Blogging-Landing Pages-SEO

Blogging-Landing Pages-SEO

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Blogging-Landing Pages-SEO – Oh My!  Working your site, providing information to your customers and prospects is hard work.  Since April 1, 2014 I have been on a mission. A mission of learning, planning, adapting, modifying, all in an attempt to bring in more traffic to my site and increase my customer base.

My goal is to see what can be done on the organic side by creating the following: Blogging-Landing Pages-SEO .  If you remember from my 90 day challenge – one blog post a day for 90 days all aimed at increasing my rankings in the search engines in the market area I reach. Using WordPress tools to see what I can do on my own.

So many of us have this ideal, it is to expensive to pay someone, I will do it myself attitude… heck, I do.  However from April 1 to now here is a rough breakdown.  April 1 to July 1 estimate two hours per post.  NOTE:A few took 30 minutes while others were 1.5 to 2.5 hours to write.  180 hours.  From our SEO report we saw positive results and then embarked into still having a blog post everyday but also adding Landing pages per community and service we offer.  From July 1 to July 17 created five new landing pages estimate 1.5 hours each and 12 blog post averaging 1-1.5 hours each.  In addition to working the landing pages I re-edited eight videos so far targeting points in Michigan – about 12 hours.  SO, you want to do it yourself… great.  Be prepared for long hours after your regular day job is complete.

What we at DW Video are suggesting to our customers is this.  One, have us create your initial site and make sure the foundation is solid and friendly with google,  Then you begin blogging based on your keywords and target area.  Then in the meantime begin adding select Landing Pages for direct reach.  With WordPress we can give you the basic guidelines and show you how to begin.  Then you can take it from there.  DW Video is then in a standby mode to aid you if there are problems.  We are your team… ready to help.

To get started with a website you can manage call Duane at 231-937-5420 or fill out the below form and we will get back to you. We are here to help.

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90 day website-blog-SEO challenge

In ninety days my site is two and three on page one with the keyword phrase video production big rapids

From April one to July one I did a 90 day website-blog-SEO challenge on my dwvideo site.  According to one of my clients and friends, Dr. Harpreet Singh references Simon Sinek’s Start with the Why of the Problem.  ‘Don’t tell someone what to do – tell them how to do it’ – that is my goal.    The purpose of my challenge was two fold: One is the share the data with you as I learned more and two, for us to feed the Google beast targeted keywords so our SEO grows.

What is the Google beast you ask?  The Google beast thrives on content.  It graves it, wants it, cannot live with it.  So, on your website you need to be Google friendly and feed the content beast.  For my challenge the focus was on feeding the beast through my Blog.  One blog post a day for ninety days.  BTW: Larry and I are still reviewing the data from the ninety days.  From the data we will have the good, bad and ugly.  I promise, this info will be posted as soon as we can.

Why did I start this challenge?  It all began when we changed our website.  We have a new look, feel and direction for the new site.  The problem at first, not a huge problem, was my old site was ranked and I did not want it showing up anymore.

Now back to the results of the challenge.  For one result (and there will be more) lets look at the phrase – video production big rapids.  We are listed two and three.  the second result is from one of my blogs.  The third result is from my landing page.  More on landing pages later.

The 90 day website-blog-SEO challenge is just the start.  Remember when mentioned before the Google beast thrives on content.  Another tip, it is always hungry.  This is what you have to continue to feed with content often.

Was curious that if the site was ranked for the keywords I wondered, “how were my images ranked?”  The images below are from page one, beginning from the top of the page.

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Our images from the same video production big rapids ranked well on the first page.


Duane Weed is a video/media producer that creates videos, websites, web apps to help your business.  DW Video services all of Michigan with our focus on West-Central Michigan communities of Grand Haven, Greenville, Rockford, Grand Rapids, Cedar Springs, Big Rapids, Newaygo, Fremont, Lakeview, Reed City, Midland, Mt Pleasant and everything in-between.  Contact Duane at 231-937-5420.

In future posts we will cover:

target keyword post – video production big rapids

Non targeted key word post – GRIN

Site traffic – where the traffic is coming from

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find a community that needs my info.  Linkedin communities – for example – I need to comment on these post to grow my ranking.


WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin

WordPress SEO by Yoast Page Analysis

WordPress SEO by Yoast Page Analysis aids in making your blog post SEO friendly.

I talked before about the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin.  As I write my blog I reference the analysis section to help me. Please note – to see the changes you must ‘Save Draft’ fist.

This info was from a recent post.  By using the analysis on the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin I am able to get the following information:

The keyword density is 0.85%, which is a bit low, the keyword was found 3 times.
The page title contains 21 characters, which is less than the recommended minimum of 40 characters. Use the space to add keyword variations or create compelling call-to-action copy.
No subheading tags (like an H2) appear in the copy.
The keyword / phrase appears in the URL for this page.
The images on this page contain alt tags with the target keyword / phrase.
This page has 1 outbound link(s).
The copy scores 85.1 in the Flesch Reading Ease test, which is considered easy to read.
You’ve never used this focus keyword before, very good.
The page title contains keyword / phrase, at the beginning which is considered to improve rankings.
In the specified meta description, consider: How does it compare to the competition? Could it be made more appealing?
The meta description contains the primary keyword / phrase.
There are 358 words contained in the body copy, this is more than the 300 word recommended minimum.
The keyword appears in the first paragraph of the copy.


WordPress SEO by Yoast

WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin I aim for a GREEN light.

WordPress SEO by Yoast Schedule

WordPress SEO by Yoast Scheduler is a great tool to work ahead.

Now, I am not an expert, however I am trying to make sure my keywords are being seen.  Over use will get you a red flag which is also helpful.

The WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin likes images with alt tags.

Likes a good word count.

Enjoys outbound links.

Does your page title include the key word or keyword phrase – important.

Has this keyword been used before.

This section I call the guideline area.  There are times I get a ‘green’ light with less or in this case more words than what is recommend.  Again good guidelines to follow.

Duane is a video/media producer for DW Video & Multimedia, LLC from Howard City, Michigan.  Serving West Central Michigan since 1984.  Contact at 231-937-5420 to get started with your WordPress Blog.  Happy writing.

WordPress SEO by Yoast Schedule Page

From your panel you see what is Published and what is Scheduled.



WordPress Blogging tips


Using WordPress Blogging for SEO

WordPress Blogging tips help with SEO.  Title tags for your blog is something Google likes to see.  For this example we will use ‘WordPress Blogging tips’ as our title.   I read on the DIYThemes website, “Better to write for people, and then tweak your pages later for search engines”.   A good practice is to include your page title towards the top of the page. This is beneficial for your readers and search engines to draw them into your article.

Tagging your images is another way to make your photos friendly with Google.  Filename: WordPress-Blogging-tips.jpg,  Title: WordPress Blogging tips,   Alt Tag: WordPress-Blogging-tips.  Be careful not to over use your key words.  This is why I like WordPress SEO by Yoast.  It tells you when you have overused a keyword or phrase.

Linking your site to relevant websites using your keywords is another good practice.  The same goes for inbound links.  Linking to other pages  within your website with content related to your title tags.

Google is a beast – a beast that needs to be fed.  Feeding it with good, relevant content is your goal. This content beast has a high metabolism and just when you feed it – it wants more.  Use your key words – WordPress Blogging tips – is part of the fun and joy in working the system for results.

I am coming close to the end of what I have called my ’90 day challenge’.  For the past almost 90 days I have written one blog post a day, everyday since April 1.  Note this is not an April fools joke.  More on that exercise once I have the data.

Duane Weed is a video media producer at DW Video & Multimedia, LLC.  A production company that tells your story with video, websites and social media.  Contact Duane at 231-937-5420.

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Search engine back links on YouTube, on your Blog and/or Social Media sites is part of a good marketing plan

Include a link to your site

Imagine people on your YouTube site, they watch your video and there is no call to action, no way to contact you.  Now, awake from that nightmare. You do not put the time and effort into a video and marketing just for fun.  You do it to attract, educate, inform and sell your products and services.  Make sure once the video is complete you provide more details in your description for people to learn more.  It is very important to include a link to your site or landing page within your video description. You need to direct the flow of traffic to your site.  Let us not forget to add your business name, telephone number and address in the description and profile pages.

Back link to your videos

According to Creative Guerrilla Marketing, “Back links are as important for videos as they are for web pages. Creating search engine back links to your videos can be a very effective strategy for enhancing their search engine ranking. Therefore, whenever you write blog posts and articles, be sure to insert links to relevant videos. However, your focus should not be on quantity but quality. Make sure your links only appear in credible and well ranked sites. In addition, remember to share links to your videos in various social media networks.”


Contact Duane Weed at (231) 937-5420, to help in telling your story.

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