I am real new to all this, but I thought I'd post a recent small success with article marketing. First, I bought a two-word domain with about 1k search traffic per month, and installed wordpress and a theme and some plugins. I want to use the site as a review site with lots of affiliate CPA and CPS landing pages, so I put two CPA landing pages up and decided to write some articles.
Well I wrote original articles to about six or so sites, but only tumblr and ezinearticles has actually published so far. Still, when you search for the two words in my two word domain, I'm now number three on the first page of google! Two days ago I was on page 8 or so. I guess the linking part of articles really works.
Unfortunately, my two words in my domain only get 1k/month google searches because they are the name of a government science project, which my website has nothing to do with. I just picked it because its a cool name, and I can write reviews for lots of different products. The CPA/CPS offers I'm putting on my blog have keywords that have nothing to do with my domain name, so I'm not sure if I should use keyword subdomains on my domain, or if I should just try to write articles with keywords for the CPA/S campaigns and hope that those targeted keywords show up on the first page?
I have noticed that the ezinearticle is now on google page 2 for some good keywords, but the SERPs don't have my main domain, just the link to ezinearticles. So that leaves me with an interesting question:
Can I expect to get actual (converting) traffic from the articles I submit? Or are they just good for some link juice?
P.S. One thing I _am_ good at is writing quality original articles. I can already do many original topics a day, and I'll soon be much faster, so it would be fantastic if I can parlay that talent into convertible traffic.