In this SEO guide, I am going to uncover some of the tips for writing SEO friendly article using SEO by Yoast plugin. SEO by Yoast is the most preferred Free SEO Plugin that boosts the Search Engine Optimization of your WordPress Blog.
However, there are many SEO plugin available that you can use. And this guide can be applied to any of them or even on the Blogger blogs while writing. All the things you will learn here is how to create an SEO friendly copy that will be valid on any of the platforms.
Before proceeding, make sure that you have configured your SEO Plugin correctly and you are ready to learn the writing.
Guide for Writing SEO Friendly Articles in SEO by Yoast Plugin ?
Search Engines are based on Keywords and some SEO algorithms that decide which blog will be shown on the top ranking on a user’s query.
Recently, Google has released the humming bird and penguine 2.1 updates that has affected many of the blog positively and negatively. So what we are learning here is how to use the keyword in the posts and making it acceptable within the changing SEO environment. We will dive into deep step by step and I bet, in the end, you will learn the SEO writing.
Let’s start now =>
Do you know what comes first when you start writing an article in the WordPress editor ? No. Okay, let me tell you. It’s the Post Title that is shown as the entry title in the blog post. For example this has a Post Title as
“ A Guide To write SEO Friendly Article in SEO by Yoast Plugin ”
The Post Title, URL of the Post and then the Meta Descriptions are shown in the SERPs. Your keyword must be present in these three things.
The meta description contain the information about the post article which tells the user and Search engine that you have written it for a particular topic. The search engine finds it by judging the keywords in it [ by using the algorithms].
The meta description can be the excerpt of the post or you can use custom meta content given in the plugin’ meta description options.
After that, the Content comes. Here are the few points that you should keep in mind while writing an article –
The article must have 300 words at least. It will be better to create a 500 word article.
Use of Heading and Subheading tags
Use of Images in the Post
Reference links from Some External blogs
The keyword should appear in the Title, URL, Meta Description, First paragraph, Middle and last paragraph
The post title must not exceed from 65 characters
Keyword Density must not exceed 1.5 %
The Keyword must be unique and not have been used before.
Use keyword in Image’s alternate Text [ ALT ].
Done ? Take a break and read the above points again carefully. Now you know how to write the article. I suppose that you have written the article and Now it’s time to check whether your article is SEO friendly or not.
Save the article as a draft and you will see some Yellow, Green , Red or the colourless Dot near the publish button. Click on that dot and you will reach at the Page Analysis section of the plugin.
Analysis of the Written Article
If you have noticed this article, you are reading, is itself an SEO Friendly Article. And We are going to analyse it as a reference. Because, A scientist always requires an experimental rat to perform the experiment. And this article is going to our Rat this time :D.
This article has been written around the Keyword – Writing SEO Friendly Article
You can see that this keyword is present in
- Post Title
- Post URL
- Post Meta Description
- Subheading H2 Tag
- First Paragraph, In the Middle and in the last paragraph
- The ALT text of images used
Further the article has crossed 300 words and I have included an external link from wordpress.org to link back to the SEO by Yoast plugin there. Its up to you if you want to use external link in your article. The keyword density is still less than 1% according to this plugin which is good.
Finally make sure that the most of the dots in the Page Analysis Tab are green. Here is the glimpse of the Page Analysis for this article.
Over to you
No matter how many tutorial or Guide for Writing SEO friendly Article you have read till date. But the only practicing with it will make you mastering the skill.
I have provided a little guide about the same, but it all up to you, how will you understand and implement it. If you find this guide useful make sure to leave comment, share with fellow friends and let me know about your views.