Creating Great Writen Content

Creating Quality ContentContent is a much more important element than it was in the days of micro niche sites. Back then, content written by overseas outsourcers and then spun with software was common, and articles were only 100-300 words. That won’t fly these days, because Google won’t rank it, and social media won’t share it.

In the past, keyword research was the main element of content creation. Now keywords really don’t matter as much, since Google isn’t the king of traffic anymore.

Creating great content requires a little research. You need to visit other sites in your niche to get an idea of the type of content people are currently looking for.

Content should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words, and also have some other forms of media, such as pictures (which are especially important for sharing on Pinterest, Facebook, and other sites), and videos. You can even use other people’s content by embedding YouTube videos onto your own pages and writing commentary to go along with them.

This content should be mostly free of spelling and grammatical mistakes, and thoroughly researched and written. This is not only to please Google, but, most importantly, to please visitors.

Remember, the old method simply wanted to please Google by using keywords in the domain name, several times in the articles, and in back links. The content didn’t matter, because you actually just wanted visitors to leave your site through your affiliate link as quickly as possible.

But now that you aren’t going to be so worried about attracting Google traffic, you need to focus on making visitors happy. This, in turn, will please Google, because Google measures bounce rate (how long visitors stay on your site, and whether they read any other articles
while they are there).

This means the longer and more interesting your articles, the better you’ll likely rank in Google, AND the more likely your content is to be shared on social media, which is where most of your traffic will come from.

There are easy ways to write content quickly, such as roundup posts. For example, you can gather 10-20 links to other people’s content, write a small description of each one, and provide a link at the end of each description.

Don’t worry about losing traffic to those other sites. Just set your links to open in a new window so the user stays on your site to read the rest of the content after viewing the other site.

Another bonus is that Google loves to see sites that link OUT to quality sites. In the old days, it was mostly links IN that counted for ranking, but now the links you send OUT matter, too.

The bottom line:

Make great content.

This is the best way to please both Google AND visitors.

Tomorrow, we’re going to talk about promoting your content on social media, so you definitely don’t want to miss it! Social media doesn’t have to be scary! The next post will show you just how easy it really is!

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Choosing Amazon Products To Promote

Amazon productAlright, thus far we’ve learned what doesn’t work anymore— namely micro niche sites. We’ve also covered the importance of writing longer, higher-quality content, and why it’s so important to use social media to promote your sites.

But now it’s time to talk about choosing Amazon Products to promote, and it may not always be the obvious choices that make the most money.

One of the best types of products to promote is the one that is weird or shocking, but still something people would want to buy.

Let’s say your website and social media are all in the recipe niche, and you find a really cool kitchen gadget that can peel, core, and dice an apple with the press of a button in three seconds. (Doesn’t exist that I’m aware of, but that would be cool.)

This product is shocking and exciting. It’s something people would be quite interested in, and they would probably tend to share it, because holy moly, who wouldn’t want to see a gadget that can make apple cubes like George Jetson?

Another type of product that works very well is the extremely useful one. Take the LifeStraw water filter. When it first came out, people were absolutely amazed. (Frankly, I still am.)

It’s like a really large straw with a water filter built in, and you can literally put one end into dirty water and suck the other end to get perfectly healthy, clean drinking water.

Genius, right?

It almost sounds too good to be true, but no, the darned thing actually does work, or so they say.

At one point, this thing was exploding all over social media, and it seemed like everyone was talking about how cool this thing was.

This was the perfect type of product to promote to all sorts of markets—housewives with families to protect, survivalists, camping and backpacking enthusiasts, preppers… the market for this product is quite substantial.

Now, it doesn’t exactly have to be such an amazing product. The odds of finding these really useful products, or really wild and crazy products, is slim. But finding products that are useful that not everyone knows about is not particularly difficult at all.

The main reason you want to promote products like this is so your content will be shared. When people visit your site to read about the product, you can write a snappy article about the product and add a link to it

Only about 10% of your content should focus on selling the product, and in tomorrow’s post, you’re going to find out how to create killer content to promote all those great Amazon products you found to promote! Content is one of the most important elements of this strategy, so stay tuned tomorrow to find out how to make the type of content that get shared!

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