Submit Articles To Get Traffic
Many of you would already know about n4g.com. For those who are new to this website or its name here is a brief introduction. n4g is basically a gaming news site that works on "Read, Share and Discuss news" strategy. All news are submitted by users through an easy to use submission panel. Before submitting any news you need to take a small test and to pass the test you must read all the Rules and Guideline pages. Test is quite easy and it ensure that users understand the site policy. Unlike all social bookmarking sites only approved news get listed on N4G.com. Site contributors vote on every posted news and to get your news approved you need 10 approvals. To get n4g contributor status you need three news approvals. Only contributors can approve any news.
Why n4g.com is a good place to share your hubs and articles?
Here are some statistics for n4g that i found on cubestat.
Why submit article to N4G
N4G has over 453 live indexed pages. It has a Page Rank of 7 which is very impressive. Above everything N4G has more than 378,358 daily visitors. N4G approved gaming news can easily get into top 10 search engine results.
If you already know importance of backlinks then you would understand what i am trying to say. However if you don't know any thing about backlinks then here is a crash course in backlinks. Backlinks are crucial in getting you to top ten search engine results. Backlink is a link that brings a person to your hub or article directly. For example if a person writes an article and as a reference he puts a link to your article in his article then that is considered as one backlink.
When people read articles or news they some time do follow reference links. People also post backlinks in comments, here on hubpages there is a tab in comment section that allows you to post back link. You can even post your own link on different forums or websites that allow comments. However i would recommend that you should only post a reasonable number of backlinks from one ip address. Adsense can ban you from their program for being overly promotional.
Let your followers and friends take care of your back linking. Another place to share your article or hub is social bookmarking site. Most of your people probably know about Digg. Digg has a Page Rank of 10 which is highest possible Page Rank. So if you have friend or followers on Digg then you should share your hub there. So far i have an account on top 10 social bookmarking site, which means that even without any fan following i get 10 backlinks just like that.
Facebook and twitter is another great place to share your article. If you have great content then your article may get shared multiple times. I do believe that content is king but backlinks are equally important. First question that comes to mind about backlinks is that-- How Many Back Links Do You Need to get into top search engine results? Well answer to that is a bit complex, its not about the quantity of backlinks its about the quality. If you have your article featured on Page Rank 7 site then that's a great back link. If you have backlink on low rank sites then you need more backlinks to get good ranking. So better the quality of backlink fewer links you'll need to get into top search results.
Search engines are getting smarter every day, more complex algorithms are being used in identifying great articles. Another important thing that i forgot to mention was the role of comments and discussion which is also called participation in getting you recognized. Number of comments and the level of activity on your article or hub also plays a vital role in getting you listed in top search results. Have you ever noticed that Top writers on hubpages have mega fan following? They have really worked hard for it but it eventually pays off.
Another method of getting lots of backlinks is using paid software or online services. I have never tried any paid service that promises 1000 backlink in blink of an eye. Honestly speaking i cant risk being kicked from adsense program. Some great hubbers do use backlink software and they claim that it works just fine.
By now you should understand the importance of backlinks, especially the good backlink. I did a little experiment on N4G and results were exactly what i expected. Few days ago i wrote a hub on PS3 Riffle Controller it's a new gen controller and its available for purchase on 2nd Aug. This hub was never meant for N4G but i decide to share it anyway. I was sure that it isn't getting approved but still nothing wrong with trying it. The moment i submitted this hub in news i got about 80 hits just like that and although it got disapproved but the link stayed there in N4G data base. Search engines frequently crawl sites like N4G and that was counted as my One Page Rank 7 backlink.
N4G.com is a great place to share your news and article. The whole idea involved in making of N4G is just brilliant. Every user or contributor has authority to approve or disapprove submitted news. This is why whole website is like a bee hive every one is actively involved in making comments approving post and pointing weaknesses in post, getting points on every activity and decorating their profile with contribution medals. I have found N4G more interesting than Farm ville.
- Instant traffic to your article or hub.
- High Quality backlink.
- Great place to read gaming news, upcoming products and every thing you need to know about games. If you are a gamer then you don't need any other place to read news or update all news are posted on N4G instantly.
- Social Networking for gamers. Great discussions and reasonable criticism.
- N4G Entrance test is a great way to ensure that all new users understand the quality expected from their submitted news.
- Its a place where everyone's a critic. Sometimes contributors report your submitted news as Spam for no reasons at all.
- Sometimes reasons stated for disapproval by contributors are really stupid and annoying.
- Getting your news approved is not an easy task.
- Getting good reputation on N4G requires a lots of hard work and dedication. Which mean less time for your own blog or Hubpage account.
- Purely gaming news site. Only gaming news or relevant topics are approved.
Despite the hard work involved in getting to contributor level and getting your news approved i think N4G is worth trying. So overall its a great site and a very intelligent concept.