I've gotten this question from 4-5 people since I wrote yesterday's post on how I got to the $100/article mark for my SEO writing. Beause I work in this niche, I kinda take for granted that everybody knows what SEO writing is all about.
So, when I received the latest query from a freelance journalist in New Zealand, I thought, "Mmmm, better explain yourself missy!"
As I hadn't planned to update the blog today b/c I'm pressed for time, here is the answer I forwarded to her, with some links to tons of stuff. After all the source reading you'll be directed to, not only will you know what SEO copywriting is all about, you'll know what to charge, types of projects to expect and much more. I thought the query was kinda funny, so I've pasted a portion of it below:
NOTE: FYI, yesterday's post includes a link to the most recent issue of the newsletter, which means over a year of freelance writing news at your fingertips!
Reader Query about what SEO writing is. She wrote:
I'm a freelance journalist based in New Zealand. I have been perusing your website and am keen to purchase some of your e-books. But I have a query - nowhere does it explain what SOE [sic] means! Sorry if this sounds really stupid - but I have not idea what it stands for - if you could explain that would be great. (Here it means State Owned Enterprise).I responded:
Thank you for your interest in my products/services. Regarding your query, there are no stupid questions in my book. If you don't know, the best thing you can do is ask. So, thanks for asking!
To learn the basics of what SEO copywriting is all about, start with the article How to Write SEO Articles in 4 Easy Steps. It's a link to one of my articles on AssociatedContent.com.
List of all the Pages on InkwellEditorial.com about SEO Writing
After you read this, you can find all of my articles on SEO writing on InkwellEditorial.com.
How to Find all the Pages on InkwellEditorial.com that Discuss SEO Writing
1) Simply go to the home page of InkwellEditorial.com and look for the Google Search box (bottom of home page).
2) Type "SEO" into the box and make sure "InkwellEditorial.com" is checked, NOT "Web".
3) Click "Search".
A list of pages will pop up. Be sure to cursor down and click on articles listed below this title bar:
Web Results 1 - 10 of about 67 from inkwelleditorial.com for "seo". (0.66 seconds)
FYI, some articles will be directly relevant; others will be peripherally so. But you'll have the complete library of what I've written on SEO copywriting right there in front of you.
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