5 Effective Web Writing Tips

Writing for the web is very different from writing for the print medium. Writing for the web requires some special abilities. Mastering these abilities is crucial to establish yourself as a well known author or content writer in this challenging medium.

Here are a few key tips to make you an expert in writing for the web.

Make your document scan able

People scan a web page rather than read them. Make your document easily readable by using simple and short sentences. A few short sentences make short paragraphs. Short paragraphs are more easily scanned than longer ones.

Use heads, subheads and lists

Start the writing with a header followed by short sentences. Use as many sub heads as required for different points. Sometimes you may also use a list to highlight all the important points.

The title could be short and work the best. However longer titles can have keywords and are more searchable

Use of Keywords

Being searchable is an important aspect of Web writing. Whatever be the title of your topic, article or web page, use related key words as often as possible throughout the page. Start with a summary which has a higher density of these keywords followed by a liberal sprinkling of them throughout the copy.

However the use of keywords must be natural and should not be used without making sense just for being searchable.

Provide links for additional information

This is something unique to web writing. Wherever you want to be descriptive or provide more information you can provide a link to the required page. While this makes your writing to the point, the reader has the option to learn more on the subject if he so desires.

Summarize

The best principle to follow in web writing is tell what you want to tell. Tell it. Tell what you have told.

Start your writing with a small summary of what you want to say. Then say what you want to in the main content. Finally conclude by giving a summary of what you have said.

Keeping these key techniques in mind for whatever you want to write for the web will make you more readable, keep your readers happy, search engines finding you easily and your own satisfaction at being able to deliver quality content.

R.G. Srinivasan is a Certified Trainer, Writer and Author with more than two decades of managerial experience. He writes a regular blog on home-business resources which you may check out at http://www.home-businessresources.blogspot.com for online marketing tips, resources, opportunities and online promotional strategies

In The News:

The writing on the wall  Bangalore Mirror
What Academics Misunderstand About 'Public Writing'  The Chronicle of Higher Education
Writers to Watch Fall 2020  Publishers Weekly
Writer puts Hot Springs past, family in book  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Writers' Cafe Auckland  Scoop.co.nz

Six Tips for Creating More Lifelike Story Characters

Working on my first humorous novel, I started with a... Read More

Proofreading for Profits

How to avoid mistakes that undermine your credibilityYou're probably already... Read More

Learn to Write Like a Pro

Many writers write for the experience. Others dream of having... Read More

Looking For Good Copywriter Books?

If you are looking for copywriter books, you'll want to... Read More

Getting the Story Down

Questions and answers on writing life experiences for ourselves and... Read More

A Freelancers Journey, Part One

Today it begins.I have always known I was a freelancer.... Read More

Groundbreaking Work

Every writer knows that the urge to write is not... Read More

How To Self-Publish Your Own Books, Manuals, Reports Or Newsletters

You can make a lot of money by writing and... Read More

How to Use Textpad to Write Articles Faster

It's a good idea to use TextPad because all opt-in... Read More

How Long is a Chapter?

How long should your chapters be?I can't resist... I have... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions from Writers

1. What Is A Premise?A premise is the point you... Read More

Get Published: The Nuts and Bolts of Good English, and How to Impress a Publisher (3)

A well-punctuated approach letter may make the difference between acceptance... Read More

Be Concise

Concision. (Sounds like I made up another word.) It's the... Read More

Creating Great Business Correspondence

Obtaining the skills for writing good business correpondence is important;... Read More

Write A Better Newsletter!

You've decided to write your very own Newsletter to promote... Read More

Timer Magic for Writers

If your writing muscle isn't in shape, writing a novel... Read More

Does Your Plot Suit Your Characters And Vice-Versa?

Creative Writing Tips ?When an idea comes to us for... Read More

Top Ten Tips (Part 1)

The following rules are essential if you want people to... Read More

Keeping a Journal - One of the Three Treasures to Leave Behind

(excerpted from the "How to Use a Journal" audio series... Read More

Whats Missing in your Nearly Finished Book?

Bookcoaching clients come to me at different stages of writing... Read More

Got an Idea? Turn it into a Novel in Thirty Days or Less!

People can't believe I did it, but I did. I... Read More

7 Essential Letter Writing Strategies

Based on the feedback that I have been getting from... Read More

Which Comes First - Short Story Or Novel?

A writer writes. Bet you've heard that one... Read More

Editing and Polishing - How Much is Enough?

A few days ago, I critiqued a chapter for a... Read More

New Year Resolutions for Writers - The Best Kind to Make and How to Keep Them

On the first day of a bright and shiny new... Read More