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How to Create SEO-Friendly Content for Greater Blog Traffic

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How to Create SEO-Friendly Content for Greater Blog Traffic

Nowadays, creating great content is not always enough. Sure, you’ve crafted a very valuable source of information, but if you want to achieve greater traffic, you need to make sure that it can be easily ‘understood’ by the search engines.

When you optimize your content in a way that it’s SEO-friendly, you will get better ranking. Meaning, you are not only creating a quality content but you are also making it easier for your target audience to discover you.

Here are some of the basic must-haves on creating an SEO-Friendly content on your blog.

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Draft the structure of your post

Plan first before writing. Writing is a skill many possess but not everyone can write and get the audience’s attention at the same time.

When you create a structure, you’ll have a clear path to where your content is going. This also makes your post clearer for your audience to read well.

Here are the things you should keep in mind when preparing for your structure:

Captivating introduction

You’ve probably heard in your English class that you should always start with an introduction when you are writing. Same goes for your blog.

This is the first part of your blog, make sure to capture their attention. This should all be familiar to anyone that already has a content marketing plan in place.

You don’t have put everything in the introduction just yet. First, tell something about your chosen topic subtly and show them what to expect in the coming sections of your blog.

Informative body

The body is where your post’s main message should be found. In here, you should write everything you want your audience to know about your post.

Summarized ending

A conclusion is a good way to end your blog post. This is the part where you summarize the important ideas you have shared in your post or just simply conclude about a topic you have tackled.

After listing down what you want to share on your blog in all these three sections, you can now start combining all your ideas and make your post. Read along for more info on how to properly position the points on your post.

Format your post well

Once you’re done arranging the contents of your post, you can then start writing it out. We’ve mentioned that your post should have the intro, body, and conclusion parts, right? Now, add these things below to increase its readability.

Use headings

Headings are what your readers see first. Aside from it’s bigger, it’s short and is what the next sentences are all about.

Aside from this, headings are essential for SEO purposes. When your headings contain keywords, searching it is easier and can help with your SEO ranking.

Use paragraphs

Paragraphs are essential when writing in order to avoid a clump of too many words that can be overwhelming to your audience. But keep in mind to follow the right way on when you should properly add your paragraphs and not just adding it for the sake of separating your sentences.

Use bullet points

Using bullet points is great whenever you want to list things or when you want to emphasize some things. Grammarly explained how to create powerful bullet points and showed how it can catch your reader’s attention.

Readability is one of the most important parts to keep in mind when writing a content. According to Yoast, readability is not a quick upgrade to your site’s rank. However, when people read your content and stay on your website longer, you’ll get higher conversion rate in the long run.

Create a schedule for new content

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Come up with a list of blog titles and add them to your calendar. Search engines love fresh content. The more you create new posts, the more they’ll crawl your website. This will then give you a higher opportunity to rank.

Once in a while, you can try to do a bit more to your website. For instance, the “10x content” also known as the “Skyscraper Content” is a content that is ten times better than any other posts published in your niche. This content is not a walk in the park. You will be doing tons of researches and reading, but the results are going to be rewarding.

Having better and fresher content have an edge that can improve your search rankings.

Optimize the length for readability

The longer or shorter the better? Not really.

When it comes to blog posts, quality is always better than quality. You can create a 2000-word article, but without substance, there’s really nothing to it than length.

There are no limitations to how long or short your blog posts should be. In fact, Seth Godin writes blog posts that are shorter than 150 words and yet he’s one of the most popular authors out there.

But in order for it to contain some keywords and link, you can try and make 300 words as your minimum for now.

Remember that you can’t always please readers by the length of your content but rather, with the quality of your writing.

Add internal links

Internal links are those that point to your website. When a visitor reads something on your site and you provide other sources of information, you are more likely to get them to stay longer.

Don’t expect people to dig inside your blog, instead, make it easier for them.

Use a plugin

If you use WordPress as your website platform, then we recommend installing SEO plugins that are dedicated to helping you with your SEO needs.

WordPress Plugins by Yoast

Yoast is usually the crowd’s favorite. It has different metrics that checks if your content is SEO-friendly.

All in One SEO Pack is yet another great plugin with over 3 million downloads. It generates meta tags automatically along with other useful features.

Any of these plugins will help you assess if the contents you write on your blog are okay in SEO standards.

Conclusion

Creating an SEO-friendly content is not really time-consuming, in fact, once you’ve become adept at this, creating your future ones will be a breeze.

If you are aiming for your blog to reach a wider audience, start optimizing your content so search engines can easily find you.

As an active entrepreneur and blogger, my topics of discussion are mainly on business strategy, tech startups and motivating others to succeed. You can read up on my latest content at BlogReign.com.

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How Do Blogging and Fitness Relate?

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I spend 3 hours daily honing my mental and physical fitness.

In truth, you can and will succeed online following simple fundamentals from a generous, detached energy. No need to be fit to go full time blogging. But if you feel bad because your body feels bad and your mind fears losing it all, have you succeeded? I do not believe so.

I wrote an eBook sharing my daily regimen to explain what many of you readers want to know: how do I do it all? I am no blogging god. I am just human. But I write and connect quite a bit. People wish to know how I wrote 100 plus eBooks in addition to all the other stuff I do while circling the globe. Well, blogging and fitness are 2 peas in a pod for me. Both play a big role if you desiring leveling up and feeling good predominantly as you enjoy the ride.

Blogging and Fitness

Let’s say you wake up on a Monday morning as a full time employee who blogs part time. Feeling terrible and dreading work, why write and publish a post? Too busy. Do it later. Put off the post until tonight. But you feel too tired that night. Repeat this cycle for 3 months. 90 days passed. Still no blog post. Why? You filled your mind with fear and pain. Manifesting as blogging loss, backburnering the post for 3 months indicates fear in mind. Why fear? 100% of the time, fear dominates minds of people who spend zero time on mental fitness, never meditating or doing deep yin yoga or observing their thoughts and feelings. Most of the time, these same folks dominated by their own fears never commit seriously to being physically fit through exercising.

Feel good by caring for your mind and body. Vibe higher than fears crippling most bloggers. Imagine the above scenario with one difference: you devote 1-2 hours daily exercising and raising your energy via mindset training. Devote 30 minutes to power walking and 30 minutes to deep yin yoga. On waking that Monday morning, either a blog post idea finds you and you write the post, or after a few uncomfortable moments and feelings, the idea flows to you and you write the post.

I cannot explain this process logically because it flows 100% emotionally, feelings-wise. Visualize yourself in moments you feel really good. All seems possible. Ideas flow to you. Opportunities flow to you. Why? Feeling good magnetizes you to freeing, success-promoting ideas. Being fit mentally and physically is the easiest way to feel good most of the time. Plus in those moments you feel bad mentally and physically, you face, feel and release the bad feelings, quickly, because you feel mentally and physically fit, predominantly.

Gratitude

Being fit naturally alerts you to the success-promoting idea of gratitude. Gratitude builds blogging success because seeing every penny of income, every blog comment and all interest in your blogging courses feels awesome to you. Feeling awesome inspires you to blog for years generously. Blogging generously for years makes you successful.

Corey at the Good Oil Marketing retweeted my blogging course recently. I feel grateful he spread the word for me considering he is a successful, high level marketer. I feel these feelings and build on my success because I feel grateful. I feel grateful because I trained my mind and body to feel good, through being fit daily, in order to tune into appreciation easily.

Get fit.

Don’t quit.

Be a successful blogger by being mentally and physically fit.

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Why Doing this Works Better than Asking for Business Referrals

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After I released my flagship eBook – How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging – I noticed something neat. My sales increased 12 fold the day I published a guest post for a highly successful blogger.

Seeing this spike clued me in to the quickest, easiest way to increase business: help people for free. Being generous improves skills, increases exposure and expands your business. Greater traffic and profits follow generous bloggers because helping people for free helps you be skilled and see, two qualities in every prospering blogger who reaps sweet blogging profits.

A large set of bloggers goes in another direction. Some ask for business referrals from trusted blogging buddies to drum up business. Feel free to take this route but know referral fishing is an ineffective way to drive profits because of two clear reasons:

  • referral-seeking seems to be time-wasting
  • referral-seeking rarely inspires trusted bloggers to take clear, business-building action, for you

I know 20 plus web developers. A few trusted blogging web developer buddies have reached out to me, seeking referrals. Two issues arise:

  • the referral seeker has no idea if I know bloggers needing web development; non-targeted campaign
  • I already know 20 plus developers, trusted buddies all, so I could never choose one to refer to someone if 20 seem qualified

Top Bloggers Become Ruthlessly Effective with their Time

Versus seeking referral business by asking blogging buddies if they know someone requiring your service, spend 20 minutes to write and publish a quality guest post for a blogger in your business niche. Instead of pitching 1 human, show off your web development skills for free, via a guest post, for 1,000 people. Do you see what I mean? Leverage. Do not ask for business. Serve for business. Although time needs pass and generosity needs inclusion in blogging business-building, helping for free is the quickest, simplest way to increase blogging business because you reach large, targeted audiences of clients with your attention and energy versus asking 1 person for business in non-targeted, ineffective fashion.

12 Times Daily Sales

I recall the day vividly, 5 years ago. I created and launched Blogging From Paradise. Before writing 100 plus eBooks, I wrote one. I did drive some sales through my blog but guest posting woke me up; why not leverage my presence and grow business by helping people for free, via different platforms? Eye-opener for me. Instead of asking, I gave. How easy? Giving freely is the easiest way to get freely. I observed a 12 times daily sales eBook increase for good reason that day: helping people generously through sites other than your blog is a simple way to grow your blogging business.

The simplest, direct, effective way to grow your business is to help people for free. Asking for referrals leads to a client or customer here and there, but full time bloggers are not in the “here and there” business as far as growing your venture. Pro bloggers drive steady profits through their blog by being generous on their blog and on other platforms.

Be helpful for free. Publish posts. Submit guest posts. Run a podcast. Broadcast live on Facebook. Help people for free to help people for pay. Versus untargeted referral-seeking, this is the effective way to grow your blogging business from a generous, genuine energy.

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Why Does It Take Time to Be a Successful Blogger?

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Successful bloggers implore you: it takes time to succeed.

I advise following your fun, helping people generously, trusting the process and seeing the blogging journey through. I mention in my eBook how time saving tips make your journey easier.  But in the same regard, this journey takes time. Impatient bloggers weed themselves out. Generous, patient, persistent bloggers succeed. Sometimes, successful bloggers realize not the time element and how it works, and never explain in detail why it takes time to succeed. Why do you need to be patient? Why does it take time to succeed? I uncovered 3 reasons why it takes time to be a successful blogger.

1: It Takes Time to Practice a Skill So You Become Really Good At It

Today, I can write 10 to 20 blog posts daily if I so desired. I could easily create 20 videos daily.

10 years ago, I could write 1 blog post weekly and feared doing videos, to where, I never recorded videos as a newbie blogger.

Generous practice plus time made me prolific. Nobody gains skills in 1 day. Humans gain skills practicing 1 craft daily for months, then years. I love basketball. A handful of NBA players disclose how terrible they played after picking up a ball for the first time, 5 or 10 years, prior. Patient, persistent practice and time polished their skills to the point they became successful enough to go pro. Blogging is no different. Successful bloggers practice daily for years before being skilled enough to become a pro.

2: It Takes Time to Gain Big Exposure

Gaining big exposure for success takes time. Every creative act expands your presence a little bit more but those little bits add up over time. New bloggers blind themselves to this concept, believing 1 day and 1 blog post gives them successful exposure enough to make money and gain clout. Nope. Time reveals persistently generous bloggers because getting massive exposure requires months to years of generous, patient, persistent service.

No human can begin blogging at 8 AM as a new blogger and land a Forbes appearance by 12 noon. Nobody knows you. You have no exposure. Humans require time to create and connect in enough spots to gain success promoting exposure. Relax. You are on the way. But allow for time and generosity to leverage your presence. Time is required to be seen in many places.

3: It Takes Time to Uncover and Feel and Release Fears

Do you want to know why I wrote this post? I uncovered this reason a few moments ago. I noticed one income stream yield lesser amounts over the 2 days prior and felt a tiny but palpable surge of fear. Aha! I got you. Feeling fear, I released it and proceeded. I blogged for 10 years. I still feel tiny fears if an income stream yields less money, day to day, based on my expectations. But I needed to face this fear to make more money. New bloggers generally have deep fears concerning money, success and freedom. It takes time to feel and release fears concerning making more than $1 a day until you vibe at the $100, $1000 or $10,000 monthly – or more – level of blogging income.

Time unearths fears for feeling and releasing, to reach the next level of blogging success.

Be patient.

Time is a great blogging ally.

All you need flows to you over time.

Generously create, connect, follow your fun and nudge into fears.

Success is yours.

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