The Importance of SEO Writing

SEO writing

Writing is a form of literature that requires skillful use of words and thought. Search engine optimization on the other hand makes use of several techniques to help search engines index your website. But what is seo writing and why is it important?

SEO writing is both an art and a form of science. It makes use of the skill to craft great content but with an eye for detail like inserting keywords or key phrases, links, pictures and videos for search engine optimization purposes. Search engines like Google, MSN, Yahoo and Bing have set standards for websites that can rank in the coveted page one of search engines and this is to build a number of good quality backlinks.

Articles are one of the main sources of backlinks. However, the articles should have good original content and submitted to several article directories. If you have a number of articles written and submitted with links pointing to your website, it shows that your website has an authority in the chosen niche.

More businesses are changing their marketing strategy and are using seo writing one of the sources of traffic in the internet. Not only is it cheap but it has proven to be an effective marketing strategy. Articles are written in several different fashions to fit the required needs of a product. It can be aimed to educate the masses, sell and even educate readers but ultimately, provide what the website needs; website traffic.

SEO BlogSearch engines are also looking for quality content and people who are working as writers for blogging purposes are earning as well. Websites like Hubpages, Squidoo, WordPress and Blogger are web 2.0 sites that are adsense enabled; meaning major search engines put ads in relevant contents solely based on keywords. For instance, you love dogs and you wrote a great hub or post about tips on taking care of dogs. Ads that are placed in your post are relevant to dogs as well. Readers who are interested in your content will most likely see the ads. If a person clicks on the ad and makes a purchase, that is how you make money by blogging.

Seo writing is an in-demand skill and a lot of people are jumping on the train. Entrepreneurs are spending money like crazy to have good content linking to their site and promote their products as well. If you want to make some money doing seo writing, here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Choose the niche that you want to write about. Target readers and adjust your writing style to fit their needs and provide as much information as possible. That means, if you’re going to write about food and healthy living, it is wise to better educate the readers or consumers about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle than promoting several unrelated products at once.
  • When writing with targeted keywords in mind, put them in the right places to make it natural. Stuffing your article with keywords is not also recommended and is usually frowned upon by search engines.

These seo writing tips will help you start on the road but practice makes perfect. Before making this a career, try publishing some of your works and see how the people reacts to it. Polish your writing style and try writing about several topics in order for you to get the hang of it.

Get writing gigs and earn money online. There are several webmasters and website owners willing to pay $5 per article. Interested? Then read my blog post about getting a job online.

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How To Become A Link Builder | How To Build Links

This is my personal tutorial on how to build links. I have already shared the importance of having links pointing to your site.

Backlinks increases your authority on your niche. Quality is better than quantity.

There are several ways that you can build links. I will be sharing most of them but I don’t necessarily endorse some of it.

Link BuildingWays to Build Links

Article Writing and SubmissionArticles – I cannot stress the importance of having content submitted to an article directory with a link back to your site. However, when Google released the Panda algorithm, several content farm websites have been penalized like ezinearticles.com and hubpages.com.

Write an article about your niche and use keywords. Also, it is not advisable to stuff it with too much keywords that it is not readable and interesting, keep your keywords at least 2%. It might not be published and considered as spam by article directories. This is very time consuming because you have to create several copies of original content and submit them to article directories. The approval rate of the articles usually lasts for a week or two.

Article Directories 1

Article Directories 2

Web 2.0 Sites

Web 2.0 Sites/Blogs 

Submitting blog posts is a very common method of building links. The concept is very similar to that of article directories but the style of writing is different. This is also great if you want to target specific readers and harness the potential of web 2.0. Web 2.0 is incorporated with social media sites like facebook and twitter therefore sharing content is easier. You can also post pictures, videos and other media to entice readers to your post.

Make your blog post as engaging as possible and connect with your readers and fellow authors. WordPress, squidoo and blogger are among the most famous blogging platforms.

Guest posting is another way of posting content to someone else’s blog. It is better if you write a guest post to a blog that is relevant to your niche.

List of Web 2.0 Blogs

Blog Commenting and Forum PostingBlog Commenting/Forum Posting

This is an old timer and a difficult one to achieve. You look for blogs and forums related to your keywords or website and share relevant information or feedback. Do not spam or your comment will never get approved. Because of comment spam, most of the blogs have no follow tag in them (this will be discussed further on a separate blog post) and what we want are do follow blogs. In my opinion, you need both do follow and no follow links because Yahoo doesn’t filter no follow links. As long as you shared great comments to the blog then you can get a fair share of traffic to your website.

When searching for blogs, you can use Google Blog Search and for forums you can try looking for forums at linkedin, myspace and other forum sites.

List of 51 Do Follow Blogs

RSS Submission

RSS Submission

The orange logo with waves! That’s a great tool that you shouldn’t take for granted. Submitting your blog or content to RSS sites can give you links and awesome traffic. This is used by bloggers to “alert” readers of new content on the web. This minimizes the time you’ll spend looking for new content right?

List of Free RSS Submission Sites

Social Bookmarking

Most of the social bookmarking websites have implemented no follow tags in them but Google thinks otherwise and regards websites that have been bookmarked several times as “good”.

List of Social Bookmarking Sites With High PR

Social Bookmarking

Video Syndication

We love videos because it is easier to watch and listen than reading a whole page of tutorial right? Well then, if you have something great to share, try uploading a video on it on YouTube and syndicate/distribute a copy on other video hosting websites. Lot’s of traffic and you get free links!

List of Video Sharing Sites

Directory Submission/Maps Optimization

Local websites or business that have offices namely, restaurants, firms, clinics, repair shops and others will greatly benefit from directory submission. This will let readers and customers leave feedback and find you easy on the map. Most websites have google map already integrated so people can find their way to their establishments. Make sure to put in a correct contact number, address and lots of pertinent information about your business.

Requesting Links

A very old way to build links but definitely one that works. You can email the webmasters or blog owners and ask them for a link. Sounds easy? Sure! But consider how many others like you are requesting them for links? Read resources online on how to request links and follow them. Of course you can’t just ask them outright!

These ways that I have mentioned will help you build links naturally. There is no way you can rush things so you’d better be prepared. There are numerous programs or software out there that can help you automate the submission process and minimize the length of time it will take you to manually create accounts, submit and verify altogether. Use those programs with the word “moderation” in mind.

How to Put A Link/Hyperlink

Websites differ in their ways to accepting codes. HTML is the most common.

Here is a pattern:

<a href=http://www.homegiggers.com&#8221;>micro jobs</a>

Output:

micro jobs

Replace the red words with the URL of the website (that’s on the address bar) and the violet words are your keywords. So when you click on the word micro job you’ll be directed to the homegiggers.com website that I have indicated in the code.

Very Easy! Here’s a Video Tutorial!

Note: There are hundreds of ways to build links and I just scratched the surface here in my post.  I will be discussing more how to’s on specific ways of building links. Subscribe to my blog to receive updates!