By Evelyn Lim
You already know the benefits of article marketing as an
effective means of generating traffic to your site and getting
back links. For continued branding and increasing traffic, it
is a good idea to submit articles on a regular basis to
Having said that, submitting one article alone can be a time
consuming affair. After all, there are many article
and ezine annoucement lists out there. Each article directory
has different format requirements and some only cater to
certain niches. From my experience, you are better off using
article submission software or article directory submission
service than manually submitting the articles yourself.
The downside is of course, cost expense. You will have to dole
out some cash for the software or for the service of article
marketing. But look at it this way: time is also money! By
saving time in this highly laborious exercise, you can channel
your energies to other ways of marketing your site or other
more productive work.
Using an article submission software like article submitter
pro, still requires some work on your part. That's why it is
the next least costly option. Still, some automation is better
than none. But if you can afford it, outsourcing article
submission by using a service is a great option to consider.
Article submission service providers are committed to growing
their list of article directory sites that they submit to.
Usually, their list can run into thousands. Also, they keep
their lists up-to-date. You will have to manage the list
yourself if you use an article submission software.
Here are some article submission service providers:
Now for article submission services, which do I recommend? For
my own sites, I use a combination of services. I do a forecast
on the number of articles that I will probably use in the next
few months for marketing a particular site. Also, rules and
guidelines differ for each article submission service. I then
choose the best option based on my budget and my needs.
The other advantage I also see in not just using one service
that each article submission service has a different directory
list. You probably get greater exposure if your articles are
seen across a multitude of directories.
Article directory submission software or outsourcing article
submissions are just two ways to cut down your workload,
especially if you are a small online business owner. I
therefore, suggest that you choose an optimal budget-time
option that will give you the best mileage for successful
About The Author: Evelyn Lim is a writer and an online market
strategist. Her article directory site is a growing database
quality articles on more than 100 topic categories. To submit
your articles or if you are looking for reprint articles,
please visit www.ArticleMap.com.