That being said, and like the title of this thread says, it just isn't clicking for me. For better or for worse, I think I do better when I have an actionable plan in front of me, and I don't have one because in a sense I feel like I am starting all over again. My old way of article marketing was simply 'ok'. It brought in 'some' direct traffic which led to 'some' sales, and gave me backlinks for 'some' better ranking of mediocre keywords. Backlinks were always the goal.
Now that I find myself more than willing to put some blood, sweat and tears into an article that might reach 750,1000, 1200 words+, beyond putting it on my website and making sure it's indexed there first (that much I've gathered), I just don't know what to do with it. I have received a few pieces of advice from a few here (thank you), such as a website or two that might lead me to a 'directory of ezines' where I might find websites that might be interested in my articles. I feel like there are some gaps to fill in, and that although there might be more than one way to skin a cat, a "pretty good" plan of how to attack this new beast must exist out there somewhere. I have questions like:
1. Is there a preferred length?
2. Is there a new set of websites I can submit my articles to that help with this whole syndication thing?
3. Is it all about just hitting the Google pavement and proactively finding website in your niche that you can email and offer a copy of your article to, or is there an easier way?
Ok, I look back and realize that I could have made this a bit shorter, but I hope some All-Stars might have some good ideas and that it might help others who also feel they are doing the right thing in transitioning away from churning out crap as quickly as possible for nothing more than a backlink. I'm open to any ideas, and even 'programs' or 'WSO's' that might give a fantastic plan of action on this virgin territory for me. Thanks.