The Art of Article Marketing - Start Your Internet Business Using a Solid Traffic Plan...

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I recently got one question regarding article writing and submission and I thought of pasting my answer right here. I have seen many newbies asking questions relating to article marketing recently so I thought my answer might give them some value...

Question - I thought your model seemed clear and concise. But how do you get on with article robot really? And how do you write 10 articles a day - are you writing 10 articles for your site? This seems excessive. Thanks for your help!

Answer - It is not necessary that you use article marketing robot to submit your articles. You can use any submission service that you feel fine that is working.

I used article marketing robot before, now I will be testing 'Distribute Your Articles' to see whether the service helps me to distribute my articles better than article marketing robot.

Whatever service you use it is important that you test it. Once you have submitted your articles wait for 7 days and then put your article title in double quotes in Google and you will know where your article has been published.

Yes, I do write 10 to 15 articles per day to my site. I then submit them to ezinearticles.com and later on to article distribution service I talked about earlier. This is a simple model I use.

It takes me hardly 4 to 5 minutes to write an article. Every article gets me approximately 1 lead to my website instantly. I mostly work in internet marketing and skin care niche and these are competive niches so you can get better results if you are in a low competitive niche.

However, as I said one article gets me one lead instantly and in the long run between 3 to 5 leads. I make $10 per lead so it is really impressive that I make $30 profits per article which takes me hardly 5 minutes to write. If I work for an hour and write 10 articles per hour I make $300, not a bad return on investment of time.

If I get freelancers to write my articles it will cost me $3 per article, which is again a 1000% return on investment if I earn $30 per article. The fact is that this is not difficult to achieve. You have to develop this speed if you wish to create a long term profitable internet business.

The reason why most people say article marketing does not work is because they just try writing one or two articles per day and they expect a tsunami of traffic. It is tough to get this kind of traffic with a hand ful of articles and the only way you can get tons of visitors is if you get lucky, some one picks up your article and broadcasts it to his list of 10,000 subscribers.

When a newbie gets started in a new niche he cannot expect to write 10 articles a month and then expect one of them to get in the hands of an ezine publisher who will mail out to his list.

The reason you should focus in knowing how many visitors, leads and revenue each article will get you on an instant and long term basis is that once you have these numbers you can control your article traffic.

If you know that one article will get you one lead instantly and you are starting out in a new niche where you want to make $100 the first month, you will have a plan. All you need to do is write 100 articles this month, you will get 100 leads instantly, then do a mail out of an affiliate product and you sell few of these products. This will give you control.

However in the long run your articles might give you hundreds of leads, many of them might get distributed to other websites, ezine publishers might pick up few articles and do a mail out to their list and Google might be happy with few of your articles and put them in page one. Consider all this as an added bonus.

To focus right now you must have control on your traffic if you wish to earn money this month. Therefore get your approximate numbers and start giving quality content. Quantity also matters when people look at the work you are doing in your niche.

If you are in fitness niche and you are ranking as the number 1 author in the fitness category in ezinearticles.com, don't you think this will add to your credibility and people will look at you as an expert in that niche. You bet they will and they will take your advise seriously.

If you think writing 10 articles per day is huge work then it is. Here are few things you can do to boost your article writing speed right through the roof...

1. Gain tremendous knowledge in your niche. Learn everything you can.

2. Create an outline based on your knowledge. Your outline will be your blueprint to create your products, emails, content, articles and everything in between.

3. Increase your typing speed. Take a speed typing course. I have developed it and therefore I can write 120 words per minute. For now if you are a slow typer grab 'Dragon Naturally Speaking Software'. Don't get anything below version 10. It will help you to speak and convert your speech into words.

How much time will it take for you to speak 4000 words? That is what it will take 'Dragon' to write 10 articles for you.

4. Focus in one niche. Be an expert in that niche. Be an authority in that niche.

Create the best products, high ticket coaching programs, membership sites, high ticket products and consultation packages in that one niche. Be the best in it.

This will help you to create a solid sales funnel that will help you to earn $30, even $100 per article you write or get others to write. So your initial focus before you start writing articles for traffic is to develop a solid sales funnel that will give you big returns for your traffic.

Your returns from your articles will solely depend upon the sales funnel you have created.

Therefore along with your article writing and submission work you will have to simultaneously focus in creating your sales funnel which will include...

1. Constant creation of quality products and testing them.

2. Building your list and communicating with them using emails for relationship building.

3. Setting up your products in a compact sales funnel where your leads will go through and then testing the value per lead you are receiving in the long run.

Only when you have all this in place you will generate good returns from your articles. In fact you can now outsource your articles for $3 to $5 and make a solid return on your investment.

Is it tough to do all this I have said above? Yes, it is initially, your first 3 months.

Is it hard work? Yes, for first few months but when you get the ball rolling you can get others to work for you.

Like I said, there are many side effects of this model...

1. Google will give you top ranking for your targeted keywords you include in your anchor links in your article resource box.

2. You will get traffic from hundreds of websites for long time to come.

3. You will constantly get new leads and visitors from the articles that you publish daily.

I am sure there will be many who will not like the above plan saying that it is rubbish creating 10 articles per day, that's fine with me.

The reason is, every one has a different model. There will be many who will just focus in writing one article per day, publish them all around and contact 1000 ezine publishers hoping few of them to do a mail out.

My model is different. I don't contact any ezine publisher to do a mail out of my articles, I don't even expect Google to rank my articles on page 1, however I would be happy if all this happened and I would consider all this as a side bonus.

All I do write now is focus on my numbers and produce content. I know the results will appear slowly and steadily.

All the above that I have shared is not theory. Here are some testings I have personally done using the above model...

- Here's my story...

I had set up a test website where I wrote around 487 articles when I was a newbie. I had created 4 products in my niche.

I was disappointed with my results as it happens with many newbies who get started with article marketing.

I stopped writing articles as it did not give me returns as I had expected.

This is few years back when I did not master the testing and tracking part of setting up an online business.

Now that I know this and have some knowledge about systems I looked into my numbers. I really felt stupid.

This is what happened. These 487 articles even though made me very little money instantly it slowly spreaded like a virus and got me...

- 6000 highly targeted leads in my funnel.

- Over $20k in sales from just 4 products.

- In fact as a side effect it got me thousands of links pointing to my websites and solid search engine ranking for few keywords I was targeting.

- The next year when I distributed these articles it got me 10,000 visitors only from Google, again a major side effect.

The fact is that my campaign was highly successful. All I was lacking was the right mindset.

If I would have set up my article numbers before when I got started, I would have ended up with probably a million dollars in sales right now.

Here's my second testing I did in skin care niche...

I got a project of one skin clinic in India. It was an offline project where I had to get local clients.

I applied the same model with approximately 687 articles. This site got over 10k visitors, 2500 leads and 1200 inquiries who gave their name, email, mobile numbers and the exact problem they were facing.

I was stunned. This site easily made the skin clinic over $30k, that is my least expectation considering the fact their average service sold for $1000.

That's the reason I am saying. Know your article numbers, pick up one system and then focus on speed and quality.

Keep the momentum going on and you will be amazed with the results. Article marketing still works, it might have got little difficult but it still works.

Hope this helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author chrissyb
    Really interesting comments Murtuza.

    You have bionic writing abilities, unless I'm thinking that 10-15 articles a day at 4 minutes per article is impossible, when it actually isn't. but your techniques seem credible. I would find it tough to match that. As you mention that 's why most people would scoff at it - but if it works for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author murtuza
      Originally Posted by chrissyb View Post

      Really interesting comments Murtuza.

      You have bionic writing abilities, unless I'm thinking that 10-15 articles a day at 4 minutes per article is impossible, when it actually isn't. but your techniques seem credible. I would find it tough to match that. As you mention that 's why most people would scoff at it - but if it works for you.
      Actually it is possible is you have 3 things ready...

      1. Extensive knowledge in your niche so that you don't have to research content.

      2. Typing speed of 100+ words per minute. Or use Dragon.

      3. Create an outline of your knowledge where you can just look into the outline and keep typing.

      That's it...:confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author Henry White
      Originally Posted by chrissyb View Post

      Really interesting comments Murtuza.

      You have bionic writing abilities, unless I'm thinking that 10-15 articles a day at 4 minutes per article is impossible, when it actually isn't. but your techniques seem credible. I would find it tough to match that. As you mention that 's why most people would scoff at it - but if it works for you.

      With Dragon, and probably any other speech-to-text software, productivity increases to however fast you normally speak - or twofold if you're a reasonably good typist (50-60 wpm), or upwards of threefold if you're not. PLUS you're no longer riding the brakes on because it takes longer to keyboard it in than to simply speak as if you were talking to a friend over coffee.

      Sidebar: virtually every student who has tried it loves it! I don't know how that affects their overall GPA, but at least they're through the written assignments much faster. (Hopefully, they're spending that time saved on their studies, not on FB or hanging at the mall. )

      You do the math! I saved an outrageous amuont of time because of Dragon in graduate school - and frankly without it and not being a speed reader I would not have made it. And, being forced to do so many significantly longer assignments, it was a Godsend in my corporate training work and now in product creation.

      However, there appears to one nasty little catch you need to be aware of before you buy. Only the premium edition allows you to record away from your computer and plug it in - which means you can now carry around a recorder and save those flashes of inspiration wherever you are, and you no longer are tethered to the software or panic when there's an interruption.

      Combined with the familiar 'cut-and-paste' it's pure gold.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackRob
    I would have to say that the techniques you use work for you Murtuza, but as everyone works in a different way I would be uncertain if they work for everyone.

    What worked for me was clearing my desk, computer and mind of clutter, remove my distractions such as the TV, and just do some research, and enjoy what I write.

    Again this may not work for everyone, but as is said, it's horses for courses. So whatever works for you, and you above all, enjoy, stick to it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Please excuse my potentially sounding pedantic, but what's described above isn't actually "article marketing". It's "article directory marketing".

      There's more discussion of it in this fine thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ries-work.html

      I wish you well with it, Murtuza, and hope you can somehow continue to find ways to make it work. For less fluent writers like me, 25 articles per month is plenty to be writing.
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      • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        ... I wish you well with it, Murtuza, and hope you can continue to find ways to make it work. For less fluent writers like me, 25 articles per month is plenty to be writing.
        I'm with Alexa on this one; I could no more write the volumes of articles Murtuza speaks of than fly to the moon.

        All the articles i write are between 1,200 and 1,500 words, and occasionally longer. An article I wrote earlier this week was 1,600+.

        These articles are full of concise, accurate information and often (although not always) involve a lot of research. With the system I have evolved, I do research in the morning, clear my head for a couple of hours, then write in the afternoon. I then leave it for a while, return and re-read it for a final edit and brushup, then it gets posted.

        Four, and occasionally five articles per week are my absolute limit.
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        • Profile picture of the author bretski
          I've done the "10 articles a day" thing before and was burnt out in no time. The resulting writers block decimated my business and made me start to really hate writing, which is something that I have always loved.

          To each his or her own though!
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          • Profile picture of the author celente
            Originally Posted by bretski View Post

            I've done the "10 articles a day" thing before and was burnt out in no time. The resulting writers block decimated my business and made me start to really hate writing, which is something that I have always loved.

            To each his or her own though!
            I actually like some of OP post.

            However there is a flaw. If you are writing 10+ articles a day, are they really there sitting on sites and giving information to the right people.

            and 2.... are the articles high quality, and are you really getting more BANG for your buck so to speak.

            We have much more success writing longer articles, and submitting them to high traffic sites. ANd we have done tests, as marketing is about testing.

            Now these 5 articles infront of the right people have WAY more power, and bring us wayyyy more subsribers and sales.

            I moved away from the article directory marketing, model before the panda, and it has worked insanely well. No one is doing this by the way because you have to do a little bit of extra work. Most article marketers are lazy. Dont be. Because this can bring you insane results like it has for our business. I earn over 6 figures a year. And this is one of our main methods.

            So I am not saying OP is wrong, i am just saying they are missing a few inportant elements. It is the art of marketing...but article marketing is changing, and doing this sydication will give you very good results.
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          • Profile picture of the author murtuza
            Originally Posted by bretski View Post

            I've done the "10 articles a day" thing before and was burnt out in no time. The resulting writers block decimated my business and made me start to really hate writing, which is something that I have always loved.

            To each his or her own though!
            I can understand that. It has happened to me several times where I have quit writing and got back on track. But when something works in business and most of the repetitive tasks are boring, you gotta do it, I really felt I cannot escape...
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        • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
          Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

          I'm with Alexa on this one; I could no more write the volumes of articles Murtuza speaks of than fly to the moon.
          I think I could write a 400 word "article" in four minutes, or at least I think I could type 400 words in that time.

          Unfortunately, the "article" would most likely have an intelligence level equal to the spun $!#&%@ that clutters up the web, so I don't see the point, to be honest.

          I too prefer to produce quality, and churning out "articles" on a conveyer belt at the rate of one every four minutes will never produce quality, no matter how you justify it.

          Good luck just the same, Murtuza. All I'll say is this: there's a better way.

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          • Profile picture of the author murtuza
            Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

            I think I could write a 400 word "article" in four minutes, or at least I think I could type 400 words in that time.

            Unfortunately, the "article" would most likely have an intelligence level equal to the spun $!#&%@ that clutters up the web, so I don't see the point, to be honest.

            I too prefer to produce quality, and churning out "articles" on a conveyer belt at the rate of one every four minutes will never produce quality, no matter how you justify it.

            Good luck just the same, Murtuza. All I'll say is this: there's a better way.

            John.
            Yeah, I agree with you. I too don't write supreme quality articles. It gives one short idea, my views on them and it ends. The only way I can judge whether people have liked my article is if it gets me over 20% CTR. I judge the headline with the article views.

            If I get an average view of 30 per article and CTR of 10% within 7 days of submitting articles to few places I am actually happy because I have tuned it up to get me one lead. Then I leave that article in air where it can then drive me hundreds of views in future.

            With this system there are couple articles that has got me over 5000 views and dozens that have ended up getting me over 500 approx.

            As I said if you start with the numbers then the 80/20 rule applies. You will get all the traffic from 20% of your articles. Again these are my thoughts, I may be wrong based on experience of others...
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            • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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              Originally Posted by murtuza View Post

              The only way I can judge whether people have liked my article is if it gets me over 20% CTR.
              It doesn't occur to you that, for any given individual article, a 25% CTR (say) from an article directory will earn you perhaps 1% of the money that even a lower CTR from multiple relevant niche sites and ezines with enormous numbers of pre-existing targeted traffic will earn?

              Originally Posted by murtuza View Post

              Again these are my thoughts, I may be wrong based on experience of others...
              Indeed.

              You're surely not so insensitive as to have failed to notice that most of the thread is full of people trying very tactfully to make you aware of a different, better, more secure, more long-lasting and far higher-paid way, Murtuza? But if you really want to continue your way, the best anyone can apparently do to help you is to wish you good luck with it while it lasts.
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              • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
                Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

                It doesn't occur to you that, for any given individual article, a 25% CTR (say) from an article directory will earn you perhaps 1% of the money that even a lower CTR from multiple relevant niche sites and ezines with enormous numbers of pre-existing targeted traffic will earn?



                Indeed.


                You're surely not so insensitive as to have failed to notice that most of the thread is full of people trying very tactfully to make you aware of a different, better, more secure, more long-lasting and far higher-paid way, Murtuza? But if you really want to continue your way, the best anyone can apparently do to help you is to wish you good luck with it while it lasts.



                For niches outside of article marketing, having a few thousand articles in the directories pointing to squeezepages has not given me 25% of the awesome effect I had when I started writing the way I wanted to anyway-- longer, higher quality articles-- and working aggressively to get them syndicated, the way everyone here (especially you) has been teaching. Now I write maybe two articles a day, or maybe two a week, and have much better results.
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              • Profile picture of the author murtuza
                Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

                It doesn't occur to you that, for any given individual article, a 25% CTR (say) from an article directory will earn you perhaps 1% of the money that even a lower CTR from multiple relevant niche sites and ezines with enormous numbers of pre-existing targeted traffic will earn?



                Indeed.

                You're surely not so insensitive as to have failed to notice that most of the thread is full of people trying very tactfully to make you aware of a different, better, more secure, more long-lasting and far higher-paid way, Murtuza? But if you really want to continue your way, the best anyone can apparently do to help you is to wish you good luck with it while it lasts.
                I understand your intention Alexa. You are trying to tell me that I can get more leverage out of my existing articles and I know your intentions are good.

                However as I said I am just telling the mindset you need to setup with article marketing. If you see I have done lots of content syndication in the past like submitting articles to ezine publishers, syndicating content on my site, silos, lsi, web 2.0 submissions, converting articles to videos, content spinning, etc.

                I do believe if I do all the above I will get more leverage from my articles. I sincerely understand and I recommend every one doing that. What I am sharing in my opening post is not a system, I am sharing the mind set...

                Pick one system.
                Setup your per article number
                Scale it up.

                These 3 simple steps have helped me alot. I realize you have better ways and I appreciate that.

                Thanks for posting...
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          • Profile picture of the author murtuza
            Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

            I think I could write a 400 word "article" in four minutes, or at least I think I could type 400 words in that time.

            Unfortunately, the "article" would most likely have an intelligence level equal to the spun $!#&%@ that clutters up the web, so I don't see the point, to be honest.

            I too prefer to produce quality, and churning out "articles" on a conveyer belt at the rate of one every four minutes will never produce quality, no matter how you justify it.

            Good luck just the same, Murtuza. All I'll say is this: there's a better way.

            John.
            Thanks John for quoting. Yeah I know it is tough to churn out high quality articles in a short span of time and you cannot control the quality mark.

            However I have noticed that it is better to write 10 short moderate quality articles of 400 words than writing one very high quality article when I justify it with direct traffic. The only way you can focus in writing a high quality article is that you are setting up a solid content syndication plan distributing that articles to hundreds of places.

            I tried similar approach before few months where I decided to write just one article, spin them and then distribute it to hundreds of directories, blog networks, link networks, etc. I even converted these articles to talking videos and distribute them to video sites. Infact I spun the articles to distribute unique content all around. Infact I blogged the snippets of the articles, posted unique content on the site, set up a silo structure for the site and did all the possible content syndication work.

            What I realised that I was putting an entire day writing and distributing one article using the above plan. I had subscribed to tons of blog and link networks and also social link web 2.0 networks where they charged $47 to $67 per month.

            I guess I reached to an ultimate level. It got me good rankings for keywords and started to roll out traffic. But the conversion I got on content pages to leads and sales were less then I directed traffic direct to my squeeze page with no links within.

            I decided to change the approach and churning out more articles and get a distribution guy to focus in submitting articles only to certain places for instant traffic. This started giving me more leads in return and better conversion.

            However this is an instant traffic plan who needs traffic right now. For long run I agree with you guys that you need to set up a thorough syndication plan to get your articles rolling. Again just my thoughts and this is how I work. Every one has a different system and different results...
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        • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
          Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

          I'm with Alexa on this one; I could no more write the volumes of articles Murtuza speaks of than fly to the moon.

          All the articles i write are between 1,200 and 1,500 words, and occasionally longer. An article I wrote earlier this week was 1,600+.

          These articles are full of concise, accurate information and often (although not always) involve a lot of research. With the system I have evolved, I do research in the morning, clear my head for a couple of hours, then write in the afternoon. I then leave it for a while, return and re-read it for a final edit and brushup, then it gets posted.

          Four, and occasionally five articles per week are my absolute limit.
          It would be a daunting task to write 10 1600-words articles that are well-researched, well-written and information packed in a day.

          Perhaps Murtuza is referring to the 300 words generic articles that go for $3 or less. Normally they have little substance if any.

          However, that is what works for him. It may not work to everyone.
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        • Profile picture of the author murtuza
          Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

          I'm with Alexa on this one; I could no more write the volumes of articles Murtuza speaks of than fly to the moon.

          All the articles i write are between 1,200 and 1,500 words, and occasionally longer. An article I wrote earlier this week was 1,600+.

          These articles are full of concise, accurate information and often (although not always) involve a lot of research. With the system I have evolved, I do research in the morning, clear my head for a couple of hours, then write in the afternoon. I then leave it for a while, return and re-read it for a final edit and brushup, then it gets posted.

          Four, and occasionally five articles per week are my absolute limit.
          That's great if you are giving high quality content in your articles. But what I have tested from my experience that the shorter the articles and have even moderate quality it gets more click through. I get an average CTR of 10%. Some articles get me a CTR of more than 30%.

          Here's an excellent tip that people will consider to be 'BAD GRAMMAR' that will bump up your CTR...

          => Don't write conclusion in your articles. Begin your resource box with something that seems that the article is in continuation. Something like 'Do you know how I do it?" This will increase your CTR...
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      • Profile picture of the author murtuza
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Please excuse my potentially sounding pedantic, but what's described above isn't actually "article marketing". It's "article directory marketing".

        There's more discussion of it in this fine thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ries-work.html

        I wish you well with it, Murtuza, and hope you can somehow continue to find ways to make it work. For less fluent writers like me, 25 articles per month is plenty to be writing.
        Thanks Alexa. As I said my plan is not for every one. But it works. You can ask my buddy Sean Mize, no. 1 in ezinearticles whether this plan works or not. However whether it is article marketing or article directory marketing or content marketing or content syndication, who cares, only thing I care is that the plan should work, drive traffic, leads and sales...
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
          Originally Posted by murtuza View Post

          Thanks Alexa. As I said my plan is not for every one. But it works. You can ask my buddy Sean Mize, no. 1 in ezinearticles whether this plan works or not. However whether it is article marketing or article directory marketing or content marketing or content syndication, who cares, only thing I care is that the plan should work, drive traffic, leads and sales...

          Yep, Sean Mize is a great guy all around, and Warrior here (mizesean) so you should consider not re-writing his articles from EZA and the emails that he sends to people on his list and claiming them as your own.

          (unless you bought the resell rights he offers, or you have some similar arrangement with him... But still, I would strongly recommend that you find some way to bring your own thoughts and approaches to it, because nobody is ever going to use his method as well as he does... You need to differentiate yourself.)



          And yes, Sean's methods certainly work (I for one appreciate his platinum coaching and many of his other products before that) but remember that he is article marketing about article marketing. Sean has great ideas about business and life, and I am very grateful for all that he has taught me. He is one of the few people whose lists I will never unsubscribe from, and I will continue to buy coaching and products from him and read just about every email he sends me for years to come. I very strongly recommend him for his attitude, willingness to really help people, and the ideas that he has about every aspect of business in addition to his article marketing strategy.


          BUT when it comes to specifically to marketing with articles, I have to say that over the last year I have gotten much better results from the "syndication" methods taught by Alexa, Paul and Bill and all of the others who chime in from time to time.
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          • Profile picture of the author murtuza
            Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

            Yep, Sean Mize is a great guy all around, and Warrior here (mizesean) so you should consider not re-writing his articles from EZA and the emails that he sends to people on his list and claiming them as your own.

            (unless you bought the resell rights he offers, or you have some similar arrangement with him... But still, I would strongly recommend that you find some way to bring your own thoughts and approaches to it, because nobody is ever going to use his method as well as he does... You need to differentiate yourself.)
            Dude I am not hear to argue with you. I am just sharing my thoughts and I don't want you to agree on what I am saying. Regarding Sean Mize, yes I have rights to almost all of his products. I have worked with him, he has helped me alot as he has done for you. When I was a newbie I was one of his article writers. So I am aware what he is doing and what not. Infact in many occassions we have worked together as a JV partner.

            Regarding my thoughts I could put a bunch of web 2.0, video marketing, seo theories combined with article marketing right here on this post that I have used before for my clients. I am not here to say that you should be doing this. I am just here to say that article marketing is about mind set. If you have been to Sean's platinum coaching you might be knowing everything. My above post is for newbies who are confused in article marketing, not for experts like you.

            What I want to tell newbies is to pick up one system. It can be any system. Whether Sean Mize's system, your system, Alexa's system or anyone on this planet. Every one has different approach to marketing and most of the stuff gets result. When you have a system, test your numbers and scale it up. That is all I want to share.

            You are probably getting me wrong as I can see from your post. I am not imposing my systems on any one just want to share the mind set because it has helped me alot in my ebiz. Hope this helps...
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            • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
              Originally Posted by murtuza View Post

              Dude I am not hear to argue with you. I am just sharing my thoughts and I don't want you to agree on what I am saying. Regarding Sean Mize, yes I have rights to almost all of his products. I have worked with him, he has helped me alot as he has done for you. When I was a newbie I was one of his article writers. So I am aware what he is doing and what not. Infact in many occassions we have worked together as a JV partner.

              Regarding my thoughts I could put a bunch of web 2.0, video marketing, seo theories combined with article marketing right here on this post that I have used before for my clients. I am not here to say that you should be doing this. I am just here to say that article marketing is about mind set. If you have been to Sean's platinum coaching you might be knowing everything. My above post is for newbies who are confused in article marketing, not for experts like you.

              What I want to tell newbies is to pick up one system. It can be any system. Whether Sean Mize's system, your system, Alexa's system or anyone on this planet. Every one has different approach to marketing and most of the stuff gets result. When you have a system, test your numbers and scale it up. That is all I want to share.

              You are probably getting me wrong as I can see from your post. I am not imposing my systems on any one just want to share the mind set because it has helped me alot in my ebiz. Hope this helps...

              You know what, you are exactly right. Just because I have seen this all before doesn't mean everyone else has seen any of it at all. I apologize for jumping to conclusions, which I obviously did.


              I do still suggest that you try to make it sound a little more like your own work than his, but then again there is the old saying that you don't have to re-invent the wheel, right? ...Not to mention, if you wrote a lot of his stuff, then I guess you really only sound like yourself, LOL!!


              Hey, if you're going to follow his approach, why not become the #1 article writer here on the WF article section?


              EDIT: Oh wait... I see you may have already begun doing just that.
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              • Profile picture of the author murtuza
                Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

                You know what, you are exactly right. Just because I have seen this all before doesn't mean everyone else has seen any of it at all. I apologize for jumping to conclusions, which I obviously did.


                I do still suggest that you try to make it sound a little more like your own work than his, but then again there is the old saying that you don't have to re-invent the wheel, right? ...Not to mention, if you wrote a lot of his stuff, then I guess you really only sound like yourself, LOL!!


                Hey, if you're going to follow his approach, why not become the #1 article writer here on the WF article section?


                EDIT: Oh wait... I see you may have already begun doing just that.
                LOL - even if I want to I cannot be no. one in warrior article section, there is a max cap of 5 per day out there... hehe......however I have hundreds of articles in que, you will see me posting 5 per day sincerely, I promise...

                And you're right, you don't have to re-invent the wheel. When something is working for someone and it has worked for you, you just share your experiences. That's not copy paste dude. I am hear to share my ideas and just that. And for your kind info, even Sean has read the above post and he liked it...

                Something new for you and newbies on article marketing mindset. This will elaborate what I am trying to explain...

                - If you have read previous posts on article spinning you will hear several opinions. Someone will say it works, someone will say it does not work and many will say that Google will banned you, etc.

                I was totally confused. Here's what I did...

                1. I picked up subscription of 'The Best Spinner', one of the best spinners.

                2. I figured out 10 moderate competitive keywords with demand approx. 1000 searches using google keywords tool. Did competitive analysis using seoquake.

                3. Arranged them in a silo structure. Optimized these pages with LSI keywords and the main keywords with 1% optimization.

                4. Spinned 10 articles completely.

                5. In the resource box linked them with these 10 internal pages, you call it as deep linking.

                6. The keywords in the anchor were the one's I optimized the pages for.

                7. Got article marketing robot and subscribed to 3 link and blog networks out there on the net. Also to web 2.0, social bookmarking submission services and article video robot that converts articles into talking videos.

                8. Submitted the seed articles to all of them.

                9. Grabbed seo elite software to track my ranking.

                Here were the results...

                My deep linked pages shot to page 2 for 6 keywords, page 1 for 2 keywords and was constantly climbing for the rest. All within 10 days once the above work was done.

                If you notice the above steps that is one system in place and if you see the opening post that's another system in place.

                Now lets talk about article marketing mind set that I am actually talking about here...

                If I do an approximation of the above with 100 keywords and do a 100 page deep linked site with 100 seed articles. If I get only 20 pages to page 1 with an average 1000 demand keywords. What would happen?

                That is what you should be doing, that is what is the article marketing mindset I am talking about.

                Test one system then scale it up...

                I did the above in IM niche, most competitive niche every one claims to be.

                I hope I have given you something new out here and I hope I have not rehashed this from some one... Have I? -
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                • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
                  Originally Posted by murtuza View Post

                  My deep linked pages shot to page 2 for 6 keywords, page 1 for 2 keywords and was constantly climbing for the rest. All within 10 days once the above work was done.

                  If you notice the above steps that is one system in place and if you see the opening post that's another system in place.

                  Now lets talk about article marketing mind set that I am actually talking about here...

                  If I do an approximation of the above with 100 keywords and do a 100 page deep linked site with 100 seed articles. If I get only 20 pages to page 1 with an average 1000 demand keywords. What would happen?

                  That is what you should be doing, that is what is the article marketing mindset I am talking about.

                  Test one system then scale it up...

                  I did the above in IM niche, most competitive niche every one claims to be.

                  I hope I have given you something new out here and I hope I have not rehashed this from some one... Have I? -

                  1. I am very much against article spinning
                  2. I don't bother with SEO at all (no idea what "deep linking" actually is)
                  3. I cannot force myself to write around "keywords" (or will not, anyway)

                  I haven't seen the idea anywhere else (haven't paid attention if I did... My eyes glaze over most of the time when people start explaining SEO and "keywords") so I don't know if it's "rehashed" or not, but I have apologized for the earlier accusation. I'm sure you'll achieve all of the success you deserve. Best of luck to you!
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                  • Profile picture of the author murtuza
                    Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

                    1. I am very much against article spinning
                    2. I don't bother with SEO at all (no idea what "deep linking" actually is)
                    3. I cannot force myself to write around "keywords" (or will not, anyway)

                    I haven't seen the idea anywhere else (haven't paid attention if I did... My eyes glaze over most of the time when people start explaining SEO and "keywords") so I don't know if it's "rehashed" or not, but I have apologized for the earlier accusation. I'm sure you'll achieve all of the success you deserve. Best of luck to you!
                    Thanks buddy, that's ok, I too apologize if I have been harsh. All the best to you too...
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                      Originally Posted by murtuza View Post

                      Thanks buddy, that's ok, I too apologize if I have been harsh. All the best to you too...
                      Not at all. On the contrary, we have just had different experiences, and you have been polite and maintained good conversation throughout the thread, whereas I should apologize because my first post here was certainly harsh. I would like to point out that it was one of your first posts, and I honestly thought you were a spammer that was going to disappear.
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                      • Profile picture of the author murtuza
                        Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

                        Not at all. On the contrary, we have just had different experiences, and you have been polite and maintained good conversation throughout the thread, whereas I should apologize because my first post here was certainly harsh. I would like to point out that it was one of your first posts, and I honestly thought you were a spammer that was going to disappear.
                        I like your attitude buddy, all the best...
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    • Profile picture of the author murtuza
      Originally Posted by BlackRob View Post

      I would have to say that the techniques you use work for you Murtuza, but as everyone works in a different way I would be uncertain if they work for everyone.

      What worked for me was clearing my desk, computer and mind of clutter, remove my distractions such as the TV, and just do some research, and enjoy what I write.

      Again this may not work for everyone, but as is said, it's horses for courses. So whatever works for you, and you above all, enjoy, stick to it.
      Thanks for the reply. That's exactly right. What works for me might not work for some one else. Some one might feel it is tough to write 10 articles per day and I agree. The ultimate thing is what works for you and the results you get out of your work. Keep repeating it and scale up the process. That is exactly what I do...
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  • Profile picture of the author trnz
    Hi Murtuza,
    Tremendous article about 'Art of Article Marketing'. You recommend 'Dragon Naturally Speaking Software'.
    I will be googling this but I was wondering if you had
    any bookmarks or links about how to use it that you could share?
    I'm sure other people would like to see your answer.
    Again, great post.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Originally Posted by trnz View Post

      Hi Murtuza,
      Tremendous article about 'Art of Article Marketing'. You recommend 'Dragon Naturally Speaking Software'.
      I will be googling this but I was wondering if you had
      any bookmarks or links about how to use it that you could share?
      I'm sure other people would like to see your answer.
      Again, great post.
      I know you asked Murtuza, but thought I'd chime in here. I've been using Dragon Naturally Speaking since version 5.0 and have been very happy with it. I think they're on version 11.5 now.

      I have a staff of writers and they all have their own copy of DNS. What I have found to be very interesting is that they all used it a little differently. Everyone learns and thinks in different ways, so I think the best thing to do is obtain a copy, train it well, and then began experimenting with it.

      Some of my writers will do free flow writing, meaning they will just talk about a specific topic and then they will go back and edit their work. I have another writer who is an associate professor at a local university who is very analytical and is very meticulous when she talks into the microphone. She also uses a digital recorder to voice down notes and then listens to those notes and uses the pause button a lot as she writes her article using DNS.

      I initially got DNS because I was developing carpel tunnel in my left wrist, but once I saw how accurate it was after a few days of using it and how quickly I could crank out quality content, I never looked back. It's a great tool .

      A lot of IMers grab their copies at TigerDirect (not an aff link):

      Search Results for Dragon Naturally Speaking at TigerDirect.com

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    • Profile picture of the author murtuza
      Originally Posted by trnz View Post

      Hi Murtuza,
      Tremendous article about 'Art of Article Marketing'. You recommend 'Dragon Naturally Speaking Software'.
      I will be googling this but I was wondering if you had
      any bookmarks or links about how to use it that you could share?
      I'm sure other people would like to see your answer.
      Again, great post.
      Thanks for the same. Dragon is a cool software and you can get it at nuance website. Just make sure to get the software based on your country's english accent. It is better that you contact any local software provider and ask them to give you your english accent version, I did the same thing.

      It is easy to train Dragon, takes few minutes. I get an accuracy of around 97%. I don't recommend it if your typing speed is 100 words per minute or more but if it is less it is excellent and will bump up your writing speed. Hope this helps...
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    Originally Posted by murtuza View Post

    I applied the same model with approximately 687 articles.
    I love meticulous precision in matters of approximation ...
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    • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
      Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

      I love meticulous precision in matters of approximation ...
      lol, yeah, guess 688 would have been too much. Good post though, at least someone's admitting that IM success is about busting your butt.
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      • Profile picture of the author murtuza
        Originally Posted by sethczerepak View Post

        lol, yeah, guess 688 would have been too much. Good post though, at least someone's admitting that IM success is about busting your butt.
        LOL - yeah, it is about busting your butt in the beginning. But when you have everything in place life gets easy. You can then hire a team of writers and submitters and get the ball rolling. According to me things get a lot easier when you have set up your sales funnel with a dozen front end products, high ticket packages, coaching programs, membership sites and alot more that converts...
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      Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

      I love meticulous precision in matters of approximation ...
      My old Dad used to say to me that "it's better to be approximately right than precisely wrong"
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        Originally Posted by Ian Jackson View Post

        My old Dad used to say to me that "it's better to be approximately right than precisely wrong"
        Great quote, thanks...
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    • Profile picture of the author murtuza
      Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

      I love meticulous precision in matters of approximation ...
      Yeah, I love it too. It gives confidence and motivation to work more. When you know your numbers you can predict your income. That's a great thing to have in an unpredictable world of article marketing...:confused:
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    I'm an expert in a niche (yip fricken ee) and I couldn't write 687 articles on it if it meant world peace.
    I mean, how can you possibly retain any degree of enthusiasm for a subject after you get to say....article number 50 ?? And if you're not writing new, creative, fresh and enthusiastic articles, what's the point of writing in the first place?

    Wouldn't it be better to write one article, then wring every last drop of potential out of it before moving to article #2 ? Have maybe 50 articles out their generating collectively the same amount of response as 687 of them? Perhaps more?

    Sorry, I don't mean to be an old poop, it just seems like a lot of boring and repetitive work for little reward.....unless of course you're spinning them with software
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    • Profile picture of the author murtuza
      Originally Posted by rooze View Post

      I'm an expert in a niche (yip fricken ee) and I couldn't write 687 articles on it if it meant world peace.
      I mean, how can you possibly retain any degree of enthusiasm for a subject after you get to say....article number 50 ?? And if you're not writing new, creative, fresh and enthusiastic articles, what's the point of writing in the first place?

      Wouldn't it be better to write one article, then wring every last drop of potential out of it before moving to article #2 ? Have maybe 50 articles out their generating collectively the same amount of response as 687 of them? Perhaps more?

      Sorry, I don't mean to be an old poop, it just seems like a lot of boring and repetitive work for little reward.....unless of course you're spinning them with software
      That's right it is a boring job. And yes there will be repetition if you write articles in volume. But again you can only afford to write few but very high quality articles only if you have a massive syndication plan in place to get your content published at various places or your major plan is to convince ezine publishers to broad cast your articles...
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    Murtuza, Tiger Woods can probably explain how to excel in golf detailing every step of the process. Still an overwhelming majority will ever get anywhere close.

    My point is you need ability and natural talent to achieve the kind of results you are talking about. And an overwhelming majority don't have it.

    I know some people who can just write, write and write. They have a natural gift for writing and they are so passionate about it that they can write all day without being bored. That's an extraordinary ability.

    You seem to have a good gift of writing but I am sorry to say that your model is not viable for people in general.
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      Originally Posted by yourreviewer View Post

      Murtuza, Tiger Woods can probably explain how to excel in golf detailing every step of the process. Still an overwhelming majority will ever get anywhere close.

      My point is you need ability and natural talent to achieve the kind of results you are talking about. And an overwhelming majority don't have it.

      I know some people who can just write, write and write. They have a natural gift for writing and they are so passionate about it that they can write all day without being bored. That's an extraordinary ability.

      You seem to have a good gift of writing but I am sorry to say that your model is not viable for people in general.
      I too would claim to have a natural gift for writing, and you only have to read the posts penned by many other Warriors to see how they too are true wordsmiths.

      I don't consider my (or their) writing abilities to be curtailed in any way, simply because we don't have the capacity to churn out ten plus articles a day. I object to reading such an assumption.
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    • Profile picture of the author murtuza
      Originally Posted by yourreviewer View Post

      Murtuza, Tiger Woods can probably explain how to excel in golf detailing every step of the process. Still an overwhelming majority will ever get anywhere close.

      My point is you need ability and natural talent to achieve the kind of results you are talking about. And an overwhelming majority don't have it.

      I know some people who can just write, write and write. They have a natural gift for writing and they are so passionate about it that they can write all day without being bored. That's an extraordinary ability.

      You seem to have a good gift of writing but I am sorry to say that your model is not viable for people in general.
      Thanks for posting buddy. However when I wrote my first article I guess in 2007 it was an utter crap. I am from India and English is not my primary language. I made huge grammar and spelling mistakes. I contacted several ezine publishers at that time to broadcast my articles and they replied back that your content is good but there are huge grammar issues so we cannot do a mail out. My articles used to get rejected in many directories.

      Just to say I still make grammar mistakes and writing was never natural for me. This is a skill you need to develop. I learned how to type fast, grabbed knowledge in my niche and discovered some tactics to write articles fast. Nowadays it is extremely easy to write short articles fast because there are copywriters who give ready made article templates that you can simply copy paste, fill in the blank with content and your article is ready. You just don't have to think about the next line you wish to write. However this is for newbies not pro writers who are starting out.

      But you can achieve anything with practice...
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  • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
    I think everyone will see their own limitations/strengths in what murtuza has written. And that is apparent from the comments.

    My take is that being an authority and knowing the niche VERY well is what allows the writing an article in about 5 minutes. Too fast for me, but that is one of my limitations .

    Another takeaway is that you need to be constantly/continuously learning/studying your niche to be able to write quality articles about it. And that takes more time than writing about it. But that wasn't mentioned .

    The last takeaway (without reading the OP again) is this is a plan to get results. Not everyone will agree or be able to do it his way, but that is identical to anything business related. And pointing out perceived limitations is really just pointing out OUR limitations.

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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      While there is some good stuff in Murtuza's outline, particularly when it comes to knowing your numbers, there is something that raises some doubts for me...

      He talks of churning out 10 "high quality" 400 word articles that get syndicated, emailed, generate leads, etc. in an hour. Further down, he offers the notion that outsourcing those "high quality" articles for $3-$5 each is a viable alternative.

      Kind of raises the possibility that the word "quality" has a different meaning for him.

      If it works for him, more power to him. I know I couldn't churn out that many articles over a long period of time. Not that I'd want my name on, anyway...
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      • Profile picture of the author murtuza
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        While there is some good stuff in Murtuza's outline, particularly when it comes to knowing your numbers, there is something that raises some doubts for me...

        He talks of churning out 10 "high quality" 400 word articles that get syndicated, emailed, generate leads, etc. in an hour. Further down, he offers the notion that outsourcing those "high quality" articles for $3-$5 each is a viable alternative.

        Kind of raises the possibility that the word "quality" has a different meaning for him.

        If it works for him, more power to him. I know I couldn't churn out that many articles over a long period of time. Not that I'd want my name on, anyway...
        Quality for me simply means that my article gives out one idea in just 200 words. The first 200 word only introduces the idea. I don't expect my article to be of top notch quality, it should be a moderate quality article that gives out one idea. I don't even intend to give away everything in my article or else I will not get people to click thru my resource box if I satisfy them completely within my article. I just show them a trailer, I don't show them the complete movie...

        If my article gets good views, approx. 50 per article instantly in 10 days at certain places, if it gets me an average 10% CTR that generates one lead instantly, I am happy. I consider that my article has performed well. Many of these articles have given me over 5000 views and I am glad to get such a response for few minutes of work...:confused:

        However in the long run I don't expect my articles to give me just 50 views, they end up giving me hundreds even thousands. I follow the 80/20 rule...
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      Originally Posted by Marvin Johnston View Post

      I think everyone will see their own limitations/strengths in what murtuza has written. And that is apparent from the comments.

      My take is that being an authority and knowing the niche VERY well is what allows the writing an article in about 5 minutes. Too fast for me, but that is one of my limitations .

      Another takeaway is that you need to be constantly/continuously learning/studying your niche to be able to write quality articles about it. And that takes more time than writing about it. But that wasn't mentioned .

      The last takeaway (without reading the OP again) is this is a plan to get results. Not everyone will agree or be able to do it his way, but that is identical to anything business related. And pointing out perceived limitations is really just pointing out OUR limitations.

      Marvin
      Thanks for posting. This is exactly what my intention was when I started this post. I don't want anyone to agree whether my plan I have detailed is the best. However, it works for me and I am using it.

      My goal is to explain newbies about the mind set of article marketing. I have read hundreds of posts where people say that they don't get results from article marketing and I have been at the same place as I have detailed in my opening post.

      I realized that it was not the fault of article marketing, it was my fault. I did not have the mindset to test and track the results per article basis and that's the reason I felt my campaign flopped, in fact it was extremely successful.

      You take any system of article marketing you like, that is not an issue. Just pick up one system, focus on it, get your per article number which will be an estimate and then scale it up. My gut feeling says that even an article marketing strategy that sounds theoritically crap will get results if you install such a mindset.

      However there are always better ways to do anything in life. If you pick up my system I have shown in opening post you can improve on it. Even if you pick up 'Bill Gates' promotion plan, it can always be improved.

      Thanks again for posting...
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    Note to self:

    If I decide to take a few of someone else's articles off EZA, spin them a little bit, put them together into one article, and put my name on it, do not post it on a forum where people actually know what they are talking about.
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  • Profile picture of the author pex7
    You have opened my eyes about what article marketing can be. I am guilty of one of the examples you gave, writing a few articles, submitting them to ezine and not getting any results. Now I see I was not doing anywhere near the volume I needed to.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by pex7 View Post

      You have opened my eyes about what article marketing can be. I am guilty of one of the examples you gave, writing a few articles, submitting them to ezine and not getting any results. Now I see I was not doing anywhere near the volume I needed to.
      pex do not worry, my eyes were open a long time ago, and I know and understand your frustation.

      I found someone using this method, and they showed me how to do it.

      That is the secret (if there is one) if you want to learn this method, just find somebody already successful with this, and learn from them. It was what got us quick results.

      Remember this, why do blog comments work so well. Well the reason is because you are putting your link infront of the right people. No scratch that...the MOST TARGETED people.

      Now if you putting the message infront of the most targeted people, you really do not have to be the best marketer in the world to make money.

      Its all about targeted people, not just blasting crap infront of some old list of people not even interested.

      Targeted traffic will bring you results. Infact its safe to say if you cannot make money from doing this, you are doing something majorly wrong. Step outside the box, and just constantly test things. That is what we do, and then you write down what is working, and what doesnt. What bought in massive sales, and what doesnt. If you write that down you have a little diary to go to.... While most people think.... DANG! I do not know how to make money today I will try this....errr.....that is stupid.

      All you do is open up your little diary that shows you what you did to make money, and just repeat this. Simple.....bang! ITs like you secret little torah of making money online.

      As John Reese once said, and I quote "Do more of the things that make you money, and less of what doesnt"

      Not rocket science. Now TAKE ACTION and go out there and MAKE IT HAPPEN!
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    • Profile picture of the author murtuza
      Originally Posted by pex7 View Post

      You have opened my eyes about what article marketing can be. I am guilty of one of the examples you gave, writing a few articles, submitting them to ezine and not getting any results. Now I see I was not doing anywhere near the volume I needed to.
      Yeah, if you are just focusing on submitting articles to ezinearticles then churn out volume articles. This will drive instant traffic.

      However, for long term traffic I would advice to submit articles on your site and syndicate it all around to social networking sites, web 2.0 properties, article directories, convert your articles to videos and submit them to video dirs, do seo, link building, etc.

      However you can use one article to do both of them together, instant and long term. You have to set up your strategy in place. Probably you can write 5 articles per day for instant traffic and post them on ezinearticles and high traffic article directories for instant traffic and leads. Write one per day or week for driving long term links, ranking and traffic...
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      Originally Posted by AuthenticHealthCoaching View Post

      I'm guessing 99% of Warriors would rather post long rebukes than write short articles.
      Well, they certainly have more value to others.

      You have a point, and let's not be so churlish as not to acknowledge that at all.

      Still, the effect of what you characterize (perhaps slightly unkindly?) as "long rebukes" certainly serves a good purpose, and one I only wish had been served earlier on.

      When I arrived in this forum, three and a bit years ago, I was naive and gullible enough to take as my "information" on the question of "How to do article marketing" several posts/threads exactly like this thread's OP, which were not then followed by any explanations/discussions of this method's difficulties, fallacies and mistakes - let alone suggesting improvements/corrections/references to more productive and more logical approaches, as has happened here.

      The result was that I earned almost nothing at all for my first 4 months, and was (as I later learned) trying to start a business in a counter-productive way, which was never going to accumulate any residual income at all from work already done (in other words it wasn't really a "business" at all).

      I had no idea what the difference was between article marketing and article directory marketing.

      I didn't even know they were two completely different things with different methods and radically different outcomes.

      I didn't realize I was trying to use article directories for a purpose for which they were never intended and which they were (even then - albeit a fortiori in these post-Panda days) unable to serve adequately.

      At least all that's less likely to happen to people now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Guererro
    An other great case of taking an idea and working it to the max. This is a great post for me to solidifies the results of article marketing. The potential is there to enjoy the fruits of ones labor.
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      Originally Posted by Jim Guererro View Post

      An other great case of taking an idea and working it to the max. This is a great post for me to solidifies the results of article marketing. The potential is there to enjoy the fruits of ones labor.
      Yeah, if you are willing to drive instant traffic and make profits your first month from your new website without risking money on ppc, then this is the plan you can get started with. Once you have your numbers in place shoot for long term traffic plan like content syndication, seo, etc and then you can go with the paid ads like ppc by re-investing your profits. Thanks for the post...

      Originally Posted by smithangie28 View Post

      Thanks for the great info. I'm fairly new to article marketing so every little bit of info helps. Thank you
      Thanks for posting. You're welcome and I am glad you liked the post...

      Originally Posted by essex14 View Post

      Are you submitting all of these articles to your site first then onto ezine?
      You will find different people giving different advice on this one. What I like to do is submit only unique content on my website. That simply means that I never distribute the articles and content that I publish on my website and blog... This has given me great results and ranking on one of my clients website in the skin care niche.

      Originally Posted by dennis19601 View Post

      Hi Murtuza,
      I know for a fact article marketing works, Just go to Ezinearticles and see who's a top rated producer (Sean Mize)

      Anyone who has any doubts Just ask Sean If Article Marketing works and see what he suggests!

      I know Murtuza your a work horse because you can crank out a heck of a lot of article's quickly.
      I also know most people can't or won't do the work necessary to get your kind of numbers, but maybe you can elaborate, are you using good quality spun articles to help you produce those numbers?

      I know article marketing pays off for you, I've seen your proof!

      What I do know for sure is either by outsourcing,spinning the more article's you have on line the better off you are, they will continue to bring in traffic for year's to come as well as making you an expert!
      My Hat's off to you.
      I also see some of the folks are missing the point! The more you have online the more exposure and traffic you have and by continually adding to it your building your traffic and reputation, whether you do 10 a day or 10 a week and spin those ten into 100, your way ahead by building those links,traffic and reputation.

      Thanks!
      Thanks Dennis that was a great post. I used to spin articles previously and it gave me good results but then I avoided doing that. The reason is I found that spinning is taking a hell lot of my time in producing content. Spinning one article and writing 5 unique articles was taking equal time.
      Plus spinning articles spoils the grammar of the content, it is tough to make all the articles sound good. However, spinning is cool if you are strictly doing seo but for driving direct traffic you need to write articles in a certain way to get good CTR. I found writing unique articles and doing syndication gives better conversion. Thanks for the post and all the best for your new wso...


      Originally Posted by Mary Wilhite View Post

      It would be a daunting task to write 10 1600-words articles that are well-researched, well-written and information packed in a day.

      Perhaps Murtuza is referring to the 300 words generic articles that go for $3 or less. Normally they have little substance if any.

      However, that is what works for him. It may not work to everyone.
      Yeah, I am referring to 400 word articles. They give one idea or concept, break them in points and then direct the visitor to the squeeze page for more info. They are good for driving direct traffic and eyeballs to your website. Obviously they don't provide solid content as a 1600 word article, they give enough content required to build desire of the reader and get them interested to learn more. You can then focus in building relationship once you get them to your list and share solid content with them once they are in. Thanks for the post...

      Originally Posted by Claire Koch View Post

      murtuza has always emailed me with his strategies I've never unsubscribed. Because if you have the guts he gives the goods. Usually my articles take me 2 days otherwise I'm sending out garbage and have to re-write it anyway. BUT some people are good at article writing. I like mine to be REALLY GOOD. shouldn't we all want that. What's the point otherwise.
      Thanks for the appreciation Claire and thank for posting. Yes I can understand it takes people days to write good articles, it used to take me 2 days to write one article when I got started before few years. I never got the right words. I had to research content and focus in making things perfect.

      But what I realized after writing few hundred articles for me and my clients is that articles do require speed. You just cannot sit on a dozen articles a month and expect to land up with a full time income. You have to give speed and if you do that even moderate quality articles can give you conversion, sales and results.

      You don't even ruin your reputation by giving moderate quality content, the reason is that people will be coming to your site and subscribing and then you can build a solid relationship with them out there by helping them out.

      I have found that if you write short 400 word articles the main focus should be in desire building by starting your articles with few questions, give them around 200 word content in the form of one solid idea and when you combine this idea with a story or your own experience it gives tremendous results. Hope this helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    I couldn't even type that many characters in 4 minutes much less words and am positive not words that could flow to the point of sustaining the standards I have set for myself and my business.

    And being a north Ga hillbilly .. every time I speak into dragon it says "dew what"

    I have been known to spend more than 4 minutes on the title.

    As one of my long haired idols said back in the 80's "Slow and steady never lost a race" but he wasn't the one that said dream on :-)
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      Originally Posted by Troy_Phillips View Post

      And being a north Ga hillbilly .. every time I speak into dragon it says "dew what"

      I have been known to spend more than 4 minutes on the title.
      I spent a week in the north of Georgia once. Getting used to the accent wasn't the easiest thing I've done.

      And yes, 4 hours on the title would even be time well spent.

      John.
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    Thanks for the great info. I'm fairly new to article marketing so every little bit of info helps. Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author essex14
    Are you submitting all of these articles to your site first then onto ezine?
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  • Profile picture of the author dennis19601
    Hi Murtuza,
    I know for a fact article marketing works, Just go to Ezinearticles and see who's a top rated producer (Sean Mize)

    Anyone who has any doubts Just ask Sean If Article Marketing works and see what he suggests!

    I know Murtuza your a work horse because you can crank out a heck of a lot of article's quickly.
    I also know most people can't or won't do the work necessary to get your kind of numbers, but maybe you can elaborate, are you using good quality spun articles to help you produce those numbers?

    I know article marketing pays off for you, I've seen your proof!

    What I do know for sure is either by outsourcing,spinning the more article's you have on line the better off you are, they will continue to bring in traffic for year's to come as well as making you an expert!
    My Hat's off to you.
    I also see some of the folks are missing the point! The more you have online the more exposure and traffic you have and by continually adding to it your building your traffic and reputation, whether you do 10 a day or 10 a week and spin those ten into 100, your way ahead by building those links,traffic and reputation.

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    murtuza has always emailed me with his strategies I've never unsubscribed. Because if you have the guts he gives the goods. Usually my articles take me 2 days otherwise I'm sending out garbage and have to re-write it anyway. BUT some people are good at article writing. I like mine to be REALLY GOOD. shouldn't we all want that. What's the point otherwise.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattSchoenherr
    Yeeah, 687 articles in a month? I'm lucky if I can part with one every couple days. I tend to wordsmith and wordsmith and word.. well.. you get the point. I wordsmith it until it's a polished gem, THEN launch it out into the world. I'll stick to my 1-2 per week (if that), compile them into ebooks and use them to create even more value in 2.0 of my next membership site. Just let me get the first site launched....
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  • Profile picture of the author naturegirl321
    I think I could do five a day for at least a month or two, though right now the problem is that the baby seems to have a sixth sense so every time I sit down to eat or get work done, she starts crying.

    The OP has been helping me out and he's given me so much info my head is swimming. I've just switched to hostgator and am going to spend this week tweaking my site and then next week will start writing the articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    To make more money you could possibly upscale it and write more articles or get freelancers to do them for a few bucks a pop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Howard
    I remember a time when I did exactly your strategy. Man, those were the good ol' days.

    I would write 5 to 10 articles a day on Ezinearticles and get like 20 to 50 visitors and 5 to 10 leads to my site per article (within 7 to 14 days).

    Then after the Google changes, it was like 1 or 2 (closer to your experience). Google slapped it all to pieces.

    I thank you for your contribution. But I couldn't work that much for 30 bucks an article. Especially considering I can write the same amount as you and make 5 to 10k bucks in the form of a product.

    But it is what it is.

    Rob
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