Location-Based Article Template

This article template is all about location, location, location.

Each of us has knowledge and experiences to share from the places we’ve grown up in, lived in and travelled to, but we may not really think of the locations as sources of article inspiration.

In fact, sharing location-specific details about places you are familiar with is a great way to write relevant content and build your credibility as an Expert Author.

Whether you’re giving a travel recommendation, sharing a perspective on cultural values or providing an insight on local/regional laws, location-specific articles can give new life to your writing. For example, it can be fun to put a spotlight on specific restaurants, shops or attractions that you feel are essential to living “like a local.”

This article template is a guide for embracing the local expert in you.

7 Steps to Writing a Great Location-Based Article:

  1. Pick a Topic and Location – Meaningful location-based articles give readers a perspective on how one location’s environment is different from another. One way to ensure your content is meaningful is to narrow your topic down and don’t be afraid to get specific with details.
  2. Write a Relevant Title – Make your title keyword rich and focused on exactly what the article will be about. For example, in the Travel and Leisure category, “5 Fun Things To Do In California” would be an okay title. A better and more meaningful title would be “5 Adventurous Activities To Do In San Francisco.”
  3. Add a One-Paragraph Introduction – Provide a general outline of the topic and location being discussed.
  4. Explain How The Location Is Special – Think about how the location’s characteristics make it stand out compared to other locations. If you’re giving a travel recommendation, for example, you could discuss how things like the weather, the people and specific places make the travel destination unique.
  5. Compare the Environment With Other Locations – This may be best displayed in a list. List exactly how your niche environment is different from other places. For more information on how to enrich your article with local content, check out this previous Blog post: Spicing Up Articles With Local Flavor.
  6. Back Up Details – Personal insights can make your location-specific articles more meaningful for readers. Be honest with them. If you’ve experienced something personally, your feedback can really help.
  7. Summarize and Conclude – Recap the main points that you shared and why they are important.

Now that you have the goods on what to include in your locale specific article, here is a tip on what you want to avoid when writing these article types:

Don’t include the location in the title and omit it from the article body. Be sure your article body content delivers on the promise made in the title and your reader is getting what they came looking for. Delivering on the promise of the location in the title means that your article should substantially deliver the relevance of that location. Ask yourself why the location is relevant, why it matters, and what benefit will it serve your reader.

ACID TEST: If your location can be replaced with another location and it still reads right, you missed something on the delivery.

If you’re looking for more article templates like this one, you can check out our archive of article templates.

Use this template today to write your next set of high-quality, original articles for more traffic back to your website or blog. Then come back here and leave a comment to let us know how it worked for you.



Great advice to target by location!

Comment provided October 19, 2010 at 12:19 PM


Maria O'Brien writes:

I hadn’t known about the article templates, thank you!!

Comment provided October 19, 2010 at 1:40 PM


Claire O'Dwyer writes:

As I am new to this I found this advice extremely helpful, thanks.

Comment provided October 19, 2010 at 4:18 PM


moncler writes:

I know nothing about Article Template before
is location so important for us?

Comment provided October 19, 2010 at 8:08 PM


jon bone writes:

I never thoght about location attributes,good pointer. Thanks
Jon Bone

Comment provided October 20, 2010 at 4:39 AM


Rob Gullett writes:

Great idea! Living and doing business here in the coalfields of the Appalachian Mountains makes for some unique challenges, both geographic and socioeconomic.

Comment provided October 20, 2010 at 5:08 AM


Nail Glue writes:

THank’s! I have many idea for that!

Comment provided October 20, 2010 at 6:52 AM


Michael Olisa writes:

This article is educating, I have learn something that will guide me when writing articles. I can also be used for e-mail and other writings as well.


Comment provided October 20, 2010 at 8:44 AM


Rolete writes:

I was looking for that, how to improve my article writing.

Comment provided October 20, 2010 at 12:03 PM


ugg australia writes:

Submitting articles to Dofollow articles directories like EzineArticles improves PageRank certainly which in turns improve SERP. For more advantages of article marketing you can invest some moments on my blog.

Comment provided October 29, 2010 at 4:10 AM


Tom writes:

As co-owner of a wedding event venue in a part of Birmingham that was affected by the civil rights movement during the 1970’s and has the stigmata attached to that dark part of American history, I can understand the need to have positive press out in the WWW to allow people to transition their stereotypical view of Birmingham. This template will assist me in producing such content! THANKS!

Comment provided October 30, 2010 at 8:13 AM


Elizabeth writes:

Wow, just what I needed, thanks. E

Comment provided November 7, 2010 at 12:31 AM



Thanks, I am using this for an article I am writing right now! Templates really do make it a lot easier to create an article that delivers value to the reader and exposure to the writer. Hope to see more of them.

Comment provided November 7, 2010 at 2:35 AM


Jonny Sterling writes:

I have had many problems with this issue in getting the articles approved. Many times when writing articles about “apartments in Houston”, or about “Houston apartment locators”, my articles are rejected.

The acid test makes sense, but when going after a certain keyword, it seems impossible to get the article approved. Could you please help me figure out how to get these approved.

The apartment locator business is the same where ever you go – it will not pass the acid test.

Thank You

Comment provided January 16, 2011 at 10:40 AM


ugg pas cher writes:

thank you for sharing. I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of your blog.

Comment provided January 18, 2011 at 5:31 AM



Location articles are, I think, one of the most difficult as they depend highly on how YOU viewed the location. And each of us has an emotional attachment to special locations that is hard to share in language that is not mushy!

Thanks for the outline!

Comment provided January 18, 2011 at 9:41 AM


Jonny Sterling writes:

My main problem is that I cannot make them pass the acid test about the Houston apartment locators – since almost every situation the city’s name can changed for Atlanta, Sand Diego, etc..

Comment provided January 18, 2011 at 12:05 PM


Moira Gallaga writes:

This is very helpful and valuable advice. Thanks for sharing this with us. I have been doing a few articles related to location as I love to travel and have had the privilege of being able to travel a lot, whether for business or pleasure. Obviously, a number of my writing will focus on travel as I will tap into my experience for content and you have provided me with an effective system by which I could improve my written work. I’ll be checking out your other articles for more helpful advice. More power to you!

Comment provided September 1, 2011 at 3:46 AM


rsuerte writes:

You rock \m/… I’ve been writing articles for quite sometime now, and they always end up having a crisscross of ideas flowing on uneven grounds.

Comment provided October 4, 2011 at 3:39 AM


RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a comment

Please read our comment policy before commenting.