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Is Article Marketing Really Any Good?

Jan 24, 2008
Everyone who has built a website must know that the secret to success is building back links. This used to consist of hours of work finding sites and asking for reciprocal links unfortunately this no longer works as well as it did. When it comes to getting 1 way links there is a new kid on the block and that's article marketing.

Regular new content is important for any website. By writing and distributing articles you can provide site owners with new content and at the same time get a back link or two for your site. In this article I'll attempt to answer some of the most common questions asked by people considering article marketing as a way to promote their sites.

What should I be writing about?

It is always easier to write about what you know to start with. Once you develop your writing skills then you can move on to subjects you need to research. Always make sure that the topic is related to the site that you are promoting.

How will people locate my articles?

Once you have finished writing your article you add a resource box to it which contains links to your site. You then submit the article to article listing directories where they are placed in categories. Site owners can then copy them from the directories and use them. They must however keep your links intact

Won't people just remove the links?

This does happen occasionally but it is still quite rare. when you write your articles add a unique phrase to the article. You can then search Google to find your articles and make sure your links are intact. If you find that a webmaster has removed your links then just send him an email and ask him to remove the article or make the link live.

What length should the articles be?

Usually anywhere between 350 words and 500 words is ideal. If you find yourself writing longer article split them up into 2 or 3 separate articles

Should I submit my article to more than 1 site?

Views are divided on this some people say submit them to as many sites as possible while others think you should only submit unique articles to each site. If you don't have a tool that will help you to create unique articles then I would suggest making each submission to an article site with a PageRank of 4 or above unique.

How many Articles should I write?

Write as many as you can. Some people find they can only write 1 or 2 a day while others like my wife can churn our 25-30 in a day. Set yourself a target of writing 1 before breakfast everyday to start with and then take it from there
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