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Lots of Article Marketing Questions

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bstsystems, May 18, 2011.

  1. bstsystems

    bstsystems Regular Member

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    1. Is article marketing still worth doing after Google Panda?

    2. I submitted my first article to about 250 article directories using article demon, and another 30 high PR directories manually. Is this the best strategy? Will it be effective? It's been over a week and yahoo is only listing a total of 6 links from the whole thing, and none of my keywords are ranking any higher.

    3. I just learned about pinging the links from this forum, I have not done that yet. What do I ping, the article link?

    4. How long should it take to start seeing my keywords rank higher?

    5. I used the included spinner so to replace about 1/4 of the words/phrases to add uniqueness, but does google see through that anyway? Is this type of spinning even worth doing if they can?

    6. What % unique do I need each article that I submit to be? Should I be using copyscape for all of this, and if so what is the method?

    7. How many links should I expect from an article distributed using the above method?

    8. Is all of this the best use of my time, or should I get a refund on the software and just spend that money on something more effective? If so, what would that be?
     
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  3. Statix

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    1. I think so, I don't think it's as strong as it was 6 months ago however. It is still a good way to get backlinks, trouble now is they aren't as valuable as they once was

    2. I'm not familiar with that software but keep in mind that many article directories approve their articles which mean that not all will go through the next day. Lots of the lower quality directories can take weeks or months if they get around to doing it at all.

    3. Once the article gets approved, yes pinging it will help to index it. Letting SE find it naturally will take more time but may help you to avoid a sandbox

    4. Maybe a week you'll start to see movement, maybe just a few hours, it's all up to Google

    5 - 6. Spinning is always better IMO to at least 50% but for me, trying to run 150 articles thru Copyscape just isn't worth it. Spin it, submit it, forget it. It's better if you spin the articles yourself rewriting them on a sentence and paragraph level rather than just replacing a few synonyms

    7. Again, I'm not familiar with the software so I don't know the success rates. Keep in mind that just submitting an article does not mean you get a backlink or traffic, if the article is never approved or doesn't get indexed it will not help you any. After a few weeks you can check the author accounts and try to figure out some sort of success rate unless the software does that for you.

    8. Article Marketing Robot is really good and they have a trial period too, so you may want to try it to see how it compares to the software you already have or just as a compliement to what you already have.
     
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  4. Patrick.T

    Patrick.T Newbie

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    Yeah it still works against google Panda provided you have atleast 300 words of article not too shorter article as google treat them as ads.Also go for good high PR sites for submission.Otherwise google can penalize you too.Panda updates targeted low quality sites.The sites which uses short articles no better than ads, written with poor quality language skills and scraped from other sites, are got penalized.
     
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  5. DavidHunke

    DavidHunke Registered Member

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    well article submission is really good way, I recommend you to submit your article on the sites after knowing the exact size recommended to the site, bcz some of the sites do not pay good results for shorter articles and after that you should just put the links of the articles on various directories and social networks. your keywords will be ranked higher depending on the traffics you will get.
     
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  6. LinkOil

    LinkOil Junior Member

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    I have to agree. Panda has changed the landscape. As long as you write quality articles that are NOT spun then you should be ok. When looking at a site Google looks for randomness. In other words if one site has 500 words per every articles and thus the average size of the article is 500 it looks like you are " OVER SEO'ing" it and thus Google can give slight penalty for that. In contrast if you articles vary in length and the average length of all articles makes 500 then Google likes that and will rank the shorter articles as well. I hope this sheds some light.
     
  7. Shhhocker

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    I've seen substantial movement w/ less competitive keywords by submitting spun articles to drip feed blog networks. These are brand new sites that I'm talking about; so I'm not sure how well this works w/ aged domains. Keep in mind that categories are very important to a successful set of submissions. The wrong category could limit the amount of times your article is actually published, whether it's on various blogs or in article directories.
     
  8. bstsystems

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    So there are blog networks that will allow you to submit an article to them and they will drip it? Which are the best networks for this?

    Why wouldn't it work as well on an aged domain?
     
  9. Shhhocker

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    I'm sure it would work well; I was just saying that I haven't experimented yet. I'll PM you a link to the service I use - Article Ranks.
     
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    Very thoughtful comment on article submission. Yes keyword is the main thing of an article.