Article Writing: 5 Tips on How to Pull and Hold the Reader

Written by Dina Giolitto

Okay, so you're getting a feel for this article marketing thing. Cool. Now you must write articles that will engage your reader and hold their attention allrepparttar way through, as opposed to "click and flee." Have you ever clicked and fled? This is what happens when your eyes are weary ofrepparttar 145908 internet information overload. You click on an article that's so copy-heavy, it makes your brain groan fromrepparttar 145909 pain. You do not want this to happen to someone who is reading YOUR stuff, so don't barrage them with words. Here are 5 tips to help you create articles that are super-tight and outta sight!

1. Keep it short. The article websites say to keep your articles under 800 words, but I know from my own writing experience that's difficult when an article concept is blowing around in your head. I'll save yourepparttar 145910 guilt and say that 500-1,000 words is okay. Just remember: if you start rambling, your reader won't stay with you very long. So keep it short and torepparttar 145911 point!

2. Pace and balance. Some people who write short articles start with a slow and intriguing buildup, but then cutrepparttar 145912 reader off atrepparttar 145913 end. This may keeprepparttar 145914 number of words down, butrepparttar 145915 sudden anti-climactic ending makes for lousy reading. Don't leave your reader high and dry! Write a quick summary of each paragraph, then develop each one with three or four supporting sentences. Close with a motivating call to action.

3. Break it up. An article that's broken up into sections is so much easier onrepparttar 145916 eyes than one with long paragraphs of copy. For this reason,repparttar 145917 How-To, "7 Tips" and Q&A are immensely popular. Use subheadlines in Bold type to help guide their eyes downrepparttar 145918 page. If you can offer your content-hungry article prospects some great, well-paced copy that will look fantastic on their specialty niche website, you can be sure your articles will get great exposure.

8 breakthrough ways to bring free visitors to your site!

Written by William Johnston

Many websites have great ideas, excellent content, brilliant deals and terrific potential. However,repparttar truth is,repparttar 145547 majority of these sites fail. This is forrepparttar 145548 simple reason that these sites can not get sufficient visitors.

I hope to address this problem with 8 sure-fire ways to bring guaranteed visitors to your site within a matter of days:

1.Write your own articles

Increase traffic to your site immediately by writing your own articles and publishing them in relevant ezines or on relevant websites. Atrepparttar 145549 beginning and end of your article, include a link to your site and a small sentence explaining how it would benefitrepparttar 145550 reader. This is a proven way to achieve tremendous, targeted traffic from all overrepparttar 145551 web. Do not be afraid to contact owners of large ezines. These ezine publishers need articles, especially if they publish a daily ezine. Just send them a polite, personal email, with your article neatly formatted. Writing your own articles also hasrepparttar 145552 benefit of a long lasting effect. Once your article has been published in a big ezine, many readers of that ezine will use your article in their own ezine. Your article could be circulating aroundrepparttar 145553 web for months.

2.Create your own ebook

Create your own ebook relevant to your site’s subject matter. Include a link back to your site on every page ofrepparttar 145554 ebook. Make sure it is clearly stated on your ebook that it can be freely distributed so long as it is not altered in any way. Then, give it away on your own site, and distribute it to other relevant internet sites. These sites will probably be happy to distribute it for you, seeing as big sites are always looking for new ebooks to give away to enhance their popularity. You can then stop distributing your ebook after a while and then sit back and watch traffic pour into your site. A benefit is that if your traffic flow ever decreases again, then you can always distribute your ebook again.

3.Search engine optimisation

A high ranking onrepparttar 145555 popular search engines is one ofrepparttar 145556 best ways to achieve incredible traffic within a couple of days. However, getting a high ranking onrepparttar 145557 top search engines is easier said than done. Briefly, these arerepparttar 145558 ways to get high search engine ranking:

•Having a large number of links to your site all overrepparttar 145559 web •Having a large percentage of keywords in your content •Using effective meta tags (good keywords, etc...) •Using keywords in headings or in bold type •Using clean code with no unnecessary jargon

4.Using an email signature

This is possiblyrepparttar 145560 most under-rated way of advertising onrepparttar 145561 internet. Think about how many emails you send a week. If you’re a webmaster who is trying to get rich, you should be sending a lot! Just use a small signature atrepparttar 145562 end of each email such as:

==================================== 100s of free ebooks and software products – Go to – ====================================

This will alert everyone you email, whether it be family, friends or prospective customers, that you have a site which is worth visiting. Notice how I have usedrepparttar 145563 ‘=’ sign to highlight my signature. This stands out much more thanrepparttar 145564 ‘-‘ sign and will allow for maximum visibility. If you have family or friends who do not use an email signature, then ask them to have a similar signature as yours atrepparttar 145565 end of every one of their emails. You’ll soon see an influx of visitors.

5.Link exchanges

Link exchanges are great because they cost nothing, are very long lasting, and also bring in extremely targeted traffic to your site. Link exchanges work by you and another website owner putting a link on each other’s site so that each of you benefits. When choosing a site to link with, be careful about choosing a site very similar to yours. In this way,repparttar 145566 other site’s link does not look like an advertisement on your site, and you will also receive plentiful, targeted traffic. Link exchanges also haverepparttar 145567 benefit of helping you increase your search engine rankings seeing as you are increasingrepparttar 145568 amount of links to your site all overrepparttar 145569 web.

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