SEO Tips For Beginners – How To Construct An SEO-Friendly Article
April 7th, 2017 | by Ravi Chahar || 13 Comments |
Having a dream of building a convertible blog can’t be fulfilled without the better SEO practices. There are many SEO tips for beginners which can really help you grow.
In the past few years, blogging has become as one of the hottest career choices. People are striving to have a home business.
To craft a content worth good-ranked needs a better SEO stats. Most of the people are using Yoast SEO plugin and this article consists the actions related to it.
You will learn the basic things which can improve the SEO score of your content.
Creating A Blog Post Which Can Convert
Every blogger has their style of creating a blog post but the basic SEO guide is always the same for all.
Have you ever thought about the content you write and its SEO score? In this post, you will learn all about SEO.
#1. Use A Focus Keyword
It’s not a new thing to mention that keyword research is one of the most important aspects to get higher SERP. You should use the tools like Google keyword planner.
The best and the easiest way to use the Google hints. For beginners, the concept of keyword research can be overwhelming that’s why Google hints are the best.
Add that keyword in your Yoast SEO plugin.
Don’t add just one word as a keyword. Google loves long tail keywords so try to explore it.
#2. The Title of Your Blog Post
Your blog post title is what sees in the search engine results. With a quick glance to the title, readers decide whether they want to read the content or not.
You should keep the length between 53 to 60 characters. It’s because Google doesn’t show the longer title in the search engine results.
You can check its SEO score using the Yoast SEO plugin. If the line is green, you’re good to go. Don’t forget to add the keyword in the title.
I hope you know how to write a headline which can convert and the headline mistakes people make.
If possible, add it in the beginning.
#3. Increase Interlinking
Interlinking not only increases the SEO score but also keeps your readers get engaged with the content which helps to keep a better bounce rate.
People strive to reduce bounce rate of their blog and interlinking is the best practice. Every SEO monitoring tool considers it as a plus point.
Haven’t you noticed checking your domain authority and found the total number of links? The more you interlink, the more you add the value.
#4. Link To External Websites
If the content of any website is related to yours then you can link that website in your blog post. There are many evergreen posts written by experts which can help your audience.
Most of the SEO experts suggest not to be afraid of redirecting your readers to any other quality content website.
It’s one of the SEO tips for beginners which can really make their website better.
#5. Use Appropriate Categories
Along with every post, you should consider it in a better category. Most of the beginners make a mistake to publish their post in the uncategorized category.
It’s because WordPress has a default category which needs to be deleted just after installation. You should either rename the uncategorized category or delete it before start publishing.
The search engine crawling bots crawl everything. The single post and the category under which it’s published. It helps the search engine to show only query related content.
#6. Post Meta Description
It’s one of the most important places to optimize your blog post for SEO. Yoast SEO plugin has a special meta description box which allows you to add only the SEO-friendly description.
At the point you see the green signal like the title, it’s SEO-optimized. But it’s always recommended to add the post focus keyword in there.
This meta description gets indexed and is visible to all the social media platforms. Whenever any reader shares your posts, the meta description keeps showing.
#7. Add More Images With The Alt Text
Images increase the SEO score of the blog posts. The more you use the images, the more are the chances to get higher hits.
Yoast SEO plugin allows you to submit the image sitemap which is really effective because people can reach your website through Google images too.
Use the focus keyword as the alt text. But don’t overdo it.
#8. Don’t Exceed The Keyword Density Limit
For every blog post, the focus keyword density shouldn’t exceed 2.5%. Though most of the people keep it between 0.5% to 1% but if you add some extra bit then don’t exceed the 2.5% limit.
You wouldn’t like to get penalized by Google just because of the keyword stuffing. It’s one of the most sensitive matters to focus on.
You can see the score in the Yoast SEO scoreboard.
Can You Follow These SEO Tips For Bloggers For Better SEO Results
No doubt that the concept of SEO can freak many people. Most of the beginners strive to understand the concept and how they can write an SEO-friendly content.
The above-mentioned points can help you craft a post with a better SEO score.
When you start blogging and write many posts and don’t get any organic traffic can be overwhelming. It’s because to match the SEO score of your competitors, you should follow these SEO tips for beginners.
If you have any further question, feel free to ask in the comment section.
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Nice tips here. I just want to add this point, to check your site’s visibility settings first going to a lot of on-page optimization. This option may have been checked and your site may not be visible to search engines even after completing your work.
Also, a good permalink is also beneficial. It is not only good for your user but for bot crawler as well.
Thank you so much 🙂
There are many things which can be done for on-page and off-page SEO. The above-mentioned are some basic SEO tips which can help the beginners.
People should have an insight about the concept of SEO.
Thanks for stopping by.
This time also I’ve found significant tips regarding SEO for beginners. Good content is a great way to attract visitors and get a better ranking in search results.
We know very well, Google and other search engines keep their algorithms mainly secret as well as constantly changing with passage of time.
A search engine’s goal is to match people with the content most relevant to what they’re looking for. Thanks for sharing these valuable tips with us.
With best wishes,
This is a informative article on how to ensure your posts are SEO optimized. While I don’t focus 100% on SEO, I do take the time to optimize my blog posts.
After all, it doesn’t take very long to optimize your sites. Then if they start ranking and it helps increase your organic traffic, I am all for it.
I don’t really pay enough attention to the Keyword Density limit. My main goal is to write the blog post so that it sounds good. I think all of my blog posts are written with a keyword density of less than 1%.
Don’t want to get penalized for trying to game the system. What keyword tool do you use to find the keywords for your blog posts?
Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great day!
SEO optimization is required but not at the cost of the quality. Many people do keyword stuffing and get penalized by Google. Keeping your keyword under 1% is a great idea.
The best thing is to use the keywords you see in Google hints. And if you want some other tools then Google keyword planner and keyword tool are there.
Thanks for stopping by.
Yet another helpful post from you.
These all are indeed the must-do things for any newbie. Not many people talk about creating the appropriate categories, but it is one of the first most important factors while crafting a post.
Thank you for sharing all these tips here. Take care and have a great Sunday 🙂
People talk about the title and the keywords all the time but only know that even categories have a major impact on their SEO score.
Google searches for the best yet related content to display.
Thanks for sharing your views.
Nicely explained. These steps are an absolute necessity for bloggers to follow to have our SEO flag in the green with Yoast. It does help to make sure that we have everything as required for proper indexing and search result of our blog.
Thanks for an awesome article.
Well written article and easy to understand. This is another helpful post for newbie.
Yes, Meta description plays the major role in SEO. If description writes with appropriate focus keyword then post will definitely rank in SERP. Majorly people see your post title and description and if found interesting then they click on the link.
Thanks for the awesome article. Have a good day. 🙂
One thing I like is simplicity and you can’t underestimate the power of it. Especially when it comes to writing SEO Friendly blog posts.
I’ve seen a rise of traffic in my CTR within Google analytics which tells me that I’m doing something right .
My only drawback are the categories. I need to clean it more so that my blog is more optimized. This is where working smart becomes useful.
Great post Ravi! Thanks for sharing!
I have seen at many blogs how people mess up with their categories. Just keep it simple as possible. No need to use many categories. The more you create, the more you get confused.
SEO has always been a friend of mine with some ultimate power tricks.
Thanks for stopping by.
Nice article. I checked all the points here all the details are very beneficial. After reading this blog I really understand the ultimate importance of keyword density limit and category setting. I need to optimize all these steps in my upcoming blogs.
Those are some useful SEO practices for beginners. I would like to add one more the list i.e. content length. It sure plays an important length and unlike past, 300-400 words article don’t rank well today.
Beginners should now start focusing on creating a high-quality researched article of at least 2000 words to stand out in the crowd.
Thanks for sharing.