the two reasons for article marketing via goarticles/EZarticles are people either directly trying to convert traffic from the article site to their site, or they are simply publishing lots and lots of articles on popular topics for the backlinks. i'm doing the second one. just trying to rack up the backlinks, so i'm going to write about popular topics. my next question is similar in relevance: when using ezine/goarticles and article marketing in general as your marketing scheme for your niche sites (its the only way i plan to market really) how much more effective is it to create article pyramid systems and use web 2.0 sites than to simply just have a certain amount of articles on ezine/go articles to ALL to backlink to your website? to help clarify my question, let me try to simplify it; consider these two examples of article marketing a) publish 50 articles on ezine/goarticles, all backlinking to NICHE SITE X b) write 50 articles, but put 10 on web 2.0 properties, have the other 40 all backlink to these different web 2.0 properties which then backlink to NICHE SITE X c) write 50 articles, publish all on ezine, but have say 40 backlink to 10 articles that are ALSO on EZINE/goarticles and then have the high backlinked articles on ezine all backlink to NICHE SITE X. examples B&C contrast from A in the sense that they are using a pyramid scheme and not just direct links from all. so basically are scenarios B/C more effective than A? is the difference big? if you have any backlink structures for articles you can reccomend as well that would be appreciated! thanks!