Posting high quality content
The quality of your blog content is the most important item when it comes to SEO on a blog. Quality content will be read by many readers and they may even link the content to their blogs which helps you in your ranking.
Anticipate what web users want
When writing each post you should be thinking of all the word that users will user to look for that content. Once you know these keywords then you will be in a position to receive better ranking.
Google pays a lot of attention to titles so it is important to get them right by: putting title tags on the back end of the blog, don’t include the blog’s name in title tags of single posts, include keywords in your post title, keep in mind that the words you use earlier in your post has more weight compared to those used later on.
Placing keywords strategically
Use the keywords that you identified in your post. You can also use them in dub headings in your post. Use these keywords anywhere in your post but make ensure it comes naturally not out of context and forced.
Link to your blog posts
It might be great for relationships to link to other blogs but linking to your own posts is a great way to increase traffic and ranking. Link from other places in your blog such as the sidebar, front page and so on.
Get links outside your blog
Having Links that emanate from other sites into your blog are key in SEO. You should however not be obsessed with looking for links but rather in writing superb content for your blog. However, if you have written a great piece make sure you send requests for other blogs to link to your post.
Size of your readership
The number of readers you have in your readership is important in that the more they are the more readers you are likely to attract. This helps in generating and driving traffic and also increases your rankings.
Although all these tips may work, Google seems to be always on the lookout for superior content its users so the best way to get good traffic and ranking is by producing superior content. The aim of every blogger should be to provide informative content to their readers and not necessarily to get high ranking.