I wanted to share a little blogging tip that I learned almost a year ago and it deals with the reason that I don’t put an image before words in a blog post. (I just did another trick right there that I will explain today, too- #2 below). I always add a little intro first and then the image (find out why you don’t put an image before words in a blog post below…)
1- The reason that you don’t but your image before words is because when the ‘bots’ read your page, they will be reading coding instead of your words. If your image is first, it will have so many letters, codes, etc… instead of your focus Keyword. (ps- if you don’t have an SEO plugin, get one. I explain why it is important and how to use it here: SEO PLUGIN).
What is a focus keyword? Read about it in the link that I shared above for SEO plugins, but it is the keyword(s) that people will be searching that will lead them to you. So, this post would be PUT AN IMAGE BEFORE WORDS IN A BLOG POST. When people search that, this post will eventually be listed high on the search page and people will find it, read it, and hopefully become followers.
2- So, you want to make sure that you have your focus keyword(s) first and it has to be in the first 100 characters to make your SEO better. I also bold my focus keyword. Bold letters tell the the ‘bots that it is important!
3- You can’t just use your focus keyword without other words around it. The ‘bots can tell. So, I didn’t write “put an image before words in a blog post” right away. I wrote a long sentence & just included it, casually, but it is within the first 100 words. (See my intro above to see what I mean)
4- Make sure that your images have your focus keyword in there, too. Here is an example from my post on Monday. My focus keywords were HOW TO USE SEO PLUGINS IN WORDPRESS
Here is the example from today’s post:
All of these things will make you rank higher on searches, etc…
I hope that was helpful!