I've searched the forum and read through practically every thread on the subject (and have bookmarked numerous posts belonging to Alexa) but, unfortunately, I'm still a bit 'foggy' after piecing together all the snippets of information to be found 'here and there' throughout the various threads on the topic.
With that said, here is my plan and I absolutely welcome anybody with experience/knowledge in article syndication to tell me where I'm going wrong/right.
(i). Select a ClickBank product to promote. Not going to dwell on this too long here as Alexa and others have provided excellent information on how to do this in other thread.
(ii). Domain name. From what I gather, EMD or anything like that is not too big of a deal. Just get one that fits.
(iii). Keyword selection. I figure I can 'reverse engineer' the Clickbank product's website to assist with this. I'm not sure looking at the competition factor is a big deal. As far as I understand, getting my website as high up in Google's rankings isn't vital to the syndication process. High-quality articles will be syndicated onto other websites and I will get traffic and 'hops' from that -- not search results. Correct? Maybe?
(iv). Go through the whole WordPress setup. Am I supposed to put the banners of the product I am promoting on the sidebar? Additionally, I'll be putting an Aweber opt-in form prominently on the site. Should I promote a free report on the site's subject matter in turn for the opt-in? Or is that bad just like a Clickbank product providing a 'leak'?
(v). Write high-quality and relevant articles. Provide great information. After said task is complete, place articles on my OWN site first. Wait for Google to index them. In terms of articles, should I provide a link at the end to the ClickBank product?
(vi). Once articles is on my site and indexed, I submit the article to EZineArticles for (hopefully) syndication. In the resource box, I should put a link back to my homepage, correct? And, on my homepage, would be the information for the visitor to jump on over to CB through my hoplink?
(vii). Rinse and repeat. Create other blogs. Create various pen names to coincide with the various niches I will be working in. Make money. Retire.
So, there it is. That is what I have deduced from searching and pouring over all the various bits and pieces to be found on this subject throughout the Warrior Forum.
I'm just hoping that somebody (Alexa?) can simply pop in and say 'yes' or 'no' to this little blueprint of mine.