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Article Marketing
« on: May 13, 2010, 09:12:32 AM »
All things being equal, great niche, starving crowd, how many articles would you have to put out to get a sale a day?
I submit articles to about 10 directories (the usual suspects), which i can do more consistently thanks to the best spinner, but no increase in sales.
I know how to optimize an article even LSI it, but could someone tell me roughly how many articles, yes how long is a piece of string.   

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Re: Article Marketing
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 09:49:48 AM »
All things being equal, great niche, starving crowd, how many articles would you have to put out to get a sale a day?
I submit articles to about 10 directories (the usual suspects), which i can do more consistently thanks to the best spinner, but no increase in sales.
I know how to optimize an article even LSI it, but could someone tell me roughly how many articles, yes how long is a piece of string.   

Being ignorant of the finer points, I am not sure that the number of articles has an awful lot of bearing on sales, except in an indirect way. I understand that people mostly buy stuff by searching for it on (eg) Google. The higher up you appear in Google, the more likely you are to be able to catch that person's attention and thus sell to them. You get higher up Google by getting more links. Articles can provide links but so can other "things", eg someone else's site giving you a back-link, social networking sites, etc.

Maybe articles sell stuff to people who are "browsing", like confectionery at the check out, but then you need a mailing list to be able to strut your stuff to people, or maybe an article on an article site that catches people's attention. Maybe a review of a consumer item or book will result in a sale from someone's site and an affiliate commission for you.

I would be happy to learn more about this from anyone who wants to provide more info.  ;D

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 10:09:17 AM »
I guess i'm talking about "Bum Marketing" here.
Has anyone literally flooded the market in a particular niche with articles.

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 07:35:42 PM »
All things being equal, great niche, starving crowd, how many articles would you have to put out to get a sale a day?
I submit articles to about 10 directories (the usual suspects), which i can do more consistently thanks to the best spinner, but no increase in sales.
I know how to optimize an article even LSI it, but could someone tell me roughly how many articles, yes how long is a piece of string.   

Article marketing is one of the most cost effective ways of internet marketing, you spend very less to make gains and search engines like it too since you give fresh content.  But you need to strategise your article marketing efforts as a large number of people are using the same methods.  What you need to do is, select a high PR article site first submit your article their get it approved and then pick the link of that article and submit the article or versions of it in other directories with links of your website plus the link of the approved article, also get some other kind of backlinks going to that article, get that article to rank in search engines for a long tail keyword, then only you will see traffic flowing.

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 10:18:19 AM »
I have found it much harder to generate commission through actual sales when compared to cpc offers such as adsense, or even cpa offers.  I have one site in the home improvement niche. The site gets at the moment 150 visitors per day, everyday like clockwork (from multiple top 4 rankings).  I have monetised the site with amazon and adsense. The 3 little 200x200 adsense ads generate just over £50 per month, but the amazon products which take up 80% of the sales space only generates about 10 sales per month which only equates to about £10!

So I guess my point is that although lots of traffic is good, it also depends on how you are monetising your pages.  I find that cpc generates far more money, more easily than offers which only pay out on sales, as with cpc you get paid for a click.  Amazon only pay out on a sale, even though I get hundreds of clicks each month.

The other thing I would say with article marketing from a links building point of view is that it can take a while for the impact of an article in a directory to increase your rankings in the search engine. The main side benefit is the extra traffic you get from people reading your article, but again you need your article to be ranking high in the search engine to get this traffic.

I used to be quite heavily involved in article marketing, but no longer use this as a marketing strategy. Simply because I have seen many months go by from an article submission, and it still has not been indexed by the search engine. As far as I am aware, with the big G, if it is not indexed, then you get no link love, which means no added value for your ranking for that keyword phrase.

I changed my marketing strategy to focus on link building networks such as 1waylinks for one to distribute my spun content onto blogs.  The main benefit of doing this is that blogs get far more attention and link love than the over stuffed and spammed article directories as anyone and everyone is submitting articles to directories. The links get indexed far quicker from blogs. Since doing that, in conjunction with other link building networks also, I have seen my rankings shoot up within a couple of months, sometimes in a couple of weeks.  Ofcourse, it all depends on how good your keywords are also, as in the top 10 competitors for your keyword need to have only a few links or even 0 links.

Also to combat the issue of waiting months for my distributed content to be indexed, I have utilised social bookmarking to bookmark my distibuted content, there by getting it indexed very quickly and also making the links pointing to my pages far more valuable, as they all get their own link love from social bookmarking sites (all of the search engines are also placing far more weighting on social bookmarking links also since the beginning of this year).

1 way links is great for this also because it provides urls for your distributed posts, so I copy and paste these urls into my bookmarking software, and bookmark them all on auto using a scheduler, spread out over a period of 4 to 6 months, so that the link growth is natural and not spam.  The same process could be applied using a rss feed submitter.  Combining Jon's other program hostmyrss.com (free) you can copy and paste your urls from 1waylinks and create a rss feed (100 urls per feed) and then take that feed and submit to rss feed aggregators (you can find many free services online), or just invest in a decent rss feed submitter. (I am still looking for one!)

Hope that helps,

Tops
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 11:02:32 AM »

1 way links is great for this also because it provides urls for your distributed posts, so I copy and paste these urls into my bookmarking software, and bookmark them all on auto using a scheduler, spread out over a period of 4 to 6 months, so that the link growth is natural and not spam.  The same process could be applied using a rss feed submitter.  Combining Jon's other program hostmyrss.com (free) you can copy and paste your urls from 1waylinks and create a rss feed (100 urls per feed) and then take that feed and submit to rss feed aggregators (you can find many free services online), or just invest in a decent rss feed submitter. (I am still looking for one!)


I got the hostmyrss but I never found out how to use it.

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010, 11:14:35 AM »
Hey Meg,

Yeah I was the same for many months.  I had a free hostmyrss.com account but never figured out how to use it. Only when I bought another product about building links to your backlinks, that it clicked in my head that Jon had already created the tools to do this. I just needed to link a few of the processes and tools I already had together!

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010, 11:25:31 AM »
Hey Meg,

Yeah I was the same for many months.  I had a free hostmyrss.com account but never figured out how to use it. Only when I bought another product about building links to your backlinks, that it clicked in my head that Jon had already created the tools to do this. I just needed to link a few of the processes and tools I already had together!

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LOL - it still hasn't clicked for me  :D

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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010, 08:30:03 PM »
Thanks for the heads up on hostmyrss.com... I never heard of it before now.. signed up.  8)
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010, 07:39:03 AM »
Hey Meg,

Yeah I was the same for many months.  I had a free hostmyrss.com account but never figured out how to use it. Only when I bought another product about building links to your backlinks, that it clicked in my head that Jon had already created the tools to do this. I just needed to link a few of the processes and tools I already had together!

Tops

Hostmyrss.com - great tool, I thank you for "reminding" me of RSS.  Signed up today  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2010, 07:41:17 AM »

Article marketing .... What you need to do is, select a high PR article site first submit your article their get it approved and then pick the link of that article and submit the article or versions of it in other directories with links of your website plus the link of the approved article, also get some other kind of backlinks going to that article, get that article to rank in search engines for a long tail keyword, then only you will see traffic flowing.
Thanks for this summary tutorial.  I realize your business is article marketing, your sharing your expertise here is appreciated.
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2010, 08:28:34 AM »
Recently I noticed an awesome power of article marketing.

I was looking at a site flipping website where I noticed a site flipped that was PR2. Researching, I discovered that the site had just 5 links and 2 of them from EZA. Going deeper, I realized that if an author has a substantial number of articles submitted, there is a cumulative PR benefits on even a single link from an article.

This cannot be happening only at EZA, it must be happening on every article site.

This is the PR side of the story, not the number of links.

Hope it helps.

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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2010, 09:05:57 AM »
Thanks for the info, I posted your encouragement to the C4L forum, too
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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2010, 02:42:44 AM »
Thanks, Leona.

I realize that you are an accomplished writer yourself.

The trouble you took to carry my message to the right audience is extraordinary.

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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2010, 05:56:14 PM »
Why thank you, I had not considered myself an accomplished writer, tho I do like the sound of it.
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