5 Vital Steps to Success in Article Marketing

by edmltw
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Hey you, yeah you. Thinking about starting off your internet marketing career as an article marketer? Okay stop thinking about it and read this guide. Discover a magical process that will lead you on to your first sale/earning/profit online within 7 days. (Or how many days it'd take for your article to be approved)

It's a simple 5 steps guide, but it's effective. At least it worked for me . So stop thinking about it, start reading and applying! Go Go Go!

1. Keyword Research

So what does this have anything to do with article marketing? Isn't article marketing about writing stuffs? Well, stuff that idea down the drain, or the trashbin, or whichever is nearer. Keyword is a vital part of the game. With them your articles wouldn't be Floundering about within the WWW Ocean! With them your articles would be like the giant blue whale surfacing for a breather. Your article would stick out from the rest for that glorious moment. You'd get attention from all over the globe (literally). And that is absolutely what you want for your article.

You want people to click on the article link, you want people to read your article; you want people to click on your links; you want people to publish your articles all over the next; generating backlinks all over the place. And to do that, you need good keywords. Start off right, and success would be within reach. Start off wrong, you'd never see the light.


2. Eye-catching Title.

"3 Facts You Need To Know Before Making Any Investments" ; "Discover The Secret Behind ALL Weight Loss Products" ; " 5 Hot Tips To Gain Social Prestige And Recognition"

One thing all the titles have in common. They GRAB your attention immediately. At the same time, they invoke an itching curiousity that never goes away unless they click on your title. They are also simple to understand, but at the same time, appearing a little mysterious.

Apart from that, you got to integrate your keyword into your title subtlely. So much that it's camoflaged within the title itself. Use simple guidelines like "Tips; Steps; Discover; Facts, etc." and you will never go wrong.


3. Summary as a Slogan

Most people just put the first few sentences from the main body into the summary. This might work, but why leave it as that when a summary can help sweeten the deal to click on the link to your article?

I like to give a short and sweet slogan as my summary, for example, if the article's title is: "7 Essential Tips To Break Into The Stock Trading Scene" , my summary would be something like this: " Discover these 7 crucial bits of information, which if missing would either decide whether you make it or break it within the stock exchange.

Grasp the gist of the summary? Its up to your imagination and creativity, but keep in mind the objective of the summary, which is to Negate Hesitation and persuade the half-decided viewer to click on the link to your article.


4. Article Body

Probably the part which everyone dreads. Structuring, constructing, drafting, building your article. Ouch, do you feel a brain-stopper approaching?



Here's a tip to start writing your article body. "Keep it simple and sweet" or K.I.S.S. for short. (for some, its probably known as "stupid" instead of "sweet" ) Write down your main body FIRST before writing an article introduction. Structure it like:
  1. First Hot Tip
  2. Second Hot Tip
  3. Third Hot Tip
Once the structure is there, the rest is about constantly writing, writing and writing. If you did enough research on the niche you are marketing, then content shouldn't be a problem. In any case you feel a writer's block arriving, stop writing and start reading.

*Take Note!*

When writing your conclusion, keep in mind that it HAS to be organized in such a way that it would lead smoothly towards the resource box. or author BIO box. It has to FLOW towards the links, and not a dead brick.


5. Author/Resource BIO Box

This is your "Source-of-Food". So give as much attention and effort to this as much as you'd for the above factors. There are a couple of ways to write your BIO box but I'd just write down two powerful methods.
  • Continue flowing from the article: Continue to write as though you're still within the article, place your links within the paragraph using anchor texts like "Click Here" or "<<Keyword>>". Make it seem natural, as though there were no resource box. This is known as the "Subtle Method"
  • Keep it SIMPLE: Sometimes, if your article is persuasive enough, all you'll need is just a simple nudge. Just go ahead and offer a simple line like: "Click here to Obtain The Solution to Your Problem Now" or "I'd like to give you a headstart into resolving your issue, Click Here"
And that sums up the 5 Vital Steps to Success in Article Marketing, I wish you all the best with internet marketing and make your first sale soon! One final piece of advice:

"Take Action Now!"


Regards,
Edmund
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  • Profile picture of the author Prestigio
    I think that this would help anyone who is trying to be successful with article marketing.

    Great info. Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author blingblam
      Thanks for the info. If you want to see how to write a good article all you have to do is look at how this one was written.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebizman87
    Great post!!

    I'd like to add a few points here.

    Remember, quality is more important than QUANTITY. Some of you might say that you've to write 10 articles a day or 100 articles a month. All I've to say is that you should WORK smarter with LESS work.If a keyword is being searched 1000 times a month and you're in top 3, chances are high for your article to be read by the viewers. There's no point writing 100 articles without any keyword research and hoping to get thousands of views!!

    Here's a simple Article Marketing Plan:

    1)Choose a long tail KEYWORD (> 2 words) with decent search amount.Use Google's tool to do keyword research. Another factor that you need to focus is LSI. Always add a few relevant keywords to your main keyword so that Google may find your article relevant to the market.

    If your MAIN keyword is "dating tips", then of course other related keywords such "relationship","love",and "kiss" should be added in your article.

    The key is RELEVANCY.The more relevant is your article, the MORE will GOOGLE and other SE like it.

    2) Check out the competition.

    Forget about the competition in quotes or whatever.

    What you need to focus is the types of WEBSITES in TOP 10

    If you can find WEB 2.0 property such as:

    *Yahoo Answers
    *Hubpages
    *Squidoo
    *Article Directories
    *Blogger
    *Youtube and Video Directories

    Then you've found a GOLDMINE.

    Understand this.If google allows a particular WEB 2.0 to rank, then of course it'll allow YOURS as well.

    Then spy on the WEB 2.0 property's backlinks and BUILD more links to beat it

    This is a simple competition analysis plan that I've been using successfully!!

    3)Build backlinks and promote your articles. Here's my suggestion.If you can afford it,then TRY to automate your article promotion. Use software programs that'll automate the submission or promotion process. You can save a lot of time and find that IM is less frustrating.

    Some of the programs that I'm using right now are:

    1)TWITTER
    2)RSS BOT
    3)Press Release Bot
    4)Social Bot

    Now get started and BLAST your Article Marketing campaigns!!
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    Good tips.I think everyone should do more article marketing, A good article can generate hundreds of back links over time.Many people are in a hurry ,want instant results and use PPC instead and often lose money on it.

    Article marketing is the best "set and forget" marketing technique, you do it once and enjoy free traffic for years to come.Besides, it is free.
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  • Profile picture of the author arnoldsmithh
    Well what i think is if your title is catchy then people will surely come to that article.
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  • Profile picture of the author edmltw
    Article marketing is like: "A 24/7 Salesman Selling Your Goods Constantly Online"

    So the more effort you put into "Training" Him/her, the more sales you'll make

    Thanks for all the rad comments, especially to ebizman87, great contribution there

    Regards,
    Ed
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  • Profile picture of the author busywoman50
    Thanks for the great info, this is just what I needed to help me structure some articles I want to write. Do you think articles are a good way to drive traffic since you can put your links or signature on them?
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    • Profile picture of the author jetfire97
      that's a pretty much info to success in article marketing.thanks a lot
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    • Profile picture of the author edmltw
      Articles are definitely a great source of traffic if done properly. Glad I managed to be of help, all the best to your article marketing!

      Ed

      Originally Posted by busywoman50 View Post

      Thanks for the great info, this is just what I needed to help me structure some articles I want to write. Do you think articles are a good way to drive traffic since you can put your links or signature on them?
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    T like article amrketing but you have to be consistent with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Faber
    Great post. I'd like to add one thing though. If you are using "do follow" article directories, such as ezine articles, don't use "click here" as your anchor text, use keywords that you want your site to rank for in the SERPs.
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    • Profile picture of the author edmltw
      Great pointer there! This will help your site's organic traffic in the long run!

      A keyword can be something like "lose 10 pounds quick" or "Affiliate marketing program reviews* etc.

      Ed

      Originally Posted by opportunitiesaplenty View Post

      Great post. I'd like to add one thing though. If you are using "do follow" article directories, such as ezine articles, don't use "click here" as your anchor text, use keywords that you want your site to rank for in the SERPs.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeMorgan
    Hey Ed ,

    These are very critical and important points , but I also want to add that selecting the right niche in article marketing is also critical to the success of your article marketing .

    Mike
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    • Profile picture of the author mmcqueen
      Hey Ed,

      That is a good, basic list for article marketing and for people starting in article marketing.

      People following it step by step and taking their time should do well following it.

      Take care,

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    • Profile picture of the author edmltw
      Hey Mike,

      Selecting the right niche is a preferential prerequisite. Meaning, some people may prefer that method, whereas for some others, they can specialize in any niches they choose to. This has been a controversial issue amongst the article marketing pro.s for quite some time.

      Then again, to each and his own

      Regards,
      Ed

      P.S.: Thanks for highlighting that point btw

      Originally Posted by Mike Morgan. View Post

      Hey Ed ,

      These are very critical and important points , but I also want to add that selecting the right niche in article marketing is also critical to the success of your article marketing .

      Mike
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    • Profile picture of the author edmltw
      I am really happy that my guide managed to help you out Cecille!

      Have a great time doing article marketing and all the best!

      Ed

      Originally Posted by Cecille20 View Post

      It's a good guidelines especially to the newbie like me. And I'm highly agree with Eye-catching Title.

      I'm doing this process and it is effective to gain my traffic
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  • thanks for the tips and information, your awesome buddy! i've been looking for a indepth step by step article marketing ebook just to learn the ropes from scratch!
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    • Profile picture of the author edmltw
      Hey Dragon, I am glad you liked my tips. Here's a great ebook which I started out with when I was doing article marketing initially. Click Here. It is a blueprint by Casey Gentles, a real professional within the article marketing scenes. It's free so you need not worry about the cost!

      Enjoy and have a great time doing article marketing

      Ed

      Originally Posted by dragonetinvestments View Post

      thanks for the tips and information, your awesome buddy! i've been looking for a indepth step by step article marketing ebook just to learn the ropes from scratch!
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  • Profile picture of the author A_Khandekar
    Hey Ed,

    Great article for a newbie like me. It could be a good starting. Thanks for the thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author webagentspro
    Also, bbe sure that your article resource box is filled out properly as this is the way that you get backlinks and have people click through to your money site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Stigson
    I go over almost an identical method for my own article promotion when I teach article marketing. The thing I would add is "keyword - title" can be a lot more effective for search engines, like "Dog Training Guide - 5 Tips To Finding a Superior Dog Training Guide In Less Than 30 Minutes" or whatever, can't come up with one without revealing some of my niches...

    Try to give them a "direct number" not a word like "quickly" or "easily", so exlpain it further, like "in less than 1 hour", "a kid could do it" etc.

    - Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author edmltw
      Great point there Chris. By spelling every single detail out (etc. 1 hour instead of quickly) you'll save the reader from over-working his/her brain and induce your article to be more reader-friendly.

      Bottom-line: When writing your article, be sure to make it as reader-friendly as possible to get them read all the way down to your Resources/author's BIO box. That's the main focus of article marketing, to seduce/attract/induce the readers into clicking your links.

      Now go grab your share of the market pie!

      Ed

      Originally Posted by Chris Stigson View Post

      I go over almost an identical method for my own article promotion when I teach article marketing. The thing I would add is "keyword - title" can be a lot more effective for search engines, like "Dog Training Guide - 5 Tips To Finding a Superior Dog Training Guide In Less Than 30 Minutes" or whatever, can't come up with one without revealing some of my niches...

      Try to give them a "direct number" not a word like "quickly" or "easily", so exlpain it further, like "in less than 1 hour", "a kid could do it" etc.

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    • Profile picture of the author gotdmw
      I thought u didnt want to use the words click here as anchor but rather your targeted keyword?
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingSPY
    Ed - you gave some great advice - however, you can write the world's best article but if you don't know the best distribution channels to get your articles out to the masses - then unfortunately it's all for nothing. For instance; we use Ezinearticles.com and Isnare.com I hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    great post, this is stuff you find in a product you would buy. Great quality. To back that post up you need to know how to take that great article and where to submit it, backlink it and build it up to where you will get traffic to it and that traffic convert to clicks on your resource link which is what it is really all about.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sissy76
      As with most things, this model requires consistency. Don't give up after a week and say "Article marketing is dead", keep writing and submitting consistently and you WILL see results.
      The more you write, the better you write.


      Sissy
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