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Article Marketing as a Traffic Strategy

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Welcome back. I would be happy to have your feedback on my free traffic generation strategies so far.

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Our next strategy we are going to cover is outlined below:

Traffic Generation Strategy #3:
Article Marketing.

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The greater the number of articles in circulation, the more exposure you will receive, however you always want to focus on producing high quality content, rather than just on the quantity that is being distributed between these networks. Since articles are available for re-print, where webmasters can use your content on their websites and communities, (as long as the Author’s resource box is left intact), you will also be able to build additional back links from the websites that feature your content throughout their network.

Here are the top article directories that you should focus on submitting content to:

  • http://www.EzineArticles.com
  • http://www.GoArticles.com
  • http://www.ArticlesFactory.com
  • http://www.WebProNews.com
  • http://www.ArticleDashboard.com
  • http://www.ArticlesBase.com
  • http://www.ArticleRich.com
  • http://www.Articles-Hub.com
  • http://www.Articlesnatch.com

Added the following on recommendation:

  • http://www.prlog.org/
  • http://www.SubmitYourNewArticle.com

The most important thing to remember is that you need to create a compelling Author’s Resource box as this is the area where you are able to include a link to your website and direct readers to explore your own personal site.

Targeted Traffic Techniques. Article Marketing Strategies

Since the space allocated is quite limited, you need to focus on using a strong call to action that prompts the reader to click your link and visit your website. The best way to go about creating your Author’s Resource box is to think of it as a short commercial, where you are given a very limited time to explain the benefits and highlight the most important features of your product or service. In addition, if you offer a freebie or giveaway within your Resource Box, rather than a direct pitch (such as directing your reader to download a free report or e-book by visiting your squeeze page), you will instantly maximise your articles performance in terms of driving targeted traffic to your websites, as well as in building relevant mailing lists of potential buyers.

An example of a resource box is outlined below for you:

About the Author:

Peter Paterson is the editor in chief of six figure online business, an online entrepreneur and offline business owner.
I believe passionately in helping others achieve a self-employed lifestyle. When not Writing, Posting or Tweeting you can normally find me walking our cat Cleo around the garden.

2 Comments

  1. I would be interested in any real feedback with test results for this. I did considerable article marketing years ago, but noticed results plummeting and acceptance getting harder, so I went to publishing my own blog with much shorter articles and better results. That may be an indication of attention spans being much lower today.

    • Hi Warren,
      With the growth of both social media and article spinner software available to generate articles, the value of Article Marketing has fallen slightly out of favour with google and some SEO firms. However, google will always put value on good authentic content. Instead of auto-submitting articles to multiple sources, it is far better to select good quality article directories which are relevant to the content you are posting. It is a good way of getting content in front of eyes and back-links to your website. If you take the time to right a good quality resource box, with a strong call to action, people will visit. Article marketing is not the golden goose, however, when used with a full Search Engine Optimisation strategy it can put out the seeds which you can reap for years to come. I am still getting traffic and sign-ups to a traffic exchange link which I wrote two years ago.
      The key points here are – Authentic Good Quality or Informative Content. This is why publishing authentic content on your blog is so important. The search engines love authentic content.
      Best regards
      Pete

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