We don’t focus so much on Yoast SEO’s score when it comes to SEO content optimization. Several tools can help you improve your content’s SEO. One of these tools is called SEO Writing Assistant. In this, we will focus on this unique SEO tool to see how it can help you optimize your content for SEO so that you can rank higher in search engines.
What is SEO Writing Assistant?
Before getting to how it does things, let’s first understand what SEO Writing Assistant is. This is one of the best SEO tools in the market created by SEMRush. SEO Writing Assistant was developed for users to check your content in real-time and get recommendations on how you can further your overall SEO score. Some of its benefits include:
Entering your focus keywords based on the top-10 results of that phrase so that you can generate content templates
- It allows you to get semantically related keywords to insert in your blog immediately
- Helps you to enhance content readability by comparing your work with your competitor
- Improve your article by optimizing its headline
- Helps you to establish the right article-length based on the average length of top results
- You can check for plagiarism without necessarily leaving your site
- It also allows you to improve your article’s tone by making it look casual and natural
If you want to improve the overall SEO of your content, this is a must-have tool for you. Your content writing abilities will improve tremendously. One of its top attributes is how it allows all authors to follow the same SEO best practices across all content if you are running a multi-author site. Now that we know what SEO Writing Assistant is and what its benefits are let’s now see how you can apply it in your content to improve your SEO score.
How to Setup an SEO Writing Assistant in WordPress
First, you need to start over to the SEMRush SEO Writing Assistant website and click on the ‘Create new template’ button. You will be advised to log in or register for a free account. The basic free account will allow you a single free content recommendation. To access all features, you will have to upgrade for a paid SEMRush or sign up for a subscription. We think this is worth it.
The next thing is to provide your email address and password. Once you have done this, a screen will be displayed for you to create an SEO template by entering the focus keywords. Focus keywords refer to those keywords you would like to rank number one in a particular blog post or page. SEMRush will start generating your SEO content template, the moment you enter the focus keyword.
The grace of this tool is that it also allows users to do this inside the WordPress dashboard. All you need to do is connect the SEO Writing Assistant tool to your WordPress site. You can proceed with the process by first installing and activating the SEMRush SEO Writing Assistant plugin on your website. Once you have done that, it is now time to edit the article that you wish to optimize for SEO. Scroll down this post and edit screen, and below the content editor, you will see the new SEMRush SEO Writing Assistant. The plugin will provide you with the basic readability and SEO score. If you need full details, you will have to sign in to your SEMRush account by clicking on the login button. Once you are in, you will be prompted to allow permission. Proceed by clicking on the ‘Approve’ button.
It’s now time to generate SEO recommendations for your article since you have connected the plugin to your SEMRush account. Click on the ‘Create new recommendations’ button to proceed. If you had already entered the focus keywords before, they are listed as suggestions. Once you have finished entering the focus keywords, click on the ‘Get recommendations’ button. There are dozens of SEO guides and tutorials on how to conduct keyword research if you don’t know how to do that.
Next, you need to allow SEMRush to check the top 10 results for the given keywords. This is necessary for it to generate a list of semantically related keywords to include in your content. The green background will highlight keywords that are already included in your content. If you find missing keywords that you have not included, you can go ahead and add them. You can also expand your content if necessary, to include new sections. SEO Writing Assistant will adjust the readability and article length scores, while you are writing so that it matches with the average scores of top results.
How to Check the Tone of Voice using SEMRush SEO Writing Assistant
When you are writing articles as a WordPress developer, it is advisable to use a casual tone. This is to make your article more engaging and useful to your target audience. The conventional tone is also highly favored by most search engines due to its high level of interaction with the readers. However, it gets tricky sometimes to maintain the casual tone of your article throughout the content. Another benefit of SEO Writing Assistant is a feature called Tone of Voice checker. This feature checks the tone of your article and gives it a score ranging from formal to casual. You shouldn’t bother you if your article has a neutral tone since most of them fall in between.
SEO is the bloodline of any website. This is what helps to make your website visible to search engines and visitors. Although there are many techniques to improve your SEO rankings, SEO plugins, and tools also do a good job. We hope this article the best way to apply the SEO Writing Assistant in your WordPress to improve SEO was helpful to you, and you are going to use it on your site.
Naman Modi is a Professional Blogger, SEO Expert & Guest blogger at ebuilderz.com/, He is an Award-Winning Freelancer & Web Entrepreneur helping new entrepreneurs launch their first successful online business.
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