This question really crosses our minds many times. What is the best way to write a blog? How can you make your blog look professional, beautiful, easy-to-read, and seo friendly?
Did you struggle to get people to your website? Did you struggle to get a huge amount of traffic on your blog even after writing a good one?
If yes, try writing your article seo friendly.
Seo (Search Engine Optimization) friendly articles get higher ranking on the search engines. For instance you search over the google “How to start a business.” In the results your website comes at the top of the list, that means your article is seo friendly for sure.
Getting on the top three results of google not only gets you high traffic but also it makes your site stand out of others.
Neil Patel, a famous entrepreneur, analytics expert, and investor, with the net worth of 30 million dollars (approx). Born on April 24, 1985 in London, England. Having vast experience and knowledge in digital marketing. He has worked with google and many other world known sites.
He helps new bloggers get high traffic from seo. He helps sellers get the best out of their sales. He helps businessmen grow their business. He helps every individual struggling to get traffic.
His blogs are always informative and useful. But above all that, all of his articles are seo friendly. For instance if he writes an article about something and you search for the same thing, I’m pretty sure his website will appear on the first, second, or third number.
How does he do that?
There is always a way to make something better. Even if you think like your new blog post is perfect and better then all of the top results on google. There are still many things going unnoticed, there are still a lot of things that could make a big impact on your seo rankings. Maybe you can’t see them, that could be because you’re convinced that your blog is perfect or it could be any other reason.
Google algorithm is run by robots. So you can’t get away with even a single mistake. You have to make your blog unique, creative, and interesting to get those high ratings. Above all that, you have to keep your article professional. Professional article starts with an excellent introduction followed by an easily explained body and a summary in the end. That’s the way Neil Patel tricks the google algorithm to get his website at the top.
Obviously you want to do it too. Right?
According to him that’s how a perfect blog or article should look like.
First or all you should start with the introduction.
To make your article unique, write your introduction as best as you can. Don’t try to rush to the “body”. Introduction is the face of your blog/article. Just like you want your face to look good and attractive. The article’s face should be attractive too.
Because this section is the point where visitors think if they want to keep reading or not. So do your best to write the introduction.
Introduction should be between 3-10 paragraphs. Do not exceed the limit of ten. Extra long introductions make lazy readers skip to the conclusion or sometimes leave the site.
Another way Neil Patel uses to make his blog neat and beautiful is by writing one line paragraphs. Use one line effective paragraphs, use many of them.
Remember, seo do not rank your website with the amount of people clicking on it but how much time an individual spends on your site. So be careful about the words you use, images you put, or sayings/wisdoms you quote.
Heading to the next step body.
To form a perfect body use a lot of pictures.
USE PICTURES, INFO-GRAPHICS, CHARTS, AND SCREENSHOTS
The fact is the websites using pictures in their article gets 300% more traffic as compared to websites using only text.
Seo will rank your website higher, if you use pictures to make your content easy to understand. Higher rank in search engines means higher traffic.
Use screenshots where you’re teaching your visitors about something. For example if you’re telling the visitors how to change the font on your blogger’s website. Post screenshots about every step you want the readers to follow. Just like this.
Memes are ruling the internet for many years. Kids, teens, and adults love memes and comedy. People will love if you add memes between your content. If you’re not writing a serious or motivating article.
USE HEADINGS AND SUBHEADINGS
This one is a nice way to make a reader keep reading. Using headings and subheadings divide your article into partitions. So the visitor can easily jump to what he came to read.
Besides dividing your blog, headings play an important role in making your blog look beautiful, professional, and easy-to-read.
Use small and effective headings. Not talking specifically because longer headings do better as compared to shorter ones according to reports
USE FACTS, SAYINGS AND QUOTES
Writing facts and giving references makes your post look authentic. This strategy helps you make a bridge of trust from your website to the reader’s mind. So before writing about something, geather up some facts and quotes about the topic you’re going to write about.
Never use hard-to-pronounce or long words. Always use small and easy words suitable to read for those who do not read regularly.
Do not make your article too long for the sake of word count. 1500-2000 is the ideal length of an article. Ideal limit for a person staying on your website is 7 minutes. No one would like to spend more than that.
It is an easy task for a book lover who finishes a book every month, to read a three thousands words article. But for someone who is a slow reader, it would be a difficult task for them. So keep your article on to the point.
Too much time-taking article forces the reader to either fly over to conclusion or just look at the headings. But remember you want people to spend time on your site, so you have to write how they like.
To produce a seo friendly blog you should know about how big a blog should be. Upcoming section will help you understand how long your blog post should be. And what is the ideal word count for your blog post or an article.
If you want to create social interaction with your followers try writing short blogs. Such posts should not be longer than 275-300 words.
If you want a lot of comments on your site, this one is the best length of article for you.
This length article could get you a lot of comments but short writings are worst for getting traffic from search engines. Search engines ignore the short length articles.
If you want shares, keep your posts between 600-1250 words. This is medium length, neither too short nor long. Suitable for slow readers to read the whole thing in a couple of minutes. Medium length articles get a lot of shares, but not a lot of comments.
If you are expecting to get traffic from google, write heavily researched long articles. Longer articles have the ability to explain a thing which short articles could never.
Longer written blogs describe the things better than blogs with short writing. That’s why Google ranks long articles before the short ones.
Google believes if your article is lengthy it will explain the matter better. And that’s a fact. So google put lengthy blogs first in the search list.
After research by HubSpot data, they discovered that the best word count for your blog post is 2450-2500. Search engines love descriptive blogs, especially when they’re solving one of readers’ problems.
Just like short and medium length posts, these kinds of posts do not get tons of comments or shares. But if you’re lucky enough, and google chooses your blog for that top spot on the search list, you are not far away from getting those 10,000 visitors everyday.
Never feel bad if you can not write a big 2500 words blog. Content still matters, if your content is nice be sure, you’ll rank high. And sometimes short blogs discuss the problem deeper than the descriptive ones.
Another way to make your article seo friendly and easy to read is, ask the readers.
ASK THE READERS
You write for them, so why don’t you ask from them. In your article add poles or ask people to comment what they liked and what they did not.
It not only helps you make your blog look better but also it makes interaction between you and the reader. And seo ranks those websites higher whose readers interact with them.
Heading to the closing, means conclusion.
As Neil Patel says some people will fly over to this section as soon as they visit your site. If they liked your conclusion they’ll come back to intro to read the full blog.
Try to put the whole content in one paragraph. I know that is something which is quite hard but you have to try it. If not the whole article try making important points in the conclusion. Always choose the best words, be picky with the words.
END WITH A QUESTION
Neil Patel always advises to end your blog with a question or couple of them. It motivates the readers to leave a comment on your site. Which helps increase engagement. As I told you before, engagement increases your rank in seo.
Once you’re done writing introduction, body, and conclusion. Now it’s time to publish it.
Always remember, before publishing your article, double check your spellings. Read your article loudly. Send it to your friends, ask them if they liked it or not. Ask them about the changes you should make before posting it on your website.
Check plagiarism in your article before publishing it.
Plagiarism means copying someone else’s idea or work and making it your own. Your article should be unique and not copied. To check if your content is unique or not, search “Plagiarism checker” on google or simply click here. According to me the best plagiarism checker website is www.duplichecker.com
Copy your article, paste it on that website and click check plagiarism button. Once you know if your article is plagiarism free, you can post it. Or if there is 5-10% plagiarism that’s ok. But if there is more than 10% change few of your words, sentences, or even paragraphs which are copied, and you’re ready to post it.
POINTS TO NOTE:
- Keep your introduction between 3-10 paragraphs. Do not exceed the limit of 10. Lazy readers lose interest in the article after looking at an extra long intro.
- Seo does not rank your website according to how much people click on your website but how much time people spend on it.
- Use small paragraphs. 6-7 lines in a paragraph are more than enough. Short paragraphs motivates the readers to keep reading.
- Use Pictures, info graphics, charts, and screenshots where needed.
- Use headings and subheadings. Headings make your work look clean and attractive.
- Use facts and quotes. Before writing about something gather up some facts and quotes about the same topic.
- Do not make your article too long. Ideal word count for the perfect article is 2000-2500 words.
- Use small words easy-to-read for those, who do not read regularly.
- Put your whole effort in writing the conclusion. Try to put your whole article in one paragraph. If not possible, try making important points.
- End with a question, it increases the interaction between you and the visitor of your website.
- When you’re done creating a beautiful blog or article. Read it out loudly before publishing. Send it to your friends, ask them for their advice.
- Check plagiarism before publishing so you always produce unique content.
- Do not use inappropriate words, avoid using slang words. Some people hate adult language and swearing.
After publishing your just made blog, do not forget to advertise it on every social media platform. Social media could be a great way to bring enormous traffic. I personally get 60% of traffic from social sites.
Don’t forget to keep posting, Seo ignores dead websites. If you want to rank higher, keep posting regularly. Edit your old content and link them with your new one.
What do you think of this article? Is this helpful? Let me know in the comments.
Have a nice day.