Does Article marketing work?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by lathalukose, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. lathalukose

    lathalukose New Member

    Hi,

    I came across article ,marketing and was wondering if it actually helps make money.

    Is there any other free way?
     
  2. Sonni

    Sonni New Member

    Article marketing is a great way to get traffic to your site and get back links at the same time. The king of article marketing is Travis Sago he has a free download on his site if you google Travis you are sure to find him. He's a really nice guy too. Also called bum marketing.

    I'm sure there may be other free ways, but I don't know them. I chose article marketing it seems to fit with what I want to do and it does work.
     
  3. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Yup, it sure does! Here's a trick, though to help you with that...

    1) choose a keyword phrase or search for on with the free seobook tool...

    2)set up a blog or Squidoo lens with that exact same keyword phrase

    3) write a few articles with the very same keyword phrase and link back to your blog with the article

    4)from your blog you can then link to all kinds of websites, or pages. Some article directories won't let you link to a squeeze page or landing page so if you have something like that you will want to set up a blog first and use that as a hub - actually you can also use hubpages for that.

    These are all free sites so have fun with it![​IMG]
     
  4. Dan_dare

    Dan_dare New Member

    Obviously, article marketing works but when you have something different and new. Other than you will get the back link, as per my experience article submission is one of the effective seo technique.
     
  5. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    Article marketing will work. As most poeple are looking for info on the net, if you are providing good info. People will take a look on your article and will look at your resource box.
     
  6. Marktech

    Marktech Member

    Article marketing does indeed work but you have to write about something people are interested in and you have to do keyword reasearch when deciding on a title.

    I've had a badly named/written/researched article get only about 20 hits/visitors after a few months and another one that got 8,000 hits on the same platform in about the same time period.
     
  7. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Article marketing is a great way to get traffic and to earn money online. You get out of it what you put into it!
     
  8. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Lathalukose,

    Article marketing is a mainstay for serious online marketers.

    I agree with the above comments.

    Furthermore it helps create authority provided your articles are well-written and useful. If you do well, readers will actually check to see if you have any new articles. You can create a following on article sites :)

    As suggested, you get back links either directly to your main site or as Mountain depicted (good one Mountain), indirectly via funnel or webbed structure.

    On top of that, you can get syndicated and inherit several back links from a single article.

    Sonni suggested a good free learning source - Bum Marketing - if you are interested and currently know very little about article marketing.

    Don't forget to take the free 30 Day Challenge :)

    Good luck,

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  9. irishguru

    irishguru New Member

    Article marketing is by far one of the most used and in being so widely used, I have to say it quite obviously proves to be an excellent source for marketing.
     
  10. jrlehman

    jrlehman New Member

    I like article marketing and have seem good results with this. Inserting good keywords into the title and in the body is key to getting good results and links back to your site.
     
  11. Sonni

    Sonni New Member

    Another thing it's good for is to test the market and see what the results are from the readers it kind of lets me know if I should pursue the niche or if I'm beating a dead horse. It helps you to improve your writing as well because if you don't get a lot of views you go back and see how you can improve this or at least improve the resource box.

    I also read the other articles who have a lot of views and compare it to mine who has very little to see what they did so I can do it too. This has helped me get better results.
    Sonni
     
  12. PowerSuccess

    PowerSuccess Guest

    You cannot go wrong with article marketing. It's one of the most effective methods to drive traffic and most important of all, it's free.

    Another consideration is the fact that the more you write on the particular subject, the more of an authority you become and the more relevant you are to the search engines. So I would suggest three things, write articles, be consistent and build your brand.
     
  13. daveshouse

    daveshouse New Member

    Article marketing absolutely does work. People are constantly looking for information. The trick is using the right keywords to make easily searchable.
     
  14. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    Does article marketing work?

    Yes! There are people marketing online for whom article marketing
    is a significant contributor to their healthy 4-figure monthly incomes.

    Hermas
     
  15. Kerri F

    Kerri F New Member

    I have just started article marketing and this information is fantastic. I'm going to get bum marketing and do what mountain mom 5 said.

    How long does it take for leads to begin coming in... I'm guessing they will come in quite slowly at first, but then it builds as you build your article base. Is that right?
     
  16. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    Kerri F: How long does it take for leads to begin coming in... I'm guessing they will come in quite slowly at first, but then it builds as you build your article base. Is that right?
    Hello Kerri,

    The length of time it takes to start getting results, and the flow of those results, depend on many factors, many of which you do not control. That's why there can't be an established schedule to rely on. In other words, it's completely random.

    However, there are things that you can do to influence the outcome, such as:

    1. Crafting powerful article titles.
    2. Making the article easy and exciting to read.
    3. Packing it with useful content.
    4. Focusing on your keywords and key phrases.
    5. Creating a resource box that encourages readers to follow the link(s).
    6. Using article distributors that are popular among your niche readership.
    7. Submitting to the most appropriate article category or sub category.
    8. Be consistent about writing and submitting articles regularly.
    9. Rinse and repeat.

    It is the cumulative effect of your articles over time that will create and maintain a flood of interest about you and what you have to say. That will occur "quite slowly at first, but then it builds as you build your article base." That is right! [​IMG]

    Hermas
     
  17. BlueIce

    BlueIce New Member

    yes, in my opinion article marketing can help. It should definitely be used as part of your marketing plan.
     
  18. mr127500

    mr127500 New Member

    Article and VIdeo marketing should be the foundation of everyone campaign. They are free, provide residual value and raise your organic listings. Look to outsource your writing and videos on elance or freelance.com and you can have a consistent stream of articles reinforcing your business.

    HAppy hunting
     
  19. Kerri F

    Kerri F New Member

    A8ch: Hello Kerri,

    The length of time it takes to start getting results, and the flow of those results, depend on many factors, many of which you do not control. That's why there can't be an established schedule to rely on. In other words, it's completely random.

    However, there are things that you can do to influence the outcome, such as:

    1. Crafting powerful article titles.
    2. Making the article easy and exciting to read.
    3. Packing it with useful content.
    4. Focusing on your keywords and key phrases.
    5. Creating a resource box that encourages readers to follow the link(s).
    6. Using article distributors that are popular among your niche readership.
    7. Submitting to the most appropriate article category or sub category.
    8. Be consistent about writing and submitting articles regularly.
    9. Rinse and repeat.

    It is the cumulative effect of your articles over time that will create and maintain a flood of interest about you and what you have to say. That will occur "quite slowly at first, but then it builds as you build your article base." That is right!

    Hermas


    Thank you so much for the help. I really appreciate it.
     
  20. trafficmaster

    trafficmaster New Member

    As you can tell by the other responses, there's a consensus that article marketing does work.

    The real issue is whether it works well enough for your specific project to make it a core method of promotion. There are some niches and sites where a little bit of article marketing can produce huge results. In other situations, it might not be the most efficient way to drive traffic/increase backlinks.

    Experiment a little with your particular site and test/track the results. Even though much of the benefit of article marketing is long term and cumulative, you should be able to get some idea of its potential for your situation fairly quickly.
     

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