We rarely talk about search engine optimization on FWJ. We have, however, raised the question of whether or not a freelance writer has to know SEO. Here’s a quote from an article we published on the topic a while back:
No freelance writer has to understand SEO. You can be a wonderful writer without the knowledge of SEO, and this is truly the core of any writing career. However, many experts recommend that a freelance writer learn at least the basics of SEO in order to become more marketable. In other words, you will have an easier time becoming a profitable writer if you have SEO skills.
This is especially true if you want to put yourself out there and get clients to discover you online.
We’ve also tackled the topic of the benefits of having an online portfolio, and by knowing some SEO concepts, you increase the chances of your online portfolio getting eyeballs.
While I do believe that the best SEO is still excellent content that people will want to read, there are certain technical concepts and practices that give your site a boost. How do you learn about these practices?
Follow experts in the niche.
I have to admit that I know some “SEO stuff”, although I am far from being an expert, but it’s part of the job. I read and read some more, then test the principles out. Guess what? I do see some results.
So, if you want to improve your online portfolio or blog’s visibility, you might want to learn a thing or two about SEO.
Knowing how hectic a freelance writer’s life can be, I don’t expect you to be able to carve out a lot of hours to study SEO. That’s why I’m sharing this infographic titled “40 Actionable SEO Tips and Tricks From the Experts”.
It’s short and sweet, with experts in the niche giving bite-sized yet practical tips.
I hope you find it useful!
Bob Bales says
Great infographic but It would be useful, for me, to understand some of the things listed. Such as #5 Borrow an infographic, I know that doesn’t mean to take one from a website and publish on my site but I don’t really know what it means. Item #14 and #33 also. Plus while i understand the rest it would be helpful to learn exactly how to accomplish them. Hopefully you will follow up with a how to article on some of these.
Noemi Tasarra-Twigg says
Thanks for the suggestion, Bob. I’ll see what I can come up with next time.