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Article Writing - Beginners Guide to Growing your Website or Content Based Business
This advice applies to websites, people and small businesses aiming to provide articles, reviews & other content on practically any subject. For example a website with information about holidays, swimwear, vitamins or nutritional supplements etc. This advice will be most relevant to people just beginning to write and create content, and people with new websites and businesses which they intend to grow.
I’ve discovered a lot about writing articles and other content such as reviews over the last year or so, but the most useful lesson I’ve learnt is this:
When deciding on subject matter for an article always start as narrow and specific as you can.
Imagine you were creating a website on Antiques and Collectibles. It would be very tempting to come up with article ideas and titles such as ‘The Definitive Guide to Antique Collectable Figurines’, or ‘Places to Buy Collectable Sculptures’. People are always falling into this trap, thinking that they must write some kind of ‘definitive guide’. This belief is unfortunately reinforced by lots of Search Engine Optomisation guides that say that your website must be seen as a definitive resource in order to get visitors/customers from search engines such as Google
The problem with starting out with very broad article titles and outlines like this is that the task will almost always be bigger than you think and the effort versus reward ratio will typically be very low.
Say you want an article of 2-3 pages (typical on the web). The amount of effort doing research to create a balanced general article on, for example, antique and collectable figures will be massive and involve lots of research. Then you have to reduce it down to 2-3 pages anyway and loose a lot of the material you will have obtained.
What you should be doing to begin with is writing a 2-3 page article on as specific a subject as possible. In this case it would be likely to be an article about One type of collectable item or even better one product, e.g. ‘Handmade Porcelain Fairy Figurine Review’ What you will have at the end is one 2-3 page article that will not have taken much research, editing and condensing. You might not think that a very specific subject is enough for a 2-3 page article, the thing is most people underestimate. Once you start writing it fills up very fast.
What’s more the value and usefulness of the very narrow and specific article to visitors of your website is probably more than the general article, it is also more likely to be unique meaning that anyone searching for information on this specific subject on Google or other search engines will likely find you article at the top of the list of search results. You can still add keywords and phrases to the article such as ‘Guide to Gifts, Ornaments and Home Decoration Sites Online’ so that people searching for those terms in Google and other search engines may find it, although it will be low in the search results unless you website is highly ranked in general (this can come later).
Then if you actually carry on with the website, you carry on doing very specific articles for a while. One product, then another… When you have enough material that you are very familiar with then you can then probably knock out a ‘general guide’ type article and not spend an inordinate amount of time doing it. You will also have a site packed with very specific and useful information.
So there you go, its tempting but you really must avoid the urge to write very general ‘definitive guide’ type articles that involve research. If you are already an expert and can write off the top of your head, then that's clearly a different matter so go for it, but in most cases specific, targeted, narrow subject matter articles rule. Most people who start websites wanting to be the ‘definitive guide to …’ underestimate the work and research involved, get bored and the site never sees the light of day. Even if you are an expert in your field you are still more likely to be competing with many other websites if you write general articles so you are still better off writing specific articles on unique subjects from your field of expertise
About the Author: The author is an expert freelance writer on e-publishing, article and content creation, search engine marteting and SEO, as well as health and fitness.
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