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How to Use Keywords Effectively
Do you use keywords in your blog posts recklessly?
How to boost blog traffic with keywords writing and SEO?

I think you certainly aware that use keywords well and properly in your blog posts are one of the best ways to drive more traffic from search engines, primarily Google.

If you put the keywords in the right places, it’s like telling Google about what you do, how valuable your content is and the existence of your blog. It will increase your blog’s presence as well.

However, before you do anything with your blog post, it’s a good idea to do some keyword research to determine which keywords will bring a lot of traffic to your blog. You can use some tools, such as KWFinder, Google Keyword Planner and other tools.

Simply by doing a bit of search engine optimization (SEO) tricks on your blog posts; you can draw a lot of traffic to your blog for sure. It came from search engines only, not to mention from blog commenting and other sources.

How to Use Keywords in Your Blog Posts Effectively

If you want to know more about how to use keywords effectively in your blog post, then you can use the following tips and tricks to achieve those goals. Here they are:

1. Use Keywords In Blog Post Titles

Using keywords in your blog posts title is one of the smartest ways to incorporate keywords in your blog posts.

The title of your blog posts is one factor that is no less important than your blog content. It’s useless to have good content with lousy titles.

It’s like wrapping a diamond with a plain cardboard. Although it is a luxury item, but there will be no one who would be interested when looking at the wrapper. You should wrap it by using a beautiful wrapping paper.

When you try to incorporate keywords in titles, you should not be too focused on keywords that would sacrifice your title’s ability to encourage people to click and read through your blog posts.

Remember, even though your content has the highest value, but in the end, those who will read your blog post are real people. So, learn 5 easy tips to write great blog post titles.

2. Use Keywords in Blog Post Body in Balance

Use Keywords

By spreading your keywords evenly in your blog posts, it will give the impression to the search engines that your content has targeted topics.

However, do not use your main keyword too often. Keyword stuffing is one thing that is forbidden to be done by you. It will destroy your blog posts, both for search engines and the readers.

You also have to use some other keywords related to your main keyword. It was also described as Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI).

Latent semantic indexing will make the search engines understand the overall topic of a web page. It means you should not just focus on one keyword in a blog post.

Find synonyms of those keywords that are similar and related to your main one. It will make search engines easier to understand the topic of your blog posts.

Take a little of your time to learn how to write SEO friendly content and find out some outdated techniques of search engine optimization.

3. Use Keywords in Links

Search engines like Google give more attention on linked texts than those not. I believe that’s what is said by experts of search engine optimization.

So, it’s one of your best chances. It would be better if you’ve linked your keywords in the body of your blog posts. Do that if you find the keywords that are relevant to do so.

How many links should I add for the shake of good SEO?

According to search engine optimization experts, the number of links that can be accepted is one link for every 125 words.

If you write a blog post with 1000 words, then you can freely add up to 8 links in it. It will not hurt your rankings, your search engine optimization, your blog posts and keywords in question.

4. Use keywords in Alt-tags (Image)

If you are a blogger, then you surely know that adding keywords in image is surely important. When the image is uploaded, there is an option where you may add alternative text on it.

Alternative text will be useful when your visitors can not load the image for several reasons. Although it cannot be loaded, but the alternative text will tell your visitors about what this image all about.

Although seem trivial, alternative text have a great impact on your search engine optimization efforts. This text will appear in the HTML of your article content. It’s called Alt-tag.

So, before you publish a blog post with the images, take the time to add the appropriate keywords for each of your image in the Alt-tag.

5. Use Keywords in URLs

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No matter what happens you have to make sure your main keyword is in your URL. It’s the entrance to your page, and then you have to show what the page is about through it.

Well optimized URLs will bring a lot of traffic, both from a search engine as well as from the readers itself. So, take the time to learn how to optimize URLs for humans and search engines.

If you are a WordPress user, it’s very easy to change the URL. Simply by clicking the “edit” button next to your default URL, then you can change it as you please. Also do not forget to include your keywords in it as well.

Tips for you: If you change the title of your blog post, make sure you update the URL because sadly WordPress won’t do this for you.

6. Use Keywords in Sub-Headings

The benefits of heading are to simplify your readers to scan the content of your blog. At the same time, it also tells the search engines about the added value provided from the content as well.

By using keywords in sub-headings, it will emphasize what your article is about.

Tips for you: The headings are numbered, usually 1 to more than 1. The most important header for Google is h1, and in this case h6 is the least, so make sure you use h1 for the most important titles.


This is what I can share about how to use keywords effectively in your blog posts. Proper keywords placement will bring your blog to a better one and increased traffic will follow by itself.

I believe this post is far from perfect. So, if you have any other ideas about how to use keywords effectively, I really want to hear from you.

Also, if you find this article useful, I greatly appreciate it if you are willing to share it to your friends and your family.

Thanks for reading! 🙂



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47 Responses to “6 Tricks How to Use Keywords in Your Blog Posts Effectively”

  • Hello Nanda,

    This is my first time to visit your blog. The topic which you have discussed here is really important. Keyword placing in a content really a hard job. We should follow the seo rule when we place keyword in a article. Here you have discussed some ways which are really justified of placing keywords. Thanks so much for sharing such useful article.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Moumita Ghosh
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    • Hi Moumita,

      Welcome to blog then. I’m welcoming you here 🙂

      Yes, I agree with you. Keyword placement is vital and it’s a hard task, indeed. We must work hard to determine the right place for our keywords.

      And I hope this article can help you in determining the right place. It was my pleasure if you liked this article. Thanks for that!

      Thanks for stopping by and adding your voice in here, Moumita.
      I really appreciate it. Have a splendid week ahead!

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  • Sunday says:

    Hi Nanda,
    You are points on with these tips. The right use of keywords would definitely make a difference to generating traffic for a blog.

    Its really important that keyword stuffing should be avoided to prevent penalty from the search engines!

    This comment was left in where this post was found.
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  • Hi Nanda,
    This was such an informative post. OFr all doing wrong on SEO or perticularly keyword stuffing, this is a guide to read.
    I agree with your latent sematic indexing. Search bots are becoming more human like and you have got to give them every clue that your post is about a certain topic. 🙂
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    • Hi Swadhin,

      Thanks for your nice words. 🙂
      Indeed, the search engines are getting smarter every day and it turned into a human-like. That’s good because it will eliminate the old habits that hurt many parties, such as the excessive use of keywords in a single post, keyword stuffing and etc.

      Thanks for stopping by and share your thoughts with us, Swadhin.
      Glad to know you liked this article. 🙂

      Hoping you can enjoy your weekend!

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  • Soumya Roy says:

    Good post Nanda, you are absolutely right keywords should come on the natural flow of content writing. The positions you mentioned to place keywords are really important and additionally the primary keyword or the variations or LSI keywords can be included in the meta description (low priority) too.
    After Hummingbird update optimizers and bloggers should be very much careful about their keyword volume, quality and the intent of the queries.
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    • Hi Soumya,

      Welcome to my blog and thanks for your engagement 🙂

      Yes indeed. It is very important to know the right place to put your keywords. We should not be too focused on keywords when writing an article, because usually it will eliminate the important values of the article. We had to write an article with the reader in our mind. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and adding your voice in here, Soumya.
      All the best for you and see you around!

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  • ikechi says:

    Hi Nanda

    An execellent post on how to use keywords effectively in blog posts. I love the fact this post is practical and you show us ways to use keywords on different elements of a post. I agree that Keywords inserted in the blog content should be balanced. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week.
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  • metz says:

    These are surefire tips on how to use keywords the smart way to create a blog post effectively. I admire your effort in composing this article since keyword optimization is vital in blogging. Newbies should also recognize its importance and how to use it the effective way.

    These days, effective keyword research is an increasingly important skill for digital sellers.

    Reading the 6 tips, I can say that I cannot agree more. These are pretty smart indeed. It’s necessary if we’ll use our keywords in our title, subtitles, body, links and etc. Additionally, it’s wise to if we’ll study what keywords we should utilize.

    Like, research your audience. Then identify what terms your audience uses to key out your products or services. It’s going to be effective that way.
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  • Hi Nanda,

    Informative post with the apt tips 🙂

    Yes, a lot keeps changing where keywords are concerned, thanks to the ever changing Google! If you check the Google analytics and your webmasters, you’d realize that certain keywords that were ranking well for your blog, are no longer there, and are now replaced by another set of keywords. This happens due to the ever changing scenario, as I mentioned.

    So, what really works where keywords are concerned, one cannot say. Speaking of myself, and perhaps the case with a few others too – there are many posts where I targeted some keyword, but something else got indexed and that ranks in the first or second pages of Google! While there are some posts, where I didn’t use any keyword at all, and just wrote randomly to what came in mind – those have got indexed and show high in the search engines too. How does all of this work? It surely puzzles me, because if one’s doing the basics, as your 6 tricks suggest, you’d know where what is likely to rank, but it doesn’t always happen.

    I’d personally now suggest to write more naturally, and not think of keywords at all. Yes, the little basic is needed, but other than that, use variations in your text and let it just flow – more the long tails used, the better it is.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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    • Hi Harleena,

      It’s always good to see you here. Thanks for your sweet words as well. 😉

      I do not know about it. Looks like I need to check my Google analysis for some more. Thanks for the information. 😀

      Yes, I could not agree more about it. I also often experience the same thing. Indeed, not all of what we plan running as it should. Sometimes it makes confused, but I’m sure there will be a lesson from it.

      And I also agree with what has suggested. Actually, I also did it. Why?

      Because if I have to think of every keyword then it will make it more complicated. I wrote an article naturally and not thinking much about keywords. I think, it’s blogging as it should be. 😉

      Thanks for your valuable comment in here, Harleena.
      You really add a gem in my blog post. Thanks for that! 🙂

      Have a great weekend for you too!

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  • Neamat Tawadrous says:

    Hi Nanda,

    Great topic of discussion!!

    Your tips are all spot on and thankfully I use them in all my posts although I know that Google changed its tricks from the time I learned all this.

    Like Harleena, I just write naturally and I just do the basic when it comes to keywords, like including it in my title, url, headers and in the Alt-tag of the image.

    Thanks Nanda for an informative post. Enjoy the rest of your week.

    Be Blessed,

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  • Hi Nanda,

    Excellent way to use keywords without overloading it on your content. I like the way you described the headline when you mentioned it is like wrapping a diamond in plain cardboard. That will stick in my mind forever!

    I find it so important to use key words in alt-tag (Image) I often see my images scooped up by Google and it will be linked to my post. People look for images all the time and I find this a great way to get some eyeballs on my blog. I sometimes get emails from people asking if they can use my image…go figure?

    You sure have given us a great way to use keywords without stuffing. There is nothing worse to me, back in the old days where a blog post was so stuffed with keywords it made no sense at all.

    Thanks for the tips!

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    • Hi Donna,

      It’s always good to see you here. 🙂

      Yes, I have to use a clear description and contrast to give deep impression. I’m glad it could help you to understand it. 🙂

      Yes, I agree with you about it. And I understand how you feel at that time. I also experienced the same thing. I also received some emails saying that they want to use images from my blog. It was great, I thought.

      Thanks for sweet words.
      I also do not like when someone blogging just for SEO. That’s not blogging, I guess!

      Blog posts should be created for the reader, not to the machine. It was strange to find people blogging and fill their articles with keyword stuffing, wasn’t it?

      Thanks for your nice voice in here, Donna.
      Enjoy your weekend and talk to you soon! 😉

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  • Jyoti Chuhan says:

    Hi Nanda,

    You have shared excellent post for putting keywords in blog post effectively. I absolutely agree with you if every blogger use keywords in the way as you mentioned, he will surely see his post in Google if he had done proper keyword research. This is very useful post for all newbie who don’t know how to use keyword well in blog post.

    Have a nice weekend!

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  • Shamsudeen says:

    Hi Nanda,

    Detailed and straight to the point, your six tricks to use keywords in post are no doubt industry best practices and should be taking seriously.

    However, I have found out that mentioning your focus keyword early in your copy also help search engine crawlers and your human visitors to quickly understand what your copy is all about.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    • Hi Shamsudeen,

      Long time no see you here. And I’m glad to see you here right now 😉

      Yes, it is advisable to put your keywords at the beginning of your article. It will make readers and search engines understand the topic of your article.

      Thanks for your nice words, Shamsuuden.
      Thanks for adding your voice in here as well.

      Enjoy your weekend and see you around!

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  • Nisha Pandey says:

    Hi Nanda,

    You cannot be more true here. As a SEO expert myself I’ve seen people doing a lot of keyword mistake.

    A lot of blogger thinks using the keywords as much as possible is going to help get better optimization. Nothing can be further from truth here.

    Using your keywords effectively and intelligently is the key to success here. The tips you gave here are something I always follow.

    Great post. Have a nice day!
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  • Mit says:

    nice share Nanda Rahmanius

    In point 3 you mentioned about a link per 125 words, so is it really true because i came to know about this first time ever and if this really matters then now on wards i have to take care about linking the pages and once again thanks for this useful information
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  • Mi Muba says:

    Hi Nanda

    I can’t say it a post. It is a complete guide on on-page SEO which you explained with lot of easy to understand examples.

    As diversity rules in blogging so it does in keywords also. That is why the concept of LSI was introduced to not only put the main keyword but several related with it.

    This is the power of keyword that despite lot of changes in different blogging rules the rule of keyword is still same at the basic level.

    Just its usage is being rationalized to let people be more organic and avoid just blindly following the search engines.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this very informative post.
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  • Using keywords in an article can be tricky. Keyword stuffing is common throughout the blogging industry. The ideal keyword density for an article is around 3-4%. If go above it, it can have a negative SEO effect on your blog. If you go below it, it’s not optimized well enough.

    Thanks for sharing these tips.
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  • Hema Unoop says:

    Hello Nanda, thank you for such an informative post. I have been blogging for a little more than a year and it’s both fun and crazy when I think of all the things I am learning. I needed this post. I haven’t been making proper use of keywords in my posts. Well I guess I will with the help of this post. Thanks again:)
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    • Hi Hema,

      Welcome to my blog and thanks for the engagement 🙂

      Thanks for your sweet words. Glad to know you liked this post. It is a pleasure for me. It feels like my hard work was not in vain. Thanks for that! 😉

      I hope you can use your keywords well after reading this article. I will look forward to your success, Hema. 🙂

      Thanks for adding your voice in here. Have a great day for you!

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  • Joy Healey says:

    Hi Nanda

    Thanks for those helpful tips.

    One thing I had often wondered about is – if you change your post title to be “better” should you change the url as well. I haven’t changed the url in the past in case it the url had been used elsewhere, so the new one would not be.

    Your opinion is to change it, so perhaps I’d better rethink!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Joy
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    • Hi Joy,

      If you change the URL of your old posts, then it would make it a new post. So, I do not recommend that you change the URL for your old posts. You may change the title, but not to its URL. 🙂

      If you turn it into a new one, then your old URL will disappear from the search engine index, eventually your blog will have an error page. That means, it would be bad for your blog SEO.

      I would suggest to use these tips to your next post. By doing so, it does not affect your old posts. 😉

      Thanks for share your thoughts with us, Joy.
      Do have a wonderful week ahead!

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  • Aamir amy says:

    Hello Nanda I am a professional Content writer. I Would like to Write a great topic For your blog. can you please tell me do you accept guest posting? hope you reply me

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  • Christy says:

    Informative post and I guess these tips are very useful for implementing whenever i write posts.

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  • Mathias says:

    Hey Nanda!

    Some great tips about SEO here – as a beginner in the field of optimizing my writings, I found this very informative and still simple enough to understand as a novice!

    Nice post!
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  • Katrin says:

    Hi Nanda,

    you’ve nailed it! Excellent tips and illustrations, very easy to follow and to make it right from the start.

    The keyword stuffing hint I find very important. Having 23 keywords stuffed into a text of 600 words is definitely an exaggeration.
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    • Hi Katrin,

      Welcome to my blog. Thanks for your engagement 🙂

      Thanks SO much for your nice words. It means a lot for me.
      Yes, indeed, it is an exaggeration. And we have to avoid it. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and share your thoughts with us, Katrin.
      hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  • Nikhil says:

    Hi Nanda,
    I got an idea of keyword placements in the blog posts. You have mentioned that when we change title we should change the URL. Doesn’t it affect the SEO as it will redirect to 404 page.

    Please clear my doubt bro.

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    • Hi Nikhil,

      Yes, your old URL will be lost it’s place (404 page). If you do not want that to happen, then you can change the title only, leave the URL itself. 🙂

      I believe that there are ways to change the direct link (some plugins maybe), you can use the Simple 301 Redirects plugin for it. 😀

      I hope it can answer your questions and remove your doubts. Thanks for sharing such great comment, Nikhil.

      Hope you are having an awesome weekend!

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  • MINHAJ UDDIN says:

    Hi Nanda,

    Definitely a very informative article for us!

    I completely agree with your all of these points.

    Yes, it is a good strategy to use keyword in URL to rank better on the SERP.

    And we need to add keyword in title effectively to get good results.

    Anyway, you explained all these points clearly in this post.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Keep it up bro!

    Have a nice weekend ahead!
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  • Areesha Noor says:

    Hi Nanda,

    You are right, Without proper title, content is less important. I always use keyword in Title, First paragraph, sub heading, description and in image but you didn’t described keyword in first Paragraph. First paragraph is most important according to SEO.

    What you say about it?
    Areesha Noor!
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