How Search Engines See Your Blog

By Mar 27, 2010 May 14th, 2012 488 Comments

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Welcome to the weekly blogging tip and Saturday Sharefest comment game! This week I’m talking about how search engines view your blog.

Ever wonder how a search engine sees your blog?

Search engines like Google send software (often called “bots”) to crawl around your blog and pick up information they can store in their engine and report back to those who search. If you understand how search bots see your site, you can more easily see where your most important content should be. One tool to help you with this is the SEO browser.  It is a free software tool that crawls your website to report what might be missing or could be improved upon from a search engine perspective.

Enter your web address and click on “Parse URL, ” and you’ll see how search bots see your site.

More specifically Seo-browser.com will check the following on your site:

  • Your page titles
  • If your post titles are descriptive and effective
  • If your images have “alt text” that use the keyword phrases you are targeting

Now, let’s play a game! Here are the rules for the SITS Saturday Sharefest:

  • Leave a comment here with a link to one of your best blog posts (or just your main URL if you prefer).
  • After you leave your comment, visit the link of the person who commented BEFORE you.
  • Comment on their post and be sure to say “Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest” in your comment.

Now, go leave some comments! And please visit my blog, Mom Improvement.

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About Tiffany

Lover of college football, sushi and historical fiction. Mom to a teen and a toddler. I am a real life summer camp director and President of Influencer Management at Sway Group.