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How to Write SEO Friendly Articles

By Edited Nov 26, 2013 3 10

Writing online has become a popular way to bring in additional income. However, many people write articles online without even considering search engine optimization. Articles online are different from articles in print. And as such, they require careful attention to search engine optimization. Articles that perform the best financially are well-written articles with one clear keyword or keyword phrase focus.

Keyword Research

There is not an exact science to search engine optimization. Articles, however, can be researched and written with the best interests of keyword optimization in mind. Before writing an article, it is important to do keyword research. There are a variety of free keyword research tools available on the internet, but the most popular is the Google Adwords Keyword Tool.

The Google tool allows the writer to see the average search volume of their keyword, the advertiser competition for a keyword, and other terms that may apply with regard to search engine optimization. Articles that focus on one or two strong performing keywords will be strong contenders in search. Learn more about using the Google Adwords Keyword Tool at Write For Cash. Write For Cash is a website provides SEO tips and article writing tips for content writers.

Using Keywords

One of biggest mistakes article writers make when writing an article is to use too many substitutions for their keyword, paying little attention to search engine optimization. Articles that contain words like "it" and "they" instead of the keyword are missing out on valuable search engine optimization points. Articles should always use the keyword whenever possible, but should also be written to sound natural. It is okay to write word substitutions for keywords a few times in the article, but the article should always be edited to include the keyword or keyword phrase the majority of the time. This increases the relevancy of the advertisements displayed, as well as the traffic brought to the article.

Another common mistake made when writing articles online is using search terms that are too broad for the best practices of search engine optimization. Articles should focus on one or two keyword or phrases at most. Stuffing an article with every possible keyword phrase related to the topic will only bring the search engine ratings down.



Jul 12, 2009 4:52am
Good article however sometimes the keywords cannot be used in sentences. But nonetheless it does gives some idea what sort of words are being searched for.
Sep 3, 2009 12:10am
Nice Article! I am one of the several people who write articles online without even considering search engine optimization. I just write with a flow without bothering much about search engines.
Sep 13, 2009 10:13am
Thanks for the article.. the info is very helpful.
Oct 20, 2009 10:07pm
This is a really good "Eye Opening" article. I knew SEO was important for setting up your site and getting profitable niche's to target, but I didn't realize that you also needed to be keyword focused with your article as well. Thanks for the info Annabelle ; - )
May 10, 2010 2:37pm
Good article. I am trying to learn all I can about SEO. Thanks for the info.
Jul 9, 2010 11:35am
Very helpful suggestions for someone just starting to learn about and better understand SEO!
Oct 18, 2011 6:00am
Just a head up: the link "write for cash" brings you to a quick rich scheme site. You'll need to google the phrase.
Nov 23, 2011 12:25am
Thanks for your great article. It's helpful.
Jan 12, 2012 11:52am
This was the first article that popped up when I searched SEO on infobarrel. I'm trying to learn all I can about SEO techniques for writing articles and this helps alot. Thanks!
May 28, 2013 9:28am
This is great info for any writer who wants to make money online. Understanding SEO and taking advantage of it, is a good way to make even more money.
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