Effective Article Writing

It has already been established that article writing is one of the most effective forms of advertisement in internet marketing.

It generates large viral traffic even for a few well written articles.

For article writing to be effective however, some key factors must be taken into consideration right from the outset of article writing.

Search Engine Optimization

For article writing to be effective, it must take into consideration the fact that one of the key objectives of article writing in the first place is to advertise the webmasters website, get traffic which then will hopefully ultimately convert to sales.

To achieve the objective of putting the website in the forefront of the potential customer/visitor’s sight, it is imperative that the article features in at least the first 2 pages of the various search engines. It is a known fact that most people browsing the net will hardly look beyond the first 2 pages for any keyword phrase.

How does the webmaster get to doing this? Right from the outset, for his article writing to be effective, the webmaster must do a keyword research to determine which keyword phrases are frequently searched for and at the same time are not too competitive in terms of the number of websites positioning themselves for viewing.

Regarding keyword phrases that are frequently searched for, one must almost become stereotyped to the extent that the numbers rather than other sentimental factors must prevail in your decision making.

I give you a perfect example. When I did a keyword search in trying to write something on the “Plug in profit site”, I discovered that most people erroneously refer to the site as “Plug in profits site” and ironically, they have the larger search numbers more than those describing it correctly. What did I do in the circumstance, I followed suit in describing it as such, a case of “if you can’t beat them , then you join them” you would say. You will therefore notice that all the articles I write on the “Plug in profit site” is actually on “Plug in profits site”, to satisfy the search engines.

Having established the above, the webmaster must now write his article “around” that keyword phrase by inserting the keyword phrase in strategic spots of the article which include the title, the first line of the first paragraph preferably on the extreme left of both the title and first paragraph. It should also be sprinkled optimally within the article and also importantly, in the last paragraph of the article.

Optimal insertion of the keyword phrases for article writing is important because extreme insertion would incur the wrath of most article directories as well as may be regarded as spamming by the search engines. It may also make the article loose its meaning.

Article writing for humans.

As the webmaster takes into cognizance the search engines, he must simultaneously take into consideration the fact that his audience comprises humans and not robots. Accordingly, his article writing must provide useful information to the visitor. It should be realized that the internet is an information super highway where a lot of useful information abound for free. Any uninformative article will therefore almost immediately be thrashed.

Optimal insertion of the keyword phrase is again important here as the keyword density must just be ideal and not excessive which can make the article loose its meaning to its audience

Relevance to the niche of the webmaster

For effective article writing, the article must relate to the niche of the article writer or else it serves little or no purpose beyond general information which is not usually the prime objective of most webmasters but rather traffic and ultimately sales.

Length of the article

This may be considered trivial but no it is not. An article that is too short(less than about 200 words) may seem an indication of lack of knowledge and a mere attempt to get traffic at all cost while an article that is too long(more than about 1000 words) may become boring to the audience and take up unnecessary valuable space.. In fact most article directories have a standing rule on this and will in most cases have already done the weeding out.

Formatting of the article

This is important for effective article writing as a long unwinding article without suitable paragraphs, bulleting etc where appropriate may make an otherwise useful article turn out to be a turn-off for its audience who thrash it even before giving it a chance.

Muscle Building – Weight Training

Weight training refers to exercises that build the size and strength of skeletal muscle. Weight training uses the force of gravity to resist the contraction of muscles. Specialized equipment is used in weight training to work groups of muscles in a number of ways. Weight training differs from bodybuilding, weightlifting, power lifting and strongman, all of which are sports rather than kinds of exercises. Weight training, on the other hand, is often part of the athlete’s training regimen.

Weight training revolves around the same principles as other forms of strength training. It relies primarily on making different combinations of reps, sets, exercise types and weights moved to increase the body’s strength, endurance, size and shape.

Weight training has many benefits, commonly among which are;

1. Increase in the body’s rate of metabolism

2. It strengthens the body’s bone mass

3. Increase in the muscle strength

4. Help in avoiding injuries

5. Increase in the person’s confidence level and self-esteem

6. Improvement in the body’s coordination and balance

The Basic Principles of Weight Training:

1. Overload: to build muscle and strength, your body needs to lift more weight, resistance, then it’s used to. The more you call on your body to do, the greater it will perform and increase its stamina and strength. You shouldn’t lift weights that are so light that you can do more than the required reps. Nor should you lift weights that are too heavy to even go half way. You should be able to finish your last rep with difficulty but also with good form. Never sacrifice form for lifting a heavier weight.

2. Progression: To avoid ‘getting used to it’ or adaptation, you need to increase the intensity of your workout regularly. This is possible in a number of ways including increasing the number of reps, changing the sets, changing the exercise, lifting heavier weights, etc. these changes should be gradually incremental, not sudden or abrupt. But they should be continuous and I n progressive.

3. Be Specific: This principle is all about focusing attention towards a goal and achieving it. Don’t just weight train at random. Be specific in what position or state you want to achieve with each muscle type and then strive with all your attention to achieve that goal.

4. Rest and Sleep: Resting is just as important as working out. While you rest your muscles heal and grow. The growth is both in size and in strength. Make sure you rest for at least one day between workouts and also arrange to get a minimum of 8 to 10 hours of sleep regularly.

Some precautions that you should take during weight training:

1. Trainer: when weight training it’s best to have a trainer supervise your routine. The best weight training exercises involve free weights and these can be dangerous if your training on your own.

2. Warm ups are essential: always warm up properly before weight training or exercise of any kind. Your body can’t go from room temperature to sudden activity as it will react to the change in a destructive manner.

3. Slow lift and pick up: lift your weights slowly and also lower them slowly as well while you weight train. Hurrying may cause muscle sprains.

Become a Middle School Teacher

Middle school teachers are responsible for the educational development of students who have completed elementary school but are not yet in high school. Typically, middle schools cover students in grades five or six through eight. Middle school teachers delve more deeply into subjects that were introduced in elementary school and expose their students to more information about them. Unlike elementary school teachers, middle school teachers usually specialize in a specific subject, such as English, mathematics, history, or physics. Day-to-day duties are wide-ranging and include such tasks as preparation of course objectives, assignment of lessons, correction of tests, establishment of class rules of conduct, and liaisons with parents to address academic and behavioral issues.

Education, Certification, Licensing

Middle school teachers are subject to specific educational requirements set by the state in which they teach. Every state requires at minimum a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university along with an approved teacher training program which includes a prescribed number of subject and education credits as well as supervised practice teaching. Many states require teachers to earn a master’s degree in education either before they begin teaching or within a specified period afterwards. Most aspiring middle school teachers will obtain their bachelor’s in the subject area they plan to teach and then earn either their teaching credits or a master’s degree in education.

All states require middle school public teachers to be licensed. Licensing requirements vary by state but always include an educational requirement along with the ability to pass certain tests which demonstrate competency in teaching and proficiency in the subject being taught. Most states require periodic renewal of licenses contingent upon completion of a minimum number of hours of continuing education as a pre-condition for renewal. Some school systems are adopting performance-based criteria for license renewal, which typically requires teachers to demonstrate satisfactory teaching performance over an extended period in order to qualify.