Do you want to learn how to write SEO articles? No one is expert in the field of SEO, neither I, however I have few tricks which you can use to optimize your articles and make it search engine friendly.
How to write SEO articles
I believe you have already heard of few common points, like keyword density should be this much %, use your keyword in meta description, use it in first paragraph of the post etc Blah! Blah! Blah! I am not gonna share something new but I will summarize all these stuffs at one place, here in this post. So that it would be handy for you to optimize your post, if you are not using any premium plugin. This brief guide will show you how to write SEO articles with keywords in just a few easy steps. you can also refer my SEO checklist, which I refer for search engine optimization.
Few Easy Steps to Help you Learn about How to Write Artciles for SEO
Before we get into those steps, let me explain the concept of keyword density. The number of times a keyword gets mentioned in a particular page can help determine how optimized that page is for the search engines.
When you’re looking at keyword density, it seems that aiming for a density level of between 1% and 4% seems to be the going recommendation on how to write SEO articles without being picked up as a keyword stuffer.
I would recommend have keyword density between 1% and 3% to be on the safe side and avoid using it in places where it doesn’t really flow with the article.
1. Keyword Research
I am assuming that you are done with initial stage of keyword research and you have your target keyword (or focus keyword) ready. In order to rank for this keyword, you should do a research on Google Ad-words Tool to a) check keyword competition b) try to write unique content, which is not available on your competitor’s website.
2. Use Header Tags for Headings
You should always use subheadings when you are writing an article. You can do this by using h2 tags. This helps keep your ideas organized and much easier to read, it also provides a great place to put your keywords. Search engines pay special attention to keywords placed in header tags, so try to use your keyword into a subheading to get it noticed by search engine.
3. Title, H1 Tag and Meta Description are Important
One of the most essential places you can use your target keywords is in the title, Headings and Meta description tag of your article. Write a eye catchy title people would want to click on. For example, if your keyword is “Car” you may want to have a title like “How to Drive Car” or “How to maintain Cars”, something along those lines.
4. Keyword Density
In order to efficiently write a search engine friendly and keyword rich article, the article should be thick or filled with the target keywords or focus keyword phrases. On average an SEO article should have a keyword density between 1 – 4 %. To figure out the keyword density of an article, multiply the number of times your keyword or keyword phrases appear in your article, divide that number by the word count of the article. You can also refer my post keyword density checker.
5. Use LSI Keywords
It is important to use relevant LSI keywords in your article so that users can find your article using related terms. It also help you cover the topic in depth as you are going to add additional context while using these related keywords.
What counts the most when writing SEO articles?
I have provided all the tips above about how to write SEO articles, the most important take away points are as follows: Perform Keyword research first, write quality content, Use your keyword in title and headings and take care of keyword density while writing a SEO article.
John Francel says
thank you for your article really helpful and very informative, the best and my favorite part of your article is “Keyword Research”, I love to hunt keywords.
Chaitanya Singh says
Keep hunting for keywords John :D, It’s good practice for a blogger :)
very effective tips , this post clear to me totally about keyword density and many more things which was in confusion .thanks for sharing the great article.keep up posting .
Chaitanya Singh says
Thanks Sumit for your comment. I’m happy that it helped you
Taswir Haider says
I have come through your site from search engine. Really impressive that you have got PR3 within 2 months. Good going bro.
David Hood says
Optimizing keywords has been one of the frequently used strategies in SEO. It is a challenge to use these keywords without sounding like a robot. However, it is not the only thing to do to get better ranking.
It’s definitely a good idea to be careful about how you use keywords. In the post penguin 2.0 world Google has cracked down even more on over optiisation. Your tips are great, write the articles naturally and include keywords naturally where needed. Just don’t overly repeat the keywords.
Karan Singh says
thanks for shearing such a wonderful article with us, after using your ideas the traffic on my website is increased and also money.
sumeet j says
M confused of using subheadings bcoz i simply copy my whole title n paste it as subheadings. For example
i give blog title : How to Drive Car
now my post starts
subheadings : How to Drive Car
description……m doing right or wrong plz tell me, if wrong then tell me how i write subheadings with keyword differ from title.
one more thing m asking, that meta description in blogger is for whole blog not for single post. for single post their is search description column in the right side when we posting a new post. so plz tell me it is good to give search description or not. bcoz i had seen if we not give the search description the Google will take the first 145 character of the published post automatically. plz clear my thoughts, thanks.
Great points regarding keyword density, I agree that keywords need to flow naturally within the article in order for you to rank competitively and organically for your key terms.
Brenda Smith says
There is no doubt that Keywords are the 2nd most important thing after backlinks.
Without targeting the right keyword, we can never drive traffic and sales.
You have written awesome article by which we can create SEO optimized articles for search engines and visitors.
I would definitely follow what you said in this article. I hope It will help me to writer better SEO content.
Thanks for sharing such a nice article with us.
Have a nice weekend.
Sanar Qazi says
please illustrate with images or videos as well .So,far it is best website for beginners to learn from .
i hope you will do it
kindly inform me specially about keyword research by video or images
you can tell me on my email.
Smart short article but very effective for seo. Keyword density 1-3% did you mean EMD? Which keywords should I use for my rest of the content? Thx.
Dich Vu says
Thanks for sharing tips. I’m not good at copy writing, so I often hire someone else writes for me. :D