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How Often Should You Submit Articles?

Aug 17, 2007
One of the big questions people have about article marketing is how often they should submit articles for a given site. People submit articles a over a huge range of time frames, from several similar articles submitted all on the same day to only occasional article submissions.

But in some ways it's not just how often you submit articles. It's the topics you are submitting on.

Let's take a look at the people submitting tons of articles to a directory on a single day. All too often I seem them do minor variations on the same theme, such as "Blue Widgets" and "Red Widgets" and "Green Widgets". Yes, sometimes about that similar and all on the same topic.

How likely do you think it is that a website owner, newsletter publisher or anyone else interested in that topic is going to pick up all these articles? It's not too likely.

If you're sticking tight to one topic, it can be better to leave a few days between submissions. This gives you a chance to be picked up by a range of publishers. Publishers may only go through a couple days' worth of submissions, and are rarely interested in multiple articles by the same author, especially if they are too similar.

On the other hand, if you are promoting a range of topics, you may be able to successfully submit multiple articles on a single day. You probably won't have so many publishers seeing your name over and over and getting bored with it.

At the other end of the spectrum are the people who rarely submit articles. That's fine, but it means you probably aren't taking the best possible advantage of article marketing. If you're using other solid tactics this may only be a minor issue, of course.

For a single topic, I generally suggest submitting an article about every three days. You can use a service to schedule this rather than do it on your own if you like. This is very helpful if you like to write your articles all in a burst. You can do that and still schedule your articles to come out on a schedule so that you don't have to worry about them.

It's a balancing act between getting the links from the article directories themselves and getting publishers to notice your articles. The links from the directories can be good, but you never know who might notice one of your articles and use it, bringing traffic to your site as well.
About the Author
Stephanie Foster runs http://www.brightarticles.com/ for people who want to bring attention to their websites through article marketing. You can submit your articles free at her site.
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