"If you can master the technique I am about to share with you, you will always have hundreds of hungry web visitors thirsting for your knowledge and more importantly interested in your products or service. You will have ultimately created the perfect wealth formula.
There are tons of ways to drive traffic to a website, but for our purposes here today in this article, we are going to focus on "article writing." Writing content rich articles is exactly what Google, Yahoo and MSN are looking for. If you are not sure how search engines work, here's what happens. When you write an informative article either explaining, reviewing or investigating a particular product or service, then submit that article to hundreds of article directories, it's going to do 3 things for your website, drive targeted traffic, increase PR rankings in Google and will establish you as an authority within your niche market.
Before you go out and submit a article to just any old directory, it's important to understand which article directories Google seems to favor. Over the past 3 years I have been able to pick up on a few reputable article directories that seem to give more exposure. The following article directories are favored by the Google search engine, ezinearticles, squidoo, buzzle articles, and searchwarp. It has come to my attention that my articles are ranked higher in Google and have received more exposure with the article directories listed above. Submitting to these directories with higher PR rankings gives your article more credibility, hence more exposure.
After you have a well written article, typically you are allowed to place a link back to your site in the resource box. If you want to SEO your article for a particular keyword and have it rank higher in Google, instead of using a generic link, use a hyper link with the keyword you are trying to target. For example, if your business focuses on selling marketing strategies, then you would hyper link your site in the resource box using that keyword, "marketing strategies." Google recognizes this as anchor text and tends to rank your website higher for that particular keyword.
Lastly, writing an article every few days or every few weeks begins to build your credibility with potential buyers within your niche market. Checking your article for relevant content related to your business, submitting them to the right article directories and giving away value within your article could potentially generate large influxes of web traffic. In the end, you have created a relationship with the reader and possibly someone that's willing to do business with you."
By Tim Rohrer
I thought that this an excellent article to reporduce here. It may be of help to other Internet Marketers. I know that I found value in what was suggested.
You know I have just started article marketing and I have submitted 8-9 articles so far. Not a ton of traffic as of yet. I submitted the first article about two weeks ago. I am still cautiously optimistic but anxious.
How long does it take to really take off? What kind of traffic do you usually expect from an article? Also do you use an article posting robot to submit your article to lots of different sites? If you do what are your thoughts on duplicate content?
I do article marketing and it is very difficult to predict traffic to any one article. I have some articles with less than 100 reads and some with thousands. The key is to really write a LOT of articles. Ezinearticles.com suggests that you will see the best results after you have written 200 articles within a niche. So as you can see it is a long term commitment.
It is about more than just the traffic coming from the article directories though. The backlinks help quite a bit as well and you will see those results on a more long term basis. For one of my sites, it was really about 4 months before I started seeing significant SE traffic. So patience is critical.
I post all of my articles by hand. I only post to three or four different directories. Some affiliate marketers suggest posting to far more than that, but I'm too lazy *g*
There are differing opinions on the impact of duplicate content. Personally, I don't worry about duplicate content for the article directories, but I generally avoid duplicating the exact same articles on my own websites and here on Hubpages.
I have an article on using article marketing to promote your hubpages with some ideas about how to approach it and where to submit:
http://hubpages.com/_ljlinks/hub/Use_Ar … r_Hubpages
I would add a tip or two and maybe an idea.
If you product is very niche, like mine is, I was not having much luck hoping my articles would get picked up by a quality site. I have a woodworking business (and others) and the only sites that would pick up my articles from ezine, were the garbage adsense sites that google does not favor. I usually put a Google alert on my article title after its on ezine so I can see what activity it is getting. This way I can see where the articles are ending up.
I have had better luck posting hubs and squids, I control everything on the site so I can make it as high quality as possible. Pluse Google loves hubs, so I rank better. Just my .02
Great advice. I really appreciate it. I had no idea that you had to do over 200 articles to start seeing results significant. No major issues, it just resets my expectations is all. I have been submitting about 3-4 per week, 2 this weekend so I think I need to pick it up a little.
I am starting to see some very minor traffic, a few a day from the article directories so far.
Thanks again for the advise.
All the best,
You will see results long before you hit 200 articles. Ezinearticles.com just says you will see the best results with that kind of production. Volume means a lot. You'll even see volume have an impact on your Hubs as you produce more of them.
Embitca is correct in the number of articles to post in order to see real results. I use "artcle submitter" to post articles and ezines. It works great, but alas, I get lazy as well and do not post as many as I should.
If you want to really get into posting articles I would suggest you look into Article Submitter. You can Google it or look at this page;
Thanks, I have an article submitting program of my own. It seems to work pretty well. It took a while to set up and apply for accounts with all of the different sites but now that it is done it is working fine.
I have submitted about 14 articles or so. I try to do one a day or so but it is challenging sometimes with everything else going on.
Is it okay, once I have submitted my article to make it into a Hub?
All the best,
I was actually going to ask about duplicate content, but Embitca has mentioned it already. I didn't think that search engines liked duplicates. I'm trying to understand all of this stuff, but it seems to be taking me awhile.
I am not sure you need to worry too much about the duplicate content issue. It will not show up in the results for a google search results page but it should give you credit for the links. Duplicate content is more of an issue for folks that have very similiar pages on their own website. But, hey only google truly knows how the evaluate something. I am merely going off of folks that seem like they know what they are talking about.
Quite frankly it could very well be circular reporting.
All the best,
Great information on articles.
I think the best place to submit all articles is Ezinearticles.com
Other places are just big plus...
Also there is controversy about if we should submit articles all at the same time or separately.
I have got the information that it is best to write all articles you want and submite them then add more as you go.
When you submit all articles together it gives boost the traffic to your articles and your links
Also it is important to have main keywords in headline and you can have double placement of your keywords. For example, Homeschooling and Home Business Career.
I am just starting writing articles but I enjoy my hubpages. I wish I could have more time.
Anyway, have a good evening all
its not about how many articles you post its about the quality content and the effectiveness of your resource box in the article that will determine whether your link in there gets clicked on and if your article gets picked up by ezine owners
I have an article submitted to EzineArticle some 12 days ago but yet to get approval for two reasons:
1. I have exeeded the 6 links (live and dead) allowed. In fact I only have one link at the Resource Box.
2. Last 2 days I received an email saying the author name in the Resource box is different from what they have. So they suggest to have an alternative author name. Do date my article still not approved.
Some contributions please.
Hi jbed (sorry can't remember the rest of your name)
I am new to HubPages. This thread posting caught my attention as your topic can sound like it is something or be put as a hubpage.
I am not trying to comment just asking how you decide if something can make it as a thread starter in the forum or become just a hubpage.
I know there is some good here as you receive good and solid replies.
I have found that article marketing only has SEO value. I get very few visits from my actual published articles. I submit my articles to article marketer and ezine articles. The only traffic I get (which is very small) is from ezine articles. Best of luck to you in this journey.
Articles are a waste of time. The links they get are virtually useless.
Better keep those articles to post on your website and outsource content creation --> build websites which will eventually generate traffic and focus on monetizing.
Writing articles as a link building exercise is virtually pointless.
This is a really useful piece Jerry. It's a shame I have to trawl through so many other spammy offerings to find these nuggets.
The key thing from what you've all written is that you have to submit loads and be patient !
One thing though that I'd like your views on, (as I'm new to this) is whether it is ok morally to use the same piece and distribute it across many blog and article sites. What does the blogging community think ? I can see some clear benefits. The obvious one being it saves time and increases coverage. Secondly it will also help with SEO because the articles keywords will be found more often. Are there drawbacks ?
And does anyone earn money from these via ad links to Google etc ?
been submitting articles for 6 months now i find the better the content the better results you will get.
Ezine articles is the best place to submit articles because they have live editors reviewing your articles. Google sees that as a major plus, thus you receive more authority.
As for getting click throughs you have to write an article compelling enough for the reader to visit your site.
I've seen a lot of articles where people reveal too much information. So much that it's not worth visiting the author's links.
That was the mistake I made as well in the beginning. Now that I've corrected that mistake I'm noticing more traffic.
Figuring out how to get the reader to click visit your link is an art form
I'll never allow anything to do with Clickbank to open in my browser because these authors keep on repeating the same thing over and over without actually saying anything. They’ll put in a channel with black borders and keep on repeating the same thing over and over. They’ll harass you mentally and that’s why I’ll hit the back button of my browser the moment I realize the site has something to do with clickbank.
Sites with quality and detailed information are good. I’ll bookmark them and will open that site again and again. The bad thing with putting quality information in a site is that they will copy you. They’ll put that information in their sites and then buy a higher PR than yours. After that you are finished and there is nothing you can do.
Driving hundreds of hungry buyers to your website is actually quite difficult, if you ask me. There are many things to consider:
First of all, it's all in the timing...
I mean think about it. People aren't as hungry right after lunch as they are right when they wake up. Plus you have all the timezones to worry about. Some people are hungry in Japan when others are full in Egypt. The key is to get people who are hungry in many countries at the same time. I would strongly recommend Hungary, Greece, Cook Islands and Turkey.
Secondly, you need some seriously good MPG...
You'll run into some serious issues when you're trying to drive these hungry buyers to your website. Consider these issues:
miles per gallon (MPG)
distance from website
time it takes to do all this work
I would strongly recommend purchasing a helicopter or airplane.
This is a useful discussion. Which directories do people favor? Has anyone encountered issues with auto-submitters? Thanks in advance.
just google it and the article directories with the best pr will pop up first. I honestly think that its such a saturated market that unless your outsourcing and posting thousands of articles monthly its better to find a easier way to get the word out like web 2.0. But article submitters work great to pump out hundreds of articles. Now all you have to do is find unique content, which is easy enough. Let me know if you need some suggestions on article submission software.
Hi.. It is an interesting tips. I just learn how to make a good article. I will follow these posts very often. Thank's
"The bad thing with putting quality information in a site is that they will copy you."
Of course they will. E-zine articles is where a whole lot of blog "owners" come to legally copy the works of other authors. You already know that e-zine articles allows copying, under certain conditions. Even if these conditions are not met, it does not result in a loss of revenue for e-zine articles.
However, the author benefits in other ways.
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