Your best tip regarding Article Marketing

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My best tip is: Keyword research. For googles free keyword tool the long tail keyword should have 500-1000 monthly searches and if you plug it into google it should give you less than 10000 searches. Use quotation marks.

What are your single best tip for article marketing?
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  • Profile picture of the author winebuddy
    single best tip: lead and coax the reader along until they hit your resource box and are dying to click the link
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  • Profile picture of the author tjdaz
    A strong call to action. It doesn't matter if you have thousands of views a day if no one is clicking through or converting.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjdaz
    Adding to my last post, it's good to use a redirect for your article marketing ventures in specific niches in order to easily update the offer you are sending them to without editing every article.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashforlifetv
      You should ensure everything is listed in a sitemap, registered with Google, and other directories. Also, ensure your articles ping all available ping services. Get your top ones listed on Hubpages and synched up Twitter. |Hope that helps!!
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  • Profile picture of the author BradCarroll
    Find out what emotional state they want to solve with the product(s) you're pushing, then write an article that hammers on that emotional button.
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    • Profile picture of the author HCLee
      My best article marketing tip: The first 10 words (your title) are more important than the next 300 - 500 words (the body).
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  • Extremely high quality content. Provide a solution and with your resource box have a solid call to action.
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  • Profile picture of the author flobaby
    I am absolutely loving the tip about making the resource box a flowing continuation of the article. Having it integrated like that makes for a much more clickable box and I think the finished product appears slicker and more subliminal, less "look at me, I'm a link!"
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Williams
    Originally Posted by bertuseng View Post

    My best tip is: Keyword research. For googles free keyword tool the long tail keyword should have 500-1000 monthly searches and if you plug it into google it should give you less than 10000 searches. Use quotation marks.

    What are your single best tip for article marketing?
    This but with at least twice the monthly searches that he says.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    The best tip is about how you finish the article (resource box). Do it right and you'll convert readers into visitors. The 2nd best tip is to focus more on getting your articles ranked at Google once you've posted them. That's article marketing on steroids.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Good keyword research is vital. You can have the best resource box in the world but without the right keywords you will go nowhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
    High quality tips articles that entice readers to go to your site and subscribe.

    Ross
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    • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
      I direct the reader using A.I.D.A starting in my article titles, working into the body and finishing it up in my bios. If you don't know what A.I.D.A is you can simply go here now: * AIDA - (Marketing & Web): Definition
      In order to elicit the desired action from the prospect, all ads are written according to a simple Master Formula [A.I.D.A.] which is:

      Attract the "Attention" of your prospect.

      "Interest" your prospect in the product

      Cause your prospect to "Desire" the product

      Command "Action" from the prospect

      Never forget the basic rule of advertising copy writing when article marketing.

      You really want to get folks to take action today. You really want to paint a picture what will happen if they don't benefit from your knowledge. What they might lose out on. How much they will gain by taking action today.

      Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    my single best tip will be use dragon voice recognition software. I suck at typing it evens out the playing field i can really pump out the articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author C A Perez
      Beamer1959, that's a unique tip, nice.

      Here's mine: all of the above tips are valid, but if your reader doesn't like the title he/she won't get to the resource box. Plus, the title should attract buyers not "lookers".

      You can check the commercial strength of your keywords or URL with: http://adlab.microsoft.com/Online-Commercial-Intention/, a neat little tool by MSN.

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      • Profile picture of the author AllyW
        Lots of very good tips in this thread already, so I'll add this -- proof read and polish, make your article as professional as you can. So many articles you read have absolutely pathetic grammar. If grammar and writing skills are not your thing, find someone to proof read for you. Can only speak for myself, but if the article is poorly written, I'm not clicking through.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dal.K
          1. Use pen names (sounds obvious, but your competitors don't know who you are that way)

          2. Build backlinks to your article
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  • Profile picture of the author Creative Thinker
    Increase page views for the articles (either white or black hat). At a critical point, the article will be displayed in the most viewed section which will give backlinks from other related articles (in the same category) which in turn will boost your SEO!
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  • Profile picture of the author waken
    Write original, unique and "AIDA" optimised articles (yeah.. it's different from keywords optimised)..
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  • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
    Don't write with the money in mind, write with the reader in mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author dentaleye
    Nice set of tips guys. Will help a total newbie like me.

    Jimmy
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  • Profile picture of the author Alminc
    Outsource article writing to tallented warriors in the 'Warriors for hire' section.

    Submit to EZA and GA and build links to those articles.

    Then spin those quality articles in required format and submit them to:

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  • Profile picture of the author FriendlyRob
    Definitely the resource box. Follow up your article with a strong call to action.

    Create curiosity, imply a profit, suggest a benefit.

    Sell the click, not the product you are trying to sell, let the sales page do that.

    get as many sets of eyes on that sales page as possible, a strong resource box will do that.
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    • Profile picture of the author bertuseng
      Originally Posted by FriendlyRob View Post

      Definitely the resource box. Follow up your article with a strong call to action.

      Create curiosity, imply a profit, suggest a benefit.

      Sell the click, not the product you are trying to sell, let the sales page do that.

      get as many sets of eyes on that sales page as possible, a strong resource box will do that.

      I also think this is probably the most important. That IS the reason why most of us write articles isn't it?
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  • Profile picture of the author HenrikC
    Add valuable content to your articles, and also try to divide your articles in several tips or paragraphs.

    For example How to Get a Date - 3, 5 or 7 Tips.

    Then remeber to bold every headline, for example tip 1, 2 and 3.

    This way you will also increase the chances for your readers to follow every tip of your article to the end of your article where you add the link to your website.

    This simple method has sometimes given me over 50% clickthrough in the resource box.

    Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author TeamGlobal
      Originally Posted by HenrikC View Post

      Add valuable content to your articles, and also try to divide your articles in several tips or paragraphs.

      For example How to Get a Date - 3, 5 or 7 Tips.

      Then remeber to bold every headline, for example tip 1, 2 and 3.

      This way you will also increase the chances for your readers to follow every tip of your article to the end of your article where you add the link to your website.

      This simple method has sometimes given me over 50% clickthrough in the resource box.

      Good Luck!
      Thanks for that tip, HenrikC.

      I am definitely going to give that a try.

      All The Very Best,


      Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmyab
    I agree with HC Lee - the first 10 words - your headline. If you dont grab readers attention, hold them and get them to read the next line then they just move on.

    Not talking about hype here, but your headline needs to answer the very reason they are there in the first place - they have a problem, pain or need.

    Your headline MUST call out and say - want to find the solution? Here it is...

    Then once you have there attention....get on with the rest.
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    • Profile picture of the author TeamGlobal
      These are all great tips! Keep them coming!

      My contribution to the tip collection would be to be consistent.

      Submitting just a handful of articles just won't do the trick. I often read of those starting out in article marketing waiting patiently for EzineArticles to approve the one article they submitted. If you submit consistently you won't have to hold your breath waiting for a few articles to be approved. You will see a constant flow of emails with the subject:

      "Author, Tony, Your Article is Accepted: Article Title"

      Consistent quality output = consistent article submission = consistent article approvals = increased backlinks, click-throughs, traffic, credibility, and ultimately profits.

      All The Very Best,


      Tony
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      Write lots of articles, for good keywords (wthout being obnoxious about the keywords), and then send people there from Twitter and other places.

      I agree with the importance of the title, and with letting the article flow right into the resource box.

      And I also like the AIDA formula, though I'm not following it as often as I should. Working on it though.

      And yes, definitely proofread and fix the grammar.
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  • Profile picture of the author MisterMunch
    1. Take care on the articles that are already making sales. If you make 25 bucks a day on an article, promote it after it reach possition 1. This is a valuable asset in your personal finances. Keep it that way.

    2. If you have an email list interrested in your article, send them to your article (this is for ezinearticle). The goal is to get it into the list of most popular articles to gain the massive backlinks.

    3. Build backlinks to it. Not only will the backlinks increase the seo value and traffic to the article. It will also increase the seo value of your website (if you are linking to it).
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Although the tips above are good I have not seen it posted after 34 post...

    Write unique, quality, informative articles (500+ words) based on subjects that you have either researched "properly" (going to eza is not research) or that you already know about. This does not mean use junk PLR articles (only use PLR written by Bev ..lol) that you got for free from some stupid giveaway event.

    James

    P.S. There is enough junk content online, help clean it up by creating quality content from proper research and from using your own mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Gentry
    Buy the mass article control product
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Morgan
      Since everyone in this thread has covered the bases really well, I don't have a lot to add, but here is something.

      Automate it. There is simply no substitute for time saving automation. For the bigger article sites you will want to post by hand, that way you can ensure that everything goes right, but for the smaller ones you can save hours of time and automate the process.

      Brad Callen's article submitter is one of the best I know of. It's not perfect but it works well, especially for the price. Try to come up with a really good system, write your articles, create a text and html version and really get a good rhythm going, and you'll do really well.
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  • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
    Nice tips. Here's mine;

    The (3) Keys to Article Marketing:
    (1) Create great, original content to position you as an expert in your niche.
    (2) Create great, original content that does not "sell" or promote in your article body
    content, but provides useful information for your reader.
    (3) Submit your best original content frequently to EzineArticles Submission - Submit Your Best Quality Original Articles For Massive Exposure, Ezine Publishers Get 25 Free Article Reprints to build
    a steady stream of traffi c back to your website.

    Cool right?
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  • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
    Nice tips. Here's mine;

    The (3) Keys to Article Marketing:
    (1) Create great, original content to position you as an expert in your niche.
    (2) Create great, original content that does not "sell" or promote in your article body
    content, but provides useful information for your reader.
    (3) Submit your best original content frequently to EzineArticles Submission - Submit Your Best Quality Original Articles For Massive Exposure, Ezine Publishers Get 25 Free Article Reprints to build
    a steady stream of traffi c back to your website.

    Cool right?
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  • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
    Nice tips. Here's mine;

    The (3) Keys to Article Marketing:
    (1) Create great, original content to position you as an expert in your niche.
    (2) Create great, original content that does not "sell" or promote in your article body
    content, but provides useful information for your reader.
    (3) Submit your best original content frequently to EzineArticles Submission - Submit Your Best Quality Original Articles For Massive Exposure, Ezine Publishers Get 25 Free Article Reprints to build
    a steady stream of traffi c back to your website.

    Cool right?
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Tocco
    First I want to thank everyone else that posted to this topic. You gave me some new ideas. Thanks
    I have found that the best results for articles I´ve written create a long-lasting resource for a new lead or sale.

    For example, if you Google right now this:
    powerful social media users you´ll see an article that I wrote months ago that´s still in the top 5 listings for that search. Search influencing powerful social media users ranks at #3 position the day of this posting. This isn´t to brag, it´s to show it can be done and...

    This is how I did it for starters...5,6,and 7 were crutial in getting these results.

    1. Be original.
    2. Offer something of value and interest to your reader.
    3. Build trust so the reader sees you as an expert on your topic.
    4. Build curiousity so the reader feels compelled to click on your resource box link.
    5. Select 2 or 3 keywords to include in the title and body of your article so the search engines can find you when people are searching. This makes your article easier to find when people are searching for that information.
    6. Research the 5 main competitors. Google your keywords and see what comes up before writing your article so you know what the top listing look like as far as content.
    7. Promote your article. Twitter it, Ping it, Digg it, Blog it etc. and add it to your autoresponder messages so people will read it and respond to it.

    The results of this top ranking article has not allowed me to quit my day job, but it has created a steady flow of pre-qualified, pre-interested prospects and customers and helped me build a quality list while I´m out doing other things. And it keeps doing this day in and day out. All in all, the time writing it was well spent.
    Hope this helps someone get the most out of their article writing efforts.

    P.S.- I´m new to this forum (seems like one of the best I´ve found so far) and don´t want to add links to more info for fear of giving the wrong impression, but I have had moderate success marketing with articles and would be happy to share more with anyone that wants to know more. Just send me a private message and I´ll point you in the right direction without having to join anything, I promise.
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  • I write every article like a sales letter. Create a hype, talk about the secret solution I have to the readers problem and offer tips and then in the resource box I have my picture. That increases the clicks on my link a ton.

    Just few I learned from a WSO I bought. And it works. Ezine seems to love theese kinds of articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aggressor
    Set up Google Alert on a unique string of words from the article.

    Set the alert up as a feed (automatically) putting it in your Google Reader

    Then follow up with article sites that pick up your article and offer them a 1-1 exclusive.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Tocco
      Originally Posted by Aggressor View Post

      Set up Google Alert on a unique string of words from the article.

      Set the alert up as a feed (automatically) putting it in your Google Reader

      Then follow up with article sites that pick up your article and offer them a 1-1 exclusive.

      Love that idea, thanks alot.

      See, that´s why forums are so cool, the power of many minds working together.
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  • Profile picture of the author acedalright
    ONE link in the resource box - It reduces link dilution and ensures a higher % chances of your link being clicked
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficman01
    These are all excellent tips. I have had better luck with higher quality articles as it seems to get better results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Brierley
    My Best Tip: High quality articles and then outsource submission to somewhere like Traffic Bug to build back links to your site while you write more articles.

    Cheers Greg
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Michaels
    1) Find out the keyword which has an article on first page search result in Google.

    2) Write articles using the same keyword, and submit to the same article directory, this can increase the chances of your article appearing on the first page of Google search results as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author mbacak
      As winebuddy, KathleenGageSpeaks, Zeus66 mentioned.

      I personally think the call to action is one of
      the most important things in the articles.

      Really, if you think about it every part is.

      -A Title with strong keywords in it will get you more views.
      -A article with killer content will get you published more.
      -A strong call-to-action in the bio or resource box will get you more visitors

      Also - To make it go viral...Tie your niche to the latest
      relevant news and/or Tweet the links to your article
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