Guest Author - Violette DeSantis
If keywords are a blogger’s friend, then the Firefox add-on SEO Blogger by Wordtracker is a blogger’s best friend forever. With so many free and premium tools available to bloggers today to research keywords and measure keyword density it can be overwhelming to find the right one. SEO Blogger is a multi-use tool by Wordtracker that any blogger can use every day.
Wordtracker SEO Blogger is a Firefox add-on that is used in conjunction with the popular Firefox browser. The SEO Blogger add-on and the Firefox browser are both free to users. The beauty of SEO Blogger is that it can be used with any website. Select the add-on when in the blog editor for WordPress, Blogger, or any other blogging platform and you are ready to go.
The benefit of using Wordtracker is to do keyword research on the fly and track your chosen keywords on the blog post topic you are writing about in the same work area. Bloggers don’t have to perform keyword research in advance of every post they write.
Keyword research tools help bloggers and content writers retrieve recent searched phrases related to any keyword or keyword phrase. Knowing what keywords and keyword phrases are popular helps bloggers select the right keyword text for their posts.
Wordtracker SEO Blogger allows bloggers to enter a word or phrase, run a search and then add the keywords from the results to a chosen keywords list. As the blogger writes their blog post, the chosen keyword list keeps count of how many times the word or phrase is used in the blog editor panel.
It is recommended that the post is written and analyzed before populating other post elements (title, tags, post excerpt etc.). Working in this manner gives users a more accurate count on if the blog post has the desired keyword count or keyword density for the chosen keywords. SEO Blogger doesn’t spell out the keyword density as the add-on doesn’t return a total word count for the post.
Keyword density is the percentage of times a keyword or keyword phrase appears in a post. For instance, a keyword density of 3% for a given keyword means the word or phrase was used three times per 100 words.
Not reporting actual keyword density is not a set-back in the Wordtracker SEO Blogger Firefox add-on. Having the word count for selected keywords is fine. Another thing that SEO Blogger doesn’t have is the ability to manually add a keyword or phrase to the list that might not be in the returned search.
All in all though, Wordtracker SEO Blogger is the perfect SEO blogging tool.