Online writing tips for newbies - Part 3
Using relevant images is key!
For all new authors of the web and veterans alike
As an author of the web we all need to fully comprehend what it is we should know to maximize our ability to attract more viewers. After all the purpose for anyone to choose writing online and on any writers platform is to move web traffic to their direction.
This act of attempting to attract a global audience isn't easy at all. It takes skills, awareness, style, knowledge, a unique online writers touch, and the full comprehensive approach to knowing how search engines rank our articles and detect their presence.
Using relevant videos is key!
SEO - Search Engine Optimization
This keyword up above in bold known as SEO is one of the most talked about, most written about topics on the web today. The reason writers choose such a topic is because they either know all about it and desire to help others learn, or they desire to earn from writing on such a sought after desirable topic.
Now these two dynamic factors at play, all in themselves have become an online writers strategy. As you begin to learn how it all works for us writers on the Internet. Things will also start to make a great deal more sense. The online world depends on live organic content (Content being published daily), and the more the merrier for those who are in seek of fresh new concepts, new techniques and approaches to things in general.
The average web surfer is in seek of things they need, want, to be entertained, to find information for daily purposes, looking for how to articles, for purchasing of products, product comparisons, and the list goes on and on.
As an online writer we need to not only write to our hearts desire, but also if we are seeking to earn an honest income doing this writing thing as a gig of sorts. Then we need to really become serious about it all, stop playing games, and do the much needed research to master our craft. This is imperative as a author of the web, so to be fully capable, skilled, and knowledgeable enough; to provide the online world a better web page that is full of the stuff viewers are indeed in search for.
This all spells good SEO once you manage to master it all and provide the needed materials included with your articles being written up. Relevant Images/Photos, video/audio all need to be of high quality to earn greater repeat visits and added social acceptance as well as online buzz.
Social Media has taken the world by digital storm
Writing for a global audience (Evergreen content)
To begin writing for a much larger audience one must think bigger. Evergreen content is what we all should be focused upon to earn massive web traffic, and so if you're to write something in the order of a current event. Well 9 times of of 10 that will not score as being sufficient enough to be considered by the search engines, as Evergreen content and or topics that can stand the test of time online.
Ultimately after publishing your articles, it will be up to the people whom are to surf the web. So make sure to prepare your keywords (words used to attract a web of a audience) for the best search results ahead of time, and while writing up your masterpieces. (You can use Google Search look for any keyword and see what suggested keywords to utilize that come up)
Additional efforts of playing with keywords by titling and subtitling
You can also optimize your effectiveness of longevity for your articles, if you decide to work on also titling your articles with the best sought after keywords, because it is the key to drawing attention, besides using awesome high quality images, and of major relevance as well as video super powers from places like Youtube, Vimeo, MetaCafe etc...
However if you were to draw from a major current event to support some universal topic of global interest, now my friend you may just have a winner. Doing the research is imperative, but once all pertinent supportive info is found, you are required to write it all in your own words, and absolutely no plagiarism.
Providing link attribution back to each relevant source not only credits the originator. It also adds to your SEO, both optimizing and alerting the search engines of such relevance. It also provides off site navigation by means of linking, and enhances your online articles note worthiness for all viewers to take notice of. (Make sure to do this, and especially if you are to use direct quotes word for word to support your article.)
One cool way to master Google's SEO
Google and Bing are boss today
Appeasing the Google gods in this way is painless, and can only help you if you don't keyword stuff your articles, or place to many unsupported links of non-relevance.
Never over do anything, an online article should be balanced if it is to attract viewers at all times. By following these basic guidelines you cannot go wrong. Make sure to double check, and triple check for both spelling errors and for grammar. This will be one of the crucial aspects of producing evergreen content worth being shared forever and a day.
Make sure to update your articles that are having stats issues, and many of those where you chose to use current events (Adjusting things for timing changes, accuracy issues, etc..). This technique will once again appease them heartless search engines, mainly because when any website is updated (if it indeed has outdated content) and once pertinent info is enhanced, the search engines will begin to rank such info again.
Who knows how far your content is to reach globally, especially if it begins to outrank other outdated articles on the search engines, and much better then those articles written with low quality.
So what's Negative SEO, try this video from Google Web Masters
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The daunting task of playing catch up - learning takes time
Like it was stated earlier in this article, none of this is an easy task to undertake in learning to master content publishing, but this Hubpages writers network is designed to help us all do just that. We are empowered by digital tools here and essential knowledge they offer, and using the Hubpages Learning Center.
It may take you and entire year to put the pieces of the puzzle together here, and a single person may never know all that it takes to be truly successful as a writer online.
One thing however is true, and that is a person can do good service for themselves and their online community members, by taking the time to learn things step by step as they go along. Simply by using this knowledge Hubpages provides us all in the HP Learning Center. Will allow us all to take whatever info they provide and add it to such a persons active knowledge, and know how. Leading them to one day be able to master yet one concept at a time, till true online success is found. (The author of this page has done just that, and continue to improve each and every day, learning from the best authors on hubpages as well.)
Does this all truly work?
Yes indeed it works, good SEO is the key ingredient to online success for any writer or content publisher. It's also a sure way to get to the top of the web today as a writer who's truly willing to go the extra distance. (Experience is the only teacher in the end, so following these tips are helpful, but online regulations can and will change at any time, so keep that in mind.)
Of course you cannot do it all alone, and it does indeed take the help of your peers, and fellow writers to help share in the wealth of information, also to assist one another in the learning process. Reading many of their hub articles on such subjects as well as various other topics, participating in forum activities, and even asking questions or answering them in the Q&A area will help for sure.
Then by providing insightful feedback in the form of commenting consistently to each and every contact and connection you've made per day, will indeed amount to such supportive factors of this online Hubpages community.
Not everyone can spend all day making such efforts of communications, nor can they realistically communicate to every person, but at least responding back to comments to their own hub articles helps send signals to each community member that you care for each others feedback and responses.
Effective networking both professionally and socially
Now keeping in mind how we are to go leaving messages for our fellow writers is paramount. Leaving negative messages isn't the purpose for pro networking and will instantly end such a potential connection or personal contact. So be wise to how you choose your words, as to not come off to them as a negative person, or as a snobbish SOB.
No one likes a know it all as well, so you may need to tone it down a bit and simply try to have good manners, as well as common courtesy while networking with others and no matter how long you been doing this, nor whom you may think you are, or have become online.
Your online reputation is your life blood, and once tarnished is damn near impossible to repair, because rumors spread faster then you might think in any online community.
For Seasonal Content Writers
If you are indeed into writing seasonal and holiday time content, what is recommended is to write loads of it. Meaning try to cover each and every season, so that your content can be read at all seasons for each given seasoned to perfection article.
For example each season brings loads of holidays to be celebrated. Around a month or two in advance prepare your awesome articles to stand out above all the rest and in their own unique ways. This will surely appease the search engines, and if not right away, it will surely begin to attract those viewers who themselves love to plan ahead for holiday shopping and the likes.
So once the holiday times role around you're already off to the races. Your articles are now ready to receive tons of viewers if and when they're to catch wind of your articles that is. If you're into pro networking, or social networking, at such a time it is good to start plugging away posting this seasonal holiday content sparingly of course, so not to overload your connections and news feeds if anything.
Loads more tips to come in Part 4, stay tuned.
Crossing this bridge to producing high quality content is doable
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