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Old 01-23-2015, 06:02 AM
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How to Find the Right Balance Between Copy for the Machines and Copy for the People?

I was wondering about your way out of this situation.

There's the requirement of having quality copy on your website and then there's the requirement to please the search engines and strengthen your SERP positions.

Could you distill this whole process into a simple set of tips and tricks?
 
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:19 PM
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Search engines do not buy products...

People do......
 
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:50 AM
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write good content for human beings, just stick to the theme of your article and for machines simply put a keyword and its variations.
don't forget to make some relevant links because links are more for machines
 
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Search engines do not buy products...

People do......
Came here to say a similar thing. Who cares about the machines? Start working on your SMM strategy and build online presence through ads. If your stuff is good and it resonates with a bunch of people, you'll reach your goals without the search engines.
 
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:54 AM
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That's fairly simple:

-> Write your articles for the people first
-> Edit for the search engines after

Never do it the other way around.
 
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:57 AM
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Came here to say a similar thing. Who cares about the machines? Start working on your SMM strategy and build online presence through ads. If your stuff is good and it resonates with a bunch of people, you'll reach your goals without the search engines.
I donít agree. Especially on the first steps, when you donít have many regular clients, the position in searching is very important. Of course the content should be mostly for people, but donít forget about machines. Each article should contain a few key-wards. The more is possible without spoiling the text the better.
 
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I write 5% for machines and 95% for people. The 5% mainly goes into the title and first sentence.
 
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Write for people and forget about machines. Plus, Google is punishing people these days for for doing keyword stuffing. Those things will get you in nothing but trouble. So write for humans. To come up with topics and seeing what people are searching for you can always use a keyword tool. When you write for people it just comes naturally.
 
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Don't write for the machines. Write articles for people and put yourself in their place - what would you think and feel while reading it. This puts a purpose to your writing. When you are completely done and satisfied with your end result, then optimize it for the machines. So, don't write for machines, optimize for machines.
 
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Hi,
Yes i am agree with CWVps..whatever you are writing,write for yourself not for machines.
 
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I was going to reply to this but there were so many good answers that said the same thing I was going to say. So instead, I just passed out some green to those 3 members.
 
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I write 5% for machines and 95% for people. The 5% mainly goes into the title and first sentence.
Very interesting! Good and effective method I would say. Thanks for this helpful reply. I will ask my SEO agency to follow this 5% for machines and 95% for people strategy.

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I was going to reply to this but there were so many good answers that said the same thing I was going to say. So instead, I just passed out some green to those 3 members.
Green? What's that? Reputation? How can I get/give some?
 
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