Sunday, 30 December 2007

How to Use Simple Written Articles to Drive Lots of Traffic to Your Website. Part 5

What websites should you submit your articles to to generate tonnes of traffic to yours

There are websites that accept and display your articles for free. The bonus for these sites is they have content, loads of content, generated for them by article writers like you. Imagine the adsense revenue each of these sites must be making off the back of your hard work.

The upside for you is that these sites by virtue of the wealth of content on them, rank well with the search engines and have a large amount of traffic coming to them each and every day. Because you have back links to your site, or affiliate link, in your bio box, some of this traffic becomes yours. Also having back links from some of these sites can help boost the ranking of your site.

The article sites I suggest you use are

These are two sites that i have used and still use with good results

Now you know all there is to know to successfully set up an article marketing campaign to help increase your web site's traffic

You can learn more at

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Saturday, 29 December 2007

How to Use Simple Written Articles to Drive Lots of Traffic to Your Website. Part 4

So now you know how to structure your articles and you probably have a million and one ideas of articles you want to write.

Before you run out and start writing and publishing all those traffic generating article, there are a few more points you must consider

  • Article Length: You want your article to be about 400 to 700 words long. Most Internet users are impatient and do not have a long attention span. If you write an article that is rather long, a lot of your potential customers will simply click on to another page. Reading your 2000 word article just seems like too much work

  • Search Engine Optimization [SEO]: You need to apply SEO to your articles. It is very important so that your articles will rank well for the keywords you are optimized for. The higher your ranking, the more traffic you are likely to get.

  • Backlinks in your Bio box: You need to be aware that not all article submission sites accept articles with affiliate links. This is not a problem if you have your own website and are trying to drive traffic to the site. Also always aim to use your keyword as the anchor tag in your backlink

  • Terms of Service: You need to read the TOS of each of the article submission sites you use. By reading their terms of service and adhering to them, there is less risk of your articles getting rejected

  • Article submission software: You will come across lots of adverts for article submission software. I personally do not use these. Instead i manually submit my articles to the individual sites. However I am obliged to inform you that there are article submission software out there that will submit your article to a bunch of article sites. You need to read the fine print and decide for yourself if this is the way you want to go.

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Friday, 28 December 2007

How to Use Simple Written Articles to Drive Lots of Traffic to Your Website. Part 3

Article marketing is such an easy and free way to generate targeted traffic to your website that every affiliate or Internet marketer owes it to him or herself to invest some time and effort in article marketing.

Your article, once accepted by the article submission site is live on the Internet for the life time of the article publishing site

Even when your articles go into the archives, the backlinks are still pointing to your affiliate link or website link.

I can almost hear a bunch of you saying, 'but I can't write'

Everyone can write an article. You just have to follow a simple plan or layout and before you know it, you will be churning out loads of quality articles that are easy for your readers to read.

Always have the attitude that your article is simply outlining your thoughts on a particular topic. Write this out in an orderly manner so that one point flows into another resulting a well written article.

It is important that you word your article in a manner that causes your readers to want more information. It is those articles that provide quality information that will rise to the top and continually generate clicks on the link in your biobox, long after you submitted the article.

The content of your article must be something that potential customers will be interested in.

Earlier I mentioned that you need a simple outline to follow in structuring your articles. An example of such an outline is described below

1. Title: Attention grabbing and curiosity arousing
2. Introduction: Tickle their imagination with your introduction
3. Message A
4. Message B
5. Message C
6. Conclusion
7. Biobox including a backlink to your website or your affiliate link

If well written, your article will create a hunger for more in your readers.

Your articles should build their expectations so much that they would just want to click through.

In creating the signature to put in your biobox or byline, you must remember to continue to arouse their curiosity. Make them feel that there is a treasure trove of information or a product they just must get on the other side of the click.

It is easy to overhype your signature and therefore reduce your click through rate so be careful that you article and signature do not come across as contrived or spammy

Check out the comprehensive course on using article marketing to generate a truck load of traffic to you site by clicking here

Thursday, 27 December 2007

How to Use Simple Written Articles to Drive Lots of Traffic to Your Website. Part 2

With article marketing, it is important that you learn to write articles that grab the attention of the reader and keeps them interested.

This is essential if your efforts to generate traffic to your site using article marketing are to succeed.

Writing an article that will help generate traffic to your website should be somewhat similar to drawing a clear picture for your readers. You must have a clear picture of what you want your articles readers to see or learn and with your words paint a masterpiece that engages their imagination.

Your focus must be on the message you want to convey through your article.

These days the Internet is awash with articles that are written for the entire purpose of making money via affiliate marketing. You will be able to spot these articles from a mile off because it is clearly evident that not a lot of thought has been put into the content of the article itself.

This is actually an advantage for you if you are considering getting an increase in traffic to your website via article marketing.

By producing well thought out, information packed articles that are useful to your readers, your articles will stand out from the rest of the pack. With time, these articles will help build your reputation as an expert or authority in your chosen field.

People will seek out your articles, wait impatiently for your next installment, rush to your website to learn more from you, the font of accurate and useful information.

So how do you ensure that your articles will be traffic pulling virtual real estate for your affiliate marketing business?

  • Headline: The first thing that your potential readers and customers will see is the headline or title of your article. You need to remember that when they see this, it will usually be in a list of perhaps 30 other headlines. All vying for attention. Your headline must stand out from the others. You must craft your headline in such a way that it gives enough away to attract attention but keeps enough back to make the reader click on your article to find out more. This is a skill that can really only be learned by practice and testing.

  • Content: The content of your article must be written in an engaging manner. Write like you speak. No-one wants to read a scholarly article about whatever it is you choose to write about. Format your articles in segments so it is easy for your reader to take in what you have to say. Bite size is a very profitable idea

  • Your signature or Biobox:The bio box is where you send your article readers to the site you are generating traffic for. Be imaginative when crafting the structure of your signature. Word it in a way that will compel you readers to click..

A quick word to say that your visitors readiness to click is also dependent on the content of your article. You need to write your content in a way that they take a lot of useful information from it. But you must also leave them with the feeling that there is so much more to learn and get them in the state of mind to want this extra knowledge NOW!

Learn more about generating traffic to your website using article marketing here

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Tuesday, 25 December 2007

How to Use Simple Written Articles to Drive Lots of Traffic to Your Website. Part 1

For a long time now, article marketing has been useful in helping people drive lots of traffic to their websites. Unfortunately, many people do not think they can write very good article pieces and as a result, most of them give up.

Article marketing can be hectic in the sense that you have to consistently write articles to meet the demands that are needed by those who may need your information.

Article marketing requires a lot of research and knowledge. If not, you’ll end up turning out garbage like most articles out on the Internet.

There are two major ways of writing your articles. You could either decide to write yourself or outsource –contract it to another person.

Writing takes a lot of patience. If you have not been writing prior to this time, it will only take you 1 hour of practice every day for the next 1 month to become pretty good at it. All you need is the ability to gather your thoughts together and put them down on paper.

If you do not want to write by yourself, outsource your article contracts. For a little amount of money –say between $10-$15 depending on the length of the article- you could get article writers to write your articles for you and have them pass on all the rights to you.

Whether you want to write by yourself or outsource, the best way to approach writing articles is by doing your research. You need to know what questions people are asking as you do not want to deal with issues that have been over flogged already.

Articles that are specific usually get a lot more high quality traffic than a generalized one.

For example, if you wrote an article on autoresponders, you may get traffic but may not make any sales. But if you wrote an article on a topic like“How to make money using your autoresponder”, “How to suck in cash every time you send an email to your subscribers” etc., you’ll find people will readily listen.

Reason? You are providing a specified content, giving high quality information and more importantly, answering a question that many people are asking.

A typical example is this article you are reading. I could have titled it “Article writing: A general Overview”. Some people would sure take a look at what I have written just for looking sakes. But with the topic, “How to Use Simple Written Articles to Drive Lots of Traffic to Your Website,” you are bound to click through.

Why? Because there is promise of my solving your traffic needs with the information in the article.

Now, assuming I have a website at the end of this article with the title: “Article writing: A general Overview” or one with the title: “How to Use Simple Written Articles to Drive Lots of Traffic to Your Website,” which would you more likely click? Yeah, this one because I could solve your traffic generation or website promotion problems.

So, your article should be very highly targeted to the audience who would need the information you will be passing across to them.

Learn more about article marketing here

Till next time,

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Article Marketing: Where do you get articles from?

First off article marketing is not for everyone. Some people just can not write to save their lives.

Article marketing the bum marketing way requires that you write a whole bunch of articles in a pretty short period of time.

The articles must be original i.e. not duplicates of other people's articles you have found online.

The best sources of articles are
  • Write your articles yourself: Probably the best way in my book. The articles will reflect your own unique style and help to brand you and your business. You can get ideas for articles
  1. Based on your own experience in the particular niche

  2. Inspiration from other peoples articles
  • Get a ghost write to write you a bunch of articles.This is not very expensive but you run the risk of putting up articles that do not truly reflect your business. Of course you can always edit these articles before you publish them
  • PLR articles: You can purchase a bunch of PLR articles at reasonably low cost. Never, ever use free PLR articles, they are just so badly written and have no useful content. Once you have bought your PLR package, you need to alter the articles a little. You need to realize that you are not the only person the PLR package has been sold to. If you do not alter the content, you seriously run the risk of duplicate content.

A good collection of PLR articles and ebooks can be obtained at a reasonably low price at

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Friday, 14 December 2007

Article Marketing and Bum Marketing

Bum marketing is simply promoting your product via lots of articles submitted to other people's sites.
This is an effort intensive but free way of making some money on the internet.

You can use Bum marketing to

  • Promote an affiliate link
  • Increase your website traffic
  • Build your opt in list

Article marketing is simply writing articles on a subject in your chosen niche and submitting these articles to article submission sites on the Internet.

At the bottom of each of your articles, include a bio or resource box containing a link to your website or your affiliate link. cloaked, of course! If you are using bum marketing to increase traffic to your site then it is pretty important that you use anchor links.

For example Internet Marketing Articles for Newbies

Why does bum marketing work?

The idea is other webmasters come to the article submission sites, see your well written, search engine optimized article, copy it in it's entirety and paste it on their own websites. This is a good thing. Good because the major article submission sites insist that articles used from them are reproduced in their entirety. Bio or resource box included.

If your article is really useful, it could get picked up by a ton of websites.

The advantage of this?

Back links to your website or affiliate link. More traffic, more sales!!!

Bum marketing is a well developed and advanced method of using article marketing to make an income online. It takes alot of effort on your part but it is free and more importantly, highly effective.

A step by step guide to bum marketing can be found at

In the next few posts, We will explore the ins and outs of article marketing and bum marketing

Till next time