Monday, November 17, 2008

Seven Tips for Making Your Web Content King

Seven Tips for Making Your Web Content King
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If you want your own web site, here's something you need to know: Content is king!

Search engines love the stuff. People who visit your site are there because they want it. Even if your site doesn't have much of it, a good way to get people there for free is to generate article content for someone else's sites and attach your link to it.

Still, the devil's in the details. It's all well and good to say that 'content is king', but that fact isn't going to help you unless you know how to make the most of it. So, here are some tips for writing good web-based content that will shine on the Internet.

1.) Keep your articles short and focused. Lengths of 400-500 words are good. Only write about a single facet of your given topic and edit it so it's not a rambling, disordered mess.

2.) Writing articles well takes practice, so write at least daily and preferably more.

3.) Never publish a rough draft. When your creative juices are flowing, you think you can do no wrong. This is why you should let your articles sit for a few days before you edit them. That way, you buy yourself some objectivity by cooling off a bit, and can edit them into finished drafts effectively.

4.) Organize your content so that visitors and spiders can find it easily. Don't make your web site a big digital labyrinth.

5.) Use keywords in your article so that people using search engines can find your content. Keywords related to your article's topic can be found with free keyword tools on the Internet, though you'll find that some of those keywords don't make much sense and can't be used in a sentence. Just remember that you're not a slave to your keywords; they're tools for you.

6.) Use META tags for your articles. These are placed between the HEAD tags of an HTML page and tell the people reading their search results what your article is about at a glance. They also make your content more search-engine friendly, which is good for you.

7.) Remember the white space. Articles don't look good as giant globs of unbroken paragraphs, and will repel readers if they're published that way. Keep your points as short as possible and space between them.

Keep these tips in mind, and you can make your web content king.

Ryan Ambrose is the author of the free report series, Web Hosting and Domain Names 101 at . Get tips on choosing a good domain name and discover the basics of web hosting today.

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