As a web designer I've been pretty passionate about providing clients with everything they need for their business to succeed. Search engine optimisation is very important in order to get rankings on Google.
One thing I always advise clients to do in order to get traffic is to write blog articles. Blog articles are excellent traffic sources for a website. However blog articles can be challenging for most people. Time is a big factor, it takes a lot of time to write a really good blog article. Most of us aren't writers so it takes that much longer to write content that is readable for most people visiting website. I've been guilty of this as well for a number of years.
The most challenging thing in writing blog article is to decide on what to write about. Make sure that you blog article is related to your website and that it will benefit your visitors in some way.
Some Methods of What to Write About
Aa good method is to go and look at your competitors in your field and see if they are writing any articles.Make sure to use your own wording and not to keyword stuff your blog article. What I mean by keyword stuffing, is to make sure that you don't have masses of the same keyword in your article and make it easy to read for your visitors. Keyword stuffing will be penalized by Google so don't do it!
Another good method is to go through your email and look at some of the questions that clients have asked you in the past. If that question is asked more than a couple of times dinner might be worthwhile to send to your blog post around that question.
if there is something happening you industry, such as a new technique, new product or even industry news then write a blog post about it. no one knows your industry better than you do.
Another good thing to do, is to keep a list of articles that you would like to write about in the future you can make use of Evernote, Google Keep or even Google Calendar.
Make sure that you write consistently,for example if you write a blog post on a Monday and a Friday at a specific time, make sure that you do the same week in and Week Out. Google likes it when you post high-quality content on a regular basis and the Google bots will make sure that they check your website on those particular days which means that you might get ranked a lot quicker for those articles, than if you posted them at irregular times. be consistent!
One of the best tools you can use to write your blog post is Google Docs. The nice thing about Google Docs is that it's got voice typing ie. dictation. This means that you can just talk and Google will type out what you're saying. I started using this recently and I wish I knew about it before, as it has made my life so much easier. The dictation is pretty much spot on and you can just talk and it will type. No matter what accent you have it does it gets it right most of the time. Use voice typing to do your rough draught and then go in afterwards and edit your text to make sure that everything makes sense.
Writing a blog post is not just about putting text in, it's about making it more engaging for visitors to read. What helps is to add some stock images to your article if you don't have your own pictures to add. I make use of the following stock photo websites. all the images from these sites can be used on Commercial sites without accreditation, so you can freely use his photos on your website:
I would recommend that you try and post at least one high quality article corner once a week. make sure that you publish it more or less the same time as you did the week before. This can is easy to do in WordPress, we can set a date and a time for it to publish. Try and make your articles more than 500 words and included some images and some links to references what you're talking about in article. Always share your article on social media and make sure that you are open to comments from visitors. let visitors engage with you on the article.
If you feel this is too much for you to handle then you can make use of the service where people can write articles for you. Just be careful about who you use, as some people will abuse the system and copy articles from other websites. Just be vigilant!