Posts Tagged ‘seo’

Writing Tips: Finding Unique Topics to Write About

In AC Nuggets, Writing Tips on February 21, 2008 at 7:00 am

Unless you’re sitting down with a list of topics you want to tackle, it can be challenging to come up with unique and interesting article ideas – especially those that haven’t already been covered on the web, or on Associated Content.

It’s always a good idea to do a simple ‘search’ on AC AND Google to find out which angles have already been covered. This not only lowers the risk of plagiarized copy, but also makes it easier to take a completely fresh approach to your idea. You can still read other people’s work to pick up key points, but you’ll need to come up with something entirely different after that.

Here are some simple ways to brainstorm that list of read-worthy titles:

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AC Nuggets: Writing SEO Articles Fit For Human Consumption

In AC Nuggets, Writing Tips on January 23, 2008 at 7:00 am

Many AC writers struggle with writing SEO articles that can capture the reader’s attention just like a ‘normal’ article. If search engine optimization and keyword dense articles aren’t part of your vocabulary, you’re missing an important element of web writing. And one that’s probably costing you.

With thousands of AC writers frantically trying to ‘promote’ articles, sending off links to innocent souls, joining social networks to share their work, it’s hard to determine what’s actually working. Most are quickly disappointed when that page view counter just won’t budge.

Promoting your articles via Yahoo! Answers, Facebook, and yes, even MySpace, are great for building readership and staying in touch with fans and other writers. However, they offer only a limited amount of page views that will make a difference to your bottom line.

If you find yourself dropping links and chit-chatting away for hours in hopes of generating page views for just one article, it’s time to get back to the basics.

Writing a quality article designed for the search engines.

Writing for search engines doesn’t mean you have to spit out non-sensical paragraphs, keyword strings, or write copy that’s screams manipulation.

There’s an art and science of writing SEO articles that are fit for human consumption. Here’s what you need to know:

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Welcome to The AC Daily

In AC News on January 2, 2008 at 7:00 am

Welcome to The AC Daily!Welcome to The AC Daily!

If you’re a newbie AC Content Producer, a veteran article writer, or just want to read some hand-picked content from the AC content library, you’ve come to the right place.

The AC Daily is here to round up the latest news and articles from the AC Community, along with tips and insights about writing online. You don’t have to be a CP to enjoy this blog – all writers welcome! – since it’s chock full of ideas and inspiration for writing as well.

Start with The Daily Find for commentary and updates on recently published content on AC.

Be sure to check out the interviews section with Who in the World is ________? to read up on your favorite CPs each week; this will be a quick Q&A with selected AC content producers to share their thoughts on writing, life, and maybe their biggest pet peeve.

The Weekly Roundup features a set of recent articles on AC that are worth a mention; look for this post as your coffee break, for some inspiration, or when you’re procrastinating a looming project.

The AC Nuggets section is the place for both newbie AC CPs and veteran writers to glean some wisdom on writing for Associated Content. Dig in for tips and strategies to promote your content, ideas for articles, and the latest news and happenings on AC. Want to start making a full-time income with AC? This is where you’ll learn how to become an AC Superstar.

And of course, if you’re just looking for general web writing tips and insights about the online writing world today, you’ll find plenty of information in the Writing Tips section. Here you’ll find article and insights from all around the web.

Make sure you subscribe to the RSS FEED for daily updates in your feedreader!

Thanks for stumbling by, and stay tuned!

Sabah K.

AC Content Producer since 2006

Please note:

The AC Daily is produced, edited, and micromanaged by Content Producer, Sabah Karimi and is not associated or affiliated with Associated Content/