Copywriting Tips for Articles: How to Set the Right Tone
Article marketing is a great way to build a reputation. When you publishing articles on directories, it furthers your brand awareness and publicizes your business.
The one-way backlinks and increased traffic to your site are also compelling reasons for you to work on your byline.
The point of article marketing is to reach out to a larger audience, introduce them to your products or services, and send them to check out your site. Successful articles can lead to successful sales.
Article marketing is a time-consuming strategy, and some people try to beat the clock by producing multiple copies of the same article and submitting them to every article directory, in a rush to get as much out there as possible.
And while we suggest producing 10 articles every two weeks to get started in article marketing, the way to get click-throughs is quality, not quantity.
If you send out 20 articles to the directories, but the pieces fall flat, all you’ve done is waste your time and effort.
In order to get readers to follow the link to your website, your article needs to have the right stuff. Anyone can bullet information, but if your article isn’t appealing, helpful, or understandable, why would readers want to see more of what you have to offer?
These three characteristics are key to writing in the right tone for your articles.
Your content needs to entice the reader to pick your article and read it – all the way through. It’s more than just titling your piece well. If your first few sentences don’t strike the right note, the directory user will click away from your article.
You need to make sure that in the first two or three sentences, you’ve stated the problem your article addresses and the solution you offer, and that you’ve done so without the hard sell. The reader needs to feel like you understand his situation, are familiar with the concerns, and are not pushy.
People look to articles to be informative and useful. That means your piece needs to meet the needs of the readers. Be clear about the issue you are addressing, and have practical, applicable advice.
The article is your chance to display your expertise, but you need to share it in a comprehensible manner. Using industry lingo is fine. Just be sure to include definitions, as you are reaching out to a broader audience.
It’s about more than just word choice. Being understandable also means that you write clearly, and explain your advice and any processes.
When you write your articles, think of how you would talk to a customer. This will help you strike the right tone for your pieces.