Writing By Nate McCallister / a couple of years ago ATTN BLOGGERS: Get a FREE copy of my latest ebook!Learn How to Make Serious Money Blogging WITHOUT Writing Hundreds of Posts Claim Your Free Copy! “The Best Place to Hide a Dead Body, Is on the Second Page of Google.”If you are experienced in search engine optimization, this site may make you cringe from time to time.While I have learned a lot during my time as an entrepreneur, I am admittedly not experienced with current SEO best practices. I have decided that it is more important for me to do what I do well, (teach and write about business), and learn the SEO on the fly.While I am still less than great at SEO application, I have learned a lot during the past 90 some days since the EntreResource blog took off.Here are the biggest mistakes I have been making and how I will improve them.In 90 more days, I hope to have a list even longer, but this is what I have for now.Mistake #1 Not Using TITLE and ALT Tags in All of My ImagesIf an image doesn’t have tags, it is just an image. It will not provide any help driving traffic from search engines.Although it seems that image search is not a huge contributor to traffic, it does help. Every little bit helps!Mistake #2 Not Inspecting LinksI have had several broken URLs posted that I didn’t catch until later on. That is not helping me at all.Also, when I have outbound links that take you off EntreResource, it hurts my bounce rate.Mistake #3 Not Focusing on Inbound Link Building I didn’t understand the importance of linking to other posts within my site in new posts.In my defense, I didn’t have many to reference, but now I do. I now try to reference at least 2 relevant inbound links in each post.Mistake #4 Not Creating More Enticing HeadlinesI have treated my blog posts from the standpoint of, “this is what I would want to read,” BUT there is so much other noise out there, I need to do more to get eyes on my articles.It doesn’t matter how cool or useful I think my articles are if no one is clicking on them!I have now begun using coschedule.com headline-analyzer for each of my headlines. My goal now is to have all my articles score at least 70+Here are some of the scores of my posts:I will have most likely changed the headlines of some of these by the time you’re reading this. Maybe another SEO mistake? We will see… Headline Score The 7 Habits of Lazy Workaholics 65 23 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Go the Extra Mile 75 12 Tips to Become a More Efficient Reader That Don’t Involve Speed Reading 46 11 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job Now 71 30 Free Tools for Entrepreneurs 61 How to Manage Your Business without Losing Your Marriage 72 An Evening Reflection for Entrepreneurs 55 My Outsourcing Horror Stories 41 The Ultimate Guide to Outsourcing with Fiverr 68 Tools for Entrepreneurs: WP Curve 47 Tools for Entrepreneurs: CoSchedule 51 Ask These 3 Questions to Generate Amazing Testimonials 66 10 Money Making Skills and Programs Entrepreneurs Should Master 63 9 Proven Methods for Destroying Writers Block 71 A Minimalistic Reading List for Self-Education 59 How to Write the Perfect Business Email in 9 Steps 71 Hemingwayapp.com and How to Keep Your Writing to the Point 74 How to Find Problems and Create Businesses 74 How to Make Your Excel Spreadsheets Look Professional in Just 11 Steps 74 Membership Program Calculator 11 Negative Beliefs That Ruin Online Entrepreneurs 65 Free Stock Photography Resources and Attribution Best Practices 64 25 Takeaways from My First Year Working from Home 69 Expenses to Cut and Purchases to Increase 69 6 Sayings Entrepreneurs Should Ignore 60 5. Not Targeting the Right KeywordsI know the keywords I would like to rank for, but I haven’t done myself any favors from an SEO standpoint because the ones I use are far too competitive.6. Not Linking to Outbound Links with Anchor TextI have had several articles in which I wanted to share an outbound link and used text like “click here” for the URL.While that may get more clicks, it is an SEO mistake.Read more on Moz.com about why anchor text is important for SEO. <– I think that is good anchor text? 🙂 7. Not Compressing My Images to Boost Load SpeedGoogle is open about favoring sites with faster loading times. I had several images that were MBs, not KBs! I now try and keep my photos below 70 KBs.The tool I use currently is TinyPng.com. There are several other options I haven’t tried, but this has done the trick.There are plenty of other ways to improve your page speed as well.What's Next?I am looking very forward to the many posts to come and want to thank those of you that have supported this blog and visited it in spite of my amateur SEO work.Do you see other SEO mistakes I am making? Please, let me know in the comments below!