Get Your Title Right – The Power of Titles

What is the most important element for an article?

The content?

Yes, the content is important but there is something else more important, the one thing that people read before moving on to the content.

The TITLE!

The title is what captures people attention first before the content.

Many times, we will browse through the titles while deciding whether to read the articles or not. Usually, if the titles are not interesting, we will pass. When there is something that catches our eyes, that is what we are looking for.

More people read the titles first before they read the content compared to people who read the titles and the content together.

So, we have to learn how to write titles that catch attention.

You should read the Guide To Writing Great Headlines by Copyblogger for more in-depth skills and knowledge.

If you want to learn more about interesting titles, check out these templates:

1. Template 1

2. Template 2

3. Template 3

More information at Copyblogger.

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If You Have A Lot of Comments, You Can Turn Them Into Posts

If you own a blog, you know how meaningful it is to have someone taking the time to post a comment on your post.

For a popular blog like Problogger or Copyblogger, they receive tons of comments all the times.

Now, I have an equation to share with you.

Comments = Ideas = Blog Posts or Articles

If you have a lot of comments, you can try to link them up and have a new post about it. You can even develop the comments into an article, if you like.

Try it, who knows if you can come up with great blog post ideas.

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Read Before You Write

It is obvious why you should read before you write. Reading helps you get a general idea of what you want to write about so when you start to write, you don’t get stuck half way through the writing.

The worst scenario when you write about something is when you are stuck with no ideas on how to get the flow going.

This is why you need to read up as much as possible before you write so you have tons of ideas in your head of what you want to write about, how you can write it out and how you should write it.

If you want to write about SEO, of course you need to learn about SEO. You can never conjure an article without knowing the spell.

You can search for more information on the web about the topic you want to write and read up. I am sure it is easy to search for the relevant information you need to know.

Whether printed books or digital books, you can get all the information you need easily.

Remember, when you want to write about certain topics, check out the information and read up before you start writing to make sure you have a good flow of sentences and information you want to convey.

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10 Tips Writing For SEO

When you are writing for SEO for your clients, what do you have in mind?

How many percentage of keyword density? How do you arrange the keywords? Your clients will be able to tell you how many percent of the keywords they want but you will have to craft your way in writing, after all this is what you do right?

Here I have ten tips to help you through your ‘nightmare’, if that is what you are experiencing.

I had such a nightmare when I first wrote my SEO article but after a few trial and error I finally got it right.

10 Tips:

1. Write the whole articles first without thinking about SEO. Write from your heart about the topic you want to write about. Forget about SEO now, we will get to SEO later.

2. Don’t rush when you are writing the articles. Usually, it takes a long time to create a masterpiece but it is worth it.

3. When you have finished writing the articles, read and proof read.

4. Research your keywords. It is obvious that you need keywords for SEO (or keyphrases – whatever you call it). Use Google Keyword Tool to help. This is the most basic tool.

5. Now, it is time to get your keywords in the right place and in the right density. Read your article and amend whenever you feel you can insert the keyword.

6. This only applies if your clients give you a set of keywords – make sure you use the keywords as it is without alterations by adding a word in between.

Example:

Keyword: UK Travel

Sentence: You can spend a romantic honeymoon in UK. Travel agencies have many interesting offers for honeymoons.

*Notice that between UK and Travel, there is a dot [ . ] and search engine will still read it as UK Travel.

7. Check your keyword density using a Keyword Analysis Tool. The percentage depends on your clients.

8. A biography or signature is often added at the bottom of the article. Usually clients will not ask you to write it but in some cases when you have to write it, make sure it is not too long, contain the keywords and the correct links.

9. If your job including submission to article directories, make sure you submit to EzineArticles, ArticleBase and Articlesland.

10. Do not use an article spinner or submission robot to do all the work. This is to make sure you are doing everything the right way (white hat).
Additional tip: Some people suggests BOLD for keywords. You can try this but don’t use this excessively. Maybe you can BOLD one or two keywords in an article but not all.

Have a new tip? Leave a comment!

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