Blog Descriptions: Tips for Effective Ones

The importance of blog may not seem to you at the moment.

 

When users find your brand in the SERPs, the first thing they find is the description. Along with the title, it is he who makes the decision to make or break.

 

The blog or post description is the snippet that appears below your link on SERPs and social media sites.

 

There are 2 types of descriptions in a blog 

Blog Description - A description of your entire blog that is visible in the link to your blog.

Blog Post Description: A description of what your blog post is about is different for each blog post.

See the table of contents below as I have organized this blog post to include both types of blog descriptions.

 

How to write blog descriptions?

In addition to a meta description for each of your blog posts on your blog, you must also have a description for the blog / landing page on your site.

 

If you like WordPress, there are many SEO plugins like Yoast SEO that allow you to add the blog description of the website. The description you enter here will be visible in the homepage link of a Google search.

 

Include some or all of the following in your blog description:

 

  • USP for your product / service / brand
  • Social proof or support about your brand
  • Elements are based on mutual understanding
  • Your experience showing that you are an authority
  • Your mission or vision


Examples of blog description

In this section, I've tried to include blog descriptive examples of the best blogs from various niches, such as. Technology, Health, Fitness, Travel, Lifestyle, etc.

 

I hope you find it useful

 

Example No. 1: School of Digital Photography

Why does it work? It describes what the blog's content is for and also provides social proof that the blog is read by my 5 million people per month.

 

Example 2: Nerd Fitness

Description from the Nerd Fitness blog

Why does it work? Fitness seems to be difficult for average people. Nerd Fitness describes the content as for beginners and calls fitness for "average youth".

 

Example 3: Dr. Axe

Why does it work? For a personal brand like Dr. Ax it is very important to show authority. Therefore it is very important to describe qualifications, experience and mission.

 

Example 4: Engadget

Why does it work? They showed the age of your brand, including the start date. For online brands, parent equals reliability.

 

Example 5: Nomadic Matt

Why does it work? Displays PVU for the blog that reads, "Worlds a Budget Travel Writer."

 

Example 6: Volcanic poster

Why does it work? He describes the content of his blog and also presents his USP / mission statement: "Our goal is to add a human element to the technology."

 

Example # 7: Lonely Planet

Why does it work? They started their blog description with a question that needs attention, then described what their website is about.

 

How to write blog post descriptions?

If you installed the Yoast SEO plugin in WordPress, as I explained above, in the post editor, you should see something like the one below.

 

Submit a meta description

This is called the meta description that Google displays under the title of your blog post on the search engine results page.

 

It clearly describes what you have in your post to your readers. With this, visitors will clearly say that your blog post is what they are looking for.

 

Include a summary of your message in your descriptions. It's like previewing your blog post.

 

This will give you more specific visitors. It removes unrelated traffic to your site. This, in turn, lowers the bounce rate, which in turn is a sign of the quality of the content for Google.

 

There are 10 clickable results for humans in the Google SERP.

 

Why do people need to click on your blog? You should consider your blog description as an example of your blog post.

 

You can start your descriptions with sentences such as:

 

After our research, we found that ...

Here are some innovative techniques ...

These awesome tricks will help you ...

You can end your descriptions with call texts such as:

 

Knowing more?

How do you do that!

Here's the forgotten secret!

Let's see the shocking truth!

You need to pique the curiosity of the audience searching for your target keywords on Google.