Once Google’s new “Helpful Content” algorithm update kicks in, will you be focusing on SEO content writing?
Sure, you want your content to be helpful to your audience.
You want to keep your visitors engaged.
You want to inform them so that they can decide in favor of your product or service.
But many businesses work with content writers for SEO purposes.
There are many writers who provide SEO content writing services, including yours truly.
Many businesses and entrepreneurs hire me because they want me to write SEO content.
Google says merely writing for SEO is bad.
You should write human-first content.
Precisely this is the reason Google has named its latest algorithm as “Helpful Content” because it will be penalising websites that publish low quality content simply to improve search engine rankings.
On the other hand, it will be rewarding websites that publish quality content that really helps the readers.
What type of SEO content writing services do I provide?
Update or no update, my focus is always the reader.
I do write my content in such a manner that its easier for search engine crawlers to crawl it, analyze it, and then index it appropriately.
For example, I use the main keyword in the title because I know that for search engines titles are important.
I use the keywords in the first 100 words because again, keywords don’t just represent an SEO opportunity, they also represent the query people are using to find your content.
It means, using the language that people use when they talk about your product, service, or business.
Using your keywords is still important but use them as words that truly represent your central idea.
For example, for this blog post, I’m using the expression “SEO content writing”, but it doesn’t mean if I want to optimize my blog post for this expression, I use it repeatedly.
I make it appear naturally.
It appears where it should, otherwise it doesn’t.
Is SEO content writing still relevant after the “Helpful Content” update?
Don’t be afraid of writing SEO content after Google’s new update rolls out.
Writing content to improve your SEO doesn’t mean you cannot focus on your human readers.
Keep them your priority.
Write content for people.
Make it easier to scan.
Let your meta title, main headline, and subheadings, truly represent the central points of your web page, article, or the blog post.
Don’t try to cram everything in a single piece of content.
Write on focused topics.
For example, if you want to write a blog post on search intent, you should also write smaller blog posts for different types of search intents.
It is important to write compelling headlines to write effective content.
You can write a blog post just on how to write compelling headlines.
This way you will be able to increase the subject depth of your website or blog.
On Google people search for precise topics.
They ask specific questions.
Provide answers to those specific questions and don’t dillydally just to write bigger blog posts or web pages.
Even if you have been using some SEO tools to make your content search engine friendly, don’t worry, as long as it provides the information people are looking for.