Ever written an article and then had it completely fail, and have just a few views a month?
Choose An Interesting Topic
Writing about a good topic is always the first step to getting lots of views. If you write an article on your old hamster, then chances are it’s not going to get views. But if you write about a controversial topic, such as why you believe 9/11 is all a conspiracy, then chances are it’s going to do well.
Use A Simple, Straight To The Point Title
This is always the key to getting people onto your article. If your title is long-winded, and just confuses people, or sounds like its going to be a dull read, then people are not going to check it out. If, on the other hand, it has a very ‘normal’ title such as: “How To Write An Interesting Article That Will Earn You Money” then it will draw readers in much more easily.
Write About Something That Will Help People
This article helps people to write good articles, and therefore people will look at it to get some help on how they can improve their articles; as well as helping them make their bank balance look better.
Even articles about how to put a shelf together, or how to upgrade the memory in a certain laptop will get views as people who need help putting a shelf together, or upgrading the memory in their laptop will look at it.
Use Good Spelling And Punctuation
Nothing is worse than having an article with spelling and grammar mistakes. An article with a title such as “how 2 put the shelf togever!!” is never going to be read. By anyone.
When writing an article always remember that headers are your friends. Breaking the article down into small, manageable chunks is always a good idea. This article would look horrible if I took aways the headers, and just compressed it into a wall of text. Lots of short paragraphs are also another way to break things down under each header.
Don’t Make It Too Long, But Not Too Short Either
It’s a difficult line to tread, and it’s very much like asking “How long is a piece of string?”. Generally I try to make no more than ten points in a single article, but no less than five. Use your own judgement and common sense though, one long point is better than a dozen small worthless ones.
Make It Easy To Read
Try to make your article easy to read. If it can be read by the average person then you are appealing to much wider audience than if you use lots of technical terms. Most people browsing the web looking for something to read are not looking for a dictionary.
Finish Off The Article Nicely
Try to have some final words at the end, such as this, where you thank the reader for reading your article, and where you say that you hope that the article helps them in some way.
Thanks for reading this article, now go out there and write some really good articles!