How to Write SEO Friendly Content
"I is a college graduate" (6)
Now that is a quote from someone who is professional and credible, right? Wrong. If I’m searching the Internet and I see something like this quote then I don’t care how great their product or service is. I move on to the next website.
Why? If this website owner doesn’t watch for details like spelling or grammar then I doubt I’m visiting a website that is authoritative. Will this person misrepresent their product or service? If I buy something then will I have trouble with support or customer service?
Can you see how something as simple as a grammar mistakes or spelling errors can turn website visitors away?
Do you know how I made money while attending Central Washington University? Students found out I could type. They would bring me their rough draft term papers to type up for them. What I found was that these “college” students couldn’t use proper English and spelling if it killed them. It was sad to see our high schools churning out student graduates who couldn’t master the English language.
My goal when creating SEO friendly content is to look as professional as possible. I proof read my content many times to catch my mistakes. Yep, I make a bunch of mistakes.
Sure some folks don’t even notice mistakes in grammar or spelling. However, I don’t want to take the chance of losing any of my audience to something as simple as writing content without good grammar and spelling.
I have had other people tell me that they will move on if they encounter a poorly written article or website.
I can’t prove it but I suspect the search engines are looking at spelling and grammar too.
One final note, “justify” your text. Justify means to make the text reach evenly between the left and right margins. Every text editor has a “justify” button for aligning your content text.
(With the exception of this goofy WA editor I'm using right now)
Justified text just looks more professional than having your content “left justified.”
One final-final note. I use Verdana as my font type when writing the body of my articles. This guarantees me that no matter what browser my site visitor is using that my text will display properly. Verdana is a universal font.