- How to Write SEO Friendly Content
How to Write SEO Friendly Content
I discovered how to get Google’s attention (2)
I discovered how to get Google's attention by accident. I started writing content in 2004. I read what the "experts" said about writing good SEO friendly content. I tried so very hard to fit into the rules. In the end, I felt like I was playing in a game of Twister. I was all tied up in knots trying to get it right. I was so frustrated that all my efforts didn't amount to much. My pages weren't ranking well, if at all. I would search the top 100 and often I wasn't there.
One day, I said to myself, "this is nuts!!!" "I don't care about SEO" "I'm going to sit down and write the way I want to." "If Google doesn't like it then the heck with them." It's true. That's exactly what I told myself.
So I wrote a 17 page tutorial on my subject which was about heart pacemakers. Suddenly, poof. My pages began to rank in the top 10. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I figured it was a fluke but it wasn't. My page on pacemaker candidates has been at number 7 for years now.
Lately, I have been writing short descriptions which are less than 300 words. Normally, about 150 words. Those descriptions are coming in at the top 5 position for my keyword. I must be doing something right.
As a side note, the older your site is then the more credible you become in Google’s eyes. My pacemaker candidate article positon remains in the top 10 because my health site was created in 2007.
That is one great piece of training. Your writing style is so easy to read. I agree wholeheartedly about Yoast SEO. I was using All-In-One but since changing to Yoast, I have gone through my website and worked to get those green buttons shining. I find it so helpful when I am writing a new post or review page.
Loved it. (never got bored once)
My nice site is less than a year old, so not as "trusted" as yours, but it is already getting pages and articles that show up front and center on Google searches - and I credit that to having been schooled well on SEO practices. This training adds even more polish, and is much appreciated.
There are a lot of folks who don't know about the linking technique. I thought I had better get that information out there. One requirement for using this technique; don't beat my rank!
Later man. Peace.
What I was referring to in lesson 2 was the text in the article I'm writing. It has nothing to do with meta tags.
I'm running a sweepstakes website and my descriptions are less than 150 words. I started looking up those keywords and found them ranking in the top 5 in Google searches. So word count may be a relative thing.
Yoast really scolds me for writing less than the minimum 300 words though.