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WordPress SEO to Be a Top SEO Blog #2

I was thinking about this series, its’ goal, and what I had in mind when examining its’ title; WordPress SEO to be a Top SEO Blog. From how it sounds, this series is going to be about SEO tricks and WordPress optimization techniques that will boost my rankings for the term “SEO blog”, AND IT IS/WAS. But thinking back to my post like “Deep Down, You Know Why You’re Not Ranking #1” led me to believe that I have to do much more than just optimize this blog.

So the good news for the followers of this series is not only will I share tips I’ve done within this blog, I’ll also be sharing other things I’ll have to do  in order to compete in this saturated SEO blogsphere; which most likely will have nothing to do with WordPress at all.

Just keep that in mind.

So for my 2nd couple of hours..

Earlier I wrote a post on 2 free tools you can use to analyze your website. So I figured while I’m at it, I’d run my blog through these tools and make all the necessary adjustments to improve my scores and search engine friendliness.

First I ran the tool through the infamous websitegrader. You can view my report here. But my scores (prior to this post) are below.

Section jameseo.com
Website Grade 97.7
Moz Rank 4
Google Indexed Pages 240
Traffic Rank 248,714
Blog Grade 68
Inbound Links 1,581
del.icio.us Bookmarks 11

Here are the points I missed;

  • 3 most recent articles weren’t retweeted..
  • 2 images without alt tags were found
  • page title of the homepage is too long – 73, 70 is recommendation
  • no meta descriptions in my 3 pages; about, contact & services.

Next I ran my blog through the SEO Workers analyzer tool.

I pretty much passed on all the basic and techy stuff. But here were some factors I wanted to address/keep in mind..

The phrase “SEO Blog”;

  • Domain Keyword Density
  • Homepage Keyword Density
  • Site Keyword Prominence
  • Main Keyword Theme of Site

In one of the sections of the analyzer tool results, it points out your top single keywords, 2-word keyphrases, and 3-word keyphrases.

I know I’m going old school here, but ceteris paribus..

Single Keywords: [“SEO” & “Blog” should be #1 & #2, if “SEO Blog” is my target term]

  • seo – 35 – 3.02%
  • blog – 14 – 1.21%
  • 2008 – 11 – 0.95%
  • http – 10 – 0.86%
  • san – 10 – 0.86%
  • james+harrison – 10 – 0.86%
  • jameseo.com – 10 – 0.86%
  • diego – 10 – 0.86%
  • comments – 9 – 0.78%
  • google – 9 – 0.78%
  • 2009 – 9 – 0.78%

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Two Word Keyphrases: [“SEO Blog” should be 1st on the list]

  • san diego – 10 – 0.86%  <— My Hometown
  • http jameseo.com – 10 – 0.86%
  • comments http – 9 – 0.78%
  • seo blog – 7 – 0.60%
  • diego seo – 6 – 0.52%
  • jan 10 – 6 – 0.52% –
  • search engine – 5 – 0.43%
  • dec 09 – 4 – 0.34%
  • engine optimization – 4 – 0.34%
  • internet marketing – 4 – 0.34%

Looks like I’m going to have to write the phrase “SEO blog” everywhere I see “San Diego” or match the amount in other places witin the site. I pretty much just have to say “SEO Blog” 4 more times. I’ll also have to cut back on whatever it is I’m doing to show  “comments http” 9 times. Same with “http jameseo com”.

Three Word Keyphrases: [“SEO” & “Blog” should be in the 1st one or within the 1st 2 combined

  • comments http jameseo.com – 9 – 0.78%
  • san diego seo – 6 – 0.52%
  • search engine optimization – 3 – 0.26%
  • diego seo freelancer – 3 – 0.26%
  • recognizes san diego – 2 – 0.17%
  • website isn’t ranking – 2 – 0.17%
  • awesome browser icon – 2 – 0.17%
  • professional seo specialists – 2 – 0.17%
  • reporter recognizes san – 2 – 0.17%
  • james+harrison 30 jan – 2 – 0.17%

Obviously, I have some work to do. But maybe as I filter out “comments http” and “http jameseo com”, and switch “search engine optimization” with “SEO”, the phrase “SEO blog” will show up on the list.

URLs found in the page

This section lists the URLs found within the page, and the number of times each was found.

Found 78 urls of which 62 are unique.

Ideally, if your homepage is you main page going after your main keyword, then that page should have the most internal links pointing back to it. Always point more links saying your desired keywords to the most important pages within your site/blog.

The pages listed below should be listed in the same order as your ‘page importance order’. So, I either have to add another site-wide link pointing to the JameSEO.com homepage or get rid of one of the sets of pages links (either in the top nav or sidebar).

  • https://jameseo.com/services/ – 2
  • https://jameseo.com/blog/blog-optimization/ – 2
  • https://jameseo.com/about-james-harrison/ – 2
  • https://jameseo.com/blog/san-diego/ – 2
  • https://jameseo.com/deep-down-you-know-why-your-website-isnt-ranking-1/ – 2
  • https://jameseo.com/essential-accounts-for-online-marketers/ – 2
  • https://jameseo.com/a-san-diego-seo-freelancer-thats-me/ – 2
  • https://jameseo.com/wordpress-seo-to-be-a-top-seo-blog/ – 2
  • https://jameseo.com/feed/ – 2

This post will be continued tomorrow, when I will discuss my fixes and optimization techniques based on my Google Webmaster Tools & Bing’s Webmaster Center finding. Stay Tuned!