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How to write articles fast when your copying from sources

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Panther28, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Panther28

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    The method i use to write articles when I need to has served me well when I need to startup a site, and beef it up with some homemade content first.

    I have seen a few noobs sites where they have half finished articles, and no real effort into a good finished quality article.

    Tools

    First thing is fire up www.wordcounter.net
    Its a great tool for figuring out your word count, and especially your keyword density. It also remembers your text if you accidently close it down.

    Find the article that you want to create your article from.
    Copy and paste the text into wordcounter. If there are multiple articles copy and paste them over too.

    Focus

    Decide on your title for the article, as this helps you focus on what text you need

    Now, start with your introduction, which should really be mostly in your own words from the top of your head.
    This helps create in your mind what you need from the articles below.
    It just needs to be a 4-5 word paragraph.

    Once you've done that, just go through the article and look for a paragraph that you can easily re-write.

    Action

    You don't have to do your article in order, just look for a paragraph topic, stick in the header for that paragraph, and get typing!
    Type Type Type!

    Use the enter key to create space between the article paragraphs, and your own, as you'll start to get mixed up if you don't.

    Start a new paragraph above the copied article paragraph your working on so you can read it properly.

    Once you've finished rewriting a paragraph, delete the original article paragraph as you go along.

    If you come across any parts in your copied article that might be relevant to one of your earlier paragraphs, you'll spot it a mile away,
    as you already built a header topic for that new paragraph. This helps amazingly if you have 2-3 copied articles that your using.

    Don't bother with the spell checker until the end of your paragraphs are finished, and obviously read them through so they make sense.

    You'll soon find that you get to about 700 words easily. Which is a good minimum amount for an authority style article.

    Once your article is finished, copyscape it, and then paste it into your blog, and do the final touches there.

    As for LSI, and structuring your content, that has been covered by rabbitking here
     
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  2. LoftPower

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    Thanks for these suggestions. Always looking for ways to get an article written faster. I am sure that it will help me out greatly.
     
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  3. JOSourcing

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    The First Draft Content Generator automates a lot the writing process and more. So if you're looking for "fast" without copying existing content, that generator is the answer.
     
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    Thanks for suggestion. I'm sure that can help my problem.
     
  5. Euphorix

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    Very interesting post! When I first started writing for my site I originally posted 1000+ word articles. My buddy who has been doing this for years said that 500 words is large enough to be considered a high quality/authority article and I have another buddy who makes roughly $120,000 a year who told me 250 words is perfectly acceptable if not large.


    How long should high quality articles be and what are the reasons behind that?
     
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  6. jo080711

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    There's some great writing tips in this post!

    I think 250 is the absolute minimum not to be considered thin. And I don't think the word count really relates to quality at all. You could have a super high-quality 250-word article and a shitty 1000 word article. Depends on who writes it and how much they put into it.

    Personally, for SEO articles I prefer the 750 to 1000 range (sometimes even more)- I think it opens up more potential for ranking a bunch of long tail terms.
     
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  7. Euphorix

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    Hopefully I'm not getting too off topic here but now that we're talking about quality: How do you all feel about outsourcing your content and reasonable price points for doing so?

    I've tried numerous times to do so and am never happy with the quality. What do you look for in outsourced content to determine its quality SEO-wise: just fluidity, keyword density, and word count?
     
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    In my opinion and experience, outsourcing is not a bad thing as long as you get desirable results. Usually, when I get outsourced content I provide thorough instruction regarding what kind of article I want, how much keywords should it contain and etc. Obviously you have tried this. Maybe you have outsourced it to the wrong people.
     
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    Great information here :) thanks for sharing will definitely help with my article writing.
     
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    Yeah great information and also nice trick.thanks for sharing.
     
  11. EverestOnline

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    This technique seems like a good idea. Might give it a try sometime :) Thanks for sharing!
     
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    There seems to be differing viewpoints on word counts. I'm in the "more is merrier" category but that's a problem because I tend to be very terse.
     
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    This is pretty good idea. Thanks for sharing it.
     
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    Should come in handy :)
     
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    It is a great way to make the content. Thanks for your info.
     
  16. LoftPower

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    I would not think that 250 words would be long enough. It just does not seem like you can condense a lot in this.