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Old 25th August 2009, 06:56 PM   #1

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I see a lot of people talking about writing articles to promote their website. So i have decided to start, the problem is i have no idea how to start and what to say.

If anyone has a few hints/ideas on article writing, they will be greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance

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Old 26th August 2009, 05:09 AM   #2

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Hi Debra,

I will try explaining. Its hard initially to find topics you should write on. But just think about following:

1. Buyers Guide and Tips - This can cover things like what prospective customers of your products should look before buying products from you and other websites. e.g. say you sell cars. You might be writing "Top 5 tips for buying great ford mondeo" etc etc ....

2. How to Use your products.... Depending on what you sell, you can make How to guides. e.g. "How to wear a scarf" for website selling scarves etc....

Another great way to come across various ideas is to use Google Alerts.... Setup alert for your main keywords and then you can refine it and also setup alerts for long tail keywords.

You can go to Google Alert and setup say alert for CAR , and then "Red Car" and then "For Mondeo" ..... And choose frequency of alerts as per your wish. Then you keep reading these alerts you receive everyday...As many as you can...because I am sure you will receive loads... And these will give you great ideas about what you can write and also content for articles...e.g. you can pick something you like from Alerts and then quote that in your article and discuss on that....

I hope this is helpful.

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Old 26th August 2009, 09:24 PM   #3
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Another thing you can try is to list your site in a top 5 or 10 list. Some article publishers won't let you publish an article that is clearly a plug but you CAN list your site in a listing.

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Old 27th August 2009, 12:06 AM   #4

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You can always hire a freelance writer to write articles about your site/service if writing isn't your thing.
I have hired freelance writers in the past for general articles and press releases and was pleased with them.
If you need a referral, let me know.

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Old 27th August 2009, 09:06 AM   #5

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Yea really great information on how to write an article on any product or services.

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Old 27th August 2009, 09:56 AM   #6
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Hi Debra

I tend to write articles on subjects which are relevant to my business and also something that is useful to others. Tips and guides in the form of lists are very popular at the moment. Avoid writing about obvious stuff and instead focus on writing based on research or your own experience.
Submitting your articles to article sites is very helpful in link building so I would recommend it.

Good luck
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Old 27th August 2009, 10:18 AM   #7

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A couple other ideas ...

- Do keyword research as you do for search engine optimization and write about topics based on your keywords

- Search the article sites for what others have written about previously related to your topics

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Old 27th August 2009, 05:38 PM   #8

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Thanks for all the great tips, I will have a go today and see what i can come up with. I will post again if still having troubles.

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Old 1st September 2009, 06:30 AM   #9
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Writing article not an easy task some points which is always need to be taken care while writing article. Unique Content, minimal use of keywords in article, use relevant keywords in article, don't over highlight your company, be more informative in article.

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Old 1st September 2009, 04:03 PM   #10
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Regarding article writing, I tend to write them myself if it is a topic about which I feel I have some useful material to share - rather than writing just for SEO benefit or links.

I have also used some of the subcontract sites out there to get articles written for clients, where I don't have the specialized knowledge. You may have to re-write these a little due to the English, but you can get a good basic structure written for next to nothing. I recently paid $15 for 5 x 500 word articles on acne, would you believe, for a client.

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