Reed I agree completely with you. My first form of traffic generation with affiliate marketing has writing articles, and it still continues to bring me a good amount of traffic on a daily basis. I have submitted over 200 articles on the web, and it has been very rewarding.
As always, insightful information Reed.
Writing an article that captivates your audience attention takes alot of practice. Individuals who are writers or authors by trade can produce articles everyday without breaking a sweat.
One tip I learned for writing new articles is to buy an ebook and write a review about it, publish it. In the signature line, I would direct the traffic to a short report about that ebook to build a list. You just have to entice your readers by giving 2 or 3 points found in the ebook.
The report can be in a pdf or better yet, a blog format with adsence ads in them. So what happens when your readers visit your squeezepage containing your short report, they will be clicking on the adsense ads.
Thus killing 2 birds with one stone or is that 3 birds. Not only you are getting backlinks but you are also building your list and earning money from adsense ads.
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Article writing and marketing can indeed be very rewarding but there is an art to writing articles. I’ve learnt so much about article writing since I first stumbled into it but still consider I’ve much more to learn. There are a lot of pitfalls to avoid.
An article marketing and writing expert is Jeff Herring and he will be doing a free teleseminar with Jeff Mills on
“How to Outsource Your Article Writing and Marketing”.
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I agree with you, one of the most powerful ways to generate meaningful traffic is Article marketing.
Even if you are not good at writing you can hire someone that is good at it and give him the right directions to have good articles written.
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@Paul Penafiel —
The Adsense thing isn’t a bad idea unless you’re promoting something else. I wouldn’t want a bunch of 25-cent links competing with my affiliate link 😉
Heh, I should listen to myself. I have Amazon ads on my page. Gotta fix that.
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Greetings Reed, Thomas Richmond here, another way of marketing, your just too good buddy lol. A method i use perhaps not related, would be list-building, if you have your own auto-responder you can build a list and submit your articals to that list, then perhaps when you have enough members who by the way trust you thats why they joined up in the first place is try elling them one of your products, and always remember in your artical emailsyou send them to put somekind of link in, could be a product? could be a freebie but have tham get use to clicking those links. Best regards Reed p.s. thanks for the marketing video page 🙂 Thomas R. Admin http://superseosubmitter.com
Apparently great minds think alike! I just published an Ezine article about this very subject, and linked it back to my site for a free report on article marketing. Which, if anyone’s interested, can be picked up at the link below.
Article marketing is a very important avenue when doing SEO. One unique article with you link in it can be picked up by many different sites and your one way links (and traffic) can explode in a very short period of time!
Article Marketing is one of the best free marketing methods to ever happen to internet marketers. I know I will continue to take advantage of it because it works.
Hey Reed, Article Marketing will bring in lots of traffic to your site, Hub pages are real similar to ezines even with Amazon and Ebay ads.
I have had 450 visitors to my hubpages in 3 weeks and 2200 to my blog since I started hubbing.Have a Wonderful Day, Timothy Millar
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Thank you very much about your above well written article.I think anybody who wants to drive traffic to his or her website must read your artcle it got lot of information about writing and publishing articles to get traffic well done Reed I always read your blog when ever you have written a article keep up the good work Reed I will always visit your blog to learn something.
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How do you get around the duplicate content issue with articles? If a bunch of webmasters use your article on their site as-is, with your resource box, won’t that create a bunch of duplicate content that the search engines hate?
Good information. I have been using article marketing for the last year and I highly recommend it.
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All valid points. What I love most about articles is that they produce results PERMANENTLY so you do the work once and reap the rewards forever. That’s a great benefit, especially since they are free to publish.
Informative as always. Writing articles is a very good ‘set and forget’ type of traffic generation. It’s just fantastic that something that I may have written 12 months or even 2 years ago can continue to bring me traffic… awesome!
I have found that its easiest to write a article about products using keywords straight from my stats than any other type of advertising. You have hit it right on the nose about article marketing. Why some are so afraid to write surprises me at times.
The only problem I have is creating a really good sig file. Someday I will get that right..
Blogging can be as good if done correctly as well.
I am happy that i subscrited to ezine i realy appreciate your articles they are very informative please continue. and thank you
Reed, Articles are like the life blood to the marketer the veins are the auto responders . hubs are great the point is everyone is in need of fresh content and whichever you spin the most original is the top .No one likes the same old content with just a few changed words . Hub pages get their content on my sites to be strictly First even my artist review is on artistryathome/hub/hubpages.com it is another of my hubs but remember what you write becomes your makeup.You can also check out life core/hub/hubpages .com
and stillmore coming lily
Yes article writing can generate free traffic and search engine will crawl naturally to boost your indexing and will automatically givig you quality back links, yet it will take some times to get there
Article writing is without a doubt one of most effective ways to get free targeted traffic.
However what most people don’t realize is that they have to know how to write and article, how to do keyword research and how to create a compelling resource box before that article can work its magic in traffic generation.
Article marketing is a technique which without a shadow of a doubt, works. So spend time studying it and you can generate targeted traffic on demand.
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Writing articles is by far one of my favorite ways to increase traffic. I never really liked writing until I found that it is a great traffic generator. Another reason that article marketing is great is because you are giving information away for free, which my be helping someone in some way.
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An article which hits the bulls eye. I have about 80 articles on the top article site ezinearticles.com. I just started writing as a hobby and not to promote any business. After seeing the phenomenal traffic I have now started directing my links to monentized web pages and slowly building my internet business. Other traffic methods like PPC could really be a money sucker whereas article writing is considerably easy and traffic pulling.
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Articles are a great way of getting traffic to your business websites, when done properly. It also saves a lot of time to use a Article Submitter to at least get your articles to the top 10 or 20 Article Directories
very good thinking about client servicybility
also increse the busness performance,,its is good way,,bro,,
How does everyone feel about automatic article submission software, where the software fills in the forms and sends them off? Do you like it or hate it? If you like it, what is your favorite tool for doing the submissions?
I love article submissions. But I like the results I get with syndication the BEST of all!! I get results so fast, it’s a great thing!
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Hmm…I like writing articles. This is the oldest method but it is still very effective and it really will bring tons of traffic.
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My favorite method to display my work and easy for me at the same time,being writing is my choice.Most important of doing it, by my opinion is unique content and original style of writing.To offer to everybody something written heartily,which you really experienced.That is i give away:my personal life experience that can be trusted and given a try to achieve by everyone.
Even if you have no talent for writing there are ways to use free contents over the Internet and put some of yours in,by making wonderful story.
ps;if you want to feel my love of writing read my last Story on my blog/here is link/
Great post again Reed. For those who doubt the value of posting articles to free directories, just submit a few articles and check the article stats every week or so – you should see the stats increasing quite rapidly. Checking stats for your posted articles will also help identify the most popular topics which is a useful indicator for what future topics to write about.
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Writing and Submitting Articles is a great way to drive massive traffic to your site, and its the best way to get good targeted traffic because you are writing articles related to your site content and people reading your articles must have found something related to what they are looking for and would decide to take a look at your site to learn more and that can generate good sales if you have products you are promoting on your site.
In my Experience Article writing has contributed a lot to some of my success online,some years ago when i started some online jobs i was promoting my referral link for a paid to read email site, that’s hits4pay, and submitted some articles on it to directories and forums to my greatest surprise i stopped promoting that since last year or early this year but till now i still see people joining the site almost every week through my link, at a time i got confused cause i can’t even remember the sites i posted on that i had to ask some of them how they saw my link, I have gotten up to 200 people through that,and that also helped me in building a good list of internet business newbies.
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Hey Reed, Hope you are having a nice Day, Just wanted to say thanks for your great knowledge on
affiliate Marketing, I took your advice about using the Product name for Target keyword on my blog and I am getting Search Engine traffic on that keyword, Even on a free blog it works!
Congrats on the contest win, Jeff seems to have a strangle hold on first tho. Have a Wonderful Day, Timothy Millar
Hi Reed – thanks for all the great content on your site. I’m really new to all this and am finding your “soundbites” to be of real value to me.
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Initially, it could take some time to write articles to promote their products and services. Reasons might be, what to write or what to post again ?
Huh..Reed, you are right as it really takes time and effort to write articles.
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Hey Reed, there is no doubt article marketing can be beneficial for marketing in virtually any niche.
The key to article marketing is volume. You cannot just write a few articles for success. I have written over 200 articles which have given me tremendous results.
I think it is great Reed that you are encouraging your blog readers to article market, because it is the best form of free traffic generation.
I have to agree with the comments on aticle writing, they are all positives. I have been thinking about creating articles for some time now. I have a very large data base to draw from, but I cannot seem to get around to getting started.
Like many writers, I wasn’t a natural writer… it took research, practice, patience and lots of rewrites to write well recieved articles!
As a result of many hours invested and some patience I’ve had the privilege of being listed as an Expert Article writer at Ezine Articles…
It certainly has paid off for our business and can for yours as well..
You know your business so just put that knowledge into words on-screen and you are on the way…
Best of Luck!
Reed, Like Timothy I’ve been placing some articles on Hubpages as well. Traffic from them is good only when you create some inbound links to each hub page, especially from high PR tag pages and web 2.0 sites, incl social bookmarking sites, then getting more inbound links to THOSE and on and on .. building a linking structure.
I agree with you as well, but what about people that have a hard time writing? Do you think that having some one write for you would be okay? I know that a few people I have talked to love there products but get blocked when it come’s to writing for themselves..
Thank you for all the great info.
This is a very good lesson for me. Writing a good message will make benefit of others, but in returns it will also give another kind of benefit to the writer.
It is the same with a very basic principle of life: Everyone who gives more will receive more abundantly.
So, I am very much agree with you, Reed. God bless you. I will try at best to do it more and more!
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Writing a good article enables you to pre-sell your website visitor before they have even visited your site.
With an informative and well written article you should see an increase in conversion rate of both opt-ins and sales.
Thanks for the great information you are giving us here.
Article marketing is my main form of traffic generation. It gives you free, highly targeted visitors for as long as your articles are on the web.
The first article I ever wrote got picked up by 5 websites in a week. And it was the first one I ever wrote! Now I am much better at writing articles, and I have learned to write so that people actually want to go to my website and check out what else I have to say
@Paul good tips
@Nickolove I agree there is an art to it
@Thomas yeah using your list can do wonders
@Cheree nice to see us thinking alike
@Kevin you’re welcome
@Susan rewrite them
@Chris yeah I like that a lot as well
@Greg yeah that’s fun
@Kim you’re welcome
@faria you’re welcome
@lily I’d actually say the list is the lifeblood for my business
@Ari yeah it can take time
@Alan good points
@Derek you can definitely help people with article marketing
@Srinivasan it’s very powerful congrats
@David agreed if you’re going to submit to a bunch you should use an article submitter
@Susan I’ve liked them but haven’t used one in a long time so not sure what’s the best one at the moment
@Jeen that it will
@Slavica I agree a lot of people love to read a story
@Richard good points
@delords very nice
@Marina1965 thank you
@Timothy Which contest?
@Frankie it takes a bit but not too much time
@Matthew congrats 🙂
@normz2 Write out a couple bullet points on something and just expand on it and you’ve got your first article
@Geoff good point
@Jen outsourcing is fine, I outsource a lot of my article writing
@Cahyana keep us posted
@Melody are you building a list?
@Martin you’re welcome
One point I think you missed here is that even though the ultimate result you may want from writing an article is to make a sale, you cannot write your article the same way you write a sales letter or a promotional piece.
People don’t read articles to be sold or told; they read articles to get information and learn something — or possibly to be entertained.
So it’s important to keep all the “pushy” kinds of language out of the article, because it will definitely turn the reader off. And that’s not the goal of any article, I’m sure!
Just a thought here.
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