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SEO for Fashion Blogs

4/05/2011


So I know we all believe that fashion blogging should be about the fashion and about your personal taste, but that doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with marketing your site. Blogging by itself is like a delicious, yummy ice cream sundae while getting more traffic to your site is like the cherry on top.

If you just want to blog to blog then more power to you. But it doesn't hurt to receive some sort of recognition, boost in traffic or even paying job from all your hard work. Because if you've been doing this long enough then you'll know that blogging really is a full-time job.

Here is a guest post from one of my friends that features wonderful SEO (Search engine optimization) tips for fashion muses and bloggers alike to help optimize your website so you can start getting the traffic you deserve.
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♥ Social Bookmarking Is Your Friend
Do a search for social fashion sites like PopSugar and Fashiolista. Start an account and get active on these sites. Some of the top social sites that can gain you traffic are StumbleUpon, Twitter, Lookbook and Facebook.
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You should try to use all or some of these services to help you meet new bloggers and spread your blog as well. Social Media Marketing can assist you in building your brand and will eventually increase traffic to your blog. And don't just put up a link to your latest post--truly interact with your fellow bloggers to really see a difference.

♥ Directories for Fashionistas
Fashion directories are great for giving your blog more exposure. Get your blog listed in relevant directories as this can build more links to your site. Fashion Great and other directories feature comprehensive listings that can do wonders for your search engine rankings.

♥ Follow Your Friends
Research a little to see what other bloggers are doing. If there is a specific fashion blog that you read religiously, then ask that blogger for some advice on how to market a fashion site. See what types of websites they have links on or even ask them for a link exchange. Most of us in the fashion blogging world are pretty friendly and eager to help if we can, so we don't have a problem with a link exchange as long as it's coming from someone we know is an avid reader of our blog.

♥ Content Is Key
Make sure your blog is well structured and has quality content. This means that you have enticing post titles and even more entertaining, fun or knowledgeable posts. If you have quality content more people will want to link to your site based on that alone. Some of the best fashion blogs out there are noticeable because they create killer content that keeps their readers--old and new--intrigued.

Stuart L. has been an SEO guru for more than a decade and is the creator of West Palm Beach SEO.
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And if you follow me on Twitter then you might know that I got a new puppy!

kelevra-inigoKelevra is the new pup--she is a German Shepherd mix
The pomeranian is my long-time lovely dog, Inigo


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  1. These are good tips, Cheryl! Thanks for sharing.:D

    Happy Tuesday!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  2. Great tips, thanks for sharing. The new pup is adorabl!

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  3. Super great tips. Being involved is essential!

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  4. Great tips! Thanks for sharing this post! Doesn't Kelevra mean "bad dog" or something along those lines? You pick some great names for your pups! Oh, Inigo...

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  5. These are all great tips - but I can't stop swooning over your puppy!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  6. Excellent fashion blog marketing tips! Your puppy is so adorable;-)

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  7. thank you for these tips! SEO is like a whole new language :)


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  8. Great post..great tips :)

    Xisses, Onyxsta
    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  9. wooooah! K really looked like my little nugget, pepsi! a german sheperd mix? wow, thats awesome..

    i appreciate this post and love it, it's just that here in Norway social sites aren't really that huge.. hmm, maybe I should start one! :)

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  10. Thanks for sharing Cheryl. I really needed this.

    The dogs are well cute!!

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  11. Great info!! I can always learn something new!! :)

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  12. wow! those are some great tips. thanks for sharing

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  13. Cute puppies!!! And great post. I need to be better about social networking.. and I have to get on some directories. Thanks for the tips!! Very helpful for sure.

    xx Kara
    http://sprinklesinsprings.blogspot.com/

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  14. This is great!! thanks for sharing...

    Kisses!

    http://lipstickcandy.blogspot.com/

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  15. Very informative post, darling!
    Thank you :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  16. Thanks for sharing, I'm definitely going to check out some of those links. And your dog & puppy are so cute!

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  17. I totally bookmarked this! Superb advice lady! xoxo

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  18. Awesome tips!

    and such adorable pups!

    xoxo
    Miss Neira

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  19. This is such good advice, Cheryl, thank you! Even though your blog is fashion-orientated, it's great to see a post that is a little bit different from your usual entries just to spice things up once in a while.

    I'm thinking of starting a Facebook page for my blog sometime soon. :)

    ~TRA

    http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

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  20. Just stumbled across your blog and really happy to get some great advice. Thanks for posting this :)


    xo Jess

    http://cheapbutchicclothes.blogspot.com/

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  21. These tips make so much sense. I must return to read it again

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  22. I looove this post!! Great tips and such cuuute pups!!

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  23. These are great tips! Haha I don't think you need, them, your blog rocks! :)

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  24. Thanks for posting this!! Super great tips. <3 H

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  25. Well said dear! Thank you for the wonderful tips. -xxoo

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  26. Thank you for these wonderful tips dear! :D They're really helpful! ^__^

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  27. you're right, blogging is like a full-time job. i constantly find that i have to really put it into my schedule. those are amazing tips that i can definitely put to use. :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  28. It looks like the Fashion blog is going to be a blinding success.. Amazing article, thanks.

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  29. Thanks for the tips Cheryl! I've been thinking about taking part in some of the social fashion sites and I should just do it!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  30. Wow! These are incredible tips, Cheryl. Also, your pups are adorable - ohmigosh I want a dog so much!! :)

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  31. This is such a great and helpful post! Thanks for this! Your puppies are so adorable!!!!

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  32. Such great tips for a french fashion blogger. Thank you so much. See you on twitter ;)

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  33. great tips, cheryl! you are awesome. :)

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  34. Thanks for sharing such great information. I have tried all these and they really worked. I agree with you when you mentioned "Social Bookmarking is Your Friend". Well, it is definitely a tried and tested friend. I can't think of anyone who doesn't have any account in any social media platform. As for the content, you're right that it is a key of your blog. It should be filled with clever ideas. Keep on posting!

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