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How many articles is a good amount of articles to have on your site?? + more questions

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by sksugo, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. sksugo

    sksugo Junior Member

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    I have about 15 or so article that are close to 200-250 words in length each. I thought that was a good amount of articles as it covers alot of areas on my niche... But I read a few pages here where some autoblogs had 100+ articles on their site. Are my 15 articles really newbie?? I don't even understand how someone can have 100 articles on one subject, most of it would probably be rubbish??

    This will be my first blog I have ever created and I am still setting up (collecting content, testing plugins on a local server, choosing themes, etc..) I won't buy domain + hosting until I have everything figured out.

    Is it better to get my blog up and running and post articles/content as I get them or should I wait until I have a higher amount of articles ready and start operating the blog once everything is prepped.

    Appreciate the help/info anyone can give..

    One last thing, how many articles a week should I be posting on my blog? I feel there is only limited info and I can only talk about my niche so much.. I will clearly come to a point where there I have already posted every bit of info about that niche.
     
  2. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    You being a new blog author, I would highly recommend you tread softly but steadily and consistantly. IF you have 15 articles, spread them out over a few days once you get the blog established. Post 2 the first day, then 1 the next, then 3-4 the next day, skip a day, then 1-2 more, etc. Make it look natural. IF you post and hammer out 15 articles in one day, that is going to make you look like you are stuff, which you are.

    Keep two things in mind when it comes to article marketing. Directories and Search Engines are paying attention not only to what you post but ' HOW ' you post it these days. They are pushing to restrict mass-generated/auto-generated content. The more natural and less stuffed/forced you make it look, the better.

    Not to mention, posting in this style also gives you more authority impact by spreading the content out rather than stuffing it all in at once and it losing its rank juice due to it being set at the same time, making the longevity of the posts last even less per article. Spreading them out gives the search engines time to give them proper energy and exposure, as well as time for your would-be reader to find and actually READ the content and follow your site.

    IF you have 80 articles instantly, no one can follow that and they will unsubscribe due to information overload/overwhelm. It works the same effect as when people get overloaded with so many different projects that no work gets done or so many IM products, that none of them ever get read, muchless used.


    Pace yourself and post a couple every 24 hours. You'll reap better authority and have your links hold longer for it.
     
  3. sksugo

    sksugo Junior Member

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    That makes total sense.. I have just a couple more questions.

    #1: What do I do in a few months from now when I have submitted 50+ articles and I have written about every single topic related to my niche? Can the blog still earn money while it is just sitting with no added content?

    #2: I've been reading quite a bit and it says I should be submitting articles to websites like ezinearticles with a link to my blog as well. The articles I submit, can they be the same articles I have on my site or must I spin them to turn them into "different" ones.

    Or tell me if I have the wrong idea there.
     
  4. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    Here is how it works...

    You post articles on your site.

    You submit articles to article directories, such as ezinearticles and the like. You can find a list of these directories for free on google under ' article submission directories '.

    You should always update, add-on, revamp or remove/archive articles every 3 months, resubmitting them to your directory accounts. This will put them on a new page and recharge the backlinks on old material. All you do is post the article in your site within the archive area, remove the current showing post and update the links to the article in your submission with the directories you've posted that article with.

    This changes the link and resubmits the article, giving it an updated and new link for the SE to crawl and rank you from.

    Don't spin your articles for reuse. Don't mess with a good thing. Keep it clean and simple. Recharge the link juice from the article by moving it and resubmitting with a new link, not spinning it. Way more effective.

    As for the coming months, keep writing new material as long as you can and building up resource feeds, such as articles, rss feeds and other blogs,sites and resources that are related, making your competition generate you authority rank juice in the search engines.

    Use their own content against them with simply starting off with " I got this article from a site I've been following in the industry lately. It is by soandso, at soandso.com, where he writes this blog. "

    AND LINK TO HIM.

    It will make you an instant authority due to you finding and posting your opinion or view points on the content of the entire market, not just that of your own expertise, or lack there of in some cases.

    There is no need to spin content, when you can simply build off the entire industry. There are no competitors, there are only customers and they buy EVERYBODY's stuff. IF it is something you don't offer in your site, promote an article or blog from someone that does. The authority traffic will help you buy leaps and bounds. Outbound links pull WAY more rank juice than inbounds anymore. Google is all about information, content is their business.

    Provide it and you will be a google god.


    It is that simple as far as dealing with them through the directories, building links and posting/sorting them on your website.
     
  5. sksugo

    sksugo Junior Member

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    Wow you are a champ for posting this. I thank you very much for your time. I still have a few more questions, but I will do a bit more research and try to solve them on my own before I burden somebody with them.
    I appreciate the time you put into your posts,
    me