SEO Content vs "Proper Writing"

Updated: Aug 10, 2021


A young man with his nose to the grindstone.

I must admit that I do still struggle with the many ways in which SEO writing challenges traditional ideas of what constitutes a ‘good writing style’.


Many moons ago, I was beavering away at an internship for an online women’s fashion magazine. One day, I was given a curious task. I was told to write articles on how to match your make-up to your skin tone and to include “keywords” because it was good for something called “SEO”.


“What on earth is all this about then?” I wondered.


“Trust me, this will put you in good stead for the future!” the boss lady said.


And how right she was! I didn’t know it at the time, but I was sowing the seeds of my future writing career by learning the art of content writing for the web – a very different discipline to traditional journalism....


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