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Blog Audit Challenge 2020: May Challenges

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Blog Audit Challenge 2020

Welcome back for another month of challenges for the Blog Audit Challenge 2020!

I hope you did well with the April challenges. Remember to link up your progress reports tomorrow in the April Link Up. 

Each month we'll concentrate on a different area of our blogs.

Life is strange for most of us at the moment with Coronavirus, Lock-downs, etc... If you fall behind with the monthly tasks don't worry. Just catch up when you can. This challenge lasts the whole year. 

The Challenges:

January- Plan of action
FebruaryInformation pages
March- The trimmings
April- Design
May- SEO
June- Links
July- Quality content
August- Content gaps
September- Developing readership
October- Get social
November- Press and collaborations
December- Know your stats

Monthly link ups

In order to keep us all on track, and give us a way to see each others progress, I'll be hosting link ups on the first Saturday of every month where participants can share their links and discuss their progress. 


May Challenges

Our focus for May is on Search Engine Optimization or SEO. 

The May challenges will help improve the general SEO of our blogs. 

The May challenges:

1. Keywords In Headlines

Keywords are what help your content show up when someone does a content search on Google, or other search engines. The headline or blog post title is the first thing you need to consider. 

One way to strengthen your headline power is to use sub-headings. This allows you to include more keywords. 

Remember, don't just word stuff your content to include keywords. Your writing should always be natural.

Make sure every blog post has a strong title that includes your keywords. Make use of sub-headings when needed. 

2. Labels, Tags, and Descriptions

Make sure every blog post has labels and tags that include your keywords. 

Every blog post should also have the blog post description section filled out. This is the text that appears with your headline and link in the search engine results. It's the perfect place to make sure you're leveraging your keywords. Make sure every blog post has an optimized description. 

3. The Blog Post

As I mentioned before, your writing should always be natural. Good content writing will also include your keywords in the text of the blog post. If you're new to blogging and don't have experience with writing in this style, one way to include some good SEO to your post is by including section headings in the article. It breaks up the text adding to readability, and gives you the perfect place to drop in your keywords. 

Try to improve the general SEO of your blog posts.

4. The Comments Section 

Your comments section is additional content for your blog post. It can also be a super powerful way to add to the SEO of your blog. 

If people are leaving comments on your blog posts that's great! Make sure you reply to every comment left. When you reply make sure you include your keywords. If you're lucky your readers will include them in their comments too.

Free downloads: You can grab copies of all the extra materials for the Blog Audit Challenge 2020 for free here

Save the Date!

The June challenges will be posted on 1st June. The monthly link up post for sharing your May progress will be on 6th June. 

Blog Audit Challenge 2020: May Challenges #BlogAuditChallenge2020

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Don't forget to promote your participation in the Blog Audit Challenge 2020 by using the following graphic in any blog posts you do connected with the challenge along with a link back to this site. 

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