I have personally found online article marketing to be one of the best ways to get free targeted web traffic to my blog and increase my online wealth. But don’t just take it from me, here’s what a top online guru has to say about article marketing:
“The number one strategy on the internet for free traffic is Article Marketing.”
– Alex Mandossian
I’m not surprised one of the top internet marketers thinks article marketing is a great strategy. There are some pretty compelling reasons to use online article marketing, especially if you combine it with the power of a blog. You can take content from your blog, tweak it a little bit, and turn each post into an article that you submit to the top article marketing directories. The time needed to tweak a blog entry and submit it to the largest article directory, eZineArticles.com, is only a few minutes. You can write your content once and then leverage it multiple times.
If you don’t have a blog it doesn’t take very long to write content for an article. You only need 350-800 words and you’re good to go. If you’re worried about where to find content, you’d be surprised how easy it is to find and leverage existing content. You can read a book and write an article on each of the top 10 concepts or ideas in the book. You can get content from blogs and websites and training courses. But be careful not to plagerize. You want to take the content and make it your own and add your own unique viewpoint to the content.
Don’t forget to add a resource box at the end of your article with a call to action for your readers. You can send them back to your blog, or a lead capture page, or anywhere else you want.
Once you have your article, you can submit it to any number of free article directories. There are hundreds of choices. I find I get the most bang for my buck by just submitting to the top 5 free directory sites. There’s even software that will submit your article to lots of article directory sites. I just have my internet virtual assistant submit my article to 5 free article directories.
If you have limited time and budget, no worries, just submit your article to the largest article directory, eZineArticles.com. It currently gets 15,000,000 unique visitors each and every month! That’s a lot of potential readers for your articles. And on average, 10% of article viewers click links in articles. If those links are in your resource box and take the viewer to your website or opt-in page, you’ll get lots of new traffic.
When I started submitting articles, I submitted 5 per week, for a total of 25 articles over the course of a 5 week time span. On eZineArticles.com alone I had 1073 views, even though some articles had only been active for a few days.
One of the things I just love about articles is that once published, they are there working for you 24/7, day after day, month after month. As time goes on, the number of views on my articles will increase, even if I don’t submit any additional articles. Now that’s powerful.
Online article marketing can bring you traffic very quickly too. I have one article that generated 241 views in less than one week! Over time I will have single articles that generate thousands of views. Done correctly, online article marketing can bring you massive free targeted web traffic.
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Karen Sielski is a passionate online wealth builder, using her 20+ years in the high-tech industry to help small businesses, entrepreneurs, and online network marketers successfully grow their businesses online.