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New to SEO writing? 5 Essential Things You Need to Know

Are you new to SEO writing and wondering if it’s right for you?
You may fear that SEO writing is too technical. Or it’s too unnatural to write “how Google wants.”
Relax. SEO writing is much easier than you think.
If you’re looking to build a new skill set, here are the essential things you need to know.
- You need to be a good writer. Period.  
Can you tell a compelling story? Can you keep readers on the edge of their seats, salivating for [...]

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SEO Copywriting Top 10: July 16 to 22, 2014

You freelance SEO copywriters won’t want to miss this one!
In this week’s SEO Copywriting Top 10, there’s a guide to optimizing client websites, 140 websites that pay writers – and hot USP strategies!
You’ll also want to keep up with Google by reading the latest on author rank and how Hummingbird has impacted search so far.
AND …
Got an unfamiliar niche? Check out #8 for a content strategy that’s perfect for you!
There’s more copywriting greatness in there for ya, too, so enjoy!
1. Kristi Kellogg writes Google [...]

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Creating Blockbuster Content: 7 Essential Tips for SEOs

More content no longer means more success in SEO. It just means too much content.
When it comes to content creation, we’re seeing a shift in quantity to real quality. The launch of Google’s original Panda algorithm, which targeted thin content, started this big focus shift, which continues to this day.
At SMX Advanced, Brent Csutoras, Social Media Strategist & Owner at Kairay Media, shared seven essential tips on how to create blockbuster content today. Here’s a recap.
1. Goals Define Your Definition [...]

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SEO Copywriting Top 10: July 9 to 15, 2014

There are a couple posts about the psychology of conversion for you this week.
Neil Patel shares some insights on anticipation while Nate Desmond gives you some psych tactics with case-study examples.
Ready to throw in the towel on your writing biz? David K. William helps you delve into your own mind to deal with thoughts of giving up your freelance writing career.
The anticipation must be killing you, so I’ll let you get to it!
1. Mike Murray writes The Great Content Checklist: [...]

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9 (more) questions writers ask about SEO copywriting

Wondering if you’d be happy as an SEO copywriter?
In a previous blog post, I discussed 9 common questions writers ask about SEO copywriting. But what about SEO copywriting as a career choice? If you’ve wondered how you could find a job as an SEO copywriter – or how you can start a freelance shop – this post is for you.
I originally wrote this post in 2012 and I’ve updated it to reflect other questions I answer every day. Enjoy!
I’m a print [...]