publishing-writing-editing-grammar-checklistWhether you are writing content about DutchCrafters Amish Furniture or Kate Spade sunglasses, there are specific practices you need to adhere to.  Everyone wants to attract readers, and making mistakes can hurt your credibility, which means that less people will read your content. Though no one writes perfectly, here are a few general mistakes that everyone should avoid.

1.  Grammar and Spelling Mistakes

This one’s a biggie. Make sure to proofread your content before publishing it or before pitching it to other bloggers. I’m not saying your readers will condemn you for missing a comma, but spelling and grammar mistakes are very distracting. Part of producing quality content is looking over your work to correct any typos.  Also–if English isn’t your first language, hire someone to edit your content!

2.  Writing only for Promotional Reasons

Of course, you want to use content to promote your website, but if you write solely to promote a product or service, readers will be able to tell. Your content won’t be received very well, and you won’t be able to attract new readers. Some article directories, blogs and websites won’t even accept this type of content and if you can’t get your content out there, it won’t benefit you at all.

Make sure, when writing content, you give the reader what they are looking for. For example, if you were writing to promote a specific product on your golf website, you may want to give your readers some tips. After they get a few tips they can use, they will be more likely to click on your link and go to your website. Not to mention, you have a better chance of getting your content published if the reader can use it.

3.  Including Broken Links

It may seem like common sense, but don’t submit content that contains broken links. It’s such a small mistake, but it really undermines your credibility. Double check all your links to make sure they work properly before submitting your work for publication.

If you avoid these three mistakes and you write good, readable content, your traffic and authority will increase. It doesn’t matter what you write about, as long as it’s something, others will want to read. Take the time to make your content perfect before you publish it and you will benefit every piece of content.

This post was written by guest blogger James who knows how to create good content, whether it’s about custom CMS solutions or DutchMasters Amish furniture.