Common mistakes in writing web content [infographic]

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Are you trying to become a better content writer? You’re not alone in those attempts. Every single person who’s dealing with content marketing is aiming for the same thing. Content makes a huge difference in every marketing campaign. Oh, this is not marketing for you? You’re just trying to become a better blogger? No problem, this infographic works for you, too!

In this infographic by Pro Writing, expert writers reveal the most common mistakes in content writing. Are you interested to find out what they are? Of course you are! If you spot any of these mistakes in your own content, you’ll know what to fix. You’ll be on your way to creating a better article next time.

Before you hit the infographic, can you think of any common mistakes you see when browsing through online content? You’re frustrated by grammar mistakes, aren’t you? Sometimes you read a post with great potential, but a their instead of they’re ruins the entire impression. How do you know you’re not making similar mistakes? Are you editing and proofreading your content to perfection? If not, you can be sure that some grammar, syntax, and spelling flaws went unnoticed by you. Did they go unnoticed by your audience? Probably not.

Let’s think of another flaw. Do your research your articles well? Do you bother to provide an authoritative source of information for each and every argument that you’re trying to present as a fact? If that’s not the case, you’re making another common mistake: under-researched content.

Let’s try something else: keywords! You know you have to use them, so your content will drive traffic towards a website. But, are you using keywords properly? What if you’re stuffing the article with them, so Google perceives it as spam? You have to be careful with this.

Why are we paying so much attention to mistakes when we have to focus on what’s right? That’s how we start. When you identify the mistakes you’re making in content writing, you can focus on what’s right.

Ask yourself: what are you doing to become a better writer? The first thing that comes to your mind is practice. But what if you’re repeating the same mistakes over and over again throughout that practice? Such an approach won’t make you a better content writer. To become better, you have to be humble enough to recognize your current flaws and start improving them. This infographic helps you make the first steps.

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Lucy Benton
Lucy Benton is a marketing specialist, business consultant who finds her passion in expressing own thoughts as a blogger. She is constantly looking for the ways to improve her skills and expertise. If you’re interested in working with Lucy, you can find her on FaceBook.
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Nishi Chandra
6 years ago

Great Article, Lucy.

Can you share some free tools to find Latest Trendy Topics?

Best Regards,

Nishi Chandra

Clipping Creations India

Very informative article, Lucy. Being a content writer I have learnt so many things from this post. Thanks.

6 years ago

This is a great post Lucy. I especially like the part where you talk about “not knowing who your readers are “. I have faced this this problem in the past and it is very important to overcome this problem or else all your efforts go down the drain. Thanks for all this research and advice. I will keep them in mind for my next campaign. Keep writing. Cheers!

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