If you have a wedding photography or digital photography blog, getting free targeted traffic is heavily based on where you are sitting on the SERP’s listings. In other words if you type in your keywords that you are campaigning for on Google, have a look to see where you are ranked.
Trying to improve your rankings on Google is known as Search engine optimisation or SEO. Google ranks websites based on the external backlinks pointing to a given site and is also determined by the quality of the link and its relevance.
The higher up you are on the search display the higher the page rank and the more traffic you will receive for that particular keyword.
Improving your rankings is by getting backlinks to your site which have the Dofollow tags in the website source. One method is known as blog commenting on sites which are relevant to your niche. If you have a wedding photography blog then you would actively comment on these sites with good relevant feedback that will add to the discussion.
There are two types of tags implemented on the blogs in the source section. They are known as Nofollow and Dofollow! Google basically ranks a site by the quality of the Dofollow links that are pointing to your website.
NoFollow Blog Links!
Blog commenting on NOFOLLOW tags have ZERO effect on Search Engine rankings, and is a complete waste of time in terms of SEO.
Where Can You Find Dofollow Blogs!
A Quick method to find these blogs is by placing the keywords “Dofollow Wedding Blogs” in the Google search box. You will find hundreds of blogs that have these tags implemented on their sites. There are also software tools that can do the work for you when it comes to finding these Dofollow blogs.
A word of warning, Google has changed its laws and can penalise blog owners for spamming sites to increase their page ranks via automated means. So, build your links naturally over time rather than trying to get 1000 links pointing to your site in a week.
To check if a blog has enabled the Dofollow tags, Mozilla Firefox has a great SEO plugin which can easily find the tags for you. Do a search on the Mozilla Firefox add on for “Quick Search Status” and install the plugin.
You will get knocked of your page rank faster that you got there! Earning respect from Google is by building your keyword campaign naturally. Avoid spamming blog sites, implement different URL’s when commenting to allow for deeper linking, indexing and of course making the process natural and in compliance with Google’s stringent rules.
BUT since many people used this system to post spam, most blogs have inserted the NOFOLLOW tag to their commenting systems, which tells Google and the other search engines to ignore the link. So keep it natural and don’t spam!
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Thina Doukas Wedding Photography Sydney has been associated as a Professional Wedding Photographer in Sydney for over 10 years. Now shooting weddings internationally and providing blogging and SEO tips. Read more at Blogging & SEO Tips