In fact, since I first wrote this article more than a year ago I've written some of these articles that might give you even more insight:
There are lots of little tricks you can do to get yourself noticed on the Search Engine Results Page (SERP), and writing a Search Engine Optimized (SEO) article is often a critical component of just that.
And after awhile you might even get something a little more special.
- Quality: When I work for other people, what I always tell them is that you want a quality article that will give relevant, useful, and new information to whomever is reading it. Lots of people understand this, and that’s why when you type something like “acid reflux” into Google, you’ll get the cream of the crop in regards to information right at the top of your screen. Unfortunately, many people also do not realize this, and that’s why there are so many poorly written articles out there today, although thankfully they’re on the bottom of the SERP.
- Correctness: One of the easiest ways to spot a phony article, or one that is just plain rubbish, is by looking for mistakes. This won’t be hard, and you won’t have to go out of your way, for they’ll be blatantly obvious. Incorrect grammar, spelling that is completely wrong or makes no sense, and of course seeing the same word multiple times in an article in mind-boggling locations. When people do SEO writing, they tend to use their keyword in interesting ways to try and get the most effect. That’s why you’ll see things like “reflux acid reflux” in a sentence like this: “When your reflux acid reflux begins, quickly kill yourself.” Well, not exactly like that, but you get the idea.
- Keywords: When you do SEO writing a lot, you’ll hear all about keywords, and you need to keep those in mind, somewhat. When the keyword is the only dominant thought when you sit down to write an article, you’ll get an article that is just not good, and which may even turn readers away. And if Google somehow notices what you’re trying to do, which is keyword stuffing, well, goodbye good ratings, you’ll be dinged. One of the worst things that can happen to a growing online business, and one that I see quite often when I talk to clients, is that they’ll have to rewrite all of their content because the googlebot came by their site and saw they were using black-hat SEO methods, or at least gray. The line can often be blurred, but when your SEO writing is so blatantly obvious, you really need to consider changes.
My SEO Writing
I’m writing this article right now around the keyword “SEO writing,” in case you haven’t noticed by now. If you haven’t, that means I’ve done my job well. My goal with this article is to come in around 500 words, and have a keyword density of 1% to 2%. That means I need about 5 to 10 examples of my keyword “SEO writing” to qualify for good, white-hat SEO writing.
So how’d I do? Well, I don’t know, I’m not finished yet, let me check. Alright, so far I’ve got about 560 words and 8 examples of my keyword. Therefore, that’s a good, if not great, SEO article.