Writing Keyword Rich Articles

SEO is a crucial element of content on the internet, and keyword rich articles are an insanely popular request. In the freelance writing business, if you browse the job boards on elance.com or guru.com (and similar websites) SEO and keyword dense articles are all the rage. It can sometimes make writing with a natural flow difficult, and sometimes I feel that it takes away from the quality of some articles. How to cope? Here are some pointers:

-Give the client what they want. If they want 5% keyword density, they will have to settle for a slightly more watered down article, as far as rich content goes. You can try to explain that overdoing it on the keywords won’t help with search engines, but generally, just try to give them what they ask for.

-Place the keywords in the first lines of paragraphs, and the final lines of paragraphs. For some reason, search engines pick them up better this way.

-Don’t be afraid to break up the keyword phrase. Did you ever notice that search engines will bring up pages with your search term slip up sometimes? If the phrase is in there, the SEO is the same, so put in the “a”, “the”, “of”, if it will make it a more personable read. Write for people, not the machines.

-Do keyword research. Obviously certain phrases will be searched more often than others, so you might as well find out what they are. Here are some website you can use for this: SEObook.com, Keyworddiscovery.com, Google Adwords Keyword Tool.

It might take a little getting used to if you haven’t written for websites or done any article marketing for clients. It is really not difficult to do, and the more you do it, the easier it will be to create readable yet keyword rich articles that will make your clients happy.


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6 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Thanks for nice article!

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  3. Ух ты, здоровско!

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  5. What does SEO stand for?

    Thanks for the links. I’ll investigate those.

    • Hi, SEO stands for search engine optimization, which is basically making content attractive for search engines. If a page is optimized, it is more likely to be among the first of results on a page when someone searches for a particular keyword.

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