Friends, in today’s post, we will learn how to write SEO-friendly blog posts. The new beginner who is a blogger often makes the mistake that he does not optimize his blog post for SEO.
This is the reason that the content of their website does not show at the top in Google search results.
Because of which the lot of traffic that they could bring to their website, they would not be able to bring.
In today’s article, we are going to give you some such tips with the help of which you can write an SEO-friendly blog post.
How to Optimize Your Blog Posts for SEO
The best time to optimize your blog post for SEO. When you are creating your blog content, but still you can update your old articles and improve them and optimize them for SEO.
One thing you should always remember is that blogging SEO of friends is the most important to bring traffic to your website. In this article, we will tell you such ways by which you can write SEO-friendly blog posts.
I also use the tips that we are going to tell you for my website. Now all you have to do is follow all the tips mentioned below, whenever you will create blog content.
Or if you update or improve an old blog post, you still have to follow all the tips mentioned below.
How To Write a SEO Friendly Blog Posts
- Plan Your Content with Proper Keyword Research
- Find Semantic Keywords for Your Focus Keyword
- Write an SEO Friendly blog title
- Make Internal Linking Habit
- Add Images and Videos in Your Blog Posts
- Add Meta Description in Your Blog Post
- How to write easy article to read
- Use Categories and Tags to Organize Content
- The Featured Snippet in the Search Result
- Optimize Your Older Blog Posts
- Make Your Blog Posts Comprehensive
(1) Plan Your Content with Proper Keyword Research
Friends, most new users make the mistake that they create their own blog content on the same subject or topics.
Which they think that users will like this content and they will definitely read it. While the reality is that the content they are creating is only their interest in that content, not others.
So first of all you stop guessing what others will like and what you will not like. You can do keyword research to create your blog post content. Through which you get to know what kind of content people like to read or see on the internet.
Keyword research is a technique that is used mostly by content creators and SEO experts. With its help, you can know what kind of topics your users are interested in. Then you can create and publish blog content related to the same topics.
All the data that Keyword Research provides us with is data from search engines. That is, what kind of topics people searched the most in any search engine.
Which site clicked the most, which kind of topics are liked by today’s time users. You will find all this data in any good keyword research planner.
You can plan a strategy for your content by using all these keywords. It will now be that now you are actually creating a blog post on the topics that users are actually searching for. This is the best way to earn traffic for your new WordPress website or blog.
Because it provides you with very in-depth data related to the keyword. Apart from this, it gives you many other useful features like competition analysis, keyword position, tracking, and more.
(2) Find Semantic Keywords for Your Focus Keyword
Once you find keyword ideas by doing keyword research for yourself. Now you have to choose any of those keywords, which has the highest search volume, which also has the lowest competition.
This will be your focus keyword, which will be most likely to be read by users. Now if you use your WordPress Yoast SEO plugin.
So you can set your focus keyword in the SEO settings of your articles. From this, you can see how well you have used it in your article.
After that, now you have to find Latent Semantic Indexing i.e. LSI keywords. It will be a search related to your focus keywords, it is very easy to find it. For this, you simply search your focus keyword in Google search or any search browser.
Now scroll down you will see many search results show at the bottom. All these search results are related to your focus keyword. You can use all these in your blog post while creating your blog content.
You can use many of these keywords in your blog posts so that you can create the best content for your users. Now whenever a user searches your focus keyword, then your content will show.
In addition, if a user searches a keyword related to your content, then your content will show it in the search results. With which more and more people will visit your new website and blog and your traffic will start to increase.
(3) Write an SEO Friendly Blog Titles
Friends you need to tie a knot, the title of your blog post plays the most important role in the search ranking. A good blog post title makes your article most relevant for a search query.
Because this is the first thing that users show in search results and that users have to click on it. If your blog post title will not be creative and attractive then people will not click on it.
Then no matter how many times the link of your website is shown in search results. That is why you must create an effective title for your blog post title.
Neither a normal nor a strange title, because even after doing this, no matter how well you have created the content, users will not click on it.
You have to make your blog post title more SEO-friendly by using your focus keyword in the title. Write a catchy blog post and clickable with focus keyword use in your blog title.
Creating a click-worthy title will bring more clicks to your link, which is most important for your CTR. It also has the most important role in SEO, so make the blog title click-worthy.
To make the blog title catchy and effective, you should use the EMV formula. EMV means Emotional Marketing Value, you must use this formula.
For this, you can use online tools such as the EMV headline analyzer. It basically calculates the EMV score of your title and tells how emotionally your title is.
(5) Make Internal Linking Habit
Friends, once you start blogging, after that you have many articles. Which users often like to read, now you need to interlink all your articles with each other. In this way, you can send your users from your new articles to any of your old articles.
By doing this, your users will spend maximum time on your website. With which the CTR of your website will start improving in google.
Apart from this, friends, internal linking is a great way by using which you can build contextual relationships between your old and new posts.
In WordPress, you can do this work very easily, all you have to do is select that word. Which you want to link, then you have to click on the link button.
There will be a text pop-up show below the words you have selected, now you can search for old posts that you want to link here.
With the habit of regular internal linking, your on-page SEO will become very good. Because of which your old posts and articles will keep getting new links. Friends, it is often seen that new beginners internal linking their new posts with their old posts.
This is wrong if you want to internally link your old posts to new posts. So for this, first of all, you should edit your old posts and update them. Now to get maximum benefits, you can internally publish your new posts and publish them again.
(5) Add Images and Videos in Your Blog Posts
Friends, you should know and understand that search engines rank the same content higher in search results.
The content on which users engage for the most time. Suppose you publish by creating very nice and long wide content.
But now your content will not rank high in search engines till then. As long as users do not spend as much time after clicking on that content. In research, it has been proved that users do not spend much time on content that was just plain text.
On the other hand, there was such content in the same category, in which text, images, and videos were added. Users were spending more and more time on such content.
So, friends, it is very important that you definitely use images or videos in between your content. Now what kind of your content is there and you need to add an image to it or else a video depends on your content.
If you are adding an image to your articles, then you must take care of copyrights. Most new beginners make the mistake that by copying add images to another website. Let’s add them to our website and post, due to which they get copyrights.
But there is also a solution for this, you add such images to your blog post which are copyrighted free images.
For this, you can add free royalty images to your blog posts. Apart from this, you can use your own photographs and images on your website.
Use Canvas to Create Images
If you want to add engaging graphics to your website, then you can use a website like Canvas. Its starting version is free but if you want full access, then you have to take its paid version.
You should be sure at the time of adding images to any blog posts. That you add SEO-optimized images in your blog posts. Apart from this, videos are also most important in keeping our users engaged on our website.
You have to keep this in mind while using any video in your blog posts. Never upload direct videos in your blog posts. Because WordPress does not optimize indirect upload videos.
Apart from this, if your website has a base on shared hosting, then the shared hosting service will not be able to handle it.
Because the length of videos is more, their file size is also more. Due to which the load on your server is more and the website downloading speed goes down.
So you should upload your created videos to youtube. Then you can add that video to your blog posts by embedding it. Any users can also watch the video uploaded on that youtube on your website.
By doing this, there is no decrease in your website downloading speed, apart from this your video is uploaded on youtube and youtube is the second most popular search engine.
Therefore, your video will also be optimized, now whenever a user will search related keywords from your videos and articles in search engines.
So that users will show both your youtube video and your article in search results.
If you want to know how to embed YouTube videos in your blog posts? So for this, you read our tutorial – How to add YouTube videos to a blog post? You can embed videos in both BlogSpot and WordPress using the method described in this article.
(6) Add Meta Description in Your Blog Post
The meta description is actually an HTML meta tag, which you can add to any of your pages. Its real purpose is to give a short description of your articles to any search engines and crawlers.
Meta tag description should add or not? There is a difference of opinion among SEO experts about this.
Where some SEO experts believe that meta tag description is good for your website. Some of the same SEO experts say that any loss to your website is not a benefit from the meta tag description add.
But friends, we advise all our users that they must add meta tag descriptions in each of their posts. See friends, if your website does not benefit from adding meta tag description.
So you should also see that it does not cause any harm to your website. If your website benefits from meta tag description in search engines, then it is good for you.
A good meta tag description explains your entire article. This meta description is also shown on social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter. If you or one of your users shares that article on these social media platforms.
Whenever you add meta descriptions to your blog posts, then you should also add the focus keyword of your posts to it. This helps search engines to find your posts, the limit of meta description is 150 characters.
So whenever you add meta description to your blog posts, then add a focus keyword to it along with it.
Define in such a way that the users should understand as soon as they read that, in those posts, they will get information about the subject.
If you want to add a meta description, then you can do this job very easily. If you use Yoast SEO (Yoast SEO) plugin, then you just have to scroll down while writing your article.
You will find the Yoast SEO meta box on the post edit screen. In it, you can add a meta description of your blog post.
(7) How To Write Easy Article To Read
Friends, the readability of your blog posts is most important for search engines. All those articles which are easy to read, all rank higher than those articles. Which are not easy to read, like some articles have very small fonts.
We all know very well that both computer and mobile screens do not give a reading look in a way. There is no optimal platform for screen reading of both computer and mobile.
That’s why most users see your articles and guess whether they should read this article or not.
A user can do all this in just a few seconds, so your article must have readability.
This is the reason why you have very little time to convince the users. That he should read your articles completely or leave it and visit some other website.
Therefore, by improving the readability, you can keep more and more users stopping at your website blog post for maximum time.
To improve readability, you use all these things in your blog posts. Like – write short sentences, keep short paragraphs, give the heading properly.
Also, to improve readability, you should keep the background of your blog posts white. Many new beginner bloggers use colorful backgrounds to make their blog and website beautiful.
It is not perfect according to the colorful background users experience. Apart from this, you should use images that are text clear and easy to read.
If you are blogging in English, then you can use Grammarly to check grammar. This is a tool with the help of which you can check the grammar and spelling of your articles.
If you use Yoast SEO plugin in WordPress then you should know this. That Yoast SEO already comes with a readability checker for you.
(8) Use Categories and Tags to Organize Content
Friends categories and tags are the best options to sort your website content. This is not only for you but is most important for your users and search engines.
But the problem occurs when the new blogger uses them incorrectly in their blog posts. So you must use categories and tags in every one of your articles and blog posts.
But before you use it, you should know very well that your blog posts fall under which categories or tags. Understand it this way – assume that your blog or website is a book.
The categories in this book are the table of content present in the book. On the other hand, tags are the index part of your book. This is the easiest way to understand categories and tags.
We use categories to divide all the content in our blog. On the other hand, tags are topics to be discussed in your blog post.
(9) The Featured Snippet in the Search Result
Friends, as we all know that after searching anything on Google, Google tries to answer our searched questions quickly.
In such a situation, Google first shows those articles and blog posts on any keyword search. Which corresponds to the question asked by the users.
In such a situation, the algorithms of Google search engines separately show the detailed answer on the top. Google generates a custom snippet from your article.
In this, those parts of the content present in your website are added, which the algorithms of google consider as the answer to the keyword searched by the users.
Recent research by advanced web ranking shows that. Answer boxes secure about 32.5% CTR which is most important for your SEO strategy.
No such specific set instruction has been reported by Google yet. Under which he picks up a featured snippet of an article.
Therefore, it is our suggestion for you that you keep improving your content. Along with this, you also kept checking the quality of your content, updating your content periodically if needed.
(10) Optimize Your Older Blog Posts
Optimizing your blog posts is very important for Friends Search Engine Optimization. Many new beginner users are such that once they publish their blog posts, they leave it like that.
As he had published earlier, he does not even optimize his blog posts. So you must do your SEO properly before publishing and even after publishing your blog posts.
Below, we are telling you some tips that you can use to optimize your previously published blog posts.
- Friends, you should share all your published blog posts on all your social media accounts. If you want, you can use any automated share tools for this. Like IFTTT.
- Once you publish a post, after that you should find any old articles related to it, and add links to your new articles in it. Where it goes internal linking is also called on-page SEO.
- When you optimize your blog posts for SEO and use publish. After that you should keep an eye on the search ranking of that blog post. How is your blog post performing?
We want to tell all our users to optimize their old blog posts daily. Keep improving them by continuing to update, this increases your search ranking.
(11) Make Your Blog Posts Comprehensive
Friends research suggests that search engines like these articles the most. Which uses a lot of details to cover any topic.
This is the reason why we recommend you use semantically related keywords in your blog posts. Because these related keywords give you ideas of many different variations.
Due to which users search-related topics in search engines if you use these related keywords in your articles. So you can create very informative and comprehensive and useful content related to it.
You can cover these keywords by using them in the heading and sub-heading of your blog posts. Apart from this, you can also publish an entire article on related keywords.
Friends, you can fully optimize your blog post by using all the 11 tips mentioned above.
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