Fact is, I have stood by a theory regarding Ezine in particular. Its a nice site and good service but ultimately it may well arrive as an irrelevant site in the eye of G. How do I come to this conclusion? Its true that they will accept your article and run the normal copyscape check, but the thing is that some of the articles offer no real value to the visitor,thus it may end up along the lines of Ebay as a "flea market" for information hence why G battered them on the recent algo update.
Further Thoughts on Article Marketing:
Its true article marketing is not dead, but choosing the right directory is the key. Articles offering pay to advertise flys in the face of G (per there update notes they look more carefully at sites who offer paid links) many article directories do this.
But, there are ways to reaping the rewards articles bring in the form of traffic and position on G and Yahoo etc. My site (small plug) offers an entirely new concept to article marketing which is when you register , we read your articles and approve the ones that are original etc and then we do far more than any other directory..
- Tweet your article to twitter
- Bookmark the article to 50 bookmarks including Facebook , Digg etc
- We dont accept paid links 0 you can have 3 links in your article
- We submit your page to search engine directories
The cost for all this £FREE
Free Online Articles, Submit articles, Free Article Directory
Effective Trick With Articles:
A trick I use, I write an article about one of my sites, add hyperlinks into it etc. Then I post it on the original site , make it live then add it to my article directory. I have seen real positive results doing things this way in particular traffic increasing each time and remaining high
SITES - Why Wordpress is best
Like many I started out with good old HTML and used (cringing) Frontpage but time never stands still and we arrive at wordpress and Joomla. Ok, so lets list the benefits of both:
- Tricky for newbies and can be expensive to hire a developer
- Not really user friendly - requires some experience
- Great if you know what your doing.
- Easy for newbies, lots of support available.
- Lots of help available on the net
- Plugins - lots of them about
Looking more closely, wordpress really is the king. You can make a nice design etc but for the sake of SEO, its real simple. Adding posts is easy and SEO`ing the posts again is pretty simple. I use all in one SEO, plus 2 other private plugins that deliver the goods.
The keyword is content! I know, I have tried pretty much all the shortcuts in the book, but content delivers the result. I write 2 articles a day for my main site and on G it has multiple page 1 listings only on articles written.
NO TIME TO WRITE:
Ok so your hard pressed for time and need articles writing, try odesk.com. They have all types of peeps who will write articles for you, the trick here is set the amount paid at a cheap rate.
I pay $1 per article, rarely more than this. When you use Odesk, and post your requirements take some tips from me:
- When setting your job, DONT CHOOSE HOURLY!
- Interview each person and get sample articles from them
- Dont pay if your not happy! raise a dispute
The last point covered here on payment is because from experience I would say around 30% of the workers are:
- Bums who dont deliver a quality product
- Have no skill whatsoever
- Dont speak English.
Well, I hope warriors find this useful and If I may be of further help please PM me and I will do my best to help you.