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Hi,

Can annyone tell me if adding a blog to my website will help with my google ranking? I have heard a few people say this.

Also how easy would it be to add a blog or would I need to start again? My website is only a year old. It's 4 pages of information about my photography business and I use wordpress to edit it. The person that build it is no longer interested in doing web design work so I need to find someone else. I am pretty happy with the look of it but am really looking to get more visitors and customers.

Thanks for your help.

Tom

submitted by Tom on 11 July 2016

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IOW Computer GeekPink Power Member IOW Computer Geek
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12 July 2016
Hi Tom

The simple answer to this is yes, it will help. The search engines love websites with ongoing developing and fresh content and blogging is a great way to do this. The blog posts need to be written in a certain way to be effective but if you follow a few simple rules it can be hugely effective.

If your website is built with wordpress then it will already have the ability to add blog posts to the site, it may need a little setting up within the back end but nothing that should be costly or time consuming.

If you need any advice feel free to contact us any time via our website at http://www.theisleofwightcomputergeek.co.uk

Octal Info SolutionBronze Member Octal Info Solution
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12 July 2016
Innovative and audience captive blogging will surely improve footfall on your website and traffic is the decisive factor to achieve higher search engine credibility against major search engine.

You are photographer then why don't you start publishing How-To articles and videos..? It will surly bring you name, fame & business.

SEO StokeBronze Member SEO Stoke
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12 July 2016
Hi Tom,

Certainly Tom it would help. When people search for your photography business they might be searching for your specialism (portraits/weddings/pets etc) or your geographic area so mentioning some of these aspects in a blogpost will help attract more interest about those topics.
So your 4 pages currently might not have lots of text on there, but with a blog post you could write some text about a photoshoot you have done and put some shots of a customer experience (with their permission) and what the event/shoot was like - so the viewer of the blog can see themselves in the blogpost - "Yes I want that.". So they can contact you and find out more.
Hope this helps.

Regards
Daryl
http://www.stokeseo.co.uk/

Amped LogicBronze Member Amped Logic
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13 July 2016
Tom,

Adding a blog expands the content on your website. The more blogs you write the more content Google has to index to show up in search results. Adding a blog won't magically improve your search ranking. You need to provide rich quality content plus have patients. There are several other basic things you can do to help improve search ranking such as making sure you have correct title meta tags and the correct keywords in your content.

As far as adding a blog it all depends on what platform your website is built on. Without looking at your website I can't really answer that question on how easy it would be.

iDigLocalGold Member iDigLocal
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13 July 2016
Wordpress was designed as a blogging platform so you are good to go to start blogging and your theme should be set up to do this, so not much work should be required apart from adding an appropriate navigation structure (e.g. look at appearance > Menu in the admin area to add links to your blog archive page and blog categories).

The advantage of using a blog structure is that you can add a lot of new content to your website. With Seo Content is king and it means that you will have more pages talking about photography that search engines will pick up on. It also mean that via social media you can post links to your posts and drive traffic to your site.

Good interesting content means that people will spend time on your site and, through comments (use with caution), you can even get people to interact with it. This should all have a positive effect on your search rankings.

The other thing you should consider, if you have not already done this, is to make sure you have a good gallery for your photos, showing off your work.

If you would like to discuss it in further detail please get in touch, talk is free: http://www.idiglocal.co.uk/contact/

Best regards,

Colin

Bigfoot DigitalBronze Member Bigfoot Digital
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18 July 2016
Hi Tom,

Adding a blog to your website is a great way to get fresh content onsite. I would recommend adding a blog post regularly, at least once per week. It tells Google that the website is active and also helps you to add content which will naturally include your SEO key words. Blog content also provides a great source to share with your social media audiences. One blog post can have many benefits!

My main advice is to keep the blog content varied and engaging, many businesses fall down by being too over promotional with their posts. Think outside the box and make it creative.

In terms of how easy it is to install it will depend of your website platform. It is usually fairly straightforward to install a WordPress blog. Just make sure it is an onsite blog rather than a subdomain to get SEO benefits e.g. www.website.com/blog rather than blog.website.com

Hope that helps!
Jodie
www.bigfootdigital.co.uk

Laitkor InfosolutionsBronze Member Laitkor Infosolutions
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21 July 2016
Yes adding blog to your website will increase your website traffic and google ranking. Its very easy to add blog to your website. You can chose any platform like wordpress or blogger to make your blog. Wordpress is best blog platform, it has many plugins through which you can rank high and get more traffic.

Espresso WebPink Power Member Espresso Web
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21 July 2016
Hello Tom,

It's really easy to add a blog to your website, and a blog will give you more website traffic, providing you have social media you can post your blogs to those which will direct more people to your website.

Also make sure you write blogs that are relevant to your business and about something that your readers will find interesting or helpful. That way you'll get more interaction from your readers and customers.

MindbusyBronze Member Mindbusy
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22 July 2016
Answer is: Off course, Google loves content, Now a fresh content plays a major roles in search engine optimization, create a blog and get backlinks to your targeted pages, it wil help your to get pages.

My website is http://www.ihostingreviews.in
Created a blog : http://www.ihostingreviews.in/blog


Its helped me lot to get ranking

Media Design ForceBronze Member Media Design Force
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25 July 2016
Hi Tom,yes it will help adding a blog as you will have to update it with fresh content etc. so users and visitors will view your blog and the website. Also you can share your blog posts to social media aswell as google page to attract more visitors.

King regards
Ibrahim Ali

Website Design FirmSilver Member Website Design Firm
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26 July 2016
Hello Tom,

Adding a blog and continuously adding contents to it can significantly help you in google ranking. That is true. Because Search Engines love content.

If you are running a wordpress website, adding a blog is not a difficult task at all. You will not need to change your existing website. It can stay as is.

We can help you in this. If you are interested, please write back to us.

Regards,
Monalisa

Adeo GroupPink Power Member Adeo Group
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28 July 2016
Hi Tom,

Adding a blog is definitely a good thing to do to help with your website's SEO for a number of reasons. Some of these include:

1. It gives you a way to add fresh content to your website which Google and other search engines like as it indicates your website is active. Every time you add a new blog post it adds a new webpage which means there is another opportunity for your website to rank.

2. You can create posts targeting specific keywords, particularly 'long-tail' keywords which will improve your chances of the website ranking for these terms.

3. It can drive traffic to your website. Blogs are often shared on social media and sharing your posts on social media channels will help new customers find out about your business.

4. It is a good way to soft-sell and to build credibility for your business.

If you are using Wordpress there should be a blog function currently in your website.

If you want to chat about any of above please feel free to get in touch with us info@adeogroup.co.uk or call 0141 218 4422

Kind Regards,
Catherine @ Adeo Group

Yellow Box MarketingGold Member Yellow Box Marketing
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1 August 2016
Hi Tom

Yes adding a blog to your website will help with your Google ranking, just ensure that you continue to post unique content on a regular basis. You need to make sure that the content is of value to your potential customers so you could write about photography trends such as the "photos you must take on your wedding day!"

Take a look at the link below and this should help you set up the blog.

http://www.business2community.com/tech-gadgets/wp-tutorial-how-to-add-a-blog-page-to-wordpress-01313587#1b2C7fYydX0YZJh0.97

Hope you get this set up.

Thanks, Brad

SEO CoPilotGold Member SEO CoPilot
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1 August 2016
Hi Tom

Adding regular fresh content to your website is just one of the many ways to increase your SEO score. Adding regular content is a good practice but that alone will not increase your ranking. Google take over 200 factors into account when ranking your pages. New content although important is fairly low on the list.

I hope this helps you

Regards Guy
SEO CoPilot

My Web ProgrammerBronze Member My Web Programmer
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Adding a blog will help your ranking in google I do not know the exact way to add a blog but as you are saying you are using wordpress to make the changes so you can add a blog easily. How will it help in your google ranking simple just for a n example You created a blog named as "How to take perfect pictures" and you write down all the things which are necessary for this then any one search for the keyword how to take perfect photo then google will scroll your blog and one another way that is if you are visiting any page/ forum or something like that and there is someone who is asking for suggestion how to take perfect phots then put your blog link there like http://www.yourlink.com/how to take perfect photos in this will you will get the traffic as well as google will scroll this for ranking.
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