I've been busy doing the recent EzineArticles challenge. What I'm noticing is that the URL clicks are low - well, lower than I expect them to be, ranging from 0 and 4% to 40% - a good number around 15%. My overall CTR is only 7.3% on 250 articles, which takes into account the 100 or so articles I submitted before I knew about resource box writing.
1) Does anyone have tips on how to get more clicks on those resource boxes?
Also, I know my articles are read-worthy, yet they aren't getting many views. I should be doing more to promote them, and I've heard people talk about how they promote their EA articles.
2) Would you be willing to share your tips on what you do to increase your EA views?
Now, before you begin offering all your valuable advice, here's what I already know. You know. The obvious stuff.
a) Resource box should use the same keyword link as the article's keyword focus.
b) The article needs a good headline that peaks curiosity. I have to admit, I'm not always at my best here, although I do hit some winners now and then.
c) The article must cover a subject people care about.
d) Best if the article answers a problem. I don't always hit this one either because many are just informational - like, "what is osteoporosis" but a lot do provide helpful tips.
One thing that concerns me is that there's only so much you can say about a popular subject. After years of writing about anxiety, I find that I repeat what's already been said. I think, perhaps people have already read about these angles and don't need another article.
But then I think, yes, but new people are searching all the time who are not yet familiar with the topic. So that pretty much cancels out that concern to some degree.
What is your take?
P.S. Ok, I just got a few ideas from this thread:
http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...er-places.html. Do you have any others?