How to Write a Quality Article as a Webmaster
So you started your first website. You registered the domain, learned the basics
and got your ftp setup. You came up with some content and now your site is
presentable. Now you need to promote your website.
I see the type of articles that people submit and I will tell you, it is discouraging.
Most webmasters, whether they are experienced or not, know the importance of
promoting your website with articles. Unfortunately, many beginners do not
realize the importance of a well-written article. Of course you can throw some
words together and name your slop something but most article directories will
reject it and who would read it anyway? As a professional ghostwriter, Webmaster
and owner of three article directories, I see the type of articles that people
submit and I will tell you, it is discouraging.
Before you even start your article, keep in mind that optimization wins the
search engine rankings whether in an article or in your actual website. Quality
key word optimized articles are very important. With this in mind, follow these
steps to write your first quality key word optimized article to promote your website.
1. Come up with one main keyword or keyword phrase and one secondary. You will
integrate these keywords into your article for optimization. These keywords do
not have to be exactly the same every time. Your keyword could be 'white Nike
shoes', if you use the phrase 'my white shoes are Nikes' or something similar it
will be just as advantageous. For a 400-word article, I recommend using your
main keyword or variation of it about 6 times. If possible try to put your main
keyword into your title.
2. Write a description. This can be anywhere from one sentence to one large
paragraph. The description will be the first thing people read so try to make it
catchy. Many webmasters just write the full article and use the first paragraph
as their description. Most directories will deny an article that has the same
description as the first paragraph of the article. If you decide not to write a
description and you just use the first paragraph, be sure not to include the
first paragraph in the actual article body. That brings up to the next step.
3. Writing the body. There are a few things you absolutely must know you are to
be successful promoting your website with articles. One of the main reasons I
reject articles in my directories is for no spaces between paragraphs. If cannot
stress this enough. You must have a space between each paragraph.
Next, you never indent your paragraphs. We are not writing letters in school.
When writing an article to promote your site, do not indent anything. Next,
grammar, you do not have to have a degree in English to write an article that
looks good. Most people misspell words on occasion. If you can write an article
that portrays a knowledgeable person than you are on your way to success.