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5 Tips to Write SEO Friendly Content that Ranks Well In Search Engines

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Who else wants to rank well in search engines to increase their organic traffic?

If you are searching for proven ways to get more search traffic, this post is exclusive for you where I’m going to discuss about a simple yet powerful way to boost your website search traffic.

The most powerful way to increase your traffic is this: write SEO friendly content.

You may ask, what is SEO friendly content?

If your content is properly optimized for search engines without spamming, then it can be called as search engine friendly content. Creating content that’s Google friendly is not a big deal if you follow few strategies.

Increasing traffic to your websites is not a rocket science if you know how to write content without hurting your readership. SEO friendly content not only helps you get more traffic from search engines but it will also bring you more leads and sales.

You don’t have to spoon feed everything for search engine to rank well, make sure to follow few simple SEO strategies while writing posts.

I’ll discuss them in this article so that your content brings you more visitors from search engines.

Are you ready? Let’s jump into the details without further ado.

How to create SEO friendly content?

1. Keyword research is the key

Finding the right keywords is what helps you increase your website search traffic. If you post articles without keyword research, you will probably end up getting zero visitors from search engines.

So make sure to perform keyword research and come up with a list of keyword ideas before posting something on your websites.

Use keyword research tools like Google’s Keyword Planner, WordTracker etc to find the best keywords that help you increase your organic traffic. Not all these keyword researches are the same and they don’t provide you accurate results though but you can estimate the traffic easily by using these tools.

2. Use LSI keywords instead of keyword stuffing

Keyword stuffing is the surefire way to get penalized by Google. Don’t repeat the same keyword again and again just to rank well. Those days are gone, and you can’t get top results in search engines by keyword stuffing.

LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing) keywords are the latest trend in SEO. LSI keywords are usually the relevant terms to your targeted keywords. LSI keywords are synonymous terms.

For example: LSI keyword for “SEO traffic” can be “search engine optimization traffic“, “organic traffic” etc.

You see, the above keywords are not the exact words but they are relevant. Google algorithms uses thesaurus to convert your LSI keywords, so your copy ranks well if it has lots of similar keywords instead of same keywords. That means, you can rank well by using LSI keywords instead of keyword stuffing.

You can use this free tool for finding LSI keywords for your websites. Or you can simply use the relevant keyword phrases for your primary keyword to write SEO friendly content.

3. Long content often ranks well

A 1500 words article easily outranks the 500 words article in search engine results. Why?

Search engines give top priority to the sites that have authority content.

Did you know that the articles with 1500+ words rank really well in search results? Neil Patel from QuickSprout says, long content ranks well in search engines.

Posting detailed content doesn’t guarantee you the BEST results. You need to make sure your content is not crappy. What’s the use of writing detailed content if has no value that improves your audience?

You always have to focus on creating great content that helps your readers to solve their problems. It should be either entertaining or educating, only then you can get more organic traffic from search engines.

4. Learn to write concise and compelling headlines

One of the easiest ways to get more traffic from search engines is to write powerful headlines.

8 out of 10 people will read your headlines before clicking on your links. So make sure to spend quality time in crafting winning headlines that make your audience click on your blog posts.

Here are few rocking tips to write great headlines that help you write SEO friendly content.

  • Don’t go beyond 65 characters in your headlines. Keep them short and compelling.
  • Try to come up with 3 to 5 headline ideas for each post and choose the best one among them.
  • Start your headlines with your primary keywords to add more weightage!
  • Use triggers like “powerful”, “incredible”, “amazing” etc in your headlines to create more impact

5. Perform on-page optimization at the end

Whether you agree it or not, on-page SEO is still one of the crucial ranking factors in Google. You need to make sure that your each post is properly optimized for few keywords to bring more traffic from search engines.

Make sure to add your primary keywords in title, meta description, image alt tags, inter links and through your copy to make it SEO friendly. But don’t overdo it. Use your keywords sparingly and you will be fine.

Don’t focus on on-page SEO in the beginning or while writing the posts. Focus on on-page optimization only after finishing your articles. That way you will be easily save a lot of time and you can craft your posts for search engines much better.

Final thoughts about writing SEO friendly content

We all know, content is king. But what’s the point of writing content that don’t get any attention from Google?

You need to write SEO friendly content that naturally attracts more likes, links and shares. SEO copywriting is the reason why few bloggers get a lot of traffic from search engines although they post less. Make sure to attract natural backlinks to your posts if you want to rank well in search engines as links are considered as the votes by Google crawlers.

Do you have any more tips on writing search friendly content? Please share your thoughts in the comments and share this post with your friends if you find it useful.

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4 Blogging Lessons Learned in Bali

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I have spent over a year collectively on the Island of the Gods.

Bali is a special place.

This popular island in Indonesia teaches you 4 clear blogging success lessons too.

Let’s dive in guys.

1: Expect the Unexpected

During a house sit at a huge villa in Jimbaran I:

  • faced down and helped slay a spitting cobra
  • dealt with a chicken killing dog
  • lost 2 of the pets (1 to cancer and 1 to likely thievery)

This list could go on forever. From this sit alone.

Bali is a fun, fascinating and sometimes wild place. Like most developing places; you never know what waits around the corner.

I am writing this guest post because the security certificate expired on my blog. I had no idea this would happen right now. Completely unexpected. But being a blogger for 10 years I know to expect the unexpected.

When my developer wakes up he addresses it and we move forward. Until then I am at peace with my blog being down. No worries. Part of the blogging game.

Expect the unexpected with your blog guys. It will happen.

2: Learn to Celebrate Everything

Balinese are an appreciative people who celebrate everything.

Staff at the villa in Jimbaran regularly took off for ceremonies, celebrating everything from cell phones, to papayas, to motorbikes.

Even cremation ceremonies are lavish, eye-popping celebrations of life and death.

Appreciate it all with your blog. Wins, losses, and all in between. Celebrating it all makes you appreciative of the internet lifestyle.

I celebrated big wins and tough losses because all these experiences made me I am the blogger I am today.

3: Step Away from the Herd to Be Heard and Seen

Kuta is a tourist trap. Ubud town center can be a bit too much.

But the rice fields well outside of Ubud and the Bukit region of the island are authentic, colorful, peaceful gems.

My wife Kelli and I stand out from many other bloggers because we tend to stay in more remote areas of the island. Even in the popular fishing village of Jimbaran we did a house sit in off the grid farm country and rented a place up in the hills, away from the heavily touristed bay. Our experiences are authentic; not many tourists in Kuta facing down spitting cobras.

Blog in your voice. Tell your story. Be genuine. Blog from the heart.

Step away from the blogging herd. All success lies well away from the herd of bloggers in your niche who tend to follow each other like blogging sheeple, blogging in 3rd person voice and never sharing authentic experiences.

4: The Best Experiences Happen Outside of Your Comfort Zone

We rented a villa in the rice fields outside of Ubud once.

We had to ride a motorbike 5 minutes into the rice fields to reach the villa.

Save 1 other human living on the other side of the compound no people existed for miles around.

The experience was amazing. Once in a lifetime deal. But we had to get used to snakes slithering inside of the house, using an open air bathroom as huge fruit bats flew over your head at 2 AM and roaches, mosquitoes and other insects regularly shacking up inside of the crib.

I would never trade in this amazingly fun, freeing and brilliant experience but of course I felt terrified at times. Definitely pushed me outside of my comfort zone.

A bit before 10 PM on a Wednesday night I’d be comfortable in bed. But since my site is down for a bit now I nudge myself outside of my comfort zone to write this blog post. All part and parcel with being a full time blogger who renders generous service for his readers.

All of my biggest blogging wins occurred because I went the extra mile; even if doing so felt highly uncomfortable.

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Your greatest blogging success occurs well outside of your comfort zone.

What blogging lessons have you learned recently?

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Top 5 Most Competitive Niches for Bloggers

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Finding the perfect niche is like a unicorn for many bloggers. The right mix of passion and competitiveness can be found in the most surprising places and isn’t always clear until you’re already well on your way. But the good news is that the harder you look, the closer you get — which is a cliche, but surprisingly true in this case. So before you give up on your dream of creating content about knitting dog pajamas or anthropomorphized helicopters, start by having a look at what niches are the most competitive at the moment.

Most blogs earn their money through affiliation. The good thing about affiliation is that it doesn’t require you to focus on one particular brand, unlike sponsorships. You’re free to place links in your content or not. And to write whatever you like about the brand in question. Money is earned through reader engagement, not through passive exposure.

Travel

Of course, the most coveted and stereotypical blogging dream niche is travel. Who would turn down reviewing hotels in the Caribbean or exciting jungle safaris? Only a few bloggers get to do this, however, but there are still a lot of sub-niches that are easy to get into and earn well in. Local guides and localized content is a great way to find perfect fits for valuable affiliation links and you can even make direct content advertising if you ask. The future is definitely localized.

Gambling

Making content about gambling is often as much about search engine optimization as affiliation links. This has made reviews and guides extremely competitive, but creating content only for SEO purposes can be a little monotonous. More localized information in a specific niche like mobile gambling makes mobile-casino.ca a perfect example of how to stay competitive without losing quality.

Health & Fitness

For ethically minded bloggers, this niche can be a minefield. Health and fitness bloggers can benefit from having a blog of their own in many ways — such as keeping themselves healthy and fit, while also inspiring others in the process. This niche market is also filled with misinformation, dangerous recommendations and straight up lies. Are you the one to finally inform readers about the one true way to stay healthy or get fit? Joking aside, whether you’re a zealot or a skeptic, there are affiliation networks for you. Just include a source or two, please.

Lifestyle

Including this niche might be cheating. It can cover so much — but that doesn’t mean that your blog should. Specialised content that you’re both passionate and informed about can be very valuable for direct ads. Everyone has some kind of lifestyle niche they’re focused on, whether it be simple admin improvement or urban hiking. Find out if readers are interested in the topic, either directly or related, before you go all in, though.

Blogging

With how competitive blogging is, blogs that explain how to succeed are more popular than ever. You’re reading one right now and you could write your own very easily. You don’t have to be the best or the most insightful to write an inspiring blog about blogging — it’s more useful than you think to write down what works and what doesn’t in your own humble experience. You can be an expert in learning.

Have you noticed any commonalities yet? If you look hard enough in any niche, you’ll learn enough to create content with a fresh and exciting take. And that’s the current trend for being competitive: Being both subjective and informed; localized and aware of international trends.

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Do You Really Know Your Readers?

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See the featured image up top guys?

I know readers dig my eBook. Said readers dig my paperback too.

Enter this featured image. I use similar images frequently on Blogging From Paradise. Smart way to appeal to my audience.

But during lean years I did not know my readers because I:

  • did not listen to my readers
  • did not ask my readers questions
  • did not spot my reader’s pain points
  • did not read my reader’s comments carefully
  • did not spot patterns among my readers

Eventually I woke up. Easy to see this now. But back in the day I had a hellish time owning the fact that I did not know my readers.

Reader Red Flags

You do not know your readers if:

  • traffic stalls or disappears
  • blogging profits stall or disappear
  • engagement dies on your blog
  • nobody seems to reach out to you on social media

These are a few red flags guys. Own the flags. Honestly. Owning your mistakes is one quick way to turn things around, to free yourself of this common blogging error.

Do You Know Your Readers?

I mean; do you really know your blog readers? Be genuine before you answer the question.

I know my readers incredibly well now because every blog post, video or podcast I create meets their needs. No guess work, no writing and publishing because I want to write and publish a post and certainly no off topic posting here, on Blogging From Paradise or any place where I guest post.

The other day one of my blogging buddies endorsed my paperback with a YouTube review. In addition to feeling grateful I tuned into one other idea; his endorsement, emails from other book customers and smiling selfies from other book customers alerted me to the fact that my readers are beginning to buy my paperback too, in addition to my eBook. I published a post linking to my paperback and explaining how my book solves pressing blogging problems after spotting this pattern.

I know my readers better and better each passing day because I listen to my readers more closely each passing day. As everything expands with my blogging campaign I find it easier and easier to help folks, to come up with blog post ideas and to know my content hits the mark because blogging with my readers in mind has been the simplest way to connect with these folks.

Your blog is for you and your readers. Never forget this fact. Never forget that if you write just for yourself you are publishing a cyber diary. No need for anyone to read a blog if the blog does not solve their problems.

Knowing your readers genuinely requires you to be:

  • compassionate
  • empathetic
  • heart-centered
  • loving
  • caring
  • observant
  • present

Listen to the latest podcast interview I did with Alonzo Pichardo on his Sound Cloud channel:

He has invited me to chat on his highly popular channel – with over 300,000 listens between only 8 episodes.

Alonzo is a master at spotting the most pressing issues of his audience. My readers also suffer from problems related to these topics. Naturally, as he shares and builds his impressive tribe and as I build my tribe, we have well over a quarter of a million listens between only 8 podcast episodes.

If you get to really know your readers and patiently hit the mark with your content, over years, 10 listens becomes 100 listens, then 100 becomes 1000, then 1000 becomes 10,000 listens, then 10,000 becomes 100,000 listens, and upward from there.

Develop an intimate bond with your readers guys. Poll them. Email them, asking how you can help them.

Much of your blogging success rests on knowing clearly what your reader wants so you can serve it up to them.

Listen. Ask. Observe.

Prosper.

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