How to Write Professional Excerpt?

by Shubham on November 10, 2009

How to Write Professional Excerpt?

How to Write Professional Excerpt?

While writing blog excerpts for WordPress, Bloggers generally face problems regarding low readers. It is important that you should write well crafted good excerpts so that readers read the full story.

To craft a good excerpt you should understand what an excerpt is and the purpose of writing excerpt. An excerpt is a brief description of a longer article which helps a reader to judge what information he or she will gain from reading the full article. So writing good and informative excerpts will drag the users to your website.

For short articles the first paragraph works as an excerpt but for long articles in which the first paragraph is insufficient for explaining the necessary depth, a professional excerpt is necessary.

An excerpt should be written such that it describes the full scope of the article. Writing an excerpt isn’t an exact science, but there are things you can do to make it a perfect one.

1. Write clean (no grammatical errors) description which explains all the key points in your article. Write it in last so that you have all the key points.

2. Write for your readers, don’t fake your excerpts as this will create a bad impression on readers. Use clear and direct language to make it more easy for the readers.

3. Keep search engines in mind, for bloggers who don’t write meta description and excerpts behaves as their meta they should write excerpts of maximum 200 words( 200 is considered search engine friendly).

4. Use proper image for your excerpts, use the best image for your excerpts. Images gives a exact overview of what you are trying to say.

5. Align the excerpts and image very good, keep the height of the image equal to the height of the text lines. see the image below to get an exact overview.

Writing Excerpts WordPress: Layout

Writing Excerpts Word-press: Layout

There are many other layouts but the most common layout used by top sites is shown above. Don’t be afraid to test around unless you get suitable readers.

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    avatar Sunny Bhasin November 10, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Can you explain it step by step using screen shots , how to use excerpts in wordpress???
    Anyways Nice tips , i had liked it 🙂 , but still want to know how to use it in wordpress??

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    avatar Shubham November 11, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    well will write about that….soon in next post..!!!…

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    avatar ciamis November 14, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I want step by step…
    please… I am newbie
    thank's

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    avatar Shubham November 14, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I will post it step wise once again. Feel free to comment, i will write on your quires back.

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    avatar ciamis November 14, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    I want step by step…
    please… I newbe
    thank's

    Reply

    avatar Shubham November 15, 2009 at 12:24 am

    I will post it step wise once again. Feel free to comment, i will write on your quires back.

    Reply

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