Best Tips for starting a good article?

Best Tips for starting a good article?

Discussion in 'General Internet Marketing' started by freelancerguy, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. freelancerguy

    freelancerguy Member

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    Could you share your experience about writing articles on your blog?

    what are the best tips?

    I often use these methods

    are they enough for a quality article?
     
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  2. Luca

    Luca Member

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    Personally, I try not to overthink about what I'm going to write. Whenever an idea came across my mind, I work around that idea and see how I can make an entertaining, and / or informative article out of it. I used to publish what I wrote right away, but now I'm drafting a lot, tinkering and polishing my articles before publishing them.
     
  3. sam.hunt0710

    sam.hunt0710 Moderator

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    I totally agree with @Luca .

    One of the best tactics for writing a quality article.
     
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    elcidofaguy Active Member

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    Before even writing the article - I spend time understanding my target audience and their pain points...

    Such as collating questions and concerns they have such as from social groups, forums etc... From there I aim to write an informative article which helps and best of all its highly related to subjects which they are seeking answers for...

    Finally do a bit of keyword research and figure out which terms are getting the most searches so that you can fold that into your article ...
     
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    ulterios Global Mod

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    One thing that many writers try to do is to write an opening that catches the attention of the article reader and makes them want to keep on reading and see if the article lives up to the intro for the article.

    Another thing that has always seemed to help me, although I don't always do it, is to make sure to end the article with something that either sticks in the minds of the readers or something that makes them laugh. Something to remember the article by! ;)
     
  6. Dean

    Dean Active Member

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    It's good to write something catchy for the title and in the first paragraph. You always want to draw the reader in and get them to want to keep on reading. If you open up an article in a boring or dull way then there is a good chance that they will not read your article.

    Cheers, Dean.
     
  7. mackrodd

    mackrodd New Member

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    Actually its about solving a specific problem when you write ab article to your readers. write long and detailed content is the best thing for your visitors. when i started i was writing bad articles but now able to write good articles. its all about reading and research to know what to write about. Give them what they need and you will be rewarded later.

    iam also working on a long article where i show people how to Write Great content and spend more time Promoting that Content. Its about a strategy to reach hundreds of readers.
     
  8. Storm

    Storm Member

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    The first and maybe the most important thing that you need is a headline or title that will catch the attention or people. If they see a good headline then they usually will want to find out what the post is about.

    Catch words and phrases are a big key to having popular articles.
     
  9. Scott C Baxter

    Scott C Baxter New Member

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    It all starts with being passionate which is one of the biggest problems with content writers today. A good writer can be passionate about a subject despite having limited true knowledge. This allows you to connect with the reader and more importantly, giving the reader heart-felt information which holds the most merit. You also want to engage with your target audience which may mean asking simple questions that don't necessarily mean they have to answer, but writing a statement that could even be a form of matter of fact in which the reader takes a moment and really stops to think. This helps you lure them into the post by connecting with their inner fealings which ultimately has them, well, reading more.....

    Writing is an artform that very few people seem to posses for one defining reason. Internet marketing is not about selling products first, but instead, it's about writting in a passionate, persuasive, and engaging manner which will ultimately allow you to lure them in first, and sell your products second....
     
  10. Anna Richart

    Anna Richart New Member

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    The 1st thing is that I have to understand about my audience, what they like to read.
    Then I make an outline, take note keyword that I would focus on my article.
    Sometimes, i struggle with generating good ideas. My solution is reading other articles or forum to get ideas
     
  11. Storm

    Storm Member

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    Really good points, and I completely agree with you. I see so many people writing about things that they really do not care about and you can tell in their writing.

    Good of you to point this out so people can start thinking more about what they are writing about.
     
  12. Scott C Baxter

    Scott C Baxter New Member

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    Couldn't agree with you more Storm. This shows in more ways than the author really realizes as it takes much more for a true content writer to re-write what they read instead of truly write about what they know. I personally have 6-7 people writing for me on a regular basis and what I always make sure I do is curve topics on what their knowledge base reflects instead of trying to get them to create a knowledge base around the specific topic. The end result is always much better which means better on-site SEO.
     
  13. Dean

    Dean Active Member

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    That's a great way to utilize your writers. It's better to have them write about topics and things that they like or know a lot about so they can create the best possible articles. That's great that you are doing it that way instead of trying to force them to write about things that they would not do as well with.

    Cheers, Dean.
     
  14. John11

    John11 New Member

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    To write an article, the most important thing is to perform a lot of research before writing an article. Most of the internet users use the internet to gather knowledge and the users always have alternative options and if we do not offer great contents to the users then they will divert to other blogs. And to write unique contents we need to perform research, because quality matters over the quantity.But to write a good article you need to follow following tips:
    1. Add high quality and relevant images with every article
    2. Add an interesting and eye catching article name to attract the audience to read your article
    3. Use headings in the articles
    4. Perform a lot of research and take your time in writing a good content
    5. Write a detailed article to explain the topic in detail
    6. Revise the article three to four times to improve and correct the mistakes
     
  15. Storm

    Storm Member

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    Are these freelancers that are writing for you or are they employed by you?

    Must be nice to have some good resources like that.
     
  16. Maria Marketing

    Maria Marketing Active Member

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    The most important thing for starting a good article in my mind is to have a title of the article be something that catches the attention of people and makes them want to read the article.
     
  17. John11

    John11 New Member

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    If you want to wrote articles to drive more traffic to your website then you need to use the following tips:
    1. Use high quality images for in your articles. Articles with high quality images drive more traffic to the website as comparesd to the articles with zero images
    2. Perform a lot of research before writing the articles to offer unique contents to the audience
    3. Create headings in your article to make reading easier for the audience
    4. Write detailed and long articles because google give more weight to the long articles
    5. Prefer quality over the quantity when writing the articles
    6. Revise the article 3 to 5 times to improve it
    7. Add an interesting and eye catching article name to attract the audience to read your article
    8. Add strong starting paragraph in your article to convince the audience to read the whole article
     
  18. KeralMTG

    KeralMTG Active Member

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    The best thing is to have a real good title that will make people want to see what your article is about and want to read it. You must get the readers attention quickly or they will not finish your article.
     
  19. Catherine1

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    I think that you should start with a good title that will catch the eyes of potential readers and then keep giving them something to make them want to continue reading. Pull the readers in and make them want to read the entire article and then if appropriate finish with something funny to make them smile. :)