Is Article Marketing Still Effective?

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I am thinking of getting 20 articles written for a niche and I was wondering if
this is still a good idea?

If so what method would I use to get the most out of the articles?
#internet marketing #article #effective #marketing

  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Post on your site and article directories. Not sure how much traffic you're going to extract with only 20 articles though - if you plan to submit to the article directories. Do what works for you. If you want to do traditional article marketing... you need more like 2000 articles to see some impact.
  • Profile picture of the author makie
    Do you recommend any of the fiverr gigs that provide spinning and distribution?
  • Profile picture of the author Farish
    I did some experiments with article marketing about a year ago. The highest traffic I actually got was submitting my articles to stumble upon. YMMV
  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Top 10 article directories are still effective for generating traffic but you need to write plenty of articles daily then submit all articles to them to see good results. The top 10 are based on Alexa.com.

    e.g: 20 articles per day.
    20 articles x 30 days x 10 article directories = 6,000 article submissions

    For safety on Google, I suggest you to spin each article for submission to 10 article directories.

    Few article directories accept original and unique articles which never submitted to elsewhere before. e.g: EzineArticles.com, Buzzle.com
  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    It depends on YOUR NICHE, THE SUBNICHE YOU'RE TARGETING, how you plan to monetize, and the quality of your content. There are too many variables. Please supply more details so the community can help you out. Also, look up Alexa Smith, she's the resident article marketing maven here.
  • Profile picture of the author denysapu
    Originally Posted by makie View Post

    Do you recommend any of the fiverr gigs that provide spinning and distribution?
    I not sure you'll out with a good result by using spinning articles & distribution.
    All efforts will result in commensurate.
  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Originally Posted by makie View Post

    Do you recommend any of the fiverr gigs that provide spinning and distribution?
    No, and an emphatic hell no. Seriously, waste of time and $5.

    Alexa's gonna yell at you in the morning.
  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Originally Posted by makie View Post

    Do you recommend any of the fiverr gigs that provide spinning and distribution?
    No. The link value you get from dozens of junk sites is worth less than the link value from one solid site. Don't use Fiverr for massive link building. Talk about an 'unnatural' link footprint...
  • Profile picture of the author trade4861
    I capitalized on about 10 keywords for my niche (all similar keywords) with roughly 20 articles. Received some PageRank too. All submitted to article directories. One unique high quality article for each directory, roughly 10 keywords on first page of Google. Also paid the 299 to get into Yahoo directory. Never submitted to any of the "top 10 article directories," except for goarticles. Just submit one article per directory, just my opinion.
  • Profile picture of the author makie
    Its a sub-niche of the health market I plan to submit articles and have the links point to a sells letter. I downloaded articles from the vendor and I plan to have them rewritten.
  • Profile picture of the author Auctiondebteliminator
    If you're putting articles ON site and making your site relevant with GREAT, original, content, then yes!

    Traditional article marketing?

    Not a chance.
  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Originally Posted by makie View Post

    Its a sub-niche of the health market I plan to submit articles and have the links point to a sells letter. I downloaded articles from the vendor and I plan to have them rewritten.
    You may want to use article marketing the way it's supposed to be used: as a respository of high quality articles people will use to syndicate content on their sites. Do a search for Alexa Smith so you can check out the links she uses to explain the process. As for rewriting articles, you might be better off with getting 100% original materials instead of simply rewriting an existing package. Some of the top article sites are sticklers for quality nowadays after Panda laid the smack down on a few of them.
  • Profile picture of the author makie
    I am going to use some of the keywords he supplied and do my own research on Gkeywordtool toward the market I am talking to.

    His site is at about 300,000 on Alexa.
  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Originally Posted by makie View Post

    I am going to use some of the keywords he supplied and do my own research on Gkeywordtool toward the market I am talking to.

    His site is at about 300,000 on Alexa.
    300K on alexa is pretty weak. You can easily beat that if you have the right kw strategy and you use multi-channel traffic. Again, it boils down to your content and also the TOOLS you use to convert temporary traffic into a permanent pool of traffic. I am, of course, talking about building a list.
  • Profile picture of the author makie
    Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

    300K on alexa is pretty weak. You can easily beat that if you have the right kw strategy and you use multi-channel traffic. Again, it boils down to your content and also the TOOLS you use to convert temporary traffic into a permanent pool of traffic. I am, of course, talking about building a list.
    So are you saying I should build my on blog or site and try to beat him?
  • Profile picture of the author trade4861
    If you want score a good Alexa ranking then just target SEO related keywords and rank for them. Thats what I did and now in the 80K range and getting lower daily. Alexa ranks is just for bragging though cause it won't do anything for your site. Well, unless people link to you just because you have a good Alexa rank.
  • Profile picture of the author makie
    Originally Posted by makie View Post

    Its a sub-niche of the health market I plan to submit articles and have the links point to a sells letter. I downloaded articles from the vendor and I plan to have them rewritten.
    I apologize when I said sales letter I meant the Vendor's Sales letter. The vendor's site.
  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

    Post on your site and article directories. Not sure how much traffic you're going to extract with only 20 articles though - if you plan to submit to the article directories. Do what works for you. If you want to do traditional article marketing... you need more like 2000 articles to see some impact.
    Randall is totally right.

    If you are going to get into a niche that has a lot of competition in terms of articles written then you need to have that much (2000) to see some great results.

    I know some people who have a lot more then that and get anywhere between 100-500 visitors per day.

    20 articles in not going to do you a whole lot in my view.
  • Profile picture of the author makie
    So if I decide to start writing articles, is it useless just to post them to article directory sites and point them to the vendor's sales letter?

    The question is if I am going to start an article marketing campaign, then its in my best interest to create my own blog on the product?
  • Profile picture of the author makie
    Originally Posted by iPresenceBizSolutions View Post

    You are an affiliate of that "vendor," aren't you?
    Yes, but some of the answers were implying that I was creating my own sales page.

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