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12 Hot Tips on Writing Articles Google Will Love in 2014

[ Published September 25, 2018 ]

Google loves content – specifically content that’s fresh, interesting and unique. Getting Google to love content, however, can sometimes be tough.

So to help you to get Google to show you some love, we here at Orchid Box have created 12 hot tips of the best writing practices for creating sharable articles, that search engines will love and people will want to read and share.

It is worth being aware that these things will be in flux and – for example – it is believed that in the not too distant future Google will place more and more importance on articles over 1000 words and content will need to show more thorough referencing to legitimate sources.

The article needs to bea  of  words. Google loves longer articles because they have more content to crawl and index.

Make sure you . Writing content with just search engines in mind isn’t going to engage your audience and it won’t get your article the exposure and readership you want.

Make sure you have a  – e.g. ‘Top 10 London churches for a fairy-tale wedding’ is great, ‘Churches for the best wedding’ not so much!

Make sure your opening paragraph is compelling enough. People take less than a second to decide if your article is worth reading


The article should be broken up into , using  or  where appropriate, making it easier to digest for the reader.

The article  include  sacrifice links (These will be links to other non-competitive sites – such as Wikipedia or News sites – which will serve to make the main link you insert look less advertorial in nature) See the Outreachr guide on  for more information. We are adding sacrifice links to make sure that our client link isn’t the only one in the article.

The article  include at least 1 – 2 pictures; more may be added if appropriate. You  ensure that you are allowed to use the pictures in your articles.  One way to find free to use images is by using Google image search, entering your search term, clicking search tools, usage rights and then selecting ‘ from the dropdown list. You can also use  and Creative Commons.

Always  that the article is expected to be hosted on, before writing! This ensures you write content that’s relevant and useful to the sites audience.

Always . If the site is an American audience ensure that you write in American English instead of British English. Google analyses this in its complex algorithm so make sure you get it right.

It is better to add the . This gives Google a strong signal that the client website is strongly correlated with the subject of the article.

Including uncommon words is better! The latest Google penguin algorithm update favours pages with more sophisticated content. Therefore it is advised, if appropriate, to make use of uncommon words in your articles. Uncommon words are words that are less commonly used than the top 3,000 in the English dictionary. For example instead of saying “” you could use “”
Here is the list of the top 3000 words:
( <<< this is a great example of sacrifice link!) After Google Penguin 2.1 update, there are rumours that Google rewards articles with more syllables per words and words per sentence with higher rankings. With this is in mind it is best practice to write as expertly as possible. Check out this  (yes another sacrifice link right there!) for more information on how Google Penguin 2.1 is using readability tests in its algorithm. This  by  is a great example of content written for human consumption. Written naturally, broken up often for easy digestion and a few pictures to top things off! Check out this  it’s a perfect example of someone who has written just for the search engines. It’s not hard to see why it’s so bad, for any human reader it’s an awful read and was made with the purpose of trying to rank well for the phrase “small business CRM”.

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