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Months Of Submitting Articles For Backlinks

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by RalphyBoy, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. RalphyBoy

    RalphyBoy Regular Member

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    and NOTHING!

    For each article, 1 only got about 10 backlinks, no matter the software I used.

    I've been patient, waiting for the lazy article directory owners to approve the articles, and so far (months), nothing, they're still in in queue.

    Anyone have a way to replace the links I should have got from the article directories.

    These are for WH money sites so I can't go to extreme.

    Thanks!
     
  2. paytonlowe

    paytonlowe Junior Member

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    I do article submitting also and I agree that the acceptance rate is low.

    I submit at least an article a day per site and my backlinks grow steadlly.

    I use the software availiable free here, I think the thread is called [Get] Article Submitter
     
  3. RalphyBoy

    RalphyBoy Regular Member

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    Yes, this is one of them I've used....

    The software works well, it just points to junk directories.
     
  4. chambras1281

    chambras1281 Junior Member

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    you probably won't get much a backlink juice if the directory is no follow and if you do not do the rss submit or ping it to the directories.
     
  5. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Writing articles for backlinks is a poor strategy. I do not know why it is so popular.

    I write articles sometimes, but they are for the purpose of driving traffic by ranking in themselves, not for backlinks.

    I recommend you begin a new strategy entirely. You're spending time writing articles which need to get through human review for one tiny measly backlink? Maybe it's time to reassess your efforts.

    Get into blog commenting. Google may sometimes sandbox new sites that do this, but it only lasts a few months, and then you're back on top. This has happened to me many times and has become almost standard practice for me. Don't be afraid of commenting just because your trying to be legit. If Google penalized sites for commenting, people would be able to take down their competitors with an xrumer blast.
     
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  6. RalphyBoy

    RalphyBoy Regular Member

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    Great, thanks for the advice, I'll start today!

    I started with the articles as I thought it was a good, safe way to get bulk backlinks. If they ever hit, that will be great, but it's time to move on.

    Thanks again!
     
  7. aмillionaírе

    aмillionaírе Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    1. Your articles are picked up by splogs, giving you all type of BL's.
    2. Article Directories, the good ones, account for high quality BL's.
    3. You have a healthy conscience knowing you didn't spam to get all of those high quality links.
    It's very much worth writing a decent article or two.
    These are LONG term link relationships, time tested and proven. Google approved.
     
  8. blackhat.mmm

    blackhat.mmm Junior Member

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    I'm going to throw my ring in the article hat as well. While Ezine can rank really well on
    light to moderately competitive keywords, I use articles primarily as hundreds and thousands
    of presell-type 'first impression' introductions to gather and warm up prospects for my
    landing/squeeze pages.

    You can usually put at least two links in an article and/or a resource box, not to mention
    that by using keyword-anchor text you can more effectively rank the sites that you
    want exposed to organic traffic.

    I can't imagine submitting to hundreds of directories manually. I would have thrown in
    the towel after Day 4 or 5. :)

    I use $67/mo UAW to automatically submit my articles to usually 1,500+ directories
    and it automatically spins each article to all of these directories into unique content,
    which does help with submission success a bit. More importantly it allows each individual
    article to rank for the same keyword. I use it in conjunction with SEnuke to bookmark,
    ping, linkwheel and otherwise promote the front-runners (the articles that rank the
    fastest).

    I outsource most of this work now, but it's a pretty simple system that's taken over
    the first 10 pages (90-95/100 spots) with article after "unique" article.


    Are you spinning these articles, swapping in 100+ titles, etc?


    And I don't understand what you mean here:
    About how many articles did you submit successfully over the last couple of months?

    Also, did you just start with article marketing or had you tried it in the past?

    If so, isn't is possible that you may have not been 100% familiar with a lot of directory
    standards? Things like word-count, wrapping text, effective resource boxes, proper keyword
    usage in both the title and body of each article, the necessity of unique articles with
    each submission, an all-out blitz (relative to prior efforts) in promotion of the article
    urls, (potentially) using paid traffic to get into the most-viewed section, etc.

    Believe me, article marketing works. It's perfect for the low-hanging long-tail fruit,
    but it can (IMO should) also greatly assist in "setting the table" for the beginning
    of your sales funnel.

    Yes, an Xrumer blast will give you a rush of backlinks and if you're not building
    a list/following but rather just promoting a site or product then it could potentially
    be very successful for you. Keep in mind, there is a very high (daunting to me)
    learning curve with Xrumer and you;d better serve your site if you got a pro
    (there's many threads around here). UAW can be tedious, but if you're smarter
    than a 5th-grader then you may be able to pick it up.

    You can control the flow/daily distribution with UAW though too.

    I would say that if you have to post manually due to finances, then go
    with blog commenting and stick to Ezine articles (write one a day).As soon
    as you're able to quantify visitors to conversions and articles to visitors then
    you can just pay to have it partially or entirely done for you and scale the
    sucker up.

    Feel free to PM me if you'd like my opinion on a particular article that you
    expected to have better results with.


    Anyway, my two cents. I vote 'Yay' on article marketing...!




    -BH3M
     
  9. klawre1221

    klawre1221 Regular Member

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    I agree if you are going to do article marketing I would go with UAW. Blog commeting and profile spamming are good ways to get lots of backlinks quickly.
     
  10. Micallef

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    For me it's a simple equation:

    Article backlinks are either costly, or time consuming.

    Backlinks from other sources are free, and fast (if you know what you're doing).

    If like me you have hundreds of sites to promote, article marketing just isn't an option. The time efficiency issue just makes the whole idea seem ridiculous. Sure, it might be somewhat effective in the serps, but the time/cost is completely unacceptable to me.

    Still, to those who want to stick with it, good luck.
     
  11. nathanooo2

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    Quite agree with Micallef.Blog commenting is a great way to achieve rank in G.I too work with article but not for the backlinks.As you know the acceptance rate.