If you know right methods and ways to optimize your blog content then you’ll find that it’s not as difficult job as it looks like. By simply following some on-page SEO tricks you can rank your content high on search engine result pages.
In this post, I’ll not be covering common SEO techniques like writing guest posts and leaving comments on the common niche blog to get quality backlinks. These methods are the base of SEO. If you know even a little about SEO then I’m quite sure you’re already aware of these techniques.
Blog commenting and Guest Blogging is the most common techniques which fall under off-page SEO. There’s no doubt that these techniques will help you leverage your blog’s ranking. If you’re creating quality content then also by simply following these methods you can rank those content which doesn’t have any backlinks.
Below I’ve down some of the best techniques and methods which will help you come up with SEO rich article for your blog. So, Continue reading this article and find out how can you easily create quality SEO rich blog posts to gain more organic traffic.
However, it is possible that you already know a few techniques which I’ll be discussing in this post but I assure that you’ll be getting something new after going through the whole article.
BEWARE! Check for the following points before proceeding:
I want to make this clear to you that if you have poor content then no matter how much SEO or tricks you follow, you won’t be able to rank well on SERP. So, before actually getting started to make sure you have a quality content which offers value to your readers.
Every good quality content has these 3 fundamental points, an attractive headline for your content, Quality information, and links and resources to strengthen your content. You’ll never face any kind of content quality issues if you carefully follow these 3 main points.
Next thing is related to the content length. From past few years, search engines are giving priority to those pages which have longer posts. Therefore, if you have to rank your blog posts on search engine result pages then you have to come up with longer articles.
Creating content of about 1000+ words seems to be a pretty good writing method. I know that writing this kind of lengthy articles is not that easy task but I want you to believe in me. There are many benefits to writing this kind of blog posts. You can easily target your keywords which you want to rank for, also you can hold your audience for a much longer time on your blog pages.
Now, after knowing the above points, let’s get back to the main blog post topic.
Essential points to Create SEO Rich blog Posts
Let’s now discuss several ways and techniques which you should follow in order to create quality blog posts for your blog. Make sure that you properly follow all the following points if you want to write an optimized article.
- Prefer Writing Naturally
When you write keywords rich article you have to keep in mind that you stuff right keywords in the right position, check for keyword density and other related things. Keeping all these points in mind sometimes not help us creating quality content. Content written targeting keywords and keyword density are usually not that great.
Instead, you should write like you are talking to your audience. Prefer writing your articles in a natural tone without bothering about keywords, SEO, keyword density and other stuff. When you follow this approach you will notice that your content is now more reader-friendly and interesting at the same time. When you write your articles in natural tone readers start taking more interest to your blog posts.
But is that all that you need to do?
Before following the above tip you should do a good research on your target keyword. You should be very clear what’s your target keyword is. Try to find at least 20-25 relevant LSI keywords (Don’t worry I’ve covered this topic below in this article). After you have created a list of all your target keywords, keep those keywords in your mind and start with the writing part.
Keeping all your target keywords in your mind will help you to automatically add those keywords to your content.
You can also emphasize some points in your articles by using different font styles. This trick helps your reader to get critical points when they are skimming through your content.
Another thing which has to be kept in mind if your targeted keyword density. Keyword density should never exceed 3% of your whole content length. Going beyond this range increase the chances of getting penalized by Google Bots.
- Watch for the Title Tags!
When you are writing a lengthy article, you’ll have to break the whole blog into several topics or subtopics. You have to write it in small parts to make your readers feel comfortable. According to research, it has been seen that long posts without any subtopic or headings make the reader feel bored. No one likes to go through a big piece of content, everyone prefers small subparts.
Using different title tags can help you break your content. Although, These days no one chooses to write posts using tags. But for understanding, I’ll mention it down.
Using <h1> tag for the main post headline is a good idea. Many content writers choose to include <h1> tag for subheadings too, but I’ll not recommend you to follow that thing.
For sub headings you can choose to include <h2>, <h3> and <h4> as per their priorities. To emphasis a word or a particular term you can go with <h5> or <h6>.
Whenever you use title tags in your content, always follow a proper order. It makes your content look organized.
Next, to make your content rank better on search engine result pages, include target keyword once per headline. If there are many subheadings down there then use LSI keywords. Using LSI keywords helps you target your keywords indirectly which prevent your content from being over-optimized.
- Adding Post Description aka Meta Description
I’m sure that you have noticed that small description which appears on search results whenever you search for a query online. A meta description is nothing but a brief description of your blog posts that appear underneath the main post title in search engines. Adding a proper meta description to your post is one of the best SEO strategies you can implement for your blog posts.
Avoiding meta description would be a huge mistake if we do not cover that part under optimizing blog posts.
You have to write an attractive meta description with your targeted keywords. Your meta description has to be meaningful and compelling at the same time. You have to describe the main idea for your blog posts under 150 words, so be careful while writing a good meta description.
- Don’t Forget the Images
Long blog posts without even a single image usually make your readers feel bored. As I have already mentioned it above that you have to write lengthy articles in order to rank better on search engine results. Not putting a single image in the article would be a huge mistake. If your readers will feel bored then they will simply switch to option resources available online. That’s the thing we want to avoid, right?
Images not just only helps in killing the boredom but also helps in maintaining a good SEO score.
When you add an image to your blog post you should make sure to name that image correctly. Try to separate each character with a “-” symbol. Here’s an example:
“SEO-Techniques-For-Getting- Insane Traffic.png”
Google Bots checks for this factor in order to rank your blog posts images good under image search section. You have to avoid putting random blog posts images name if you want to rank better on SERPs.
To improve your blog posts SEO scores you should also try to add a good alt tag to your images. Adding correct Alt tags and Title tags affect your blog posts ranking on search engines.
If you are on a Google Blogger platform or a WordPress user then there is an option for image properties. By going to image properties you can add your customized image tags. Here’s an example of image alt tag:
Alt Tag = “SEO-Techniques-For-Getting- Insane Traffic”
- Adding Internal Links
Whenever you finish with the writing part make sure to add relevant blog posts links in your finished content. Try to add at most 2-3 links in your blog posts. Adding your blog posts links to other blog posts helps in interlinking blog content.
Adding internal links not just helps in improving SEO score for your blog posts but also helps in decreasing your blog bounce rate. Internal links help you in keeping your readers on your blog for a long time.
There’s one more advantage of adding internal links. When you add internal links to your blog posts you help search engine bots crawling through those links too. This technique results in indexing more number of blog posts available on your blog.
Note – Always add relevant blog posts links to your article. Adding irrelevant links to your blog posts can result in no good.
- Adding LSI keywords
LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing) keywords are nothing but related keywords for your targeted keyword.
One of the main reason why we should add these keywords to blog posts is that of the Google search algorithm. According to Google’s search algorithm, you have to use both targeted keywords as well as relevant keywords to appear on top search results.
You all might know the fact that if you have to rank good on SERP then you have to make proper use of your targeted keyword. But if you choose to use them a lot then there are high chances of getting penalized by Google bots. In such cases, LSI keywords come handy.
Now, if you wondering to find LSI keywords for your article then here’s a trick.
Search for your blog post title on a Search engine and then look for related search topics which appears at the bottom of page result.
Those hypertexts are nothing but LSI keywords which you can use within your article to optimize them.
Another alternative to this method is using a keyword suggestion tool. Ubersuggest is one such tool which helps you finding your relevant keywords to improve your SEO score. You can use this amazing keyword suggestion tool in order to generate good quality keywords which you can easily rank for on search engine results.
So, that’s all with this article. I know the fact that creating backlinks and being active on social media platforms helps you to rank better on search engine results but if you don’t have well-optimized blog content then it will be for no use.
Optimizing your blog post is the foremost thing which you should worry about before proceeding to other optimizing options. Even if you follow all the above steps carefully then you can rank better on search engines without putting many efforts.
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