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Ghost Writers: I Swear I Wrote This One

Aug 24, 2008
At some point in time, every business has a need for professionally written articles, whether they are to be used for website content or for other business purposes. There are services available to meet these needs, and the professionals who specialize in this area are known as ghostwriters. A ghost writer is someone who writes creative stories, articles, blogs, journals and other pieces for different types of businesses. The difference between a ghostwriter and other professional writers is that the entries written by a ghostwriter are typically published under a pseudonym. This allows a company to take credit for the written work without having to actually produce it. This concept is not new, and for some time, borrowed work has allowed businesses to provide professionally written work that is tailored toward their industry. The nature of this work has changed over the last several years because of the explosive growth of the internet, and because of this, ghostwriters have become a prized commodity. Certainly, you have witnessed the many different forms of content on the internet. This content can vary from news articles, service and product descriptions, blogs, press releases and the like. A webmaster may not have the time to write the large amount of content required to keep their website updated. In addition to this, the webmaster may simply not have the talent or professional experience to produce well written pieces. Because of this, ghost writers are used to by many companies' to produce appealing content for their websites.

Most ghostwriting is outsourced as freelance work. This allows companies access to professional writing without having to staff a full time professional. There has been a recent trend of outsourcing ghostwriting jobs to countries such as India because these places offer companies a more cost effective way of doing business. The overall costs for ghostwritten articles in places like this can be up to 80% less than pieces written in the United States, UK or Canada. Before selecting a content writing company, it is important to understand what content writing entails. First of all, there is the actual content of your website. This concerns the different pages of your website which will include the home page, "about us" page and the like. Typically, a webmaster will outline the general requirements for these pages, and then allow writer to create professionally written material that is designed to attract the viewer. Because this type of material is representative of the company itself, it is considered to be some of the most important writing that the company has to offer. Poorly written content reflects negatively on a company and can turn away many potential clients. In addition to writing original material for website content, ghost writers can also improve website content by editing or updating previously written work.

Another form of writing that you will need to consider is in the form of articles. Articles can be used for various business purposes and one role of the article is for search engine optimization strategies. An article that is correctly optimized can significantly increase a websites ranking within the search engine, and thus increase the flow of traffic to the site itself. These types of articles typically reflect general information or current industry news. They normally contain links embedded in the article itself, and then they are distributed to various article directories and e-magazines to ensure mass circulation. In addition to search engine ranking benefits, a well written article will keep the viewer abreast of current news and industry trends and thus provide the company with a steady stream of repeat visitors.

Another important form of writing is the company blog. Blogs are more informal than articles or website content, and they are typically written as opinion pieces. Like articles or website content, blogs can be used for search engine optimization purposes. Even though most of these pieces are written by a ghost writer, they are generally published under the pseudonym of the webmaster. Because a blog is less formal than an article or press release, they allow the writer much more creative freedom; however, they should always contain material that is pertinent to the company's products and services. Posting a blog is a very effective way of promoting a website, and should always be considered an important part of a company's writing strategy.

Lastly, there will come a point in time when a company will need to issue a press release. Press Releases are another mechanism of promotion and they normally focus on specific products or services offered by the company. For example, a company will issue a press release when a new service or product is available to the public. They are also issued when a company starts a promotional campaign. One particularly effective form of the press release is the product or service review. A good ghost writer will take the time to research the company's products and services and write an effective review. A review will give the reader insight into the product they are interested in and will allow them to make a more informative decision. It is always in the best interest of the company to keep potential clients informed of new products and services and the press release is the ideal strategy to attract new customers. Press releases can be published at various press release websites, and a good content writing company will be ensure that these materials are published on a large scale.

As you can see, there are many reasons to consider a content writing service for your company's writing needs. In essence, the website is the face of the company, so it is important to present to the public the most professional and attractive presentation as possible. A ghostwriter can help you meet these needs and ensure your company's success.
About the Author
JD Theis, writer for: http://www.the-content-writers.com which offers education on content services and seo content strategies. Also providing seo services for Ghost writing.
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