We have all heard about article marketing and how effective it can be for getting your sites not only indexed into the search engines but a good ranking as well.
However if you would like to send your article marketing into over drive as an affiliate marketer then here are a few simple tips that will benefit you greatly.
When writing your articles and placing them into to the online directories you need to have what is called a resource box where you place your text links for the promotion of your site. The problem with this is that by placing the text links at the bottom of your article you are not getting the full benefit of the link back or your hard work.
Are Article Directories Really That Effective For Article Marketing
Article directories only allow you to place text links in your resource box that will actually be of benefit to your marketing and if you try to place a text link in the first or second paragraphs of your article you will not be permitted this is especially the case for EzineArticles. This is what they call above the fold and they want their site links to be the first links that a user views.
You can however place a text link in the last paragraph of your article but it will be tagged “Nofollow” by the EzineArticle Directory. Which is not what you want right!
I am not saying don’t use EzineArticles or even GoArticles, Article Dashboard as a promotion method for your website they are still effective resources to have, I am simply making you aware of what is the standard practice for many of the article directories online today.
The reason for this is that the higher your link is on the article you have submitted the more relevance it is given by the search engines in general. So even though you are getting a benefit from using these directories you are not getting the full benefit for your article marketing efforts.
Taking Your Article Marketing To The Next Level Is As Simple As…
If you really want to see results when using article text links you need to be placing your articles on sites that will allow you to place your text link in the first paragraph of the article so that it is above the fold.
By doing this you are getting the most benefit from your marketing efforts where as your text link is at the top of the page and is given more relevance by the search engines and a better chance of a visitor actually clicking on your link to visit your site.
By placing your articles on other relevant blogs not just article directories you can get the full benefit from your article marketing by placing your text links at the very top of your article giving it more exposure and more relevance from the search engines. Of course you will still come across blogs that use “NoFollow” I dont think this can be avoided but in general nearly all your articles will pass PR back to your site.
So How Do You Find Blogs That Will Except Your Articles?
The first way you can do this is to use Google Blogs and then enter your selected keyword to find relevant blogs to submit your articles to and hope that they except them. This can be a very time consuming exercise to complete and the results can be very slow…
Google has quietly disabled the Google Blog Search home page at google.com/blogsearch and redirects it to the Google home page. Now, if you want to filter content based on blog posts, you can do so by going to Google News, clicking on the Search Tools and selecting the “All news” drop down and checking off just “Blogs.” Source: http://searchengineland.com/google-blog-search-now-within-google-news-search-202202
It seems like blog search has been slowly dying off but with this change, it might stick around for some time.
Again, Google Blog search seems to now be incorporated directly into Google News as a search option.
Hat tip to seo-united.de
The most effective way to do article marketing is to use a paid service that will actually allow you to submit your articles into their own database and then they will submit them for you over a period of time on autopilot depending on what you have selected in the account setup.
The remainder of this post is no longer relevant, continuing to use tactics such as these can have very negative effects on your online business.
The two most effective services that we actually use and recommend are Unique Article Wizard and MyArticleNetwork for the amount of blogs and directories that are made available to you at the click of a button.
Using Article Spinners To Launch Your Article Marketing Into Overdrive
Spending a few hours crafting your article for the directories is one thing and the benefits are effective but very limited when it comes to getting back links. Firstly after your article has been placed onto different websites its effectiveness starts to drop due to the fact that it is the same article being placed onto each site…
What if you could spin that article and then place a unique copy of that article onto article directories and other blog sites. To spin an article only takes 15 to 30 minutes depending on your own skills using the program and you then have anywhere between 1 to 1000 unique articles that you can then circulate across the internet giving you the full benefit to your article marketing.
What Is The Best Article Spinner
When we first started using these types of programs we would have to say the Brad Callens Article Spinner was the best and easiest to use to create unique articles however then came Mass Article Control which was a package deal from Adel Chowdry giving you a Mass Article Spinner And Mass Article Submitter for the directories which would allow you to submit to 20 directories online.
However there is a new set of Elite Article Marketing Tools that we have now started using called Magic Article Rewriter and Magic Article Submitter this software allows you to save your choices and has a very effective way of using tokens in your article re-writes to change text throughout the complete article at the click of a button.
This gives you much more control over the changes that are being made and is significantly faster than any other spinner we have used to date, saving you much more time.
The Magic Article Submitter is even more effective where you have access to 600 plus directories to submit your articles to and each one totally unique from the last giving you a very powerful marketing tool to promote your online business.
To learn how effective this type of article marketing really is check out our post on How To Increase Web Traffic On Autopilot.
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