You must be thinking about how Google features certain articles as trending news. If you have a website of your own, you must also be thinking as to what is the reason behind your content not being on the trending news list. Well, one of the many reasons is the lack of authentic content sources.
Now, don’t get me wrong when I say that you lack authentic content sources. It is quite a genuine problem as you might not have contact with news that you could rely on as evidence for original content. The news that can be backed up when questioned about its authenticity.
Hence, unfortunately, you might have slight difficulties in getting your news on the topmost pages of Google!
A Silver Lining!
However, there is a silver lining to this. You don’t have to be a journalist to get your articles to be a part of the trending news. Over the years, Google has gone from being strictly about news to presenting content on the newsworthy articles or rather, trending news articles.
Now, what’s a newsworthy article? To put it simply, these are those articles that have something new and original to offer. And it doesn’t always have to come from news media houses.
Articles That Make it To Trending News List:
Any news that would make the readers lookup for your article can be a newsworthy article. Let’s take Harry Potter for example. Harry Potter is a series of fantasy-based books and movies. They wouldn’t make it to the list when it comes to reporting news like say, political affairs, or scientific discoveries.
However, if you write an article about, say, ‘Facts you didn’t know about the Harry Potter characters’. And if you can come up with an article that is original and backed up by proof of its originality, then boom! You have an article showing up on the first page of Google!
Here are some tips that could get you to the most-wanted list on Google. And by most-wanted I mean most-wanted news articles.
Originality is Everything!
Originality is the only way for you to ensure your article is trending on Google and other websites. Now, it is very common for you to be tempted to copy content from other websites and present it as “100% original content”. However, plagiarism, if caught, might get you into some serious trouble.
Taking inspiration from other articles to create original content is alright. However, outright copy-pasting content from other websites is highly frowned upon.
Plagiarism is so serious a topic that it has landed the biggest of websites into some troubled waters. It can also lead to websites with original content to filing a case of copyright infringement against you!
Plagiarism is a big no-no if you want to be on the trending list!
Load It With Hashtags or Meta-tags:
Hashtags have taken over the world today. Let’s take Instagram, for instance. The entire app runs on hashtags that help you reach your target audience. So, if you create hashtags or meta-tags that are relevant to your articles, then your articles will reach the viewers who would love to read articles of their interest.
Take an article about gaming for example. If your target audience is young people being a fan of a game you’re writing on, then your meta-tags will be something on the lines of writing meta-tags or hashtags relevant to the game.
This will also create a reach for your article and who knows! You might just get your article viral on the Internet!
The Keyword is the Key:
There is a reason why keywords are called just that. Do you ever come across articles on the first page of Google by just typing one word? Well, that one word is a keyword.
Your content has to be rich with keywords. And not just the body of the article, but the title too must have the keywords that the readers will search for when they want to search a recipe for butter chicken for that matter!
They just have to type ‘butter chicken’ and your website will pop up on Google’s first page.
Timing is Everything for Trending News Articles!
And lastly and most importantly, timing is everything. If you are the first person to get your hands on something new that no one has ever seen or heard about, then your article will go viral given that you are the origin of the new information.
You also have to keep in mind the above pointers to put your articles in the Trending list. And the credit of viral content will go to your website!
On the other hand, if you end up writing content that other websites have already written on, then you will not get credit for creating original or ‘viral’ content.
And that’s it! These key points are all that it takes to make your news articles viral!
I hope this detailed article will help you next time you want to write something new on your website!
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