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Tips for Good Web Writing

With the Internet taking the world by storm, writing styles and requirements have changed as well- at least, for this specific channel.

Writing good web copy has indeed become an art and a skill all by itself, and you have many ways of learning and perfecting it.

First and foremost, knowing the significance of web content’s visual aspect is a must. Big chunks of text keep web readers from trudging through content all the way.
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However, there are three easy methods of making your text more inviting:
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1. Keep your sentences short.

You can dictate the way readers receive your message and how frequently they consume your content just by writing short sentences.

That obviously means you have to use fewer words in every sentence. Remember that text is read differently on the Internet.

People only scan the words instead of reading each of them. Short sentences make readers want to read your content more because it’s brief and easier to absorb.

Keep your sentences to maximum of 20 words. This allows for scanning and easy reading. Besides, long sentences are harder to understand and the message will be more difficult to remember.

3. Use short paragraphs.

Long paragraphs – more than five lines – can be discouraging to readers. In most cases, two or three sentences per paragraphs are enough.

Split long paragraphs into several paragraphs. It’s not wrong to have a very short paragraph. In fact, this can be an advantage because it also adds white space, which is easier on the eyes.

3. Write text in chunks.

Chunked information produces scannable online content. Part of chunking is keeping your sentences and paragraphs brief. Online readers are usually too busy and impatient to read long, wordy text.

There are two ways that can help you create chunk text:

> diving paragraphs, adding lists (bulleted or numbered) and using headings/subheadings; and

> keeping text short by writing clearly and concisely.

Know what’s essential and what’s unnecessary. Don’t beat around the bush. That means you need to make the point in as little words as possible.

As you chunk information, use bulleted or numbered lists when suitable. Again, always take note that writing for the web is beyond words. The presentation is also important.

You should draw readers in with scannable content. Illustrations or examples are great to use.

With content that is visually appealing, you will be able to create powerful, effective online content.

Incorporating other types of visual material is another good way to break up your text.

For instance, you can use tables or charts to make it easier for your readers to understand complex information. Look for relevant images or diagrams and show them in a visually appealing manner.

At the end of the day, your content should satisfy the wants and needs of your target readers. Otherwise, what value will it have?