Article Content vs. Real Life – Quality Linking

The series where questionable article writing practices are brought into the real world.

Visitors expect fast-loading and easily-navigable pages that are bursting with rich, relevant content. With these qualities, visitors will explore your website (including your products or services).

Meet Jessica and Andrew in the 13th episode of the Article Content vs. Real Life series. As a new team member, Jessica excels in her expertise, but she’s still getting to know the ins and outs of the company layout (e.g. where office supplies are located).

In this episode, discover how Jessica’s search for a stapler is similar to a visitor clicking-through to a blog or website in 5 discouraging (and even scary) scenarios.

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How to Sign Up for Email Alerts from EzineArticles.com

Do you want to easily stay up-to-date in your niche or category, keep track of your competitors, and improve your writing skills?

Sign up for EzineArticles.com Email Alerts to receive EzineArticles insider information, updates, announcements, writing tips, and new My.EzineArticles.com features right in your inbox!

Watch this quick how-to video to discover how EzineArticles Email Alerts can help you reinvigorate your platform.

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Expert Author Showcase: Erica Goodstone, Ph.D.

Meet EzineArticles’ Expert Author Erica Goodstone, Ph.D. in Today’s Showcase

In a network of well over 400,000 Expert Authors, you may have asked yourself: “How can I make an impact in my niche and increase my chances of being seen?” Allow us to introduce you to Expert Author Erica Goodstone, Ph.D.

A model of Expert Author success, Erica is a force to be reckoned with – passionate, compassionate, and well versed in her area of expertise.

A True Story of Expert Author Success

As a former Professor of Health and Physical Education and as a therapist with a practice involving somatic awareness, mind body therapy and sexual and relationship counseling, Erica has found writing an incredible tool to increase her exposure as a leader in her field. “By writing so many articles, I have established myself as an expert, knowledgeable in my areas of interest and expertise,” she commented.
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10 Outstanding Qualities of Great Landing Pages

Want to Gain Your Reader’s Trust and Increase Your Credibility?

Let’s say you’re piloting a small airplane to a vacation hotspot. Your passengers expect you to land the plane safely and without incident.

In your articles, readers have the same expectations when they click on your links.

Meet their expectations to gain their trust, increase your conversion rate, and build your credibility by ensuring their landing and stay on your website or blog is outstanding.

10 Traits of Quality Landing Pages (and Websites Too!)
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Repurpose Your Content the Right Way

Avoid References to Missing Content By Adapting Your Content the Right Way

Repurposed content is content that’s adapted for use on a variety of mediums (i.e. blogs, websites, social media, ebooks, etc.). Repurposing your content the right way can give your platform a boost and increase your exposure across several platforms.

For example, repurposed content may include adapting relevant articles into an ebook or adapting blog posts into articles and publishing them with article directories.

The key to repurposing content: don’t skip the adapting step!

Skipping the process of adapting content often results in missing content or making references to content that didn’t carry over to the new medium. The result is credibility-degrading, reader-confusing, and publisher-repelling content.

Use this quick guide to repurpose your content the right way to give your efforts a boost!
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Make Writing Easy with Prewriting

Be Prepared to Pack Value in Your Articles

Successful articles are a combination of your expertise and creativity. Many Expert Authors attempt to save time by skipping creativity altogether. The effect can be likened to packing for a trip to Antarctica at the last minute. Without the necessary equipment and supplies to withstand the South Pole’s temperatures, you may just end up blindly packing anything and missing critical items.

Creating checklists (e.g. what to pack to stay warm) or brainstorming potential scenarios you may encounter (e.g. penguin photography) will help ensure not only your survival, but a good experience too!

Checklists, outlines, brainstorming, etc. all connect to an often overlooked practice known as prewriting.

Prewriting occurs before writing, proofreading, and editing. When done effectively, prewriting makes writing so easy – all you have to do is add a little polish here and a transition there and voila! Your article is ready for submission.

Here’s a great prewriting exercise to build your article writing momentum and infuse your creativity into your next set of quality original articles.
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1-Minute Approval Tips #2: How to Reset Your Password

Episode 2 of the 1-Minute Approval Tips Video Series

Have a minute? Discover a wide range of quick tips to ensure you’re getting the most out of your article writing efforts and achieving painless article approvals on the very first submission with our new 1-Minute Approval Tips video series.

In our second installment of 1-Minute Approval Tips, discover how to reset the password of your EzineArticles account easily.

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Expert Author Showcase: Lois Dewitt

Meet EzineArticles’ Expert Author Lois Dewitt in Today’s Showcase

What do a lighting specialist, an art instructor, a cookbook author, a gardener, a poodle enthusiast, and an author of children’s stories all have in common? Expert Author Lois Dewitt.

Since publishing her first residential lighting article in October 2007, Lois has continued to publish articles in nearly 20 categories. Motivated by a great variety of interests and her passion for art, Lois cultivates a wide range of inspiration from her YouTube subscribers to her art students. She then incorporates their comments, suggestions, criticisms, and more into quality, informative articles.
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Top Misused Words Part IV

Freight Night – All of Your Fears Shipped First Class!

Welcome back for another round of the top misused words in the English language, but first – let’s talk proofreading.

It’s not the most glamorous part of article writing, but having a thoroughly proofread (and appropriately edited) article can make you look glamorous – or at least maintain your credibility. Keep your readers positively focused on you, instead of negatively focused on errors, by proofreading your articles…

…and don’t forget these 5 most misused words in the English language:

Fright vs. Freight

fright – A sudden intense feeling of fear; an experience that causes someone to feel fear suddenly.

Incorrect: Horror movies give me a freight!
Correct: Horror movies give me a fright!

freight – Goods transported (or to transport goods) in bulk by truck, train, ship, or aircraft.

Incorrect: That ship carries fright rather than passengers.
Correct: That ship carries freight rather than passengers.
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How to Get 10 Articles From 1 Idea

Leverage Your Credibility and Build Your Article Library Simultaneously

Here’s a trick that will turn your next brilliant idea into 10 quality, original articles: approach your idea from 10 different angles! Not only will you save time and energy, you’ll be consistent and you’ll refresh your credibility.

10 Angles 10 Articles

1. Overview – Provide a basic overview of your original idea, how or where it originates, as well as what relevance it holds for your niche, for whom, and why.

2. Intermediate – Discuss the more complex concepts of your awesome idea, such as relevant niche jargon described in your own words, current trends, and/or pros vs. cons.

3. Advanced – Consider the principles of your original idea – why they are important and what impact do they have in your niche, as well as on the reader. Provide evidence and examples to support your claim.
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