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[Ask]How To Write An Article On Some Keywords That We Know Nothing About?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by eager88, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. eager88

    eager88 Registered Member

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    Hi all nice people in BHW, :weather02

    Some of you might think this is a stupid question ever posted here, but i just can't stand it.

    Most of you must have known about keyword research. It's one of the fundamental things in building a website (if not the most important one). And after spending some time i finally found some keywords that appear to have less competition in the search engine. Let's just say the keywords are about 'Tibetan Martial Arts' (just an example really).

    Now i suppose i have to build a website related with these keywords and fill it with some nice articles about "Tibetan Martial Arts'.

    The case is: i've been googling and visiting many articles directories (Ezine articles, etc) but found no articles on these keywords (or may be just yet). No PLR about these too.

    The question is: How do i create the articles? I for sure know nothing about martial arts (not to mention the 'tibetan style') and have never been there before.

    How do we write articles on such topic?
    If you are suggesting on hiring professional writer...well...i don't think i can afford the luxury for now. I'm in a real tight budget. (If i have some extra money, why would i ask this question then? :D )

    Should i drop these keywords and switch to others that already have some articles on the net (or some PLR available) ? but it feels like a great loss.

    I've been struggling about this problem for quite some time, so i would really appreciate it if you 'Article Masters' here on BHW could give me some ideas or ways on how to solve this.

    Thank you very much to all of you.

    Eager :smashfrea :feedback: :help:
     
  2. sun

    sun Newbie

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    lol (tibetan martial)

    Have you tried searching in Project Gutenberg. Maybe a chapter of some old dusty book would do. Or push the button of your favorite content generator.
     
  3. snowwhite

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    Your problem only needs a simple solution and you need not complicate it

    Obviously since your new found niche only have very small competition, it will be most likely your not gonna find any content for your website

    you dont need a tool
    you cant have it outsourced since your on a budget

    and so the simple solution is to research about the topic and write the content yourself as simple as that
     
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    if your saying that you want to write content yourself by hand maybe you go to your local library and get some books and just rewrite the content. i have tried this just recently but am using dragon naturally speaking 9.51 to write the stuff for me (slow and hate typing) it works wonders so far
    my 2 cents worth
     
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    go to the library
     
  6. shylesson

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    i saw posted here somewhere about a site gistweb .c0m and i looked at it and it seemed to me to be an excellent place to gather information. It basically grabs a few lines from a few sources across the net and formulates a summary of the topic you are interested in. It cites its sources so you can easily go to those sites and get more information there.
     
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    deth_by_uv Power Member

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    Great suggestions everyone, but try mine too. Just going off of Tibetan Martial Arts, is there any practitioners you could setup an interview with? I think Jimmy D. Brown has a product on interviewing people that runs about 27 bucks

    You could always create content out of audio if you can't find info in print or on the web...

    Write some articles, create a powerpoint video, sell the interview, etc. all from one interview.
     
  8. deth_by_uv

    deth_by_uv Power Member

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    Great suggestions everyone, but try mine too. Just going off of Tibetan Martial Arts, is there any practitioners you could setup an interview with? I think Jimmy D. Brown has a product on interviewing people that runs about 27 bucks

    You could always create content out of audio if you can't find info in print or on the web...

    Write some articles, create a powerpoint video, sell the interview, etc. all from one interview.
     
  9. blackhatttt

    blackhatttt Regular Member

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    You'll just need to do things the old fashion way. Pack your bags and head for the libraries.

    If you are lazy like me than you can hire a ghostwriter (much easier).
     
  10. Stumickel

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    eager88,

    The following is White Hat, not Black Hat.

    One of the best ways I know of for writing quick original articles is outlined by An*drew Ha*nsen. Look for an ebook called "Co*ntent Sp*eed Wr*iting." It is simply the best I have read. (It's around here somewhere...)

    Basically, after defining keywords and the general field, you need to learn how to project a purpose for an article and the rest is easy formula writing. What do you want to write about and why?

    (The purpose of this article is to explore the difference between yada yada yada... Below we will give the seven main yada yada yada... How do you find more yada yada yada? It's easy. Yada yada yada... and so on. That's the gist of a purpose.)

    Then you go to Google, type in your keywords. You will find many articles on "Tibetan Martial Arts." Open up several from the first page (or later pages if you have the patience or get fascinated with your topic). Skim over the first one until it rings a bell with the purpose you gave yourself. You only want one point per article you read, so write that point down (and nothing else), do not read the rest of the article. Then move on to the next article from the Google search. Leave that first article open at the place you left it. Find another point in the new article and do the same thing. Remember, no more than one point per article opened from the Google search. If an article does not fit your purpose or you opened an ad site (or whatever), close it.

    Do not write anything else down from the articles, just the main point you extracted. After you have written all your points down, close any unused articles. You might want to reread the corresponding sections of the articles you have open just to fix the points and information in your mind. Make sure you leave them open on your computer so you can check facts during the writing of your own article.

    You should have 4 or 5 points and the corresponding 4 or 5 articles open. Now use the following formula. And please understand that, as with all formulas, you can adapt this to be longer, shorter, include tangents, etc. But the best is to stay with the formula at first to acquire the skill:

    Paragraph 1
    Give a general introduction to the field you are discussing. ("Tibetan Martial Arts" are endlessly fascinating yada yada yada... "Tibetan Martial Arts" have been recently taking the world of young people by storm... yada yada yada...)
    Mention the 4 or 5 points in your own words.
    State the purpose of the article.

    Middle paragraphs
    State the first point from the first paragraph. Use different words than how you originally wrote it.
    Write 2-3 sentences (more or less) about that point. Here is where you might want to check the corresponding article open on the computer.
    Make a transition to the second point.

    Do the same for each point. Do your points in the same order as you did in the first paragraph.
    In the last of the middle paragraphs (your last point), mention that the points are over.

    Last paragraph
    Sum up the points in different words (yes, even more different words once again, but keep your keywords intact—this makes your article sound really original).
    If this article is to be for article marketing, mention something you think the reader still wants to know that you did not cover. Hint that you will cover it elsewhere. The purpose is to drive him/her to the author's box and click on the link to your website. If your purpose is merely content for your site, you can skip this.
    Sum up the purpose you mentioned in Paragraph 1. You might want to make some kind of personal opinion here, also.

    That's it.

    This should give you a 500-1,000 word original article. Notice that by keeping one point to each article open on your computer (from the Google search), you do not plagiarize any of them. You simply borrowed from 4-5 different sources for your own article. And as you used your own purpose and words, your article is 100% original.

    This will be hard for the first few articles depending on your writing ability, but it will get much easier as you go along. Each new article will bring its own challenges and solutions and you will probably start feeling very good about yourself because of a growing body of work. This is a skill that can be learned easily by anyone. It is by no means rocket science. Hansen does a full article using this system in half an hour. Don't expect that kind of result in your first efforts, but be aware that this is possible.

    You can use the same formula for all kinds of purposes with respect to "Tibetan Martial Arts." I see the possibilities as endless. You can even reuse the articles from your original Google search for other points and purposes if you like them. You can also pepper each of your original articles with a specific secondary keyword or keywords to increase SEO.

    As to the rest, do the obvious. Study writing.

    :)

    Good luck.
     
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  11. eager88

    eager88 Registered Member

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    Thank you so much people!

    I've thanked you all, but i especially want to thank Stumickel and shylesson for the useful information.

    shylesson: I never knew this tool before. Thanks man! :p

    Stumickel : Just....Wow! Even though i mentioned that these keywords have no articles on Google, but you have explained in every detail and straight fordwardly on how to crate an original article. I don't think i need to read the ebook now! LOL!
    I can't belive there is a Master of Writing 'Night Creature' among us (your avatar :D ).
     
  12. Stumickel

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    eager88,

    I get a very different response. I typed ""Tibetan Martial Arts" (in quotes) and came up with 1,210 hits. See here, for instance.

    But for the record, here are a few sites off the first page of that search:
    Lama (martial art) (Wikipedia)
    The Tibetan Martial Arts
    Tibetan Martial Arts and Wellness Center
    TIBETAN, LION'S ROAR, HOP-GAR. LAMA KUNG-FU (this is mixed with other stuff)
    ACADEMY OF TIBETAN MARTIAL ARTS
    2. Question: Tibetan Martial Arts?

    This is merely the results from the first Google page. There is plenty of information that you can use here and oodles of other sites to look at. Doing this little bit took me all of about 5 minutes.

    Go for it. You can do better than saying it doesn't exist.

    Gotta try, dude. Otherwise you'll never get there.

    :)
     
  13. eager88

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    Hi Stumickel,

    Please don't get me wrong here.

    I'm using 'Tibetan Martial Arts' keyword just to make it clear to you about my problem/case. It's not my real keyword. I just pick it out of nowhere.

    Thank you for your explanation above. And i do appreciate that you even try to show that this 'Tibetan Martial Arts' keyword exist on Google.

    I'm now trying to implement your method.

    Thanks again for your helpful information.

    Eager
     
  14. Stumickel

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    Eager88,

    Good luck to you. I wish you the best.

    I ain't the word's greatest genius. Just sharing something I learned. If you do well with it, pass it on to another who's stuck. That would please me.
     
  15. eager88

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    I will for sure :D

    Thank again
     
  16. AboutBizz

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    Here's some notes from a course I just came across...ENJOY

    1) Your articles don't have great titles - Your articles don't get published in many directories and when they do, not as many people click on them to read them ie less traffic, less exposure.

    2) - Your articles don't flow well: The reader doesn't finish the article, never gets to your author BIO and never gets to your site.

    3) - Your articles are TOO informative: Your reader learns everything they need to know before they finish the article hence never read your BIO and never get to your site.

    4) - Your articles don't have good author BIO's: You don't get the full benefit of the backlinks OR the site description you are allowed to give and your SE rankings and traffic suffer.

    5) - Your articles aren't high quality: They even get bad ratings from the article directories and portray your writing and your url in a bad light... ie counter productive!

    6) To me a good article is one that contains your desired keyword at a 1-3% keyword density while providing a little (yes a little) bit of information to the reader on the stated topic.

    7) That means the article needs to be interesting to readers, but it doesn't necessarily
    have to tell them in depth information on the topic. It needs to be flowing as in
    moving smoothly from one paragraph to the next in a predictable manner so as to
    increase readability and push readers towards your author bio.
    Lightning Fast Article Research

    8) Go to Google and type in the keyword of your desired article. Open 3 sites from the front page that look to be the most informative. A good way to tell is to look at the page file size next to the name of the result as the ones with bigger file size will usually have more content. Let's say you are writing articles on dog training. What you are looking for here is 3-5 points about dog training. No in depth information, just 3 or 5 points, or aspects of dog training. You will see why this is important later. For example you might find written something about how people get started in dog training, how much it costs to train a dog, the different ways of training a dog and the types of dogs that are most commonly trained.

    9) Note down these 4 aspects in a text file. (If Google doesn't work for you the next place I check for ideas is on Ezine articles. (www.ezinearticles.com).)

    10) Once you have done this that is your research over. You will need to do this one time for each keyword for each article you write. This should take an absolute maximum of 10 minutes once you have it down. Don't forget also to keep the pages opened that had the information you originally read as you may need to refer back to them for clarification on specific details.

    11) This research process is to stimulate ideas, not to steal content. Some details of information are specific and will have to be restated in your article but again we are not looking to copy anyone else's work.

    12) You should now have a notepad or like file with 4 points about your desired topic, some windows opened with information to refer to if you need it and some ideas in your head of at least what your article topic is about.
    Writing Article Titles That Get BIG Attention

    13) In many cases the title of your article will determine whether your article gets read or not. If it doesn't get read you get almost no benefit from it. This is the same as if your article is appearing on your website. The title is the headline of your article and as such has the job of piquing your reader's interest and imploring them to want to know more.

    14) I mentioned in the sales letter a little secret to getting your articles published and distributed many many times more than most authors. Guess what? THIS IS IT! Article directories LOVE articles with exciting titles that make people want to read.When they publish these articles in their directories more people end up on THEIR site, so they want the articles that when they pop up in search engines, or their listing pages, people are going to click through and read. This is a MASSIVE factor in determining how much traffic you pull from your articles and needs to be paid attention to.

    15) a) Include words that generate curiosity: Secret... truth behind...gossip... what you need to know... important details... hidden... etc etc
    b) Promise a benefit: How to... learn... discover... find out... get (as in what you will GET out of it)... avoid being caught out by... gain... etc etc
    c) Shock: State something that is outlandish even if it's not true (just clarify the real truth in the article). Use words like, breakthrough, death, revealed, uncovered etc. Use emotional intensity, dramatize your words, make things seem more sinister than they might be etc etc
    d) Pose a question: What if... How can... How does... Is it... Why does... When is... What can you... etc etc When a question is posed a reader interested in the subject wants to know the answer and so will more likely read on.
    Use your title to ‘sell' your article to your readers.
    The Golden Formula - How to Write Content FAST

    16) Straight from my year 12 english class. I learnt back in high school that when writing assessments, every sentence you wrote had to count. Every sentence you wrote had to contribute something to the essay and every sentence you wrote had to fit into a structure that made the essay easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to take from the purpose for which the article was intended.

    17) Introduction - 4-5 sentences
    - General Opening Sentence on the nature of the topic.
    - Specific sentence introducing the exact topic
    - Sentence introducing the 4 points about the article you will be covering.
    - Sentence introducing the PURPOSE of the article

    18) Body Paragraph 1 - 4-5 sentences
    - Introduce your first article ‘point'.
    - Expound upon this point for 2-3 sentences.
    - Conclude the talk of this point while introducing the point of the second body paragraph.

    19) Body Paragraph 2 - 4-5 sentences
    - Introduce your second article ‘point'.
    - Expound upon this point for 2-3 sentences.
    - Conclude the talk of this point while introducing the point of the third body paragraph.

    20) Body Paragraph 3 - 4-5 sentences
    - Introduce your third article ‘point'.
    - Expound upon this point for 2-3 sentences.
    - Conclude the talk of this point while introducing the point of the next fourth paragraph.

    21) Body Paragraph 4 - 4-5 sentences
    - Introduce your fourth article ‘point'.
    - Expound upon this point for 2-3 sentences.
    - Conclude the talk of this point.

    22) Conclusion- 3-4 sentences
    - General statement on the article topic based on what you have said in the body paragraphs.
    - Hint at other points about the topic that you might not have covered or and use other general statements to ‘sum up' what you have said in the body.
    - Conclude the article, in relation to the articles PURPOSE.

    23) Writing the Introduction - The introduction is the single most important paragraph in your entire article for many reasons. The introduction not only helps further determine whether the person will keep reading, it introduces the topic in people's minds, prepares them for what they are about to read and for you it sets out clearly exactly how the rest of the article is going to be written. If you write a good introduction, the rest of your article will fall into place and you will have no need for unnecessary pauses. This is what equals FAST writing!

    24) My introductions usually have 4 sentences. The first sentence is a general introduction to the nature of the topic. If my article is on for example Playstation 3, my first sentence might give some sort of overview to the video gaming industry and get ready to position your topic, the Playstation 3, appropriately.
    The second one or two sentences will then introduce Playstation 3 to the readers and give some simple factual information. Keep in mind you don't want to give away too much information, you are just INTRODUCING it. The second of these sentences (or it may be the third) will introduce the 4 points that you plan to talk about in the article in VERY brief fashion.
    And the final sentence will confirm the purpose of the article and prepare the reader for the first body paragraph. My final introduction sentence is usually something like "This article will aim to..." or "This article will investigate", "This article will explore..." "This article will look at...", "This article will compare...", "This article will discuss...", "This article will offer tips on..." and so on and so forth. This sentence is SO important because it is the PURPOSE of the article. I remember my high school English teacher hammering that word PURPOSE into my head so hard I have permanent scarring. When you get stuck for what to write in the article you can return to that one sentence and be reminded "Oh that's what I'm doing... I'm comparing the Playstation 3 and the xbox 360..." or whatever your articles purpose is... It will ensure that you always have something to write.

    25) The introduction is also a good place to get your keywords in. I usually have the keyword twice in my introduction in the second sentence and the last sentence. If I'm really going for on page SEO I might use the keyword in the first sentence rather than second but ultimately it won't make much difference.
    Writing Body Paragraphs

    26) I will just demonstrate one body paragraph because all of them should look the same or very similar. The body paragraphs are far more liberal and there is not as great a need to stick to this structure in them as there is in the introduction. If you are writing ebook chapters though it will be beneficial to stick to this structure as best you can but with articles you will be fine as long as you just have in mind a topic for the paragraph.
    The first sentence of the body paragraph will introduce the sub point you plan to talk about in relation to the big topic. I usually find this sentence the best to insert the main keyword again. It is another introductory sentence so doesn't give away a lot.
    The next two sentences represent the ‘meat' of your article. This is where you draw on the research you have done and give the reader some information on the ‘point' of this paragraph and as such contribute to the quality of the article. These sentences can be whatever you want them to be and give any information you know or have found, written in a clear, simple way that is easy to read. It should be very easy to get out two or three sentences on one point but depending on how strictly you are following the formula this may be up to 8 or 9 sentences (particularly for ebooks and the like).
    The final sentence will be more general in nature and may either conclude that topic or give some more information while leading the reader to the point of the next paragraph.
    Again remember the goal of each paragraph is only to get out 100 or so words of keyword optimized content so there is no need to be over informative. You will often find that you will have the information flowing such that one paragraph will end up being very long. If this is the case you can easily adjust and only write 3 body paragraphs or 2 as is required.
    Writing A Conclusion

    27) This is the easiest part of the article to write. Once you get to the conclusion everything is in place already, all you have to do is draw on what is already written and use your common sense. The first sentence of the conclusion will be a general statement based on what you have written. It may or may not directly to refer to previously mentioned aspects of your report. The second and possibly third sentence will recap some of the points, perhaps adding to them very briefly or summing up their relation to the articles puspose. The conclusion shouldn't give away any new information. The final sentence of the conclusion can but doesn't have to answer the purpose of the article. Again this structure should be followed more loosely for normal diretory submission articles and more tightly for ebooks and educational material
     
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  17. Stumickel

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    AboutBiz,

    That's the ebook I mentioned—not the full thing, but the meat.

    Good.

    Some style and other issues are now added.

    I highly recommend this book.
     
  18. eager88

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    Wow! AboutBizz,

    Thank you so much man, for adding another in-depth information.

    My special thank goes to you too.

    Updated: 2 Master of Writing! :D

    Well, working time! :D
     
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    WOW, AboutBizz. I have to say you have a great post.
     
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