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How To Create Content That Is Above And Beyond

Updated on January 9, 2014

What Is Quality Content?

If you want to learn how to create great content you first have to know what it is. Basically, it is content that people will return to your site. It is content that people will come to depend on. Create quality content and you will start to be viewed as an authority and your website will follow suit.

This may seem an obvious definition and I would probably agree that it is. But the point needs to be driven that you need to create content that people hunger for. It could be an answer to a common problem. Or it could stretch the limits of the imagination. Or it could just be coverage of a topic that has not been covered by anyone else before.

Writing Content

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Write As Though You Were Getting Paid

If someone were to approach you and tell you they need a piece of content written for them and they are willing to pay you $200 for it. Do you think they would scrutinize your work? In fact, the higher the payout, the more you can expect that they will. So if you treated your writing as though someone is paying you a lot of money, your content is likely to be really, really good.

If you were giving that paid assignment you would also likely scrutinize it yourself to make sure that it's up to par. This is probably the best tip that helps people produce better content. Use this and you will see an improvement in the quality of your content. Be aware however, that the time to produce your content will necessarily increase because you may have to do more research and more proofing of your document. But quantity over quality should be your motto here.

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Steps To Better Content

What To Do
How It Helps
Steps To Take Now
Become More Proficient About Your Topic
It shows readers that you are knowledgeable about the topic.
Go through forums, magazines, blogs that relate to your topic.
Learn Better Research Methods
It will uncover aspects of your topic that others won't consider.
Grab a book about how to research the web
Stop Focusing On Search Engines
Google has made it clear that they want us to write our content for readers and not search engines.
Just write. Don't worry about crazy concepts like keyword density and other "SEO Tips" that will give you Google penalties.
Write As If You're Getting Paid
If you do this, you will be more critical of your writing.
See paragraph above related to this.
Collaborate With Others
Gives your readers expanded coverage of your topic while also giving more exposure to your work.
Share links to other authority websites. Include relevant videos from YouTube and other websites. Email other website owners and ask them to share links and other resources.

Consider The Source You Publish To

I am writing this on Hubpages which means that I really should know what Hubpages rules are for writing. If I write an article on ezinearticles.com, I need to know what their rules are, etc. It's always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the rules that exist on the platform you publish on.

When you hear the word "rules" you automatically think about a long diatribe of lawyer speak. And who wants that nonsense? I don't! But Hubpages and others know this fact and really try to put their terms in ways that most of us can understand. So my advice to you is read the terms. If you have questions, ask Hubpages. They are very responsive and will answer any questions you have about their terms. It's always better to know what the platform you are publishing on requires for you to publish. And that makes sense. What if you had a platform for others to publish on?

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