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A Quick Guide to Writing SEO Friendly Articles

November 7th, 2015

When you publish content to your website, you want it to attract as much attention as possible. In order to achieve this, you’ll need to make sure that search engines are able to easily pick up your article. With that mind, we’ve put together a quick guide to writing SEO friendly articles.

If you’re looking for a cheap SEO method, you’ll find writing SEO friendly articles to be one of the easiest and most effective methods.

Research your Keywords

Writing SEO friendly articles is all about packing your article full of keywords. These keywords are relevant to the terms users will be searching to find your article. With that in mind, you’ll need to spend some time researching the best keywords to include in your article. There are a number of handy tools online that allow you to get an idea of the keywords users are using.

There’s even services from the likes of Google that provide keyword information. Research your keywords carefully, as they’re your main source of SEO.

Use your Keywords

Once you’ve got a good idea of the keywords that are relevant to your article, you’ll need to make sure that you use them. Your keywords should make up roughly 2-3% of your article’s total wording.

Not only that, but your most important keyword should also be in the article title. The article title is the first thing that Google looks for, so make sure that your keyword is part of it. Also be sure to include keywords within the article’s subheadings, as Google will also look at these when gaining an idea of the relevance of your article.

As a final tip, try to keep keywords within the first and last sentences of an article.

Length

Whilst keywords are the most important part of writing SEO friendly articles, it’s also worth considering the length of your article. Google will give priority to longer, more detailed articles, but it shouldn’t be too long as you’ll just lose the reader’s attention.

As a rough idea, your SEO friendly articles should be 300 words at the very least, but try to strive for 500 words. More in-depth articles should be somewhere between 1500-2000 words.