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Mar 22, 2008
You've created a blog, and you've posted to it. But where's your traffic? Getting traffic to your blog is easy: you must promote your blog, and you must promote consistently. One of the easiest and best blog promotional methods is article marketing.

If you've never heard of "article marketing" this is just a form of promotion in which you write articles, and post them to article directories. Not only do you get traffic to your blog when people read your articles, you also acquire backlinks. Links to your blog are essential, because they help with your search engine optimization (SEO).

Let's look at three tips which will help you with your article marketing.

1. Be consistent, set a schedule of articles to write and to post to article directories

All marketing methods require consistency. You have to keep doing it. Sending one single article to an article directory helps your traffic. Creating more articles and posting them, brings you more traffic. The more articles you write, the more traffic you'll get.

You'll get the best results when you set a schedule for yourself of writing and posting articles. Your schedule will depend on the amount of time you have available - it's important to keep adding content to your blog so that when your visitors arrive, they have great content to read.

You could schedule one article posted to directories per week, or even one posted per day, to really boost your traffic.

Be patient as you wait for results. There's only one marketing method which gives you immediate traffic, and that's paid advertising. However, this is expensive, and once you stop advertising, the traffic stops. With article marketing, the traffic doesn't stop - your article stay online, and keep sending you traffic.

2. Use a keyword tool to find high traffic keywords to include in your articles

Your blog's visitors will find you via the search engines, so it's important to include keywords in your articles. Keywords are those words which people type into a search engine query box to find you.

There are many keyword tools online, both free and paid. For your purposes, the free keyword tools give you sufficient information to find out which keywords you should include.

Remember that keywords are useless on their own. Your articles should be quality: when you provide good content, you'll draw traffic. You want your blog's visitors to visit and subscribe to your RSS feed.

3. Article marketing is cumulative, so you'll see the most results over time

Your results with article marketing will vary - you may get an immediate rush of traffic, or you may not. However, over time you will get a steady increase in traffic, depending on how many articles you post.

Think of your article marketing traffic as a snowball, rolling downhill, and getting bigger as it rolls. As you write and post more articles to the directories, your presence will grow - your snowball will get bigger and bigger.

So there you have three tips to help you to get traffic to your blog via article marketing. All three tips are important. Enjoy the traffic which article marketing brings you.
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