you are using WordPress, you can find plug-ins to make this easier, or simply write it into the template.
  • Tags are also something that many bloggers forget to fill in. Using tags can really help boost your search engine rankings and make it easier for people to find the content they´re looking for.

If all that sounds confusing to you, then it might be a good idea to hire a professional to help you set up your blog so you will be blogging in a fully SEO friendly manner. That will really help your business and it is often faster and easier to outsource this job rather than learn how to do it all yourself!