Article Marketing a "Spammy" Technique??!?

by Phil The Marketer 17 replies
Do you think that Article Marketing Nowadays is becoming a "Spammy" Technique..

State your Opinion..
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMagicShow
    If they seem spammy then EZA will get rid of them and the readers will simply ignore them and the search engines will not give much value to them either.
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    • Profile picture of the author paul65
      Hello,

      Magic brings up a very good point. If your article sounds like or looks like spam it is more than likely the reader will not read through the article. Alls, article directories and other sites delete or decline these types of articles.

      I have always said that if anyone wants to achieve success then you need to have quality content. Content that will gain the trust of the person who reading the article will have a much greater chance at driving someone to your website than one that sounds like an advertisement.

      You will always find spam around the internet, but I do not think that article marketing has been increasing in this, rather the same as usual stuff. I also have not seen any kind of increase in this in the articles coming into my directory. When they do come in they are declined.

      Here is a helpful thread link Go about half way down to the part on Article Submitting.

      Cheers,

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      • Profile picture of the author wellymulia
        It depends on the content of the article.

        If it does not give the readers any valuable information, and instead keep promoting products or affiliate products, then the article can be considered as a spammy article.
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        • Profile picture of the author cashcow
          Article marketing is a method and like any other can be used in a "spammy" way. I think a lot of times people are encouraged to use spammy techniques.

          Of course, the funny thing is that it works a lot better when used properly - write a compelling article that leaves the reader wanting to click your link and buy your product or signup for your list and you'll get a lot more customers that way!

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          • Profile picture of the author Tirmizi
            well .... i wouldn't say that it has become spammy , rather its not more frequently used ...


            previously not many people were aware how they could use articles ... only there were few writers who had certian authority on subject and used to write..

            now every publisher from far corners of the world .. know how easily they can benefit from this activity .... they write articles for affiliate sales, baclinks, website promotions etc ..


            so the benefits from article marketing and awareness about them have increased over time ... which has compromised on the quality of content , but never the less people are getting other benefits ....


            my 2 cents ...
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        • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
          So far everyone has been talking about spammy articles, and I totally agree with what has been said. The content of the article absolutely matters...how it is written, how the message is conveyed...but I want to take it one step further.

          Every single day I hear complaints from article directory and other website owners about the massive amounts of articles being spun up and submitted by thousands of "authors." This is what I consider to be the worst type of spam in this community today.

          So my answer to the OP (is it becoming a spammy technique?) is...absolutely not.

          I say no because doing that is NOT article marketing. I call it SAD Marketing (Spamming Article Directories) and it is flat-out abuse of the article marketing industry...not a form of article marketing.

          It all started when the realization of backlink power came into play. Gurus told their followers to do it, they told their followers and it has been running rampant since. I hate it!

          Article marketing is a white hat technique. Spamming is not.

          Respectfully,
          Allen Graves
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          • Profile picture of the author Jelasco
            Unless you are emailing your articles to people who didn't subscribe, the answer is no.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
              Just to clarify, when you say spammy, do you mean 'abused' or 'overused'?

              If so, it's getting there. It's becoming a heavily used method of attracting backlinks and hits. So heavily used, in fact, that EZA is proactively using Google searches to look up duplicate content online before even authorizing articles. Who knows what other searches they're conducting.

              Whenever any SEO method is overused, Google tends to crack down and adjust it's filters to compensate. I fear this could lead to EZA's penalization in the search engines. I also suspect this is why they're being so stringent about quality control.
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              • Originally Posted by BlueSquares View Post

                Just to clarify, when you say spammy, do you mean 'abused' or 'overused'?
                I would just probably say the overall "mentally" as in the whole process of using the article marketing strategy..you know..whip up as many articles on a daily basis and blast them to as many websites as possible regardless of quality, I find that beginners on the internet learn this strategy and have very much abused it without knowing what they are doing, so in a sense it does become "spammy"..

                I myself love article marketing and started out using it heavily at first, its still a white hat method but I would be lying if I told you that I didn't feel the method feels a little spammy at times..just my take on it! I'm sure everyone can relate!
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                • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
                  Article marketing has become more "spammy", probably with all the bum marketers and PLR articles out there.

                  I tested using an article submission service to build content to some of my sites but stopped it on most of the sites because:

                  - thinly disguised duplicate articles are submitted to the same site by different authors (cover names?)
                  - off topic articles are submitted
                  - articles are submitted to the wrong categories
                  - links are not coded to a new page so I have to check every link
                  - the same or similar articles are re-submitted every few days
                  - blatent advertorials are submitted

                  The amount of time I had to spend moderating these articles just wasn't worth it.

                  Jens
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  • Profile picture of the author kfount
    Originally Posted by Phil The Marketer View Post

    Do you think that Article Marketing Nowadays is becoming a "Spammy" Technique..

    State your Opinion..
    It depends on the article directory. If they don't screen the content, of course it can be spammy. But the major players usually do look over their articles because they are reflection of their business.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheManicMarketer
      Allen Graves actually posted a really good topic on Article Writing this morning. You should check it out.

      My 2c is that there are too many people spinning PLR articles or other crap articles that offer no value to anyone. I am pretty sure that most of the top end search engines algorithms are taking care of this and as such these "overused" articles are a dying breed in terms of usefulness. The one thing that will always work is Solid Original Quality Content.

      If you want to succeed them give the reader something of value. You will gain the trust of that person and find more success with what you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Originally Posted by Phil The Marketer View Post

    Do you think that Article Marketing Nowadays is becoming a "Spammy" Technique..

    State your Opinion..
    It depends on who is doing the marketing and how.

    I write quality articles that also get people to my sales page because I
    give them just enough info to establish authority on the subject but not
    so much that they don't have to go to the site.

    Some people just throw any old crap together and think it will achieve
    the same results. It won't, at least not consistently.

    The very nature of article marketing itself makes it so that you really
    can't spam with it, unless you're submitting to directories that have
    no submission policy whatsoever or are putting articles on your own
    blog that are just pure crap.

    In the end, and I firmly believe this, those who either try to abuse the
    system or just write crap will not profit from it.
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    • Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      It depends on who is doing the marketing and how.

      I write quality articles that also get people to my sales page because I
      give them just enough info to establish authority on the subject but not
      so much that they don't have to go to the site.

      Some people just throw any old crap together and think it will achieve
      the same results. It won't, at least not consistently.

      The very nature of article marketing itself makes it so that you really
      can't spam with it, unless you're submitting to directories that have
      no submission policy whatsoever or are putting articles on your own
      blog that are just pure crap.

      In the end, and I firmly believe this, those who either try to abuse the
      system or just write crap will not profit from it.
      I couldn't of said it any better myself Steven, Thanks for the comment!
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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
        Hi Steve,

        Just wanted to chime in from the article directory perspective.

        If they have asked you to stop submitting to them, cancelled your account numerous times and even banned your IP...and you still keep creating new accounts (proxy) and submitting articles, then it is spam. In fact, the article directory owners community calls it "article spam" and I have even heard that "Google" is beginning to accept the phrase as a coined industry term.

        I agree that from the author's standpoint, you really cannot spam unless you are submitting duplicate content over and over to a single website.

        Respectfully,
        AL
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        • Profile picture of the author silver93350
          I just want to through my two cents in.....

          I have been outsourcing my articles for sometime now. I have noticed at GetAFreelancer.com that MOST, not all of the people seem to just be sending me regurgitated content. In that case I do think that it is a form of spam and have NOW found writers who give unique content....

          thats my two cents....
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