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Online Writing Tips to Get more Traffic to Your Blog

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We all want it. More readers. More followers. More eyeballs on our content.

We all know it’s harder than ever to get and keep potential readers’s attention these days. I’d hate to say people have “goldfish attentions spans”…but they do. With that in mind any little tip, hint, or technique we can use to draw readers in, and convince them to stay, is all good. Here’s a few Online Writing Tips that seem to have worked for me in the past.

Use catchy titles that grab attention: Ask a question, give a hard hard-and-fast benefit, or tell your visitor how you’ve benefited from the product or service. Sometimes asking a question within the headline is enough to catch the fancy of potential readers. Asking question

Don’t Just Say it-Show it: Don’t just tell people “it worked for me.” Explain in detail how it worked for you. Be transparent, authentic, and honest

Practice Punctuation Control: Avoid excessive exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks like insincere hype. Plus it’s annoying as heck.

Control Your CAPS:Remember WRITING IN ALL CAPS IS LIKE BEING SHOUTED AT and it’s a sure-fire way to encourage visitors to hit the “back” button.

Stick to the “Three S’s” – Simple, Smooth, and Skim-able: People are being inundated by so much information lately they tend to “skim.” Break your paragraphs into manageable chunks, use subheadings, and implement bullet points to make it easier for readers to digest and stay interested in your article.

Enter with a Hint: Leave your readers with a promise or hint of “what is yet to come.” Leave tantalizing final comment like, “If you’ve ever wondered how much income a blogger can make, you’ll want to stop back to this site next Friday!”

Give ‘Em Reasons: Give your readers a reason to WANT to come back for more. Offer up only your best work, your best content and present it in an appealing, easy-to-digest and visually appealing way. Utilize tools like Picmonkey, Canva and even SEO by Yoast plugin to make your content findable and shareable.

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