Wednesday, August 30, 2006

How to Keep Your Article Content Fresh and Interesting

How to Keep Your Article Content Fresh and Interesting
Copyright © 2006 Craig Ritsema

Webmasters everywhere are constantly on the lookout for fresh and interesting content for their website. Along with these content qualities is the requirement that it be unique. Everyone wants their website to stand out above the others in the search engine results.

So what is the trick for you to keep a steady supply of this quality content coming your way?

One trick stands out above the others: Personality. Everyone has it. Along with personality some basic research would also be helpful.

There are authors who are very good at writing content or articles and giving them personality. We know them most often as copywriters or professional authors.

We can purchase the services of these professionals and reap the rewards. I've personally purchased articles from such a person, otherwise known as a ghost-writer, and have been very happy with their work.

The downside to this approach is that the good ones cost money. Unless you have a lot of this to spend your supply will be somewhat limited. The other downside is that their personality, no matter how good it is in writing, is not your personality.

If you're really serious about succeeding with an online business, why not learn the art of writing online content yourself? Sure it takes time. Once you perfect it however, you have a quality asset for succeeding in the competitive world of online business opportunities.

The easiest way to get started is to pick a subject matter you have experience with. If you have your own website, hopefully you have chosen an area of expertise or a hobby that interests you.

There are two areas you need to master in your quest to be the ultimate in online content authoring: Techniques for writing and the subject matter itself. If you start with an area of interest to you that you have experience with then the subject matter is easy. You can then simply focus on learning the techniques.

What are the techniques and how do you master them?

The techniques for writing articles are many and beyond the scope of this article. Offline, bookstores have resources for learning the techniques. Online, your best option is to find some good forums and read what others have to say. Much can be learned this way.

The following are some good tips to master the technique of writing articles:

  • Read other peoples articles.Learn what kind of subject matter they write about and how they communicate this to readers. If you come across an author who really draws you into the article, find more articles they have written and study how they write it.

  • Join forum groups. Read what other people do and how they do it.Ask questions if you need help. You'll find many websites offering email courses to learn the techniques, usually for a price. I've never signed up for one, so I can't speak to the quality of this kind of learning process although I have spent a good deal of time reading thru different online forums and have learned much this way.

  • Learn how the search engines view your articles.If you want to succeed financially online then knowing how to write for maximum exposure in the search engines is important. Here again, a good forum group will help. Some e-courses delivered via email (free) can also provide good information. Just have to be careful that what you sign up for is quality and not just an opportunity for spammers to flood your inbox.

  • Practice makes perfect.You will need to write articles, and most likely many of them to succeed. You will not improve or succeed and reach your goals unless you're doing the work.

    The internet is forgiving to those who initially start their article creation venture. A poorly written article for the most part goes largely unnoticed. If this is your first online venture, you may be surprised just how unnoticed poor content can be on the web.

    Mastering the technique of article writing takes time. However, once you get past the learning curve, you'll be glad you persevered.

    Once mastered, move on to new subjects and maybe you'll even find your goldmine of opportunity in the process!

    About The Author:

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  • 1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Thanks for sharing your experience

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