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A Quick Guide to Article Writing 



Perhaps one of the best and cheapest (it's free) ways to start promoting 'Half Marathon Training For Beginners' is through the use of article writing.


Relevant and helpful content is what the internet is really all about.


If you offer good quality original content on your site, blog or on article directories, then visitors will be eager to come back to your site.


Article writing can be a fantastic way of generating a steady stream of targeted traffic through your hoplink to HalfMarathon-Training.com. 


All you need to do is write a few 300 - 500 word articles and include your affiliate link in the body and your resource or author bio at the end of the article and then submit to the directories. (some article directories only allow you to include links in your resource box and not in the actual article itself)


Here's an article written by Chris Knight who is the CEO of a leading article directory website - ezinearticles.com. He discusses all about ways to write effective articles that you can then submit to directories...



Article Writing Mistakes - 7 To Avoid


Making your articles available for reprints by other e-zine publishers and webmaster's is the cornerstone strategy in building an avalanche of pre-qualified visitors to your website.


If you want your articles to be picked up and massively distributed by others, here are 7 common mistakes to avoid:


Article Mistake #1 Too many grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors.


In addition to having your article proofed by others, you may also want to be sure that you have clearly defined paragraphs. Nothing is worse than a big blob of text with 20 run-on sentences.


Readers no longer read articles in depth and often only 'scan' your article. They want small bites of information that can be easily digested... also known as "info-snacking."


Keep your "voice" in the same person throughout the entire article. If you are using the first person voice (I, me) or the second person (you, we, us) or the third person (they, them, he, she)...be consistent by staying in one voice for the entire article.


Article Mistake #2 Too much hype, bragging and self-promotion.


If you are as good as you know you are, there is no reason to fill the body of the article with hype, gratuitous links to your site or blatant self-promotion. Readers are smart and will see right through your "hype-veil."


Better to only sell or pitch your company in the RESOURCE BOX below the body of the article. Research I've done indicates that the resource box often gets a 3% CTR (Click Through Rate). Be sure you take advantage of that by not selling hard in the body of the article.


Article Mistake #3 Content based on what you need to learn, not what your reader needs.


Put yourself in your reader's shoes and ask yourself, "What does this article offer me?"


Research what your reader wants to read by doing survey's with your own audience or do keyword search engine research to find what people are looking for.


Article Mistake #4 Making your article broad or superficial in content.


It's better to go in-depth on a narrow topic. Define it. Explain it. Relate to it.


Use bullet points or numbered lists. Offer a secret or expertise that you have around the topic. Be original in covering your topic as narrowly as possible in a way that has not been done by others. Brevity is golden.


Article Mistake #5 Headline and article summary does not grab

readers' attention.


The headline is often ~95% of the initial reason why someone might read your article or pass it over for another article. Don't bore your audience out of the gate with a dull headline or worse, a boring introduction to the article.


If you have to use two sentences to make your headline, you're thinking too hard. Keep it simple and make it brief. Use keyword research tools to optimize your article title.


Article Mistake #6 Plagiarizing or 'buying articles'...


It's ok to research the Internet for article ideas, but it's not ok to copy word-for-word of any article. Paraphrasing can also be classified as plagiarism.


Be original. Let the words flow from your mind into your article. You will sleep better at night and your articles will have a higher value in the marketplace.


Buying articles is not a great idea... especially if you do not get an exclusive license to use them. What good is the same article if thousands of people call it their own? If you do outsource your article writing to ghost writers, make sure you have an exclusive right or license to the works.


Article Mistake #7 Don't burn out the RESOURCE BOX by overloading it.


The RESOURCE BOX is your pay-off for giving your article up for free reprints, but don't abuse the welcome mat by including a dozen website addresses. Stick with one website URL or two at the most and you'll find your article may find a higher distribution rate.


If you want to be really tacky, include an affiliate link in the RESOURCE BOX. A better strategy is to have a domain name registered for every affiliate program that you pitch and include the domain name that rewrites or refreshes to your affiliate link. This is much less tacky and looks more professional.


About The Author:

Christopher M. Knight invites you to submit your best quality original articles for massive exposure to the high-traffic http://EzineArticles.com/ expert author community.


When you submit your articles to EzineArticles.com, your articles will be picked up by e-zine publishers who will reprint your articles with your content and links intact giving you traffic surges to help you increase your sales. To submit your article, setup a membership account today: http://EzineArticles.com/submit/


Article Source: EzineArticles.com



Once you've written your article you'll need to publish it to one or two of the many article directories there are available.


I recommend that you submit your article to any of the following article directories: -















As an alternative to writing your own content you can bulk out your site website or blog etc by using some of my own pre written articles.


PLEASE NOTE: You have full permission to use these articles in a number of places such as in your e-zine or newsletter, on your website, on your blog or on your forum, provided the entire article is left un-altered and the bio/about the author resource box is included in its entirety.


You do NOT have permission to submit this article to article directories.


Doing so constitutes a breach of copyright as does making any changes to the content.


You can of course add your own Clickbank hoplinks in place of www.halfmarathon-training.com. However this is the only change of any kind you may make and you must use your Clickbank hoplink that redirects to www.halfmarathon-training.com.


Simply click on any of the articles below to view and then copy and paste them in to your own website, blog, e-zine, newsletter or forum.


More Articles Added Here Soon...


Why A Giveaway Half Marathon Training Schedule Might Not Be The Best Solution!

Your Half Marathon Training - 5 Crucial Factors

Training To Run A Half Marathon - Learn Your Craft To Get The Best Results


What Makes The Ideal Half Marathon Training Schedule For Beginners?


The Right Half Marathon Training Program - The Secret Behind Your Success


How To Train For A Half Marathon - What Running Have You Done Before?

Time Saving Tips For Your Training Schedule For A Half Marathon

The Secrets Of A Good Half Marathon Schedule


What Makes The Perfect Half Marathon Training For Beginners Running Plan


Please come back to this page again in the future as I will be adding more articles over time.



Writing a Review


One more thing you could consider is the writing of a review or a personal success story about the program. You'll obviously have to read it or better still use it yourself first, but if done properly this technique is very powerful indeed.


When you do write your review, make sure that you explain the advantages and benefits of using the program. If you can think of any minor flaws that you may be able to turn in to a positive then don’t be afraid to add these comments too, because this often helps to build trust.


Trying to write in a clear, concise and credible way is the best approach, but don't forget to mention all of the bonuses that any customers will receive with the program.


Don't be too salesy or pushy when writing your review, just be honest and truthful. I wouldn't personally recommend that you promoted something that you wouldn't pay to use yourself and you should think about your own credibility when writing your reviews in the same way.


If you have any questions about this subject or any other relating to promoting my running program, please don't hesitate to contact me personally.




Jago Holmes,
Author and affiliate manager

‘Half Marathon Training For Beginners’

email: jago@halfmarathon-training.com