5 Tips To Create Unique Content

Tips To Create Unique Content

The literal definition of unique content would be: content that does not exist previously and material similar to it does not exist either.

However, that definition cannot be applied to the internet because there is a lot of material present on various topics already.

When we say ‘unique content’ in the context of the web, what we actually mean is that some topic is tackled from an unexplored perspective. An exclusive perspective could be anything…maybe it was an experience you had regarding that topic.

Another way to make your write-up ‘distinctive’ would be to make it stand out from the competition. An easily understood article that answers some legitimate questions about a topic would be considered a different article compared to a generic post that gives some general tips.

Now that we have understood what ‘unique content’ means, we can look at some tips to create it ourselves.

5 Tips To Create Unique Content

1.     Focus on Creating a Special Title

Tips To Create Unique Content

The title of your composition is the first thing that anyone will see. It needs to be special, otherwise, people will click away thinking that this is another rehashed piece that they have read ten times before.

Your title will affect how you write the rest of your text.

When you have taken care of the title, it will naturally reflect in the rest of your piece. Another thing to keep in mind is the saying “The first impression is the last impression”.

A special title will give rise to an expectation in readers. They will expect the contents of your post to be special as well. On the other hand, if your title is generic, but your write-up is not, most people will still think it was generic because they went in with that expectation.

2.     Dedicate Time for Research

Tips To Create Unique Content

To make a truly unique post, you need to do proper research. Research that was well done, will reflect in your subject matter.

When you have enough knowledge about a subject, you can comfortably write about it from an interesting point of view. It is when you don’t have enough knowledge that you flounder about and ‘borrow’ from others.

To do proper research, you need to put in the appropriate amount of time. You have to read extensively from many sources. Reading from multiple sources will give you a better and unbiased knowledge about the subject.

Once you have researched enough that you can comfortably say that you are an ‘expert’ on the subject matter, you can start writing about it.

3.     Paraphrase Where Required

Writers have a personality that is reflected in their work. Typical ways in which the personality of a writer can show up are the usage of crutch words and phrases, as well as bucket brigades.

Some writers tend to use certain bucket brigades more than others. Similarly, they may use certain phrases a lot. These are called crutch phrases.

There is a downside to this, however. These phrases might add personality but they also add repetition. Having repetition in your composition is a big no-no.

To counter this type of replication, use paraphrasing tools. A paraphrasing tool is an online tool that can rewrites content without changing its meaning. The writing is changed and it reads differently. This removes redundancy.

Paraphrasing is also required when there is an accidental duplication present in the content. Accidental plagiarism can happen to anyone. There is just too much stuff on the internet already. Coming up with new material has become a difficult task. Anything you think of, someone might have already done before.

Paraphrasing to remove accidental duplication is a valid technique and should be practiced to make your material discrete and special.

4.     Remove Any Accidental Duplication

Remove Any Accidental Duplication

There is a lot of material on the web about various topics. This makes it somewhat difficult to avoid accidental plagiarism.

To call your content unique, it is essential to not have any duplication present in it. Completely removing all duplication can be difficult. You should aim to make it less than 5%.

Your article does not look special if it has duplication (obviously), so use some reliable tool to detect any in your work. Afterward, during the editing process, you need to remove plagiarism that was found.

You can either do this manually or by using an online tool. Manually removing duplication is relatively time-consuming and it has the inherent risk of your text still being a little bit duplicated even after the editing process.

On the other hand, using a tool such as an article rewriter is more reliable. Quite a lot of tools come with an integrated plagiarism checking tool, so you can conveniently detect and remove duplication in one place.

5.     Use Quotes and Citations Where Necessary

When you are trying to make a point, sometimes you need to refer to other people’s work to use it as an argument in your favor. This can count as plagiarism if you do not cite your sources.

Citing your sources doesn’t just protect you from plagiarism. It also adds credibility to your content and yourself. People feel favorably towards those whom they think are upright and honest people. 

Using quotes is useful when you feel that other people have described something very well. You can use their exact wording in quotes and cite the source.

Proper usage of citations and quotations makes your article look and feel well researched while simultaneously protecting you from committing plagiarism.


Conclusion

Well, those were five tips to make your content unique. By following these tips, you can make sure that your material is free from duplication and has an unexplored perspective on the subject matter.

Make a good first impression with a catchy and discrete title. Follow that up with some in-depth research on the subject matter before writing the first draft.

Use a good tool to detect plagiarism and use another tool to remove it reliably. Properly cite your sources and use quotations to add credibility and protect yourself from plagiarism. 

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