SEO Optimized Article Writing: Explained, Step-By-Step

To get organic traffic you need to rank your article. To rank your article you need to write SEO optimized article. Now you need to learn how to write SEO friendly blog posts.

In this post, I will teach you SEO optimized article writing, best SEO optimized article writing tips and many more.

Let’s Start

Which article is SEO friendly?

SEO optimized article mean, which article will rank in google. To rank an article in google we need to write a search engine optimized article.

Plugins need to write SEO optimized article

To write SEO optimized article you need some plugins which will help you. I recommend using these plugins.

1. Yoast SEO

Before start writing, you need to install this plugin. This plugin will help you to write perfect articles.

First Login to your WordPress Dashboard then go to Plugins.

And click on Add New. 

SEO Optimized Article Writing: Explained, Step-By-Step 1

Now search ‘Yoast SEO‘.


Select ‘Yoast SEO‘ and ‘Install‘ it and click on activate.


Now you are ready to use Yoast SEO for writing article. However you can be setting many more thing on Yoast SEO, I will write another article where I will share how to set up Yoast SEO.

2. Grammarly

If you are writing a huge article some time you will do some spelling mistake and grammar mistake. To resolve this issues I use Grammarly.

Grammarly is a Free and Paid both plugins you can use it for free. It is a Google Chrome extension. I personally use it’s a free version.

Grammarly Install Process

First, open Google Chrome.

Click on the Left side top corner APPS option.


Now select Web Store.


Now search Grammarly.


Then you will see Grammarly for Chrome, now install it simple.

Direct Install Link

Now you are ready to use Grammarly.

SEO Optimized Article Writing: Explained, Step-By-Step 2


Now you need to search keywords. Before start writing, I will refer you to make one excel sheet where you will write all the keywords.

To write an SEO optimized article you need to use 3 types of keywords.

  • Primary Keyword – Your main target is to rank this keyword.
  • Secondary Keyword – These keywords will help you to boost Primary Keyword.
  • LSI Keywords – These keywords will help Google to know more about your article and it will also boost your primary keyword.

Now make one google excel sheet. Make 3 columns on that google excel sheet. Add the names ‘Primary Keyword’, ‘Secondary Keyword’, and ‘LSI Keyword’.


Now find your Primary Keyword and Type on place Primary Keyword. You need one primary keyword. Then find secondary keywords. These secondary keywords will contain primary keywords.

For example, Your Primary keyword is “on page SEO”. Now you need to find some more keywords with some other phrase mean longtail, “on page SEO techniques”, “on page SEO techniques 2019”, “on page SEO and off page SEO”. These are secondary keywords. You need to find 3-5 secondary keywords and note down on Google Excel sheet. 


Now time for LSI Keywords. LSI keywords will help you to define your content to Google so you must need to use these keywords. Find 2-4 LSI Keywords. In these case LSI keywords are “latest on page SEO techniques”, “on site optimization” this is your LSI keywords.

To know more about LSI keywords read Ankit Singla’s MasterBlogging post.

Use Keywords In Article

You need to use keywords properly in the article. Like there is some rule I follow how many keyword where I will use. Let’s know how many keywords we will use in 1 article.

  • Primary KeywordsMinimum 3 times Maximum 5 times per 1000 Words. You need to use this keyword in the first paragraph 1-2 times and 3-4 times in other whole content. 
  • Secondary KeywordsMinimum 2 times Maximum 4 times per 1000 Words. You need to use this in whole content by mixup.
  • LSI KeywordsMinimum 3 times Maximum no limit how much you can you can use. No rule where you can use these keywords. Add anywhere you want. 

In this area, I shared how I follow this rule. And one more note doesn’t over optimize keywords, means don’t try to maintain density just write. If you over optimize mean you used your keywords one by one in one paragraph google will derank you and never rank you for keyword spamming reason. Maintain 2.4% keyword density.

Write Final Article

Here I am giving you the whole template you just need to main tian this format. 

  • Share some short description about your main article and a short intro. Make this part very attractive because reader first read that part if he/she like then he/she read whole blog post else goes back to google. So make it attractive. Use your primary keyword minimum 1 time.
  • If you are writing a long post and you re sharing many topics make 1 table and show that after your intro. You can use do this on WordPress very easily by using Easy Table of Contents plugin. It will help the user to find his topic which topic he wants to use.


  • Use H2, H3, H4 to make those small topics sub-heading. It will make your content more clear. 
  • make subheading very small like 4-5 words long sub-heading. And try to use your keywords on sub-headings.
  • In subheading, first 2 lines explain about your subheading topic.
  • Where you are using some list try to use bullets. Users like bullets list to read. 
Bullet Points
  • Interlink to your old posts by Anchor Text.
  • Now you are talking about something which you have not already mentioned in your any old article that time link to external website. This makes your blog authority. 
  • Write all details make 1 subheading called conclusions and make the conclusion about your blog post.
  • Now you need to ask your visitor about anything to comment down on your post.
  • The visitor will never share by copy link so use share button. By using that user will share and it will increase your social share. You can use a simple WordPress plugin called Simple Share Buttons Adder
    to add this share function.


If you follow this Steps you can write a good SEO optimized article very easily. I know now you can write SEO optimized article.

In this article, I have shared all methods to write good SEO optimized article. keyword research to content writing. I guess this article helps you to learn writing SEO optimized article. To get our latest post in your inbox please subscribe our email and push notification. Also, share this article with your friends.

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24 thoughts on “SEO Optimized Article Writing: Explained, Step-By-Step”

  1. good job.
    I am also using Yoast SEO and Grammarly on my blog. right now I am with their free versions and they are doing a pretty good job.

    you have said about LSI keywords in this article. how these are different from long tail keywords. I have little confusion about these

    • Thanks For Your Support. If you have any suggestion or which topic you want to see next please comment.


      LSI Keywords Vs. Long-Tail Keywords
      Is there any difference between LSI Keywords and Long-Tail Keywords?


      LSI keywords do not exactly mean long tail keywords but are somewhat similar to them.

      The key difference between LSI keywords and long tail keywords is, long tail keywords narrow down the scope of a search whereas LSI keywords broaden the scope with related keywords.

      You can read my article on long tail keywords to further broaden your views.

      Search engines use LSI keywords to check how deeply you have knowledge on the written topic and also rank your page for related terms.

      That is why you have organic traffic to your blog posts from keyword phrases that you haven’t ever targeted or even heard before.

      LINK : https://masterblogging.com/lsi-keywords/#vs

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    Please go through my blog and let me know how can I improve it?


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