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5 Article Writing Mistakes That Will Cost You

Article writing can be a great way to express your knowledge and get tons of traffic for your website or blog.

If you are running an online business it’s definitely beneficial to have a blog where people can go to learn more about you and your business.

If your articles are good people will praise you and continue to come back to your website for more information and updates.

If your articles are bad people will leave never to return again.

Today I wanted to discuss some common mistakes you should avoid before submitting a post to your blog.

5 Article Writing Mistakes to Avoid

1. Not Reviewing Your Work Before Submitting

While some common mistakes are acceptable, too many grammatical errors can get in the way of getting your point across.

If your readers cannot understand what you’re trying to say they are going to quickly exit your site and not return.

This hurts your traffic and ultimately your potential to make sales.

Simple mistakes of wrong spelling and punctuation errors can cause your article to be labelled as “low quality” and won’t get approved by article directories.

This creates problems for you in the search engines with getting your articles ranked high enough to generate organic traffic.

Make sure you are reviewing your articles for major errors or getting someone to proof read them for you before clicking the submit button.

2. Being Too Direct With the Sell

People enjoy buying things on or off the internet, but very few people like to be sold.

Too much hard sell, bragging, and self-promotion can hurt you in article writing.

People have come to your website to get their problems solved and that should be your priority.

If what you have to offer solves their problem they will be happy to buy, but people aren’t looking for the hard sell.

Make your article writing count by providing people with solutions and then providing them with a product that can help.

3. Headline and Body Copy Aren’t Congruent

Have you ever clicked an article because of the headline only to find out the body of the content was something totally different?

Yes?

Yea me too…

I felt cheated!

Your article writing should have a good flow to it.

Things should match up and be easy to follow.

If someone clicks on your article because your headline states that they can learn a new language in 30 days, then your article should reflect that in some way.

It is highly important that whatever is said in your headline reflects what you have in the body.

You have to train your readers to respond to your offers accordingly.

4. Overusing Keywords for SEO

Overusing keywords in your articles will hurt you more than they will help.

One thing that you don’t want to do is spam your article with a particular keyword.

This will hurt you in the search engines, as well as the article directories.

And if your articles aren’t getting ranked or published then that means no traffic.

It’s important to optimize your articles for SEO and using keywords strategically throughout your article writing is the way to go.

Ideally, keywords or key phrases you target should be no more than 2%.

Do your best to use 1-2 keywords per 100 words in your article writing.

5. Having No Call-to-Action at the End of Your Article

Having a call-to-action at the end of your article is the most important thing besides a good headline.

A good headline is designed to get people to click, but if they make it to the end of your article they need to know what to do next or else they just exit your website.

A call-to-action gets people to make an action they normally wouldn’t take otherwise for a desire or goal that you want.

It doesn’t have to be selling something, but if you want them to share ask them to share.

If you want them to check out another article, ask.

This can do wonders for your business and take your article writing to new heights with this simple strategy.

Begin to utilize it at the end of your articles if you want your readers to take another action.

You should avoid these mistakes at all costs.

If you have an online business your objective should be to provide your readers with quality information that can solve their problems.

Simple mistakes are normally looked past, but huge mistakes can cost you.

Make sure you are going over your work or getting someone else to check it over before submitting your articles.

Best Wishes!

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