Want More Traffic to Your Site? Write Articles!
by Michelle Fradella
One of the most effective ways you’ll ever discover for bringing more traffic to your website is simply by writing highly targeted, informative articles that can be freely distributed throughout the Internet.
The Internet is the “Information Highway”. Folks are logging onto the Internet to look for information — plain and simple.
It’s your job to provide them with this information if you’re going to have any success online. I just cannot stress enough the importance and the overall benefits you’ll receive from being able to create some quality, informative articles (and content) on your own.
First — How To Write A Great Article:
Forget Everything You Were Taught In English Class. Writing Articles Is “Meatball Writing”. You Want To Write In Your Own Style And At An 8th Grade Reader Level.
Don’t try to impress your readers with your sheer intelligence.
Don’t use big words when you can use much simpler, shorter words that have the same meaning.
Don’t bore your readers! Add some sizzle and spice.
Be unique and show your personality! Don’t be afraid to be yourself.
Each Article You Write Should Be Approximately 700-1000 Words
Always keep your articles short, sweet, concise… and to the point.
When adding articles (as content) to your website, you can make your article as long as you’d like, however when submitting these articles to article directories to promote your website you want to follow their strict guidelines which usually involve a specific maximum word count and format.
Use bulleted points and break up lines of text with transitional effects like this… and this — or use (parenthesis like this) to make it easier on your reader’s eyes. A well written article should consist of short sentences and short paragraphs, bulleted points and sub-headings, each addressing a specific point of topic in your article.
Stay Focused On Your Topic and Provide Useful Information
Quality is most important! Do your research and write your articles to educate your readers.
Folks like it when you’re specific… so give them specifics. Offer links to additional resources if needed.
Use popular search engines like Google and Yahoo to read over similar articles and find websites focused on your subject to research your topic.
Every article you write can include a “resource box” at the end of the article. A resource box is basically a few lines of text that provides a little “snapshot” about the author of the article. This resource box also allows you to include a subtle “PLUG” about you, your website, your newsletter, etc.
It’s extremely important not to abuse your resource box with blatant plugs and sales pitches. It’s also extremely important that you NOT try to sell anything directly from your article content. Just write a quality, informative article and that’s it!
Start by submitting your articles to article directories. Article directories are – by far – the very best FREE resource to gain quality links and traffic back to your website, and to increase your standings in the Search Engines.