I posted my first article to 411 article and wonder what others who have tried it have found it? I take it that the article you publish with them can be used by web master or blogger etc. who need content and that they include your signature with a back link to your other sites, blogs or articles and that creates back links for those articles. My traffic has yet to sky rocket with the one article I did (tho its a bit soon to expect that, I am just being impatient again) and I wanted to know if others have used it and if it has gotten that treasured traffic?
Nope. I've used (and use) Ezine, Go Articles etc. And a couple of others that I keep intending to do more work with. I just keep getting caught up with researching stuff and/or writing more hubs.
I've a terrible habit of writing stuff and leaving it in my account, unpublished. Or at least making a start.
Anyway - what you've done sounds a good idea, wait and see how it goes. Or while you're waiting, go and add some more content
Ezine looks like it will be good to use when hubby gets the website he is working on up and running and ready for traffic. In the mean time I am hoping to get my hubs more traffic and clicks n sales and all that jazz. I will be bookmarking Ezine and should check out Go Articles so I got them all lined up for when hubby finishes his site and hands it to me for the traffic generation.
There are literally hundreds of article directories like that. The PR of the home page of 411article is only 1, which is not everything but it tells you that the owner is not doing much to promote it. I wouldn't waste my time on that one.
I'd use ezines, goarticles, buzzle, articlesbase, articlecity, articleclick, isnare, or articledashboard before I started working the lower tier article directories.
Thanks for the reply johnr54! It is the fact that there are hundreds of sites like this that makes it hard to sort the wheat from the chaff so to speak. At this moment in time hub pages is my main place for writing and trying to make affiliate sales. Hubby has a site under construction but I do not think it wise to start driving traffic there with so many things waiting to be done with it including getting all the affiliate stuff sorted. I am not the web whiz that he is and love hub pages because its sooooo easy to create a page that is appealing to a visitor and I can use my articles here to learn about how to get that valuable traffic! I have had clicks and even had 2 amazon sales recently and think hub pages alone could be profitable for a simple writer like me . I feel like I am still on that steep learning curve on how to get good traffic even after 4 months (not that long really) and its always nice to get advice from more experienced hubbers!
I happen to be the owner of 411article.com and I can assure you that I promote that site every day. The fact that there are thousands of sites just like it should tell you that competition is huge and becoming a PR1 site is a great achievement for such a directory.
As far as it generating you tons of traffic, I wouldn't count on that for some time. The purpose of my article directory is to provide you a backlink to your hub. Right now the backlink will have little weight but as the site grows so will the strength of the backlinks you place.
I made special concessions for Hubbers by allowing them to write a short (200 word) article that would compliment their hub and place a link to it in their signature. Just place the article in the category called (Hubs). This eliminates any threat of duplicate content.
411article.com is fairly new and is receiving just over a 1000 page views a day. I couldn't possibly have achieved that if I'm not promoting it. I expect that by this time next year the site will be a PR3 and it will become that with natural growth and backlinking.
the full url is http://411article.com
I do believe I found the site on one of your hubs! I went and had a look and my impression was that it would be easy to use and complement my hubs. I did not get that impression with ezines actually . I do tend to listen to my gut reactions. My reaction to ezines was that it would be good for website promotion but I did not see the benefit to a hub page so I bookmarked it but have moved on to find sites like yours that makes the benefit clear to a novice like me
It sounds like I am getting in on the ground floor and thats actually pretty cool
That was my whole purpose for wanting the directory. There are very few directories that are designed to promote other articles, hubs, lenses, etc. They are designed to promote websites.
When you place a short article in the "HP HUBS" category, its only purpose is to generate a backlink to your hub. I don't expect any publisher would want to copy it and post it for their online content as it just compliments another article. This is a route to get a backlink without the troubles of social bookmarking.
In several of my hubs I write about backlinks, what they are, how to make them, where to place them. IMOP it doesnt matter the PR of a page that you place a backlink on as long as you get the backlink. Yes, some will pull more weight than others, but overall, the more backlinks you have pointing back to your online content the better off that content will be in the SERPs.
If you go here I show the places I use to place backlinks for hubs and it includes the new site Ryan told us abaout, Snipsly
I actually tried to write in such a way that a person might want to add my mini article as content since it is free for them to use. I did try to find a category that seemed most relevant, I hope that it will still work as a valid back link . I would think if I had a blog or something on a topic relating to one of my 'mini articles' I might be happy to post it with a tastefully added link to another article on the same topic. I do tend to think its fair to add a link for the author in exchange for some free content to use on a blog or website assuming I didn't have the time or whatever to write my own content.
I check out Go Articles first (no particular reason just the 2 other posters both mentioned it) and liked the look. I just want to make sure I go about this the right way before posting my first article with them. I want to back link my hubs here so I assume I put that link in the author signature area? Would putting it in the main body of the article make it feel a bit spammy? That is my guess anyway . I want to try to write something that is going to be useful content for a web master or pro blogger without giving to much away? If I succeed in writing something useful then web masters and bloggers and anyone else can come along and use it giving me a good do follow back link right? Sorry if I am being dumb here but I want to do this right the first time. Measure twice cut once right
i also use ezine, but have found them really picky about rules (maybe that's just me). I've yet to see an increase in trafic yet, though.
Something about ezines said to me that it just wasn't right for me, maybe that was a reasonable assessment on my part
Funny how these 'get loads of traffic' tips don't always get loads of traffic overnight! Keep tryin I guess . There is so much advice out there and it can be contradictory advice too, not much for it but to keep trying different things till something sticks.
Just signed up..Are the stats right? Only 11 articles and over 4000 users?
No the stats are wrong, there is a gliche somewhere I have to find it.. this just happened. There are over 31000 articles 56000 downloads and over 4000 users.
Thanks for pointing this out to me.
I just had a look and the stats look fine to me. Loads of articles over 31000, loads of authors and downloads as well. Whatever the glitch I am not seeing it
Well everything is fine there the problem is a browser gliche. I was looking at it through AOL, which sux, but on Firefox, Chrome, and IE it is fine. Good scare though
If you don't mind, I'll make a suggestion that might help boost your directories traffic and PR.
Right now you've only got about 350 pages showing as indexed by Google (using the site:411article.com search in Google). Many of your pages aren't sticking in the index. In addition, Yahoo shows fewer than 100 inbound links, which is a good start but I'm sure you'd like to get more quickly.
If you are pushing this for hubbers, I see where you have an RSS feed available on the article pages but not on the author pages. Seems like a really useful tool for hubbers would be to let them stick the RSS of their articles in a few hubs to drive links to them. This will get them indexed and drive PR to them and the whole site.
Just a suggestion, do with them what you will.
Great idea John, I'm going to look into that right now. I'll update here if I can do it.
Do you offer any paid advertising spots? Do you have an open stats policy?
Sent you an email sunforged, and not sure what you mean by "open stats policy."
I'm using Olive Articles at the mo. Getting some traffic but importantly decent backlinks from them.
They run an adsense share program too but will only accept original content (nothing you've already submitted elsewhere) to try and keep the quality up.
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