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Is Article Marketing One of the more powerful ways to drive traffic?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by happywarrior, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. happywarrior

    happywarrior Registered Member

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    The expertise in BHW seriously rocks I am continually blown away by the expertise here.. Thanks to everyone for your constant answers..

    Compared to other forms of marketing such as video marketing, social media stuff and link wheel strategies etc. is article marketing one of the better ways to get traffic because of the fact you can mention keywords so frequently and have the ability to hyperlink keywords etc.

    Just curious.. :confused:
     
  2. MakeLemonade

    MakeLemonade Junior Member

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    I'd like to know the same thing - AND where can you submit articles besides article directories. I read (here on BHW) that the Panda update severely penalized article directories, so there's not as much point submitting to them.
     
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    flx89 Senior Member

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    no it's not to drive traffic, it's powerful to build links, that can increase your rankings, then traffic will come
     
  4. FuryKyle

    FuryKyle Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Not at all. If you want to drive traffic from other sources besides SE's, social marketing or video marketing is the way to go.
     
  5. Xyz01

    Xyz01 Regular Member Premium Member

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    Yep.

    That's why you get a good, quality article then spin it, submit it and get those links indexed.

    It's just another way to build backlinks.

    Use something like AMR to do it for you on a dripfeed basis (set it & forget it).
     
  6. Lecca

    Lecca Junior Member

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    Not very good for traffic. If you want fast traffic you should go with videos/social networks.

    Article marketing can and does bring hits to your site but it is much more valuable from the SEO perspective.
     
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    timshady Junior Member

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    It was great in 2008, even 2009. Dying off right now, but should be a small portion of your SEO/branding efforts to build reputation, credibility, especially if you are a blogger on a subject.
     
  8. macchiavelli

    macchiavelli Junior Member Premium Member

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    Article marketing is mainly used to created powerfull backlinks to increase your rankings.
    Traffic really aint that much from article marketing unless you got thousands of articles live.
     
  9. TeenAngel

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    Article marketing is a solid white/grey hat method that can be used to improve your backlinks when used in conjunction with social and video.
     
  10. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    Out of all the articles I've made, I get maybe like 4 visits a month from articles. But its the backlinks that count :) Also, if you write articles, don't write them too closely related to your niche/keyword, you don't want to make more competition for yourself heh..
     
  11. zara454

    zara454 Newbie

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    My suggestion would be to go for the SEO. Article marketing can help in driving traffic but it won't be much. Using seo, initially it will take time but once you are able to rank your site, then it is almost free money.
     
  12. veejayshakthi

    veejayshakthi BANNED BANNED

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    am after SEO...................... the only way to get traffic.................
     
  13. mootonandy

    mootonandy Supreme Member

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    I think the point of submitting to ezines is so you can get your articles syndicated. Thats what the 'ezine publisher' stat is for on your articles - to show you how many times it has been syndicated. You can get a little bit of traffic though usually.
     
  14. DigiWebUk

    DigiWebUk Regular Member

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    Stuff article marketing! it's crap... the way forward is WEB 2.0 using the power of those web 2.0 sites and hitting them hard with other page rank links you'll soon start seeing your site ris through the search engines.

    I've ranked 80 plus sites just by using this method. i stay away from article marketing there isn't as much power as they used to be.
     
  15. SEOWhizz

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    You can use Article marketing for both traffic and links. It all depends on what you're trying to achieve.

    If its just links, then a crappy article submitted to lots of auto-accept article directories will work. If its traffic (+ links), then write a great quality article and submit it to the top directories and promote it.