15+ Tips on How to write seo friendly articles [Beginner to Advance]
By Riyansh Tiwari – DECEMBER 09, 2020
How to write seo friendly articles : Do you want to write SEO Friendly Articles for your blog?
But, do you know how SEO friendly articles are written for blogs or how SEO-optimized content is made and why it is so important for any blogger?
If you have the same question in your mind, then you have come to the right place.
Anyone can write an article for their blog or website but successful is the one who knows the art of writing and practice writing SEO friendly articles and this is the hallmark of a professional blogger.
In this post, I will tell you the very real way by which you can create such SEO content for your blog which will be liked by your users and the readers coming to your blog through internet and also help in increasing user engagement.
So, without wasting time, let’s move the blog post into SEO friendly post.
How to write SEO Friendly Articles for your blog?
We told you in a previous post that if a blog is a body then SEO is its life and your blog will never rank in Google without SEO.
Search Engine Optimization is the full form of SEO.
You try day and night to get traffic to your blog and make the article with quality content, good heading, short paragraphs, but still your posts are lying on 4 – 5 pages of Google.
This is too bad for a blogger isn’t it?
If you are really excited about making a seo friendly blog post, then you will understand all the steps mentioned below.
So let’s change this bad result into unique content and make a good result. (How to write seo friendly articles)
1. Before writing the post (Keyword Research)
Keyword research is very important before writing any blog post.
If you are writing a blog post for your readers without keyword research, then you are going to shoot arrows in the dark.
It is Keyword Research that decides your blog post whether that post will rank in Google or not.
Now you must be asking the question, what is a keyword?
The simple answer to this is, whatever you search by typing in Google is called keyword.
For example, as you search Google, these are the keywords “how to create a blog”.
Now you must also be asking that from where to do keyword research for a blog post? So for this, there are many free keyword research tools with which you can find keywords for free.
2. Use Keyword in Blog Title
Use your focus keyword in the title on which you are writing a blog post.
By using the focus keyword in the title of the blog post, the search engine will easily know which keyword you want to rank in Google.
For example, you look at the screenshot.
In the screenshot you can see how these bloggers have used the focus keyword in the title of their post.
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3. Use the Keyword in the 1st paragraph of the blog post
Using keywords to make a blog post SEO friendly content should come up well, once you learn how to implement keywords in your post, 50% of the your article will become SEO friendly.
So use the main keyword in the 1st paragraph of your blog post.
Let me show you some screenshots in which you will see how big bloggers use the main keyword in the 1st paragraph of their post.
If you look at the screenshot carefully, “How to create a free blog and website” in the title of the blog and the 1st paragraph of the post have also used the same keywords.
Pro Tip: Initially, 1 keyword must be inserted within 100 words of the post and in the last paragraph.
4. Write Long Article
To make your article SEO optimized content, the length of that article matters a lot in search engines.
According to a research, bloggers who write the length of their posts i.e. long articles, their posts rank quickly in Google.
Now this question must be coming in your mind that how many words should a blog post be written? I said right!
So see, how many words a blog post should have! It depends on the topic of your post.
If we talk about the average word, according to a research, if you are writing a long article, then there should be at least 2182 words in that post.
But it is not necessary that every post should be written in a long article, because long articles are written only after selecting the topic.
It means to say that if you are writing a blog post for the purpose, if that post is completed according to you, then do not prolong the article more than necessary because your content becomes of low quality with unnecessary words.
How to write long articles?
I am sure now you are getting a little confused that how to write long article?
The way keyword research is necessary before writing a blog post, in the same way, before writing an article it is very important to structure the post.
- First you do keyword research.
- Search Google and analyze the keyword on which you are going to write a blog post.
- Write selected keywords in Notepad or in a diary.
- After that select yourself which points you want to include in your blog post.
- Now your article structure is ready and now you can write long article.
With this, your content will never be of low quality and readers who read will not feel boredom and your content will also become seo friendly. (How to write seo friendly articles)
5. Make Post URL (Permalink) SEO Friendly URL
To make your blog post SEO Friendly Article, the URL of the post plays a huge role in the search engine.
If the URL of your post is not SEO friendly then your post will not be considered SEO optimized in search engine.
Whether your blog is built in Blogger Platform or WordPress platform, while writing the post, the URL of the post becomes automatic default URL which is not SEO user friendly, so short URL should be replaced instead of default URL.
Let us explain you by giving examples, suppose that the title of your post is “What is The Full Form Of Google- Who searched google” and you have targeted the keyword “Google Ka Full Form”, then the URL of the blog post should be like this needed.
This is a perfect SEO friendly URL.
We never have to keep the URL of a blog post long but only use the Target Keyword in the URL.
Let us show you SEO unfriendly URL and SEO friendly URL.
SEO Unfriendly URL (Bad URL)
SEO Friendly URL (Perfect URL)
Look at the screenshot too.
In this way, you can make the URL of the post seo friendly by creating short URL which Google or other search engines also like.
6. Image Alt Tag
Using an image in a blog takes four moons in a post, but do you know that seo optimized image is also very important in a blog post.
There are many bloggers who have just created a blog and they do not know that SEO optimization of the image is also done.
A professional blogger can give details of the entire post not only by writing the post but also from the image.
How to Optimize Image
If you also want to bring traffic through the image, then you have to use Alt Tag in the image used in your post.
Google or other search engines cannot read the image.
Google does not read the image but reads the image through text.
There are many bloggers who upload photos with names like image.0012 in their blog posts that make this huge mistake.
When you create an image for a blog post or take a screenshot of a photo, the name of that photo should first be changed according to the topic.
For example, you are writing a post on India’s richest man and you took a screenshot of Mukesh Ambani‘s photo, then you will rename that photo and write India’s richest man in the title after that upload the image.
After uploading the image in the post, select that image and put the keyword on the alt tag option, so that Google will know which topic the image used is on.
In this way, when people search for the image related to your post in Google, then the image uploaded by you also gets into your website, which also increases the traffic of your blog.
Therefore keywords must be inserted in the alt tag of the image.
7. Use Heading and Sub-Heading
To make blog posts user friendly, using Heading and subheading should be a good idea because Heading only tells visitors who come to your blog what you really want to say.
But using subheading with Heading is also an art, the blogger and wordpress have headings from H1 to H6 which you should know how to use properly.
Let me explain you by giving examples.
I assume that you are writing a blog on BigRock hosting Review, then you will use the headings like this.
H1. BigRock Hosting Review | How to buy BigRock hosting
- H2: What is BigRock Hosting
- H3: BigRock Hosting Overview
- H3: Pros और Cons Of BigRock Hosting
- H3: BigRock Hosting Review
H2: How to buy BigRock Hosting
- H3: BigRock hosting discount code
- H3: Buy BigRock Hosting Step by step
In this way you should use heading and subheading in your content.
8. Blog Post Title
I will call this point as Brahmastra because these are such a point related to SEO friendly article by which people only get attracted and visit your blog post.
Do you know the post title and Meta title before proceeding?
So first of all, we understand the difference between Post Title and Meta Title very well.
- Post Title: The post title is your main heading which online visitors see the title of the post on your blog for example: Best Free Blogger Templates
- Meta Title: The search engine sees the Meta Title and the search engine itself decides how it will show the meta title to the people.
Therefore, the title of the blog post should be written according to the meta title, ie the title should be made user friendly so that the search engine can give value to your post.
How to make Title User Friendly
- Must insert main keyword in blog title.
- Use power words in blog title such as: Best, Top, Awesome, Most etc.
- Use the Long Tail keyword.
- Use the number in the title with power words like: Best 9, Top 20 etc.
Pro Tip: Search engines consider the title within 66 to 70 words to be user friendly, so the title of the blog should be written with the focus keyword within 66 words. (How to write seo friendly articles)
9. Post Meta Description
Meta Description plays an important role in search engine rankings. So whenever you write a post, definitely write a meta description.
The more eye catchy the description is, the more visitors will come to your blog.
- You have to write a short summary of which topic your post is about, between 156 to 160 words in the meta description.
- The focus keyword of the post must be included in the meta description.
Google keeps an eye on each of your posts, so if you have not yet written the meta description, then start writing because 70% of the traffic comes from the description of the post itself.
10. Internal linking and External Linking
Do you know about Internal Linking and External Linking?
Let us first understand the difference between internal linking and external linking.
- Internal Linking: These are the links of your post which you include while writing your new post, the URL of the old post.
For example, you have published 4 to 5 articles in your blog and now you are going to write a new article, then in that article you are also including the url of your old post, this is called internal linking.
Benefits of internal linking
The biggest advantage of internal linking is that your old posts are Crawl with new posts and your users visit from 1 post to another post, this will also reduce your bounce rate.
- External Link: These are the links that we add in our posts to a link to a post from another website.
For example, if you are writing content related to Adsense and in this post you gave a link to my post which is related to fast adsense approval in your post, then it is called external linking.
Benefits of External Linking
External linking increases the value of your post because while crawling your post Google will also understand that you are giving your user very deeply information and how trustworthy they are.
Many bloggers do not like to add a link to another website in their post when it is wrong.
So if you want to make your blog post a seo friendly article, then along with internal linking, external linking must also be done.
11. Keyword Stuffing
It is a good habit to use Keyword to rank your post in Google, but if you use main keyword in more posts than necessary, then it becomes Keyword stuffing.
I have seen many bloggers use excessive keywords in their posts.
For example, using “how to create a blog” keyword excessively in a post is called keyword stuffing, this makes the meaning of the post meaningless and the reader goes from visiting your site to another site.
Therefore, the density of Keyword in a blog post should be kept at only 0.5% to 1.5% as these posts are best for optimization.
12. Use LSI Keyword
To create SEO friendly article, you should use not only focus keyword but LSI keyword in your article because your posts are ranked not only by focus keyword in Google but also by LSI keyword.
The full form of LSI Keyword is Latent Semantic Indexing.
What is LSI Keyword?
A word similar to any key word is called LSI keyword.
- What is a blog (Main Keyword)
- How to create a blog (LSI Keyword)
How to find LSI Keyword?
You can find the LSI keyword very easily with the help of Google.
Whenever you type something in Google’s search box, Google automatically shows us the keyword related to the same topic.
If you want to use the help of a tool to find the LSI Keyword, then you can also find the LSI keyword for free from the LSI Graph tool.
13. Use Short Paragraph
Articles written in short paragraphs always give great experiense for blog readers.
Blog readers will also like to read your blog posts only when you give them complete information in a good way.
So if you want to increase user engagement with your user, then use short paragrapah in your post, this will make your readers like to read your post, which will also reduce the bounce rate of your blog and also make your article SEO friendly.
14. Use Bold and Italic in the article
Bold, italic and underline should also be used in the article to optimize the content.
In the article bold, italic is used for keywords or related sentences so that the search engine can find out which word you are targeting.
If you are reading my post then you will find that I have used bold, italic in this article.
Pro Tip: Make only 3 to 4 keywords bold and italic in the article, the post seems useless if you overdose. Apart from keywords, other important lines can also be bold, italic and underline.
15. Create Intro Eye Catchy for Blog Post
Whether the article is short or long, only the first 2 lines will tell your readers whether your post is of their use or not.
According to a study, those bloggers whom attract readers in the first paragraph in a article are successful in writing and the readers read the posts you have written.
So if you also want to increase user engagement by making your content SEO friendly article, whenever writing your post, make the starting line an eye catchy so that your content readers do not feel useless and are forced to read your post.
Final Word (How to write seo friendly articles)
So these were the best 15 tips with which you can make your post SEO friendly.
I have shared all the tips in this post which are done to make the normal post seo friendly post.
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