Now, I realize that a lot of you professionals already know this trick, however, since there is new people registering every day, I thought I would post this easy tip to get your blog posts ranked.
Depending on your niche, there are thousands, if not millions of searches every month for what you can give someone...you just have to know how to reach them. Now one way is to build links repeatedly and wait, but here is the easiest way.
Research your blog post by going to the Google Keyword Tool. Type in keywords that would be used to find the post you are going to write about. My recommendation is to pick high traffic Low Competition keywords. There are plenty out there to choose from.
Once you have chosen your keyword, put it in your post title. On Wordpress, under the post title, there is a permalink URL. Put the keyword in this URL. Write your blog post using SEOPresser or Yoast. These will tell you keyword density. Make at least one anchor text link in your post with the keyword in it too.
After you have posted, under the post there is a place to edit the SEO on Yoast.(This is what I use) Make sure the keyword is in the post title again.(This is what will appear in the search engines). Place your desired keyword in the keyword selection box. After this, make a descriptive post using your keyword at least two times...and then finally, put your meta tags in using your first choice keyword first.
Submit the post to social media sites, bookmarking sites, etc. That's it! I do this three times a week and every time, my posts appear on the first page of Google within 30-60 minutes of posting! Sometimes they are number one, other times they are in the middle somewhere, but it does work.
I know that it is sometimes hard to find a keyword with high traffic quality. If you choose a keyword with Medium or High Competition, you will more than likely have to build links to it.
I thought I would mention these steps because sometimes we forget about the basic steps to take to get our sites noticed!