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Online writing tips for newbies - Part 2

Updated on October 13, 2014

More useful info and tips on technical know how (Cont-)

  • The other side of the digital coin of sorts will be for you to learn some new terminology, then do research to learn how it all works. (To help move your articles in terms of gaining web traffic)
  • This terminology deals with how your online articles, blog posts, essays, hubs, poems, periodicals, you name it. Will be able to get spread throughout the web.
  • This spreading out your words equates to web traffic.
  • What is web traffic?
  • Web traffic is a fancy way of saying popularity, or gaining online views by viewers known as web surfers. (This tends to happen naturally as well, and definitely if you've supplied amazing quality written and visual content combined.)
  • Web surfing is what has driven the online world into what it has become today.
  • It helped motivate more users to join in, thus transforming the web into a highly competitive, and marketable place to hang out at.
  • Online terminology that's most common to its authors are: keywords, search engine optimization or short for SEO, links, back-links, tags, title & subtitles, summary, creative commons and more (Again do your research).

This section is informational and for those whom need to know

Learn about Google Analytics

Powerful tools & tracking (Data mining)

  • With the advent of a thing known as Cloud Computing and social networking, the way the internet works has completely changed.
  • The Internet has evolved in recent years.
  • Cloud Computing has made it possible for web servers to be backed up, and in terms of having unlimited storage space for filing online content via web address data protocols, digital transactions and using high powered hardware data centers.
  • Us writers today benefit from this new technology in a huge way, because its made it possible for us to not only share our latest written masterpieces.
  • It's also allowed for us to expand our horizons, by having multiple networks all responsible for playing differing roles, to each function in their uniquely identifiable and strategic manner.
  • So to provide such a person the full analysis of their content levels, using per say the Google Analytics network.
  • Plus many writers networks also have this statistical data mining options, and by using a cloud control system for all tracking purposes for this data being produced or stored onto their systems.
  • This presents the writer a powerful tool, and new age approach to keeping track of their writing potential.
  • Now when all this is added to a social networking or pro networking concept behind many of these writing portals, there really is no saying how far your content can go and the digital skies are the limit.
  • You can and will get recognized instantly for producing the best quality written material on these networks, but you need to think about quality over quantity.
  • Using visual appeal in the means of providing images, video, and art helps a great deal, but your articles must be relevant in all ways that people are seeking for such subject matter today.

Using provocative imagery is how to get noticed, but surely not the only way on the web today.


Exposure and visibility

  • Getting noticed online takes time, dedication like no other, long hours for intense users, as well as increased or consistent web traffic.
  • As a person that's new to the whole writers guild thing today, they will of course need to improve on their grammar, and usage of the English language and vocabulary skills.
  • To see any true potential, its best to try and attend college first, but some child prodigy may be able to come up with worded masterpieces too.
  • Mastering use of words as a author requires years of education for the most part, but with online education on the rise a physical college may no longer be the only method.
  • Words online are referred to as keywords, and can make or break any authors ability to attract viewers if not set fourth into action correctly.
  • Google scans websites for the content volumes as per keyword usage, and penalizes those web locations that over do it all when it comes to excessive repetitive usage. (Yes Google is our boss on the world wide web today, because its the number one search engine)
  • The particular aspect of improving on ones grammar, spelling, and vocabulary usage is completely up to that individuals self driven determination to improve on their craft of writing online.
  • So learning to write in college essay format, which is generally the preferred method of writing proper English online will help you as an author of the web hugely.
  • However this is not the only way to learn how to master your word usage.
  • Reading a great deal of books also can help expand ones vocabulary a great deal, but if you don't practice writing enough, then your true writers voice will surely be quieted down to a bare minimum.
  • This is generally the case, due to people being turned of when they read grammatical error, poor spelling and the likes.
  • Professional writing takes a great deal of practice like anything, and so try your best to perfect your writing skills and never ever give up.
  • As long as you continue to work on it all, you shall see progress.
  • Using online programs for spell checking and grammar correction can help do the trick as well today.

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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @dwachira, Thanks bro for the cool comment and for sharing, yes indeed people having been going away from traditional methods of doing much of everything today due to the rise of online technologies as a whole.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Mike,

      I like your idea of reading more from books, technology and especially the web has swayed readers from books to online sources not caring very much on the authority and authenticity of the content. Voted up and more.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @always exploring, Thank you Ruby yeah I try every once in a while as you know to give back to those whom have yet to become writers or fellow hubbers. Oh and of course I will never ever quit writing, its so freeing to do so as you very well know & Thanks for the advice!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Another great article. Very helpful, i'm sure you are helping a lot of new writers..Keep writing..

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @April Reynolds, I'm glad you found this article to be of some use to you.

      Yup the cloud has made a huge dent on all things digital today for sure, and with the advancement of cell phone technologies its only going to get much better.

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      April Reynolds 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      this is a helpful article, I had no idea how much the cloud will impact online writing.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @Silkekarina, Thank you for that insightful comment up above, yes indeed technology has taken us humans far away from the old ways of writing, and sharing of content. Many years there was a global monopoly on their writing process in the format of paper being shared, books, magazines, news papers, etc...

      This new age era of computing and the Internet has risen and came to pass as a massive overhaul of all formats of communications, and thus we are all forced to conform in some way or another to such a uprising.

      I will indeed write an article about such things in the near future, and thanks to your post, such a hub article shall address these sorts of changes in great detail for sure.

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      Jean Valerie Kotzur nee Stoneman 

      5 years ago from Germany

      What happened to 'stand alone' good writing? Writing, nowadays, has very little to do with talent. If you understand the technique (and can be bothered with it) that goes with posting an article on an article site, then you are in on the show. At sometime in the near future, more writers are going to realise this and ask themselves, 'Am I a writer or a Computer Expert? That is when the big change will come about. Until then, well written instruction hubs, like yours, are gold dust.


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