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How to Write an Article

Updated on April 16, 2008

Writing articles are a great way to draw free traffic and create hundred of back links to your website in a matter of days. Writing articles has the ability to drive highly targeted traffic because your readers will only click your link on your resource box if they are really interested in your article as oppose to just clicking an advertisement.

A lot of internet marketers don't know how to start writing an article. If you know the secret of article writing, you can be labeled as an expert literally overnight just by submitting your articles to the article directories in terms that your articles must give knowledge that you think people might be interested to know.

How to write a good article?

If you put yourself as a reader, what kind of thing that you look into first when you search for an article? The answer is the title. The title is the main thing that you skim through first before you click further to read the complete text. In writing articles, always pay attention to the title. Instead of using solution based titles, you use question or problem titles as a catchy title.

Now check out these two titles, "Branding yourself to success" and "How to Commit a Suicide Brand". Which one do you think that will attract readers to click? Of course the second title will attract more than first title.

You must use the keywords that you have already picked in the title, first and second paragraph of your article, and in the resource box. The body content of your article must short with interesting opening paragraph that invites the reader to read more.

You must try to keep the content still related to the topic or keyword that you choose and offer your readers a practical solution for their problems. Most of the writers agree that good articles consist of around 200 - 500 words and one paragraph consists of 3-4 sentences only. Please try not to make so many grammatical and spelling errors.

Resource box is the last thing that you must pay attention. Your resource box must contain your name as the author, a brief description about yourself, a brief description and benefit about your web site, your website URL (stick with one URL), keywords that you're targeting, and strong "call-to-action". If you write a good quality article, a percentage of the readers will click the link in your resource box and this automatically will draw traffic to your web page or sales page.

Here is an example of good resource box:

Henry is a small internet marketing business consultant where he created $9,000 sales without any product. To learn more on how he did it, visit http://yoururlgohere. Gets his free internet marketing advice at http://yoururlgohere.

You have learned the basic on how to write an article. Now it is the time for you to start writing an article! Remember, the more you practice, the more perfect will your article be.

Hery Yansen is an SEO buzz on SEO tips and owner of SEO Quick and Easy website. His website provides an informative content in e-book for those who are new online on discovering how to get top rankings by using free traffic.


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      Hery 9 years ago

      Thank you, CourtSantos, NewBeginnings, Dlhoh.

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      dlhoh 9 years ago

      Hello Hery! Thanks for anwering my request. This is a great hub. I look forward to reading more hub from you!

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      newbeginnings 9 years ago from South Africa

      Very well layed out. Thanks for a great hub.

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      courtsantos 9 years ago from Seatlle, WA

      Great hubpage, keep up the good work!