3 Things You Must Do When Submitting To Article Directories

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  • Paul Livingston

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Thanks Reed, great stuff.

    Do you post articles? Where? What kind? Links?

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  • Anatoly Silkin

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

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    Sincerely Anatoly Silkin.

  • Jeff

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Reed,

    Some very good points about article writing. Can you write a post expanding on your last point about the difference between content submitted to directories and highly targeted content (presumeably as would be posted on a blog or web site). I think this is a key thing for your readers to understand.

    Thanks!

    Jeff

  • Jeff

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Anatoly Silkin – Say What?!?

  • PV Reymond

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    You clarified important things here.

    Article marketing is a great way to get traffic and customers, but you have to know how to do it.

    I think that optimizing your articles for search engine is good, but if you work only on this direction you could fail.

    You have to write your article with your prospects in mind, give them tips and solutions. This way they will see that you are helping them and they will visit your site.

    If you combine these two things you can achieve great results.

    Thanks,
    ^PV Reymond

    http://www.startup-internetbusiness.com

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  • Anna Kindler

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Hey Reed,This is your first Thanksgiving with your new son. How great is that? The article today is informative as usual. Do you have an ebook on article writing that you could sell me? This granne newbie, really feels that you are one of the “good guys” of marketing and I feel I can trust your information. Thanks.Anna

  • Neil Robins

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Reed, Good stuff again.

    I’m writing from an article directory owner/webmaster perspective.

    There are some article writers (more likely they are article re-producers)who do not read or, if they do, adhere to the guidelines.

    You have some submitters submitting 6 copies of the same article with different subject lines; others create purely a very long advertisement and forget your point No.1 above; and of course
    failure to consider your point No.2 is very common.(And we will not mention the bad grammar and spelling that’s prevalent.)

    Article marketing can be used very successfully as many of our submitters will testify.They know they have to use the critea you detailed in your post.

  • Asher

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    I’m an avid article marketer and I can identify with your first point about confusing the reason to promote with the reason to write.

    It’s a good thing I got that out of the way early. Article marketing is a great way of getting exposure.

    It has to be done just right for maximum success 😉

    Asher

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  • Dorothea Carney

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Hey Reed,
    Great post! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    I just started submitting articles to a great directory. They give away lots of freebies and tons of info too.

    It’s at: http://affsphere.anyonecandoit.com

    Thanks …Dorothea Carney

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  • Jussi Koiranen

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Another good post about article writing. There are numerous people promoting the importance of articles but so far only Anik Singal has now you have published some good advice about the subject.

  • Jussi Koiranen

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    @ Anatoly Silkin – What???

  • dawntrenee

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    I am learning more and more everyday how important and useful article marketing can be to you and your website. Thanks for the great article.

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  • TL The Liberator

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Reed,

    Once again you’ve hit the nail on the head. There are many ways to profit from article/content marketing but most people get it wrong.

    TL

  • Tim Ackley

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    hi, Reed
    great content as usual…..

    I would add that a clever lens on Squidoo can get you to page one of google in a hurry as well,
    and they are fun!

  • Terence

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

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  • Michael

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Reed,

    Great content that I needed to read as I am writing and submitting articles.

    Thanks,
    M_ichael

  • David

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Thanks for some very useful hints – what do you think of article submitters? I have used BAMM and am very happy with it – saves a lot of time. Also I agree with Tim – Squidoo is a great place to publish articles.

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  • Femi

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Hey what’s shaking Reed,

    Man I love this post. Every single word is filled with the truth. Especially your second point. I agree that your articles should not just be geared towards gettting traffic, backlinks or merely getting clicks to your website, but make it enjoyable to read and worthy enough to get picked up by publishers.

    Just this little info alone can pay huge dividends to article writers.

    Be blessed and congrats on the new baby-Reed! 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    – Femi
    http://femiakinkuowo.com

  • Pat Gunning

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

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  • Carma Spence-Pothitt

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    This is good stuff, Reed. I love that you included the importance of planning out your article marketing strategy — this is so often overlooked.

  • Timothy Millar

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Hey Reed, Article Marketing is great but you have to know the rules! Ezine articles is tough to get going but is worth the effort. I have been trying Hub pages for a couple weeks and really enjoy it. Squidoo is next, I have been hearing about it too long not to try. Have a wonderful Day, Timothy Millar

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  • Timothy Millar

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Hey Reed, I heard of two good Article sites
    just yesterday and I am in the middle of trying
    the one called Scribd.com who are ranked in the top ten in traffic on the Web and then there is
    Zimbio.com which I am trying next. Have you tried these yet? Have a Wonderful Day, Tim

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  • tmobil8

    Reply Reply November 25, 2008

    Greetings Reed my friend, Thomas Richmond here, next time your online lets talk, i wish you and your new family a very Happy Thanksgiving. God_bless you 🙂

  • bet

    Reply Reply November 26, 2008

    Thanks, again for a great article and thanks to the people above who added useful hints. I will try them. What are the subscriber’s rules? Does each place, such as ezine tell you what they want? What are the differences between content submitted to directories and highly targeted content? (as asked above).Enjoy your baby! They grow up so quickly. bet

  • admin

    Reply Reply November 26, 2008

    @Paul ezine articles has some http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Reed_Floren

    @Anatoly what?

    @Jeff good idea we will see what we can do

    @PV thanks agreed

    @Anna it’ll be great! I know of one coming out soon look for an email from me on it 🙂

    @Neil thank you, nice to have your insight.

    @Asher agreed

    @Dorothea thank you 🙂

    @Jussi thank you

    @dawntrenee You’re welcome

    @TL thanks

    @Tim yep I’ve heard of a lot of people having success with Squidoo

    @Terence yep it’s a great way

    @Michael keep us posted

    @David Programs for submitting articles? I’ve pretty much stayed with just submitting to major article directories

    @Femi thank you 🙂

    @Pat article marketing is great but JV’s are #1 for me

    @Carma thanks

    @Timothy I haven’t tried those

    @Thomas thanks 🙂

    @bet you’d want to know the rules for each place you go after before writing articles.

  • Geoff Dodd

    Reply Reply November 27, 2008

    Reed,

    Good stimulating article. The goal of article submission is so important and the Quality with a capital ‘Q’ is crucial. Everyone will avoid and run away from poor quality and poor English in articles. Search engine back links is one consideration but can backfire – people’s readability MUST come first! Quality WILL get linked to Naturally.

    Geoff

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  • admin

    Reply Reply November 30, 2008

    @Geoff agreed you need to have quality.

  • bet

    Reply Reply December 3, 2008

    Wonderful information. I hope everyone went to Asher’s page for some more good stuff. I don’t know what my resource box link is, yet.

  • admin

    Reply Reply December 6, 2008

    @bet thanks

  • delords

    Reply Reply January 31, 2009

    Great Tip reed
    keep the good work.

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  • Camilla

    Reply Reply November 24, 2010

    Another good post about the facts on writing an article. There are numerous people promoting the importance of articles but you are doing it absolutely great! :-))

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