101 Blog Writing Tips for Great and SEO Friendly Posts

Blog writing tips

Writing unique and quality blog posts matters a lot. Following great writing tips is essential for enhancing the user experience and SEO of your blog.

People hate generic type of content. People love blog posts that are unique, resourceful, and written in a different and attractive way. Writing blog posts that are both SEO friendly and effective is a great deal. If we concentrate on SEO, then the content and user experience of the blog will be poor. There should be some kind of balance between the SEO and quality content of your blog.

In simple words, your blog content should be both SEO friendly and also should be of high quality.

Here are some of the blog writing tips that let you balance between them.

Tips for effective blog writing

  1. Overcome procrastination, wake up and pick up the stuff.
  2. Blog in a distraction-free environment. Switch off mobiles or turn off the monitor and type.
  3. Read other great blog posts.
  4. Take quick breaks between blogging, split time.
  5. Keep the mind and body fit.
  6. Practice meditation and exercise daily.
  7. Take a quick note on writing tips or ideas that flash into your mind at any time.
  8. Don’t be too formal, use words like you and I.
  9. Learn new words every day and improve your vocabulary.
  10. Be consistent.
  11. Don’t take a long break from your writing.
  12. Consider speech to text, as they speed up your blogging and avoids grammatical mistakes.
  13. While blogging do not worry too much about typos and grammar mistakes, keep them for proofreading session.
  14. Start your blog posts with stories.
  15. Start your blog posts with facts, questions or quotes.
  16. Prepare a skeletal structure (Write only main points and later expand them) of the entire blog post before writing in detail.
  17. Headlines are starting point of your blog posts; make sure that they are catchy.
  18. Blog Post titles should always be plural.
  19. Start with a great introduction
  20. Use personalistic or attractive strategy in the introduction.
  21. Don’t overwrite.
  22. Remember that at a time only one reader will be reading your blog post so address your reader.
  23. Don’t be too technical jargon, use simple words.
  24. Write short sentences, chop long sentences to several short sentences.
  25. Always use active voice, avoid passive voice.
  26. Always use positive sentences. I could have used “Don’t use negative sentences”, but it would be negative.
  27. Use lists where ever possible.
  28. Use shorter paragraphs.
  29. Questions for your readers.
  30. Write what flashes into your mind.
  31. Know your audience and their mentality.
  32. Know the purpose of your audience visit.
  33. Give a clue in your writings, and make your readers explore themselves. (My favorite)
  34. Be predictable, that means when the reader is reading a sentence, then he may predict the next sentence, if his prediction becomes true he will be happy. Never disappoint your reader.
  35. Occasionally be controversial.
  36. Include cool, funky words.
  37. Occasionally linkbait
  38. Choose perfect images for your blog posts
  39. The images should convey abstract messages or ideas to your readers.
  40. Experimenting with new things in your style of writing helps sometimes.
  41. Make use of formatting tags effectively
  42. After blog post for scanners, superficial readers.
  43. Swipe your smart phone keyboard when idle.
  44. Mention fellow bloggers or readers in your blog posts.
  45. Proof read articles against typos, grammatical mistakes, complexity, etc.
  46. If you use proofreading software, then again proofread the blog post manually.
  47. If your mother tongue is not English, then speak English whenever possible.
  48. Read newspapers, and other articles to train your brain for latest writing trends.
  49. Learn writing poems and other creative stuff.
  50. Learn writing songs, preferably rap songs, and tap the inner ideas that are buried in your brain.

SEO tips for blog writing

  1. Update your blog regularly
  2. Target long tail keywords
  3. Avoid keyword stuffing
  4. Include your main keyword in the title.
  5. Include your main keyword in the Meta description.
  6. Keywords should be there in header tags.
  7. The main keyword should be consistently used throughout the blog post.
  8. Include proper header tags.
  9. Include formatting tags for better readability
  10. Focus keywords should also be used in conclusion section or the ending of the blog post.
  11. Include LSI keywords throughout the blog post.
  12. Include keywords related to your main keyword.
  13. Include niche keywords.
  14. Internally link your blog posts.
  15. Internally link, preferably to older or a deep content
  16. Link out to authoritative bloggers.
  17. Link out to relevant sources.
  18. Make good external links do follow
  19. Encourage readers to share your blog posts.
  20. Get more social shares for all of your blog posts
  21. Occasionally guest post on other sites.
  22. Write like a human, never use content generation software.
  23. Update your old content regularly and keep your content fresh.
  24. Keep Word Count anywhere between 700-1500
  25. Remember that longer blog posts tend to perform better in the SERPS
  26. Include ALT tags for images
  27. Stay on topic and to the point
  28. Write a great ABOUT page
  29. Check for plagiarism.
  30. Write blog posts by keeping your target social network in mind.
  31. Take a look at readability score. If your article is difficult to read, then it will not rank in Google SERPs.
  32. Break your sentences into shorter ones for better readability score.
  33. Include a call to action for your readers.
  34. In your blog design, content should be given top priority.
  35. Choose blog topics wisely
  36. Use keyword rich captions and ALT tags for your images.
  37. Don’t forget image SEO.
  38. Keep an eye on major algorithmic updates.
  39. Include viral stuff in your blog posts.
  40. Remove duplicate content.
  41. Always write blog titles in leading uppercase letters.
  42. Be the first to cover trending topics.
  43. Reduce bounce rate by involving readers.
  44. Make your content easily shareable.
  45. Show the author name and bio in the blog posts.
  46. Use alternative blog post headlines while sharing blog posts across multiple social media sites to prevent those sites from outranking your original content.
  47. Never use Black hat SEO practices as they are not permanent.
  48. Use bullets and numbering.
  49. Avoid redundancy.
  50. Maintain anchor text diversity while linking in.

#101: Remember that CONTENT IS KING

 

Final words
By keeping these above points in mind and writing your blog posts help you and your blog to get more exposure. Readers will also love reading your blog posts.

I think I have covered all the blog writing tips that are essential to maintain the balance between effectiveness and SEO.

I took four hours of time to compile this list of best blog writing tips. If this has helped you do share and comment.

 

101 Blog Writing Tips [PDF]

 

 

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8 thoughts on “101 Blog Writing Tips for Great and SEO Friendly Posts”

  1. Hi Akshay,

    Nice blog writing and seo tips, You collect all useful tips at a single place. There are several bloggers who don’t know about all those and make silly mistakes due to lack of knowledge. Your tips will be very helpful for those all guys.

    Thanks to share such nice post 🙂

    Regards,
    Jyoti

    1. Loved this! I often end up writing about kennels to illustrate my web marketing efforts because that’s my other interest. Good for you taking this route. I think it helps people see how transferable these skills can be.I would also add:If you can’t write (or are uncomfortable about that) take pictures of a receipe you regularly make and load them up into a PowerPoint/Keynote presentation. Then create a voiceover, talking your way through the slides, export to Quicktime and upload to YouTube. I did this with a piece on effective email marketing and it was the best call-to-action I didn’t know I’d written.

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  2. Hi there,
    I was really looking for a detailed step by step guide to do this because I was really confused about doing this.
    Thanks a lot, buddy.
    Keep posting good stuff. Cheers.

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