TIPS ON GETTING YOUR ARTICLES READ

When you write an article and spend the considerable amount of time necessary to proofread and perfect it; you expect the article to be read.   Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

This could be because your article is just not good enough to keep the interest of the readers.     Are you being creative enough? Is your article reading like a book you wouldn’t put down?    Does the topic interest your reader, or are you writing in circles?

Here Are Some Tips You Can Use To Improve Your Articles And Give Them A Breath Of Fresh Air.

ALWAYS WRITE ABOUT SOMETHING THAT INTERESTS YOU.

A reader quickly knows when the writer is putting down words without knowing his subject matter.
Be thoroughly familiar with what you are trying to convey to the reader, and be unique in how you write that material.   There are probably many articles about your topic  already posted on the Internet.  You may have even used some of them as background for research for your article.    Being unique in the way you write about the article sets you apart from  and gives you credibility.

Ask questions in your article that a reader would want answered, and use the question to explain the obvious answer.    This creates a free flowing document that is more interesting,  is easier to read,  and will hold the attention of the reader.

CREATE A CATCHY HEADLINE FOR YOUR ARTICLE.

Perhaps the most important aspect of getting your article published and read is the creation of an interesting, catchy, keyword rich headline.

When browsing the Internet, the headline is what catches your attention first.   It doesn’t matter how interesting or well you have written your article, you must grab the attention of both the search engines and the reader with your headline, before it will be indexed or read by anyone.

Internet search engines look for keywords in the article and especially in the headline for placement.   You should always use keywords in your headline.  This is a gimmie.

Remember, that when you read a newspaper, if there are any left these days, the headline is the grabber.

IT IS IMPERATIVE TO GRAB THE READER’S ATTENTION!

Using catchy questions in the headline, as well as the introduction of an article, will not only grab the reader’s attention but also make it easier to develop the  flow of your article.

Everyone is in a hurry and unfortunately, the content of an article is often judged solely by the headline.    You would probably be surprised how many people in this country get their information by reading the newspaper headlines alone.   Many people don’t even bother reading the actual article.

MAKE YOUR ARTICLE EASY TO READ.

KISS; Keep It Simple Stupid should be adhered to when writing any article.

Don’t beat around the bush; get to the point and stay there.

Use short paragraphs.

Use short sentences.

People get bored reading long paragraphs and sentences.

Use bullets to break down lengthy explanations.

The more white spaces on the article’s page, the easier it is for someone to read.

Get The Point?

Unless you are addressing a technical audience, do not get anal with statistics and technical descriptions.   If the reader is looking for technical information in a technical paper, great; otherwise don’t confuse the reader or put them to sleep.

INJECT SOME HUMOR INTO YOUR ARTICLES.

A bit of humor placed into your article can break the monotony of a long read.

REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE FURNISHING INFORMATION.

Your article is NO PLACE for a sales pitch. You should be informing the reader about a product or service NOT trying to sell them.   A sales pitch in an article is very annoying and will probably not get you published.

ALWAYS INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IN THE RESOURCE BOX.

You would be surprised how many people forget to include their web site URL and business name in the resource box at the end of their article.    Writers commonly make this error.

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