To be a great writer, you need skill, creativity, and commitment. Notice how innate marketing abilities are not on that list? Writing and maintaining an interesting or entertaining blog does not require special marketing skills. But writing SEO-friendly blog posts absolutely does. If you’re lacking in SEO writing skills, these 7 tips will help you get started. Before you know it, you’ll be writing SEO enhanced blog posts without even thinking about it.
7 Tips To Write SEO Friendly Blog Posts
1. Plan Your Message
Think very hard about the message you want to convey to your audience. What message do you want them to remember? What are the main points of the post?
Google prioritizes high-quality content. And your audience is more likely to engage with and share posts that really resonate with them. Also, a well-planned post allows you to add a relevant call to action and incorporate links in the text.
2. Break Up The Text
Break up your writing into paragraphs. Don’t let everything run together. Use headers for the paragraph and sub-headers or bullet points to further divide the text.
Our brains like white space. 😉
We are also more likely to keep reading if we don’t feel overwhelmed by the amount we have yet to read. If you are not sure that you are structuring your post well, get writing assistance from professional writers at NinjaEssays.
Another way to break up the text is to explain to readers how the post is structured. Tell them “first I will explain this, and then I will show data on X, Y, and Z, and finally, I will ask for your input.
3. Link to Other Content
Adding links to similar websites does several things for your article (from an SEO standpoint).
First of all, it makes your article more relevant on Google because you have linked to other reputable and highly ranked websites.
Second, it makes you more credible to your audience. Credible articles are shared more frequently, and frequent sharing will organically improve your SEO.
4. Post Frequently
One of the oldest SEO tricks in the book is to post every day. Google ranks active websites much higher than inactive websites. Posting every day shows that you are an active user. It also gives your readers more opportunities to comment on and share your posts. The more comments you receive, the higher your search results will be. And around and around we go. 🙂
5. Optimize Your Images
You should already be adding images to every post because people are more inclined to trust and be interested in content with images. People are also more likely to purchase from a business with attractive pictures on its website.
But beyond just adding photos, you need to optimize them for SEO. Size the photos so they are large enough to see, but small enough that they won’t take too long to load (long load times will hurt your SEO score). Also, include keywords in the photo tags and descriptions.
6. Make Your Posts Shareable
The primary goal of making your blog posts SEO friendly is to make sure they are viewed by the maximum possible amount of people.
Further, the goal is for those people to like, comment on, and share those pages. So, it’s vital that you make it very easy to share the content. Use a website like ShareThis to easily add, “share,” buttons to your main page and each blog post. You can add buttons for all the major social media pages or for your preferred networks.
7. Use Keywords Wisely
You need to use keywords – This is an unavoidable fact of creating SEO friendly content. But how and where you use the keywords matters.
First, you want to use them as unobtrusively as possible. You do not want to litter/throw them throughout the blog indiscriminately. This will look ridiculous. Readers will know you are writing for a computer algorithm. This is known as “Black Hat SEO.”
You should follow “White Hat SEO.” Keywords should make up about 1-2% of your text. You should also include keywords in the title, headers, URL, and photo tags. While it used to be fairly simple to get your website to rank well in Google search results, that is no longer the case. The algorithm is smarter, choosier, and far more complex. 😛
Final Words from the Editor
You need to tackle SEO from multiple angles. If you follow these tips, you will not only maximize your blog’s visibility and SEO score, but you will also impress your readers with better, more readable content. And isn’t that the whole point of your blog in the first place? 😉
really helpful for me as a newbie in seo work
Very well written article. I was struggling with optimization of the contents of my websites. But now I have the perfect solution to my struggle. I won’t be struggling anymore from now on.
Thanks a lot for sharing this article
Giving overview in beginning what we are going to discuss later in post seems great…
I will start implementing from my next post…
And also share my blog readers interactions month after now…
Thanks for tips….
Now I am posting irregularly like 2-3 days one post.So I was thinking that why my blog didn’t get traffic .You wrote this post very effectively.Thanks for this Post.
Great Post its Awesome tips Thank you so much Julie Petersen
It was really useful to me. I liked the tip 3 “Link to Other Content”. It must be relevant. irrelevant anchor text may be harmful to your resource.
Nice post… I am so happy to know all this stuff.
wow nice broo thanks your post is so informative..
Ultimate list and will include on my blog.
Thank you so much for sharing important information about writing a post, Thanks again julie.
I impressed with these much appreciated tips on SEO friendly blog writing. It must be tweeted. Thanks for this well written and helpful article!
I’m often confused about how google ranks site but as i heard from many that using on page seo can help us in ranking. If yes then I’m gonna use this all steps in next post.
Your post is really informative and I enjoyed reading. The tips you have shared was worth reading and hope It will help me to learn some new things.
Thanks for sharing.
really very nice post thanks for sharing
Your post is really informative and i enjoyed reading. The tips you have shared i was knowing but it was worth reading and helped me to learn some new things.
Thanks for sharing.
Really you wrote an awesome article, updating blog is the most important things from last few months I am not able to update my blog due to some reason which led my blog traffic decreased by 30% which is really an huge drop. Now I am going to increase my blog organic traffic again by posting some good quality SEO optimized content.
The blog post surely helps those who are better content writers but not good in SEO.
Thanks your article give us important knowledge about blogging. I can understand importance of SEO friendly articles because these articles will help us to get good rank on search engine like Google, Yahoo and Bing etc.
That was really an interesting article. It really helped me out a lot.
Now This is Amazing, well-summarized 🙂
I hope these tips will work for me for very sure while writing for my personal blog and others blogs.
Thanks for it and Stay Blessed 🙂
Hi Julie ,
I want know how i can use keyword in my blog.
This post is awesome well crafted a high quality one 🙂 ! Yes, people can see high quality post where ever they move their eye balls over your blog. The strategies you expose adds to my knowledge & keep sharing bro 🙂 You’re gonna make a loyal reader of your blog soon ?
I really like this article and i must say the tips are well outlined in such a way that even a novice can understand them.
Here is where i have a concern, must one post everyday? What about such people that are not into full blogging, people with other jobs, this might not work for them.
I understand the fact that its necessary to keep your blog active, i would rather recommend keyword subjects and evergreen posts. with these, whether or not you post daily, you’ll have visitors and active blog comments.
Have a nice weekend Julie.
Well, I agreed.
As we need to Focus on Off-Site components too so I think we should update 1 in a week but here is the strategy that I do with my money making sites:
Before publishing an Article, write 20-30 which be ready with all aspects and let it be with you.
Now in Starting Publish 7 Articles everyday only 1 article.
For next week publish 2 more but in a week, publish 2 articles for a week and do it twice, if you had 20 then you are left with 5 articles, or if you had 30 then 15.
Now keep updating your blog with 1 article in a week and rest of the days focus on off-site SEO.
But Rember to write 20-30 articles before site launching.
In short: Start updating daily then update twice in a week and after 1-2 months with this planning update weekly with only 1 articles. It would be work for sure 🙂
hi good to read this article… i ready liked the way you present also….
Thanks for sharing such valuable info…..
This article is very interesting and it seems like that every point will help me. I am a newbie and i never hear about these points. I gained a lot from this article. hope this will help me in improving my SEO skills.
This article is superb for the newbies. Now a days, SEO became most confusing sector because of so many misleading sources. Thanks for correct guideline for the newbies.
However, I have a little bit to add with this amazing piece of content. Firstly, I think keyword research should be the starting point of writing SEO friendly article. Secondly, posting regularly is really good but not mandatory for blogs. However, it’s a mandatory fact for online news sites and portals.
Finally, Have a nice day. Hope to get more helpful contents from you.
This article is very interesting and i gained a lot from this article. hope this will help me in improving my SEO skills.
This is a great post for newbies who are good at content writing but not good in SEO. Also, you have explained all points very well and I will also follow the point in which you said Point To Other Website. I never pointed other websites in my article.
Is pointing another website really helps in Ranking?
Next month, I’ll be blogging about SEO for authors, and you bet I’ll be linking to this post! 🙂
Very nice tips for the beginners of blogging. The blog post surely helps those who are better content writers but not good in SEO.
Thank you, I’m glad the article is helpful!
Yeah I agree with you to write an entertaining and interesting blog post doesn’t require high marketing skills but when we concern about a SEO Blog Post it matters a lot. I would love to say thanks to sharing this remarkable content with us.
Amit, thanks for your comment!
It’s always my pleasure mam.
Hello Julie.. Very Glad To Read this Post.. Very Helpful for me To Succeed in this new SEO Strategies.. Thank you for sharing….
regards Yeswant Ray
Thanks for your words!
Thanks Julie mam for providing this unique and informative post ,but please suggest me how can i check keyword density of any perticular post,if you know any tool or site please tell me.
Thanks, I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the article. Sure, here is the tool I often use – http://smallseotools.com/keyword-density-checker/.
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