5 Powerful SEO Tips For Writing Better Blog Posts

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Everybody got their confusions when it comes to optimizing content for search engines. Making it easier for the Search Bots to analyze your content will let the door of organic traffic opens to your blog and that’s how you win the pace.

But, are you really shaping your content for Search Engines?

To be frank, if you give it a try Search Engine Optimization is not such a hard thing and it’s one of the most important tactics you should give priority to in your blog promotion strategies.

In this article, I will be sharing the Powerful SEO Tips to Optimize Individual Blog Posts before publishing.

What are these Powerful SEO Tips?

Lets start from the first thing to the last.

Optimization of Titles on your Posts.

Titles or Headlines are the decision maker of users to decide whether to read it or not.
But it also plays a vital role in Search Engine Rankings. Tweak it harder and the results will be astonishing.
So how to optimize your titles for Search Engine?

  • Include your Main Keywords on your Title.
  • Keep it short but describing.
  • Use Long Tail Keywords, which people might search for.
  • Avoid using words twice or more. A word a single time is enough.
  • Use multiple keywords wisely.
  • Always balance it between 70 characters or less. More of it will show an excerpt in the Search Results, confusing the users.

But make sure you don't overthrow your content for Search Engines. Your ability to wield Title's decide your Click-through Rate.

Optimization of Meta Description.

As you know, the description tag comes just after the Title on Search Results and it's more than letting your readers know what the article is about. When bots analyse and index specific content, they keep fragments of the content in the description tag. So whenever a Googler search for a query, the system will submit a list of content/pages with more matching with that keyword and description.

So, you must really make good use of your Meta Description tags for a higher impression.

  • Make sure you use at-least 2 combination of Long Tail Keywords in your description.
  • Just like the way we did in Titles, you must keep an eye for repetition.
  • Try to avoid stuffing or unnecessary use of words like – is,of,and,to & or.
  • Make sure you don't use Special Characters in your description.
  • Keep it in 156 characters.

Know that it's what the users see at the Search Results, show make them descriptive and magnetic.

Shaping the Meat. Content Optimization.

I love to call the content – Meat. Because it's the high priority thing on your blog. It decides your Blogging Career Totally. Always give top priority to your content and you won't regret it.

Ops! Am I throwing you off from the topic? Sorry! Lets get straight to it.

Before proceeding, I'd like to inform you that – your content is the life of your blog and always remember to keep your readers first on the list. They are the blood of your blog. 🙂 Shape it for Search Engines later.

Keywords are the door to organic traffic. Make good use of relevant keywords.
Do Keyword Research more often which will dramatically improve your writing skills and traffic rate. Try to stick on to relevant keywords.

  • Bold up your Main Keywords.
  • Italics your Phrases which have chances to be searched.
  • Make sure your content stays in the limit of 600 – 900 characters. 750 is the green  zone. So throw for 650 and you will hopefully reach 750 in the end 🙂
  • Replace ordinary keywords with Long Tail Keywords.

Oh! Did I say Long Tail Keywords? I think I've missed it.
Long Tail Keywords are the best way to demolish SEO at the present situation if you ask me.
Let's take an example. Consider you want to Learn the magic trick of vanishing a coin. What would you search for?

  1. Coin Magic Trick
  2. How to do the Vanishing Coin Magic Trick

Ask yourself, you would definitely go for the second one since it's more Human. People search humanly these days since the Search Engine have changed a lot. An end if you are a one who go for the first query, no offence, I think you got a serious problem with you! 🙂

And that's how you make use of Long Tail Keywords. Replace the poor, short ones with long tails and let the results amaze you.

Include Subheading Tags inside your Post.

Don't forget to slice and shape your content to small fragments. It will improve the ease of readability and flags green for search engines.
Make sure you use at-least the h2 and h3 tags. It will tell the Search Engines that – “Hey! I got a bunch of Stories inside and you might wanna include me in the top of the list”.

Optimizing Images on your Blog Posts.

You should always do image optimization for your blog too. Optimizing has two benefits. Making it easier for readers and Making it easier for search engines.
Always implement 2 or more images on your blog posts. This will enhance the richness of your content and push it to the top of the Search Engine Rankings.

  • Use short description that includes keywords on the ‘alt tags' of your Images.
  • Use Title  tags with long tail keywords and make sure they describe the image to the readers when they hover on it.
  • The file name also matters. So give relevant and appropriate names to your images.

It's best if you implement images only after completing the post. This will help you to write in a flow and output great content.

Over to you.

Howdy Blogger. Aaahrg ! Be a lion and shape your content for Search Engines from the next time on wards. Make good use of these Powerful SEO Tips and you won't regret it.

Good luck.

Amal Rafeeq

Amal Rafeeq is a digital marketer and blogger who is specialized on SEO and Conversion Rate Optimization.

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31 thoughts on “5 Powerful SEO Tips For Writing Better Blog Posts”

  1. Great post Amal! Thanks for the advice. Will surely implement your lovely tips on my blog! 😀

    • Hey Chetan. You are welcome man. And I’m so happy to hear that it’s worth it. 🙂
      Good luck

  2. Thanks Amal for the reminder on the long tail keywords. They are so effective but we don’t always think of them or research them enough. I love using subheading tags as they make the posts easier to read too.

    • Hey Lisa. Long Tail Keywords are something bloggers usually forgets about while writing. But they are worth doing.
      Good luck and thanks for your appreciation 🙂

  3. I definitely start with a title and an outline first. Once I have the outline, the post is much easier to write. Then, I just rework the headline till it’s perfect .

    • Having an idea of outline at first is a great idea. But have you tried writing the Title after completing the content? It’s more effective.
      Good luck 🙂

    • Hey Prajith. Thanks 🙂
      And Good luck with the new method. May it bring some heavy improvement to your blog.

  4. I have seen that Google Crawls the Tags as Archives for the Blog Posts. Is there any other Way to Optimize the Tags we are using for Blog posts?

    • Tweaking your Tags improves your SEO quality by about 2% only if you ask me. The content section and permalink is the things you should care more.

  5. Oh great! Nice post, I really enjoyed reading here. Your style of writing made me to read till the end.
    Even though the bloggers are writing the post with great content which is rich in keywords, am telling ” the way you are writing with unique style is more important” to keep the readers to read till the bottom of the post.
    Good to know about long tail keywords n shaping the content.
    Thanks for writing, sure, will keep these SEO tips in mind while I write the blog posts.

    • Hey Nirmala.
      To be frank, you are the first one who says that my writing skills are good. Thanks a lot 🙂
      Happy to hear that the article is worth reading. Good luck with taking care of Long Tail Keywords. Write Strategically from the next time onward 🙂
      See you around 🙂

  6. Hey bro,
    One key thing you have mentioned here is the Long Tail Keyword point. You quickly get picked and ranked high with them. It’s a pity most bloggers don’t know how to go about this

  7. Hey Enstine.
    Long Tail Keywords are something you should put on your top priority list on writing. Thanks for dropping in.
    Good luck 🙂

  8. These 5 tips are the basic thing that are uses in SEO. Great post. But can you briefly explain the Content Optimization.

    • Hey Khakan.
      Thanks, but I don’t throw my content away from the topic. It was 5 powerful SEO TIPS. Not What is Content Optimization.

  9. Thanks for your nice post. I agree that all the point you said are important for SEO but, I think a good content is the most important matter for SEO.

    • Hey Ethan.
      You are right, you have to put your readers first on the list and Search Engines second only. That’s the secret to win loyal readers.
      But this post is about Powerful SEO Tips 🙂

  10. Love this post because it cover all the important points for creating SEO optimized posts but yet, the information is not too complicated or difficult to implement. I have also heard from other sources that you should bold keywords and italicize phrases.

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~ Jupiter Jim

  11. Hi Jim.
    Thanks for dropping in.You are right, you should bold and italicize your main keywords and phrases. I think I’ve said that in the Shaping the Meat part. Right? 🙂
    Good luck

  12. Thanks for your Great article and I agree that all the 5 points which you have mentioned are important for SEO . I really enjoyed to reading this wonderful article . Thanx for sharing.

  13. Hey Amal, is it correct that using high resolution photos is good for the SEO of a website?

    • Oh hi Andrew!
      Great question. Images do have impact on Search Engine.
      Google do love quality images. But make sure they won’t go off the the limit which make it tough for bots and spiders to crawl through them. Balance the resolution and quality. Don’t go too low and too high.
      Good luck 🙂

  14. Hi Amal,
    SEO is a war . Now i am in that battlefield. All these tips are like weapons. Surely it will be helped me to get victory.

  15. Hi Lalithaa.
    I think the SEO is not a war. But the Search Engine Ranking is 🙂 Glad to know that you will make use of my weapons. Good luck 🙂

  16. nice n valuable post Amal. Thanks for sharing all this.
    I will try to apply the knowledge shared by you!

  17. Great article dude. I have a question. Should i bold every keyword in the article ? If there are 10 keywords in the post, should i bold all the 10 or any one.

      • Exactly,
        Don’t bold them all. But try to italicize the long tail ones and bold up 2 or 3 main keywords. Good luck 🙂

  18. Hi Amal!

    Wow! Great post on doing SEO! Yes, without having proper keyword optimization strategy there is no chance to get high rank on the SERPs. We need to optimize our content rightly in search engines to get ranked. Putting keyword in title and url works greatly.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this useful post!

    Keep it up!

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