Wanna Know What Google Sees In Your Blog’s Home Page?
How often do you change the way your blog homepage look? Or how frequently do you change your blog theme – to a premium theme or custom theme perhaps? There are also many free themes available for download so you practically can change your blog theme everyday if you liked to. But have you ever considered how Google sees your changed homepage?
Have You Put Your Best Keywords on Your Blog HomePage?
Some people say it’s good SEO to put your main keywords on your blog homepage although I like to put it down as good common sense. After all your homepage is undoubtedly the most important page compared with any other inside pages of your blog.
Most of us frequently made changes to our homepage more for the aesthetics reason. Yeah pretty much the look and feel of it simply because we wanted to give our blog a fresh look. Like having a new coat of paint for our home from time to time if you will.
Well given that your main keywords are located on your homepage, you may want to know how Google sees your new homepage whenever you decided to give it a new look.
How Does Google View Your Site?
Here’s how you can tell. Just go to https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal and type in your website in the “Website Content” tab.
Then do these steps:
1. On the prompt “Enter a web page URL to find keywords related to the content on the page” type in your blog url and click “Get Keyword Ideas”.
This is how Google thinks of your site and what it is all about.
Now I like the following check because it gives you a more visual impact of what Google actually sees in your blog homepage.
2. Go to Google and search for your blog home page by selecting any keyword that you currently rank. For example I selected Home Business Blog which I currently rank on Google No. 1:
3. Click the “Cached” link under your listing.
4. Then click the “Tex-only version” link at the top right.
So this is basically what Google sees including all your links, image alt tags names you have given your images. If you are going through this review you might want to rename these images if they are not relevant to your page. You want Google to see your blog exactly as you wanted it to see.
For me my cached index page does have “home business blog” written all over the page along with very specific keywords I had also intended Google to see. If you just look at my Featured Posts you will see “Passive Income Ideas”, “How To Make Money Blogging” “Home Business Blog” all helping me get to Google Page 1. I had written about this strategy a long time ago and have kept this till today. Check this post which has the details of how I did it: Use This Simple Technique To Increase Blog Traffic.
But having said that, Backlink Building using these anchor texts is still the no. priority I used to get them to where they are today. Having them on the blog homepage just helped to tell Google what your site is all about and helped in the top ranking too.