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Bum marketing..anyone?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mrpega, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. mrpega

    mrpega Regular Member

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    anyone nowadays still doing bum marketing or it has alreadly die off? my record is 12 articles to 1 sale..LOL
     
  2. valwardon

    valwardon BANNED BANNED

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    Bum marketing is not a bad way to market it is still very useful specially if you are broke and can not compete with the big boys.

    I am sure you do 10 articles a day you will see big results within a month . this is not an overnight solution . As you do have to take the time to write unique articles . Let them get listed in the search engines etc.etc.etc.etc. . ... This is the most time consuming way to market also the cheapest .

    I recomend this way and give it 2 thumbs up .

    *This method does not apply to those with a little cash to spend.*
     
  3. mrpega

    mrpega Regular Member

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    if i use the articles as unique content for my own blog, is it more worthwhile? but it seems to be a longer route this way
     
  4. FleshJoe

    FleshJoe Power Member

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    What has worked well for me is to write the main content on my blog, promoting affiliate products. Then you submit 10 articles for each blog post. If you have the money, outsource the article writing, and give your writer the blog post as input -- I tell them to reduce the word count from 2000 (usually that's how much I write per post to really get good content) to around 200-400 per article, which makes the job easier for them and makes it cheaper. Results are usually 4-5 sales immediately with a long tail of 2-3 sales per day for a few months.

    Two keys:

    * Direct the resource box link to your keyword-specific blog post, and use the right keywords in that URL. Most article sites these days don't allow affiliate links, so you have to add this indirection, which will reduce your click-thru but is sadly unavoidable. It's important to direct the link to the article and not to the blog's main page, because the article will scroll off that page eventually and then the value of the link decreases in G's calculation. Pointing direct to the article makes the in-links look much more natural for G and also preserves the link value better.

    * And of course (so your blog gets indexed and ranked) you must write really good content on the blog. Write to the reader (use YOU, not I) and make it conversational and engaging. No way around that, sorry.
     
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    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    I do bum marketing still, with blog posts i write though, I only submit to a few social marking sites and two article directories with high pr which doesnt take long. I do it as some good easy backlinks, thinking of buying an autosubmitter though. Only when my blog has aged a bit though.
     
  6. FleshJoe

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    Which directories do you use, wakkaoka?
     
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    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    propellor, digg, delicious, stumbleupon, articlesbase, ezinearticles. maybe more if i can be bothered.
     
  8. red1eaf

    red1eaf Registered Member

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    social bookmarking gives quick results. But the problem is you will loose those SB boommarks too soon.
     
  9. mrpega

    mrpega Regular Member

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    wow..thanks!

    i didnt know that the URL in the resource box can be linked to inner pages..
     
  10. tranquil2me

    tranquil2me Newbie

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    Thanks for the insightful post. Did you know that ezinearticles do allow affiliate links in the form of re-directs from a top level domain name. For example, you have a domain www.yourdomain.com which re-directs to www.affiliateoffer.com/youraffiliateidcode, which is allowed, but you're not allowed to link directly to www.affiliateoffer.com/youraffiliateidcode. Say you're promoting a clickbank product, say you get 1000 url clicks to your blog post over time, and what 20% click on your hop link, that's 200 hops. Don't you think 1000 hops would yield more sales? Just speakin' my mind, I'm sure you've got a hell of a lot more experience than I do.
     
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  11. FleshJoe

    FleshJoe Power Member

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    Thanks Tranquil, I did not know that, and that goes to prove again that EVERYONE can teach new stuff :)

    So the way to exploit this is to set up a throw-away '.info' domain and redirect from there to whatever offer you want to promote in the resource box. Not bad, not bad! :)
     
  12. karukera

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    Yes Article Marketing DOES work but you have to mass scale it big time to see significant results. I use an article submitter, Unique Article Wizard (UAW) + a writer that will write 2 or 3 variations of each article daily (you can find places with writers at $1-$2 per article). That allows me to submit 1 article to ezine +100 other articles daily to article directories AND related blogs through UAW with only one click. I link all my articles to my squidoo lens and that's it. I dont even have a website and I dont spend money on PPC either. It is a time consuming method but a safe long term one. Still making 2-3 sales a day from articles I wrote last year. Amazing.

    From my opinion you need to optmize you lens, blog, or website with quality content. However, the articles you write should mainly be about quantity. The more articles you write (or outsource), the more chances you'll have to get a shot at making sales.