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Everything about (setting) your DropInBlog SEO

SEO (Analysis) Analyzer

When adding a blog post, the SEO Analysis section (below the post editor) allows you to set focus keywords, the SEO page title, and a meta description which is your opportunity to tell search engines what your blog post is about.

Entering this information enables search engines to consider your post as a potential result for people searching about your content's subject-matter.

Enter the keyword or key phrase (2 to 5 words) that is the primary SEO target of your blog post. Make sure to use that phrase consistently throughout the body of your post and in the title too.

Examples: 'Bike rentals' & 'Renting a bike' as the secondary keyword

Choose keywords or phrases that you think people are most likely searching for on Google.

The title that will appear in the Google search result example above.

The brief summary that will appear in the example above. This option defaults to the first lines of your blog post if there is no entry.

Google will recognize and show your post as a relevant result based on the entries above.

This is how the entries above end up on Google as a search result:

Total SEO score

DropInBlog gives you a Total SEO score (out of 100) for each blog post, telling you how optimized your blog post is for SEO success. It also provides actionable and insightful information on what you are doing well and what you can improve about your blog post when editing it on DropInBlog.

Page title, meta description and content scores

The total SEO score comprises the following scores, which you will also have access to for more specific feedback (all located under the Total SEO score):

Page title score - Search engines will recognize this as the title of your blog post. To get a high score for this:

Your title should include your focus keyword
The focus keyword should be the first thing to appear in your title
The title should be shorter than 60 characters max

Meta description score - The meta description is the brief summary that appears on Google search results. To maximize this score:

Your description should include your focus keyword
The focus keyword should be the first thing to appear in your description
The title should be shorter than 60 characters max

Content score - This score is for the actual content or body of your post. To maximize this score:

Use the focus keyword throughout your blog post
Use the focus keyword (as early as possible) in the first paragraph
Include links and images in your blog post

Before uploading images, make sure the image file names include your focus keywords.

SEO Settings for your entire blog

In your Settings, scroll down to 'SEO Settings' to set the SEO for your ENTIRE blog. This is an essential step because everything discussed above only affects the SEO of a single blog post.

Hover on the tooltips to learn how to make the most of your blog's SEO settings.

This SEO Settings section is the only option you have to control how your entire blog is recognized by search engines from an SEO point of view. Hover on the information icons to learn how to best fill all the fields or your blog to be fully potimized for SEO.

We have another article explaining more on how SEO works on your DropInBlog. We recommend reading it to improve your understanding of DropInBlog and SEO.

Finally, here is a great crash-course that will help you understand Blog SEO:

Updated on: 28/10/2021

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