SEO Friendly Blog Posts: Hello Friends, we know that we give our precious time in writing a blog post/blog posts. If your blog posts are not SEO friendly then you can’t rank it on search engines like Google, Yahoo etc.
That’s why here I will discuss how to write SEO friendly blog posts step by step in detail with free tools.
Here, I will cover it under different-different headings from starting to last. These are-
- Keyword Researching
- Permalink/URL (SEO Friendly Blog Posts)
- Title (SEO Friendly Blog Posts)
- Keywords (SEO Friendly Blog Posts)
- Image (Title Text & Alt Text)
- Feature Image (SEO Friendly Blog Posts)
- Internal Linking
- External Linking
- Focus Keyphrase
Before writing any article first do keyword researching. For it, here I will use keyword everywhere.
You can install keyword everywhere in your laptop/desktop by using the following steps-
Search keyword everywhere extension in Google search bar on chrome. After searching click on “Keyword Everywhere-Keyword Tool-Google Chrome“. You can see it in the image given below-
After clicking, click on “Add to Chrome button”, then enter your email id to get an API key on your email.
Before clicking on “Email Me The Free API Key” you must ensure that you have clicked in “I agree” boxes. After it, Keyword Everywhere will send you an API Key on your entered email-id.
To access your API Key, click on:
The link given in your email & copy it> keyword everywhere’s icon (which is on your laptop/desktop on the top-right corner) > settings (to enter an API Key)
After doing all these things, you will be redirected to a new page where you enter your API Key in “API key box” & then click on validate button to verify your API key.
This way, you can install Keyword Everywhere extension on your laptop/desktop for searching keywords for your blog posts.
Now, We will learn how to use keyword everywhere extension in keyword researching.
Before doing keyword research, I want to tell you that please focus on long-tail keywords instead of short-tail keywords because you can easily put your article/articles on search engine’s first page by using the long-tail keywords as compared to the short-tail keywords.
If you are using long-tail keywords in your blog posts then you would automatically cover short-tail keywords.
You know that here I’m writing an article on “How to write SEO friendly blog posts”. That’s why I would search for the keywords related to it on Google.
If I searched on Google “How to write SEO friendly blog posts” within the inverted commas then you can see that results are about 7,000 & Volume: 170/mo | CPC: $5.16 | Competition: 0.02. You can see these things in the image given below-
This way, we can choose a keyword/keywords because for this keyword monthly search volume is 170 & results are about 7000.
If you want to choose any word as a keyword then try to choose those words as keywords whose search volume is maximum & results are less than 50000 because you can easily rank your blog posts on search engines by using these words as keywords in your article/articles.
If You want to choose other words as keywords then write the same thing but in a different way like ‘How to optimize blog posts for SEO‘, ‘How to write SEO friendly content‘, ‘SEO content writing tips‘ etc.
Otherwise, go downward/ on footer to choose other words as keywords. You can see these in the given image (below)-
For both these (above) things, methods are same to see search volume & results.
Permalink/URL (SEO Friendly Blog Posts)
Before explaining permalink, here I want to clear my main (primary) keyword & other (secondary/LSI) keywords related to the main keyword.
Main keyword: SEO friendly blog posts
Other keywords: How to optimize blog posts for SEO, How to write SEO friendly content, SEO content writing tips, How to write SEO friendly blog post, and How to write an SEO friendly blog post.
Permalink must be searchable & also must include the main keyword. You can see it in the image given below-
Here, my permalink (URL) is www.hafyshafy.com>seo-friendly-blog-posts. You can also see that my permalink includes the main keyword means SEO friendly blog posts.
Title (SEO Friendly Blog Posts)
The title of your blog post must include the primary keyword and title must be in H1 heading. You can see it in the given image below–
Keywords (SEO Friendly Blog Posts)
In your blog post, You must use keywords (both primary & secondary keywords) at least 3 times and at most 5 times out of 100 means keyword density must be in between 3% to 5%.
Your first paragraph & conclusion must include the main keyword for at least one time.
You must write keywords in different-different ways means sometimes make it Bold or Italic or underlined or between inverted commas or combination of these (Bold & Italic etc.) and many more type. You can see in the image given below-
Image (Title Text & Alt Text)
In every image, you must write “Title Text” & “Alt Text” & these written things must be accurately represented to your blog post’s images.
Title Text: Save every image with the appropriate name (Title Text) means that represents the image accurately.
Alt Text: Alt Text is also known as Alternative Text. Here, “Alt Text” will also be the same “Title Text”. You can see it in the image given below-
Feature Image (SEO Friendly Blog Posts)
Feature image must include the title of your blog post in Title, Caption, Alt Text & Description. You can see these things in the image given below-
You must save the feature image with the name of the title of the blog post.
In the description, you can include your article’s title or write anything which must include the main keyword. You can also include secondary keywords in the description.
For example, SEO friendly blog posts are very important to get a better rank on search engines. That’s why here we will discuss how to write SEO friendly blog posts.
You must do internal linking in your blog post but don’t link more than 5 articles in any blog post.
These links (articles) may be related to your blog post or may not be.
You can do internal linking at a single place or at different-different places in your blog post. You can also see it in the image given below-
You must do external linking in your blog posts to rank your blog posts very easily on search engines. You can see it below-
Use at most 10 tags in every blog post. In these tags, you must include Title, Primary keyword & Secondary keywords. You can see it below-
Write the main keyword first & secondary keywords after the main keyword.
You must write focus keyphrase. Here, focus keyphrase means primary keyword & keywords related to the primary keyword means the meaning of these keywords must be the same as the primary keyword. You can see it below-
You can add focus keyphrase only if you have installed “Yoast plug-in”.
If you are using free Yoast plug-in then you can also add focus keyphrase but you can add only one focus keyphrase. If you want to add more than one focus keyphrase then you can add only in premium Yoast plug-in.
- After writing, submit your blog posts in Google Search Console.
- Make backlinks to put your blog posts on Google’s first page, very easily.
- Promote the blog posts on different-different Social media platforms like Quora, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter etc.
- You can also link others (different blogger) blog post URL in your blog posts.
- Start your blog post with your main keyword with a special format like Bold or Italic or within inverted commas or combination of these or with many more.
- Use original images means to make yourself. You can make these images with the help of Photoshop or You can make these things on www.LogoMakr.com.
- If possible for you then use the primary keyword or secondary keywords or both as a heading only in H1 OR H2 or both.
- After publishing, do not change your permalink one time or multiple times.
- Write your meta description within 160 words or up to 160 words & title within 60 words or up to 60 words.
- In title & permalink, you must use the primary keyword & In Description, you must use both the keywords means primary keyword & secondary keywords if possible otherwise you can only use primary keyword.
These are the best tricks you can use to write the SEO friendly blog posts.
If you know any other trick then please let me know in the comment.