I Have Written an Article, Now What?

by EFt
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hi, first post here and this forum looks good.

I have been trying to work out how to get more traffic to my websites and I think one of the major things I have needed to do is write some articles and get them published on a few websites. This is not that easy for me since English and writing is not what I have great skills with. I do like writing though, it's just I'm not that good with all the fancy stuff with making articles interesting. English is tricky even though I was taught at school but things like nouns, plurals etc all confuse me. :confused: I also don't have the money to pay writers at this stage. I have used automated blog content for my websites in the past where articles are placed on your blog by writers but often these were of low quality, duplicated and many were not even relevant to the site subject.

Anyway, I have finally written one article that I want to send out to some article websites and once I do this and get a system in place I will then start writing a lot more. So is there a special thread here that has information about where to submit to? I know of GoArticles and Ezine as I often get content for my own sites off them, is there a list of some other ones I can use?

I also put my article on one of my own sites yesterday before I submit it or is this not a good thing to do?
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  • Profile picture of the author takeiteasy
    you keep writing more articles!

    1 is just the start...you'll want to keep churning them out and spread them around various sites, including your own..the more you backlink the more you can help with your google ranks

    i also use squidoo and articlesbase
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  • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
    Start off with Ezine Articles and GoArticles while you start to work on your writing skills. They will give you the best bang for your buck while you work on your writing skills. There are a ton of other article sites that you can submit to, it is a pain to manually submit to them one by one.

    I can understand the need to bootstrap in the early days, but if you are determined to mass submit your articles to other directories, you are going to need a program to automate this. Look into Article Bot to get you running here. I think it runs $25 on a normal day... if you wait until November 25th I would almost bet that they run a half price sale for the weekend.

    What is important in this early stage is to get your writing ability up while still creating an income stream. Crank out a few articles a day for practice and just keep at it.

    Ill be totally honest when I tell you that your writing isn't as hopeless as you make it seem. You don't have to be able to write a whole ton better in order to make some solid money.

    As for where to put your articles, that is a personal call. I would say to slap them on a website you control first, give it time to get indexed (hours to days) then submit them to the article directories.

    Just keep writing those articles and you will be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bo Mill
    Write 10 more articles
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  • Profile picture of the author mmcqueen
    EFT,

    Keep up the good work. You can put the article on your own site first...wait and let it get indexed on your site and then submit it to EZA. Keep writing, you will get better and quicker with practice.

    Good luck,

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  • Profile picture of the author joshuagan80
    Originally Posted by EFt View Post

    hi, first post here and this forum looks good.

    I have been trying to work out how to get more traffic to my websites and I think one of the major things I have needed to do is write some articles and get them published on a few websites. This is not that easy for me since English and writing is not what I have great skills with. I do like writing though, it's just I'm not that good with all the fancy stuff with making articles interesting. English is tricky even though I was taught at school but things like nouns, plurals etc all confuse me. :confused: I also don't have the money to pay writers at this stage. I have used automated blog content for my websites in the past where articles and placed on your blog by writers but often these were of low quality, duplicated and many were not even relevant to the site subject.

    Anyway, I have finally written one article that I want to send out to some article websites and once I do this and get a system in place I will then start writing a lot more. So is there a special thread here that has information about where to submit to? I know of GoArticles and Ezine as I often get content for my own sites off them, is there a list of some other ones I can use?

    I also put my article on one of my own sites yesterday before I submit it or is this not a good thing to do?
    It is better to post your unique article either on your site or article directory. Cos it helps in SEO ranking.

    You need to check your article for its grammar and spelling before submitting to article directory, especially Ezine Article. Your article might be rejected if it is not written to their standard. I got rejected a few times n Ezine article.

    Now I have writers writing for me. I got 2 writers each writing 10 articles (every month) for me for $40 per month (each writer). Each article is about 400-500 word.

    My advice is to hire a writer if you are not good at writing to prevent rejection. In Ezine Article, if you are able to post good articles, you will get promote from Basic to Platinum membership.

    Ezine article membership:
    Basic - 10 Article Submission Credits
    Basic Plus - 25 Article Submission Credits
    Platinum - Unlimited Article Submission

    I'm still in Basic Plus, cos of past rejections, but climbing to Platinum soon. For Platinum, your articles are approved faster. There are more people coming to Ezine articles to post some articles in their site with the source.

    You can also anchor text keywords in Ezine article at the bottom of the article body, not only Resource box. But you can only have 2 anchor text, whether in article body or resource box.

    Submitting to Ezine Article can drive traffic to your site directly & help in SEO ranking if you have anchor text in your article.

    My website is only 6 months old but I can get FREE traffic of avg 30-50 visitors with Alexa ranking of >700,000.

    I will share more in future when I get more result for driving traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I usually post an article to my own website and then rewrite it a little before posting it to directories. You don't have to do this but I like to do it this way.

    You have done well to get your article written and submitted so just keep doing what you're doing and repeating the process.

    I wish you lots of success with it!
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesburke
    Hi EFt,

    I don't think you have to worry too much about the quality of your English. Some time back I ran a small article directory for nearly two years, and most of the articles submitted were incredibly bad quality. Judging from your post, I'd have to agree with Clintoc that your skills are quite good enough for general utility writing.

    If you'll hang around the Warrior Forum and read posts for a few weeks, you'll soon gather lots of information (and opinions) and get yourself thoroughly confused. But that confused phase will pass. Before long, as you try different things, you'll find what works for you and what doesn't.

    So just refer to the many good, high quality how-to-do-it posts from highly experienced Warriors, and put together a simple plan. Then carry it out.

    And that plan - just go at it one step at a time. Nobody can do everything first, so be easy on yourself and do it gradually. That relieves the pressure to "get it all done by this time tomorrow."

    Oh, and by the way, if you'll use the search tool here on the forum, I think you'll find it to be priceless. It'll let you look up years' worth of answers that have already been given (usually many times) previously.

    And good luck with your business building. I hope you stay around and keep us all posted on how you're coming along.

    Cheers from warm and smiling Thailand,
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    • Profile picture of the author mrcouchpotato
      Just reading your post it doesn't seem like you have any trouble with the English language.

      The best articles are written in a conversational tone (meaning you write it like you would say it). It isn't necessary to have big words or extremely proper grammer (although good grammer is necessary). Just write informative articles that are easy to read and you'll do fine.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sander Zaydman
    Hey,

    If you dont want to write your own articles, you can get articles written or rewritten for you for less then 2 dollars an article at microworkers.com
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  • Profile picture of the author vbcannon
    Article Marketing can be fun. You then want to think about video marketing for more backlinks and effectiveness
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
    Threads asking how to do Article Marketing come up quite often here - so I have a standard reply - I hope this helps:

    Two brilliant threads to read about article marketing are these:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...marketing.html

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...eza-first.html

    Read them both - all the way through - and take notes.

    For further information I recommend the following directory - It is education in article marketing - a guide book and monthly newsletters - with a directory thrown in! You can read what Warriors think about it here:

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    This is a really great WSO for people trying to write good preselling articles:

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    I can also recommend the WSO's from this guy:

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    In particular this one - All people interested in article marketing should study this!

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-you-need.html

    This guy also has some good stuff - some article marketing some on other things

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    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author singhavn
      If you can spend some money then try any article rewriter or spinner like thebestspinner which can automate the article creation process and then submite those spinned articles to articles directories and also to freetrafficsystem,seo link vine etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
        Just remember...by submitting your article to article directories, you give other webmasters the right to publish your article on their site, provided they keep your resource links. As you probably already know...this is syndication.
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  • Profile picture of the author sme
    I think your English is pretty decent. Now you submit your articles to different directories and write 10 more articles. After that you can call it a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author rahulbatra
    Hey try something else also like blogging, web 2.0 pages, forum discussions.
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  • Profile picture of the author commonjoe
    You could sell them and earn money then.
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  • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
    Now what? Make Money!

    On a serious note, after 1 day I have posted my first article on EZA, I made my first ever sale on CB last year.

    I remember how I felt -- Excited, happy, nervous....

    I've never look back since then...

    Aiden Chong
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  • Profile picture of the author Lynnettelind
    Make feeds of your articles and blast them in social network and bookmarking sites, too. Get some link juice and will help you index faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author EFt
    Hey thanks everyone!

    I have submitted my first article now to 3 sites and I will try the other ones mentioned here as well.

    You do get excited once you gain some momentum, the hardest part is just creating accounts at the publishing sites and setting everything up so once I get going it will be a lot easier.

    A couple of questions:

    I have some articles I have written before, from weeks to months ago which are published on my websites. Could I submit these as well or would they be too old now?

    I signed up with Squidoo, can I also publish my articles there as well?
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    • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
      Originally Posted by EFt View Post

      Hey thanks everyone!

      I have submitted my first article now to 3 sites and I will try the other ones mentioned here as well.

      You do get excited once you gain some momentum, the hardest part is just creating accounts at the publishing sites and setting everything up so once I get going it will be a lot easier.

      A couple of questions:

      I have some articles I have written before, from weeks to months ago which are published on my websites. Could I submit these as well or would they be too old now?

      I signed up with Squidoo, can I also publish my articles there as well?
      I remember EZA does have a WP plugin where you can directly compose from your own site. If you're using WP, that is.

      You might want to check that out. Don't know if you can post that to EZA or not though? Never try that.

      I'm sure there are some other Article marketing expert can answer your questions here...

      Aiden Chong
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  • Profile picture of the author Qamar
    get a free article reviser and revised in your own words any article/plr that you want to published.


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  • Profile picture of the author NerdGary
    now what? write 499 more =)
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  • Profile picture of the author EFt
    hi, I'm quite excited as I just got this email, wow I'm now regarded as an expert writer....

    Your article, "Title of my article", has been accepted and published on EzineArticles: link...
    You've also earned Expert Author status: link....
    Your article will appear on our high-traffic home page within 48 hours: link
    Your article has also been sent to our exclusive EzineArticles RSS Feed and to our proprietary EzineArticles Email Alert Members.

    thanks to everyone who helped me here. I have started wrting a few more now....
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  • Profile picture of the author flavius333
    you've written an article, now what ?

    hmm.. just write 99 more and you're good to go.

    really now, an article is a good thing; quality counts, but quantity counts just as much.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    When it comes down to article marketing it depends on 2 things

    1. Keyword research

    2. Numbers

    You are not going to get a lot of traffic from 1 article unless you totally hit a homerun, which is unlikely. So, keep writing keyword rich articles and submitting the and then when you can start outsourcing it. There are more profitable things you can do with your time.

    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author EFt
    Yeah I know I have to write a lot more, I'm very aware of that don't worry.

    I also thought I would mention that I published this article on my own website first, a few days later I submitted to Eza and while it was waiting to be approved GoArticles approved it right away. So I guess that does mean that it's ok to publish them first and upload to Goarticles which is important to know.
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  • Profile picture of the author cjordan231
    If you are publishing them to article directories, don't write them at all. Just Use PLR, spin them, and submit to article directories. I would only write unique articles for a long term blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author davepick
    What I like to do with EZA is use the last paragraph of my article in the resource box. This gives me the opportunity to include my links in what appears to the reader as part of the article.

    Since I'v been doing this I've seen my CTR increase significantly.

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  • Profile picture of the author cassie_camay
    well if you are having troubles with English you better keep practicing it so that you can polish it. And with some more practice you will just be fluent in English writing and grammar.
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