Top 7 Article Writing Tips to Increase Traffic
By Rose DesRochers
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I quickly learned that writing articles and submitting them to online publications was a great way to attract new readers and gain experience as a freelance writer.
I have been fortunate to have several of my articles published on high trafficked websites and have made some wonderful new friends as a result of submitting my articles to these free ezines.
Here are seven tips to make article directories work for you.
- Decide What to Write About
You’re going to want to decide what to write about. What are people discussing in the news? You may wish to subscribe to wordtracker.com which will give you a report of the most searched for phrases. The Wordtracker keyword report is published each Tuesday and distributed to over 30,000 subscribers. Be sure to choose a hot topic.
Create Your Resource Box
Remember to include your byline in the resource box.
Rose DesRochers is a published poet and freelance writer. Rose has been writing poetry for more than 20 years. She is also the founder of http://www.todays-woman.net, a supportive online writing community for men and women over 18. She is also the Assistant Administrator of http://www.invision-graphics.com.
What you are giving is your permission for the publisher to publish your article in exchange for a byline at the end of the article. The byline is about four lines of text about yourself, including a link to your website.
- Create a Catchy Title
Chose a subject title that will make people want to read your article. The secret is to capture your audience’s attention.
- Decide on the Number of Words
Decide on the number of words that you're going to use for your article. A word count between 450-600 words is a good number for ezines.
- Edit your Article
Give yourself plenty of time to write the article. Before submitting the completed article, make sure that you've edit it for grammatical and spelling errors. You may want to have someone else go over your article for errors before submission.
- Write a Key Word Rich Article
If you wish to maximize your results, write a key word rich article. inventory.overture.com offers a popular keyword suggestion tool that shows you the most common searched for words.
- Submit your Article
Whenever I write an article, I first publish it on my own website and then I submit it to ezines.
Here are some ezines where you can publish your articles.
You may also wish to search through ezinesearch.com for publications that will be interested in the genre of articles that you write.
Rose DesRochers is a published poet and freelance writer. Rose has been writing poetry for more than 20 years. She is also the founder of http://www.todays-woman.net, a supportive online writing community for men and women over 18. She is also the Assistant Administrator of http://www.invision-graphics.com
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Article Submitted On: April 13, 2006