Before you can succeed at anything, you need to do some real planning–it’s how you become successful. But if you take a business blog in this case, this type of planning means you have to know what’s involved. Yes you will have some general ideas but what matters is that you create a good structure. And this becomes more important if you want to do search marketing. If you want to be really successful, you’ll implement the following tips for planning out your business blog.
The structure of your blog must be properly set up before it’s uploaded to the web. You need to determine the overall main topical theme for the blog as well. Whatever you’re going to target with your blog, your theme should reflect the primary keyword phrase. Creating your blog structure begins with this starting point – the topical theme. Every keyword that you choose and not going after should relate to the primary keyword, and also correlate with the theme itself. So whenever you create a blog, a central strategy to focus on is creating a site built around a main keyword-based theme. As long as your blog is structured in this way, it will be very effective because it will be based around a central theme.
The Google updates that just occurred (specifically Penguin) has motivated people to step up their game in regard to SEO. Over optimization can be a very tricky process, something that Google has warned about. There are many SEO plugins out there for you to use, so when developing your SEO strategy, you may have to use them.
You want to have better rankings, and you need to ignore Google updates. Just make your blog SEO friendly with SEO plugins and you’ll be just fine. Unfortunately, Google has completely confused the online marketing world for both large and small businesses. What you need to do is ignore all of this, learn proper on page SEO, and do your best to get to the top of the rankings.
A truly common newbie belief and behavior is to want complete and total perfection before they will launch anything. When it comes to a new blog, it is important to make sure that you have all of the major players in place before you allow it to go live. This isn’t entirely necessary and it puts off your ability to get started. You only need to have the absolute essentials in place, like your content and the few plug-ins that you need the most. You don’t need to have all your desired categories in place that you will eventually want. You only need a few of them tops. Any homepage copy that you think up needs to match the theme and approach you’ve decided to take. Then you just have to put one, possibly two, posts into your various categories and you’re good.
If you really want to have a successful blog, then you need to do accurate planning for exactly what you intend to accomplish with it. This is very well known and not in dispute among experienced blog builders. It can be painful to make certain mistakes in Internet Marketing, which is why most experienced IMers will tell you need to plan.