Writing SEO Friendly Blog Articles

Every now and then, I print a blog article, not written by myself or a member of Kenkai and as we are so busy at the moment, when  USA SEO specialist, Brendan Egan, the owner of the Simple SEO Group emailed me offering to write a blog article for me on writing SEO friendly blog articles for Google, I was happy to say yes, as I’ve read several of his articles in the past and much of what he writes, I agree with :)

SimpleSEO are an Illinois based company specialising in internet marketing for small business in the USA.

Unless you have a massive blog following, you need to optimise your blog articles for Google - and the other two search engines as well, of-course :) - as unless your blog articles are SEO friendly, they will never be read by anyone other than your friends and family. It also helps if you have an SEO friendly blog to write your articles in as well. We use Wordpress as a base for our blogs, but we’ve stripped out all the fluffy nonsense and made it search engine and Google friendly, so 90% of our blog articles, hit page one of Google.co.uk in a matter of minutes, rather than days or weeks. That’s without links pointing at the articles - simply write and click!

This blog article, for example, appeared on page one of Google for the terms - optimising blog articles (number 4) , writing a Google friendly blog, (number 1), seo friendly blog articles (number 1), seo friendly blog (number 6), Google friendly articles (number 5) and dozens more page one positions with other terms - within 7 minutes of me putting it live (it was actually cached in less than 30 seconds) - and they will retain the positions, without external links pointing at the article. ( Please note that this paragraph was added after we achieved the positions) :)

If you are interested in finding out more about our SEO friendly blog, contact Kenkai on 0131 208 2038 or 01324 720529.

Brendan’s article:

5 Tips to Creating an SEO Friendly Blog Article

Every blogger knows that a great blog should always up its game. To earn more visitors and more great reviews we have to make sure our blog is SEO friendly and with the help of the following tips below we’ll be able to do just that.

  1. The first thing you need for your blog is an URL (or Uniform Resource Locator if you’re feeling fancy.) this lets you manage your blogs. title, address and message. Remember that you need the information related to the keywords that are to be found on your blog.
  2. Write quality content - Yes, I know it doesn’t need to be said but the thing is it does. There are a lot of bloggers out there who don’t put any effort in their blogging and I’m sure you don’t want to be one of them. You can do so much more than 5 sentences. Take a specific topic and write a 200 to 500 word post about it. Don’t forget that you’re leaving a piece of yourself in what you post so you better make it a good one.
  3. Never copy/paste - It’s a simple rule, really, “plagiarism will not be tolerated” so keep that in mind the next time you try to steal someone else’s work. If, however, there’s an instance where a post inspired you so much that you just have to put it on your blog then make sure you let other people know that you didn’t write it and to credit the original writer.
  4. Categorize or tag your messages - It wouldn’t appeal to others if your website is jumbled and screwed up so you would need to arrange it properly. A blog tagging software can help you do that. They create tags or keywords that are connected to other pages. This linked pages would have the same contents so your readers would be able get to where they want to go.
  5. Find other blogs and write quality feedback - Go and visit other blogs to get inspired on how to expand your own. Make sure you leave a proper comment that is helpful to the blogger instead of just filling it with spam comments. Remember to be civil and polite. By adding a quality comment you are greatly contributing to their blog.

While following these steps won’t get you to the first page of search results for a competitive keyword like “Stock Market”, it will get you to the first page for long tail keywords, for example “Learn How To Trade Options In The Stock Market”. I’ve seen dozens of posts on our blog and our client’s blogs get ranked on the top page of search results just by following these simple tips, and chances are following these suggestions will only take you an extra 10-15 minutes per blog post, but will help drive much more traffic to your blog.

Summary 

An interesting article, I’m sure you’ll agree. I’m not sure I understand the first point,  ”Remember that you need the information related to the keywords that are to be found on your blog”, as I don’t see how that relates to the previous sentence. I guess Brendan is saying that you are better off with a unique URL for your blog, rather than a Blogger or Wordpress address and that you should always remember to use the keywords that you are targeting in your H1 tag, your Page Title, meta description and the content of your page, when optimising blog articles for Google. I’m sure Brendan will get back to me if I’m deciphering that one incorrectly :)

On point number 4, I would add that if you are leaving feedback on other people’s blogs, which if you write SEO friendly blog articles in the first place, you won’t really have to do, remember to link the feedback comment to your blog article, as links from other blogs help your blog article to rank in Google.  

Thanks to Brendan for taking the time to write this blog article for our blog. If you are USA based and you want to find out more about the services that Brendan and his team offer, check out the SimpleSEOGroup. We wish Brendan and the rest of his team every success in the future.

2 Responses to “Writing SEO Friendly Blog Articles”

Charlie Scott Says:

Do I need to have the keywords in the meta tag on my website to match the topic being discussed? Do I need a keyword meta tag? To give as full an answer as possible, I have written a blog article in response - http://www.kenkai.com/seo-blog-article-361.htm

Flights to Bangkok Says:

Really great tips. I want to create seo friendly blog. It’s very useful for us.

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