SEO Blogging Tips – Write for People Not Spiders

If you want top search engine placement for your SEO blog posts, write interesting content that people enjoy reading and link back to. Don’t write for search engines. 

SEO Blog posts can be bold, opinionated, witty, authoritative and personable. Your voice and spin on things is what makes a blog a blog and why people like reading them in the first place, so don’t hold back. 

Here are a few SEO blogging tips to get you started:

SEO Blog Post Length

Although there are no hard and fast rules about SEO blog post length, I have found that it’s difficult to engage readers with a snippet of content and it’s just as hard to keep them engaged when a post is too long.  Around 500-600 words of interesting content is enough to engage readers without losing them and enough content to optimize for the search engines without it sounding keyword stuffed.

SEO Blog Post Topic Authority

Rambling all over the place in a post not only confuses your readers, it confuses the search engines.  Stay focused on one main topic and build on that topic.  Sub-topics are fine as long as they relate to the main topic.  Blog post topic authority equals search engine placement and the way you get it is by writing interesting, topic-focused content that people enjoy reading and link back to.  So, write for people then go back and optimize for search engines.  To learn more about authority, read Blog Authority Starts with Quality Content and SEO Blogging for Inbound Links and Authority.

The Use of Heading Tags in SEO Blog Posts

From a  usability standpoint, heading tags (h2, h3, h4, etc.) organize content and provide at-a-glance formatting for your readers.  Heading tags are also good for SEO if they support the h1 heading tag or main title of your SEO blog post, as this one does.  Heading tags let your readers and the search engines know what your post is about.

Adding Images to SEO Blog Posts

Eye-catching images visually enhance SEO blog posts. Images get people to read down past the title and help break up blocks of content. Images are also good for SEO if you give them a title/ ALT text description.  Search engines can’t read images, but they can read images titles/ALT text. 

For more information about adding images to blog posts (finding and saving images, SEO and images, royalty free images, public domain images, etc.), read The Lowdown on Adding Images to Blog Posts

If you follow these simple, yet effective SEO blogging tips, you’ll build up your blog authority and search engine placement for the posts you write.

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About Victoria Stankard

Victoria Stankard has been an online SEO content writer for a variety of markets across the nation since 2006. Specializing in optimized content marketing strategies and owner of a successful organic search engine optimization company, Victoria writes for real people with "The Optimized Edge" - putting you on the map and more!


  1. You mention All-in-One SEO Pack but fail to explain fully what it is and where to find it. Whether it is a plugin or can be obtained some other way. That information would be very helpful for those interested in using it.

  2. Political Jive says:

    Very helpful article, thank you!

  3. Thank you for your comment. We appreciate the feed back!

  4. I have been blogging for three months now, and haven’t mastered yet the things related to optimization of each blog post. this article is very illuminating and i am going to bookmark it. though it’s been written half a year ago, the points are still echoed until now, and i am sure will still be the rules for more years. thanks for this article.

  5. Now I know exactly how important tag for a blog.

  6. really helpfull victoria..
    i am also using all in one seo pack, oh yes that is a wordpress plugin Jim..
    good luck

  7. Viktoria, Thank you very much for this article! very useful tips.

  8. “You never want to copy a published image off the web and paste it directly into your post because the search engines are reading the image code from were you snagged it from.” OMG I didn’t know that!!! Luckily, I usually use my own photos. Does that mean that if someone uses one of my photos off of Google images that I get some Google Juice?

  9. The image source website is in the code unless you save it as a file first. Copying and pasting images is not good for your SEO.

  10. blog seo says:

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as
    I provide credit and sources back to your webpage? My website is
    in the very same niche as yours and my visitors would truly benefit from some of the information you provide here.

    Please let me know if this ok with you. Appreciate it!

  11. Hi, yes you can quote with a do follow credit to the source.


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