Thursday, May 29, 2008

Keyword Tip and tricks for bloggers

Keywords are the means by which your blog is indexed and placed in the search rankings. It pays to do keyword research on your subject and use these keywords at appropriate places in your blog.........

After deciding on the subject of your blog (if it is based on a single subject) you will have to do some research to find out the correct keywords for your blog. First to see the competition for your keywords enter your subject line in the Google search box and hit Enter. Google will turn up all the websites having that keyword and the number of sites will also be listed.
Look at the Page source of your competing sites for the keywords they use by going to View--->Page Source.
Remember the number for your site will have to climb through that number to reach the top of the rankings. If you are still undecided on the subject it would be better to choose a subject where the competition is less and your site will appear on the first page of the search results.

You can also see the number of blogs on the same subject by conducting a search at for your subject keywords.

The market for your subject can be seen by going to sites like and Enter your keyword in the box and hit Enter and you will see how many people have been searching for that keyword. Always choose a subject with a large enough demand yet not too much competition. I have blogged about this in some detail in How to start a Blog.

The Title metatag should contain five to ten keywords. It should be descriptive about your site. Avoid having a title like "Welcome site". Total numbe of eighty to ninety characters.

The description metatag should contain around 160 to 250 characters including spaces. The description should be summarized. The keyword metatag should contain your keywords in order of importance.
Commonly misspelt words and plurals should be included in the keywors tag.
Do not stuff it with keywords and do not repeat keywords. Around 800 to 1000 characters (40 to 45 words) with spaces seems to be the optimum size. You can repeat the keywords but not one after another, not continuously in a row and less than four times.
Google and now Alta Vista are now ignoring the keyword tag.

Separate each keyword and keyword phrase with commas. You can generate metatags automatically online based on the keywords you provide. Just Google for the term "metatag generator" and go to any one site, type in your data and then copy and paste the metatags in your blog template just below the "head" tag.
Use those keywords which are repeated in the body text and the other tags.
The keywords in the metatags should match the body context.

Do not indulge in Keyword spamming or Keyword stuffing. Search engines are aware of these strategies. Keyword density is the percentage of words on a web page that match a specified set of keywords. In the context of search engine optimization keyword density can be used as a factor in determining whether a web page is relevant to a specified keyword or keyword phrase. There are a number of online keyword density analyzers where you can submit your page for an analysis. As before Google for them to analyze your keywords. An optimum figure happens to be about 500 to 800 words per page with a keyword density of 5-8%.

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How To Submit blogs to Search Engines

To submit your blog/site to other Search Engines............
hereyou should know that there are free submissions and paid submissions. Copy and paste the following URLs to the address bar of your browser to go there and submit your site to them.

For Yahoo go here. It is free but you need to have a Yahoo account which is also free. After logging in to click on "My Yahoo" button just under the Yahoo name.

This will take you to a customised My Yahoo page. Scroll down it and click on "+ Add Content link right at the bottom of the page in the center. On the Add Content page click on "Add RSS by URL' link next to the Find button. In the text box add the link for your blog's RSS feed url. In Beta Blogger this is :

Add the name of your blog instead of 'yourblogname' above. Click Add. This will add the content of your blog to Yahoo and its spiders will visit your blog more often.

Add your site to Yahoo Site Explorer by going to :

For MSN go here. This is also free.For Open Directory dmoz. go here. This is also free but you will have to drill down into all the directories until you find the end directory for your subject. Then submit site URL.

For SearchIt go here. This is also free.

For Exalead go here.

For JDGO go here.

For Mixcat Directory go here.

For IceRocket go here.

For free Website Directory go here.

For Walhello go here.

For AllFreeThings go here.

For Aeiwi go here.

For AddUrlFree go here.

For Sahfor go here.

For Vxbox go here.

For ExactSeek go here.

For All the Web go here.

For Altavista go here.

For Scrub the Web go here.

For Sympatico go here.

For True Search go here.

For Lycos go here.

For Ask Jeeves go here.
To make your site more friendly to the search engine robots limit the content of you web page to 100k. Large Web pages rarely do well in search engines usually because of keyword saturation so be on the safe side and insure your Web page is robot friendly to all major search engines.

Your Title tags should contain maximum of 60 characters. These are the characters between

at the top of your template. The Meta Description Tag at the top of your template should contain keywords and keyword phrases that are important to your site. This tag is of this form :

There should be 150 characters maximum included in "Describe your website". The Meta Keywords Tag contains keywords and keyword phrases that are important to your site. The recommended maximum number of characters for this tag is 874. This tag is of the following format and is also placed at the top of your template :

Do not repeat the keywords placed as that is considered as spamming by the search engines.

METATAGS GENERATORS which generate the tags based on your input are located here :

Just input your blog name and keywords and click Generate.


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How To Start A Blog

First you will have to think of a subject to blog about.... Subjek sesuatu info adalah penting sebelum start berblogging
An ideal choice is to blog about something you are passionate about. Something about which you cannot stop talking. It may be politics it, may be spirituality. It must be something you know a lot about.

You can write about your hobby, or about your career. To attract readers you should choose a best selling topic like sex (orang Malaysia minat pasal ni), scandals, gossip, films, latest news. This topic should be something about which you can deliver content to your readers at daily/weekly/monthly intervals. Longer than that and your readers will lose intrest and move away. It is best to write about something you are doing daily. Then you will have something to write about at least once in three-four days.

If you are thinking about earning money from your blog then you have to consider the competition. Take a look at the competiton by going to and typing your subject-line in the text box and hitting 'Search'. Google will search out all the websites with the same subject. See the number of sites which turn up in the results and consider whether you want to be a small fish in a big lake or by narrowing the search results you can turn into a big fish in a small pond. For example if you want to blog about your stamp-collecting hobby a quick search on Google shows more than four million websites on this subject. Looking for 'Olympic stamp collecting' turns up less than 250,000 websites and 'olympic stamp collecting greek' turns up some 90,000 sites. You will be much better off competing with 90,000 than with four million sites. This is the Age of Superspecialization and the more and more you know (about less and less) you will be appreciated by more and more people.

You have also to think about the demand for your subject if you want to monetize your site/blog. To research this head over to keyword research sites like or The former is free while the latter offers a free trial. Type your subject line in the text box provided and press Enter to give you the number of searches conducted for that subject in the previous month. You can type in various subject-lines and compare the numbers.
A search for 'stamp-collecting' shows some 9,500 people have searched for it during the previous month while 'hiking' returns 45.000 searches. Hence it would be more lucrative to blog about hiking than stamp-collecting. If you want to monetize your blog it always helps to know the market. If you want to cater to a niche make sure that it is well populated otherwise you may die a quiet death due to lack of attention.

After choosing your subject you have to choose your blog host. If you are a novice it is best to start on a free host where you can try out your site and once you start attracting plenty visitors move over to paid hosting. is free and comes with plenty addons which makes it one of the ideal experimentation grounds for newbies. You can choose to stay on after turning pro as there are no time limits here. They have also introduced beta blogger with many improved functions ideal for a novice.

To summarize review the SUPPLY (sites turned up by Google Search) and the DEMAND (Number of searches for the topic in the last month)
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Josh Billings (1818 - 1885)
and your PASSION for the subject and decide whether to blog or blog not! In the Age of Globalization it should not proove too difficult to find your niche.

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