Article Marketing 101 - Everything You Need To Know About Article Marketing In One Place!

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Hello my friends and fellow warriors,

I reached 500 posts yesterday so I wanted to post something worthwhile and give back to the community.

Article Marketing is now more popular than ever, the problem is most people don't understand the whole science behind it.

This method requires an entire systematic procedure (for which there are many variations), it's not just about submitting quality articles (although that's a big part of it).

People come here to complain about AM when they never did it 'right' in the first place. So I will show you 'right'.

Here's the deal, follow the methods I'm about to show you and if you DON'T get THOUSANDS of targeted visitors to your websites in a 1 month period after you have done this I will PAY YOU $100 USD. (To claim this you just have to show me all your work so I can verify you did it correctly.)

After this thread, there is NO excuse to start asking the daily 100 questions about Article Marketing, because everything will be here.


Article Marketing 101


This is a step by step procedure, follow it and I guarantee results (or claim the prize stated above).

Step 1 - Keyword Research And Implementation


A lot of people, especially IM beginners or newbies don't get the entire concept behind the 'keyword(s)'. There are many types of keywords, for this method we will be using one known as long tail keywords or keyword phrases.

To illustrate the process, I'm going to grab a random niche, a highly competitive one to show you that competition can only be good (because there is higher demand). The dating niche.

Now, head to your favourite keyword research tool (I use Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool myself).

Here is where you will be doing all the research.

Your goal is to look for any long tail keyword related to the niche that has at least 10 daily search results (the more the better obviously) and LESS than 10,000 google competition (the less the better). Allow me to elaborate.

I typed the search term pick up in the keyword tool and a long list of all types of keywords displays, since we are looking for long tails it should be a phrase containing 2 or more words.

Here is one sweet talk pick up lines (yes that is ONE keyword) it has over 650 overall daily search results (an average between the top 3 search engines) and a whopping Google competition of 131 websites (note scarcasm).

Hint: There are many more profitable keywords in that list alone.

Some people are going to kill me for revealing that keyword, it has the potential of driving 650+ visitors to your website per DAY with ONE article.

How did I measure competition you may wonder? I went to Google and did a search for the keyword under quotation marks: "sweet talk pick up lines"

Step 2 - Source Research For Your Article

Naturally, to write an article around that keyword you need to know some sweet talk pick up lines, so you will want to do some research on it unless you are some sort of Casanova or VegasVince.

This is the most simple process, go to Google and type sweet talk pick up lines (without quotations this time), check about 5 sources, grab your favourite pick up lines and you are good to go.

Hint: A source can be anything from an encyclopaedia to an article.


Note that in this case, that was very easy research, sometimes you will need to do a more in depth investigation in order to pull out a great article.

For this you can talk to Bev Clement, I believe she has a very solid research process.

Step 3 - Writing The Article

You don't have to be a professional writer to pull off an amazing article, simply write the article as if you were speaking to a client verbally.

Don't forget to make the article short (350-650 Words is my criteria), you don't want the reader bored to death and leaving half way through (that accomplishes nothing) by making them read your college thesis.

The basic structure of an article is composed of 6 parts. In order:

1. Title or Headline

The keyword MUST go here, for example: Top 10 Sweet Talk Pick Up Lines To Capture Her Attention. Headlines are used to caputure the reader's attention, in this case it is also used to optimize the article for the search engines.

2. Summary

The keyword doesn't necessarily have to go in this one, it's all about writing an appealing summary of your article. The summary is what will most likely show in the search engines under the title/headline of the article.

3. First Paragraph

Again, the keyword MUST go here once (don't flood it). Make it interesting and appealing or the visitor/reader will leave.

4. Body

Add the keyword in this part once again and insert the sweet talk pick up lines you chose during your research.

5. Last Paragraph or Conclusion

This is where you close the reader. Add the keyword one last time and present a subtle lead to the resource box (where you promote your website).

6. Resource Box

The best article directories will only allow you to promote or advertise something in this space, it has to be appealing and it MUST have a clear call to action. This is where you add the link to your website (ideally in anchor text for a keyword you have your website optimized around for SEO purposes (mainly backlinking)).

Just as an example: "If you truly want to get the girl, go to this website now: [Insert Link in Anchor Text] It is the top resource on dating advice and tips courtesy of the leading dating guru."

Step 4 - Submitting The Article

Great! Now you have created a very powerful article, it's time to submit it. You can submit to as many article directories as you wish without any penalties (duplicate content does not apply unless you submit the same article under the same domain).

The leading article directory is Ezine Articles. Their customer support may not be the best, but no matter what people say it gives the best ROTI (Return Over Time Invested - It's Free) and each day they become more strict on what articles to accept, so you won't get away with crap articles (which is good, crap articles are useless).

After submitting to EZA and getting it approved, feel free to submit to as many article directories as you want.

Step 5 - Securing The Article's Position In The Search Engines


Securing an article in #1 position for a specific keyword using the criteria stated above is VERY easy due to the low level of competition, you just need a few backlinks.

There is software out there (and services) that submit backlinks to over 100 social bookmarking websites, providing you with enough backlinks to secure the article in #1 position. The key to using these programs is: DON'T SPAM, just submit 1-3 backlinks per day at most.

I don't want to mention the backlink automation software I use because that would be promoting a product.

When you do a backlink make sure it is linking to your article IN anchor text with the keyword used in the article.

That close to guarantees your search engine rankings because the competition for the search term(s) is low. Add a killer quality article to the mix and you will be getting backlinks from people you don't even know for free.

Final Step - The Numbers Game

After all the steps above are met, it becomes a numbers game. Submit 100 articles using this method. Don't panic just yet, let me show you why.

Let's say all your articles average 100 views per day and you have a decent average CTR of 20% (these numbers are very common). 100 Views X 20% = 20 Unique Visitors Per Article X 100 Articles = 2,000 DAILY Laser Targeted Visitors (AKA Potential Buyers) to your website.

That is just an example using a below average scenario, the numbers may vary and if you stop submitting articles the traffic may go down (unless the keywords used continue to get the same number of daily hits).

Well that's about it my friends. This works for every single niche out there. And not only are you getting highly targeted traffic to your websites but you are also branding yourself as an expert in the niche(s) you chose. Enjoy!

Best of luck,

Daniel Molano

PS: For more information about keyword research and implementation visit this thread now: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ion-101-a.html

PPS: To find if your keyword(s) have commercial potential (In other words, if people are looking to purchase something when using a keyword to do a search) use this free tool in cross reference: Audience Intelligence

PPPS: That was my two cents, there are many variations to this method. I would love to hear the input of other expert article marketing warriors like Wagenheim, Kelsall, Shanin, Sago, Graves etc... to make this the definitive Article Marketing thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Burney
    Daniel

    Thank you for sharing your insight.

    Best

    Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author johntanyishin
      It's a great post, stating about the essence of article marketing.

      I guess there will be many writing articles now and hoping to get your $100. That's an interesting deal.

      JTYS
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        Originally Posted by johntanyishin View Post

        It's a great post, stating about the essence of article marketing.

        I guess there will be many writing articles now and hoping to get your $100. That's an interesting deal.

        JTYS
        If everyone follows these steps, no one will be claiming the $100.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ricter
          "sweet talk pick up lines" in google's keyword tool = "Not enough data" when I do it...
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          Daniel

          To secure the top spot for the article submitted, when to submit to the social bookmark, do you linke it back to the article in the diectory or you link it to your own site. Supposing that I have a blog with my blog posting, can I submit my blog posting to be used as an article or do i need to write a new article altogether?

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  • Profile picture of the author JordanFrancis
    "sweet talk pick up lines" in Googles own tool shows nothing.

    I dunno why those tools show such differences in results, but
    I would personally follow Googles figures over other sources,
    for data specific to Google. If that makes sense...

    Not knocking your post however. It's awesome of you to
    share your experience and give step by step instructions.
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      Originally Posted by Ricter View Post

      "sweet talk pick up lines" in google's keyword tool = "Not enough data" when I do it...
      Originally Posted by JordanFrancis View Post

      "sweet talk pick up lines" in Googles own tool shows nothing.

      I dunno why those tools show such differences in results, but
      I would personally follow Googles figures over other sources,
      for data specific to Google. If that makes sense...

      Not knocking your post however. It's awesome of you to
      share your experience and give step by step instructions.
      That is because the Google tool doesn't register keywords that long so fast, they don't have enough data yet for a monthly average. It clearly says "Not enough data". It never states "No results".

      I'm talking about daily search results, the Google tool registers monthly averages, so they just don't have enough data for that yet.

      Just try the method, if it doesn't work remember I'll pay you.
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      • Profile picture of the author JordanFrancis
        Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        That is beause the Google tool doesn't register keywords that long. It clearly says "Not enough data". It never said no results.
        Yes, they do. For example:

        what is the best dog food = 2900 monthly searches (avg)
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        • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
          Originally Posted by JordanFrancis View Post

          Yes, they do. For example:

          what is the best dog food = 2900 monthly searches (avg)
          Yes, but it only registers keywords they have enough data for a monthly average. They don't have enough data for this one yet, but it will show up.
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          • Profile picture of the author Ricter
            Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

            Yes, but it only registers keywords they have enough data for a monthly average. They don't have enough data for this one yet, but it will show up.
            You know it will show up because of the data the other keyword tools gave you?
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          Originally Posted by JordanFrancis View Post

          Yes, they do. For example:

          what is the best dog food = 2900 monthly searches (avg)
          just to keep the ball on the field, the original, actual statement Daniel made was:
          "... because the Google tool doesn't register keywords that long so fast, they don't have enough data yet for a monthly average."

          The point made has to do not only with it being a long tail keyword phrase, but also the timeframe. This is the constraint he referred to, so "... that long SO FAST" is critical to understanding the point Daniel made.
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    • Profile picture of the author KevL
      Originally Posted by JordanFrancis View Post

      "sweet talk pick up lines" in Googles own tool shows nothing.

      I dunno why those tools show such differences in results, but
      I would personally follow Googles figures over other sources,
      for data specific to Google. If that makes sense...

      Not knocking your post however. It's awesome of you to
      share your experience and give step by step instructions.
      I don't pay too much attention to the Google tool when it says not enough data - have a look around in the other keyword tools too.

      I often find that some of the best untapped keywords are the ones that Google still say "not enough Data" for, which is probably why they're still untapped - because people leave that stone unturned.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Sol
    Great post!

    ...and people, stop your wining about the given keyword phrase!
    Obviously it was just an example, it doesn't mean that you all need to use this phrase for your articles!
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      Originally Posted by kiev View Post

      Great post!

      ...and people, stop your wining about the given keyword phrase!
      Obviously it was just an example, it doesn't mean that you all need to use this phrase for your articles!
      We're not whining, we're trying to reproduce the example he gave us. It looks like a good essay, I'd like to go through all of it.
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      Originally Posted by kiev View Post

      Great post!

      ...and people, stop your wining about the given keyword phrase!
      Obviously it was just an example, it doesn't mean that you all need to use this phrase for your articles!
      No problem kiev, they just have to understand how the Google tool works.

      They also have to understand that it is not smart to use a keyword which is now publically available to 90,000+ people, no matter how good it is.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
        Congratulations on your 500th post.

        One thing I'd like to remind article marketers about is to make sure your niche is a 'hungry crowd' that buys before you submit 100 articles. I found out the hard way some time ago. From my point of view you can usually see the results from about 10 to 30 articles. Also, it's a very good idea to see which keywords convert and that they are the buying type of keywords before writing lots of articles.

        Cheers,
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        • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
          Originally Posted by Dean Shainin View Post

          Congratulations on your 500th post.

          One thing I'd like to remind article marketers about is to make sure your niche is a 'hungry crowd' that buys before you submit 100 articles. I found out the hard way some time ago. From my point of view you can usually see the results from about 10 to 30 articles. Also, it's a very good idea to see which keywords convert and that they are the buying type of keywords before writing lots of articles.

          Cheers,
          Dean
          Originally Posted by JJ Manning View Post

          Dean - this is so true....

          Before you go out and write your gazillion articles on your chosen subject, test, test, test.

          Once you have done your keyword research, set up a free blog or squid, write some affiliate reviews linking to your merchant pages and submit 10 to 20 articles to drive traffic.

          Tweak and test. With the correct keyword research and 10 to 20 articles you should be able a significant amount of traffice to make a decision on whether the niche or product is worth persuing.

          Once you find a niche that converts, get to work. Build a niche site, Add content pages and review pages - but this is getting off topic....

          To your success

          JJ
          Thank you for your input Dean and JJ, which is why (in the PS) I have pointed everyone towards a free tool that will allow you to check the commercial intention of the keywords.

          In more simple terms, if the people who use a specific keyword are looking to purchase something.

          That tool will help verify if the audience using that keyword is a "hungry crowd".
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        Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        No problem kiev, they just have to understand how the Google tool works.

        They also have to understand that it is not smart to use a keyword which is now publically available to 90,000+ people, no matter how good it is.
        Understood, that's elementary. Just cannot reproduce your results with the example you gave, did you mean it as a fictional example? Just asking.
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          Originally Posted by Ricter View Post

          Understood, that's elementary. Just cannot reproduce your results with the example you gave, did you mean it as a fictional example? Just asking.
          It's not fictional, check in every single keyword tool out there that reproduces DAILY search results for the three main search engines and you will see similar results to those stated above.
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          • Profile picture of the author Ricter
            Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

            It's not fictional, check in every single keyword tool out there that reproduces DAILY search results for the three main search engines and you will see similar results to those stated above.
            Ahh, DAILY search results. Google's kw tool is not high enough resolution then. Thanks, Daniel.
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            • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
              Originally Posted by Ricter View Post

              Ahh, DAILY search results. Google's kw tool is not high enough resolution then. Thanks, Daniel.
              No probelm Ricter.

              Google tool is very accurate BUT it only does MONTHLY average search results and a lot of times it doesn't have "Enough Data" to reproduce the monthly inquiry.

              Check back on that keyword in one month from now, it will surely be listed in the Google tool then because they will have enough data.
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      • Profile picture of the author JordanFrancis
        Let's just be clear on something before you inform the forum that "they just have to understand how the Google tool works."

        You've edited your original post, but I quoted it clearly above before you did, and will show it again here:

        Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        That is beause the Google tool doesn't register keywords that long. It clearly says "Not enough data". It never said no results.
        I just wanted to clarify for you that Google does indeed register keywords that long, and did so by providing an example which is actually longer.

        Here is the quote:

        Originally Posted by JordanFrancis View Post

        Yes, they do. For example:

        what is the best dog food = 2900 monthly searches (avg)
        Now, I am not whinging. Please don't assume that. But when you then reply:

        Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        Yes, but it only registers keywords they have enough data for a monthly average. They don't have enough data for this one yet, but it will show up.
        ...you are changing the reason for the lack of result from it being too long for Google...to "They don't have enough data for this one yet...".

        So...

        Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        No problem kiev, they just have to understand how the Google tool works.
        Who exactly is "they" in your quote here? Heck, I certainly am keen to learn more, nothing wrong with that. But it sure sounds like you might have a problem admitting you don't know how Google tool works.

        Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        They also have to understand that it is not smart to use a keyword which is now publically available to 90,000+ people, no matter how good it is.
        Hmmm....

        Look, I think you give great advice here. Just never be afraid to say "oh.. yeah that was wrong! Cool.. new stuff to learn..."

        Thanks,

        Jordan
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      Originally Posted by Alex Sol View Post

      Great post!

      ...and people, stop your wining about the given keyword phrase!
      Obviously it was just an example, it doesn't mean that you all need to use this phrase for your articles!
      AMEN! Why do some turn a very helpful article into a rant? Go do your own stuff, apply, rinse, repeat. then let us know how YOU did.
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  • Profile picture of the author Asher
    Thanks for the great post, Daniel!

    One thing I'd like to ask though and I've sent you a PM about it.


    Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

    PPS: That was my two cents, there are many variations to this method. I would love to hear the input of expert article marketing warriors like Wagenheim, Kelsall and Graves to make this the definitive Article Marketing thread.
    You missed out Dean Shainin and Travis Sago ;D They're Bum Wizards too!

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  • Profile picture of the author Demond Jackson
    Thank you Daniel for such an awesome post. I've been doing article marketing seriously for a few months now and have been looking for a solid system that works every time. I will follow your instructions and hope to get positive results.

    Thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
    Great post Daniel,
    I'm not a well known article marketer like the ones you mentioned but since you asked to make this the article marketing thread I thought I would add my two cents to this.


    Step 1 - Keyword Research And Implementation

    I try to go with at least 3 words, two just is not a long enough long tail for me.

    Step 2 - Source Research For Your Article

    Remember you are just using these places as sources. Always write the pick up line or whatever tidbit of info into your OWN words in your notes, so that by the time you write your article it will be even further away from the original source.
    Step 3 - Writing The Article

    1. Title or Headline

    If looking for better results directly from EZA, I find the longer titles work, why? Because the longer ones stand out in the lists of articles. Even if you can manage to repeat the keyword or part of it (since it is longtail) it is even better because more of the title will be bolded in SERP's. Of course, test this out per niche. Some this works with, others it doesn't.

    2. Summary

    Due to the fact that this is what the searcher sees first, don't just copy your first paragraph word for word. Make it something interesting that sparks thought and makes them have to know more.

    3. First Paragraph

    Try to make sure this leads into the next paragraph. you want to keep the reader flowing through.

    4. Body

    Nothing to add here.

    5. Last Paragraph or Conclusion

    Although I agree with Daniel, I also prefer not to have this one. I find that using my resource box as my final paragraph, pulls the reader to it more. Makes it more natural to continue than if you had just sealed the article here.

    6. Resource Box

    Anchor text your keyword as a building of backlinks. Ensure you have a strong call to action and forget about who you are and what crap you know. Seal the deal.

    "If you want to {learn sweet pick up lines} that will make all the women leave the club with you, you need {this site now!}" Just a quick example.

    Step 4 - Submitting The Article
    Since I have held more than one spot on the page for the same article at different directories I have to say, why wait, go ahead and submit to your fav directories (Personally I love website-article.net owned by our own Allen Greaves, much more directed at the article and getting people to your site, can include all sorts of extras eza doesn't allow)
    And that's it, for my two cents.

    Again thank Daniel for a great 500th post.

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  • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
    What a great post, Daniel. Thank you very much for sharing it. I would recommend that anyone who wants this information copy and paste it into a document they can save on their computer. That's what I did.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Seely
    Thanks Daniel. Very helpful.

    Why is there such a huge discrepancy between the SEO Book tool and the Google Keyword Tool?

    For example, the keyword "pizza"
    Google says: 453,333 daily searches
    SEO Book says: 7,335 for Google daily est.

    The keyword "types of pizza"
    Google: 43 daily searches
    SEO Book: 593 for Google daily est.

    Playing around with more examples, it looks like the SEO Book tool estimates about a factor of 10 higher than the Google tool for multiple-word keyphrases, and underestimates by a factor of about 10 for single-word keywords.

    I'm confused.
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  • Profile picture of the author John34
    Great thread,i am surprised that none of u mentioned to check the authority of sites on first page of google.You may find keyword with good no of daily searches with low competeting sites but what if most of the site on first page of google is authority sites for that keyword,in this case its almost impossible for articles to rank on first page of google.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Originally Posted by Jeff Seely View Post

      Thanks Daniel. Very helpful.

      Why is there such a huge discrepancy between the SEO Book tool and the Google Keyword Tool?

      For example, the keyword "pizza"
      Google says: 453,333 daily searches
      SEO Book says: 7,335 for Google daily est.

      The keyword "types of pizza"
      Google: 43 daily searches
      SEO Book: 593 for Google daily est.

      Playing around with more examples, it looks like the SEO Book tool estimates about a factor of 10 higher than the Google tool for multiple-word keyphrases, and underestimates by a factor of about 10 for single-word keywords.

      I'm confused.
      If I'm not mistaken, the Google keyword tool is based on MONTHLY search results and the SEO book tool is based on DAILY search results.

      That would explain the discrepancy.

      Originally Posted by John34 View Post

      Great thread,i am surprised that none of u mentioned to check the authority of sites on first page of google.You may find keyword with good no of daily searches with low competeting sites but what if most of the site on first page of google is authority sites for that keyword,in this case its almost impossible for articles to rank on first page of google.
      There is truth to this statement but not completely. EZA is a PR6, most authority sites have a similar PR, not many go beyond that, so the chances of ranking are pretty even, add my backlink suggestion to the mix and you can have an almost guaranteed ranking.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Seely
        Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        If I'm not mistaken, the Google keyword tool is based on MONTHLY search results and the SEO book tool is based on DAILY search results.

        That would explain the discrepancy.
        I divided each Google number by 30 to get daily values.

        So, back to the "pizza" keyword, Google shows 13,600,000 average monthly searches. For a 30-day month, that's about 453,333 daily searches, which is way off from SEO Book's estimate of 7,335.

        I've been doing all of my keyword research using Google's tool, and 3-4 word keyphrases (the one's us article marketers like to target) rarely come up with more than 1,000 monthly searches -- very rarely. It would be reassuring to see SEO Book's tool to be more accurate, since it gives higher values for longtail phrases.

        But I can't help but to trust a tool made by Big G itself over a third party tool...
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        • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
          Originally Posted by Jeff Seely View Post

          I divided each Google number by 30 to get daily values.

          So, back to the "pizza" keyword, Google shows 13,600,000 average monthly searches. For a 30-day month, that's about 453,333 daily searches, which is way off from SEO Book's estimate of 7,335.

          I've been doing all of my keyword research using Google's tool, and 3-4 word keyphrases (the one's us article marketers like to target) rarely come up with more than 1,000 monthly searches -- very rarely. It would be reassuring to see SEO Book's tool to be more accurate, since it gives higher values for longtail phrases.

          But I can't help but to trust a tool made by Big G itself over a third party tool...
          I just made a search for pizza using the Google keyword tool and it gave me 22,200 monthly search results.

          This is Google's definition of their script:

          "Approximate Search Volume [Previous Month]
          This column shows the approximate number of search queries matching your keywords that were performed on Google and the search network in the previous calendar month. This number is specific to your targeted country and language as well as your selection from the Match Type drop-down menu."

          SEO Book tool values are based on today's search results. Google tool values (according to them) are based on the country+language and the previous calendar month, therefore outdated.

          I just did searches for similar search terms in several different keyword tools and even 1 software (keyword analyzer), all are compatible and similar to that of SEO Book, but not to Google.

          So the explanation is pretty much implied, Google's values, while accurate for Google search results alone, are out of date because they are based on the previous calendar month.

          There is your answer.

          Daniel

          PS: I found a blog post that analyzes the Google keyword tool which will explain this further: http://smackdown.blogsblogsblogs.com/2008/07/15/why-the-google-keyword-tool-is-useless-for-seo-even-with-exact-numbers
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          • Profile picture of the author Sean A McAlister
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          • Profile picture of the author Jeff Seely
            Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

            I just made a search for pizza using the Google keyword tool and it gave me 22,200 monthly search results.
            Ah, here we go: it gives 22,200 for the region of Mexico, 13,000,000 for the US, and 16,000,000 for all regions.

            So Google is still giving us around 500,000 daily searches (for the English language), which is a factor of 100 off from SEO Book. And I can't get the number to change by changing other options (checking for synonyms or changing the phrase to "broad", "exact", etc.)

            SEO Book tool values are based on today's search results. Google tool values (according to them) are based on the country+language and the previous calendar month, therefore outdated.
            Unless we're talking about highly time-dependent phrases like "Sarah Palin", an average search count from the previous month can't be considered "outdated".

            "pizza" searches won't change by a factor of 100 in a month. It's impossible.

            PS: I found a blog post that analyzes the Google keyword tool which will explain this further: http://smackdown.blogsblogsblogs.com/2008/07/15/why-the-google-keyword-tool-is-useless-for-seo-even-with-exact-numbers
            I read the post but I couldn't really follow his logic. Perhaps it's just my confusion over SEO in general, but it seems to me that any tool that gives accurate values for monthly/daily/whatever searches is going to be perfectly suitable for SEO-related keyword research.

            Are the values given by the Google tool inaccurate? It's either Google or SEO Book or both... does anyone really know the accuracy behind these numbers?
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            • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
              Originally Posted by Jeff Seely View Post

              Unless we're talking about highly time-dependent phrases like "Sarah Palin", an average search count from the previous month can't be considered "outdated".

              "pizza" searches won't change by a factor of 100 in a month. It's impossible.
              Long tail keywords, in general, are time-dependant and will change on a daily basis. Remember the topic of the thread in the first place. The term pizza is completely irrelevant to what we are doing here.

              Are the values given by the Google tool inaccurate? It's either Google or SEO Book or both... does anyone really know the accuracy behind these numbers?
              I believe Google Keyword tool values to be VERY accurate, but out of date (based on last calendar month) and therefore useless for this purpose.

              I still believe it is quite useful for Adwords and PPC research though.

              I don't think there is such thing as the perfect keyword tool (otherwise it would have a monopoly), it's just that I personally favour the SEO Book tool because it has provided me with more useful results than the others, that's all.

              Now PLEASE back to topic.
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            • Profile picture of the author GoldenEye
              Pretty cool post thank you does guarantee still apply? Hee hee..
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                Originally Posted by GoldenEye View Post

                Pretty cool post thank you does guarantee still apply? Hee hee..
                what do u mean by guarantee?
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                Originally Posted by GoldenEye View Post

                Pretty cool post thank you does guarantee still apply? Hee hee..
                Of course it does, I still have it up there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deric Yin
    Maybe we are looking at a different Google here. Mine also says 13,600,000 monthly searches, which translates to 450,000+ daily searches.

    Data is for *last* month, of course. Can't believe that people's appetite for pizza fluctuates that much, though.
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    Aside from being a 500th post and congrats for that Daniel, this thread has had a lot of interesting perspectives. In my humble opinion it is the success of the process that is attractive. Sure we all want the best tools but I think applying the process and principles is what remains the heart of this post. The value of the tools will make itself known soon enough. That being said I appreciate all the differences of opinion, I only hope that the spirit of the post does not get lost in the discussions of the finer points. Although I appreciate the value of these observations.
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  • Profile picture of the author InfoESource
    Pretty basic information here. And the thing is, that is the way it is done. Ironic that more people won't follow your instructions to get the traffic (and buyers) they want.
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      Originally Posted by InfoESource View Post

      Pretty basic information here. And the thing is, that is the way it is done. Ironic that more people won't follow your instructions to get the traffic (and buyers) they want.
      You are right, it is pretty basic BUT a lot of people overlook it and never do it this way which leads to their failure and complaining.

      IM beginners don't know this neither, so I'm pretty sure it will be a lot of help for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edson Buchanan
    Thanks for for great information that I will put to good use. I have had some success with article marketing but I have a feeling its going to get better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joeez
    Thanks for such detailed information. I have been driving traffic to my site almost solely with articles, but I haven't tried using such a detailed keyword method. I've had some success, but I believe this could really increase my traffic if done correctly. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil S
    Hey Daniel, just curious, what social bookmarking software are you using? If you don't want to say publicly can you PM me?
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    Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post


    There is software out there (and services) that submit backlinks to over 100 social bookmarking websites, providing you with enough backlinks to secure the article in #1 position. The key to using these programs is: DON'T SPAM, just submit 1-3 backlinks per day at most.

    I don't want to mention the backlink automation software I use because that would be promoting a product.
    I would be interested to know what backlink automation software you use (you can PM me if you prefer not to post publicly).

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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Originally Posted by Michael Lee View Post

      Awesome advice, Daniel.

      Here's what I found to be effective in ranking high for your keyword:

      Repeat the keyword twice in the title of the article. Example, if your keyword is "online marketing videos", your title could be:

      "Online Marketing Videos: How To Create Online Marketing Videos That Explode Your Profits"
      This is very true, can't believe I forgot to add it. I have used the keyword twice in the title effectively quite a few times as well.

      Originally Posted by Neil S View Post

      Hey Daniel, just curious, what social bookmarking software are you using? If you don't want to say publicly can you PM me?
      Originally Posted by csm View Post

      I would be interested to know what backlink automation software you use (you can PM me if you prefer not to post publicly).

      Susan
      PM me for info on that.
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    Thanks for the insight We already use this method and get plenty of traffic
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      I'll chime in here just to say that there are some posts in this thread that are just plain incorrect.

      There are some that are right on.

      There are some that are a very broad and blurry.

      And, as usual, most of them have no solid proof or testing results.

      Daniel, your OP is overall a good one and one that will help people to stay on track!

      The problem is that since about the middle of August, things have started to change very quickly and in some cases, dramatically.

      For instance, using your keyword phrase in your title twice. Well, that was a good strategy a year ago, but it's not working anymore. Well, unless your phrase is completely obsolete and has no competition. I know this because I sift through thousands of article stats every day and I see which Titles are ranking higher than others. The "twice in the title" trick has been thwarted by Google. (Still seems to be working well at MSN, though)

      What I am getting at is this. We are in the midst of some big changes here. Little tricks that used to work well are not going to be working anymore. Things that would kill an article's ranking in the past may work damn well tomorrow.

      Everything is changing and you should try your ass off to stay on top of what's going on. If not, you'll be chasing the competition instead of leading it...and there's a HUGE difference in the two.

      Just remember to run your campaign(s) with integrity instead of urgency. That is VERY important to remember.

      Respectfully,
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
        Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

        I'll chime in here just to say that there are some posts in this thread that are just plain incorrect.

        There are some that are right on.

        There are some that are a very broad and blurry.

        And, as usual, most of them have no solid proof or testing results.

        Daniel, your OP is overall a good one and one that will help people to stay on track!

        The problem is that since about the middle of August, things have started to change very quickly and in some cases, dramatically.

        For instance, using your keyword phrase in your title twice. Well, that was a good strategy a year ago, but it's not working anymore. Well, unless your phrase is completely obsolete and has no competition. I know this because I sift through thousands of article stats every day and I see which Titles are ranking higher than others. The "twice in the title" trick has been thwarted by Google. (Still seems to be working well at MSN, though)

        What I am getting at is this. We are in the midst of some big changes here. Little tricks that used to work well are not going to be working anymore. Things that would kill an article's ranking in the past may work damn well tomorrow.

        Everything is changing and you should try your ass off to stay on top of what's going on. If not, you'll be chasing the competition instead of leading it...and there's a HUGE difference in the two.

        Just remember to run your campaign(s) with integrity instead of urgency. That is VERY important to remember.

        Respectfully,
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        Thanks for the great reply Allen. You are right, stay updated or lose money.

        Actually, I had no clue the double keyword in title trick doesn't work anymore, shame on me.

        What I do know is that my main post's method has worked in the past, works now and will work in the future.

        Thank you for the update again, you should make threads with this type of information more often.
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        • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
          Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

          Thanks for the great reply Allen. You are right, stay updated or lose money.

          Actually, I had no clue the double keyword in title trick doesn't work anymore, shame on me.

          What I do know is that my main post's method has worked in the past, works now and will work in the future.

          Thank you for the update again, you should make threads with this type of information more often.
          Thanks, I like to drop little tidbits of info every once in a while, truth is I have just been too busy lately to post a lot here like I used to.

          There are some things that I can reveal and some I just can't. It's a fine line I am walking by exposing things like in my last post above. A lot of AD owners don't like it...funny thing is though, most all of them enthusiastically support what I do.

          On top of everything - my goal is to inject integrity and honesty back into article marketing, with a hefty dose of education...I think that's why they put up with me when I do stuff like that.

          I will always be here though. I owe it to the forum.

          AL

          p.s. For those interested, (no offense to ANYONE) the "twice in the title", as explained in the posts above, isn't working anymore, but there is a variation of that theme which is doing very well right now.
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          • Profile picture of the author JJ-Undercover
            I'm doing good with the "TRAIN TECHNIQUE" (copyrighted) keyword phrases. Say you have 2 3-word keyword phrases. I put them together for a total of 4 words.

            First 3 words are 1 keyword phrase and last 3 words are a separate keyword phrase. They share the 2 middle words.

            So you have an engine, then 2 words that are part of both keyword phrases, and then the caboose.

            TOOT TOOT.

            I bet I know the version you're talking about too, Allen.
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          • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
            Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

            Thanks, I like to drop little tidbits of info every once in a while, truth is I have just been too busy lately to post a lot here like I used to.

            There are some things that I can reveal and some I just can't. It's a fine line I am walking by exposing things like in my last post above. A lot of AD owners don't like it...funny thing is though, most all of them enthusiastically support what I do.

            On top of everything - my goal is to inject integrity and honesty back into article marketing, with a hefty dose of education...I think that's why they put up with me when I do stuff like that.

            I will always be here though. I owe it to the forum.

            AL

            p.s. For those interested, (no offense to ANYONE) the "twice in the title", as explained in the posts above, isn't working anymore, but there is a variation of that theme which is doing very well right now.
            Allen, shoot me a PM about your article directory (I think you have a VERY interesting concept going on there)
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        • Profile picture of the author youngnbold
          As long as people take action they can begin to see what works and what doesn't.

          Problem is how many people are going to read this thread, write 2 articles and then do nothing?

          You are very right though, i've gotten over 2,000 views just from ezine articles in the past 3 weeks and I honestly had no clue what I was doing! But after DOING something, now I can start to build from there... Hope everyone else does something 2!
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        • Profile picture of the author typedrobin
          Hi Dan and All,

          Thanks for the step by step instructions and the whole discussions, pretty cool !


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        • Profile picture of the author brixxyx
          "When you do a backlink make sure it is linking to your article IN anchor text with the keyword used in the article."

          Could u explain this a bit further?

          Also, are the articles you post to eza the same articles you have on your blog? Or do you need to keep your directory submission content seperate to the content you have on your blogs? And not have it the same?
          Massive appreciation for this thread!!!!
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          • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
            Originally Posted by brixxyx View Post

            "When you do a backlink make sure it is linking to your article IN anchor text with the keyword used in the article."

            Could u explain this a bit further?

            Also, are the articles you post to eza the same articles you have on your blog? Or do you need to keep your directory submission content seperate to the content you have on your blogs? And not have it the same?
            Massive appreciation for this thread!!!!
            You can have the same content on your blog. It will be fine. What Andy means by "anchor text" is your link embedded in your keyword. For instance, my "brand" is Angela from Aberdeen.

            If I want to create anchor text for Angela from Aberdeen, I would make an embedded link that looks like this (and goes to my "Angela from Aberdeen" page):

            Angela from Aberdeen

            Anchor text of your keyword with your URL embedded is the very best way to get a higher position in the Search Engines, especially Google.
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        • Profile picture of the author jhiggins
          Daniel,

          I have a question about how you social bookmark your articles. I'm very worried about Google de-indexing an article that I've worked hard on because of bookmarking it.

          You say 2 to 3 bookmarks a day should do it. Here's my question:

          Do you bookmark all your articles with the same BM account? Or, do you create a new account (username, email, etc.) for each article you BM?

          I think if you could share a little about your BM strategy it could save some of us from getting carried away and banning ourselves from sites or having the BIG G de-index (sandbox) our articles.

          Thanks much!!

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    • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
      Good post. I agree with Dean, finding the right niche is obviously a huge part of it.
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    • Profile picture of the author tiger325
      article marketing brings results...i see it many times daily
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    • Profile picture of the author Maria M
      I am totally new to Warrior Forum, but I have experience in Article Marketing. The beginning was hard for me, what with all the gurus and the way they explain things and advice from everyone and their mothers. However, if you follow Daniel's advice which is pretty straight forward and add some of the other "ingredients" from other warriors, you won't fail...you can't fail. I did it.

      My advice is to stick with it, even if you are not getting the results you want in the first week; keep going and TRACK everything you do and everything you submit. See what works and what needs tweaking; fix it and continue on your course. You will arrive if you are doing things right.

      One very important point: HAVE A PLAN!!! Put it on paper. Is it traffic you're after, is it an amount of money? Whatever it is, write your goal down and look at it everyday.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
        Originally Posted by Maria M View Post

        I am totally new to Warrior Forum, but I have experience in Article Marketing. The beginning was hard for me, what with all the gurus and the way they explain things and advice from everyone and their mothers. However, if you follow Daniel's advice which is pretty straight forward and add some of the other "ingredients" from other warriors, you won't fail...you can't fail. I did it.

        My advice is to stick with it, even if you are not getting the results you want in the first week; keep going and TRACK everything you do and everything you submit. See what works and what needs tweaking; fix it and continue on your course. You will arrive if you are doing things right.

        One very important point: HAVE A PLAN!!! Put it on paper. Is it traffic you're after, is it an amount of money? Whatever it is, write your goal down and look at it everyday.
        Welcome to the forum Maria M! Very nice first post also!

        Good to know there are people that don't just sign up to promote something.
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    • Profile picture of the author Janet McLean
      Dan,

      Yep:p must've read my mind. I'm a total newbie to article writing and have just started searching for help. This is absolutely great!

      Thanks so much for sharing. And congrats on reaching 500 posts. Whew, incredible.

      Thanks again
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      • Profile picture of the author Cynthia Mosher
        Dan, do you have any recommendations as far as how many articles to submit to EZA in a single day? Is there any harm in submitting, say, 20 articles a day? Or is there a benefit to spacing them over several days?
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        • Profile picture of the author jhiggins
          Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher View Post

          Dan, do you have any recommendations as far as how many articles to submit to EZA in a single day? Is there any harm in submitting, say, 20 articles a day? Or is there a benefit to spacing them over several days?
          There is no problem in submitting that many a day. Remember, EZA wants your articles. That's how their biz grows.

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          • Profile picture of the author cashtech29
            Every little bit of information helps.
            Thank you for sharing Daniel.
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          • Profile picture of the author HallOfWords
            Thanks for the great post. I've got to admit I signed up for this forum a while back but just really didn't participate that much. Today I decided to come back and see if I could find anything about AM and backlinks. I have found a lot of stuff and will be coming back real often now that I see how much really good info there is here. I guess I was just intimidated and completely lost. I even learned a new term that I now need to explore and that is how to ping.
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            • Profile picture of the author axileon
              thanks. this is 1 of the best post around....

              i wish to ask something. what will actually happen to the articles that we posted after a while? do we have to continually post new articles as the older ones will somehow get "buried" by the newer ones?
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              • Profile picture of the author dotslash
                Originally Posted by axileon View Post

                thanks. this is 1 of the best post around....

                i wish to ask something. what will actually happen to the articles that we posted after a while? do we have to continually post new articles as the older ones will somehow get "buried" by the newer ones?

                This is a good question and I don't think there is one simple answer. Your article on EZA for instance will get more traffic initially as it will be put on their high traffic pages (more inbound links and PR)

                What happens after will vary depending on the keywords you have targeted and the competition. Some articles will stay ranking high and keep generating lots of traffic without any effort, those in competitive areas will tend to get 'buried' by newer ones.

                However if you build links and promote your articles you can keep them ranking high and the traffic will still come in, the behaviour does seem to vary between different Article Directories in my experience though.

                I usually promote my best articles and just write to replace others which works well for me.

                Hope that helps
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        • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
          EZA are more than happy to take any articles you can throw at them so long as they meet their editorial guidelines.

          Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher View Post

          Dan, do you have any recommendations as far as how many articles to submit to EZA in a single day? Is there any harm in submitting, say, 20 articles a day? Or is there a benefit to spacing them over several days?
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          do any of these article submitting programs work on a mac?
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          • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
            Originally Posted by ashtonuk View Post

            do any of these article submitting programs work on a mac?
            I wouldn't worry about the programs too much. If you write good articles and then do a great backlink campaign to them, you don't need to have them submitted all over the place. I wrote an article about one subject, did a backlink campaign to it, and it's now number 3 in Google out of 13.2 million. It has been "voted" 18 times and has been "requested" 2778 times. (That's how many people wanted the article for their website or blog.) If that doesn't get the article "out there" and get traffic to it, nothing will.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lionel Turner
      If you submit an article to a bunch of directories with links back to your site should my site have that same article as a blog post (if it is a blog) or should it not? Will this hurt or help SEO

      Thanks

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    • Profile picture of the author Rich Mann
      You say to write 100 articles. Where could someone come-up with the amount of content to be able to write 100 articles. I struggle with being able to write a few articles at best. What content can a person use from the content research done in Google? I'm not really clear on this. If you cut and paste other peoples content, isn't that going to get you into trouble?
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
        Originally Posted by Liquidgraph View Post

        Daniel, thanks for the informative post. My key concern right now is figuring out how to SEO domain names. How can I tell when a domain/keyword is overly competitive? You mention searching in Google in quotes ("my keyword"), but what about non-quote search results, and high PR competition sites?

        For example, I want my to register a .com domain that will appear #1 on Google. My keyword gets 2,870,000 page results non-quoted, but only 9,500 quoted. It gets 1,900 searches per month (according to Google Keyword Tool). Is this too competitive a term, broadly speaking? I intend to have a domain with this exact keyword, and my site will have dozens of unique articles related to the keyword.

        Also, what percentage of traffic can one expect to get from the projected monthly search result given a #1 position? If my site becomes #1 for a keyword that gets 1,900 monthly searches, is it reasonable to expect 50% of that number to actually visit my site? i.e., 950 visitors/mo or 30/day.

        -Thanks
        The true competition of that keyword is 9,500 and yes you can expect anything from 50%+ traffic if you are ranking #1 for that specific keyword.

        If you can get the domain for that keyword go grab it now before someone else does, that looks like a powerful keyword to me.

        With enough backlinks plus the on page SEO you are already planning on doing (with the dozen articles or so you mention) it shouldn't be too hard to rank for a keyword with such low competition.

        Originally Posted by Lionel Turner View Post

        If you submit an article to a bunch of directories with links back to your site should my site have that same article as a blog post (if it is a blog) or should it not? Will this hurt or help SEO

        Thanks

        Lionel
        Well personally I wouldn't link back to an identical article, it won't hurt you SEO wise, but it would suck if you are a visitor watching the same article twice.

        Originally Posted by Rich Mann View Post

        You say to write 100 articles. Where could someone come-up with the amount of content to be able to write 100 articles. I struggle with being able to write a few articles at best. What content can a person use from the content research done in Google? I'm not really clear on this. If you cut and paste other peoples content, isn't that going to get you into trouble?
        You make it up. You will find sources of information on virtually anything, thousands of them. Read a few, gain some knowledge in the specific area and then write up the articles yourself.

        Actually 100 articles is aiming low, true authority sites have over 10,000 articles. Keep in mind that you are not going to be writing the articles on the same subject, but on different related subjects.

        It really isn't hard, I mean go do a search in Google for any word whatsoever and you will find thousands if not millions of sources. It's not copy paste (never do that), it's just absorbing the information of several sources and then writing some in your own words.
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        • Profile picture of the author Liquidgraph
          Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

          If you can get the domain for that keyword go grab it now before someone else does, that looks like a powerful keyword to me.

          With enough backlinks plus the on page SEO you are already planning on doing (with the dozen articles or so you mention) it shouldn't be too hard to rank for a keyword with such low competition.
          Thanks for shedding some light on this topic. My other question is, how important are .com, .net, .biz, etc. extensions? Would a .net work nearly as well as a .com? Do you have any experience with this?
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            Originally Posted by Liquidgraph View Post

            Thanks for shedding some light on this topic. My other question is, how important are .com, .net, .biz, etc. extensions? Would a .net work nearly as well as a .com? Do you have any experience with this?
            Well most people will tell you .com domains are the most powerful, I believe so too, but don't take my word on it, I haven't tested the other extensions.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lionel Turner
          Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

          Well personally I wouldn't link back to an identical article, it won't hurt you SEO wise, but it would suck if you are a visitor watching the same article twice.
          But back linking to my site's index page is cool?
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      • Profile picture of the author themindvoid
        Originally Posted by Rich Mann View Post

        You say to write 100 articles. Where could someone come-up with the amount of content to be able to write 100 articles. I struggle with being able to write a few articles at best. What content can a person use from the content research done in Google? I'm not really clear on this. If you cut and paste other peoples content, isn't that going to get you into trouble?
        Im kind of at this point as well, after creating my 1st blog im realizing that while theres a market for it , the topics to write about seem limited.

        Also, many of the would be articles are the main content of my site, do excerpts work well? how do I write a good article without "giving away all the goodies" before they even reach my website.
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    • Profile picture of the author Centimetro
      Question... my articles have been disappearing from google, I want to know if it's normal or not?

      My girlfriend and I both wrote some articles... I wrote 8, and she wrote 2... both of us got some initial sales while we were on ezine front page, but then after being bumped off, traffic dwindled down so we got started building backlinks...

      used Social Bookmarking software, Linkvana, and a few blog comments to build backlinks to the best performing articles. They were on page 1 almost immediately (at the bottom) so we kept building a few backlinks... all in all probably did like 30 social bookmarks, 5 linkvana links, and only a few blog comments for these articles.

      Then, the best performing one disappeared overnight about 3 days ago, and has remained gone since. Then another one, and another, and now about 4-5 articles out of our 10 are completely gone from Google, and by gone I mean they're GONE, not just bumped down, because even putting in exact URL or quoted text match turns up nothing.

      They didn't all disappear at once, they disappeared one by one. I'm sort of expecting more to follow now...

      HAs this happened to you, or is it a known thing, or anyone know whats going on? Will they come back?
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
        Originally Posted by Gunter Eibl View Post

        Although it depends on the niche, I would say a CTR of 20% is quite optimistic for most niches.

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        By far too optimistic is to assume each article will get 100 views a day. The average article gets not more than 50-250 views in a total two week period.

        Gunter
        Yes the CTR depends on the niche. But 100 views a day per article is NOT optimistic if you use this method and the article is properly keyword optimized ranking high in the SERPs.

        This method is not the "average" so statistics don't apply here. With the proper SEO you can get way more than 100 article views per day.

        Originally Posted by Centimetro View Post

        Question... my articles have been disappearing from google, I want to know if it's normal or not?

        My girlfriend and I both wrote some articles... I wrote 8, and she wrote 2... both of us got some initial sales while we were on ezine front page, but then after being bumped off, traffic dwindled down so we got started building backlinks...

        used Social Bookmarking software, Linkvana, and a few blog comments to build backlinks to the best performing articles. They were on page 1 almost immediately (at the bottom) so we kept building a few backlinks... all in all probably did like 30 social bookmarks, 5 linkvana links, and only a few blog comments for these articles.

        Then, the best performing one disappeared overnight about 3 days ago, and has remained gone since. Then another one, and another, and now about 4-5 articles out of our 10 are completely gone from Google, and by gone I mean they're GONE, not just bumped down, because even putting in exact URL or quoted text match turns up nothing.

        They didn't all disappear at once, they disappeared one by one. I'm sort of expecting more to follow now...

        HAs this happened to you, or is it a known thing, or anyone know whats going on? Will they come back?
        Right now it is normal, Google is updating algorithms and therefore the "Google Dance" is back into action again. Things will normalize after a while.
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    • Profile picture of the author archkre
      I am a real newbie and have some questions:
      I don't have access to Clickbank since most of Latin America is excluded!
      Can you suggest me an alternative for digital products similar to CB?

      How do you choose your nich/product to presell: Do you go directly to CB, trough Google/ Amazon trends and the like, or what?

      If I make landing pages as comparative reviews of products, what is the role of the articles in those landing pages?
      Or are the articles independent and they just send the people from Article Directories
      through the links to my blogs?
      Thanks a lot
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      • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
        Hello Daniel.

        A great article on article marketing :-)

        Keep up the good work and I appreciate you taking the time to share.

        Good luck and thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author naruq
      Daniel thank you for sharing your article marketing 101 success strategies. I will be implementing your article marketing success strategies.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
    Imagine if you wrote 100 quality keyword researched articles for your OWN website and got 100 bookmarks for each page....
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    Daniel,

    Great post. Congrats on you 500th post as well. You've sparks some great conversation on AM Best Practices that'll help the new article marketers and re-establish some fundemetals that can get forgotten about by the more seasons AM'ers. Good luck on your next 500.

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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Just for the record...I don't know of any article directory which has taken the lead out of EZA or is about to overtake them. But there are a couple that are poised to do it. Website-Articles.net gets nowhere near the traffic of EZA (of course), and we are debating on whether or not to limit our author base to just one or two thousand members.

    Fact is, as long as EZA has the Google love, they're the shit! And even if they lost their Google love, they would not disappear overnight. I think Chris is doing the right things for EZA to stay on top. Losing a few authors won't matter to them (IMO) as long as they stay on top.

    I'll shoot you a PM Daniel.

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  • Profile picture of the author Warrior Markets
    Hey, Daniel

    You mention submitting same article to other directories. But, when you do, do you change it at all? I know some prefer to change it, but is it a case you have to? If we want (out of, say, sheer laziness) to submit the same article to many directories, can we? Also, how would they verify that the other articles are, indeed, ours - if we've used pen names. Is it only possible if we direct resource box to same page?

    Also, what directories do you submit to?

    Thanks

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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Originally Posted by Warrior Markets View Post

      Hey, Daniel

      You mention submitting same article to other directories. But, when you do, do you change it at all? I know some prefer to change it, but is it a case you have to? If we want (out of, say, sheer laziness) to submit the same article to many directories, can we? Also, how would they verify that the other articles are, indeed, ours - if we've used pen names. Is it only possible if we direct resource box to same page?

      Also, what directories do you submit to?

      Thanks

      -WM
      If your article is good and unique, submit it as is to as many directories as you wish, there won't be a duplicate content penalty for that. No need to change it.
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    What a great post. I thank everyone for their input here! There's definitely some fantastic information in this post that is worth saving to the computer for later reference.

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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Thanks everyone for their input and feedback.

      I wouldn't mind if Allen made the thread a sticky.

      There are like 10 article marketing related questions every day on the forum from beginners and this thread answers every single one of them.

      Basic, but powerful information.
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    Thanks for your excellent guide. Sure that I have learned something I didn't know.
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  • Profile picture of the author PRandContent
    Hi Daniel,

    Congratulations on your 500th post and thanks for sharing these great tips!

    Is there any way for you to PM me the backlink software that you're using? I would love to get my hands on that


    Cheers,

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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Originally Posted by PRandContent View Post

      Hi Daniel,

      Congratulations on your 500th post and thanks for sharing these great tips!

      Is there any way for you to PM me the backlink software that you're using? I would love to get my hands on that


      Cheers,

      Irene

      Sure, shoot me a PM and I'll tell you.
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      • Profile picture of the author jame58rown
        Hi Daniel, thanks for a great article, its got me fired up. Just one thing I am not sure about step 5, I'm a total newby but I am guessing that back links are links to the article directory from elsewhere, and how do we get them. I am not sure what social bookmarking is.

        Also can you PM me details of that backlink automation software as that might demystify things for me as well. thanks,
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          Originally Posted by jame58rown View Post

          Hi Daniel, thanks for a great article, its got me fired up. Just one thing I am not sure about step 5, I'm a total newby but I am guessing that back links are links to the article directory from elsewhere, and how do we get them. I am not sure what social bookmarking is.

          Also can you PM me details of that backlink automation software as that might demystify things for me as well. thanks,
          No problem, glad I could help. Sure, send me a PM and I'll point you towards the software that I use.

          Social Bookmarking sites are ones such as Digg and Stumbleupon, you were right to assume that it's about linking to your sites or articles from other websites that are not yours (or some that are yours also work).

          I wonder why there are still AM questions being asked in other threads that this very thread answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author profitgenie
    Hi Daniel

    Thanks for the fantastic post, my article marketing was pretty poor and not getting much results will try and follow your guidelines and see how it goes.

    When i submit articles a few directories like article marketer always come back to me about hard line breaks and find it a real pain to find them and fix them.

    Anyone suggest a tool that i can write articles in to avoid this problem

    thanks again

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    • Profile picture of the author Jenni Mac
      Originally Posted by profitgenie View Post

      Hi Daniel

      Thanks for the fantastic post, my article marketing was pretty poor and not getting much results will try and follow your guidelines and see how it goes.

      When i submit articles a few directories like article marketer always come back to me about hard line breaks and find it a real pain to find them and fix them.

      Anyone suggest a tool that i can write articles in to avoid this problem

      thanks again

      PG
      Well why don't you just write/type without hitting the RETURN/ENTER key? That's all there is to it. And obviously for a new para you have to hit return?
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  • Profile picture of the author profitgenie
    Are you serious? It is that simple, i have been using notepad but always cut off at about 65 characters. So i should just keep on writing and when posting article it will come out ok.

    Is that right??

    I feel so stupid

    Thankyou
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    • Profile picture of the author Jenni Mac
      Originally Posted by profitgenie View Post

      Are you serious? It is that simple, i have been using notepad but always cut off at about 65 characters. So i should just keep on writing and when posting article it will come out ok.

      Is that right??

      I feel so stupid

      Thankyou

      Yep, I think you can even set notepad to wrap around the screen so that you don't stretch the document and can then keep an eye on what you're writing.

      Yep, the words just wrap themselves around naturally when you don't hit return!
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    Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

    Hello my friends and fellow warriors,

    I reached 500 posts yesterday so I wanted to post something worthwhile and give back to the community.

    ...

    Thanks for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author mbacak
    This is a real good post.

    Here is something that I personally do that can help
    anyone out with articles, that adds to Daniel's post:

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    • Profile picture of the author SeanIM
      Originally Posted by mbacak View Post

      This is a real good post.

      Here is something that I personally do that can help
      anyone out with articles, that adds to Daniel's post:

      Slap Google Like a RAG Doll - a knol by Matt Bacak
      I love this response Matt...you've done another like it and it *STILL* raWKs...

      Great info for those that take it and use it...this stuff works, I've done variations of this on a much smaller scale and seen some pretty amazing results...so even if you want to get lazy with the formula he's laid out it's worth it.

      :thumbsup

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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Originally Posted by James Schramko View Post

      Imagine if you wrote 100 quality keyword researched articles for your OWN website and got 100 bookmarks for each page....
      That is exactly what I've been doing James, you completely read my mind man.

      Originally Posted by mbacak View Post

      This is a real good post.

      Here is something that I personally do that can help
      anyone out with articles, that adds to Daniel's post:

      Slap Google Like a RAG Doll - a knol by Matt Bacak
      Matt that is some amazing advice, talk about leveraging 1 single article. Great blog post right there. Excellent input to the thread.

      Add mass submission services to the mix (Like TubeMogul for video) and you got yourself not only A LOT of traffic, but a hell of a lot of backlinks also.
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      Originally Posted by mbacak View Post

      This is a real good post.

      Here is something that I personally do that can help
      anyone out with articles, that adds to Daniel's post:

      Slap Google Like a RAG Doll - a knol by Matt Bacak
      I read your article at Knol. there's a serious learning curve involved with this approach and I'd like to try this method.
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    Daniel MUY buen articulo e instrucciones. Felicidades!
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    I use adword analyzer for keyword research,
    but apparently I haven't been using it effectively.

    I appreciate your sharing...your post helped me
    to see the error of my ways!
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  • Profile picture of the author emha
    great info Daniel.Apreciate.
    I have some question
    1. you said that we can submite 1 same article to as many as article directory. let say I have 1 submite article on EZA and get aprovement and then it np to submite to other article directory? I mean what if the other directory find that that article has live at EZA so get caught as duplicate and they will decline. also does same article at so many place isn't make get penalty as duplicate by google ?
    2. about submite 100 article, it mean we create 100 article from each long tail keyword or 100 article from various keyword on 1 niche? I assume we must dominate on 1 niche but write many article on 1 long tail keyword is not easy I think.

    thank for answer and sorry for my bad gramatical
    also can you pm me about your software to generate backlink?
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  • Profile picture of the author Chiayee
    hey Daniel:

    nice post. just wondering if you have any idea how to track sales from article marketing?

    Say you wrote 10 articles all link to 1 landing page, how do you tell which article generates sales?

    thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Originally Posted by emha View Post

      great info Daniel.Apreciate.
      I have some question
      1. you said that we can submite 1 same article to as many as article directory. let say I have 1 submite article on EZA and get aprovement and then it np to submite to other article directory? I mean what if the other directory find that that article has live at EZA so get caught as duplicate and they will decline. also does same article at so many place isn't make get penalty as duplicate by google ?
      2. about submite 100 article, it mean we create 100 article from each long tail keyword or 100 article from various keyword on 1 niche? I assume we must dominate on 1 niche but write many article on 1 long tail keyword is not easy I think.

      thank for answer and sorry for my bad gramatical
      also can you pm me about your software to generate backlink?
      1. Most article directories accept articles that are already live in other article directories, with the exception of a few (such as EZA, which is why I said to submit there first).

      2. Yes 1 long tail keyword PER article. And no it isn't hard, I have found thousands of long tail keywords for some niches.

      Originally Posted by Chiayee View Post

      hey Daniel:

      nice post. just wondering if you have any idea how to track sales from article marketing?

      Say you wrote 10 articles all link to 1 landing page, how do you tell which article generates sales?

      thanks.
      As far as I know you can't tell which article generated the sale. You can however tell how many visitors each article has sent to a specific landing page through CTR and Google Analytics if set up correctly in the landing page.
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      • Profile picture of the author Raquel
        Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        1. Most article directories accept articles that are already live in other article directories, with the exception of a few (such as EZA, which is why I said to submit there first).
        Daniel about this one

        I wonder if I am doing something wrong. On a daily basis, I wrote articles and after writing I submit it to different article directory (as of now to at least 10 top ranking directories) on the same day. Some directories do not have review time and my articles are automatically approved and live on the net. And of course at EA it will take 48 hrs to get approved (if not on a weekend). So my articles are already live on other directories while waiting to be approved by EA. But EA still approves my articles even if they are already live to others. I am doing this for quite sometime now. But now I'm worried since I am not as expert as you or others here (I consider myself still a newbie) Am I doing something wrong? Is it really necessary to submit and get approved at EA first?

        Although I get quite some sales and ranking page 1 on g.oogle for some of my keywords (though I must admit all I know is the basic keyword search using quotes and I never even check about the monthly search thing. I got surprised reading this post that i still need to perfect my keyword search and understanding). Maybe that is why some of my keywords or articles are nowhere to be found in the net and some are success.

        Thanks and nice post here, I learned a lot.
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        • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
          Originally Posted by Raquel View Post

          Daniel about this one

          I wonder if I am doing something wrong. On a daily basis, I wrote articles and after writing I submit it to different article directory (as of now to at least 10 top ranking directories) on the same day. Some directories do not have review time and my articles are automatically approved and live on the net. And of course at EA it will take 48 hrs to get approved (if not on a weekend). So my articles are already live on other directories while waiting to be approved by EA. But EA still approves my articles even if they are already live to others. I am doing this for quite sometime now. But now I'm worried since I am not as expert as you or others here (I consider myself still a newbie) Am I doing something wrong? Is it really necessary to submit and get approved at EA first?
          EZA might decline your article if their editors find it somewhere else, it is not likely, but if they pick it up they will decline it.

          Once it is live there is no problem though.

          Although I get quite some sales and ranking page 1 on g.oogle for some of my keywords (though I must admit all I know is the basic keyword search using quotes and I never even check about the monthly search thing. I got surprised reading this post that i still need to perfect my keyword search and understanding). Maybe that is why some of my keywords or articles are nowhere to be found in the net and some are success.

          Thanks and nice post here, I learned a lot.
          Keyword research is essential in my opinion, you need to know what terms people are actually searching for in order to drive massive amounts of traffic.

          Check this thread out to understand it fully: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ion-101-a.html
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    Thanks! I appreciate this post
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    Fantastic thread. Thanks for taking the time to put this together and grats on 500 post. Can't wait to see what you bring out for 1k ;-)
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      Originally Posted by BritneyCSmith View Post

      Daniel,

      Thank you very much. This post is very helpful to me. Sometimes the hardest part of all of this is just figuring out where to start.

      Brit
      Thanks and that would be correct. But don't get stuck on the learning process.

      The biggest mistake most IM beginners make is that they stuck themselves in the learning curve, buying the next big how to product and never taking action. If you don't make that mistake you will find yourself making money in no time.
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  • Profile picture of the author reverendro
    Outstanding post Daniel. Between your post and Matt's a marketer in a good niche could literally build a full time income just by following the steps you guys have outlined here.

    Article marketing works. I charge $10 to $20 for a 500 word article on Elance and I have clients that use my services like clockwork every single month. Some of them pay me more money a month than some people pay for their RENT. Why would these clients continue to pay me money to do something that doesn't work? Plus there's hundreds of other article writers on Elance all having clients paying them to do the same as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Originally Posted by reverendro View Post

      Outstanding post Daniel. Between your post and Matt's a marketer in a good niche could literally build a full time income just by following the steps you guys have outlined here.

      Article marketing works. I charge $10 to $20 for a 500 word article on Elance and I have clients that use my services like clockwork every single month. Some of them pay me more money a month than some people pay for their RENT. Why would these clients continue to pay me money to do something that doesn't work? Plus there's hundreds of other article writers on Elance all having clients paying them to do the same as well.
      Yeah Matt's post is definitely a golden nugget, amazing way to leverage lots of traffic from 1 single article.

      And I hear you, I started joking about how much I charged per article once hordes of people started PMing me about it (I said $75 per 500 words) and your jaw would literally drop if you knew how many actually went for it, I didn't accept though, but yeah...
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Nguyen
    Hey I found a keyword with 1470 daily searches but 12,400 google competition, does an extra 2.4k competition matter much?
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      Originally Posted by Peter Nguyen View Post

      Hey I found a keyword with 1470 daily searches but 12,400 google competition, does an extra 2.4k competition matter much?
      Go for it, with enough backlinks you can rank easily for anything below 60,000.
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      • Profile picture of the author Liquidgraph
        Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        Go for it, with enough backlinks you can rank easily for anything below 60,000.
        Daniel, thanks for the informative post. My key concern right now is figuring out how to SEO domain names. How can I tell when a domain/keyword is overly competitive? You mention searching in Google in quotes ("my keyword"), but what about non-quote search results, and high PR competition sites?

        For example, I want my to register a .com domain that will appear #1 on Google. My keyword gets 2,870,000 page results non-quoted, but only 9,500 quoted. It gets 1,900 searches per month (according to Google Keyword Tool). Is this too competitive a term, broadly speaking? I intend to have a domain with this exact keyword, and my site will have dozens of unique articles related to the keyword.

        Also, what percentage of traffic can one expect to get from the projected monthly search result given a #1 position? If my site becomes #1 for a keyword that gets 1,900 monthly searches, is it reasonable to expect 50% of that number to actually visit my site? i.e., 950 visitors/mo or 30/day.

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      • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
        Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        Go for it, with enough backlinks you can rank easily for anything below 60,000.
        With the right kind of backlinks, you can rank for things quite a bit above that. For one combination of keywords, my article is #1 on Google out of 283,000. For another keyword, I am #28 out of 11 million. And I didn't need thousands, or even hundreds of backlinks to do it. I just needed the right kind of backlinks.
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        • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
          Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

          With the right kind of backlinks, you can rank for things quite a bit above that. For one combination of keywords, my article is #1 on Google out of 283,000. For another keyword, I am #28 out of 11 million. And I didn't need thousands, or even hundreds of backlinks to do it. I just needed the right kind of backlinks.
          That would be correct Angela. But in that case you would need something more than just social bookmarking, such as your amazing backlinking strategies.

          The 60,000 mark mentioned, I made it in reference to the social bookmarking only. But yes, it is possible to rank for any number of competition.
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    RE: "duplicate content does not apply unless you submit the same article under the same domain".

    I am not quite sure just what you are saying here. Could you explain this in a different way? I appreciate it!

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      Originally Posted by Rick67 View Post

      RE: "duplicate content does not apply unless you submit the same article under the same domain".

      I am not quite sure just what you are saying here. Could you explain this in a different way? I appreciate it!

      Rick
      Check out this blog entry...

      http://www.warriorforum.com/blogs/al...e-content.html
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    This is great information. I need to start using this method
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    I remember in the in the other thread you previously said it was 100 daily searches out of a competition of 10,000, and now its only 10 daily searches? Or did you misspelt that?
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      Originally Posted by Teo View Post

      I remember in the in the other thread you previously said it was 100 daily searches out of a competition of 10,000, and now its only 10 daily searches? Or did you misspelt that?
      Hey Teo,

      It wasn't a mispelling, that is my method, but you can bend it however you see fit and whatever works for you. There is NEVER only one way to do things.

      In fact, you can go for at least 10 daily search results and less than 60,000 Google competition if you want to go for a wider margin.
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      Excellent post.

      The only thing I would suggest is to build your list in the process.
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    • Profile picture of the author jame58rown
      Hi Dan, great info.

      What if, when I send off my 10 EZA articles, all aout the same niche, to the other 10 directories, rather than have a link to the same article on EZA I included a link one of the other similar articles. Each of the 10 with a link to one of the others.

      That way if someone does happen to click on the EZA link they are not taken to the same article because we might lose them if they do. The similar article on EZA might hold their interest until they reach the resource box. But the 10 EZA articles still have the same amount links to them to boost their position in Google.

      Would this be better or am i missing something? Its all a bit new to me and this curve is pretty steep.
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        Hey James,

        Every article, EZA or not, should link to a landing page where you pre sell a product (as an affiliate) or to your own product sales page.

        There is one way I believe EZA allows direct linking, which is through a redirect to a top level domain. But they way things are going, EZA will prohibit redirects soon as well.

        Dan

        Originally Posted by jame58rown View Post

        Hi Dan, great info.

        What if, when I send off my 10 EZA articles, all aout the same niche, to the other 10 directories, rather than have a link to the same article on EZA I included a link one of the other similar articles. Each of the 10 with a link to one of the others.

        That way if someone does happen to click on the EZA link they are not taken to the same article because we might lose them if they do. The similar article on EZA might hold their interest until they reach the resource box. But the 10 EZA articles still have the same amount links to them to boost their position in Google.

        Would this be better or am i missing something? Its all a bit new to me and this curve is pretty steep.
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    Originally Posted by mikelinley View Post

    Hey Daniel what about outsourcing your article writing and sending your outsourcer to this thread as rules for writing the article?
    That is a very good idea Mike. You can transform any outsourced article into an SEOd article powerhouse that way.

    Just give them the keyword list, point them to the thread and after you receive the articles do the backlinking.
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    Nice article you broke down in steps.

    I got some free software that finds commercial intent of buyers called google cash compass.

    It has a compass to tell you if keyword is worth pursuing
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  • Profile picture of the author erickz
    thks daniel for the post.
    really put me back on track. i guess i must have read lots of AM techniques and tricks since i started IM late last year, but as a newbie, we are always overloaded with tons of information and dunno where to start and how to do it.
    i did try out article marketing before by posting a few articles but after that never really continue doing and i just fade off.. zzz
    guess i need to focus now.
    about the social bookmarking technique, i do know that its is a powerful technique and i am using a software to bookmark now (but only to about 20+ sites) and its a monthly recurring fee (think i have to reconsider it although the software do have other modules as well )
    u mentioned only to create 1-3 backlines with the social bookmarking sites per day, does that mean we only bookmark to 1-3 sites for each article per day? if i have 10 articles, can i bookmark all these to the 1-3 social sites at the same time too (per day basis)?
    is it better for us to bookmark the article or better to bookmark our website (means our landing page)? or bookmark both?

    i would also like to know the bookmarking software you are using too
    can you pm me the info too.. thks..
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Originally Posted by Lionel Turner View Post

      But back linking to my site's index page is cool?
      Yes that would be fine.

      Originally Posted by iMerickz View Post

      u mentioned only to create 1-3 backlines with the social bookmarking sites per day, does that mean we only bookmark to 1-3 sites for each article per day? if i have 10 articles, can i bookmark all these to the 1-3 social sites at the same time too (per day basis)?
      is it better for us to bookmark the article or better to bookmark our website (means our landing page)? or bookmark both?

      i would also like to know the bookmarking software you are using too
      can you pm me the info too.. thks..
      When I said 1-3 I meant 1-3 URL or pages to all the social bookmarking sites. But lately I've been doing 10 with no problem.
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    Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

    Here's the deal, follow the methods I'm about to show you and if you DON'T get THOUSANDS of targeted visitors to your websites in a 1 month period after you have done this I will PAY YOU $100 USD. (To claim this you just have to show me all your work so I can verify you did it correctly.)
    Great post Daniel! This will definitely help all the newbie marketers out there and also motivate seasoned marketers to continue article marketing. I will definitely recommend this post to other people.

    Daniel, has anyone taken up your challenge yet? How many $100 dollar bills have you had to give away?
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Originally Posted by jazzyjeff View Post

      Great post Daniel! This will definitely help all the newbie marketers out there and also motivate seasoned marketers to continue article marketing. I will definitely recommend this post to other people.

      Daniel, has anyone taken up your challenge yet? How many $100 dollar bills have you had to give away?
      0 so far.

      If this doesn't work for anyone I'll really put my money where my mouth is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben_Curtis
    Article Marketing takes persistence for sure, but for free traffic and the credibility that comes with quality articles, you just can't beat it. I know an internet marketer who advises that you always write your own, (he sells a book on how to do it fast) because that way you keep the quality high and don't pay for inferior articles that ruin your image. Some of what you pay for is really disappointing, so why not write it yourself?
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    • Profile picture of the author Rich Mann
      Thanks Daniel, There's definitely no shortage of material on the net. I've heard of software that can re-write (re-spin) content and change it to become your original content. Is there any of these products that anyone in the thread has personally used and had superior results with? Or is it one of those rumors that's best left alone? I have access to a lot of PLR and MRR material but really have no experience with using this stuff. Anyone have thoughts and/or input about this?
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
        Originally Posted by Rich Mann View Post

        Thanks Daniel, There's definitely no shortage of material on the net. I've heard of software that can re-write (re-spin) content and change it to become your original content. Is there any of these products that anyone in the thread has personally used and had superior results with? Or is it one of those rumors that's best left alone? I have access to a lot of PLR and MRR material but really have no experience with using this stuff. Anyone have thoughts and/or input about this?
        I personally haven't tested the automated rewriting but I have seen a great piece of software that does it, ContentMania from Incansoft.
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      • Profile picture of the author kurt naulaerts
        Originally Posted by Rich Mann View Post

        Thanks Daniel, There's definitely no shortage of material on the net. I've heard of software that can re-write (re-spin) content and change it to become your original content. Is there any of these products that anyone in the thread has personally used and had superior results with? Or is it one of those rumors that's best left alone? I have access to a lot of PLR and MRR material but really have no experience with using this stuff. Anyone have thoughts and/or input about this?
        Well, Rich Mann (are you really a rich man?) seems you solved the content problem already.

        About the rewrite software. I tried a lot of them. The best results come from the spinners, you know {...|...} but that means a lot of work of course. If you want to have it done with 1 mouse click without gibberish results than try Contentboss. (first search for a discount coupon on the net if you decide to buy)

        BUT... it's never 100% unique and I'm a firm believer that you need 100% unique and quality content to keep your articles ranked in the near future. What I did was buying a speech to text converter - Dragon Naturally Speaking. I LOVE IT !!! Whenever I want to write an article, I find a quality text on the net, start DNS, read the first sentence in my head and immediately dictate a rewrite to DNS and this magnificent piece of software immediately writes that sentence down in MS Word! This way I go through the entire text and have a top quality, unique article ready in 10 minutes! On average I crank out 20 articles a day! It's well worth the investment!

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  • Profile picture of the author Chirag
    Hi Daniel,

    I just can't get enough of your article. I've read it a few times and still manage to pick up something new each time I read it not to mention improve my understanding of what you're saying.

    Just what thing I wasn't sure of that I wanted to run by you. What exactly do you mean by Inser Link in Anchor Text as below? How does this help and what exactly does this do? Do we need to leave any spaces in between?

    Would appreciate your word on this.

    Cheers & thanks again mate!


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    Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

    6. Resource Box

    The best article directories will only allow you to promote or advertise something in this space, it has to be appealing and it MUST have a clear call to action. This is where you add the link to your website (ideally in anchor text for a keyword you have your website optimized around for SEO purposes (mainly backlinking)).

    Just as an example: "If you truly want to get the girl, go to this website now: [Insert Link in Anchor Text] It is the top resource on dating advice and tips courtesy of the leading dating guru."
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Originally Posted by Chirag View Post

      Just what thing I wasn't sure of that I wanted to run by you. What exactly do you mean by Inser Link in Anchor Text as below? How does this help and what exactly does this do? Do we need to leave any spaces in between?
      Thanks Chirag, I'm glad you're liking it.

      Anchor text is used for SEO purposes. Let's say in your landing page you have optimized it for a specific long tail keyword.

      If we use the same keyword as in my post's example it would look like this: Sweet Talk Pick Up Lines

      What I did is add the link to your landing page with the keyword your landing page is optimized around.

      This will help your landing page rank higher in the search engines for that specific keyword. The more you do it like this the better.
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      • Profile picture of the author jdmitchell
        This article has provided inspiration. Since I am wild about learning effective copywriting, I figure writing articles while learning from people like John Carlton...good way to practice skill, and pull in coin.

        I have a ridiculous plan, and I would love to know what you guys think of it.

        The funnel:

        1. Use the optimized keywords to create articles like Daniel says.
        2. Use Matt's crazy leverage list he posted earlier to turn my articles into powerhouses
        3. Generate heaps of traffic to my landing page where I will offer a free report, and 4 week E-course with video, audio, and text lessons
        4. Treat the e-course as a product launch Jeff walker style. The 4 weeks will be a build up hype with a sideways sales letter.
        5. At the end of the 4 weeks, and hype is peaked..send them to the sales page of my affiliate product.

        Everyone gets a little mini personalized product launch. A sequence of emails. A course so packed with genuine value, they will be frothing at the mouth for more.

        The only thing that annoys me is the affiliate part. I would rather create my own product, but I am not yet there financially to create a product that would be worthy of putting my name to. The affiliate product I am picking is quite good, as I have tried it and loved it...

        What is your take on this?
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    I was just wondering if it is necessary to use a program for back links in order to be successful or if you could just rely on the ones you pick up from your articles.
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    Originally Posted by precious007 View Post

    I`d have one question :

    (duplicate content does not apply unless you submit the same article under the same domain). ??

    What do you mean if you submit the article under the same domain ?
    It means that the penalty won't hurt you unless you have duplicate articles on the same website.
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  • Profile picture of the author rzpvile
    Excellent post, this thread has alot of helpful information for beginners. What would be considered a good view to click my link in the resource box ratio for my articles. Knowing that would help me figure out if I should make tweaks or not.
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      Originally Posted by charless61 View Post

      Daniel

      To secure the top spot for the article submitted, when to submit to the social bookmark, do you linke it back to the article in the diectory or you link it to your own site. Supposing that I have a blog with my blog posting, can I submit my blog posting to be used as an article or do i need to write a new article altogether?

      Charles
      You need to write a new article altogether. Or what you could do is submit to the article directory first and then to your blog.

      Originally Posted by rzpvile View Post

      Excellent post, this thread has alot of helpful information for beginners. What would be considered a good view to click my link in the resource box ratio for my articles. Knowing that would help me figure out if I should make tweaks or not.
      A decent CTR would be an average of 20%, although it varies depending on the niche you are targeting.
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      • Profile picture of the author Centimetro
        thanks for the post... it's just what i was looking for actually, lucky me that it was on the first page of the forum.

        I've got a mini-site put together and now need to figure out how the heck to get some traffic... the one question I have about all this while doing keyword research (just want ot make sure i get it right before i invest the time)... i found a few long tail keywords with decent search volume and low compettion, like youve said.

        but now my question to any article marketers out there is.. does it matter if another affiliate already targeted that exact same long tail keyword with an ezine articles article? if i submitted mine, would it eventually show both of our articles in google, or only the one with the most search engine authority?

        because sadly this is the problem im running into. the long tails i find either have very low volume, very high competition, or good volume and low competition, but with another marketer already on top.
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          Originally Posted by Centimetro View Post

          but now my question to any article marketers out there is.. does it matter if another affiliate already targeted that exact same long tail keyword with an ezine articles article? if i submitted mine, would it eventually show both of our articles in google, or only the one with the most search engine authority?

          because sadly this is the problem im running into. the long tails i find either have very low volume, very high competition, or good volume and low competition, but with another marketer already on top.
          If the actual content of the article is different, both will show. Either way you can easily beat someone elses ranking with the backlinks.
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          • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
            Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

            If the actual content of the article is different, both will show. Either way you can easily beat someone elses ranking with the backlinks.
            That's exactly right, Daniel. With top quality backlinks, you can easily be the #1 site for the keyword with that type of competition. Your article will then be seen as the "authority" article for the keyword.
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    Thanks for the post Daniel.
    I especially liked the tips on how you need to write the article.
    this was really helpful.thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author luane
    I enjoyed this thread and learned something new - about repeating the keyword in the title! Awesome tip! Can you pm the software you use, please? I would like to know also. Thanks so much for sharing this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
    When you do a backlink make sure it is linking to your article IN anchor text with the keyword used in the article.
    Daniel, this is an excellent post.

    There are a great many places online to get these types of backlinks from too, and because "somebody said" that Google doesn't give them much value (even if the site carries a High Page Rank), they won't use them. Social bookmarking sites are one of these. Forums are another. Both of these are excellent places to get a High Page Rank, anchor text backlink from.
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  • Profile picture of the author spidro
    thanks Daniel very good information

    You can submit to as many article directories as you wish without any penalties (duplicate content does not apply unless you submit the same article under the same domain).
    but i still don't get what you mean by duplicate content on same domain? i always thought that duplicate content apply on different domains too?
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      Originally Posted by spidro View Post

      thanks Daniel very good information



      but i still don't get what you mean by duplicate content on same domain? i always thought that duplicate content apply on different domains too?
      Daniel is correct. The only "duplicate content penalty" there is is that if you have two of the exact same pages on the same domain, Google will index one and not the other. It has absolutely nothing to do with your articles on different websites, no matter what the rumor may be.
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        Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

        Daniel is correct. The only "duplicate content penalty" there is is that if you have two of the exact same pages on the same domain, Google will index one and not the other. It has absolutely nothing to do with your articles on different websites, no matter what the rumor may be.

        thanks Angela for this i was confused about this coz i never did any article marketing before
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          Originally Posted by spidro View Post

          thanks Angela for this i was confused about this coz i never did any article marketing before
          Angela is brilliant when it comes to SEO and backlinking. You should check out here backlink strategies if you want to know more about SERP rankings.
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    Hi Daniel, thanks for the insights. Also interested in your backlink automation software and social bookmarking software.

    Be grateful if you could PM with some details.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Million
    Couple Q's

    1) Why are you only targeting one keyword phrase per article?



    2) What is the program you use for linking?




    Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

    Hello my friends and fellow warriors,

    I reached 500 posts yesterday so I wanted to post something worthwhile and give back to the community.

    Article Marketing is now more popular than ever, the problem is most people don't understand the whole science behind it.

    This method requires an entire systematic procedure (for which there are many variations), it's not just about submitting quality articles (although that's a big part of it).

    People come here to complain about AM when they never did it 'right' in the first place. So I will show you 'right'.

    Here's the deal, follow the methods I'm about to show you and if you DON'T get THOUSANDS of targeted visitors to your websites in a 1 month period after you have done this I will PAY YOU $100 USD. (To claim this you just have to show me all your work so I can verify you did it correctly.)

    After this thread, there is NO excuse to start asking the daily 100 questions about Article Marketing, because everything will be here.


    Article Marketing 101


    This is a step by step procedure, follow it and I guarantee results (or claim the prize stated above).

    Step 1 - Keyword Research And Implementation


    A lot of people, especially IM beginners or newbies don't get the entire concept behind the 'keyword(s)'. There are many types of keywords, for this method we will be using one known as long tail keywords or keyword phrases.

    To illustrate the process, I'm going to grab a random niche, a highly competitive one to show you that competition can only be good (because there is higher demand). The dating niche.

    Now, head to your favourite keyword research tool (I use Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool myself).

    Here is where you will be doing all the research.

    Your goal is to look for any long tail keyword related to the niche that has at least 10 daily search results (the more the better obviously) and LESS than 10,000 google competition (the less the better). Allow me to elaborate.

    I typed the search term pick up in the keyword tool and a long list of all types of keywords displays, since we are looking for long tails it should be a phrase containing 2 or more words.

    Here is one sweet talk pick up lines (yes that is ONE keyword) it has over 650 overall daily search results (an average between the top 3 search engines) and a whopping Google competition of 131 websites (note scarcasm).

    Hint: There are many more profitable keywords in that list alone.

    Some people are going to kill me for revealing that keyword, it has the potential of driving 650+ visitors to your website per DAY with ONE article.

    How did I measure competition you may wonder? I went to Google and did a search for the keyword under quotation marks: "sweet talk pick up lines"

    Step 2 - Source Research For Your Article

    Naturally, to write an article around that keyword you need to know some sweet talk pick up lines, so you will want to do some research on it unless you are some sort of Casanova or VegasVince.

    This is the most simple process, go to Google and type sweet talk pick up lines (without quotations this time), check about 5 sources, grab your favourite pick up lines and you are good to go.

    Hint: A source can be anything from an encyclopaedia to an article.


    Note that in this case, that was very easy research, sometimes you will need to do a more in depth investigation in order to pull out a great article.

    For this you can talk to Bev Clement, I believe she has a very solid research process.

    Step 3 - Writing The Article

    You don't have to be a professional writer to pull off an amazing article, simply write the article as if you were speaking to a client verbally.

    Don't forget to make the article short (350-650 Words is my criteria), you don't want the reader bored to death and leaving half way through (that accomplishes nothing) by making them read your college thesis.

    The basic structure of an article is composed of 6 parts. In order:

    1. Title or Headline

    The keyword MUST go here, for example: Top 10 Sweet Talk Pick Up Lines To Capture Her Attention. Headlines are used to caputure the reader's attention, in this case it is also used to optimize the article for the search engines.

    2. Summary

    The keyword doesn't necessarily have to go in this one, it's all about writing an appealing summary of your article. The summary is what will most likely show in the search engines under the title/headline of the article.

    3. First Paragraph

    Again, the keyword MUST go here once (don't flood it). Make it interesting and appealing or the visitor/reader will leave.

    4. Body

    Add the keyword in this part once again and insert the sweet talk pick up lines you chose during your research.

    5. Last Paragraph or Conclusion

    This is where you close the reader. Add the keyword one last time and present a subtle lead to the resource box (where you promote your website).

    6. Resource Box

    The best article directories will only allow you to promote or advertise something in this space, it has to be appealing and it MUST have a clear call to action. This is where you add the link to your website (ideally in anchor text for a keyword you have your website optimized around for SEO purposes (mainly backlinking)).

    Just as an example: "If you truly want to get the girl, go to this website now: [Insert Link in Anchor Text] It is the top resource on dating advice and tips courtesy of the leading dating guru."

    Step 4 - Submitting The Article

    Great! Now you have created a very powerful article, it's time to submit it. You can submit to as many article directories as you wish without any penalties (duplicate content does not apply unless you submit the same article under the same domain).

    The leading article directory is Ezine Articles. Their customer support may not be the best, but no matter what people say it gives the best ROTI (Return Over Time Invested - It's Free) and each day they become more strict on what articles to accept, so you won't get away with crap articles (which is good, crap articles are useless).

    After submitting to EZA and getting it approved, feel free to submit to as many article directories as you want.

    Step 5 - Securing The Article's Position In The Search Engines


    Securing an article in #1 position for a specific keyword using the criteria stated above is VERY easy due to the low level of competition, you just need a few backlinks.

    There is software out there (and services) that submit backlinks to over 100 social bookmarking websites, providing you with enough backlinks to secure the article in #1 position. The key to using these programs is: DON'T SPAM, just submit 1-3 backlinks per day at most.

    I don't want to mention the backlink automation software I use because that would be promoting a product.

    When you do a backlink make sure it is linking to your article IN anchor text with the keyword used in the article.

    That close to guarantees your search engine rankings because the competition for the search term(s) is low. Add a killer quality article to the mix and you will be getting backlinks from people you don't even know for free.

    Final Step - The Numbers Game

    After all the steps above are met, it becomes a numbers game. Submit 100 articles using this method. Don't panic just yet, let me show you why.

    Let's say all your articles average 100 views per day and you have a decent average CTR of 20% (these numbers are very common). 100 Views X 20% = 20 Unique Visitors Per Article X 100 Articles = 2,000 DAILY Laser Targeted Visitors (AKA Potential Buyers) to your website.

    That is just an example using a below average scenario, the numbers may vary and if you stop submitting articles the traffic may go down (unless the keywords used continue to get the same number of daily hits).

    Well that's about it my friends. This works for every single niche out there. And not only are you getting highly targeted traffic to your websites but you are also branding yourself as an expert in the niche(s) you chose. Enjoy!

    Best of luck,

    Daniel Molano

    PS: To find if your keyword(s) have commercial potential (In other words, if people are looking to purchase something when using a keyword to do a search) use this free tool in cross reference: Audience Intelligence

    PPS: That was my two cents, there are many variations to this method. I would love to hear the input of other expert article marketing warriors like Wagenheim, Kelsall, Shanin, Sago, Graves etc... to make this the definitive Article Marketing thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author luane
    Thanks for the blueprint to follow. Would you agree with the statement one made about this being just as effective with 10 to 30 articles as 100, especially before you know whether it is a hot topic or not? Thanks for the advice!
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      Originally Posted by Scott Million View Post

      Couple Q's

      1) Why are you only targeting one keyword phrase per article?



      2) What is the program you use for linking?
      Simple, because the single most important factor the search engines take into account is the title. Slamming more than 1 long tail keywords that have 3 words or more in the title is not viable. Sometimes you will be able to insert 2.

      Don't bother targeting other keywords in the actual article, there is where you write for the people, not the search engines.

      And the backlinking software I use is SocialBot.

      Originally Posted by luane View Post

      Thanks for the blueprint to follow. Would you agree with the statement one made about this being just as effective with 10 to 30 articles as 100, especially before you know whether it is a hot topic or not? Thanks for the advice!
      Not true, the more you submit using this method the more traffic you will receive.

      But yes I guess you should test your niche first with 10-20 articles before going all the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author MalachaiGoodman
    First, thanks for the great info!

    Second, I have a question. Over the past couple weeks I've written approximately 20 articles for my niche. I haven't submitted any of them yet because I wanted to have them all written before I started the campaign (it's a psych trick on myself to make sure I don't leave this half done).

    How quickly should I submit these to the directories, and how many directories do you suggest I submit to?

    I thought about signing up for Article Marketer, but I've also heard a lot of positives about Article Post Robot and Article Submitter. Should I submit all 20 articles at once or spread them out at 1-2 per week?
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      Originally Posted by Mr. Write View Post

      I've purchased one of Daniel's ebooks in the past about article marketing. His ebook alone gave me some ideas and tips to help me incrase my monthly income. He's definitely the real deal and knows what he's talking about.

      Thanks for the post!
      Yes, he is. I've purchased his book twice for two friends who are struggling financially. His program gives some of the best info for newbies that I've ever seen.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
        Originally Posted by MalachaiGoodman View Post

        First, thanks for the great info!

        Second, I have a question. Over the past couple weeks I've written approximately 20 articles for my niche. I haven't submitted any of them yet because I wanted to have them all written before I started the campaign (it's a psych trick on myself to make sure I don't leave this half done).

        How quickly should I submit these to the directories, and how many directories do you suggest I submit to?

        I thought about signing up for Article Marketer, but I've also heard a lot of positives about Article Post Robot and Article Submitter. Should I submit all 20 articles at once or spread them out at 1-2 per week?
        Well, 20 articles is not much, I guess you can spread them around a 1-3 day period. Either way, they probably won't get approved all at once, so the EZA editors will spread them out for you because of that.

        Make sure you submit to EZA first and then to the other directories if you wish.

        Originally Posted by Mr. Write View Post

        I've purchased one of Daniel's ebooks in the past about article marketing. His ebook alone gave me some ideas and tips to help me incrase my monthly income. He's definitely the real deal and knows what he's talking about.

        Thanks for the post!
        Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

        Yes, he is. I've purchased his book twice for two friends who are struggling financially. His program gives some of the best info for newbies that I've ever seen.
        Thanks a lot for the positive comments Mr. Write and Angela! I'm glad you enjoyed my work.

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  • Thanks for such a great step by step. It takes AM down to a very do-able method of business.

    I was especially BLOWN AWAY by step 4 - submitting your articles. I had no idea that you can submit to other directories without a dupe penalty. One question though, does that go for Squidoo and Hub pages also or only article directories?

    Thanks Again.
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      Originally Posted by Peter "Paul" Williams View Post

      Thanks for such a great step by step. It takes AM down to a very do-able method of business.

      I was especially BLOWN AWAY by step 4 - submitting your articles. I had no idea that you can submit to other directories without a dupe penalty. One question though, does that go for Squidoo and Hub pages also or only article directories?

      Thanks Again.
      Yes Peter, that also goes for Squidoo lenses and Hubpages.

      As long as you don't have the same article in the same website it's ok.
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      • Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        Yes Peter, that also goes for Squidoo lenses and Hubpages.

        As long as you don't have the same article in the same website it's ok.
        Thanks Daniel.
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  • just to clarify, dupe content does not apply unless we submit the same article under the same domain name such as ___.com or is it the same content on the same website?
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      Originally Posted by Peter "Paul" Williams View Post

      just to clarify, dupe content does not apply unless we submit the same article under the same domain name such as ___.com or is it the same content on the same website?
      It would do better if you stay away from duplicating content in both cases. Other than that feel free to submit your articles to multiple article directories and to your blogs as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaleidoscopecharm
    Thank you Daniel... I've got to try your suggestions for my blogs. I still work for corporate full time so glad to have this to help me get the article writing accomplish faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    Thanks for taking the time to post that. Your post is alot more detailed and more valuable than alot of information on article marketing that I've paid good money for.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    First thanks for the amazing post Daniel.. This is a very long thread and I hope this question has not been asked already ...

    Step 5 - Securing The Article's Position In The Search Engines

    Securing an article in #1 position for a specific keyword using the criteria stated above is VERY easy due to the low level of competition, you just need a few backlinks.

    There is software out there (and services) that submit backlinks to over 100 social bookmarking websites, providing you with enough backlinks to secure the article in #1 position. The key to using these programs is: DON'T SPAM, just submit 1-3 backlinks per day at most.

    I don't want to mention the backlink automation software I use because that would be promoting a product.

    When you do a backlink make sure it is linking to your article IN anchor text with the keyword used in the article.

    That close to guarantees your search engine rankings because the competition for the search term(s) is low. Add a killer quality article to the mix and you will be getting backlinks from people you don't even know for free.
    Is there anyway you could go into more indepth detail on this please...

    Do you mean we should be providing the Articles url to the bookmarking services and only do like 3 bookmarking services a day ?

    If you do not want to post the url of the bookmarking service you use, would you mind sending me a PM with the link ?

    Sorry for the questions just a little confused on this part..

    Thanks for any help...

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      Is there anyway you could go into more indepth detail on this please...

      Do you mean we should be providing the Articles url to the bookmarking services and only do like 3 bookmarking services a day ?

      If you do not want to post the url of the bookmarking service you use, would you mind sending me a PM with the link ?

      Sorry for the questions just a little confused on this part..

      Thanks for any help...

      James
      Hey James,

      The software I use is Social Bot from Incansoft and yes you need to target the article URL.

      This software provides 120 instant backlinks from several Social Bookmarking websites. This has proven to "bump" the position of my articles in the search engines for specific keywords. But it is by no means a long term approach.

      If you want a long term approach you should do some manual backlinking to your articles from high PR websites.

      I hope that explains it,

      Dan
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      • Profile picture of the author teenmoney
        Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        Hey James,

        The software I use is Social Bot from Incansoft and yes you need to target the article URL.

        This software provides 120 instant backlinks from several Social Bookmarking websites. This has proven to "bump" the position of my articles in the search engines for specific keywords. But it is by no means a long term approach.

        If you want a long term approach you should do some manual backlinking to your articles from high PR websites.

        I hope that explains it,

        Dan
        OK so I have a question regarding the social bookmarking. You said that the key was only submitting 1-3 backlinks a day. Does this mean you only submit the link of an article to 3 sites a day?

        So like you grab your newly written article masterpiece and throw it up on Digg, Mixx and Stumbleupon and then you are done until the next day?
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          Originally Posted by teenmoney View Post

          OK so I have a question regarding the social bookmarking. You said that the key was only submitting 1-3 backlinks a day. Does this mean you only submit the link of an article to 3 sites a day?

          So like you grab your newly written article masterpiece and throw it up on Digg, Mixx and Stumbleupon and then you are done until the next day?
          Yes that is pretty much it.

          Although if you want better rankings the more anchor texted backlinks you will have to do. That is, if it's not ranking #1 already for your keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Hi Daniel,
    Appreciate the response... Just making sure I was doing it right..

    So great just now to get more bookmarks done ..lol

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author arshi
    One question Daniel Molano you mention this line

    When you do a backlink make sure it is linking to your article IN anchor text with the keyword used in the article.


    So I also put same original article (the one we submit to articles diretories) in our website article directory then using back link method with anchor text link point back to my own website article directory where is the original article..? Please let me know

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    • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
      Originally Posted by arshi View Post

      One question Daniel Molano you mention this line

      When you do a backlink make sure it is linking to your article IN anchor text with the keyword used in the article.


      So I also put same original article (the one we submit to articles diretories) in our website article directory then using back link method with anchor text link point back to my own website article directory where is the original article..? Please let me know

      Thanks Daniel Molano Good Information
      I can answer this one for you arshi. The idea behind using Article Directories is that many of them are High Page Rank and have thousands and thousands of backlinks already. Articles you place on them already have the benefit of the Search Engine Optimization of the Article Directory itself.

      When you do a backlink campaign, you want to go out and use the URL to your article when placing links. Any place that allows it, you want to embed your article's links inside of anchor text. Use the URL for your article always in the anchor text, whenever you are placing a backlink. Doing this gives your article a HUGE shove up the Google index.

      If your article is on page one of Google and people come to your website and buy your products because of that, then you've been a successful article marketer.
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      • Profile picture of the author arshi
        Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

        I can answer this one for you arshi. The idea behind using Article Directories is that many of them are High Page Rank and have thousands and thousands of backlinks already. Articles you place on them already have the benefit of the Search Engine Optimization of the Article Directory itself.

        When you do a backlink campaign, you want to go out and use the URL to your article when placing links. Any place that allows it, you want to embed your article's links inside of anchor text. Use the URL for your article always in the anchor text, whenever you are placing a backlink. Doing this gives your article a HUGE shove up the Google index.

        If your article is on page one of Google and people come to your website and buy your products because of that, then you've been a successful article marketer.
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  • Profile picture of the author vuedoolor
    hey daniel in the newbie blueprint you said that you wrote 280 articles and got about $3000 that month was that submitting your articles to only ezine? So lets say you stop there and don't submit anymore articles how much more money will those same 280 articles bring you on a montly basis? Im just trying to figure out the avg of how much each article is worth to see if it will be worth it if i was to outsource some of the article writing.
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      Originally Posted by vuedoolor View Post

      hey daniel in the newbie blueprint you said that you wrote 280 articles and got about $3000 that month was that submitting your articles to only ezine? So lets say you stop there and don't submit anymore articles how much more money will those same 280 articles bring you on a montly basis? Im just trying to figure out the avg of how much each article is worth to see if it will be worth it if i was to outsource some of the article writing.
      Hey man, I replied to your e-mail. You can expect around 50% or more from that passive residual income for at least 1 year.
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  • Profile picture of the author freudianslip27
    I think that a fantastic approach is when you get links to your articles to pump them up, which in turn strengthens the link in the article pointing to your main site.

    This degree of separation allows me to build lots of links for an article without fear of hurting my main site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gunter Eibl
    Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post


    Let's say all your articles average 100 views per day and you have a decent average CTR of 20% (these numbers are very common). 100 Views X 20% = 20 Unique Visitors Per Article X 100 Articles = 2,000 DAILY Laser Targeted Visitors (AKA Potential Buyers) to your website.
    Although it depends on the niche, I would say a CTR of 20% is quite optimistic for most niches.

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    By far too optimistic is to assume each article will get 100 views a day. The average article gets not more than 50-250 views in a total two week period.

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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Johnson
    Nicely done bro, good post.

    Thanks Allen for setting us right about the double keyword trick.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Kenny
    If you get a front page spot with ezine articles then open another account with ezine articles and target the same keyword with a new article..

    Pop the same keyword on a squidoo lense and a few other web 2.0 properties and aim to dominate a few spots on that front page.

    Build some backinks and you'll have a few of the top ten spots on that first page.

    Make it impossible for anyone not to click on your links by owning the first page of google for your keyword.

    Just my penny worth..
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    • Profile picture of the author biz_online
      Originally Posted by Ross Kenny View Post

      If you get a front page spot with ezine articles then open another account with ezine articles and target the same keyword with a new article..

      Pop the same keyword on a squidoo lense and a few other web 2.0 properties and aim to dominate a few spots on that front page.

      Build some backinks and you'll have a few of the top ten spots on that first page.

      Make it impossible for anyone not to click on your links by owning the first page of google for your keyword.

      Just my penny worth..
      Great Ideas Kenny!

      What other sources can you use (anyone) use other thank squidoo and hubpages using this method?

      You mention other "web 2.0 properties", but not all sites get google love.

      Where are some good places to post?

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
        Originally Posted by jhongren View Post

        Excellent post on AM and I saw it from Sylvia's report which I bought!

        It is good for anyone to print it out, remember and apply it if he/ she is serious about AM!!!

        Thanks again, Daniel!

        John
        Yes Sylvia's report is fantastic and thanks for the kudos.

        Originally Posted by biz_online View Post

        Great Ideas Kenny!

        What other sources can you use (anyone) use other thank squidoo and hubpages using this method?

        You mention other "web 2.0 properties", but not all sites get google love.

        Where are some good places to post?

        Thanks
        You can use WP and Blogger blogs as well. I use those 4 when it comes to Web 2.0 slave page networks.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bryan
          Hi Daniel,

          Thanks for the post.

          I have a couple of questions that haven't been asked yet from what I've
          seen:

          Could you share what kind of landing page you use what you find works best?

          Do you build a list to profit on the backend?

          Thanks,

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            Originally Posted by Bryan View Post

            Hi Daniel,

            Thanks for the post.

            I have a couple of questions that haven't been asked yet from what I've
            seen:

            Could you share what kind of landing page you use what you find works best?

            Do you build a list to profit on the backend?

            Thanks,

            Bryan
            I've tried everything, unbiased review sites seem to do best. I'm also looking into adding video reviews to my methods, those seem to add a lot of credibility to the reviews.

            And yes I do build a list at the same time, not only it captures potential buyer's info, but you get to push the affiliate sales through it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Excellent post on AM and I saw it from Sylvia's report which I bought!

    It is good for anyone to print it out, remember and apply it if he/ she is serious about AM!!!

    Thanks again, Daniel!

    John
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      John,
      Glad you enjoyed it and yes one of the links leads right back here to Daniels great post since afterall he is a contributor.

      Originally Posted by jhongren View Post

      Excellent post on AM and I saw it from Sylvia's report which I bought!

      It is good for anyone to print it out, remember and apply it if he/ she is serious about AM!!!

      Thanks again, Daniel!

      John
      Bryan,
      You should always try to build a list to sell on the backend, it makes every word you type in article marketing that much more profitable.

      As for anyone showing you their landing page I would say for the most part that that is highly unlikely. Very few will bite the hand that feeds them and if they reveal their exact landing page they will end up competing against many similar ones. My advice is to look at other sites in your niche, type your target keywords into Google and see the sites it comes up with and then test, test, test till you find which ones work just right for you.

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  • Profile picture of the author biz_online
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    There is software out there (and services) that submit backlinks to over 100 social bookmarking websites, providing you with enough backlinks to secure the article in #1 position. The key to using these programs is: DON'T SPAM, just submit 1-3 backlinks per day at most."

    What backlink programs? Could you please provide the name of a reliable software? Many Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Johnston
    It's a cool post and these seo techniques do work but not quickly. For speed nothing beats ppc if you are clued up on the subject. Much depends on the keywords and keyword tool that you use and of course googles algorythm alchemy. Well done on your 500th post!
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    • Profile picture of the author Nato Guajardo
      Originally Posted by Peter Johnston View Post

      It's a cool post and these seo techniques do work but not quickly. For speed nothing beats ppc if you are clued up on the subject. Much depends on the keywords and keyword tool that you use and of course googles algorythm alchemy. Well done on your 500th post!
      I agree. Use PPC and with the profits outsource your article marketing for $2-$5 an article.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Marshall
    I just wanted to say that Daniel really knows what he is talking about when it comes to Article Marketing. I bought his ebook The Newbie Blueprint a few months ago, and I am still learning from it! I think I am going to start building more backlinks to my articles.

    I did have a question for Daniel or anyone who wants to answer. I have written about 35 to 40 articles, and I have made two Clickbank sales from those articles. I made both sales in the same day when one of my articles was featured on another website. I got over 100 hits on my article that day, and two people bought the ebook I was selling. There are normally about 3 to 5 PPC links that show up in my keyword searches. With this information, does it sound like that my niche passes the "test" to see if this is a good product to promote?
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      Hey Kevin,

      Thanks for the kind feedback. And I would say maybe, that niche passes the test. It all depends on the conversion. How many hops where there to get those 2 sales?

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  • Profile picture of the author mayfairpearl
    hi

    this is just what i'm looking for. i understand evrything except the bit about backlinks, whats that. if you or anybody else can explain that would be great
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      mayfairpearl,

      Backlinks are a way to make your sites or blogs rank higher in the search engines for specific keywords.

      Basically, what you do is link from third party or external websites that you own to the site you want to rank higher.

      Of course, the better the authority of the site is (PR for example) the more powerful the backlink is.
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  • Profile picture of the author oriental_express
    when you say write 20 articles do you mean to say write 20 articles with the title "sweet talk pick up lines" but obviously different ones ? Cant imagine writing that many one one topic ?
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by oriental_express View Post

      when you say write 20 articles do you mean to say write 20 articles with the title "sweet talk pick up lines" but obviously different ones ? Cant imagine writing that many one one topic ?
      You can write 20 articles on the same topic, but obviously not using the same exact keyword.. There are other related keywords to use which makes writing 20 articles on the same topic easier..

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  • Profile picture of the author Khalil Bashir
    Daniel you say the following here:

    "I typed the search term pick up in the keyword tool and a long list of all types of keywords displays, since we are looking for long tails it should be a phrase containing 2 or more words.

    Here is one sweet talk pick up lines (yes that is ONE keyword) it has over 650 overall daily search results (an average between the top 3 search engines) and a whopping Google competition of 131 websites (note scarcasm).

    Hint: There are many more profitable keywords in that list alone.

    Some people are going to kill me for revealing that keyword, it has the potential of driving 650+ visitors to your website per DAY with ONE article.

    How did I measure competition you may wonder? I went to Google and did a search for the keyword under quotation marks: "sweet talk pick up lines" "


    Daniel my question is when you go to google and type for instance the key word sweet talk pick up lines you get one set of results for the keyword when you don't use quotations and one set of results if you do use quotations.

    I understand that using quotations tells google to find the specific phrase. The search results that google returned when you used quotations state that phrase had 650 daily search results and only 130 competing websites.

    When you just type sweet talk pick up lines in the search engine without quotation marks you get as of right now 262,000 competing websites.

    Once your article is submitted and people type the phrase sweet talk pickup lines. Wouldn't your site fall under the results with the 262,000 competing websites which would make your site virtually unable for people to find?

    When I search for something in the search engine I have never used quotation marks to find it. I don't understand why this wouldn't be the case for almost everyone else when they searched for that term.

    Please give me your expertise on what I'm missing!
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    • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Betinis
      Good line of questioning.

      Some folks that are more savvy with searching online OR know exactly what they're looking for AFTER typing in the broad search (withOUT quote marks like most people do) do end up using the term WITH quotes IF they don't find what they're looking for after typing in the broad term initially.

      Moreover, finding results using quotes is a way to "hone in" on more of your "true competition" if you will in the sense that the <TITLE> tag (along with any other attributes of the page(s)) of these results have been optimized a bit better.

      A step further, typing in allintitle:"KEYWORDPHRASEHERE" just as so will hone in on your competition (or optimized pages even further. And although we both know MOST folks don't search this way either, it is a way to further find your "true" competition when in the researching phase of finding a niche to tackle.

      I haven't been following this thread post for post, however, so please forgive me if my answer here could also be a bit off-topic simply because it goes more into the technical side of SEO itself.
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      • Profile picture of the author ashtonuk
        can you use social bot to submit individual articles or does ti crawl your website to select articles (which i do not want)

        also, using Social Bot can you submit an article that youve already submitted to a few directories as duplicates arent accepted but im wondering since the bot sends out to 120 directories surely that would include directories to which the article was already submitted
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      • Profile picture of the author Khalil Bashir
        "Good line of questioning.

        Some folks that are more savvy with searching online OR know exactly what they're looking for AFTER typing in the broad search (withOUT quote marks like most people do) do end up using the term WITH quotes IF they don't find what they're looking for after typing in the broad term initially.

        Moreover, finding results using quotes is a way to "hone in" on more of your "true competition" if you will in the sense that the <TITLE> tag (along with any other attributes of the page(s)) of these results have been optimized a bit better.

        A step further, typing in allintitle:"KEYWORDPHRASEHERE" just as so will hone in on your competition (or optimized pages even further. And although we both know MOST folks don't search this way either, it is a way to further find your "true" competition when in the researching phase of finding a niche to tackle.

        I haven't been following this thread post for post, however, so please forgive me if my answer here could also be a bit off-topic simply because it goes more into the technical side of SEO itself. "

        Thank You Mr. Anapest! I belive that this answers my question. I would still like to hear daniels input to give me further incite as to if I'm missing something in my analysis.
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      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      You can write 20 articles on the same topic, but obviously not using the same exact keyword.. There are other related keywords to use which makes writing 20 articles on the same topic easier..

      James
      Hi there, if the keyword is "sweet pick up lines" i agree you can write many articles on the same topic but if you say that not using the exact same keyword then wouldnt the user be getting a different search result ? Aint the whole point the user reads the article with "sweet pick up lines" I don't quite understand that, could you someone please elaborate.

      I also have anothe question. How do you determine whether you can top a search result ?
      I say this because:

      I have keywords that gives 31,000 search results in google.com
      383 when you put it in quotes
      SEO Book keyword tool give me 120 daily overall search results

      Would you say this is a good niche ?

      Many Thanks
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      This is a fantastic thread with a lot of great info. I've been following it to see if there are any tid bits of information I could pick up that I didn't already know.

      But, almost everytime there is a new post it's some crap like "hey, great thread" OR "thanks for the info" and

      IT'S PISSING ME OFF!

      When I see that a new post has been made in this thread I want to see if there is anything I can learn or if it's something I can respond to so that someone else can learn but this thread is being taken over by people trying to build up their post count by posting one liners that don't add any value.

      If you don't have anything to add or a good question to ask, DON'T POST. It you just want to thank someone use the damn button in the lower right corner of every post. You know, the one that says "THANKS".
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  • Profile picture of the author Gringo
    My dad once said there is no stupid question so here goes nothing :
    Ok super post from a noobie point of view.

    I have a few questions to clarify some things in my head, again total noobie so I will break it down in terms that I understand.

    This is my train of thought please let me know if I am on the right tract.

    Follow said steps from Daniel then do the following

    With 0 out of pocket dollars.

    Step 1. Open up a site with one of the free blogging programs.
    Step 2. Find a niche (something you like to talk about)
    Step 3. Write articles on said niche
    Step 4. Monetize blog program tract web traffic (adsence)
    Step 5. Advertize step 1 (social sits other people blog just get your link out there)
    Step 6. After getting 10+ articles submit to eza with links back to Step 1
    Step 7. Once you start generating traffic/revenue get your own domain.
    Step 8. Affiliate your own domain
    Step 9. Reroute traffic to your domain with above steps?
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    • Profile picture of the author michael_nguyen
      There is software out there (and services) that submit backlinks to over 100 social bookmarking websites, providing you with enough backlinks to secure the article in #1 position. The key to using these programs is: DON'T SPAM, just submit 1-3 backlinks per day at most.

      This may sound dumb, please excuse
      Does that mean if there are 100 social bookmarking sites

      Day 1
      social bookmarking site number 1
      social bookmarking site number 2
      social bookmarking site number 3

      Day 2
      social bookmarking site number 4
      social bookmarking site number 5
      social bookmarking site number 6

      Look forward to the replys
      Thank you

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    • Profile picture of the author jhiggins
      Originally Posted by Gringo View Post

      My dad once said there is no stupid question so here goes nothing :
      Ok super post from a noobie point of view.

      I have a few questions to clarify some things in my head, again total noobie so I will break it down in terms that I understand.

      This is my train of thought please let me know if I am on the right tract.

      Follow said steps from Daniel then do the following

      With 0 out of pocket dollars.

      Step 1. Open up a site with one of the free blogging programs.
      Step 2. Find a niche (something you like to talk about)
      Step 3. Write articles on said niche
      Step 4. Monetize blog program tract web traffic (adsence)
      Step 5. Advertize step 1 (social sits other people blog just get your link out there)
      Step 6. After getting 10+ articles submit to eza with links back to Step 1
      Step 7. Once you start generating traffic/revenue get your own domain.
      Step 8. Affiliate your own domain
      Step 9. Reroute traffic to your domain with above steps?
      Gringo,

      It sounds like you are experimenting with some ideas you have picked up. Which is fine, but I have done my fair share of experimenting without much luck and a lot of wasted time and effort. I now implement methods that others have had success with. I implement them to a T without adding in my own experimental steps. This is working really well. Google Josh Spaulding and find his $5 mini site formula. It's free and it's a proven system. There is no need to wonder if it is going to work. It WILL work if you implement it. It's a pain in the a$$ and time consuming, but it works.

      Why try and reinvent the wheel when there are already methods that are proven.

      I wish you the best of luck.

      Jonathan Higgins
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    what a great post bro....I love article marketing and will be using a lot of these tips you mentioned in your post.

    Thanks for sharing man.


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  • Profile picture of the author Cynthia Mosher
    About this:

    Your goal is to look for any long tail keyword related to the niche that has at least 10 daily search results (the more the better obviously) and LESS than 10,000 google competition (the less the better). Allow me to elaborate.
    As I'm doing keyword research I am finding many keyword phrases that get less than 10 daily searches but that have very little competition, Like 5 searches per day and only 2 google results of competing sites (using parentheses in searching the phrase to get SEO targeting competitors).

    I'm wondering if it might be worth the time and effort to write articles for these as well. Granted, the daily searches are low but there are so many like this for the niche I'm trying to target. Seems like it would be worth the effort. Anyone tried grabbing the low daily search keyword phrases and found it worthwhile?
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    • Profile picture of the author Carl Pruitt
      Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher View Post

      About this:

      ...Granted, the daily searches are low but there are so many like this for the niche I'm trying to target. Seems like it would be worth the effort. Anyone tried grabbing the low daily search keyword phrases and found it worthwhile?
      That's going to depend on the niche and the conversion rates. As a general rule, items with few searches are items with few buyers, but there are exceptions to every rule. If you have a "buying phrase" for some unique niche product where each sale generates a couple hundred dollars in your pocket it would certainly be worth it. If the item you're selling nets you just a few dollars, then it wouldn't be worth your time.
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    Thank you for the article post. This is really helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carol Owens
    Thanks for the great post. Anyone wanting to write good articles should print a copy of this post.
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    Thanks Daniel, That was about as in depth as it gets. I'm gonna work on it right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author MavisAA
    Very helpful post and a really active discussion. I had never heard of the tools mentioned for a start. It's definitely going to make my article marketing a lot better and more profitable. Thanks for sharing!
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    Thank you for the great info. I will start using your method this weekend.
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    I would say thanks for such great post .
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    Thanks for the layout, it definitly gives me a map to follow!
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    Great post about article writing basics!
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    Thanks for all the great info - It's nice to see there are some people who genuinely care about the success of others.
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      another post to delete

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      another bunch of posts to delete

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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Dulisse
    Article Marketing is a lot of work..and I get tired just thinking about it....lol.

    Thank goodness for spinners
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    I don't think it's fair that people are ruining this excellent thread. This information is some of the best you can get here. I am glad there are Warriors watching out for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author buonarroti
      Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

      I don't think it's fair that people are ruining this excellent thread. This information is some of the best you can get here. I am glad there are Warriors watching out for it.
      I would agree, but there is a lot of good information to be found here. I am new to the forum, so I appreciate all the information that many share and looking forward to learning much to add to what I may know now.
      Being a noobie at many things, you have to start somewhere.
      Thanks to everyone for some valuable information where it is given.
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    Cheers for the info..Great post
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  • Profile picture of the author multimastery
    Hey Thanks for sharing this thread Daniel, it was very informative! The only thing that I would like add is that it would be wise to not only include anchor text link in the resource box - but also a plain url link. Why? Because it is a fact that some people who republish articles will do do it in text version, and if all you have is anchor text then many readers will never see your website at all. It will all be just text. But if you had your url shown in text as well as least you'd be left with some type of credit. So Bottom Line: Include anchor text and a plain url link in your resource box an added safeguard!
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  • Profile picture of the author raj101
    Thanks. Its very helpful. Really I come to know about article marketing in one place. Nice post and great information.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebFlip
    Daniel,

    What a great post. I'm an IM newbie and this helps tremendously. So many things were learned in this one post, absolutely fantastic!
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    • Profile picture of the author yves
      Excellent thread, I have learned sooo much. That guy must be absolutely fuming by now cos of all the thanks posts.

      Anyway, I was wondering if someone knows much about this. The people that view articles directly from the article directory eg ezine. Do you think many of them are people wanting to know about the subject or a large% other IM marketers and publishers.

      The reason why I ask is because, I don't have a backlink automatom (I submit to ~20 socialbookmarkers manually) so I am not hugely high up in ranks. So I would like to know if my visitors are genuine potential customer.
      I know no one can say for sure, it's just I don't know anyone who actually looks in article directories for info, they just do a google search.

      P.S I got my very first clickbank sale, I can't believe it
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
        Originally Posted by yves View Post

        Excellent thread, I have learned sooo much. That guy must be absolutely fuming by now cos of all the thanks posts.

        Anyway, I was wondering if someone knows much about this. The people that view articles directly from the article directory eg ezine. Do you think many of them are people wanting to know about the subject or a large% other IM marketers and publishers.

        The reason why I ask is because, I don't have a backlink automatom (I submit to ~20 socialbookmarkers manually) so I am not hugely high up in ranks. So I would like to know if my visitors are genuine potential customer.
        I know no one can say for sure, it's just I don't know anyone who actually looks in article directories for info, they just do a google search.

        P.S I got my very first clickbank sale, I can't believe it
        This whole method is deviced so that your article ranks in the search engines for the long tail keyword you optimize it around.

        So your traffic is coming from the search engines, not from people who randomly visit the article directory, it comes from people actually looking for a specific term (long tail keyword) in the SEs, so yes, that is the most targeted traffic you can possibly get.
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        • Profile picture of the author yves
          Thanks for your reply Daniel,

          Yes, I hope I can reach page 1 with my manual social bookmarking until I get the auto-software.

          I have also been using the linking articles to other articles, I like that idea and hadn't thought of it previously.

          Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken-g
    Great post Daniel,

    Like you I used long tail key words and found three differn't sets with No competition,
    I found them useing SEO Elite ( thanks Brad )

    There was no pages at all on Google but get this there was 46.581 seaches last month, didn't check Yahoo or MSN.

    By the way this was for a new web site, followed Brad Callen free SEO course on how to optimize the web pages ( thanks again Brad ) used Google tools to get a bit of code put put in my index page and up loaded to my server.

    Google spider the web site with in 30sec ( Beat that Brad Ha ) and told me I was listed @ 1.2.3 for one set and the same for the others.

    This may be a one off, I don't know but you know what I will being doing tomorrow, hunting for those long tail key words.

    This is for long term growth, will be adding more optimized pages over the next few months plus getting back links...

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    Thanks Daniel for sharing, it is really nice to see people helping each other!
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  • Profile picture of the author typedrobin
    Hi Dan,

    Please comments on this article "Why Article Marketing is a Waste of Time"
    www[.]killerincome[.]net/why-article-marketing-is-a-waste-of-time
    what do you think of it?
    Is it true? I'm so confused.


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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
      Originally Posted by typedrobin View Post

      Hi Dan,

      Please comments on this article "Why Article Marketing is a Waste of Time"
      www[.]killerincome[.]net/why-article-marketing-is-a-waste-of-time
      what do you think of it?
      Is it true? I'm so confused.

      Robin
      Sorry to say this but that guy has no idea what he is doing when it comes to article marketing so no wonder the reaction.

      1. He is not leveraging the PR6 of EZA which can be used to rank high for any low competition long tail keyword with high daily search results (of which there are thousands for every niche, ESPECIALLY the dating niche).

      2. No keyword research and implementation. No mention of it, no anchor text, nothing related to it.

      3. His whole theory is based around the 1 way backlinks from external sites to your sites/blogs. THAT IS NOT the point of article marketing. If that was the point it would be useless, I agree, but it's not.

      4. The whole point of article marketing is massive targeted traffic from the search engines, branding, preselling and 1 way backlinks from authority article directories such as EZA (PR6), NOT from random sites who use the articles.

      5. He obviously has little knowledge of SEO and has never heard the term slave pages/sites, which is pretty much what an article is when it comes to backlinks.

      6. I have generated thousands of visitors with article marketing alone for that specific niche (dating). And I know people who generate hundreds of thousands of visitors with article marketing alone for that niche. So no it is not useless, he just doesn't have a clue about what he is doing.

      I could go on, but *sigh*, what a waste of time was it reading that post.
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      • Profile picture of the author jimbo3891
        Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

        Sorry to say this but that guy has no idea what he is doing when it comes to article marketing so no wonder the reaction.

        1. He is not leveraging the PR6 of EZA which can be used to rank high for any low competition long tail keyword with high daily search results (of which there are thousands for every niche, ESPECIALLY the dating niche).

        2. No keyword research and implementation. No mention of it, no anchor text, nothing related to it.

        3. His whole theory is based around the 1 way backlinks from external sites to your sites/blogs. THAT IS NOT the point of article marketing. If that was the point it would be useless, I agree, but it's not.

        4. The whole point of article marketing is massive targeted traffic from the search engines, branding, preselling and 1 way backlinks from authority article directories such as EZA (PR6), NOT from random sites who use the articles.

        5. He obviously has little knowledge of SEO and has never heard the term slave pages/sites, which is pretty much what an article is when it comes to backlinks.

        6. I have generated thousands of visitors with article marketing alone for that specific niche (dating). And I know people who generate hundreds of thousands of visitors with article marketing alone for that niche. So no it is not useless, he just doesn't have a clue about what he is doing.

        I could go on, but *sigh*, what a waste of time was it reading that post.
        Hey Daniel.

        I also read the post and my thoughts were, "What is this guy setting up to see me?". I guess I'm a little jaded to someone that bashes methods because so many times they're setting you up to market to you THEIR system.

        I agree this was probably a waste of time for you to read this, but I appreciate you taking the time. Your explanations further clarify why this guy's rant is wrong, but also (for me anyway) add validity and clarification to the methods you propose at the beginning of this thread. Additionally, they add validity and credibility to the package that Angela is marketing.

        Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I really appreciate it whether anyone else does or not.

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        • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
          Originally Posted by jimbo3891 View Post

          Hey Daniel.

          I also read the post and my thoughts were, "What is this guy setting up to see me?". I guess I'm a little jaded to someone that bashes methods because so many times they're setting you up to market to you THEIR system.

          I agree this was probably a waste of time for you to read this, but I appreciate you taking the time. Your explanations further clarify why this guy's rant is wrong, but also (for me anyway) add validity and clarification to the methods you propose at the beginning of this thread. Additionally, they add validity and credibility to the package that Angela is marketing.

          Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I really appreciate it whether anyone else does or not.

          James Dunn
          Well the rant has a point, sort of.

          If your goal was to get multiple backlinks from third party sites other than those coming from the article directories themselves, then yes it is a waste of time.

          But that is NOT the point of article marketing. I never even considered that as an objective.
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          • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
            Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

            Well the rant has a point, sort of.

            If your goal was to get multiple backlinks from third party sites other than those coming from the article directories themselves, then yes it is a waste of time.

            But that is NOT the point of article marketing. I never even considered that as an objective.
            The guy is an idiot and he is showing those of us in the know, that he doesn't have a clue what he's talking about.

            There is another thread by a Warrior that has created a content grabbing program which grabs content, resource box and all, from ArticlesBase and posts it on other people's blogs. And it even gives you the ability to choose only specific categories.

            The responses IN THAT THREAD ALONE tell me that if I were to submit to articlesBase that I would get plenty of one way backlinks other than at the directory...especially if I were submitting to one of the heavily grabbed categories...his own niche being one of them.

            Plus, there are a few directories out there which allow links in the body, most of which are kept intact when granned by unscrupulous webmasters...being too lazy to check.

            What he says only makes sense if you want to be small-minded about the whole thing. There's is an entire WORLD of additional things to consider when it comes to article marketing and why it works vs. why it doesn't. If you want to concentrate on a single, unresearched and lonesome theory based on a Googel search result - then by all means go ahead. More room for us at the top!

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    Great post! got a lot of insights here
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