Getting More Miles from Your Article Promotions
We all know that proper article directory submissions is an excellent way to
promote your site but are you really taking full advantage of this powerful
promotion strategy. Here are three powerful tips that have helped create
excellent results for me.
Your Title: The most important first step of any new article you are going to
submit is the title. You need to first of all ensure your title contains the
exact keyword phrase that you are targeting but also is completely unique.
Lets say for example you are writing an article about "blue widgets". If I go to
Google and type in "Blue Widgets" I get back over 51000 results. So I change it
to "Fabulous Blue Widgets USA" and now I get "0" for results.
Now why is this so important? Because you want to be able to track your
articles. When the directories and websites post your article you will want to
be able to find it and by having a unique title that still sounds interesting
will allow you to do just that.
Now if you are asking why you need to track the article, I need to ask you if
you have made any money online yet? I am serious here, because if you are not
bothering to track your results how do you know what is working?
Tracking articles is extremely powerful for two reasons.
1. What’s Working: Writing and article and just blindly blasting it out to the
world is like taking a shot gun and closing your eyes and just hoping one of the
pellets hits something worth while. Instead watch your articles and see what
happens with each one of them.
What you will start to see is what topics seem to get picked up the fastest and
which ones seem to go no where. What do you do with that knowledge? Simple...
write more articles on the topic that works and less on the ones that do not!
2. Partners: Currently I have one website that was virtually dead; it is in a
very competitive market and never really seemed to go anywhere. This is the way
of websites ... some work others do not ... but then one day I started seeing some
revenue generated from this site. I thought it was a one time fluke but it
started happening consistently, so I went in to check my stats and low and
behold a very popular site had picked up my article and was sending me about 30
unique visitors a day.
This may not sound like much but in that market it is making me about $5 to $7 a
day from Adsense. So what have I done since? I emailed the webmaster and have
offered to write content for their site that is 100 percent unique and only for them.
Now from that my eyes were opened to the fact that I probably have a few of my
popular sites getting similar traffic from articles but it gets hidden in the
stats. You know what... I was right. So I started researching what sites my
articles where showing up on and created a list of potential link partners.