In Ahrefs's study,
- 90.63% of pages get no organic search traffic from Google.
- Only 5.7% of pages will rank in the top 10 search results within a year of publication.
Further Ahrefs's study, 23% of particular search results in search result clicks. This low percentage isn't due to irrelevant results but due to Google answering the queries with the featured snippet.
To help beginner writers, this helpful beginner guide will be updated frequently, with our learning points and videos to improve your quality as a good content writer.
Learn how to become a good content writer with examples by watching on
- 80% of SEO in 9 minutes
- Differences between a Pro Blogger and New Blogger
- I Got 73% of My Articles to Rank #1 on Google (SEO Tips)
- Snippet Optimization Tutorial: How to Dominate the Search Results
- How to Write a Viral Blog Post
- How to Write a Perfect Blog Post in One Hour
- 13 Perfect Blog Post Title Ideas
If you don't have any time, just watch this 9 minute video to cover 80%.
- 30 minutes of research
- 15 minutes of writing of answer
- Add subheaders (as related as possible)
Differences between a Pro Blogger and New Blogger
- Watch to learn the common mistakes of a new blogger and the differences compared to a professional blogger
I Got 73% of My Articles to Rank #1 on Google (SEO Tips)
- Watch this to learn about the articles that already rank and why
Snippet Optimization Tutorial: How to Dominate the Search Results
- Watch this short video to learn about a featured snippet
How to Write a Viral Blog Post
- Watch this to learn about the tips
How to Write a Perfect Blog Post in One Hour
- Learn how to structure and write your post in one hour (theoretically)
13 Perfect Blog Post Title Ideas
- Watch this for title ideas that will meet user's intent
- It highlights the various mistakes of a writer in answering snippets completely
If you do not have time to watch all the posts, here are some learning points.
- Answer the user's intent with a section containing the concise and standalone answer
- Spend time researching and getting data on your post
- Create easy to scan topics
- Focus on your time to first tip (reverse pyramid model) and don't waste your first paragraph introducing yourself, etc
More Detailed Guideline
- Lead-in on your authority or why readers should trust you in 2-3 liner
- Answer Section (250 words excl question)
- Restate question
- Directly answer the main question (no yes/no, it or these. Assume standalone and no reference to the previous sentences)
- Format as para or list (if how-to, multi-part) or table (compare)
- Answer as if writing for an encyclopedia
- Read-On (1-3 sentence)
- Convince reader you have more to share
- Sell Link
- When I XXXX, I always YYYY. To me, it’s worth the investment. I learned that the ZZZ is not as OOOO as the LLLL. The problem is LLLL costs a lot more, but I found a really great one that is inexpensive on Amz.
- If you are interested in this topic, you should really read go back and read this … post. I spent XXX hours/month working on this 10-page post.
- More Info (Cover additional aspects of the main topic, Multiple subheadings, and multipara per subheading) - Don’t stray too far
- Consider what next question
- Break up text with interesting formatting
- Related Questions? (H1) (always this title)
- Write 2-3 bolded additional questions
- Answer in 200-300 chars
Below is the questions by Google to assess your content:
- Does the content provide original information, reporting, research or analysis?
- Does the content provide a substantial, complete or comprehensive description of the topic?
- Does the content provide insightful analysis or interesting information that is beyond obvious?
- If the content draws on other sources, does it avoid simply copying or rewriting those sources and instead provide substantial additional value and originality?
- Does the headline and/or page title provide a descriptive, helpful summary of the content?
- Does the headline and/or page title avoid being exaggerating or shocking in nature?
- Is this the sort of page you’d want to bookmark, share with a friend, or recommend?
- Would you expect to see this content in or referenced by a printed magazine, encyclopedia or book?
- Does the content present information in a way that makes you want to trust it, such as clear sourcing, evidence of the expertise involved, background about the author or the site that publishes it, such as through links to an author page or a site’s About page?
- If you researched the site producing the content, would you come away with an impression that it is well-trusted or widely-recognized as an authority on its topic?
- Is this content written by an expert or enthusiast who demonstrably knows the topic well?
- Is the content free from easily-verified factual errors?
- Would you feel comfortable trusting this content for issues relating to your money or your life?
- Is the content free from spelling or stylistic issues?
- Was the content produced well, or does it appear sloppy or hastily produced?
- Is the content mass-produced by or outsourced to a large number of creators, or spread across a large network of sites, so that individual pages or sites don’t get as much attention or care?
- Does the content have an excessive amount of ads that distract from or interfere with the main content?
- Does content display well for mobile devices when viewed on them?
- Does the content provide substantial value when compared to other pages in search results?
- Does the content seem to be serving the genuine interests of visitors to the site or does it seem to exist solely by someone attempting to guess what might rank well in search engines