3 Steps to Optimize Your Article

By: tushky

In one of my previous article I wrote on "How to Write an Article". In that article I mentioned some key points to write a good content article that will keep your readers reading. Now having understood on that, I would like to talk about how you can optimize your article to increase traffic to your site as well as increase potential readers when they search for an article.

3 Steps to optimize your article:

1. Firstly, you need to choose on a relevant topic to write on. You want your article to relate to your website. For example, if your website is about "dogs" then you can write an article which talks about "dog training" or even "dog nutrition". This way, it shows your understanding on that topic which eventually makes the reader want to know more about other related topics. The reader will then click on your link which is available in the resource box. This is what you want the reader to do, click on your website link! Traffic is generated this way. This one important part you need to do to optimize your article - Relate your article to your website!

2. The next thing that you need to know is the importance of keywords. Very often writers overlooked on the need to research for good keywords. Search engines has a unique way of searching through its database, it is base on textual information and will only show results based on the density of keywords in your website or article.

When writing an article, always remember to identify your keywords. You need to include the keywords in your title, description or summary and spread it through out your article. To optimize your article even further, try creating your own keyword anchor text links in the resource box that back link to the page that you want to show up in the results. As a gauge, make sure that the density of your keyword is about 3% - 5% of your article.

3. After you finish writing your article, search for the best 10 article directories to submit. If you want to be on the safe side selected 20 article directories to submit. Try to submit your article to directories that are popular as you want your article to be view by as many viewers as possible. Besides that you need to submit your article consistently to all your short listed article directories to ensure a gradual result in the next few weeks.

These are the 3 steps that you would like to take to optimize your article to the fullest. Your job is still not done yet! After your submission, do a reflection on your submitted article. Check the popularity of your article, read the comments of the reader and improve on it if necessary. To add to that, do a search and see if you are able to find your articles, if you can't, work on your keywords! Be patient and do your article submission consistently and you will see your results soon.

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