Is Writing Online Articles a Way to Increase Traffic To Websites?
Publishing on E-zine and Article Directories?
You need to be careful when choosing the route of writing online articles, and it is not as popular as it once was, you can write small articles on various article directories, but it's also a challenge. These days, publishing on these sites is now a very difficult thing, and can seriously harm or destroy your online reputation and can challenge your duplicate content both Hubpages and Google are fighting against.
There the short answer to this question of are e-zine author real, there is one other hub writer whom I know of (Lizzie) who writes for e-zine articles. The business is real and it does take time to do what you believe you need it to do. This is where you create content for link value, except now it is considered a spam site. However, note that this is a time consuming method, and, if you want to make money with your writing, this is not the route which you want to take. Google AdSense is not allowed-- and in return Google views it as a spam link.
Basic idea for e-zine articles: You write an article about 400 words long, and then in about a week it will be published with links to your website or blog or hubs or whatever. How you earn income is by getting traffic from there to your other websites or blogs. That is why you publish on the article directories.
Making Money With E-zine
That's great but can you make money on e-zines-- or directly on the articles which you have written?: No you can not, that is not the point of writing e-zines any more than writing comments for an e-zine article. The idea behind e-zine articles is that you write something that people can copy to a blog, as long as they credit you and add your links to the post.
Again in this case the link is the thing which done correctly makes you money. For example my articles are based upon my points of view on publishing and writing and building traffic. Often I base them on my hubs or my blog posts. Then (and this is important!) I add my links to my author resource box (with e-zine they tell you who copied and pasted your work so you can go and look) to some site which makes money for me.
So really it is about links, and money comes from careful selection of your links. Your e-zine article will not make you money directly even though there are ads by Google. The reason for this is promotion and e-zine articles also needs to make money for their site. Still it has potential monetary value if people click on your links to the sites that have yoru Google AdSense code on them, this is the way to make money through e-zine articles.
So why should I care? I don't even think that people bother to cmment: On e-zine articles and other article directories that is not the point. In fact most people will say that to write 400 words is great pratice and really, it is a simple and eeftive way to promote hubs and whatever else you want to promote.
Often people will not comment, and the idea is that you are giving your content away, But with a "snag" the people need to put your bio up, (some don't but that is why I suggest the next part) but not really your links.
So, what people do is they pick say a hub that they have and write something out, but leave say a title in their bio and the link beside it. This way when reading your biography people will (hopefully) type in your name and other info into Google.
Again this site is not for the faint of heart, as you do need to get editorial approval, and yes they are strict, but long-term this is a good thing. This is a way to drive traffic to hubs, and blogs, and if the content is slightly different from yoru hub ( for example) more people will go through more of your work.
So... if my content is spend around won't that be duplicate content on hubs? No, as long as the content is not cut and paste... otherwise you really should not be writing on e-zine aritlces.
Still there is value to writing there, for one thing it does give you a link to your work, and for another, it is an anvenue where done correctly, can build up traffic to specific hubs and blogs of yours. Increasing traffic is the main goal of most of these online article writing sites, and they do say that your content will be spread around.
No, Google AdSense does not play a role for you at e-zine articles but the ads are up, so do nto complain that you are nto making money through it, or that you are not getting comments because that is not the point, traffic is.
I use E-zine Articles and Other Article Directories
So, comments and traffic or what? The last word: If you are writing e-zines to promote your work be prepared to think promotion and long term, you can check stats and be aware the more articles you have the more likely you will succeed.
Again, this is a long process since if you are not a platinum level author it takes longer to have your work edited, and looked over. The more important aspect is do not ever cut and paste your hubs or anything else, simply write something that is similar to your hubs or website to build interest and get traffic.
This will in the long run get a new traffic source to you work, and if you have maximized your Google AdSense, your traffic will make you some money.
To your success.