Why I think Article Marketing is the best source of traffic

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Hey guys,

I'll try to brief as I possibly can. I believe article marketing is the best source of traffic because:

  • It's free
  • You can target exactly who you're talking to
  • If done properly it gives you a chance to earn residual income
I promised I'd be brief and this is why I feel Article Marketing is the best source of traffic.

I started Article Marketing clickbank products in mid November and I've generated over $1000 without any previous experience really.

I didn't really believe I could make any money right off the bat. Honestly, I was just experimenting. After that, the money just came.

I believe my earnings could be a lot more if I put out more work. I've yet to use Ezinearticles.
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  • Profile picture of the author rcritchett
    I agree completely. Simple, but.. this is the bottom line to traffic!
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  • Profile picture of the author JulianKane
    Yep, a ton of easy money to be made this way with no signs of slowing down in the near future if ever...
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    • Profile picture of the author rmoore
      The key is to link build to those articles.

      I wrote 70 articles on my main EZA account and have received over 1,000,000 article views.

      Over 55,000 pre-sold traffic to my blog.

      Got a TON of loyal readers and subscribers this way.

      -Rusty
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      • Profile picture of the author JulianKane
        Originally Posted by rmoore View Post

        The key is to link build to those articles.

        I wrote 70 articles on my main EZA account and have received over 1,000,000 article views.

        Over 55,000 pre-sold traffic to my blog.

        Got a TON of loyal readers and subscribers this way.

        -Rusty
        Exactly, the "Coffee Filter" method works like a charm for me.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bill_Lawrence
          I use articlesbase but I'm moving over to Ezine soon. I'm getting results at ab...but I think I can do better elsewhere.
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          • Profile picture of the author JulianKane
            Originally Posted by Bill_Lawrence View Post

            I use articlesbase but I'm moving over to Ezine soon. I'm getting results at ab...but I think I can do better elsewhere.
            Never think "elsewhere" think "as well as".
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      • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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        Originally Posted by rmoore View Post

        The key is to link build to those articles.

        I wrote 70 articles on my main EZA account and have received over 1,000,000 article views.

        Over 55,000 pre-sold traffic to my blog.

        Got a TON of loyal readers and subscribers this way.

        -Rusty
        If you had gotten those articles ranked on your blog instead, you could have had over 1,000,000 visitors to YOUR blog instead of giving it to EZA, and settling for 55,000. But EZA thanks you, lol.
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        • Profile picture of the author gsport11
          Originally Posted by Black Hat Cat View Post

          If you had gotten those articles ranked on your blog instead, you could have had over 1,000,000 visitors to YOUR blog instead of giving it to EZA, and settling for 55,000. But EZA thanks you, lol.
          True, but it is far easier to get an EZA article ranked than if the same article were to be posted on a typical blog. Using EZA leverages the domain links, age and authority stature of the EZA domain. Ideally, of course, the blog post and the EZA article would both rank well--perhaps along with a Youtube video and a Squidoo lens.

          However, your point is well taken. Article marketing is a balancing act to the extent that it potentially draws resources away from your own site. It is a piece of a marketing plan, but it isn't the whole plan.
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          • Profile picture of the author Brian Mullis
            I've had quite a bit of success with article marketing over the years, although many of my articles are not published on article directories but rather other sites and blogs in my main niche. When I first started, I would direct link to either a review page or the merchant's page and that can work well in some niches. However, I now direct all my article traffic (and classified ad traffic) to various squeeze pages and have built a nice, profitable list in my primary niche. So yes, I'm a big fan of article marketing although it's certainly not the only way I generate traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    Originally Posted by Bill_Lawrence View Post

    Hey guys,

    I'll try to brief as I possibly can. I believe article marketing is the best source of traffic because:

    • It's free
    • You can target exactly who you're talking to
    • If done properly it gives you a chance to earn residual income
    I promised I'd be brief and this is why I feel Article Marketing is the best source of traffic.

    I started Article Marketing clickbank products in mid November and I've generated over $1000 without any previous experience really.

    I didn't really believe I could make any money right off the bat. Honestly, I was just experimenting. After that, the money just came.

    I believe my earnings could be a lot more if I put out more work. I've yet to use Ezinearticles.
    do you put affiliate links in the articles themselves to achieve that, or write something catchy enough to make them click through to your site?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill_Lawrence
      Originally Posted by matt5409 View Post

      do you put affiliate links in the articles themselves to achieve that, or write something catchy enough to make them click through to your site?
      I started out direct linking straight to the sales page. For nearly 2 weeks I've been linking to a squeeze page...that's working a little better.
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      • Profile picture of the author AEC
        If you don't use Ezinearticles do you mind telling us what you do use?
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  • Profile picture of the author Darni
    Hey buddy,

    I guess the reason why you think article marketing is the best source of traffic is that you had money most money through it online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slyknight
    I just started article marketing yesterday. I did hubpages. Is that a good choice?
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    • Profile picture of the author johnvint
      Article marketing is a great way to get traffic. The problem most people have is creating unique content. I know that I am a terrible writer and struggle with it constantly. I took a stab at trying to rewrite existing content and it turns out that I'm no good at that either.

      Someone steered me towards Textbroker which seemed okay and then I came across pajamateam. (not an affiliate for either one) the cost for articles is about the same at each one, about $6, but Pajamateams seemed to be far superior quality as compared to Textbroker.

      The only drawback with Pajamateam is that you have to order a minimum of 10 articles or posts. At least you can mix and match so they don't all have to be on the same topic.

      Now that you've got your articles posted, what's next. Get backinks. Let the fun begin.....
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  • Profile picture of the author dake
    Originally Posted by Bill_Lawrence View Post

    Hey guys,

    I'll try to brief as I possibly can. I believe article marketing is the best source of traffic because:

    • It's free
    • You can target exactly who you're talking to
    • If done properly it gives you a chance to earn residual income
    I promised I'd be brief and this is why I feel Article Marketing is the best source of traffic.

    I started Article Marketing clickbank products in mid November and I've generated over $1000 without any previous experience really.

    I didn't really believe I could make any money right off the bat. Honestly, I was just experimenting. After that, the money just came.

    I believe my earnings could be a lot more if I put out more work. I've yet to use Ezinearticles.

    I would like to have some details about how you started it? how many articles per day, how many products and how many article directories you submitted to?

    Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author Ehanson
      Article marketing is a great source of traffic- when done properly. Sometimes all it takes is one very well written article to bring in a nice stream of traffic (though it usually takes about about dozen for me)

      When I started out a couple years ago I didn't know what the heck I was doing and submitted an article here and there to Ezine every couple of days those article brought in my first couple of sales and spurred me on so I could grow those sales.
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    • Profile picture of the author cnrimgr1
      Hubpages is an amazing choice. Some of my hubpages outrank my Squidoo pages by almost 10-15 spots without any different promotions- which is minimal.
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  • Profile picture of the author singhavn
    Article marketing has been and will be one of the best to way to generate free targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author JHC81
    Article marketing is great indeed, I know a lady who makes 100k a year just from writing articles. I wish I had her talent I wish I could write as much as she can but this is why I hire people to do my article writing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    This is so true. It helps to have the good writing skills or better yet, outsource! Selection of the right directories should be made too.


    Andrea
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  • Profile picture of the author yusufjaafar
    HI Bill,

    Thanks for your post.

    Can you share with us your exact article marketing steps to get $1000 per month.

    Do we need to spin an article then submit it to different article directories, or just post article to our website one article per day or how?

    What about backlink to our article directory page? Do we need to build backlink for search engine ranking?

    With your experience, how long do you take to make $1000 per month using just article marketing.

    Please share with us...=)
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  • Profile picture of the author Drewry_Media
    What kind of software are you using to market your Clickbank products and articles?
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  • Profile picture of the author sexymarieldon
    It is definitely the best source of traffic because ARTICLE MARKETING is considered as "skeleton" in SEO. It is very important in SEO because it merely explains what your product is all about. It's advantages amongst others. Why people must buy or avail what you want to advertise with.
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    • Profile picture of the author morninjoi
      Article marketing is hugely effective. The reason why so many people are not using it is because they feel it is too much work.
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  • Profile picture of the author cjshu99
    Anyone use Goarticles with any success? It seems to be the easiest site to use in my opinion, even though Idont do much article marketing at the moment.
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    • Profile picture of the author gsport11
      Originally Posted by cjshu99 View Post

      Anyone use Goarticles with any success? It seems to be the easiest site to use in my opinion, even though Idont do much article marketing at the moment.
      I use Goarticles along with other top tier directories. An advantage is that you get instant publication without the delay of the approval process of ezinearticles, a1articles and some others. That can speed the process of building backlinks to your article by a week or so. When speed is not an issue, though, it's hard to beat eza.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    Article marketing is effective when done properly but it's not the best source of traffic. Not even close.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
      Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

      Article marketing visitors come from the search engines. If keyword-targeted, I can't see what other traffic beats it.

      You could argue JV traffic, but they still have to be warmed up. At least with siphoning off SE traffic using article marketing, they have type the keyword phrase in already and are already in the frame of mind you want them to be.

      So if this can be beaten, please share it with us
      In any business, a direct referral from a trusted source will always convert better than something you read off the web.
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    • Profile picture of the author amiman
      Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

      Article marketing is effective when done properly but it's not the best source of traffic. Not even close.
      What are the best ways. I would like this information. What do you think is the best source for traffic??
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    • Profile picture of the author halfpoint
      Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

      Article marketing visitors come from the search engines. If keyword-targeted, I can't see what other traffic beats it.

      You could argue JV traffic, but they still have to be warmed up. At least with siphoning off SE traffic using article marketing, they have type the keyword phrase in already and are already in the frame of mind you want them to be.

      So if this can be beaten, please share it with us
      So you're saying that the benefit of articles is that the visitors are coming from the search engines after searching for relevant keywords?

      So basically what you're saying is not that articles are the best source of traffic, but SEO is.

      Wouldn't you rather have your own site, customised the way you like, generating traffic rather than an article with ad's every where and just 1-2 links back to your site?

      I'd say the best source of traffic is an email sent out by someone who has a fantastic relationship with their list, followed by SEO (A site you own ranking, not an article directory or web 2.0 page).
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  • Profile picture of the author Jusiam
    Article marketing is arguably one of the Best way to get free traffic on your site. And the best part is that your article will be generating traffic for a very long time.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    I like Article Marketing also, but it certainly takes more time than other types of promotion. It is worth it though.
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    • Profile picture of the author skibbz
      Originally Posted by sarahberra View Post

      I like Article Marketing also, but it certainly takes more time than other types of promotion. It is worth it though.
      for sure, that is why some people outsource their article writing...cause it takes time
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  • Profile picture of the author dordor
    Article marketing is indeed a great way to get traffic, two comments though:
    - It's 2011, you should consider using youtube to get traffic. Just like you publish articles, you can publish video articles/presentation, what ever you wanna call it, it works.
    - I used to publish 100's of articles. Today I know it only takes one good article to get traffic. You need to do some SEO and help the SE find it
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  • Profile picture of the author skibbz
    Originally Posted by Bill_Lawrence View Post

    Hey guys,

    I'll try to brief as I possibly can. I believe article marketing is the best source of traffic because:

    • It's free
    • You can target exactly who you're talking to
    • If done properly it gives you a chance to earn residual income
    I promised I'd be brief and this is why I feel Article Marketing is the best source of traffic.

    I started Article Marketing clickbank products in mid November and I've generated over $1000 without any previous experience really.

    I didn't really believe I could make any money right off the bat. Honestly, I was just experimenting. After that, the money just came.

    I believe my earnings could be a lot more if I put out more work. I've yet to use Ezinearticles.
    I agree with you 100% all you have to do is put in the work and the rest is gravy
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  • Profile picture of the author jonibravo
    I agree with you completely. Marketing is the way of interaction with customers. So i think you wrote a wonderful article telling information about marketing. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Murt@gh
    Do you guys ever post the same article on all the different article sites? I know it's definately worth while doing articles if you have the time/skills or the right people to work with.
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  • Profile picture of the author jonibravo
    Article posting is as good as other marketing techniques. Yes people do post same articles on different sites. I guess it is not unlawful or bad. So there is no harm in posting same articles on different sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author VegasKid777
    Thanks for this post, I'm about to dive into this really hard and try to see if I can have any success. I am planning on trying to force myself to do the new hundred articles hundred days on Ezine to get myself started with all this. I am curious as to how many articles you have been putting out to get those results!
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  • Profile picture of the author valdanylchuk
    I mainly use article submission for SEO link building, but I also notice a reasonable direct traffic flow. I guess if you are just starting out, you can also put order links directly into articles and go without your own site, although you are passing on building your own customer base, and not all sites will accept articles with affiliate links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Social Experts
    I personally don't like article marketing. I feel my time can be better spent on other methods that generate more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Rodney
    I think article marketing is great way to start promoting your website just because it is free to do. Also sometimes it takes just one article to make good money. Some articles will always do better than others.
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  • Profile picture of the author RogerAderholdt
    I hate Article Marketing and Link Building.

    Can someone that LOVES doing this type stuff and are GREAT AT IT... simply give me a quote on how much it would cost for 1,000,000 opt-ins to my websites using this method and how long it would take...

    I really do hate Writing Articles and Link Building.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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    If you think article marketing is the best source of traffic, then you haven't tried SEO, PPC, or having affiliates.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Great Gordino
      Originally Posted by Dave Rodman View Post

      If you think article marketing is the best source of traffic, then you haven't tried SEO,
      Article marketing is a fairly wide term - article marketing can *be* SEO, as a single article posted with no backlinks or any further work can be on google page 1
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  • Profile picture of the author RaptorGabe
    Wait you've YET to use Ezine? Love those guys, why haven't you?
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Summary:

    "I think what I do is the best thing to do."

    Well, duh. That's why you're doing it. If you knew a better thing to do, you'd do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart S
    Yeah, I love article Marketing. On one of my ezine accounts I've had over 120,000 views in 3 months with an 18% CTR which resulted in 21600 targeted hits to my site.

    This was from about 17 or so articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author RustiJames
      Originally Posted by JacksonRiddle View Post

      Yeah, I love article Marketing. On one of my ezine accounts I've had over 120,000 views in 3 months with an 18% CTR which resulted in 21600 targeted hits to my site.

      This was from about 17 or so articles.
      I'm curious though since writing articles is very time consuming for some, do you use spintax and a service to get white hat variations of them for distribution, or is everything manually done?
      I love to hear about some services "that do work".
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by JacksonRiddle View Post

      Yeah, I love article Marketing. On one of my ezine accounts I've had over 120,000 views in 3 months with an 18% CTR which resulted in 21600 targeted hits to my site.

      This was from about 17 or so articles.
      I'm not picking on you specifically, Jackson, so please don't take this personally...

      How many places you trade at (mortgage holder or landlord, utility companies, stores and restaurants, etc.) will let you pay your tab with article views or clicks?

      Out of the thousands of supposedly targeted visitors in that three months converted into paying customers? How much is each of those visitors worth? What does that make your hourly rate?

      Like I said, Jackson, this isn't personal, so I really don't expect you to answer here. You just made the post that led to my point...
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I'm sure we can all agree on the major benefits of article marketing.

    However, if you're looking to scale up your business, solo article marketing is not really going to cut it. You'll work yourself to the bone, and while there's residual traffic from your articles, there's no guarantee that it'll keep flowing in.

    Unless you either outsource some of your article writing and/or add on paid advertising, you're going to reach a point of diminishing returns where any extra work put in is only going to bring you very little.

    Don't get me wrong, article writing is a great way to start out. But open your mind to bigger and better opportunities and methods out there, this is not the be-all and end-all to making money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author GrowTallerNiche
    Article Marketing is like the worst source of traffic for Adsense(they already click on the ads before they visit your site).

    Article Marketing is good for: Getting more of your properties listed on page one; using keyword authority(which depends on your niches keywords and what categories the article directory has plus the article directory title & url); and proof that at least one Ezine ARticle editor has looked over your site and made sure it's not total spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eno
    I agree that article marketing (quality content) is a great way to generate free traffic to your site.
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