The Secrets of Writing Amazing Articles

How to Write Amazing Articles!

Writing successful articles is not as complicated as you might think. There are a few pointers and proven techniques that can be easily followed to turn any article into a piece of marketing. Keeping it simple and distribute your content as widely as possible.

The question is not “if” you are writing on the internet, but “what” you are writing and how often. Blogging and other types of online diaries have greatly increased the amount of writing that people do, whether it be personal sharing, opinions or technical writing. The important thing then becomes how successful you are at writing. Regardless of what you write, there are a few factors that will help to make your articles stand out from the sea of other pieces of writing available on the internet.

View Your Article Like A Classified Ad

Many viewers have a short attention span and understanding that your article must catch their attention right away is critical in constructing a piece of writing that will be effective. Make the article short and sweet. Writing web articles is not the place for long dissertation or explication. People will simply not read them. You need to catch the attention of the viewer quickly.

Use Sub-headings

Again, this is a key to quick distribution of information. Many articles are found based on a keyword search through a search engine. By using many subheadings, you will be able to organize the information that you are providing. Viewers tend to read articles that are well-organized and broken down into pieces that are easily assessable.

Proofread

Nothing will turn off a viewer more quickly than an article that is poorly written and that is grammatically unprofessional. A simple run through with spell check is a good start, but should not be the only method that you use to check your work. One trick that many try in order to proofread their work is to read it out loud. This allows you to hear the words instead of simply reading the words. But regardless of how you check your work, it is essential to make sure that it is spotless!

Market Your Article

Even if you have the most innovative article that will revolutionize the world, if no one reads it, you might not have even written it. To get a maximum amount of exposure, you must get your article out so that viewers can find it! Post it to as many places as you can, with links to your site. This will create momentum and will further increase the amount of hits, as the wider the distribution, the higher your article will rank in search engines. and your site.Your article is more than a piece of your writing; it is a way to market your ideas and your site.

Seek Out As Many Formats As Possible

Do not limit yourself to simply blogging or posting in forums and on websites. If you wish to make your article into a successful piece of writing, try getting it published everywhere! With electronic resources such as “how-to” websites and Ezines, the cost will be relatively low. Simply email the publisher of the site and request your article be printed.

Use Lists:

Using lists can be an effective way to create an article that goes viral. Create mega rich content like ” Top 10″ and pack it full with facts, tips, and put it together well with appropriate links, photos, and content and it will be shared over and over. The more your article gets out on the web the more likely you will have visitors. Michael Dunlop from Incomediary.com explains in full how he got $10,000 visitors just by doing that one simple trick.

Use Headlines

Headlines can help you get likes and shares! Sometimes a person will share the article just by the headline alone. Take your time when choosing a headline.

Using numbers in the headlines can convert to clicks since a lot of times it conveys the length of time a person will have to spend reading the material.

Here are a few samples from Michael Dunlop of Income Diary.

  • Top 30 Most Influential People In _____ (Blogging, Web Design, Photography, Golf, Gaming etc)
  • 17 Tips To Cure _____ (Bloggers Block, Bad Converting Websites, Crap Photos, Golfer Elbow, Gaming Addiction etc
  • 13 Moves All _____ Should Watch (Bloggers, Web Designers, Photographers, Golfers, Gamers etc 
  • 7 Traits All Successful ____ Have in Common (Bloggers, Web Designers, Photographers, Golfers, Gamers
  • 9 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your _____ Even If You're Just Starting Out
  • What everyone ought to know about ____
  • Little Known Ways to ____
  • Enjoy the Ultimate ____
  • Unlock the hidden ____
  • If you're worried about ____
  • Enjoy the Ultimate
  • Five Simple Ways to ____
  • The truth about ____
  • A Simple Technique ____
  • Never before seen
  • The 3 secrets that can ___
  • Top 10 reasons to ____
  • Easy cure for ____

Headlines with Benefit Driven Keywords

  • Top 10 reasons to _____
  • Easy cure for ____
  • Discover how to 
  • Imagine
  • Attention
  • Learn how
  • Warning
  • Stop
  • Key Secrets to 
  • Advice to
  • Closely- guarded secrets
  • If you're serious

Action Phrases

  • Join Today
  • Order Now
  • Order Today
  • Sign up Today
  • Buy Now
  • Learn more
  • Click here
  • Hurry Now
  • Action Now

Connectors:

Connectors are what connects one paragraph to another to keep everything moving along nicely.

  • ​After all
  • Although
  • And like I said
  • And look at this
  • And yet
  • And that's not all
  • And that's just the start
  • By the way
  • But, that's only half the story
  • But don't get me wrong
  • By now, you're probably wondering
  • But just keep reading
  • Consider this fact
  • First off
  • Finally
  • Moreover
  • My point is
  • So let me ask
  • See for yourself
  • So let's begin
  • That means
  • Want proof
  • Yes, it's true
  • You'll be glad to know that

Negative Words to Avoid in Headlines

Words have a big impact on readers moods try to not create moods that are too negative or gloomy. You may use these words in the body of the post but try to keep the headline upbeat and cheery.

  • Fail
  • Disaster
  • Hard
  • Poor 
  • Pain
  • Destruction
  • Difficult
  • Contract
  • Dead 

Reasoning

  • Reasons
  • Facts
  • Lessons
  • Ideas
  • Secrets
  • Tricks
  • Explosive
  • Mind-blowing
  • Suddenly
  • Magic

Closing Your Post

  • Sincerely
  • Warmly
  • Best Regards
  • Best Wishes
  • Yours Truly
  • Respectfully yours
  • Cordially yours

Social Media Shares

  • Connect with me on Twitter
  • Join Me on FaceBook
  • Check My Profile on LinkedIn
  • Watch My Videos on YouTube
  • Visit My Blog
  • Subscribe to our Newsletter
  • Sign up for a Free Trial
  • Download an eBook
  • Leave a comment
  • Sign up for our Webinar
  • Sharing is Caring

 

 

Valerie Whitt
 

Enter to WIN a FREE Website!

x