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Let's Talk abt Article Marketing!

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by oblivion19, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. oblivion19

    oblivion19 Senior Member

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    Hey,

    Well, Article Marketing is considered a decent white hat strategy for link building. I find it really effective.

    Does Article Marketing fall in to your scheme of things when link building and how do you go about...

    Few Questions in my mind:
    1:How many article directories do you submit to. The top or a lot?
    2: Do you use same article for submissions on diff article directories and Why?
    3:How often? Once a week, Once a day etc?
    4: Is it worth using software for auto submissions?
    5: Do u target keywords in your articles?
    6: Do you use socialbookmark/linkbuild/Xrumer or use other blackhat technique on ur published articles?
    7: Do you use spun content?



    Your thoughts ..............
     
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  2. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    Too many questions for one thread. But I shared an easy method of how to get hundreds of backlinks to your articles fast in another thread. Here's how it goes...

    1. Create one EZA article that links back to your money site.

    2. Create another similar article and link back to your EZA article.

    3. Submit the second article to hundreds of article directories, using an article submitter.

    This way you'll get hundreds of backlinks to your EZA article fast.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Niche

    Niche Junior Member

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    Create a good article.
    Spin it using something like power article rewriter
    Submit your spun articles to as any article directories with do follow links as you can find

    There is an article submitter by Brad Callen that gets the job done
     
  4. oblivion19

    oblivion19 Senior Member

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    So.. does dat mean most sites have no qualms in accepting spun content??
     
  5. scb335

    scb335 BANNED BANNED

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    Wow, lot of questions to start off a thread with lol

    I do a ton of article marketing, but my methods aren't really blackhat and would probably be too much work for most folk here as a result, however it works for me in getting fair amounts of highly targeted traffic to sales or landing pages.

    1:How many article directories do you submit to. The top or a lot?
    In general, I submit to GoArticles, eZineArticles and ContentCaboodle for links.

    For traffic forget GoArticles, but eZineArticles and ContentCaboodle both send a few visitors through for me on articles.

    For the best (targeted quality, not volume) traffic though, I pitch my articles directly to ezine/newsletter publishers.

    If I'm looking to promote a new site about "Blue Plastic Widgets", I'll spend the time to write a couple of really good (think authority voice) articles on topics of interest to blue plastic widgets owners, and then I'll search big G for ezines and newsletters where my articles might be of value to the subscribers, and I'll contact the publishers directly offering free use of my high quality content in their newsletter in exchange for a brief by-line where I can include my site's URL.

    Stay away from IM and ezines being run as sales funnels by IM'ers and it's amazing how many publishers will jump on this offer. You can offer the same article to multiple newsletters, and so it doesn't matter if they only have a couple dozen subscribers each, I've seen crazy CTR's to my sites doing this and the traffic is highly targeted for you.

    The trick is to offer out high quality articles that will leave readers wanting more though, which take time to write well and then invest the time in finding ezines and newsletters to offer them to. Like I said, it's real work to do, but the ROI is always worth it for me.

    2: Do you use same article for submissions on diff article directories and Why?
    As I said, I will offer the same articles to multiple newsletters for publishing, though sometimes I'll offer exclusive rights to a newsletter that has a lot of subscribers.

    With article directories, I send the same article to each of them. I have yet to see proof that any dup. content penalty/filter applies when doing this, so there's no way I'm giving any article directory exclusive content that I create.

    3:How often? Once a week, Once a day etc?
    I do some form of article marketing daily.

    4: Is it worth using software for auto submissions?
    For me, no. None of the software works with the 3 directories I use, and the backlinks and traffic from all those tons of other directories that the programs do work with has never seemed worth the hassle to me.

    5: Do u target keywords in your articles?
    Not any more. I never have with articles I gave to newsletters, but I used to with articles I published to the directories. However, the search engines have gotten really good at understanding what content is related and what's not, so I don't see the value in targeting a keyword in published articles.

    For example, let's say my site is about Credit Repair. Without wasting any time researching or focusing on keywords, I can spit off a quick article about being denied on a credit card application because of a credit score, and once it's published at the 3 directories the search engines will automatically find it from the "newest articles" rss feeds of those directories, and the humans who might be interested in my topic and visiting those directory sites will see it on the category pages, so without wasting time or efforts on keywords I've still gained the maximum benefit I can get out of them in my eyes.

    Sure, if you target a keyword your article might get a high SERPs position, but it won't last long and may even bump your main site down in the SERPs in the mean time, so there's no real benefit there.

    The only place I do think about keywords with articles now, is in the resource box backlink. I make sure to use the anchor text in the link that I want my main site to rank for.

    6: Do you use socialbookmark/linkbuild/Xrumer or use other blackhat technique on ur published articles?
    Nope.

    7: Do you use spun content?
    No, and yes. I don't with article directories or the newsletters that I give articles to, but I will sometimes spin articles and throw them up on Web 2.0 sites for additional backlinks.

    Another thing I'll do, which isn't spinning but it is reusing articles, is I'll take 3 to 5 articles that I've written on the same topic and put them together into a PDF file, then I'll upload that on document sharing sites. Not for links but it can bring in an additional trickle of highly targeted traffic to my site on an ongoing basis.

    Gee, I wonder how long it'll be before we see the stuff from this thread being offered as a system at DP or as a WSO? lol
     
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  6. KingFrank

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    Hey Peter, what you posted sounds interesting.

    1st Post some articles with anchor text links pointing to your site that you need traffic on...

    2nd Write an Post similar articles that link back to the articles we first created that point back to our site that we need traffic on...

    3rd. Submit the second articles to all these directories...

    Is this better than just submitting articles that link directly to your websites?
    I actually thought about doing this before but never reasoned to myself why. Can you please elaborate and let us know why this works, and how well it has worked for you?
    Thanks!
     
  7. oblivion19

    oblivion19 Senior Member

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    I second that.. I think i recently read in a popular SEO book that each of the article directly linking to ur sites is better than the way peter has mentioned...
     
  8. peter2002

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    First, in most circumstances it's easier to rank high for an EZA article than for your own website. Of course, this depends on some factors, but for the most part it's true.

    Second, you'll get a lot of link juice for your own website because your EZA article (that got all the links) links back to your website. This is especially true when you get some extra high quality backlinks from high PR websites like .edu and .org, pointing to your EZA article. So your Google rank for your own site will improve eventually as well.

    Just try it once and see the results for yourself.
     
  9. halfpoint

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    I use a service called Distribute Your Articles which submits to thousands of directories.

    Yes, I do. Duplicate content penalty is a myth. Submitting the same articles to different directories is called syndication and is perfectly fine.

    To be honest I don't do it very often at all. In my opinion there are much better ways to get links, however, I do submit articles to directories as it makes my link network look more natural.

    Diversity in your links is key.

    Yes. Automation is a great thing.

    Your probably best off to submit to a few of the top directories like EA, GoArticles etc manually and them submit them through software.

    It depends. If I write them myself then yes, however, if they PLR articles I just submit them as they are.

    I have run all of my Ezine Articles through Bookmarking Demon, however, I don't do anything more than that. I would prefer to build links to a domain that I actually own.

    I want to build up my own business, not the article directories.

    Yeah. Sometimes I write unique articles, sometimes I used spun articles and sometimes I used PLR articles exactly as they come.