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3 Tips to Writing Web Articles

Do you have something to say?

Most everyone does. Perhaps that is why there are free blog sites like WordPress and Blogger. Whatever the case there are some things you can do to get read on the web.

* Use bullets and numbers (I seem to gravitate toward bullets).

* Keep paragraphs short and active.

* Properly SEO your content while keeping social networking in mind.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these above points.

#1: Bullets and numbers are you friends on the web.

Why?

Easy. It makes your content easy to scan. After the initial scan of your content a person will take more time to read what you have written if the scanning process went well.

TIP: While I write my articles in MS Word I make sure not to let the application create its fancy bullets when writing for the web. Not all web applications understand the code, which leads to sloppy copy. One way to avoid this problem is to write your article in Word to use the spelling and grammar options it provides, but then transfer your data to Note Pad to strip the unnecessary codes that Word adds to your article before posting it to the web.

#2: Quickly say what you mean in an engaging style.

Notice the tip above? While containing quite valuable information it is difficult for the mind to take in when compared with the beginning of this article.

This is especially true on the web.

Providing short rich actively moving pros will hold a readers attention much longer than the longer more drawn out structures of the past. Come to think of it, this has always been true for writings in books and magazines too; the difference is very few were teaching such principals.

#3: My SEO social network

Explaining how SEO still plays a roll in the world of social networking is an article unto itself, if not even an Ebook. You’ve likely already heard what I have room to write in the remaining space here.

Build your articles off long tail keyword phrases.

Not to mention all the other advantages, it makes writing your content much easier to do. For example, I started this article with a keyword idea of “writing web work.” Doing just a little bit of research I quickly realized that “writing web articles” was a much better target and proceed to formulate my article.

In many cases the title of my article is the long tail keyword I am going for. In cases like this it was catchier to add the words “3 tips to.” Starting an article with a number is a very good idea in its own right for several reasons.

* Numbered titles catch readers eyes due to their non-wordiness.

* The potential reader knows what to look for.

* Once scanned they can focus down on exactly the part that fits for them.

Overall, I would conclude that writing for the web is easier than professional writing since readers of the web are more forgiving of technicalities preferring instead to absorb the content of what is being said. However, presenting your information in a web friendly manner will most assuredly be of great benefit to everyone.

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