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How To Write SEO Articles

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 6 10
How To Write SEO Articles
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This article serves as a beginners guide on how to write SEO (Search Engine Optimized) articles for revenue sharing sites such as Infobarrel or Hubpages. When people talk about tailoring articles for purposes of SEO, they are almost always referring to finding ways to rank high on Google, as it currently accounts for over 80% of all searches done on the web.  Thus the following recommendations specifically apply to Google.

Significance Of Keyword Research

Finding a topic you want to write about and keyword research are really two sides of the same coin. Both processes should be done simultaneously, as the results you get from the one, will determine the other and vice versa. To give you an example, you might be interested in sharing your passion of “traveling on a budget”. After conducting your research, you learn that although this topic is very popular and thus gets many direct hits from google every month, competition for this keyword is really too high to get a decent page rank with a reasonable effort. You conclude that you’re better off writing on a more specific topic such as “traveling on a budget to Oahu”.

How To Structure Your SEO Article

How you choose to structure your article can significantly hurt or boost your google page ranking. Observing a few simple steps will drastically improve your chances of getting a decent rank:

-       Use keyword in H1 (Heading one) of your article

-       Use keyword in summary of article

-       Use similar key phrases in H2 and H3

-       Use keyword and some alterations as tags

-       Use keyword for image file name and image title

-       Use keyword repeatedly throughout the article

Especially the last recommendation can be very challenging, as it should never come at the cost of disrupting the natural flow of your article. Furthermore, most revenue sharing sites such as Infobarrel have keyword density caps in place. The set limits will often differ from site to site, over time (Google updates) and according to the length of your keyword (long-tail keywords).

How To Create Backlinks For Your SEO Article

Links pointing towards your article have a huge impact on its Google rank. The art of creating backlinks is a science to itself and will be discussed in a separate article in detail.

One rule to bear in mind is that with backlinks, quality beats quantity. Thus Google may value a link coming from an established site with authority (such as Infobarrel) more than 10 backlinks created in guest  comments of blogs. Furthermore, creating a great quantity of low quality links may get you “sandboxed” (temporary page rank penalty from Google). This is especially dangerous when promoting your own niche site or blog. Most established and reputable revenue sharing sites such as Infobarrel are well known to Google and thus able to handle a lot of links heading their way. Lastly, it can be significantly beneficial to interlink articles within your revenue sharing site. Often site providers will be much less strict in the amount of links you are allowed to use for internal purposes as compared to those pointing to external sites.

There are many more strategies to increase organic traffic to your article (such as social bookmarking) and increasing your article revenue. For one thing, it is highly beneficial to check for affiliate products when deciding on a topic to write about. Next to keyword research, this should be another determining factor on wether it’s beneficial to write about a particular subject. Furthermore, Adsense earnings might be significantly improved by making adds naturally blend in to your article.  As you’ve undoubtedly realized by now, learning how to write SEO articles is a science to itself that requires a lot of research and testing and hopefully sharing.


Mar 10, 2013 1:48pm
Hello everyone

I wrote my first 12 articles without really doing any SEO. I 19ve decided to learn all about how to write an SEO article. I plan on writing a detailed article about every major recommendation (such as backlink building).

There have been many articles written on this subject of course, but I haven 19t found a single one that talks about all major aspects of SEO for your article. I guess the aim of this article is to get the opinion and feedback from as many of you as possible, so I may then edit my article, add your input/experiences/critic and hopefully be able to deliver a comprehensive solution.

Any input is highly appreciated.
Mar 10, 2013 2:23pm
Good job on a well traveled subject. I have a pretty cool place to bookmark your work easily with some authority. Check my profile here @infobarrel and drop me an email if you'd like to hear more.
Thumbs up on this one from me.
Mar 10, 2013 2:40pm
Good article .. I'm just about to begin my passive income journey with Infobarrel and this definitely helped me structure something decent
Mar 12, 2013 2:37am
Really appreciated article. you target the hot topic :-)
Mar 12, 2013 4:39am
Very good, easy to understand information, Thankyou!
Mar 12, 2013 1:11pm
I really appreciate the feedback. :)
Mar 12, 2013 5:37pm
Nice article - simple and straight forward! Much easier to follow than several other articles I have read on the topic. Best of all you get right to the point - what do I need to do to get my articles or blog post to rate higher with google! Thanks for writing.
Mar 14, 2013 8:17pm
Very well written, easy to understand, it looks like a winner.
Mar 16, 2013 1:34pm
Thanks. My next article is going to be on a similar topic. I'll be writing about keyword research. Specifically, I'll be comparing "common phrase keywords" with "long tail keywords". Hope you'll enjoy.
Apr 14, 2013 1:17pm
Good and easy to understand, as I'm learning SEO, your article is really helpful and I'll wait for more.
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