As a blogger, virtually all bloggers are familiar with blog keyword whether we understand what it means and how to use it or not, but we all make use of it. The question I asked myself before this post was’ why was it that all bloggers were perplexed and couldn’t helped when Google decided to swap from Google keyword tool to Keyword planner (Still keyword) but in a more unique way (I think from Google’s end).
And so also is blog tag, all bloggers know what these means but am not going to assume this, we are going to discuss this explicitly but before that, I wonder why we all love using tags in our blog, though I have not really started using this often in my new blog which was just moved to wordpress platform but I was amazed when I saw a great blogger “BABANATURE” to be precise to have laid emphasize on this on one of his comment in one of my blog post and this prompts me to read and wanted to know more about these two terms which I believed these post will as well be of more benefit to our blog by knowing what blog keyword and blog tags are and how to effectively make use of them.
What is keyword?
The word keyword simple means a word or phrase that is best suit to define a subject/word or means of defining a subject in a single concept. For instance; when you type certain term into search engine for a lists of results, that same word is called keyword. Keyword could be long (longtail), inform of a statement and at the same time it can a single word (Shorttail).
Without much ado, you keyword is that certain phrase or word you want to rank higher over others in search engine. From my research about what people are seriously searching for is when Google update will be out, and definitely everybody is entitled to ranked high for that keyword depending on how the keyword is been implemented.
Keyword does not just exist but it’s used by search engine like Google to rank a site or blog for a certain keyword targeting in the post or for a certain use of language or term. For a site to ranked high in search engine, understanding how to make use of keyword in reasonable way must be fully understood. Though some don’t really make use of keyword but as a blogger this is not encouraged due to the level of the competition we found ourselves in blog-o-sphere.
There are many benefit associated with blog keyword, some of which are:
1. It helps to rank site or blog high on search engines.
2. It brings about increments in blog or site organic traffic
3. Right keyword increases your site or blog visibility on search engine.
What is blog tag?
Tag is simple a phrase that describe some of what is contained in your blog post. Some called it “HINT”, it’s; it hints blog visitors what they are likely to find in your blog post. And do note that blog tag are not just there for decorating purpose, they are as well indexed by search engine and they can be as well ranked.
Some of the benefits of blog tag are:
1. The can be ranked in search engine.
2. Blog tag increase the importance of blog post in search engine.
BLOG TAG = BLOG KEYWORD, YES/NO?
I see this question as a strict question, some we have to say yes why some we dispute that fact but one single thing I know about writing a blog post is that, for a blogger that blogs to help, and arrest the interest of his/her reader, some certain research needs to be carried out on what is to be written and on the keyword to be used. As per this post, am writing on blog tag vs blog keyword, there is tendency that I may be rank for tag, blogger tag, wordpress tag, keyword, category vs tag, category vs keyword, keyword and tag etc. as my post tag and all these are indeed readable/indexed by search engine which will definitely bring some juice to that post from search engines.
Conclusion: Understanding what blog keyword and blog tags are and how to use them while publishing our blog post will bring addition juice to our blog from most search engine like Google, Yahoo, Bing etc.