Writing articles that are available for reprint is an
excellent way to generate traffic to your website.
Webmasters,ezine publishers, and bloggers are always
looking for quality content. This is an excellent way
to get free exposure for your website.
Here are some tips to help you write your article.
Make sure your article is between 200 and 1000 words.
Most of the people that
surf the Internet on a regular basis have extremely short
attention spans and will usually start to go to sleep if
your article is longer than 1000 words.
Make sure your article does not sound like a sales page.
Webmasters and ezine publishers can tell the difference
between an article and a sales letter dressed up to look
like an article. Most publishers will not use such
material in their publication. Save the selling for your
Format your article to between 60 and 65 characters per
line. This makes things easier for the ezine publisher
that is going to publish your article. If you
have an html version of your article, mention
that in the email that you send to the publisher.
Make sure that you proofread your article before it is
submitted. Most publishers operate on a very tight
schedule and simply do not have the time to
rewrite an article that is full of grammatical mistakes.
They will simply
discard your article without a second thought. Don't
rely on spell check to
catch everything either. It's best to save the article
and look at it the next
day with a fresh set of eyes. It may also be helpful to
print the article out.
Sometimes it is easier to catch mistakes when we see the
article on paper rather
than on the computer.
Finally make sure that your article grabs the reader's
attention. When dealing with an online audience,
you have to grab the reader's attention right away.
Action in the first sentence is a must. Don't take
too long to get to the point, either.
It only takes a second for your reader
to click away from a website.
Article writing is one good way to get traffic to your
It's a good way to get yourself established as an
"expert" or to break into your niche market.
There are millions of things to write about,
so you should not have a problem
finding article ideas.
DeAnna Spencer is the publisher of Prospecting and
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