SEO Writing: Why Writing on the Most Popular Keywords Is Often a Waste of Time

A few days ago, I received the following email from an aspiring SEO writer. She wrote:

After reading your [SEO writing] book, I realized that I need to get some great [SEO] samples under my belt. My last corporate gig was in HR and I have a host of hobbies and interests but I’m stumped on what I could write about let alone a topic I can optimize for.

For example, I’m really interested in healthy living so I used the adwords keyword analyzer tool and typed in “[Noni Juice]” I received a host of “synonyms” that people are using in their searches. Can I choose the highest ranking one and write an article using that key phrase? Is is [sic] that easy?

Note: Keyword has been changed to protect her possible niche.

The answer is, no, it’s not this easy. There are a host of factors that go into selecting which keyword phrases to write on. And, in fact, writing on the most popular keywords phrases is often a waste of time.

The reason is, the more popular a keyword phrase is, the more competition it has. Hence, it’s harder to rank for that phrase. So what should you do?

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How to Get SEO Writing Jobs: One Simple Thing This Freelancer Did That Got Immediate Results

A couple of aspiring SEO writers who’ve bought Inkwell’s ebook on how to start an SEO writing career have been kind enough to keep in touch. Many of their tales I relay to you to keep you inspired, glean a new piece of knowledge and/or just go give you an inside peek at how others run their freelance writing business.

Today’s post is once again inspired by a reader who found success using a marketing strategy I outline in the above-mentioned ebook.

Here’s a peek at the email she sent:

Hi Yuwanda,

After sending a mass of emails one week . . .

What this has done is incredible. I receive immediate or almost immediate responses from the editors . . . and remember, I am in a different time zone than most companies I target. Even if it is to tell me that they’re not hiring, I get a personalized response, wishing me well.

The most recent was a few hours ago. I had barely sent my email out when I got a response from the Gmail Notifier to either update my conversation or to ignore it. I had thought it was either an auto-reply or it had bounced back. But no, it was the editor asking me to send a list of possible articles I could write (emphasis added). I was shocked!

So, it pays to . . . .

I can’t thank you enough, once again.

Enjoy Jamaica.

ET, Botswana

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SEO Writers Spill the Beans

If you’re a new reader of this blog, following are links to some of the SEO writer “tales from the trenches” that have been published here and on this site’s parent site, InkwellEditorial.com.

New SEO Writer Lands 2 clients in less than 5 hours: 4 Q’s He Asked That May Help You Do the Same

How to Land More Clients by Making Your SEO Writing Stand Out from Others

SEO Copywriting: How to Start This Career While Working a Fulltime Job

Freelance (SEO) Writing: Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed? When NOT to Take the Plunge

SEO Writing: How I Went From 0 Clients to Making $250/day in Less than 3 Wks Writing SEO Articles (this is my story)

Good luck marketing for SEO writing jobs. Remember, they’re plentiful . . . but you must market to get them (or any other kind of work for that matter). This is particularly important now that the slower summer season is here, which I talked about in the post, Advice for Freelance Writers: How to Land Freelance Writing Jobs During the Slow Summer Months.

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Why Subscribe? Get Real, First-Hand Advice from All Types of Freelance Writers

Week in and week out, you get first-hand “freelance writing stories from the trenches” here at InkwellEditorial.com. I routinely relay my freelance writing experiences — everything from setting rates, to how to market, to knowing when to say no to a project. Also, I answer questions – in great detail (no fluff here!) — from other freelancers writers (new and experienced).

Recent posts you may have missed by not being a subscriber include:

Why I Turned Down a $2,000 – $3,000 Freelance Writing Job That Could Have Led to Even More Work;

How a New Freelance Writer Landed a $150 Gig with No Experience, No Samples & No Website – 4 Things She Did Right.

I look forward to having you as a subscriber.

Yuwanda

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SEO Writing Ecourse News: The next class has been scheduled. You’ll learn 4 ways to make money online using your newly acquired skills. Read why you may want to take this one instead of waiting.

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P.P.S.: Want an easy, fast way to get started in affiliate marketing, making as much as $50, $100 or $150/day? Get How to Make Money Placing Ads on Free Classified Ad Sites(ie, Backpage.com). If you want to make some easy money promoting affiliate products on free classified ad sites, this ebook is for you. I’ve personally sold tens of thousands of dollars of e-products (my own and affiliate products) doing this since January 2009.

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One Quick, Easy Way to Increase Website Traffic – Even If You Don’t Have a Website Yet!

In yesterday’s post on InkwellEditorial.com, I told you how I tripled my website’s traffic in 18 months. Today, I wanted to continue with this topic by giving you a quick, easy way to help you increase web traffic.

How would you like to write on topics you know potential readers would like to see on your site? This will not only exponentially increase your web traffic, it will give you the best kind of traffic – sticky traffic.

In case you’re new to web marketing and don’t know what sticky traffic is, it’s basically when visitors who land on your site spend some time there because they’re finding what they came there for. And, as I said in yesterday’s post:

 . . the longer visitors say on your site, the better. It increases the likelihood of them not only recommending your site to others, but also purchasing your products and/or services . . .

And who doesn’t want this? So, give’em what they want! Here’s how.

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Why Subscribe? Get Real, First-Hand Advice from All Types of Freelance Writers

Week in and week out, you get first-hand “freelance writing stories from the trenches” here at InkwellEditorial.com. I routinely relay my freelance writing experiences — everything from setting rates, to how to market, to knowing when to say no to a project. Also, I answer questions – in great detail (no fluff here!) — from other freelancers writers (new and experienced).

Recent posts you may have missed by not being a subscriber include:

Why I Turned Down a $2,000 – $3,000 Freelance Writing Job That Could Have Led to Even More Work;

How a New Freelance Writer Landed a $150 Gig with No Experience, No Samples & No Website – 4 Things She Did Right.

I look forward to having you as a subscriber.

Yuwanda

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SEO Writing Ecourse News: The next class has been scheduled. You’ll learn 4 ways to make money online using your newly acquired skills. Read why you may want to take this one instead of waiting.

P.S.: Find this post informative? Follow Us on Twitter.

P.P.S.: Want an easy, fast way to get started in affiliate marketing, making as much as $50, $100 or $150/day? Get How to Make Money Placing Ads on Free Classified Ad Sites(ie, Backpage.com). If you want to make some easy money promoting affiliate products on free classified ad sites, this ebook is for you. I’ve personally sold tens of thousands of dollars of e-products (my own and affiliate products) doing this since January 2009.

Copyright © 2010: All material on this site is copyright protected and cannot be reproduced in any manner whatsoever without my written consent (linking to is fine).