The Mostly Blogging community has many strengths, not the least of which is diversity.
The readers are both self-hosted and hosted by a blogging platform like WordPress.com.
A reader even commented (to my joy) that the tips at this site are for bloggers of all experience levels.
This is why, when today’s guest author Tom Watts offered to guest post for us, I explained his tips needed to be for all bloggers whether they self-host or not.
How to Improve Your Blog’s SEO Without Money or Plugins
By Tom Watts
Most people don’t know how to optimize their blog for search engines, and when you look for information, pretty much all of them relate to self-hosted WordPress sites.
Don’t worry, I get it.
Not everyone wants to go “all in” spending money on their blog, and most people prefer to keep their efforts on free platforms like WordPress.com or Blogger.
If you’re reading this post, I’d guess you’re probably already on a free WordPress or Blogger site and want to know how to improve your SEO, right?
Most people will tell you to upgrade to WordPress.org – and most articles will only really tell you what to do if you’re able to install plugins to your site.
Well, there’s actually many ways you can improve your blog’s SEO without having to worry about any of that. All of the below tips apply to any kind of website or blog.
So here are a few key points to focus on to improve your blog’s SEO, as well as a little background on how each of them works.