Blog Tip: Write Your Blog Title Last

When you write your blog post, are you like me, and

  • First type out your blog title
  • Start writing your post
  • Then when you finish, you realize your writing has taken you off track and your title is no longer relevant? Or the title doesn’t properly reflect the post?
  • I cannot tell you how many times this has happened to me.

    I became more sensitive to this step when I added the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin. This plugin does create some extra work for the blogger. However, it literally gives you the green light with a search engine optimization-friendly post. The plugin acts as a gentle reminder to make sure your snippet preview, that displays in search, matches your selected focus keyword, SEO title and meta description.

    What this all means, is it creates a bullet-proof SEO keyword strategy for your blog post.

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    Caution: This plugin interacted with my theme and duplicated my site tagline. There is documentation on how to adjust this bug.

    The WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin has made my posts stronger and more keyword-friendly. Once I write my post, I return to title to make sure it is still relevant. Ninety five percent of the time, I re-work the title to properly represent the piece.

    If you blog directly in WordPress or another platform, make sure you edit the title in the permalink as well.

    OR – and here is a crazy thought – “Why not write your blog title last?”

    If you need something as a placeholder use a faux title, but don’t harp on that too much. Let the words flow and then return to the title and make sure it properly reflects your piece.

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    I hope you enjoyed this blogging tip! Happy Blogging!

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