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Hi Article warriors!


What makes a article high quality?


Share your thoughts!



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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Michal
    The most important thing in an article is GOOD ORIGINAL CONTENT.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kev3l173
      Originally Posted by Thomas Michal View Post

      The most important thing in an article is GOOD ORIGINAL CONTENT.
      i can agree on that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark R Carter
    1. helpful information 2. good grammar and spelling
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    • Profile picture of the author Kev3l173
      Originally Posted by Mark R Carter View Post

      1. helpful information 2. good grammar and spelling
      i can agree on that one too
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  • Profile picture of the author Kev3l173
    Good so far

    come on guys

    help out the newbie im trying to find ways to make my articles better

    i only have a few out there but they r doing poor to almost ok

    open to all advice!

    thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    I think having something to say is important... There are plenty of unique articles that are just bland content.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kev3l173
      Originally Posted by Kevin_Hutto View Post

      I think having something to say is important... There are plenty of unique articles that are just bland content.

      the worst is wen im looking around for something in my niche to rewrite and i start to skim through those articles that are like why did you write this
      and they have one view and were written months ago
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      • Profile picture of the author Tony_Brayley
        Hi Kevin,

        Good question. I also only have a handful of articles out there. Some of my articles get few views and some others are getting pretty good volume. The biggest difference I can see is the headline. The ones getting the volume have a headline that make the reader curious and also have my target keyword.

        Actually, I was looking through some of my articles last night on Ezine Articles and I said to myslef "Geez did you actually write that? That's pretty good!" The headline that I wrote awhile ago got my attention, lol.

        There's definitely an art/psychology/science to being found online, making the prospect click your link and then getting them to stick around long enough to read your stuff and ultimately part with some of their cash!

        When you are composing, just think to yourself "Would that headline make me click on the article?" Same with the body of the article. After you've written it, try and read it objectively. Ask yourself if it's boring you or if there's enough meat in there to impress a reader and get them to click on your resource box link. Use bullet points and make lists. "Top 3 things to look for when buying product abc..." "The 5 biggest lies cheaters use..."
        You get the idea... Be creative, engaging and use your noodle.

        Ping your articles, spin them and make a squidoo lens, hub page etc.etc.

        Good luck Kev,

        Tony.
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        • Profile picture of the author Chris X
          Originally Posted by Tony_Brayley View Post

          Hi Kevin,

          Good question. I also only have a handful of articles out there. Some of my articles get few views and some others are getting pretty good volume. The biggest difference I can see is the headline. The ones getting the volume have a headline that make the reader curious and also have my target keyword.

          Actually, I was looking through some of my articles last night on Ezine Articles and I said to myslef "Geez did you actually write that? That's pretty good!" The headline that I wrote awhile ago got my attention, lol.

          There's definitely an art/psychology/science to being found online, making the prospect click your link and then getting them to stick around long enough to read your stuff and ultimately part with some of their cash!

          When you are composing, just think to yourself "Would that headline make me click on the article?" Same with the body of the article. After you've written it, try and read it objectively. Ask yourself if it's boring you or if there's enough meat in there to impress a reader and get them to click on your resource box link. Use bullet points and make lists. "Top 3 things to look for when buying product abc..." "The 5 biggest lies cheaters use..."
          You get the idea... Be creative, engaging and use your noodle.

          Ping your articles, spin them and make a squidoo lens, hub page etc.etc.

          Good luck Kev,

          Tony.
          How could somebody differ here?
          Tony, I second that!
          A good headline, using bullet points and making your text bold to increase readability are the key-points to remember!
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  • Profile picture of the author Efrain Hernandez
    Originally Posted by Kev3l173 View Post

    Good so far

    come on guys

    help out the newbie im trying to find ways to make my articles betters

    i only have a few out there but they r doing poor to almost ok

    open to all advice!

    thank you
    This thread http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-business.html has tons of useful information that can potentially help improve your article marketing efforts.

    Originally Posted by Mark R Carter View Post

    1. helpful information 2. good grammar and spelling
    In the thread I mentioned above, the OP recommends you read The Elements of Style if you're struggling with grammar and spelling. Here's a free online copy of the book. Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. The Elements of Style
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    It's always a matter of opinion. I think a quality article has few instances of passive voice along with good grammar, but the most vital aspect is the ability to engage the reader. Give them information that they haven't heard before or put a new spin on an old idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author KevinTorrence
      This is very general... but:
      -a good title to pull in curious readers

      -a "voice" & idea throughout that matches & reinforces the thoughts they had when they came to your article in the first place and makes them feel like they've "really landed on something here"

      - it keeps them engaged & reading through the end

      - and then a resource box that either hits their hot buttons or makes them salivate for more.

      Bam! ... awesome article.

      Sure, they don't always go that way, and it's easier said than done... but that's how I imagine an awesome article.
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  • Profile picture of the author andy230
    I believe an article should havу an attractive and clear headline. So you should fit what you mean to say in a couple of words elegantly)

    And it should be structured. A How-To article will have the steps in details, all in separate paragraphs. Depending on the message and the information brought to users the article will have some logical parts, visible thought development.

    Also to write a good article one needs to do research. The ability to work with information, chooose the most important and then combine the bits makes a writer professional.

    + My own preference goes to the articles where author doesn't avoid expressing his viewpoint and adding examples from his life. It makes the article live)
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    I agree with all of the above.

    I'd just like to add that what I DON'T like in articles is when they come across as very sales pitchy.

    Good Luck with your writing. There are many great writers on here so you'll learn alot.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    A detailed story that people want to read.

    Most $5 article writers beat around the bush for 500 words and never say anything meaningful to the reader at all.

    Those who write quality content, in my book, are putting the wants and needs of readers ahead of the need to drop a link to their website.

    While good spelling and grammar is helpful, some of the best articles I have read fall short on perfection.

    Bottom line: Does the article writer tell me anything of value in the article? OR do they tell me the same sentence in 15 different ways without divulging any details important to me?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Well, it depends what you mean by "high quality", doesn't it?

      As an article marketer, I define "high quality" as meaning "produces plenty of income for me".

      The articles that produce plenty of income for me are the ones that get most widely syndicated, of course. So, for me, the parameters of "high quality" are the same four parameters as for syndication. So high quality articles are (i) long, (ii) entertaining, (iii) controversial and (iv) iconoclastic. If every article I ever write fulfils those four parameters, my business will keep growing nicely.

      It's as simple as that.
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    • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      While good spelling and grammar is helpful, some of the best articles I have read fall short on perfection.
      That sounds like me many years ago, my grammar used to be rubbish (I would use your when I should have used you're for example) but I always knew how to get my point across.

      I've got my act together recently though, although I do copy and paste what I write into Microsoft Word beforehand to see if any errors are identified.
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by oneplusone View Post

        That sounds like me many years ago, my grammar used to be rubbish (I would use your when I should have used you're for example) but I always knew how to get my point across.

        I've got my act together recently though, although I do copy and paste what I write into Microsoft Word beforehand to see if any errors are identified.

        I use the FF spell check mostly.

        I have written articles that have found large audiences, even though I had misspellings in the article. And despite receiving several comments from readers about how I did make a spelling mistake, I still made a lot of money from those articles.

        When I was selling ghost writing services, I had a misspell in one article, and someone wrote to say they would never buy from a ghost writer who misspelled words.

        I wrote back to say that not only did I miss it, but three editors also missed it, and not only that, I sold several thousand in ghost writing from the article. So in retrospect, I felt I did not need his approval of my writing to make a living as a ghost writer. :devilish grin:
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  • Profile picture of the author wtatlas
    What most people would regard as "high quality" articles are not necessarily the ones that get the most views, as a visit to the "most viewed" section of ezinearticles.com wil bear out.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by wtatlas View Post

      What most people would regard as "high quality" articles are not necessarily the ones that get the most views, as a visit to the "most viewed" section of ezinearticles.com wil bear out.
      Indeed. What a visit to the "most viewed" section bears out is which authors have sent cheap/free traffic/clicks to their articles to try to get them on the "most viewed" list, for the backlink it provides. They tend, collectively, to be rather poor quality articles - surprise surprise. :rolleyes:

      Depending on my mood, it either irritates or amuses me whenever (as rather often!) I see threads started here by people recommending that article marketers ought to be trying to copy the techniques of the articles on those "most viewed" lists, presumably imagining that in some sense they're likely to be "successful" articles (which is nonsense, of course).
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

      Another good way to get people into your resource box... ... .

      .. . .... is to do what I JUST did. End your article with .. ... . . and start your resource box with .. . ... .... so it looks like a seamless read/break (looks better on some dir's than others).
      Do you mind not giving all my little secrets away, please?!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kev3l173
      Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

      Article marketing SUCKS and always will!

      You think you're adding value to the world, adding great content to the web, when all day every day 99% of content out there is for nothing more than eyeballs and sneaky endorsements... . .

      Bunch of schmucks! If you disagree with me click here and tell me why, I bet you'd love to put me in my place!






      * How many of you just tried to click that (consider it my resource box).

      * Be controversial, content is king and context is queen.

      * Rattle and shake peoples emotions, use triggers wherever you can.

      * Study a bit of NLP, subconscious marketing, subliminal calls to action.

      * Never be afraid to get rejected, chances are you might anyway so be risky and edgy you'll at least leave a trail of good content behind that's a fun read and naturally creates buzz about the read just as much as about the end click/call to action.

      Consider each article like it's a sales letter (not necessarily traditional sales letter approach, but the end result is a good greased slide read pumping them up to click here with excitement, fear, humor, desire/vanity, necessity, etc.).

      Another good way to get people into your resource box... ... .

      .. . .... is to do what I JUST did. End your article with .. ... . . and start your resource box with .. . ... .... so it looks like a seamless read/break (looks better on some dir's than others).

      Cheers,
      Norb.

      how many of you tried to rape that click here link


      good work norb
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  • Profile picture of the author donhx
    Originally Posted by Kev3l173 View Post

    Hi Article warriors!


    What makes a article high quality?


    Share your thoughts!



    Thank You

    To be high quality, it must get results. If it doesn't get results, the other things mentioned really don't matter much.
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    • Profile picture of the author Apollo-Articles
      As the others have said:

      1) Well written original content
      So relevant content, written in an appropriate style with perfect grammar and spelling, above all the article must flow.

      2) Correct use of keywords
      Most people recommend a density of 1.5% - 3%, but EzineArticles will only accept 2% and requires all keywords to be 100 words away from each other, the article should adhere to these requirements.

      Hope that helps

      Sam

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    • Profile picture of the author Kev3l173
      Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

      ^You're in luck, I left out the one about focusing on the LF8.

      Oops. (if anyone doesn't know what the LF8 is, aksumbody)
      What is that? :confused:
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      • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
        Quality over quantity

        Don't ever sit down and start writing by saying "I have to write x number of words".

        Outline your headings and subheadings, then just write a few paragraphs underneath - it quickly adds up, without looking like you were just wanting x words.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Keyword Density is so 2005... LOL

    Instead of focusing on one keyword, try focusing on a family of related keywords. I suspect that is more valuable in the current Google algorithm, and my experience tends to bear that out.
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  • Profile picture of the author J.M.Wilson
    1.Content
    2.Coherent
    3.Enjoyable

    In my opinion, of course
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  • Profile picture of the author Joanne D
    I agree with most of what has been said here.

    Quality content.

    No spelling errors (spelling errors seem to jump out at me when I am reading and turn me off - maybe that's just me?).

    Grammar? - good grammar is good but there are a few things that I regularly do that wouldn't be considered good grammar but make for more interesting reading. That is what you want, to keep your readers interested.

    Keywords - knowing how to use them, how much to use them, where to use them are all "key" to successful article marketing.

    Original.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    I think a quality article is one that has been researched, has a good angle that appeals to readers, an attention-getting headline, and is written in a way that gives information in a people-friendly style.

    Go over the articles you wrote that you say are doing well. Try to figure out what the difference is between those and the other ones not doing so well. This will help you learn what your best personal writing style is.
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  • Profile picture of the author StephanieMojica
    Good and original content.

    It also should have an interesting tone rather than an encyclopedic approach.

    Quality SEO keywords but not an over-saturation.

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  • Profile picture of the author tandren544
    Something that helps me, this is just food for thought.

    Once in a while, I go to the bookstore, go to the aisle somewhat related to my niche, and pull out two or three interesting-looking books.

    Then I sit down and write why I picked that book. What made that title interesting? Forget about the content, what is it that jumped out at me and made me consider it?

    If you can write great titles, your foot is in the door. Not all of your content is going to be top-notch, but when it is, the returns will be huge.

    Just thoughts
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  • Profile picture of the author Kan
    High quality article is something that influences the reader to buy your product, that's it.

    Let's be real, most people in IM are not in it to help people with there problems, there in it for the money. Yesterday I submitted 10 articles on penis enlargement to article directories, an obvious scam that targets desperate insecure men. You can't enlarge your unit, and If you can, I certainly don't know how, yet I still wrote some articles on it and submitted them.

    Reality Reality Reality
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
      Very sad but true

      Originally Posted by Kan View Post

      High quality article is something that influences the reader to buy your product, that's it.

      Let's be real, most people in IM are not in it to help people with there problems, there in it for the money. Yesterday I submitted 10 articles on penis enlargement to article directories, an obvious scam that targets desperate insecure men. You can't enlarge your unit, and If you can, I certainly don't know how, yet I still wrote some articles on it and submitted them.

      Reality Reality Reality
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  • Profile picture of the author Kan
    The only thing that matters is the conversion rating of your article. It doesn't have to be original or good content, just convertible content. If you want to speak about reality, then make your content bad, because if it's good, they will just read your article, learn, and run off.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Kan View Post

      The only thing that matters is the conversion rating of your article. It doesn't have to be original or good content, just convertible content. If you want to speak about reality, then make your content bad, because if it's good, they will just read your article, learn, and run off.
      I don't agree with this.

      I agree just with the first part: about the income your article produces.

      But the income an article produces is far, far higher if it gets widely syndicated in front of targeted traffic on high quality sites. There's just no comparison at all.

      That simply doesn't happen with bad content.

      Marketers who are not experiencing syndication (I mean targeted syndication, not just in article directories!) are mostly unaware even of the potential income from article marketing, let alone its reality.

      You're effectively comparing the results of one article with the results of many, because quality breeds and multiplies and brings increasing future income. Some are too busy "writing for clicks" and "rinsing and repeating" to be aware of it.
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        But the income an article produces is far, far higher if it gets widely syndicated in front of targeted traffic on high quality sites. There's just no comparison at all.

        That simply doesn't happen with bad content.

        Marketers who are not experiencing syndication (I mean targeted syndication, not just in article directories!) are mostly unaware even of the potential income from article marketing, let alone its reality.
        I absolutely agree with Alexa. Most "article marketers" are living in a bubble, completely unaware how other article marketers live.

        I have written a number of articles over the years in essence said, "Here is exactly how you do a specific task. You can use my instructions to do it on your own, or you can pay me and I will do it for you." These articles tend to be among my highest producing articles in the terms of sales and multiple syndication.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kev3l173
          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          I absolutely agree with Alexa. Most "article marketers" are living in a bubble, completely unaware how other article marketers live.

          I have written a number of articles over the years in essence said, "Here is exactly how you do a specific task. You can use my instructions to do it on your own, or you can pay me and I will do it for you." These articles tend to be among my highest producing articles in the terms of sales and multiple syndication.
          this is why im on the forum asking questions!!!

          I love this forum!!!!!!!!
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          • Profile picture of the author celente
            Originally Posted by Kev3l173 View Post

            this is why im on the forum asking questions!!!

            I love this forum!!!!!!!!

            Yes this forum is great. Go and use the search function. YOu will be amazed at the stuff you will find.

            I like to model my articles from the most viewed ones in EA. Do not copy, just grab them, make them better and add them into a better series or category when you write.

            Something like "top 10 tips for ...." or "Here are top 5 ways to...."

            for me that works like a champ...and gets many views and gets articles emailed.
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  • Profile picture of the author FatterMike
    read the article after you wrote it, if you got bored then it's not good enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author sitback
    The headline has got to be the most important to begin with, if it is poor, then no one will click on your article.

    Otherwise same as above original content, helpful content etc etc

    But what about using some of yourself in your articles, telling your story within your article, how what you're writing about helped you or changed the way you do things etc. People love a story especially if it is personal.

    Just an idea

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  • Profile picture of the author Kev3l173
    i want to thank everyone who gave advice you are the best


    keep it coming
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark R Carter
    The title of the article is important when you are trying to attract viewers. People looking for articles are often looking for help with a problem, so your title must be enticing and offer a simple, step- by-step solution, such as, "The Three Secrets of House Training your Dog Overnight", or the "Six Steps Guaranteed to Teach Your Bird To Talk"
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Mark R Carter View Post

      The title of the article is important when you are trying to attract viewers. People looking for articles are often looking for help with a problem, so your title must be enticing and offer a simple, step- by-step solution, such as, "The Three Secrets of House Training your Dog Overnight", or the "Six Steps Guaranteed to Teach Your Bird To Talk"
      Just a suggestion for you, Mark: it's very, very worthwhile, for SEO purposes, to have your major keyword at the start of the title.

      "House Training Your Dog Overnight - The Three Secrets" would be much better than "The Three Secrets of House Training your Dog Overnight"; Teaching Your Bird to Talk in Six Guaranteed Steps" would be much better than "Six Steps Guaranteed to Teach Your Bird To Talk".

      Chris Knight, the owner of Ezine Articles, explains this very well in EZA's Editorial Guidelines, where he gives this example of a bad title:

      "Top 9 Ways to Acquire Fractional Jet Ownership".

      Whereas this would undoubtedly be ideal for someone wanting to rank highly for the keyword "Top 9 Ways", the much better realistic title example he suggests instead is:

      "Fractional Jet Ownership - 9 Strategies to Help You Acquire Your Private Jet".

      I've certainly found this very helpful advice.
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    • Profile picture of the author petec
      Title: make it compelling

      Main Keyword: Use it in title and 2 to 3 times in article.

      LSI Keywords: Use 4 or 5 related keywords.

      Resource box: Make them want to click on it.

      Above all make your content readable, useful, informative, argumentative and a pleasure to read.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mehak
    Good structure eg: paragraph, line spacing, intro, body related to intro and conclusion. Imagine you're writing an essay in school/uni
    Ensure you've carried out research and you give value not pitching yourself or your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    High view, high click through rate, and good conversion.

    An article is worthless to me, from an article marketer's point of view, if it does not convert. Yes, an article is of high quality if many people view it, click on the resource box, and follow the link to buy a product which the article marketer promotes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kev3l173
    Thanks again guys
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    If the article is highly relevant to the topic, and is ordered out in easy to follow guidelines
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    • Profile picture of the author GlenH
      Without doubt, it's the Article Title... or as I prefer to call it the....Article Headline.

      If you have and interesting and compelling headline to your articletitle, it will catch people's eye every time as they scan the page, and entice them to want to read it

      And that all that counts to start with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Don't write just for traffic or for backlinks.

    Write for SYNDICATION!

    Quality articles are the ones that someone recognizes as being worthy of sharing with others. There are many people actively searching for original, creative and meaningful articles to feed to their subscribers.

    I still get thrilled when an article gets picked up from many sources, most I had never even heard about. And guess what? Soon the traffic and backlinks come pouring in to your website.

    When I first start an article I always have my target audience in mind. However, I also ask myself how can I compose this in a way that will motivate a syndicator to want to distribute this content?
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  • Profile picture of the author searchnology
    "High Quality" is fairly subjective but I would say it informs the reader on how to solve or approach a particular issue in a way that it leaves them feeling that the headline(which likely drew them into the article in the first place) delivers what it promised.

    It doesn't have to be unique since the best solution(s) to an issue(s) may in fact not be unique.
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    • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
      Originally Posted by searchnology View Post

      "High Quality" is fairly subjective but I would say it informs the reader on how to solve or approach a particular issue in a way that it leaves them feeling that the headline(which likely drew them into the article in the first place) delivers what it promised.

      It doesn't have to be unique since the best solution(s) to an issue(s) may in fact not be unique.
      It's not so much about the underlying informational basis of an article having to be completely original; it's more about finding a way to make the delivery or presentation of it unique and more interesting than everyone else.

      Look at all these TV-manufactured pop bands. Are they really so unique? If someone was to play a new record of each of theirs without telling you who it was by, would you really be able to distinguish between them? Probably not.

      But visually, on a "superficial" level, you maybe could. They're dressed/styled differently, have different dance routines, and all the rest. It's not what arguably should matter, in an ideal world, but realistically it's what counts and makes all the difference.

      You'd hope, think and expect that to matter less than if they were to be truly unique, but obviously, it doesn't - they're making good money for the record companies. They're different enough to be "new" and interesting, but not so fundamentally original and pioneering in their sound/music that they'll sell their material off its own merits, even if they had facial warts, greasy matted hair and looked like a pig's arse (hey wait - did I just describe Motorhead? ).

      It'd be good to be truly unique in all aspects, I think, but it's often not that easy. Unless you're working on the fringes of pioneering research, all you can really do is rehash or consolidate all that's been said before, but try to deliver it in such a way as to make it more interesting and superficially attractive. Done well, that may give people the impression that what you're saying is in fact original - even if it's not.

      If you've got something truly and groundbreakingly innovative to say, then it probably doesn't matter so much how you present it - the fact it's new, exciting and pioneering will make it hot. But if not, it's old news, and it's your job to spice it up and get people to take notice anyway. This is when the style of presentation and delivery matters more.
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    Originally Posted by Kev3l173 View Post

    Hi Article warriors!


    What makes a article high quality?


    Share your thoughts!



    Thank You
    An article that answers a question one has or brings a solution to a problem. It should address what one is looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author dwightsmith2009
    In my opinion, the title should be attractive, the content should be helpful, orginal and creative.
    In addtion, the layout should be clear.
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  • Profile picture of the author mleopold
    One of the biggest turnoffs when I am reading an article would be grammar and spelling mistakes. I have a difficult time believing the message if it looks like a third grader wrote it.
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