Writing articles is a great way to drive targeted, qualified traffic to your website or affiliate products.
Many people just freeze up at the thought of writing, thinking it’s too difficult or that they don’t have the writing skills needed.
But writing effective articles doesn’t need to be difficult or stressful if you follow these five simple article writing tips.
1. Create Compelling Titles
The title can make or break your article.
You want to create a title that creates interest and is compelling enough to encourage your visitor to read all the way through.
Your title should include your target keyword phrase and tell your reader what the article is about.
2. Know Your Topic Inside Out
Have you ever read an article and thought to yourself, “This person has no clue what they’re talking about!”.
If you’re planning to write an article on a topic you’re not too familiar with, do your research!
The library and the internet are fantastic sources of endless information on virtually any subject.
While you don’t need to be an expert on every subject you write about, you’ll develop credibility with your readers by taking the time to learn a little about your topic.
3. Make Your Content Unique
Content may be king, but duplicated content won’t get you very far.
While Google and other search engines won’t actually penalize you for posting duplicate content to your site, the likelihood of it being indexed and ranked is slim.
Give your content your own voice – it’s more interesting for your readers and will give you better results.
4. Make your articles short and and to the point
With online articles, you want to avoid being long winded.
Get to the point as quickly as you can. Because people tend to scan online, rather than actually read.
You will also want to break up your article visually by using only 2-3 sentences per paragraph and making use of bulleted lists and/or numbered lists.
Don’t forget this important step.
Let’s face it – we all make mistakes and none of us is above a typo or occasional spelling error. Always double check your work for spelling and grammatical errors.
No one wonts too reed an artikal that is chock ful of speeling erors. See what I mean?
Writing good articles is the best way to generate additional site traffic, build backlinks and build yourself up as an expert in your niche.
Following the above article writing tips will ensure that you’re always putting out your very best.