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« on: July 22, 2012, 11:42:04 PM »
Jon,

I would like article builder to be able to grab an intro paragraph from a database, or have your guys write them, or from whereever.

Point is, when I use AB articles, I always rewrite the first and last paragraph so that is sounds like I''m writing it as a blog post to my subscribers. Using the auto-poster, I can use several spins to rewrite the last paragraph, but I'll come to that later. Let's first take a look at the first AB paragraph.

An example would be like this...

Original AB 1st paragraph:

Internet marketing is not just an option anymore; it's something that you need to do. If you don't market your business well on the internet, no one will know you exist. Moreover, your competitors will be more than happy to take your prospective customers. Use these tips to make sure that you get noticed on the internet.

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I've highlighted the last sentence as this is where I'd like to have the choice of switching it off. The reason will become apparent in my re-written intro paragraph below.

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Re-written 1st paragraph:

Hi everyone,

It's been busy, busy, busy over at my place. Hope all is well with you and yours. We looked at some interesting stuff in our last post and today is going to be just as interesting, if not even better. So with that said, let's jump right on in and get started...

Internet marketing is not just an option anymore; it's something that you need to do. If you don't market your business well on the internet, no one will know you exist. Moreover, your competitors will be more than happy to take your prospective customers.

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As you can see, I've deleted the last sentence in the first paragraph of the AB article. I've noticed the all the AB intro paragraphs follow this pattern.

If that last sentence were not there, and I could spin a bunch of generic info paragraphs that follow a more personal tone of voice, this would be amazing.

I hope this doesn't sound too confusing.

Here's an example of how an article would look. I highlighted the changes I made so you can see them better.

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This is the original AB article:

Internet marketing is not just an option anymore; it's something that you need to do. If you don't market your business well on the internet, no one will know you exist. Moreover, your competitors will be more than happy to take your prospective customers. Use these tips to make sure that you get noticed on the internet.


Always conduct your business in a transparent way. Being open and honest with your customers and your potential customers, will make them more likely to trust you and to be loyal to you. This will also decrease your stress, because you won't be trying to pretend to be something that you are not.

Once you have gotten a little experience under your belt it is important that you start trying to diversify. This will split up your risk and chance for rewards as well. This is a great way to have a higher chance of having at least one company really take off and make money for you.

To market products without your own website, use social media. It takes only minutes to set up a Twitter or Facebook page, and both sites let you market products to a wide audience. When marketing on Twitter, make use of their trending topics. This will assure that as many people as possible see your links.

If you have any well known celebrity customers, consider adding them to your advertising materials. This builds trust with your potential customer base. Of course, you should always seek permission before using their name in your promotional materials to avoid any legal problems!

Follow these tips and set your business up for the kind of success you want to see. By using internet marketing to propel your business, you will not only get noticed, but you can attract prospective buyers who want what you have to offer. Have a strong internet marketing plan, and your business will succeed.

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And now my re-written article with 1st and last sentence edited:

Hi everyone,

It's been busy, busy, busy over at my place. Hope all is well with you and yours. We looked at some interesting stuff in our last post and today is going to be just as interesting, if not even better. So with that said, let's jump right on in and get started...


Internet marketing is not just an option anymore; it's something that you need to do. If you don't market your business well on the internet, no one will know you exist. Moreover, your competitors will be more than happy to take your prospective customers. (last sentence removed)


Always conduct your business in a transparent way. Being open and honest with your customers and your potential customers, will make them more likely to trust you and to be loyal to you. This will also decrease your stress, because you won't be trying to pretend to be something that you are not.

Once you have gotten a little experience under your belt it is important that you start trying to diversify. This will split up your risk and chance for rewards as well. This is a great way to have a higher chance of having at least one company really take off and make money for you.

To market products without your own website, use social media. It takes only minutes to set up a Twitter or Facebook page, and both sites let you market products to a wide audience. When marketing on Twitter, make use of their trending topics. This will assure that as many people as possible see your links.

If you have any well known celebrity customers, consider adding them to your advertising materials. This builds trust with your potential customer base. Of course, you should always seek permission before using their name in your promotional materials to avoid any legal problems!

Follow these tips and set your business up for the kind of success you want to see. By using internet marketing to propel your business, you will not only get noticed, but you can attract prospective buyers who want what you have to offer. Have a strong internet marketing plan, and your business will succeed.

That's it for today guys. I'll post some more [KEYWORD] related tips for you again sometime tomorrow.

Till then, take care.

Stewart
« Last Edit: July 22, 2012, 11:58:16 PM by SpinnerGuy »

Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 11:13:18 PM »
Have I posted in the wrong section or something? Or was my post too confusing?

Not even one reply leaves me wondering.

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Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 02:59:12 AM »
Stewart,

Yes, I appreciate your idea. It makes the posts read much more personal and quite like a real blog post rather than an article.

I can remember one software that could generate such texts once inputs like habits, interests, hobbies, pets etc were fed into it keeping in view the target audience. That was for the purpose of emails though. But the same kind of thing can work for blog posts too.

This is taking blog posts to a new level. Most people may not invest that much time. Moreover if everyone used the same technique it will become ineffective too.

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Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 10:44:22 PM »
Something similar as what I suggested http://jlforums.com/article-builder/feature-suggested-html-box-above-the-article-in-auto-posting/. but seems like no one interested...

Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 01:57:09 AM »
Thanks for your replies guys.

Looks like it's not a popular suggestion. I'll continue editing by hand.

Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 03:58:28 AM »
Reading the first paragraph that you re-wrote I would think that is more suited to an email than a website.

A lot of the visitors will never have been to the website before and may not have seen the previous post
wheras your email list probably did go and read it from the previous email sending.

Just my thoughts
Eliot


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Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 12:33:53 PM »
Reading the first paragraph that you re-wrote I would think that is more suited to an email than a website.

I will add a PLUS 1 on your reply above Eliot, although I really like SpinnerGuy's idea.

The rewriting of the first paragraph makes a lot of sense, and adding your own closing does also.

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Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 10:30:53 PM »
Reading the first paragraph that you re-wrote I would think that is more suited to an email than a website.

I will add a PLUS 1 on your reply above Eliot, although I really like SpinnerGuy's idea.

The rewriting of the first paragraph makes a lot of sense, and adding your own closing does also.

HJ



I understand where you're coming from Elliot, but I'm using AB (auto-post) content as part of a membership site blog. Hence my request to make it possible to personalize the first paragraph.

I'm using the author resource box to spin (with nested spins), the closing paragraphs so that part is cool.

being as it's not a popular request, I'll continue rewriting the first paragraph by hand, but would surely be great to have this feature.

Thanks for the input.

Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 12:25:32 PM »
Thinking out loud here

If you're using the resource box to give a closing paragraph,
then the ability to use a similar box at the front shouldn't give
Jon too many problems and you could then use that as you
use the resource box at the end.

That could be a really good addition to AB

Just my thoughts
Eliot

Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012, 02:15:31 AM »
What a great suggestion! Hope Jon takes it into consideration. Thank you.

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Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 03:36:57 PM »
Jon,

I still would like to see this if possible. What are your thoughts please?

Thank you

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Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 06:37:47 PM »
If enough users request it I'll consider it.

Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2015, 12:18:55 AM »
Guys,

Three years later and I still would like to see this feature brought into AB.

I made a feature post here http://goo.gl/Lxhtdt, so please, if you think it's something you would like to see, add your thumbs up, thumbs down comment to the post.

Thanks

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Re: Article builer 1st paragraph suggestion
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2015, 01:28:28 AM »
Guys,

Three years later and I still would like to see this feature brought into AB.

I made a feature post here http://goo.gl/Lxhtdt, so please, if you think it's something you would like to see, add your thumbs up, thumbs down comment to the post.

Thanks


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