Search engines have come a long way since the early days of the web, but they’re not as
sophisticated as you might think. It’s not that search engines are dumb; it’s more like they’re
bright little toddlers who need information delivered to them in a way that works for them.
Think of it this way. You wouldn’t set a bone-in ribeye and steak knife in front of a 4-year-old
and expect him to have at it. You’d present the food in easily chewable bite-sized chunks with
Likewise, you might write an article about “green widgets” using metaphors, entertaining
analogies, and smart synonyms. You know you’re writing about green widgets, and most
reasonably intelligent people know it too.
But if you don’t use the words “green widgets” in certain locations and frequencies along with
other SEO copywriting best practices, both you and the search engines are out of luck. The
toddler goes hungry and you’re frustrated and likely dealing with a mess.
That’s not to say you want to serve up keyword stuffed crap with less appeal than mashed
beets. That would be a really bad idea.
On the contrary, you must create that ribeye-steak content that engages people first and
foremost, while also spoon-feeding search engines what they need. The end goal is always to
let other people find you with the language they use when searching.
We’ll look at how to do that a bit later in this report. But first let’s discover why unique,
engaging, quality content matters first and foremost beyond just keyword location and