5 Key Ingredients Of Successful Web Content
Although content has been “king” of the online world for many years, never has it been so important to take the time to create high quality articles that visitors truly want to read.
Forget about taking shortcuts: content is the key to a successful online venture, no matter what business you're in.
If you want to write content that really conveys the message you need it to, then bear these 5 key ingredients in mind:
1) Easy To Read
When you're writing for the web you must remember that most people skim-read.
Your target readers are probably subscribed to dozens of news websites and blogs, which can make it easy for them to get bored and simply move onto the next article on their list.
How do you make web content easier to read? Use short paragraphs, bullet points, numbered lists and subheadings.
Not only does this make the article easier to read, it also gives it some structure to make sure that you're staying on point.
Just because certain “gurus” may claim to make money by putting out hundreds of poorly written articles, it doesn't mean you should do the same.
Search engines are wising up to keyword stuffing and spun content.
What searchers really want is an article that answers their question in a clear, informative and entertaining manner.
3) The Right Length
There are many different “rules” regarding how long your online articles should be, but the truth is that every article is different.
Put yourself in the shoes of the person searching for your content: can you answer what they need to know in a mere 100 words?
If you can do so successfully then 100 words is long enough!
Usually, however, you'll need to a spend a little longer crafting an article that really addresses their query.
It isn't always easy to write naturally when you're taking keywords into account, so stop worrying about it.
If you are answering the questions your searchers are asking then the keywords will come into the content naturally.
That's not to say that you can't include a few keywords on purpose, but this should be secondary to creating an article that's interesting and informative.
Although some articles can be considered “evergreen” in the sense that they'll be just as relevant in years to come, most online content needs updating from time to time.
Search engines like Google are placing more and more emphasis on fresh content.
Take advantage of this fact by keeping on top of your industry and keeping your readers informed.
Remember: there are no shortcuts to high quality content. However, it's well worth the time it takes to write content that'll compel your reader to take action.
More and more people are turning to blogging as a way to make money.
Some people just want to make a few extra dollars for spending money, but others are actually making a full-time income with their blogs.
You can learn the basics here in my onsite free guide for How to Blog, and I have also published a book that covers the best and most simple affiliate marketing plan, to make sure you have the best chance of being a success in Internet Marketing and Blogging
P.S. Liked this post? Be a sharer and spread the word on FaceBook or Twitter or G+.
And I'd love to hear your views or suggestions too! Just click the Comments link below and tell us your story - Thanks!
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Internet & IM.
"Power Tips" magazine is back!
You Get A Free Complete Self Help Report delivered to your email box every edition, plus you get a free PLR article and other great gifts!
SUBSCRIBE BELOW ... I promise you will want to USE what you learn!
I really want to know what you think of this site, this page, and to hear your tips or suggestions about it.
So please share your story or simply add a Comment in the comment box.
If you feel that the information on this page has been useful to you please give it a Like or share it with your friends - thanks!!
"You are a life Saver!!
I recently discovered this site and I can tell you that my life
has not been the same. I now come here EVERYDAY and spend at least 1
I used to spend that time browsing online fashion and beauty
magazine which just means that I spend more. Now I have replaced that
habit with coming here.
In future I will think about contributing articles as well. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!! and God bless"
Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time
indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability
information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the
time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.