Mastering how to write attention-grabbing and search engines friendly articles, is a must if you want to become an above-the-average content writer or blogger.
You’d find it a struggle to get your articles appearing on search engines result pages if you do not know the simple techniques professional content writers employ every time they write to rank very high high on Google and other search engines.
I have found out in my few years as a blogger that the greatest inspiration a blogger needs to write more is people’s attention. Not money. The more people read your posts or articles, the more you feel like writing. But how do you write such eye-catching articles every time? How do you grab and keep a people’s attention all through a post?
In this post today, I will share with you some powerful simple to practice techniques you need to write captivating articles that search engines will push to their 1st page. If you will take these techniques very seriously, you will at the end of this post become a professional at writing amazing articles.
To write captivating SEO articles, here are a few things you must do
1. Do An Extensive Research
Regardless of what you intend writing about, you must do an extensive research about it. For every topic you want to write about, there are dozens upon dozens of articles already written in that line. Some of those articles are already top notch and making 1st page on Google search result pages. If yours must compete with them and even rank higher, you must be able to come up with something that is far better than what is already in existence.
That is why you really need to do your research well before sitting down to write yours.
2. Avoid The Copy-And-Paste Habit
Why do you think people will devote 5 minutes of their time reading an article on your site they’ve already read somewhere else? Why will search engines like Google rank your articles if you copied them from somewhere else hook, line and sinker?
The copy-and-paste habit will put numerous articles on your site. But it will give you no traffic and very very little pageviews. Eventually, it will kill your blog.
It is even worse when you add plagiarism (copying contents without giving credits to the source) to it. Your site might get severely punished once it is reported to Google for copyright issues.
3. Use Short Attention-Grabbing Words In Your Title
The title of an article is the first thing that will determine if a person will open your article to read or not. In fact, the major reason you opened this post to read was because the title appealed to you. If it didn’t, you would have just ignored it. That is exactly what I’m talking about. You need to construct your titles to grab people’s attention.
For example, instead of writing “How to swim” in your post title, go for something like “Amazingly simple ways to swim like a pro”. Instead of writing “5 important lessons for youths and teenagers,” write something like “5 life changing lessons you would regret missing as a teen or youth”
Learning how to pull people’s attention through your post titles will help you increase your pageviews as more and more people will be clicking on your articles to read them.
4. Write “electrifying” Introductions
What you do with your first 2 or 3 paragraphs of your articles (the introductions), plays a major role in determining if people will read through the article or not.
It has been said several times that the average human’s attention span is very very short. So short you don’t want to waste your first two or three paragraphs talking about irrelevant stuffs.
A great introduction always tell the reader there is more to learn or enjoy in the entire post.
5. Use Easy To Read Fonts And Styles
Nobody enjoys having to strain his or her eyes while reading. Not all fonts are considered by search engines to be “friendly.” That means if your articles are not typed with an easy to read font, it will definitely not rank high on search result pages.
6. Always Check For Typographical Errors
An interesting article with lots of typographical errors is like a well prepared meal with lots of stones. It pisses people off big time.
No matter how good your ideas are, if your write-up is filled with lots of typographical errors, nobody will enjoy reading it. Reading through your contents for typographical errors may cost you some valuable amounts of time. But the benefits are worth the time.
If you find it difficult reading through your own articles as most writers do, then have someone else do it for you. Friends, family members, colleagues or even a professional editor. Never be in a hurry to publish a post you haven’t had someone else read through for typographical errors.
7. Do Not Litter Your Post With The Keyword You Intend Ranking For
This something most people are guilty of doing. With the aim of ranking high on Google for a particular keyword, most people often find themselves repeating that keyword over and over all through the article. It’s a very poor way of getting your contents to Google’s frontpage. Instead of helping, it will hurt your rankings a lot.
Rather than repeating the same keyword over and over in your post, use the synonyms of that word. For instance when writing about cars, rather than repeating the word “car” throughout the post, find a way to use “automobiles,” “motor” etc.
8. Use Examples Where Necessary
This is mostly important when writing posts that talk about how to do stuffs. Use as many examples as necessary to properly explain whatever it is you have in mind. It will help your readers a lot and as well search engines will rank your posts very high.
A great article takes more than just writing. It involves lots of efforts. But once written, it has the potential to generate lots of traffic for you and also increase your earnings.
I hope you find this post useful. If you have any question or comment regarding this post, please leave them at the comment section below. I will respond to them as soon as possible.