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Writing for the Web: Understanding How Readers Use the Web

A 15-minute crash course for editors and writers to master site usability and drive traffic

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    Main Factors that Influence Usability: Tools for altering site content to what users want and need. Usability Tips for Writers: Experts agree: Users don't read text. They scan. Find out how to keep them on your site. Real World Examples: Our picks for sites with good usability (and major sites that shun usability rules).

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When applied to Web sites, the term "usability" refers to how easily users can navigate a site and its content. In this Crash Course on Writing for the Web, journalist Manoush Zomorodi presents our exploration of how a basic understanding of Web site usability can help you become a better writer or editor online and drive more traffic to your stories.

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