Articles on websites are of great important as they dictate how successful the website would be and how much traffic it gets. Thus becoming a key element in making a site work and its profitability.
A website owner must have the good sense to only include articles in his or her site that will work for them and earn them the many benefits articles can give to their site.
Articles have been known to be the driving force in driving traffic to a website.
Articles are a factor in giving a site higher ranking in search result pages. The higher a site ranks the bigger slice of the traffic flow pie it gets. With the surge of traffic, there are more leads and more potential for profit.
However, it is not just about flooding your site with articles; they must meet certain requirements as well. These requirements must be met to obtain the maximum benefits an article will provide for your site.
A well written article will interest and intrigue your customers and entice them to come back for more. Chances are they might even recommend your site to others.
Here are four things all articles must have to make it successful and helpful in making your site a profit earning and traffic overflowing site.
1. Good Article Content
An article must contain useful and helpful information. Articles must also be readable, and written well with correct spelling and good grammar. Your aricles must be good and well thought out in order to gain credibility for yourself.
A good and well written article will also boost your reputation as an expert in your chosen field or topic. As more people believe in you. They will be able to trust you and your products.
2. Keywords and Keyword Phrases.
An article must always be centered on the keywords and keyword phrases. Visitors who arrive at a site actually looking for specific information usually arrive at the site through their searches via a search engine. They usually type in the keywords they are looking for (e.g. Golf, Marketing, Pets and Etcetera) into searches engines to get links to websites with the information they are looking for.
It is important that you have an article that has the keywords that are related to your site. For example, if you maintain an auto parts site, you must be able to have articles about cars and their parts. There are many tools in the internet that provides service in helping a webmaster out in determining what keywords and keyword phrases are most sought out. You can use this tool to determine what keywords to use and write about.
3. Keyword Density
When you have your keywords and keyword phrases, you must use them fully. An article must have good keyword density for a search engine to ?feel? its presence. Articles should at least have ten to fifteen percent of keyword density in their content for search engines to rank a site high in their search results. Getting a high rank is what articles do best for a site.
Keyword density is the number of times a keyword or keyword phrase is used on an article. 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.
If you are going to submit articles to ezines or contribute your articles to newsletters and other sites, always include a link to your site. A little resource box with a brief description of your site placed right after your articles that you have submitted. If people like your articles, they will most likely click on the link directing them to your site.
Jo Han Mok is a frequent guest and featured speaker at Internet Marketing bootcamps and conferences on subjects such as copywriting and Joint Venture Marketing.
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