So, you want to write an article or post, which will fall your competition into oblivion, right?
Or, maybe you want to have a lot of viral backlinks to your post?
It doesn’t matter, what’s your reason for doing it – if you want doing it, you have to write a killer article.
Most of the bloggers persuade, that killer article should be long – I don’t agree with them.
For me killer article is something, which is as essential, as possible, and as short, as possible. Simply saying – it should be PITHY
So, what are the 10 tips for writing killer article?
1. Write for your readers.
You may think – are you joking? Of course I’m writing for them.
Are you sure? Maybe you are writing for your blog, for Google or for You itself?
I know, that writing about your monthly income is very interesting for you and for some of your readers too. But how do you think – how many bloggers or other site owners will link to your 667th report about your earnings? I assure you – I wouldn’t (but I know one “smart” blog, in which earning reports are brilliant!).
2. Carefully choose topic of your article
Please find, what people in your niche are looking for. What are they problems, what’s controversial, what’s HOT at the moment. People like reading guides, how to articles, advises for newbies, etc. Some interviews, rankings and even breaking news (but you should be the first) also may become a killer post for you
3. Carry out a little investigation and research a competition
Maybe it sounds a little strange, but you have to know, if someone didn’t write a killer article on almost the same topic before you. It’s important, especially if your niche is really small and bloggers knows each other.
4. Respect time of your readers
You should write your articles as good as possible. But remember – there is so much other sites and blogs on the web, that it’s not enough for your article to be killer one. So you should save time of your readers – if you are writing about something, but you don’t have time to explain it in details – refer to it by linking for proper source. If you don’t know where it is, you should find it and share this knowledge with other. And don’t waffle!
5. Try to make your article as a point list.
People love to read lists. Even going to shopping, they prepare a list of goods for buying. So why don’t make them happy? Besides, post written as a list is easier readable.
6. Plan some time for writing your powerful article.
Maybe you are a SUPER Writer – I’m not. If you also aren’t , read carefully this point. You killer article must be good or better than good. And as we all know, good things need time for preparing them – just like your article. If you don’t have at least 1 hour – don’t even try for preparing something good. Most of my articles take me about 2-4 hours. But some of them take me a little longer…
7. Use PROPER keywords in your article
It means, that you should find keywords related not only with the topic of your post, but also with the whole blog. At best, your keywords must be SEO competitive – a lot of searches in Google should be done for them and a few people should write articles using them. For finding your keywords you may use Google Keyword Tool – it’s free tool or Market Samurai – free trial you can find here
8. Add some related images, photos or videos to your article.
It liven up an article and your readers will read it more curious. There is a lot of services with free, almost free or paid stuff (Flickr.com, www.sxc.hu, www.freeimages.co.uk, fotolia.com, istockphoto.com), which you may use to illustrate your blog. One important thing, before you take a tour looking for your free image – please read copyrights carefully.
9. Link up to other articles or resources
If it’s needed, you should link to related articles or posts. It’s impossible to cover the whole topic in one short (as I wrote at the beginning – it should be short) article. So if you have something more to say – please prepare (or find) another article and link to it from your post. It’s better, than having never-ending article (who the hell will read it?).
10. Write and publish it!
A lot of people is working on something endless. I know, that in your article a lot of things may be written better. But you are THE BLOGGER – you need to write posts and share them with your readers. So – what are you waiting for – go ahead and write your killer article NOW!
Do you have another tips for killer article? Or maybe you don’t agree with mine? Please comment below