Introduction: How to get traffic to your website using Articles
Article marketing is a really effective way of getting traffic to your
website. The traffic is either direct or indirect
Direct traffic from article marketing
Most article directories encourage you to include a biobox at the end
of your article. In the biobox you usually have some sort of signature
which can include a link to your website. If your article is
interesting and informative and fires the readers imagination, they may
click on your 'find out more at your URL' signature in your biobox
Indirect traffic from article submissions
Again it is about the biobox. Some article directories actually have
the do follow attribute on the link in your biobox. This means that the
link contributes to the SEO of the site it is pointing to. With more do
follow backlinks to your site from relevant sites, you get a higher
ranking in the search engines. Better rankings leads to more traffic.
Writing article in your chosen niche is not very difficult. The
following is a list of tips that will help you in your article campaign
- Write your own
articles. This has several advantages
- Your articles will all have a certain style and feel,
based on your personality, which your readers will soon become aware of
and come to expect. A consistent style across all the articles
published by author X gets Author X credibility
- If you use someone else's article, chances are they
have sold the article to other people as well resulting in duplicate
content. This could hurt your ranking.
- You can design your article specifically with your
website in mind. This gives you the opportunity to presell your site to
- Researching your articles also serves as research for
your niche website.
- Submit your articles only to article submission sites
that include your website URL on the page. Also use websites that only
allow unedited use of your article. This means that when someone
requests a copy of your article to use on their own site or in an email
campaign, they must use the article displaying your URL. Hence
promoting your website
- Do not use article
generator software. Google and the
article submission sites are switched on to this and frown on this.
Remember that Google is looking for unique content
- Do not submit one article to multiple article directories. I have
found that this is really just a waste of your time. Once your article
is published in one of the big article directories like ezinearticles,
if it of reasonable quality, some other smaller directories and other
webmasters will re-publish it as well. Just stick with the major
directories. 3 or 4 will do suffice.
- Do not use the same
keyword or phrase in all your
articles to link back to your site. Google will see this as spam and it
could hurt your ranking. We are referring to the link to your website
in the biobox. Vary it a little so that you don't end up with a
thousand backlinks all using the same anchor text. could get your site
penalized or even banned with Google
- Aim to submit a couple
of articles a week. It really matters how many articles you ave
in circulation if you want to make this work. The major article
marketers actually advice submitting a few articles a day. The problem
with that s the ability to generate good content for so many articles.
A couple a week over the course of a year will definitely result in a
significant increase in the traffic to your site
- Make sure that your articles are genuinely
informative and well writing. Remember there is a direct traffic
component to article marketing. If your articles suck, no-one is going
to click on your link.
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- Construct your article like you would a webpage with
regards to search engine optimization.
Use your keywords often and