Successful Article Writing Secrets

Why Article Writing?

Article Writing is a great way to promote your website, product or service and drive traffic.  It doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive and there are many ways to accomplish the results you desire.  You do not need to hire others to do the work for you. However, there are a few tips or secrets to getting the most from your efforts.

First, why go to the trouble of writing articles in the first place?  There are several reasons:

  • Article writing is one of the top ways to receive favorable Search Engine Ranking.
  • Gives you a platform to express your passion.
  • Offers a proven method for Niche marketing.
  • Generate sales
  • There is no cost involved to write articles, unless you hire a freelance writer.
  • It is a great way to get your information out about who you are and what you do—in other words brand yourself.

Second, these are all valid reasons but how do we capitalize on our Article Writing efforts to achieve the desired results?

  • I can not emphasize enough the importance of original content!  I know there are tons of PLR articles out there, but you will negate what you are trying to do using them as is.  They are a good source for article ideas, but be sure to rewrite them in your own words.
  • Research your keyword choices.  Make sure your keywords are relevant and being searched for by the people who would be interested in what you have to offer.  I use a Google keyword search tool and look for keywords in my topic that have low competition and that receive decent searches.  A keyword that has very low competition but is only receiving 100 searches per month is not going to send a lot of traffic your way, unless you combined several such keywords.
  • Once you have your article written and published on your site, write a second article using the same keywords to submit to a directory or Web 2.0 property. Again, make sure this is unique content and it is important to add a link pointing back to the article you just finished and not the blog itself.
  • Repeat the steps above each time you write an article.  Vary the directory or Web 2.0 that you submit to each time, so the links coming back to your site are coming from different sources.  There are many communities you can submit your articles too, such as Hub Pages.  Your article has the potential to get recognized within the community itself which gives it more juice as a backlink to your blog article.

Additional Article Writing Tips:

  • Download the toolbar from SEOQuake.com to keep track of your progress with the rankings. It won’t take long before you find yourself checking the Alexa ranking of every site you visit.
  • Doing the research for the keywords you want to use in your articles can expose a low competition high searched for keyword that you could then turn into a niche blog.
  • Most directories offer a resource box to include information about yourself and list links to your site.  Webmasters who select your article to post to their site are required to include your resource box.
  • Some places to submit your article writing to:
  • Snatcharticle.com
  • ezinearticles.com
  • goarticles.com
  • Do a search for Top rated directories and Web 2.0 to find additional places to submit to.
  • Social Monkee is a free service to get 25 backlinks to your site daily.  There is an upgrade if you have multiple sites.

What are the secrets?  All the ones listed above.  AS well as this one…It is not necessary to spend money to hire someone to generate back links and there are MANY ways to generate back links to your site.  I like to spend as little as possible and still get results, so I like this method.   It will take some effort on your part, but following the steps above will enable you to manually create links back to your articles for free.  These are steps you can use with all your article writing.

The Complete Guide to Article Writing: How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets
by: Naveed Saleh
publisher: Writer’s Digest Books, published: 2014-01-14
ASIN: 1599637340
EAN: 9781599637341
sales rank: 91006
price: $2.17 (new), $4.00 (used)

Master the art of article writing!

The world of journalism is changing rapidly, and the modern journalist needs more than a basic knowledge of article writing to navigate it. The Complete Guide to Article Writing provides a compass for freelancers and students of journalism looking to write successfully on a wide variety of topics and for many different markets–both in print and online. From researching and interviewing to writing features, reviews, news articles, opinion pieces, and even blog posts, this one-stop guide will illuminate the intricacies of article writing so you can produce entertaining, informative, and salable articles.

  • Learn how to write coherently, cohesively, and concisely.
  • Choose the proper structure for the article you want to write.
  • Weave narrative and fact seamlessly into your pieces.
  • Develop your freelance platform with the latest in social media outlets.
  • Pitch your ideas like a pro.
  • Develop a professional relationship with editors.
  • And much more!

Modern journalism can be a treacherous terrain, but with The Complete Guide to Article Writing as your companion, you’ll not only survive the journey–you’ll be able to write pieces that inform, entertain, inspire, delight–and sell!

 

 

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One Response to “Successful Article Writing Secrets”

  • Kathy Clark on December 7, 2011

    There is Article Writing, and there is Article Writing. lol
    Your articles are full of original inspiring content. Love the way you write. Keep up the great work.

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