Follow These 8 Steps To Write SEO Friendly Content

If you think SEO-friendly content is all about keyword stuffing and density, then trust me, it is not! Thinking your content will get on the first page of Google search with such old methods is juvenile. Google never values such kind of content, at least not now, and definitely won’t in 2021.

Today, Google’s search algorithms value the user experience instead of the content. It is all about users. That is why SEO experts emphasize creating content for the audience, not for bots! Listen to them.

It’s all about users. Create content for the audience, not for bots!

It is imperative to learn about your target audience, their pain-points, and how you can solve their critical problems. Clarity about your target audience can help you to create a roadmap for ensuring high-quality content.

First, think ‘Who they are.’

Second, ‘What’s their main pain-point.’

Third, ‘How you can help them.’

After finding answers to the questions mentioned above, choose a topic on which you want to educate your audience. Sure, once that is sorted, you will get straight to writing the content. However, in this day and age, only great content is not enough. You will end up creating a bunch of blog posts that give no ranking and traffic.


Millions of blogs or articles are published on a daily basis. How many do you think even appear on Google? We have uncovered eight steps to help you write SEO-friendly content that fetches website traffic and boosts your digital marketing strategy. SEO is the arena for your content. Are you ready to rumble?

1. Keyword research

Choosing a keyword having a decent search volume with low competition is a universal tactic every SEO professional talks about. Ranking for a keyword is excellent, but that is not everything. Start with making a list of commercial intent keywords that are variations of your targeted keyword.

SEMRush is a brilliant tool for keyword research. Check the search volume and competition of your target keywords by explicitly using SEMRush’s Keyword Magic Tool. Do not forget to set your target country.

It will show you how competitive your target keyword is in that particular country, along with its search volume.

2. Ask Google

Yes, that is right! Ask Google for keyword suggestions. It will give you an idea of what people are searching for on Google. Pick up the most relevant queries and cover them in your content. The reason being, if you cover user-generated questions, there is a massive chance for your content to be Google’s featured snippet.

We followed a similar practice to write a high-performing blog post digital marketing trends in 2020. Guess what? It became Google’s featured snippet within weeks after it was published.

3. Use SEMRush’s content writing assistant

SEMRush’s content writing assistant is a neat feature for copywriters and marketers that gives a lot of information about your competitors and relevant semantic keywords.

It will show you the average text length of your competitors’ content, their readability scores, backlinks, and semantic keywords that you can use in your content.

By scanning your competitors’ content strategy, you can enhance your SEO copywriting technique and add relevant keywords and links to improve your content performance.

We followed a similar practice to write a high-performing blog post digital marketing trends in 2020. Guess what? It became Google’s featured snippet within weeks after it was published.

Your heading will grab the eyeballs if it is unique. Make it distinctive by using social proof or statistics.

4. Start writing

After you have done your research, sorted out the keywords and title, start writing the content. Try to use the targeted keyword at least once within the first 100 to 150 words of the content piece.

Repeat the targeted keyword naturally at least 3 to 5 times inside the content depending on the length of your content. Don’t overdo it! Otherwise, it will look spammy. Check your content SEO score on Yoast and fix the parameters suggested by Yoast, in case you have missed them.

5. Avoid spammy subject lines

The email has admittedly become overrun with spam complaints over the years. Heck, most providers even have a spam folder to try to keep your inbox organised, so you know the spam issue is a serious one.

In that vein, sending out marketing emails that look like spam is widely discouraged – particularly when you consider that only one in 12.5 million spam emails receive a response.

6. Add some links for reference

Adding reference links from high authority websites can boost the credibility and authority of your blog post. Content backed by research, data, and references linked to external sources can fetch brilliant search results.

Add both internal links and external links to your content but do not add too many service links. Otherwise, it will look like spam. The extensive promotion of your services in your blog post will defeat the purpose of educating your target audience. Add only one service link related to your content, if necessary.

7. Don’t forget the meta description

Often, people ignore meta descriptions and do not update them as Google ignores them for ranking. But forget about SEO and look at the flip side. A powerful meta description can create magic on SERPs by increasing click-throughs and organic traffic.

A meta description is nothing but an HTML snippet that appears in search results along with the title. It is a summary of your content. If it matches the inside content, then the bounce rate tends to be low.

Over to you

Writing and publishing content that both your users and search engines like can be a daunting task and every business should pay attention to their content. The content says the story of your brand and shows how much expertise you have. Whether you are new to the world of content writing or want to improve your business’s tent performance, we are sure you will find these eight steps mentioned above to be helpful.