There’s enough evidence that shows writing articles is an awesome promotional tool, I think we can all agree on that, however most people don’t know how to write a good article; one that is interesting, engaging and encourages a call to action.
Part of knowing how to write a good article is crafting a good article resource box.
But for your resource box to be effective it needs two things, a compelling call to action and a link that will take your reader where they expect to go.
To help you craft your own powerful resource box every time, use these article resource box examples, tips and templates. They can be used for both articles as well as guest posts or any other form of content you write to generate traffic to your web pages.
Are you stumped on how to write a good article?
You know, the kind of article that actually gets read, is linked to, re-tweeted, and mentioned on other bogs and websites?
If you articles aren’t making the impact you want, don’t be discouraged. Writing good articles isn’t hard, you simply need the secret sauce for writing useful articles that gets readers’ attention.
Someone actually put one of my articles on their site with their name on it. How low can you go?
I discovered it yesterday while I was perusing some internet sites and found my article '8 Creative Types of Blog Posts', that I wrote back in August. There it was with someone else’s name attached to it - www.bukisa.com/articles/147219_8-creative-types-of-blog-posts
Yikes! OK, I guess imitation can be the purest form of flattery but somehow that doesn't make me feel any better. Copying my work and claiming credit for something that you didn't do is a little disturbing. What else might they steal?
People that steal articles just don't get the idea that they would be much better off linking to my article with a few comments of their own. That helps build community and I would love to have linked back to them. Now they've just discredited themselves. But there are also so many ways to get great original web site content that you don't need to steal it.
Anyway, I wrote this person and asked that they either take the article down or add me as the author but I'm thinking I won't hear back.
But that's ok; I can't believe this person will get very far stealing articles.
Hopefully you haven't experienced this problem but if you do, don't let it get you down. On a more positive note, I understand reporting them to Google or their ISP often takes care of the problem. That's my next step.
What will you write about in your articles? That is the big questions most people who want to break into article writing have when they begin. The field is wide open when it comes to what information you offer on the Internet.
The first thing to consider is what you like to write about. All of us have hobbies and likes as well as dislikes. You can write about these things from your perspective. Write enough articles and you might qualify as an expert in your area within online communities. Read More →
Have you ever written an article only to find it's being used on other websites or blogs without your resource box attached?
If you write articles, chances are it's happened to you a time or two. For me, I found out strictly by accident. One day I was doing some web surfing in my niche and low and behold, there was one of my articles on a blog post with no resource box attached. Later on I found another one of my articles on another site that only included my first name and had no live links.
So what can you do when this happens? I'll discuss that in a minute, but first you have to find out who's using your articles.
Here's a method that I use: Read More →
Writing articles for your online business not only draws traffic to your site, it builds strong inbound links and labels you as an expert. But knowing how to write a successful article that ultimately gets read and holds a reader's attention can be a challenge for most writers.
If writing articles isn't your forte, there are plenty of ghostwriters available that will write your articles for a reasonable fee, there is also the option of using PLR (private label rights) content, however if you don't mind writing your own articles but just need a little boost with how to get them noticed and read, here are a few tips that will help: Read More →
If you're like me, you write a lot of articles. However the problem with writing articles is getting ideas, then writing and proofing them in minutes, not hours.
I can vouch for the fact that the more articles you write, the better and faster you will get, but if you're still writing articles in slow motion, here are a few tips from Jim Estill, today's guest article, that will definitely help you crank out articles faster… Read More →