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Online writing tips for newbies - Part 3

Updated on May 17, 2016

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.

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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.)


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.)

Terms of use info is important

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.

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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.

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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.

Note: Over doing anything online will be looked at as excessive behavior and you may be flagged as a spammer if your not careful, so keep in mind this online writers thing takes balance and being mindful of others in your communities. If you are banned from any arena online it may cause grave damage to your online potential as a whole, so also learn the terms of use on each and every online platform or portal you share your content today. Good Luck!

Loads more tips to come in Part 4, stay tuned.

Crossing this bridge to producing high quality content is doable



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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @MrsBrownsParlour, thanks so much for visiting so many of my hubs, it is tough to do so I do know so very well, plus be able to crunch out these articles and network with others as well as everything else online and off.

      I am truly appreciative of you doing so, I will definitely return the favor even if you weren't looking for me to do so. I love paying it forward for those who do so for me, and in due time for sure I'll do my best to share much of what you have to offer as well.

      Thanks for being so kind to return yet another time, and yeah that image free article was a fun one to write. I just wish my grammar was good enough to appease these search engines and all the viewers that come. Someday such a moment shall come, and until then I keep on practicing and launching these OK articles :) I need loads more practice for sure.

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      Lurana Brown 

      5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I read your other more technical hubs too, but don't always comment if I have nothing to add or say...I'm not as technical a thinker (yet?!), but they are still interesting and helpful. :-) The image-free one was a neat idea.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @MrsBrownsParlour, hey there my good friend, yes its a great place that HP learning center. I do need a refresher course there myself, but I remember the countless hours I spent going through much of it to try and master hub writing and all.

      Thanks for giving my article a chance, and I'm so happy you felt this article was of of some relevance to you. Chat with you soon! in your hubs maybe.

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      Lurana Brown 

      5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      More helpful info, thank you! I have started going through the HP learning resources myself as time allows. It's a great community we have here and I appreciate you sharing your experience.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @always exploring, Thanks Ruby its been tough learning and researching all of this, but I couldn't do it without the hub loving support of good folks like yourself. I will soon be trying to make my way towards your side of hubpages soon as well.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @athulnair, your very much welcome and thanks for sharing and for commenting as well.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @BlossomSB, welcome to my corner of hubpages, I'm so glad you decided to give my hub here a try. It's been a long time coming for me online as hubpages is the very first writers network I have joined. Thanks for commenting and for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      As usual a very useful hub. Thank's Mike for sharing great tips...

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      5 years ago from India

      Thanks for the great tips about optimization.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A very useful hub and one that should be used often for a long time.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      LOL @ImKarn23, you are so funny.

      Thanks for the spelling correction I fixed it, yeah I had a good time this morning in bed typing away on my smart phone this article.

      Its so convenient to do so, and I'm sure many folks don't even do that much. They may be using voice to text to write their hubs today with all this smart phone technology. Oh and thanks for reading this lengthy wordy hub of mine :) I hope it helps and for sharing it too.

      I never fully watch the videos I submit that are very long unless they are super needed, but it adds spice to the relevance for sure. So I don't blame you for not doing so with that Negative SEO one.

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      jesus h. christ! it took me like TWO HOURS to get through this..

      i read it so thoroughly that i can tell you that manners is spelled

      i went through that seo video like 2 seconds at a time - going back and forth and trying to follow.. google keyword finder seems to be subtly different than the one in your video - could it be because i'm in canada?

      ok..i guess the first thing to do - is WRITE - right?

      awesome info - even if i did have to crawl thru it and to be honest - i turned off the 'negative seo' video after about a minute and a half..

      i'll worry about that tomorrow - like scarlett...


      sharing, my friend!

      (also 'bookmarking' for the first time in my life...please tell me why i'm doing this? lol..)

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @billybuc, thanks Bill for the kind words of support on my hub here, I hope it helps more folks whom are in need of earning a living online as a writer today. We shall see budd, have a good one too.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @carol7777, thanks for giving my article a try. Yeah I didn't get to edit it in time as I usually do after publishing to ensure I catch any or all error I missed, but I finally got to it all.

      You know how it is for us hubbers, and I thank you for the understanding. This article will help anyone for sure, it all that I have learned thus far, and I know I have loads more learning to go, I just hope more folks can find this one as well as many other useful hub resources to utilize so to improve on their skills as a whole.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A great tutorial for anyone trying to make money on HP. You go, bro! Any newcomers out there who want to know how this all this hub and then begin making money.

      Good job buddy! Have a great Sunday! I'm going to go plant a garden.


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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      I read this..but realize the need to reread several times. Though I am not officially a beginner..this information is valuable to all writers. I am not very good at this SEO stuff so for me this is a learning experience. I wish you were looking over my shoulder now. Great and pinning and tweeting and whatever else I can think of.


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