Check your spelling then check it again. There is no excuse for bad spelling. Read it over two or three times since spell checkers will not pick up correctly spelled errors or homonyms such as incorrect use of ‘there’ and ‘their’ or poor use of punctuation. Read your article and get someone else to proof read it for you. Although your grammar need not be perfect, you should not make basic errors such as incorrect subject-verb agreement. An example of this is “They both was walking down the road”.
Nobody expects perfection, but such basic errors may put people off regarding you as an authority on your subject. Even if your niche is lighthouses, schoolboy grammar errors will put them off irrespective of your vast knowledge of lighthouses. You can create online traffic by taking care and having somebody else going over your article for you.
Now you have written the article, you have to draw visitors to read it, and for that you need a strong title. Make it an honest title, relevant to the content of the article, but also with a bit of fire if possible to attract readers. It is important that you use your keyword in the title so that your article can be listed by the search engines. Also use it in the description box that some article directories offer.
One thing to remember is that you are not necessarily going to get alot of traffic from your first article - you need to write multiple articles for the biggest effect.
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