Writing Tips For Article Marketing

Online article marketing has become a very popular marketing technique. But many newcomers are wondering why their articles are often not producing any results. In most cases it is because they are not observing some of the most fundamental rules for article marketing writing. The following is a concise list of points you need to take into account when writing for article marketing.

First, it is clear that in order to direct a lot of traffic to the landing page of your website, you will need to write a lot of articles. The more you have unique articles related to the product or service you are promoting, the more people will have a chance to stumble upon these articles when they search for the associated keyword in Google. Uniqueness of the article is very important for article marketing, as Google could penalize duplicate articles.

Second, your article should have a structure. It should have a title, an introduction, a few content paragraphs, and a conclusion. A successful text for article marketing should have about 500 words. Articles that are too short will not appear as very serious, where as very long articles will discourage people from reading them until the end where you usually drop your the link to your website.

Third, for article marketing campaigns to be successful, each article you write should be based on a targeted keyword phrase. For example, if someone is looking for information on training poodles, he might use the keyword “how to train poodles” to search in Google. You should make sure your candidate keyword gets enough traffic and that competition from other websites targeting the same keyword is not too high. You should be using the keyword in the title of the article, in the introduction, in the conclusion, and within the body of the article. The keyword usage should represent about 2% of all the words in the article. Also wording your title in the form of a question evoking a solution to a particular problem could be a good way to retain the attention of the reader.

Fourth, your article should be easy and fun to read. If the reader wanted to find a formal, complicated and boring description of what he is looking for, he would have searched Wikipedia or other similar websites. You should keep in mind that if you were searching for something on the web you would probably type in something simple, clear and direct describing what you are searching, and you would hope for a simple, clear, direct, interesting, relevant and concise response. Some humor would not hurt either. A good guideline to get your readers to relate much easier to your article content is writing as though you were talking to a friend or member of your family. Writing in the first person (using term such “I” and “myself”, etc.) would also help achieve that.

Finally, you will need to include into your article the link to your website or the direct link to the merchant of the product or service you are promoting, if the directory you are submitting to allows it.

Make sure that the keyword is used in the link anchor, and try to word the anchor in a way that arouses the curiosity of the reader. It is also good practice to insert the link a second time if the directory allows it, using the “http://www.yourdomain.com” form, so that if the article is copied the link address does not get lost.

Following the above recommendations you will find that they are indeed very beneficial for article marketing as they will surely help your articles contribute to the success of your online marketing campaigns.