Article Marketing is without doubt one of the most effective ways you can generate free traffic to your website, blog or sales page. This is a simple technique that involves writing an article(s) that is keyword rich and then submitting it to a particular category of an article directory website to gain free traffic. It is done so with an intention that when people read your article they will click on the link provided by you at the bottom of the article or your author resource section of your article and go straight to your website or sales page.
Things you need to get started: first you need to write a keyword rich article. By key word rich I mean an article that contains a lot of words on that particular topic, phrases or lines on that topic you wish to inform someone about. You can write on any topic you wish to write on but be sure it is keyword rich.
The next thing is that you need to write a short note about yourself, about what you do, or about your qualification or your biographical details. This is what is referred to as author resource. You have to try as much as possible to convince anyone who reads it that you are an expert in that field so that when they read your article(s) they can easily click on the link to your website and buy what ever you recommend on your sales page.
Article Directories what are they? Simply put these are websites designed with the sole purpose of displaying information on various topics on different subjects made easily accessible to everyone who wishes to read and be informed by browsing to the topics and reading their content. They are like virtual library online. Here is a short list of the most popular ones:
There are different methods by which people submit their articles to article directories here are the most prominent method:
1. Submission by hand: this is by far the best and most preferred method of submitting articles to Article Directories. The first thing to do is to write an article and then check it for spellings, punctuations and grammatical errors. If after doing this and you are satisfied with what you have written. Take it to someone who is more proficient in English to proof-read it. The next thing for you to do is to choose from the list of article directories above and then sign up with them (that is if you haven’t done that already). Read through all their guidelines and make sure you don’t leave anything out while filling their form. Now select a category that best suites the article you have written, do this for every article you are submitting to the article directory. Then go ahead and submit as many articles as you can.
2. Submission by software; this is a process that involves using a software to submit the articles. All you have to do is to type the articles and then load them unto the software and with one push of the button they will all be submitted to different article directory all at the same time. If not done properly this method can get you banned from the article directory.