What is Quality Content for SEO: Write SEO Juicy Content!

Do you want to know how to write quality content that the search engines will love?

What is quality content for seo

But first we need to ask what is Quality Content for SEO?

Quality Content means your content is:

Before I tell you how to write high juice SEO content I want to stress the importance of writing for people first and foremost. If you write for SEO purposes only you will find that this will impact your website negatively. Your visitors will not stay on your website, they will not engage by commenting and they will not bother sharing your content. Having visitors that engage on your website will rank your website better. If visitors leave your website without engaging this will tell the search engines your content is poor and your rankings will drop! Keep your writing natural and in your personal style.

Keeping the above in mind, here are some great tips to make your content rank better:

  • Firstly research your keyword thoroughly before starting to write your post, find a great keyword tool.
  • Focus on one new keyword for each piece of content you create (don’t duplicate keywords in different pieces of content)
  • Make sure your keyword is in your URL right at the beginning
  • Make sure your keyword is in your title right at the beginning
  • Try and have your keyword at the start of your post or at least in the first 3 paragraphs
  • Use headings and try and put your keyword in an H3 heading
  • Use images and include your keyword in the alt text
  • Embed a Youtube video
  • Don’t keyword stuff, you will be penalized for this.
  • Write in easy to read sentences. Use shorter sentences instead of longer to read sentences with lots of commas.
  • Try include at least one outbound link. If possible link to a relevant high authority website.
  • Include internal links to other pieces of relevant content on your website

I hope this post helps you to understand the basics of quality content. If you are ready to take in a lot more information, check my article which shares my secret sauce for rankings which includes detailed checklists for before, during and after publishing content. Trust me, its good.

If you have any more suggestions or feedback please leave a comment.

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Lynne Huysamen

Mommy to a pigeon pair, blogger and online marketer. Lover of chocolate, good books and buckets of coffee.


  1. Great article Lynne. I don’t come from a writing background and have really had to work at improving my writing skills.

    In my day to day life I use a lot of shorthand, and have found it hard to get out of the habit!

    I have found when I have gone back to update old posts on my website, I often have spelling and grammar mistakes, so I am trying to keep a better check on that as I write.

    Thanks for clarifying SEO content writing, I would have liked to have read more!

    • Pleasure Brad! I hope these tips help you write for better rankings.

      I will be sharing some more tips as soon as I can :)

  2. Hi Lynne,
    I really appreciate your article on Quality Content for SEO! With every post I try to improve my rankings with quality SEO and I am always on he lookout for good info on how to improve this part of my writing. Thanks again for the great article!

    • It is a pleasure Marant. I hope it helps you improve on your skills.

  3. I love the looks of your website too, so elegant!

    Great way to break down how to write successfully around a keyword and how to engage your audience.

    I really appreciated the tips in how to SEO properly and how to avoid penalties.

    How many websites have I come across where there are long paragraphs, and poor grammar trying to obviously sell a product. Good content is so important.


  4. I love it honestly. I need to make changes to my website according to your very informative information about KEYWODS. I am very impressed and would like to follow an up and coming very successfully person who may rub off on me, I need the help to improve my skills as well. I love the colors and the banners everything is wonderful.

    • Thank you, I am flattered :)

      You are welcome to contact me for some pointers if you are struggling with anything!

  5. To succeed in affiliate marketing, you must master the art of writing for people. Writing for people must be engaging so as to allow visitors to your site to contribute ideas, bring suggestions or even ask probing questions.
    What you have done in this your post is to provide a sort of checklist for affiliate marketers which will assist them to come up with quality content.
    This is a good job. Thanks Lynne.

    • Hi Sam, thanks for your feedback :) I always love the checklist style info, my brain just works well that way so that is the way I convey my info best. Have you tried WordPress Yoast for SEO? I absolutely love it because I just write my content and then go through the checklist and it works beautifully.

  6. Wonderful article and straight to the point. How to write quality content for SEO has never been explain in such simplicity. What really caught my eyes is the use of external and internal linking.

    Sometimes we forget to use those outbound links in our content. Thank you for these valuable tips. I have one question. If your post rank high and then begin to drop, what do you proposed?


    • Hi Bishop, thanks for your feedback. I suggest amending that post. Google likes it when your content is up to date, so perhaps adding a little bit of new information can help. Also comments really helps too! Encourage people to comment on your website, share that post in social media to get it out there again and get fresh content in that way. Also bear in mind rankings can jump around a bit in the beginning and then stabilize.

  7. Hi!
    You are spot on in saying write for the people. Google really likes to see original content that helps solve a problem or educates the reader in some way.
    Also, remember on backlinks Google is very picky, and social backlinks are preferred over any other, and other kinds can actually hurt your SEO efforts!
    Nice article!


    • Thanks Shawn, I am hoping to very soon write a post on that exact topic. Backlinks can be very damaging to an online business if not done correctly!

  8. Hi, Lynne

    SEO was something I was struggling to understand until I just landed on your article :)

    I’ve known about writing online content and even heard about SEO a while ago, but I just didn’t know how they went together or how it all worked.

    I have just learned something new here, and I Thank You for teaching me about quality content for SEO and how to implement it the right way.

    Cheers! Neil

    • It is a pleasure Neil :) I am so glad you gained something from my website. There are a number of aspects that make up the recipe for a good website and I hope to share on all of them in time, so come back soon to check!

  9. Dear Lynne,

    You have done it again with another whirlwind of a Blog Post. This helped me out greatly. Thank you. :) Now, I know exactly what I did wrong with my Blog Post Articles. I forgot to out in my H3 Tags in for my Keywords. I knew there was always something lacking in NY Blog Posts but didn’t know what it was. Upon reading your Content here, the problem was easily solved. Yay me! 😀 But, even more whee, way to go Lynne. 😀

    Here’s to your continued online success forever,


    • Hi Angel

      I am so glad I could help you out! Add other headings too, H1 and H2 which will help. Once you get the balance of writing for your audience and for SEO you will see your rankings really improving.

      Kind Regards


  10. Hi Lynne,
    I enjoy reading your post and visiting your website. It is nice, simple but interesting and easy to read.

    Writing quality content for SEO is very important because it is how we attract visitors to our website and keep them to stay and come back for more. So, the tips that you have included in your post will surely help your visitors understand and learn how to improve their website by writing a quality contents.
    Well done and all the best to you.

    • Hi Maria, thanks for visiting again and for your feedback. Creating quality content really is one of the most important aspects of an online business, so it is best to know how to go about it.

  11. Great Post Lynee,
    You highlighted a point that most online content creators ignore and that is the audience.

    Often I somewhat get so engrossed with the SEO aspect of writing is that I forget that in the end it is going to be read by readers and they are going to decide if they want to keep coming back.

    A nice reminder for creating quality content online :)

    • Hey Josh, thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts. So glad I could remind you to focus on your audience. I also sometimes forget how important it is!

  12. Hello,

    Thanks for the tips!

    One question… What’s the reasoning behind the outbound link? I assume you mean to say a manufacturer of your product etc? What sort of effects would that have?

    Thank you

    • Hi Dean

      Great question, nope I am not necessarily referring to an outbound link to a product manufacturer (or an affiliate lin.

      I am referring to an outbound link to an authority website, so great quality content. This shows your readers that you have corrobated the information on your website, it also gives your readers more resources on the subject they are reading about.

      This shows search engines and your users that you value good quality content. But in the same way that linking to high authority websites will help rank your website higher, linking to low quality sites and content can be detrimental to your ranking.

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