How to Write Excellent Content That Ranks! Pictures Included!
Ranking a website in 2015 will depend heavily upon content and loads of it. A lot of people really don’t know how to write decent articles that engage their readers. The first thing I will say is if you are going down the road of buying content then you will pay a lot of cash out before seeing results from your website. Native English writers charge $10 per 100 words or more for well researched articles. So if you are like me, when I first started out, you don’t have a good 10K laying around collecting dust to build an authority site with. That’s why I am going to show you how to empower yourself to write great content!
What you will learn from this guide:
- The process of choosing a topic.
- Article flow and structuring.
- The art of LSI Content
- Why a lot of people aren’t reading your articles.
- How to quickly research topics.
- The best method for no hands writing.
- How to BlackHat content for your websites.
The process of choosing a topic:
Being a great writer and contributing quality content to your websites really starts with topics you choose. Forget about your keywords for a while when it comes to choosing decent topics. After all the topics and keywords should already fit together from your basic keyword research and niche finding process, which we explained in our last Tutorial. A couple of things to keep in mind…
- Don’t use the click bait method when writing out your topics. That was fine for the Meta description or even for ads but once they’re at your site show them what they’re going to gain from reading your mega articles.
- For the sake of on-site SEO I would recommend canceling out stop words (a, it, the) as much as possible. Also you need to include your focus keyword once in your title so that after you come up with the topic/title you can integrate the keyword where it looks natural.
Article flow and structure:
This is a critical part of writing high quality content that keeps your readers engaged. Heck, you know you aced the title so they’re here, but will they leave before your monetizing methods bait them? If your visitors are like me they scan read a bit plus, they have better things to do that lounge around your authority site. Below I have outline a graph how I personally structure articles and then some commentary below as to why I do this.
As you can see from the above picture I tend to type out my articles where it constantly pushes new and valuable subjects to the reader. Usually I place 1000 word articles on every page of my authority sites. Normally this is a long read for people so break it up with sub sections, a video, and a couple of pictures between the content. This will keep them baited in and lower your bounce rate.
The Art of LSI Friendly Content:
Remember when keywords and stuffing them in your articles were king? Wow times have changed! If you’re skipping out and not taking Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) serious then you are missing out on potential favor by search engines. Nowadays when Googles spiders crawl your pages they use the LSI system by taking English articles (it, the, but, and so on) out of your article so they can analyze the real data and come to a conclusion as to what your content is about.
Semantics by definition relates to the meaning of words. As the dial is turned up on Googles algorithm you will see normal keywords becoming less significant and LSI suited content will take the lead role. Just take a look at some LSI Vocabulary included in the snippet I made for you.
Obviously you can tell by the snippet that this article was about a beauty product. For example instead of just targeting keywords like “Best skin cream” I researched the hell out of the product and included vocabulary that went into the science of the product. These vocabulary words tell Google’s Latent Semantic Indexing system that it’s relevant to this niche and that excellent information can be found here, and you know Google’s algorithm pets love that!
Why aren’t people reading your content?
I personally had an issue with this. I would write up a detailed article that was nothing less than perfect, however the bounce rate was still there. After banging my head against my desk at 4AM in the morning a little light bulb went off. Maybe, just maybe my readers could not read the article because of the vocabulary I was using. It sounds crazy until you research once again and stumble upon the Flesch–Kincaid readability test and, that a decent portion of online searchers are primary or secondary school kids.
As you can see the formula states that the lower the number you score the harder it is for your readers to understand the content. That doesn’t mean the article is bad, but depending upon what niche you chose or considered, the fact that a decent portion of the internet’s traffic comes from countries that do not speak English as a first language, it only makes sense to write your articles for everyone.
In order to check your articles readability score I would recommend utilizing this tool. It’s free and works just fine for checking out how well your article would suit people on different English reading levels. If you’re buying content then request your desired readability level. Your content company should know what this is and try their best to format the article. Again you won’t get this type of service for a buck per 100 words.
How to quickly research topics:
This has to be one of the most hated parts of writing high quality content. Trust me I have found myself doing more research than writing at times. If your niche is in the health or beauty category then a good bottle of liquor usually helps! If you’re not a drinker and still want to get through this process then I would strongly recommend that you have two monitors at least. Yeah I know this recommendation is more of a luxury, but when you can have your research on one monitor as you type on the other you will find that your articles can be produced almost 30% faster. Simply put forget the paper and pen.
Just because I am cool guy I have listed some sites with resourceful data for your articles.
Mayo Clinic – Excellent resource for the health or well-being websites.
Statistic Brain – My go to place for raw data. Often times Statistic Brain shows the source too!
Google Scholar – I love to search around here when it comes to law articles. You can find a lot of useful facts here to include in your article. Quick tip! Set Alerts in your Google Scholar panel so Google will alert you if they find something you were looking for. It’s great if you have a long-term authority site.
The best tool for no hands writing:
Tired of typing until your fingers are bleeding? I know the feeling! No seriously, before I had the bank roll to hire in employees I would type everything. That was until I discovered this nifty speech recognition tool called Dragon by Nuance. It works pretty well and out of an 800 or so word article I might have to go back and fix 2-3 small mistakes. I know this tool is hard for my friends who don’t speak English as a first language, but you can train Dragon to understand your voice and overcome the accent.
How to BlackHat content for your websites:
Please note that I am not responsible for you breaking copyrights or infringing on other peoples intellectual property, nevertheless this is a BlackHat forum so I felt compelled to leave you with this. If your Native language isn’t English then listen up!
After you have successfully purchased Dragon, scan through your niche on YouTube or other video websites to find niche relevant videos. Buy an open mic and turn dragon on. Now all you have to do is play the video and Dragon will naturally record the individual speaking in the video. Since it was a video the articles will be 100% copyscape passed. Now here is the absolute gravy part of this method. If you’re monetizing via a ClickBank product, or really any other tangible or intangible well known product, then I would strongly recommend that you do a Google Video search for that product.
Odds are there’s a purely informational article just waiting for you to use Dragon on. Yeah the hard part is finding the right video commentary, but with a little effort you can. This works extremely well for people who do not speak English as a first Language.
A few parting words:
Just forget about spinning articles for 2015 and onward when it comes to money sites. That should go without saying but I know some people are still doing it. Personally, I would never rewrite an article and place it on my authority site. Think about it this way, an authority site is for the long term. You are going to have plenty of blood, sweat, and tears invested into this baby. So don’t even think about ruining it with poor quality content. Type out the content with the reader in mind. Heck make the content funny or write it out in the first person. Anything to captivate your audience!