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Money Making Proofreading for Website Content Writing
Article Marketing Author: C.A. Perez
Money Making Proofreading for Website Content Writing
How important is proofreading your website content writing? Just ask Google. Google has downgraded many websites and pages on the internet simply because their website content writing was not relevant and was of poor quality.

The Google Panda update is not just about keyword stuffing and copied content. It is about providing overall relevant high quality content. The update has changed online article writing for the better. It has changed how article marketers make money writing articles online.

Many of us understand relevance to denote that the content is meaningful, that it is in keeping with what the title implies the article is to be about. What about poor quality? What does that mean? How does Google define poor quality or good quality when writing web content?

Google and Quality Content

Here is what Google has to say about what to consider assessing the quality content of a page or an article: "These are the kinds of questions we ask ourselves as we write algorithms that attempt to assess site quality… Was the article edited well, or does it appear sloppy or hastily produced? Would you expect to see this article in a printed magazine, encyclopedia or book? Are the pages produced with great care and attention to detail vs. less attention to detail?"

Since Google's stated goal is to provide their visitors with the highest possible quality content search results, doesn't it mean that proofreading articles has taken on a much more important role in writing articles online? Does it mean that as an article writer you must insure that your articles are as free as possible from bad syntax, misspelling, and bad grammar? Yes, it does mean that, if you are serious about writing articles online for money, then the quality of your content writing must be raised a notch.

I am sure you would agree that you can gain an advantage over your competition by meeting or exceeding Google's high quality criteria. You want your content writing to be the best. You want your articles to stand on their own, able to withstand the scrutiny of a comparison to printed magazines or books. You want to make money writing online.


What is the solution? Proofreading. Online article writing allows us the privilege of virtual self publication. Except for a few editorially wise article directories, your article is almost always published by article directories with little to no editorial guidance. If you publish on your own website or blog, there is no third party editorial overview.

Article writers' writing articles online for money must change their editing and proofreading habits. Proofreading articles must become a high priority when you write articles online. You can proof read your own work by reading it aloud, by using a word processor with proof reading features, by having a friend or relative read it, or by paying someone to review it.

Read Aloud

When you read your work out loud it is much easier to catch simple errors like the omission of a word or a change in verb tense. Reading out loud can also help you spot a lack of continuity, skipping from one topic to another. I found that to be one of my weaknesses. I get a spontaneous thought and include it in the paragraph I am writing. It makes perfect sense to me at the time. But, after reading it out loud I realize that it has no place in the paragraph but it might fit well somewhere else or I might even discard it, if it is not relevant to the topic I am writing about.

Use a Word Processor

You can use a word processor like MS Word or Open Office to help in editing and proofreading articles. Word processors are very useful in checking spelling and they can suggest sentence structure for awkward sentences. They will also catch sentence fragments, sentences lacking a verb. You can decide whether you want to keep the sentence as is or edit it.

There is a word of caution you should pay heed to when using word processors. They do not correct homonyms like stationary and stationery or to, too, and two. It is very easy to insert the wrong spelling of a word that is perfectly legitimate and yet the word processor will not catch it even though it is used incorrectly.

Reading aloud sometimes helps to catch homonyms, but even then our brains insert what we want to see and not what is actually written. Writing articles online for money we should treat our content writing as we would any work we would perform for an employer.

Third Party Review

A better way to catch homonym errors is to have another set of eyes review your article. Another set of eyes is more likely to 'see' that the written word is not the intended word. Having a friend or relative read you work will also improve the continuity of your article. No automation in editing and proofreading articles can replace human review.

As I mentioned earlier, it is easy to befuddle your audience with thoughts that have no place in the subject matter you are discussing. Visitors become confused and may not think that you really know what you are talking about and you lose credibility and ultimately a sale.

Finally, you can hire someone to proof read your work. If you are operating on a limited budget, it can be expensive. Typically, professional proof readers and translators charge by the word, by the page, by the hour, or by the project.

Rates can vary anywhere from .05 cents (US) per word to hundreds of dollars for a project. Unless you have a thriving business, you may want to stick to editing and proofreading articles yourself and use the options mentioned above.

Sleep On It

One last tip, if you do not have a deadline to meet, sleep on it. Surprisingly, after a good night's sleep, editing and proofreading your work you will often find errors and omissions you hadn't seen before. Review your work after a good night's sleep it works.
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Make Money Writing Articles Online With User Content Optimization By: C.A. Perez - Google's Panda update created a whirlwind storm. It sent marketers scrambling looking for answers. It is no secret. Read any article writing guide on website content writing and most likely it will emphasize SEO techniques and tactics.

Up until now, SEO has been the dominant driving force behind search engine results and the predominant method to make money writing online That is changing. Let me introduce User Content Optimization (UCO), the latest in website content writing. UCO is the new kid on the block, formerly known as quality content.

Why would anyone query a search engine? Common sense would tell you that the searcher was looking for information, for quality content. All he wants is an answer to a question. He may be searching for something to buy or perhaps some entertainment, or even the latest news. Regardless, he is looking for information.

Web of Buzzwords

Yet, how many times have you made a query and found an organic list of sites wanting to blatantly sell you something? If you have had my experience, then you have seen those billboard webpages many times.

They are billboard webpages filled with lots of color, lots of hype, but no substance, no quality content. They are a web of tangled buzzwords suspiciously meant to attract digital spiders in the hopes of ultimately snaring an unsuspecting human with its web content writing of alluring brilliance.

It is no secret that there are two opposing factions in the world of how best to make money writing online, those that promote SEO content writing and those that promote quality website content writing. Does it have to be one or the other?

Article writing guides tend to emphasize SEO techniques and methods over UCO. Common sense should tell you that both methods play important roles in article marketing. You may favor one over the other, but using both, informative quality user content optimization and search engine optimization can sky rocket your ranking over that of your competitors.

Football and Article Marketing

It seems to me that if you decide to be serious about playing football you should know the rules of the game and if you aspire to professionalism, then you must not only play by and learn the rules you must also play on a regulation football field. Not to mention a wide range of unwritten rules called sportsmanship that you abide by.

Professional football is an extremely physical and very competitive sport. But the unwritten law of sportsmanship denies a player the use of illegal drugs or the blatant use of physical violence to gain a competitive edge. In other words, unsportsmanlike conduct is not condoned. It is not always explicitly written in the rule books, but you know it when you see unsportsmanlike conduct.

The game of writing for money (article marketing) is no different.

In one vast sweep, with one block of filtering code Google brought the industry to its knees. Websites crumbled. Giants in the page rank race toppled. Why, because many players were unsportsmanlike. They were not playing by the unwritten rules.

Article marketing is self explanatory. Articles convey information. Articles inform. In its broadest sense the conveyed information is knowledge in various forms like solutions, general facts, news, comparisons, or opinion. Articles convey user content optimization.

The other half of the article marketing label is marketing. Marketing promotes products or ideas with the intent to sell those products or ideas. It is information used to sell product or ideas. Marketing is a much broader term than article. Marketing includes SEO, syndication, back linking and many other tactics.

The operative word in article marketing is not marketing, but article. 'Article' defines the primary type of marketing that is to be conducted. It is not hard to understand. Article marketing is writing for money.

In keeping with the football analogy, think of the football as the product. The idea of writing articles for money is to move the product up the field of page ranks to the coveted goal line of position one page one.

Some players decided that the marketing ingredient of the article marketing game excluded the use of carefully crafted plays of information to reach the goal line.

Imagine a football team that ignores the written and unwritten rules and that decides that they need only pick up the ball and through brute force without 'paragraphic' downs, they cross the goal line and expect a reward. Luckily, that does not happen often in football.

User Content Optimization

User Content Optimization (UCO) internet marketing will soon become the new buzzword, right up there with SEO internet marketing. In fact, it may even receive equal billing. Why?

Because UCO is so much easier to learn, there are no schemes to outwit the search engines and no black hat tactics to compete against. It requires only that the author write articles online that provide informative and relevant articles to his readers. No extra bells and whistles or secret formulas are required for writing articles online for money.

It is not that SEO internet marketing will fall by the wayside. SEO will always be an integral part of the article marketer's methods. With the User Content Optimization model, you write quality content, quality information. The semantic relationships flow naturally and the web searcher gets his information and the search engines reward your efforts with page one position one rankings.

Any article writing guide for internet marketing should emphasize SEO and UCO equally.

It may seem that I am touting an altruistic scenario, not really, Google is on my side. As search engines become more sophisticated in their semantic searching algorithms, the emphasis on content will become more dominant. They are not there yet, but they are moving in that direction. Is Google on your side?
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