Article Writing has in recent times become extremely popular. If you ever suffer from writer’s block when you are writing articles to increase targeted traffic to your website or blog, then this is the article you need. Keep in mind that it is easy to forget some of the basics of article writing when you are writing a lot of different articles. By reading this article you will be reminded of the proper way to write an article and it will not only increase the targeted traffic to your website or blog, but you will also be creating a more comfortable article to read.
Write Naturally. Aspiring web writers, who plan to write their first article can start writing on a topic by pouring the thoughts out. You can set a timer and within a stipulated time you can share your thoughts or just write down a list of phrases that may help you in building your article. In case the topic is new research before you write.
Title. When writing the title for your article, remember that article titles need to “stand out” above the rest of the article titles listed in the directory and at the same time they also need to be very relevant to the article body.
Having a catchy title that is a “list type” of title such as “3 Tips To Increase Targeted Traffic” is a great way to increase the amount of article views that you will get, but this also needs to be relevant to the copy in the body of your article or else the click through ratio of your resource box will suffer greatly.
If your title is listing “3 Tips To Increase Targeted Traffic”, then the body of your article should deliver 3 tips that will increase the readers targeted traffic.
Summary. The summary of your article is a condensed version of your article and is considered a “sneak peek” of what the article is about. When creating a summary for your article, remember to list the key benefits of your article to the reader and if possible adding a curiosity grabber at the same time.
The summary should only be a couple of sentences long, but it is also a great opportunity to convince the viewer of why they “need” to read your article. If you have a viewer that is undecided by your article title, a good summary may be what makes the difference and convinces them to read it.
Body. One of the most important things about the article body (and one of the easiest to forget) is that the article body is the place where you help your reader and not where you try and sell to them. Pitching or trying to sell in the body of your article, is not only against many article directories editorial guidelines, but can also be extremely annoying to the reader.
The readers of your article are trying to find useful information that will benefit them, and trying to sell to them in the body of your article is not a good way to promote your product or service.
By providing the reader useful information in the body of your article and using your resource box effectively (more on effective resource boxes in a minute keep reading), you will be able to increase targeted traffic that visits your website or blog, and at the same time, you will find that the rewards for a great article can be plenty.
The body of your article should also be easy to read, using proper grammar and paragraph structure so that your article flows freely and is easy to follow. Making short paragraphs that are only a 3 to 4 sentences long will make reading your article easier and also increase the chance of someone reading it completely.
Another thing to remember is to write articles for visitors, not for search engine bots.
Resource Box. The resource box, if constructed effectively, can increase your targeted traffic tremendously, but a poorly written resource box has the opposite effect and may never yield a single visitor.
When writing your resource box, here are few tips that can help increase your click through ratio and at the same time increase targeted traffic to your website or blog. Even though your resource box is the place to pitch your product or service, don’t be too pushy on your sales pitch as this can be very annoying to your readers.
Writing Tips About The Resource Box:
1. Being polite when requesting the visitor to click your link will help in getting them to do that.
2. Include your name in your resource box to create a more personal experience for the reader.
3. Always use both types of links to ensure that there will always be a link pointing back to your website or blog.
4. Do not over do it when you throw out your sales pitch, be subtle and raise curiosity.
Make you Articles a Reasonable Length: Typically, articles which are 500 to 700 words work best, getting the best click through rates. Shorter articles tend to be seen as having no authority or professionalism.
Avoid Grammatical Mistakes and Spelling Errors: However good the article might be, if it is sprinkled with grammatical mistakes typos and spelling errors, the reader will before long click away from the article. Proofread and Spell check your article before submission.
Avoid Plagiarism: Do not copy paste someone else’s work. This goes against the copyright policies and is one of the key article writing tips. Creative writing implies original content that does not exist on the web.
When writing for the web keep the target audience in mind. Make the article look relevant and informative to them. The Internet is searched by millions of users each day. If you grab their attention then you have understood the dynamics of the web.
By using the tips listed in this article, I feel you will have no problems writing some fantastic articles that give much-needed information to your readers and at the same time increase targeted traffic to your website or blog.