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The Benefits Associated With Utilizing PLR Articles

If you're looking to run a profitable web based business, you'll need content for your sites, particularly true if you’re operating in several niches. This can be a challenge if you find it hard to produce new content quickly, or if you want to profit from a market where you’re not an authority concerning the subject matter. Enter PLR. Private Label Rights (PLR) are articles that contain content written by other individuals that you can post to your blog or to utilize in other ways. In this article, I’ll take a look at how you can use these PLR articles to benefit your online marketing efforts. The first point to recognize in using private label rights, is to do your research and locate good sources of content that you can utilize and understand what the terms of usage are. Joining and participating in forums can be a good source in locating the articles you need, and you may even find individuals who will recommend certain Private label rights articles because of their premium quality. Unfortunately, not all private label rights content is of high quality. Therefore you may need to rely upon the recommendations of others, or by purchasing small samples...
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To Blog or Not to Blog, Wait, Is that Even a Question?

People can often choose to do the same thing but for different reasons, because we all think differently and come to different conclusions. Why I may want to write a blog versus why you would want to can be one of those different reasons and conclusions. For example, I write blogs for two different reasons: professional and personal. I have my own blog so I can share my thoughts and ideas, and then I also write blogs professionally to get a link back to my site or for any of my clients. My personal blog delivers much more freeform. It gives me a way to write about any topic or piece of thought that floats through my head. My creative blogs can also be short, long, poems, blurbs…Anything I want, really. From writing poems to posting text with paintings, my personal blog site can be anything I want it to be with no need for links to connect to anywhere. Now, for my more professional posts. They have to be a certain something. Meaning, the topics and length can’t be anything I want them to be, they have to be within certain parameters. Most blogs want the normal length of 300...
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Cut the Crap Content

The title of this guest post got your attention didn’t it? OK, hold that thought for now, more on that lower down the page. Now let’s move on to the meat of this post, the fact that many webmasters, and a very high percentage of web content developers, overlook one simple fact; that the main goal of web copy should be to engage readers. This short post attempts to show webmasters how a few simple writing tricks can turn page content in to a valuable resource. Consider for a moment the fact that studies have shown that the average time a person spends upon a website is less than ten seconds. You have already been reading this page for longer than ten seconds haven’t you? The post title is responsible for this. OK, hold that thought for now, more in that lower down the page. Many webmasters tend to look solely at the value of their content from an SEO point of view. Will it be indexed well? Does it contain the right keywords at the right density? Will it bring traffic? Well, the hard truth is that a page may well bring lots of organic search engine traffic, but all...
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How to Get Stupid Morons to Read Your Awesome Articles

See how I got you in here? I used an edgy headline. That’s one of the keys to getting people to read your articles. If my headline read “how to get people to read your articles,” you probably would have just skipped over it, right? I’m not saying you need to be a jerk all the time, but with the right headline, you can get people to read anything. I when I say anything, I mean anything. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen pretty good articles with absolutely terrible headlines. It’s a shame, because the article was good but nobody read it because the headline didn’t grab anybody. This is journalism 101 stuff here, and if you can master the art of headline writing, you’re well on your way to being a master of article writing. But it’s not enough to just writing great headlines, you need to have great content. There’s this thing called “the inverted pyramid.” The inverted pyramid is a design tool used by journalists to make sure their content is read fast and clearly. If you had an article that had a long, drawn-out introduction and THEN went into the real meat and potatoes...
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Has Social Media Ruined Journalism?

This is a question that may never be fully answered due to the multiple forms of journalism that keep popping up all the time. As we all know because of Facebook, Twitter and all other blogging websites, Journalism is no longer bound to just print and radio. Many “old school” journalists believe these new social media networks are butchering the art of journalism because credibility and accuracy are no longer needed to write news. Anybody can post anything they want at anytime, and anyone who chooses to look can see what has been written. Being an under-grad Journalism student, I am taking full advantage of the classes that are required for my major, but there is a common opinion throughout the student body and faculty that our time in the classroom is not as important as our time in the field. That may be the case for other fields besides Journalism, but it is true in journalism for a different reason. Journalism is now a multi-platform field and whoever gets to a story first is ultimately the person who ‘wins’. The basic interviewing tactics, inverted pyramid writing and writing in the Associated Press style are all skills that must be taught...
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