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As most bloggers know out there, there are lots of SEO plugins and pieces of software that automatically or aid in optimising your [How to] Manually Search Engine Optimise Articlesarticles for search engines to process providing your article a higher organic ranking. However, the problem with many of these SEO plugins is 1) they cost money and 2) they are sometimes a pain to use. For this reason, it is advisable to know how to SEO articles manually by yourself because by doing this, you will increase the ranking of your articles increasing the traffic they will be obtaining from search engines.

 

Have a Short, Keyword Dense Title

The first step to search engine optimising your article is to create a short title which includes the most used keyword phrase in your content. You can do this by simply finding a keyword density tool on the internet. As well as this, your article’s title should tell the web user exactly what your article is about. For example, take the title to this article:

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I know before I even start writing this article that my main keyword for this article will be SEO or Search Engine Optimisation. As well as this, I have clearly told the web user from the title exactly what this article is about. It is short and to the point.

 

 

Litter Keywords in Your Content

The next step to optimising your article for search engines is to make sure that your main keywords are spread across the whole of your article evenly and not too densely. The reason for this is that if you have too dense a keyword in your article (too dense would roughly be classed as 5% or higher) it will not work to your favour when being processed by search engines (as the saying goes, too much of anything is bad). There is also the other extreme that your keyword density is only 1-2% which won’t help your article organically either. For this reason, try to keep your keyword density to around 3-4% (there are many free websites that will check your keyword density).

 

 

Include an Image

This optimisation tip is a must for absolutely any article out there that is going to be published online. The science behind it is that an image in an article enables the article to be processed by search engine for images as well normal search engines. Do not underestimate the number of people that still search for and read articles on the internet through searching for an image rather than the traditional way.

An article on the internet, when published, will be processed by, lets say, Google. An article on the internet with an image in it, when published, will be processed by Google and Google images. This will help to make the article organically healthier since more traffic can reach the article from different routes.

A student in England studying a Masters in Automotive Engineering with Motorsport, Will created AskWillOnline.com back in 2010 to help students revise and bloggers make money developing himself into an expert in PPC, blogging, and online marketing. He now runs others websites such as PoemAnalysis.com and RestoringMamods.com You can follow him @willGreeny.

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