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The Truth About Highly Effective Article Writing

Article writing and distribution has an immeasurable impact in driving targeted traffic into your real estate websites. Articles are a factor in giving sites high rankings in search result pages. The higher a real estate site ranks, the bigger slice of the web traffic pie it gets.

But, it is not just about stuffing your site with articles. Good article writing has to follow specific guidelines to obtain maximum benefits for your real estate websites. A well written informative article will catch the eyes and interest of your customers and keep them coming back to learn more. These readers would also be able to recommend your site to others.

Here are a few key tips for writing articles with focus and value. Optimize your article writing efforts by selecting topics that are of current interest to your target audience.

Keyword Search Strategy

Use Appropriate Real Estate Keywords to Position Your Articles

Keywords are just words or phrases that people use to search for anything and everything online.

Keywords are important! That can't be stressed enough. Considering that search engines are still the primary way in which people look for anything on the internet, it means that people who are looking for real estate related information, are going to be doing so on search engines.

So, when talking about positioning your articles, it essentially means positioning them in the relevant searches, so that there are more opportunities for them to be found by the people you have targeted.

What happens if this isn't done? Well, say you wrote an article about the Nettles Island, Florida real estate market, but you didn't optimize it with keywords that are being searched for a decent amount of times per month. There would be no way that anyone would find your article, and so it would go pretty much unread. (Read The Keyword Jackpot Report here for more on this subject.)

You're going to have to find the keywords that you intend to use. Rather than repeat myself, check out this article on real estate website keywords. Basic keyword research is really pretty easy, and there isn't too much about it that even beginner writers can't come to grips with. To start off with, the keyword research tool of choice is Google Adwords Keyword Tool. Seeing as Google is the most popular search engine around, getting data from it seems to be a logical place to begin.

Keyword Enriched Real Estate Content

Enrich your real estate related articles with the keywords you have found. Be advised, there is a difference between enriching and keyword stuffing, and search engines are smart enough to recognize when someone is trying to fool them.

'Keyword density' is the number of times a certain keyword appears per 100 words of the article. Insert keywords and phrases in such a way that they flow smoothly through the article following the 1% to 3% keyword density rule closely. Each article should generally have one 'short' keyword of about 2 to 3 words, and two or three 'long tail' keywords of 4 or more words.

The number varies depending on the number of words used in an article. An effective article must have a keyword density that is not too high or too low. With a very high density, the essence of the article is lost and may turn off a reader as well as the search engines. It comes off as overeager. A low number may be ignored by the search engines.

Smart Article Writing: Quality Content - Not Quantity

Instead of merely cranking out one article after another and hoping some will generate interest and traffic — like flinging mud at a wall and hoping some will stick — how about working less and laser targeting your article writing efforts so they actually do create traffic to your site?

Avoid Article Writing Mistakes

Don’t assume that article marketing simply involves submitting articles to article directories. Directory submissions won't mean that the article will actually get viewed, and it also won't mean that people will click the backlink.

The basics behind article writing are generally the same as for creating classified ads: Use the A.I.D.A formula and be original.

A. Write Attention Grabbing Headlines Or Titles.

Create titles that draw attention from prospects and from Google as well.

I. Evoke Interest In The Article Body.

Use sub-headings and bullet points in the body of the article to pull prospects through your whole article. Format your articles for maximum readability. When you can articulate what you do, and your expertise, you move into the top five percent of your field, because most Realtors haven’t found a writing voice: how to talk about what they do and how they do it in a way that is not ego driven but rather understandable and compelling. It's time to hone your writing skills.

D. Create A Desire From The Article Body For The Reader.

Use psychological triggers. Here are a few words that trigger attention in titles, headlines and sub-headlines.

How To     Free       Easy     Simple      Inside     Fortune      Revealed      Uncovered     

You     Exclusive     Facts     Money     Newest     Unearthed     For The First Time     Every Time     Truth About     Instant      Quick     Latest     Discover     Proven

Dirty Tricks     Secrets     Bargain     Improve     Hand Picked     Why     Special

A. Create A Strong Call To Action In The Resource Box.

Never under estimate the power of the resource box also known as the author's elevator pitch! The resource box or 'author bio' is 1 to 3 sentences below your article body.

Not Just A Resource Box - A Call To Action With Incentive!

Many article writers make this one big mistake: The resource box will simply say "Mary Jones is an expert at ______, her website is".

Christopher M. Knight of aptly states:
The BODY of your article is where you "GIVE" and the RESOURCE BOX is where you get to "TAKE" for your article marketing gift of information. The resource box is the "currency of payment" you receive for giving away your article. Be sure to include your name, website address, your unique selling proposition as briefly as possible and a simple call to action.

You only get one chance to WoW readers and hundreds of chances to chase them away. Use the main keyword of the article you just wrote and hyperlink it to your real estate website. Be fun and creative but at the same time show that you have a great deal to offer when they arrive at your site.

Don't forget to include a backlink to just one of your real estate websites!

You may have to rewrite your resource box several times to get the results you are looking for. If you track all of your clicks and where your traffic is coming from, consider putting in a tracking code to see which resource box is getting the best results.

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