Tips SEO friendly and good blog post –
Tips SEO friendly and good blog post
9 tips for good and SEO friendly blog post: –
Writing a blog post, like all other writing, is a skill. To keep your reader interested, you should think about the structure of your copy and write appealing texts.
You can help your readers to grasp the main idea of your post by providing headings, subheadings and clear paragraphs.
If people understand and like your text, they are much more inclined to share, like, tweet and link to your post. And that will increase your rankings.
So, in order to improve your ranking in Google, you should definitely try to maximize your writing skills!
For some good reasons, writing for SEO friendly purposes and writing to attract and captivate your audience could seem two contradictory goals. I totally disagree with this.
Indeed, if you not only want a good but also a SEO friendly blog post, the words you want to be found on should be in a very prominent place. But, using your keywords too often severely damages the readability of your text. So, you definitely shouldn’t do that.
In this post, I would like to give some tips on writing blog posts that are both very readable as well as SEO friendly. I genuinely think those two goals should (and easily can!) go hand in hand.
Elementary writing tips for good SEO friendly blog posts
Before anything, your blog post just has to be a good piece of writing! A lot of bloggers just begin to write when creating a new blog post. They just type what comes to mind. For some, this may be sufficient because they are natural writing talents. Others might need some help. I always follow the next set of ‘rules’ myself.
Tips SEO friendly and good blog post by Santai Niaga:-
1. Think before you write!
What will make readers feel from your blog post. Imagine!
Think hard about the message of your text. What do you want to tell your readers or which central question do you want to ask? What’s the purpose of your text? And what do you want your readers to do at the end of the page? Write down the answers to these questions before you begin writing.
2. Write down the structure of your blog post.
Start your post with creating a clear structure. Every post should have:
some sort of introduction (in which you introduce your topic);
a body (in which the main message is written);
a conclusion (which should summarize the most important ideas or deduce some new idea).
Write down what you want to write in all these three sections. You now have a kind of summary of your post. The real writing can begin.
3. Use paragraphs.
Everybody uses paragraphs, but make sure to use paragraphs that make sense. Do not start a new sentence on a new line, just because it looks nice. There should be a reason for making a new paragraph.
In this case, every paragraph should have a main idea or a main subject. Ask yourself what the main idea of each paragraph is. You should be able to grasp that main idea in only one sentence.
On the other hand, if you need more sentences, you simply need more paragraphs.
4. Use headings.
Headings structure the entire page, so you should use headings. They’re important for readability, but for SEO as well.
Most importantly, headings help Google to grasp the main topics of a long post and therefore can help in your ranking.
If you want people to find their way in your articles, you should use subheadings. Subheadings will lead people, help them scan your page, and clarify the structure of your articles. Make sure you use your keywords in some subheadings.
Not in each and every one of them though, as it will make the text unreadable.
5. Remember to use signal words or transitions words in your blog post.
Signal words help people to scan through your text and help people to grasp the main idea. Let’s say, for instance, that there are three reasons for people to buy your product.
You should use signal words like: ‘first of all’; ‘secondly’ and ‘finally’. Also, words like ‘nevertheless’, ‘surely’ and ‘indeed’ give a clear signal to your readers.
As a result, readers will instantly get that a conclusion will follow after words like ‘consequently’, ’so’ or ‘for this reason’.
Signal words are therefore very important to structure your text.
6. Let other people read your post. Good readability.
Before publishing your post, let someone else read your post first. Ask him/her whether he understands the main idea of your post. Correct typos and sentences that aren’t formulated correctly.
7. Optimize the length of your article.
A compact of info and attractive blog post
Make sure your articles have a minimum of 300 words. Google likes long articles, if your article is too long though, it might scare away users. So try to stop at around 700 words.
In fact, as a general rule of thumb: try to put your search terms in about 1 to 2 percent of your text. So in an article of 300 words, you should mention your search terms 3 to 6 times.
8. Link to previous content.
If you already wrote some content about the topic of your current post, don’t forget to link to these posts. It will make your post stronger because you show some authority on the subject.
Next to that, your link structure is important for your ranking in Google as well. And of course, your reader might be interested in these related posts too.
9. Update your blog content regularly.
Adding actual and functional information to your website will give Google the idea that your website is alive. If it’s not an active website, Google will crawl it less often. This might affect your rankings negatively.
(Quality content blog post)
The era in which some SEO tricks were sufficient to get your website to rank high in Google has long ended.
Nowadays, good content is king. And good content also leads to more Facebook likes and shares, tweets and return visitors to your website.
Of course, you can do some extra things to maximize the SEO friendly ‘ness’ of your post, but most important is: just write a very, very good and quality blog post!
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Black hat VS White hat SEO: Which way to go?
A solid SEO foundation is based on what is known in the industry as ‘white hat SEO’. White hat SEO is a term used to describe the process of optimizing your website without violating any rules.
To be more precise, Google has a set of guidelines of what you can do and what you shouldn’t do in order to make your website Google friendly.
If you violate any of those guidelines either intentionally or even because you didn’t know about them, you risk in getting a ‘Google penalty’ and this means your website will either be removed from Google or your rankings will dramatically drop.
What is black hat SEO?
Black hat SEO on the other hand, is a term used to describe actions that are not according to acceptable standards and practices. The purpose of black hat SEO is to manipulate search engine algorithms using various techniques that can trick search engines into ranking a page high in the results using false signals.
Which way to go?
White hat SEO is the only way to go. Search engines have very intelligent algorithms, spam detection techniques and sooner or later, they can track and penalize any websites that are using black hat techniques to achieve higher rankings.
Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet and especially those guides or tutorials that promise you results in a short amount of time. SEO takes time to generate good results and after you do a lot of work.
If you are looking for a fast way to get traffic to your website, get into AdWords, Facebook ads or other paid methods but if you want to build a solid business online, then SEO can guarantee your long term success.