A Challenging question to Article Marketers

by kh_l
32 replies
Can any body tell me why my artilce

Is it True That You Can Make Money Working at Home?

has only 12 article views even it was submitted at July 27, 2009

and this article

The Easiest Ways to Make Money From Home

has 6341 article view and it was submitted at August 12, 2009.

Any problem with my keywords
#article #chalenging #challenging #marketers #question
  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    I could be wrong but most people browsing around the money making category already know that money is being made from home so...

    they are more interested in the easiest ways to make money from home so therefore you're getting lots more views on your second article.


    "It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. -- Mark Twain

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    • Profile picture of the author TheWealthSquad
      I agree. Try a different title (Didn't read either article). Given a choice of the two articles I would read the one that gives WAYS to make money. Not answer a question.

      Your article proposes to simply answer the question Can it be done.

      The second article presupposes it can be done and gives ways to get it done. Which one would you read?
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    • Profile picture of the author Doctor Article
      Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

      I could be wrong but most people browsing around the money making category already know that money is being made from home so...

      they are more interested in the easiest ways to make money from home so therefore you're getting lots more views on your second article.


      First reply to your question says it all.

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  • Profile picture of the author mikkosant
    This is very simple. It's not because he has awesome google rankings for competitive terms.
    That author pretty much owns the most viewed category for this niche.

    Blakhat my friend.

    On the internet, everybody plays be their own rules.

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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      • Profile picture of the author kh_l
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        I can hold my silence no longer.

        I'm really surprised by this thread.

        I looked earlier today at the title and the OP and thought to myself "What's challenging about this? This is surely self-evident and the thread won't take long - just two or three people all in agreement and that'll be about it." How wrong can one be?

        People here seriously imagine that the major factor determining why one article has 12 views and the other has 6341 views is the title?!

        Ok, I grant you the title's very poor and the keyword research, to put it mildly, perhaps not quite out of the top drawer (that's English for "draw"), but perleeeeeeeease! :rolleyes:

        The truth is right here:-

        On an only slightly related point, please don't take this the wrong way, I promise I don't mean it rudely at all, and it has nothing to do with the article's viewing figures anyway, but take a long, slow, careful look at the article's last sentence:-

        This sentence is barely English at all. I can hardly believe it got past an EZA editor! It won't get the resource-box clicked, and it won't get the article quoted anywhere (apart from here - sorry about that. )
        Thanks Alexa for your comments, but you know you have just notified me with those article rewrite tools, which i have used recently which seems very poor, i corrected much of the article grammer errors but it seems that i've forgotten the last paragraph, but any way i don't think that it is the reason for not having a big number of clicks because readers don't even get inside my article to see the content, i guess the problem is with the article title as warriors thankfully mentioned above, and the back links.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shellfish
      Originally Posted by mikkosant View Post

      Blakhat my friend.

      On the internet, everybody plays by their own rules.

      He's averaging close to 3,700 views each for all his articles. Now what about the article that has 47,000+ views in the last month
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  • Profile picture of the author A Bary
    Originally Posted by kh_l View Post

    Can any body tell me why my artilce

    Is it True That You Can Make Money Working at Home?

    has only 12 article views even it was submitted at July 27, 2009

    and this article

    The Easiest Ways to Make Money From Home

    has 6341 article view and it was submitted at August 12, 2009.

    Any problem with my keywords
    Simple, he promoted his articles...

    Got backlinks to it, and ranked well for some decent keywords
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  • Profile picture of the author vagabondette
    people like easy. looking at no more than the title i'd choose the second because I already know the first is true.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Try building backlinks to it .. but you would have done better if you posted that article to your site first and built backlinks to your own site. Then post that article to more directories and not just eza....

    I have not looked at the articles because I really have no need to visit eza, enough marketers do that to inflate eza traffic...

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  • Profile picture of the author Niceness
    There is a ton of information on Search Engine Optimization and marketing out there. Start reading into some of that. (and don't let it intimidate you)
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Taylor
    Based just on the titles, the first one asks a very basic but nebulous question. The second title presents a valuable resource.

    Even if someone didn't know you could make money at home, if they were given the choice between the two titles, they would pick the second one because it promises something.

    The first one promises nothing...it's speculative and weak.

    A better headline for that same article would be something like the following...although it's off the top of my head and isn't necessarily the best headline. But it's better than the original...

    How To Earn Money At Home With Affiliate Marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author AvidAZ
    Just looking at the title...One proposes a question, the other goes straight for a solution. Which would you click on?
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  • Profile picture of the author waihon
    I also think it has something to do with the title of the articles.

    As master direct marketer, Ted Nicholas once said:

    "Based on hundreds of tests conducted, a good headline can be as much as 17 times more effective than a so-so headline. And this is with exactly the same body copy!"
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  • Profile picture of the author sf_Imtiaz

    Title does play a role but mostly it's about how solid your source of traffic is, the problem seems to be with keyword research, either you didn't targeted a keyword with appropriate difficulty score or you didn't optimize it well enough to rank at top in SERPs. Not as many people browse EZA to find better titles as they get to your article after searching for a keyword and finding it at the top in SERPs.

    So to sum it up, select a keyword that you can rank for, easily, and then optimize it to get ranked and you'll have good read count without much effort.

    PS: The quality of your article will effect the CTR, but it doesn't have much to do with read counts.
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    • Profile picture of the author angela99
      I agree with the OPs -- it's in the title.

      The "is it true" title is common knowledge.

      The "easiest ways" title promises information.

      It's really all in the title, as far as views go.

      If I were in this situation, I'd take a clue from the "easiest ways" title, and would create a bunch of articles like:

      Make Money From Home Now: Easiest Way Ever

      Make Money from Home: Two Ways to Start Today

      Secret Make Money from Home Opportunity, Revealed


      See how you go with that.

      As far as backlinks are concerned, create a Blogger blog and link to your own articles...

      Good luck. :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author Bryan Zimmerman
        I would have to agree and say the main reason for YOUR article not getting more views than 12 is the title. The reason the other article has 6000 views could be a number of things including SEO.

        Your title doesn't give anyone any reason to open it really, where the second one does. If someone is looking to make money online, their already asking the question "can it happen?". The second title tells them that that article is going to show them a way to do it.

        You'd be better off with something like:

        "Here's the best way to make money online you'll ever see"
        "Making money online is simple, and here's how you can do it"
        "You'll never find an easier way to make money online than this"
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  • Profile picture of the author JennyBizz
    I agree. The title is part of the problem. If both articles had the same number of backlinks, I still think the second one would get viewed more because of the title.
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  • Profile picture of the author acedalright
    It's purely the keyword combination, that is all.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    you haven't optimized that article for the search engines properly.. You should also tweet every article you write if you don't have a twitter account make one. I also use stumbleupon and bookmark every article i write. Anything that has to do with making money online has to be very optimized which means a lo of quality content. With your chosen keywords in the body of your article. Making money at home is very competitive, and its hard to get a top listing if you don't know anything about search engine optimization etc... When your writing an article about making money make sure its a long article the more words the better, and optimized to stand a chance at ranking high. My 3 favorites are ezinearticles, ehow,and hubpages they all have high pageranks and a lot of readers. And very high alexa rank!
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  • Profile picture of the author Pipinscott
    Yeup, said many times but you need to hear it again. Your title doesn't suck..

    Title and headlines have one job and that is to suck the reader in to begin reading.

    You can't solve the problem or answer the question in the title. If you do there is no reason to take time to read your prose.
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  • Profile picture of the author gregbanks
    That's easy - it's all in the title & a little bit of luck. People reading articles want to leanr some valuable information there and then. They want to learn from an expert about the tricks and techniques they are having success with. So if you picture yourself as someone looking to make money from home, or to start a business or whatever.... think about which title you would click on. You'd click on the one which promises the most valuable content there and then. That's why it's got so many more views.
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  • Profile picture of the author chris11
    I'd also point a couple links to your articles.... there are a lot of ways to do it for free, bookmarking sites, forums, squidoo, facebook, whatever free resource is a good one.
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  • Profile picture of the author FriendlyRob
    I'm sorry to agree with everyone else, but the second title is more compelling. I would also consider using some numbers in your title, such as, the top 3 ways people are making money at home. In my experience, lists tend to attract views.

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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    I'd have to agree with those who "blame" the title.

    The second title promises to help me out some way. The first impression I get from your title is that you are going to prove that you can't make money at home.
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    • Profile picture of the author francisjoubert
      The fact that the first title asks a question (or so it seems) and the second one gives a solution makes a big difference in what people are looking for.

      They want solutions. So I agree that much of the problem is in the title.

      As you said - we are talking about how many times they were viewed which means people were not interested in the TITLE of the first article.

      Just my 2 cents worth.


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  • Profile picture of the author JohnHuizinga
    Can one of the people on this thread who attributed the difference to incoming links please tell me what tool I would need to use to see these alleged links?

    Yahoo Site Explorer shows 0 inlinks.

    Google shows 0 links.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Long
    Mikkosant, and especially Alexis, will you two be my new best friends?

    This thread absolutely blows my mind. Mikkosant gave the correct answer, and Alexis pointed it out that he was the only one to give the correct answer, only for both of them to be ignored by basically everyone else in the thread, and the poor OP basically telling Alexis that she is wrong and thank goodness everyone else steered him/her in the "right" direction!

    Um, these two people were the only ones who actually CLICKED THE LINKS the OP gave in the thread, did 5 minutes of research, and discovered why the discrepancy existed. (Black hat tactics by the other article author.)

    It has NOTHING to do with the title!

    And the funniest part of all....the OP never even asked about their title!!!

    Other than the generic "why do I have fewer page views than this guy", this was the only specific question the OP asked:

    Any problem with my keywords?
    I'm absolutely blown away by the fact that so many people are trying to jump in and "see" things that simply aren't there. It's a heavy reminder that on a forum of this size with so many people, you really do have to pay close attention to who(m) you listen to.

    Anyway, I'm normally a little more PC and laid back than this, but I'm still having trouble picking my jaw up off the floor after reading the whole thing.

    Mikkosant and Alexis.....friend requests are incoming.
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