Attract Seniors To Your Business With Articles

By: Hege Crowton


Senior citizens today are much more inclined to buy on the web than in the past. This growing part of society can have a huge impact on your business if you market to them in the right way.

One way to get their attention is to write articles geared towards the needs of seniors showing them how your products can help solve their problems. These kinds of articles are sought after by webmasters to augment their websites or send out to their email lists.

At the bottom of your article you can put a resource box, that lists your credentials and one or two links back to your website. Publishing articles like these in article directories can benefit your website in many ways.

Writing informative articles on niche topics will establish you as an expert. One way to get people to read and enjoy your article is to make sure it is not just one long sales pitch - fill it with information that interests your target audience.

If you sell travel packages, you could write an article telling seniors how they can get discounts on trips and vacations. Maybe you could do an article on Medicare or other issues that concern seniors. You want something that will grab the readers attention and compel them to click through to your site.

A second benefit is that you will be getting highly targeted one way links from everyone who publishes your article. This will become much more important in the future as the search engines decrease the value of reciprocal links.

If you write a really good article, you can get picked up by thousands of sites and each one of those is a one way link! Of course, you want to get the most mileage out of each article you write so you want to submit the article to directories and other web sites where your article will be read and published by webmasters who have a need for content in the senior citizens niche.

Submitting to the big articles directories is good, but you should also submit to targeted niche directories such as SeniorsContent.com where your article can get straight to those who really want it.

Of course the main reason for writing the articles is to get traffic. Your article may be viewed by hundreds on another persons site or mailed out to an email list, and if readers like what it has to say, they may just click through to your site and this could translate into more sales.

Here's some tips on writing a great article that will help boost your business:

1. Write about what people really want to know. You can get a lot of ideas about what to write about from the emails that people send you through your site - do they ask about certain senior citizen programs or medical devices a lot? Then an article about this might be just the thing. Another thing you can do is put up a poll on your site and ask the users directly what they want to learn more about.

2. Grab their attention right off the bat. Get them to read the article with an interesting title, something like "How Seniors Can Add Years To Their Lives Through Eating Right" could compel any senior citizen to click and read.

3. Write in a conversational tone. Don't just spill out a bunch of dry facts, write like you talk. Go back through and read and edit. Use lots of paragraph breaks in your writing. Don't fit all the sentences into one or two paragraphs - break them up and even separate single sentences that are important. Readers like to skim so make it easy on their eyes. Don't make it too long or too short either about 300 to 600 words is good.

4. Outline your key points. Sometimes the hardest part is getting started. Try jotting down your ideas or main points you want to make and shuffling them into an outline form.

Follow these tips and submit to the right directories and you will soon be watching your business grow!

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