Write a Blog
When writing every blog post, I use a 5-step system. As a result, search engines (Google and Yandex) send me tens of thousands of readers every month.
Step 1: Research (1 hour)
Start with a topic. For example, the topic of this post is “how to write a blog post”. So, even before writing a single word, I devote about an hour to research:
Once you have chosen a topic, focus on finding keywords for it. To analyze potential ideas, I use .
Now take your topic and isolate your main query/keyword, because you want your article to rank for the query that people actually use, and not based on your own best guesses. Try to find a phrase/keyword with a fair amount of searches (300 or more per month) and relatively low competition (30,000 or less pages on Google when you enter your phrase in quotation marks).
When I started doing keyword research for this post, I checked the queries: "how to write a blog post", "how to write a blog post", "write an article". Through this, I found that "how to write a blog post" is another good keyword for this topic.
When you have a few good keywords, make a request for them in search engines (Google, Yandex). It is necessary:
To see real results.
It's helpful to see the titles and descriptions for posts on the front page, looking at them you can discover new ideas on how to improve your article.
To read what others have written.
Your goal is to turn your blog post into a definitive resource for that keyword phrase. The best way to include different points of view on the topic you are going to raise in your post is to take inspiration from what other people have already written.
Selection of keywords
After I hit the four keywords for this post and read a few articles (some of them were not very good), I chose the main and secondary keywords for this post.
how to write a blog post
Secondary key phrases:
how to write a blog post how to write a blog post
Step 2: Brainstorm and structure (30 minutes)