In last article I shared how you can do extensive keyword research and find potential keywords for your articles. Such keywords will not only bring traffic on your blog but you can generate huge income also.
Most of the people in previous article asked me about how to write an article which will be keyword optimized, and how they can target keywords in their articles.
So here I am going to share some tips to write an awesome keyword optimized article. Read it very carefully and implement the things listed here on your articles, and soon you will see them ranking on good places.
Note: For the easiness I am giving you example of this article only, so that you can understand this in better way.
Here I am targeting keyword “Keyword Optimization” which is having very low local as well as global searches. And I am doing it just for teaching you otherwise in last 2 articles I haven't done any SEO.
As my main aim here is to teach more and more. 🙂
Here are the best keyword optimization techniques
1. Keyword in Title
This is the very first thing you will when you will start writing any article. After proper keyword research you will scratch your mind to find good-looking title which must be having your main keyword in it.
In my case I have chosen – “My Method To Do Best Keyword Optimization For My Articles”
You can see that I have my main keyword in my title which is good to go now.
2. Keyword in URL
Your main keyword must be in your URL, because when Google show results then they look for URL also.
Here is live example.
I searched on Google for “best keyword research” and this was second result.
In my article I have used keyword in URL, and this is – https://www.bloggingcage.com/best-keyword-optimization
So I have targeted this main keyword (Keyword Optimization) in my URL also.
3. Keyword in first and last 50-100 words
This is one of the thing which you can use to make your article more keyword optimized.
Note: Don't try to do keyword stuffing to achieve this. Just go normal.
So repeat your main keyword in first 50-100 words and then at last of your article.
4. Keyword in bold, italic and underline
This was one of the things about which I was confused. So I did one case study for this.
I made two different site; in one I used all these things while in other I didn't used.
Article with bold, italic and underline was ranking while other was not.
So for best keyword optimization you can use them in your articles.
5. Keyword in H1, H2, H3 tag
Using H tags in articles is one of the good practice to do.
You need not to worry about using H1 tag in your article, because all WordPress themes have the title in H1 tag, so it is automatically covered here.
6. Keyword in Alt-tag of Image
I know you might be missing this thing while uploading images in your articles.
When you upload pictures in your articles, always use same keyword or keyword phrase in alt-tag of your images.
Some SEO webmasters suggest that we must use one external link in article with same anchor text as our main keyword, and this will help to do better SEO. I personally used it just for 2 0r 3 times and my articles are ranking without this also.
8. Content length 500+ words (must)
If you want your content to become more Google friendly then start writing long article. It must be very informative and well formatted article and all bullet points must be clearly understandable.
Don't try to copy content from other blogs or article directories because Google penalize such blogs very badly and it's very hard to recover from such penalties.
9. Keyword in meta title, description, keyword
Keep following things in mind.
- Use not more than 60 characters for your title.
- Use not more than 160 characters in your meta description
- Use keyword properly
10. Keyword density 2%-3%
I know you are very excited after reading all these techniques to write a best keyword optimized article.
But Stop !!
Our aim here is to make our article Google friendly, so we will have to follow their guidelines also.
When you are done with adding all the recommended things in your article then here come keyword density. And your keyword density must be less than 3% otherwise Google will consider this as over-optimization and your content will not be ranked.,
For keyword density you can use Live Keyword Analysis tool which will help you to find exact density in your articles.
Here I explained everything which I am using for ranking my article and you can duplicate it very easily. Follow each step very carefully and start writing article which even Google will love to read. 😉
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