By Chris McElroy AKA NameCritic
First let me explain article marketing for those that do not
know what it is. Lets say your website is about widgets. You
write an article on interesting ways people can use widgets.
In the footer of your article there is an author bio section.
In the author bio section you place links to your website
You submit that article to as many article directories as
possible. You can use a service www.isnare.com ISnare.com who
for two dollars per article will submit your article to
hundreds of article directories.
Once you submit to all of those directories, remember the link
in the author bio section, each of those directories is now a
one-way inbound link.
Now none of those links is related to widgets, so they are not
relative links, but they do still count for link popularity,
just not as much as relative links do.
But the second reason that article directories exist is to
provide free content to website owners. These website owners
can take your article and use it as content for their website
as long as they leave the links in the author bio section
active and intact.
Article Marketing Doesn't Work. That is exactly what some
old-time experienced SEO people are still saying. Yet, one of
the clients I wrote articles for went from a link popularity
1 to a link popularity of 457 in 8 days.
I received an email today from a client I wrote an article for
on "Free Credit Repair" 3 days ago. He did a search in Google
today for "Free Credit Repair" and the article was in the top
100. Tough category, but it was written 3 days ago and appears
in Google for his search term with links to his website.
I can continue to provide dozens of examples where article
marketing works and works fast. Once those articles are picked
up by other websites besides the article directories, the real
Those websites that pick up and use the widget articles as
content for their websites would not use the article if it
not related to their own topic, which means related to widgets
in this case. That means relative one-way inbound links for
If you have no use for quick link popularity and relative
one-way inbound links to your website, then article marketing
is not for you.
About The Author: If you would like to know more about article
marketing or would like to have someone write articles for
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