Article marketing question?

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I have been reading the threads on article marketing and some peoples results do have my attention. However, doing the writing myself or submitting/guest blogging 100-200 articles is not for me. So I want to hire someone.

1) Has anyone hired someone to do this before and gotten good results (provide traffic and article numbers so we understand what you feel is good results.).

2) Any advice on hiring someone to do this, budget, what to look for/ask. Should you hire in a two part step. Hire a writer then hire a submitted.

3) how many places should the person submit it to, or only have them do guest post submits to big blogs?

4) does the articles promote your product or does the author byline provide the traffic.


Thanks for the info!
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  • Profile picture of the author NiyazK
    Well when i first started i picked 25 best sites our there with good alexa and link qualities i would recommend using these sites .. My personal list

    EzineArticles.com Author's Area
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    Article Search Engine Directory: GoArticles.com
    http://www.articledashboard.com/
    Submit articles or find free articles
    IdeaMarketers | free content directory
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    ABC Article Directory | Articles |Submit Articles | Article Search Engine | Article Directory
    http://www.thecontentcorner.com/
    Article Wisdom
    Article Directory Submission | Submit Quality Original Articles

    These approve quite fast. You could hire a writer who writes 100 words for 1 $ and you could even using automated softwares for articles . My 57 articles have resulted in 30k views and 3100 url Clicks [Just on Ezine] .. I could have recieved more but i did not do proper research on selecting the keywords for the topics.. You could receive much if you do so. Hope my reply helps

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  • Profile picture of the author Tinkerbell
    4) The by-line provides the traffic...if the article was good enough to make the reader want more information on the subject by the author and the call to action in the by-line works.

    At least, that's my take on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author l3vi501
    Alright, thanks!

    I'm thinking what I will do is buy articles from ArticleMe authors (Yes I own that site), then use eLance to get someone to submit them to said directories and blogs.

    From their maybe I can link up to other sites like squidoo that has a lens from articles we already put out and build up all their ranking while feeding people back to the main site.

    From the way people talk about their article marketing it sounds like it is non-stop process, thus that gives me the feeling the content is short lived in the search engines?

    What is your article publication rate per day/week or month?
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  • Profile picture of the author Hardi Wijaya
    Originally Posted by l3vi501 View Post

    1) Has anyone hired someone to do this before and gotten good results (provide traffic and article numbers so we understand what you feel is good results.).
    I got mixed results, good and bad. Because people who're doing this usually have tons of work. It's likely they use automation software to improve the turnover rate. But they may overlook potential problems such as software errors.

    Originally Posted by l3vi501 View Post

    2) Any advice on hiring someone to do this, budget, what to look for/ask. Should you hire in a two part step. Hire a writer then hire a submitted.
    I think the better way to spend money is to hire someone to rewrite and proofread your article.

    Originally Posted by l3vi501 View Post

    3) how many places should the person submit it to, or only have them do guest post submits to big blogs?
    Mass distribution could create unforeseen problems. I could go into details but it would take up lots of time for me to post here.

    I think you'd do better to be a columnist for a few major news or magazine sites.

    Originally Posted by l3vi501 View Post

    4) does the articles promote your product or does the author byline provide the traffic.
    It depends on the reach. Are you distributing articles to people who've already bought something in the niche? Or, to people who just want to be educated with more info?


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    • Profile picture of the author l3vi501
      Originally Posted by Hardi Wijaya View Post

      Mass distribution could create unforeseen problems. I could go into details but it would take up lots of time for me to post here.

      I think you'd do better to be a columnist for a few major news or magazine sites.
      Interesting... If I understand this, the article marketing community is split on using directories over guest or columnist posting.

      Personally I see creating duplicate content a problem, and spinning articles only create non-since articles no one wants to read.

      I guess if one wanted to do the directory submit right, you would need one unique article for each directory. Pack them with keywords, and let the search engines do their thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author l3vi501
    Thanks for the detailed post Hardi. Anyone else want to throw in their two cent? :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
      My advice for someone that hasn't started Article Marketing yet...


      1. Information does not equal sales - Emotion equals sales. So, if you are going to outsource your writing, make sure the person that is writing for you can write in a tone that is suitable to the niche.

      2. Focus on the directories that you know can deliver traffic in a given niche. You can tell this just by looking at which directories/properties are on the first page of Google for some of the better keywords in the niche.

      3. Don't focus solely on long tail keywords - You will be surprised how often, you can get an article ranked highly for a keyword that might seem unattainable due to the authority of a few directories.

      4. Stagger article submissions - If you have 10 articles and are submitting to 1 or 2 directories, try to only submit 2-3 articles a day so you aren't competing with yourself from within the article directories internal structure.

      5. If you are just starting, jump in head first in 4 or 5 niches, focusing on only one niche likely won't bring you the results you are looking for.
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      • Profile picture of the author jordan08
        One more place to think about submitting to would be the article directories that pay you for your articles, like Associated Content and eHow.

        This way you benefit from the $$ earned from the articles as well as from whatever product/service you are promoting with the articles.

        It's a win/win situation!

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      • Profile picture of the author waken
        Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

        My advice for someone that hasn't started Article Marketing yet...


        1. Information does not equal sales - Emotion equals sales. So, if you are going to outsource your writing, make sure the person that is writing for you can write in a tone that is suitable to the niche.

        2. Focus on the directories that you know can deliver traffic in a given niche. You can tell this just by looking at which directories/properties are on the first page of Google for some of the better keywords in the niche.

        3. Don't focus solely on long tail keywords - You will be surprised how often, you can get an article ranked highly for a keyword that might seem unattainable due to the authority of a few directories.

        4. Stagger article submissions - If you have 10 articles and are submitting to 1 or 2 directories, try to only submit 2-3 articles a day so you aren't competing with yourself from within the article directories internal structure.

        5. If you are just starting, jump in head first in 4 or 5 niches, focusing on only one niche likely won't bring you the results you are looking for.
        You have always been an eye opener to me... Thanks Jeremy!

        But ...
        why aren't some of these not mentioned in your bootcamps. I am member of all your bootcamps.. just kidding
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      • Profile picture of the author Cash37
        Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

        My advice for someone that hasn't started Article Marketing yet...


        1. Information does not equal sales - Emotion equals sales. So, if you are going to outsource your writing, make sure the person that is writing for you can write in a tone that is suitable to the niche.

        2. Focus on the directories that you know can deliver traffic in a given niche. You can tell this just by looking at which directories/properties are on the first page of Google for some of the better keywords in the niche.

        3. Don't focus solely on long tail keywords - You will be surprised how often, you can get an article ranked highly for a keyword that might seem unattainable due to the authority of a few directories.

        4. Stagger article submissions - If you have 10 articles and are submitting to 1 or 2 directories, try to only submit 2-3 articles a day so you aren't competing with yourself from within the article directories internal structure.

        5. If you are just starting, jump in head first in 4 or 5 niches, focusing on only one niche likely won't bring you the results you are looking for.
        Interesting advice. I never really think about the internal traffic of any of these sites.
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        • Profile picture of the author Davy Norton
          hey article writing or getting it write for you is a great way to promote a product when you have the article put is into as many article directories as you can this will help you get lots of traffic also post it in your blog

          thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author howinfo
    Originally Posted by l3vi501 View Post


    Any advice on hiring someone to do this, budget, what to look for/ask. Should you hire in a two part step. Hire a writer then hire a submitted.
    What I did was, I choose 5 writers form warriors from hire and asked them to provide me with a sample articles and then I just chose the best one to do the job and I have been using him ever since.

    About hiring a submitter, I would just use article submission service to do that. If you hire somebody to submit your articles they most likely use submission service anyway and just charge you more.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonedrich11
    Article marketing is a type of advertising in which businesses write short articles related to their respective industry. These articles are made available for distribution and publication in the marketplace. Article marketing empowers you to pre-sell your visitors effectively.
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    • Profile picture of the author howinfo
      Originally Posted by simonedrich11 View Post

      Article marketing is a type of advertising in which businesses write short articles related to their respective industry. These articles are made available for distribution and publication in the marketplace. Article marketing empowers you to pre-sell your visitors effectively.
      Here is the rest of the article: Article marketing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  • Profile picture of the author johnyeo90
    I never hire people for submit my articles,, its better that you just using any article submitter to do all the thing for you..i will go for the top ten of the article directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author grayambition
    Originally Posted by l3vi501 View Post

    I have been reading the threads on article marketing and some peoples results do have my attention. However, doing the writing myself or submitting/guest blogging 100-200 articles is not for me. So I want to hire someone.
    You've been reading threads on article marketing? OK, sure. Why not?

    You want to hire someone? Really? For real?

    You've started 3 threads; 2 of them "just happen" to be about article marketing or article directories, and gee... you "just happen" to own an article directory, and whoa... there's a link to it in your sig.

    Sheer coincidence, I'm sure. :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author l3vi501
      Originally Posted by grayambition View Post

      You've been reading threads on article marketing? OK, sure. Why not?

      You want to hire someone? Really? For real?

      You've started 3 threads; 2 of them "just happen" to be about article marketing or article directories, and gee... you "just happen" to own an article directory, and whoa... there's a link to it in your sig.

      Sheer coincidence, I'm sure. :rolleyes:
      Sure I bet I will become bill gates doing something stupid like that, just as you go around being an ass all day!
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