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Recycle Your Articles to Explode Your Traffic

Aug 17, 2007
Article Marketing continues to be one of the most powerful methods for generating web site traffic, building an opt-in list, and establishing credibility and positive branding. Smart internet marketers have been using this technique for the past 5 years or more.

However, what do you do after you finally finish writing and syndicating your article? Do you just let it gather dust among the vast world of internet archives? Of course not. Even after your article has been passed wildly across the internet, you can still gain lots of extra promotion by recycling your article.

I recommend several methods of recycling your article. If possible, I think you should use every single one of them. It will do wonders for your traffic and help you to quickly establish yourself as an expert in any area you choose.

One of the most powerful methods you can use is to turn your article into an audio file. If you want, you can even use a series of related articles to create your recording. By doing this, you automatically have your very own podcast ready to load up to a variety of podcast directories, including Yahoo, iTunes, Odeo, and iPodder.org. Each one of these directories can create additional traffic streams to your website. So, what are you waiting for, get recording!

Another powerful, but simple recyling technique includes emailing your articles to your newsletter subscribers. If you don't have a newsletter, you should defenitely start one now. Otherwise, you are losing money and wasting traffic.

With a newsletter, you can build a continuing relationship with your visitors. For me, my newsletter is simply an extension of my article marketing because they both allow me to develop a relationship with my readers.

You could easily turn 7 - 10 of your articles into an ecourse and start pulling in subscribers with your very own autoresponder.

At the end of each of your articles in your newsletter, encourage your readers to republish the article with the resource box intact.

The third recycling technique involves customizing your article for a particular industry. For example, I write articles about internet marketing. After syndicating my articles, I can customize them for a variety of industries. I could target real estate agents, accountants, dentists, or even a particular demographic such as work at home moms. As you can imagine, all of these people benefit from marketing. After I complete my customized articles, I can offer them to industry associations, newsletters, and trade magazines.

Now, here's one of my favorite techniques. If you have written an article that outlines a variety of points, you could simply expand each point into an entirely new article. For example, lets say you write an article entitled, "The 7 Best Ways to Promote Your Website". You could expand on each of those 7 points and create 7 entirely new articles.

Looking for new article ideas? Simply go to your favorite article database and look for some articles that are in the "list" format. Then, just expand on those points and you can create multiple articles.

Contact all the publishers on your list and offer them to run your articles as a series. By using this technique, you could get publishers to syndicate you every week. Just think what this could do for building your brand and credibility.

Now, you may think that sending 7 articles to a publisher is just too much. That's okay, you should still take advantage of this powerful technique. You can modify this method by sending a 2-article series to publishers. If your articles are enticing enough, many publishers will gladly publish them back-to-back.

The fifth and final recycling technique has the potential to send thousands of visitors to your website. To begin, you simply turn 10-30 of your articles into a PDF. Then, you must submit your ebook to as many free ebook directories as possible. This will help you gain some one-way links back to your site.

Inside your ebook, you must make it very clear that your ebook can be freely passed around as long as it is not altered. If you really want to make your ebook go viral, allow them to rebrand it with their own affiliate links.

I encourage you to immediately put these methods into use and take your article marketing to the next level. If you put in just a little bit of extra effort, I promise you that you will start to see some nice rewards.
About the Author
Kim Roach, the Hip Marketing Gal, has many more free traffic tips to unveil. To Learn Exactly how to attract tons of targeted, qualified web site traffic to your site, visit
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