February 12, 2009
The lifeblood of a website is not just traffic but targeted traffic. A successful website will have a flow of visitors that are searching for the exact information, product or service provided by that website. These are not the casual lookers, these are searchers who have a want and have found a website that satisfies that want. There are a variety of methods to attract such visitors and article marketing is one of the most effective.
One of the unbeatable advantages of article marketing is that it can be free. You write an article and submitted it to many free article directories. It is then found by those searching for such information and often taken with the author’s consent and displayed on other websites. The link contained with the article will direct the reader back to the author’s website. So here is a targeted lead generated from an article that is free and distributed to directories that are free.
Regard article marketing as free advertising for your website. Submitting your articles to other websites presents an opportunity to advertise your website without paying high fees. What you should keep in mind is that any article written should not be a blatant advertising piece for the product or service available on your website. The purpose of the article is to raise curiosity, give a snippet of information and make the reader want to click on the link that will take them to your website where you can then begin the selling process.
You should use articles as a means of improving your search engine page rank. Your website should have an article page where visitor can click on and read the various articles yet the real benefit lies in what they can do to improve your website in the eyes of the search engines. As you are adding relevant content to your website and making it “deeper” by creating an article page full of this content (including various keywords of your subject in the title and content of the article) the search engines will class the website as highly relevant source of information and push it up the indexed pages.
Another benefit of article marketing is increasing your websites link popularity. As each article is submitted you will include a resource box that give brief details about your website and includes a link to it. This will be indexed by the search engines and when your article is distributed around the web, the websites that pick up your article and publish it will become a link partner. So, the more articles you have, the more links that will be out on the web with a link pointing to your website. The search engines take account of the number and quality of links pointing to your website and will rank it accordingly.
As can be seen, by the publishing of a simple article, you can create a process, which can all be free, to establish a greater page rank for your website and push it higher up the search engine pages.
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