Article Marketing – Both Sides of the Fence

November 12, 2009

Every site has its own set of guidelines – but I think if you adhere to the following – more of your articles will get published. It is best to check each site’s set of rules (but who has the time) or follow this basic set of do’s and don’ts.

  1. Do submit articles on a regular basis
  2. Do capitalize the first letter of every word in the subject line
  3. Do check the spelling and grammar – and then check it again
  4. Do write original articles about topics you have a passion for
  5. Do write articles that are about 400-800 characters in length – too short and too long will be rejected
  6. Do write an article – not a blatant advertisement
  7. Do check the paragraph formatting
  8. Do write an informative Author’s resource box
  9. Do use HTML tags (if allowed) – I would demonstrate an example of a proper link – but most likely it would cause the article to be declined. Just Google HTML link to see how to do it correctly
  10. Don’t capitalize every letter in the subject line
  11. Don’t bold the subject or your links
  12. Don’t submit more than 2 links in the author’s resource box
  13. Don’t put links in the text of the article
  14. Don’t cloak links – do it legally to get links back to your site
  15. Don’t write an ad – write an article (I know – I already said this above)

Here are some general recommendations:

  1. Get a real domain – it is much more acceptable and professional than blogspot, angelfire, or any of the other free site places. If you want to have a blog – get a domain and use wordpress – the domain will cost all of about 8 dollars per year and hosting can be had for under $5 per year.
  2. Use an autosubmitter. There are free and paid services – either way – your article(s) will be at hundreds or thousands of sites instead of one or two. Be advised that some article sites don’t accept articles submitted by autosubmitters – but they are in the minority.
  3. Visit your articles. Many article sites will send you an email that tells you that your article has been submitted. Go and look and make sure it looks OK, the link(s) are correct and then vote for it and if the site has social bookmarks – bookmark it.
  4. If you use Private Label Rights (PLR) articles – change them – make them different so that they are not the same as a bazillion other articles online.
  5. Check the sites’ guidelines – some don’t accept gambling articles, sexually oriented articles, etc. Some will even decline your article if it doesn’t pass their internal word search. I have had some declined for using the word “sex” or “marijuana” in the article. Even though the “sex” article was health related and the “marijuana” article was a travel advice article informing travelers not to smuggle drugs. Sometimes you can’t win.
  6. Don’t get frustrated. It can take time for the articles to get indexed in the search engines and it can take time for the article site owners to approve your articles. Just keep plugging away and it will pay off.
  7. Quality is better than quantity. Just cranking out crap articles daily is not as good as writing 2 or 3 good articles every week.
  8. Take time with the subject. If the subject is boring – most likely the article will not get read. Be creative.
  9. Write 2 or 3 sentences in the Author’s resource box. Tell us about yourself and why you are the expert on this topic or why we should click your link.

Hopefully this helps you in getting more of your articles published.

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Article Marketing Is a Hidden Treasure

November 11, 2009

Article Marketing is one of the most effective and inexpensive way of promoting a website, a service or a product. Article marketing is a very good way of marketing a product, services or a websites on the internet. A good number of internet marketers are still unaware of the potentials of article marketing. Currently, article marketing is a hidden treasure. Those who discovered this hidden treasure are currently making hundreds and thousands of dollars by just writing and submitting articles to free article sites. Free article sites are sites that accept the submission of free articles from people like me and you.

What is Article Marketing? Article Marketing is a type of advertisement where product owners or website owners write articles for the purpose of promoting a product, services or a website. Article Marketing is one cool and free way of getting free and targeted traffic to a website. With article marketing, you can sell products, drive traffic to blogs and websites. In addition to this, article marketing helps a lot in website ranking. By writing quality and useful articles, your website have the potential of ranking very high in search engines for a given words, keywords or terms. For individuals who find it difficult to write, article marketing could be a very difficult way of promoting a website or a business. If you are the kind that finds it difficult to write articles, you can higher a ghost writer to write one for you. The cost of such service is not much compared to the benefits you will get from it.

There are many article sites on the internet today. These article sites allow one to post article for free. When you post your article to article sites, publishers who want fresh content will publish your article to their website, thus giving you and your business, services or websites more popularity. Article marketing is currently a very popular method or promoting a website, services or a business. The only problem is that many website owners now write low quality articles which is not good for the web existence or in other way, it might not be approved by the articles site review, and by not been approve you are equally losing your potential traffic visitors to your website. And Such poor quality article will make readers to lose their thrust and interest for such articles. It is encouraged to spend time to write a pretty quality article that will be approved my the articles reviewing sites, of which the profit results to your landing website is potentially enormous.

Are you a website owner, a business owner, a service owner, a product owner, etc? Why not use article marketing today to reach your potential visitors and target market.