Hey there all, not really new here but haven't been here in awhile. Lost my original user name..lol Anyway, I see across many forums about how people are writing hundreds of articles, submitting them to hundreds of sites and not getting the traffic or the click-thru they believe they should have. Here is a formula I have used for many sites for people and it works: Step One: Write original articles using buying keywords. No spun content. No PLR. Write original articles around the buying keywords for your niche. if your keywords are "ways to lose weight" find the buying keyword like "lose 10lbs in two weeks" You don't need people who are in the researching stage of their buying decision. You want people that are ready to give out their credit card number and purchase your product. Step Two: Put the article on YOUR site first. Wait for the article to get indexed. Step Three When the article is indexed, go over to ezine articles and submit the article there, linking it back to your site. Do not link it back to the same article. Link it to your home page or another article within your site. Create a resource box with a solid call to action. Allow time for approval. Step Four Change the title of the article and add a few sentences to the first paragraph. if you want to change it some more, that's ok too. Submit the article to GoArticles and Article Base. Again link the article back to your site. I do this for people everyday and it works. The traffic that my clients get are more targeted and more apt to click on their links because they are ready to buy. The key is to build the article around buying keywords, submit to your site first, and submit to the big three article sites. Try it. You will be pleased with the results.