Is article marketing dead?

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Hi

Is article marketing dead? If not then how effective it is now?

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aj
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  • Profile picture of the author mootonandy
    Originally Posted by internetmaster View Post

    Hi

    Is article marketing dead? If not then how effective it is now?

    regards
    aj
    I dont see how it could be if a high quality site gets your article from ezines and then puts it on their site. The whole point of article marketing is not to get traffic or links from the directory its so other sites can get their content from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Yeah, that's right article marketing is dead - long live video marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thom01
    Originally Posted by internetmaster View Post

    Is article marketing dead? If not then how effective it is now?
    It's not as effective as it used to be primarily because the Big G has, to a large degree, downgraded the article directory's content in the SERPs. But this doesn't mean it still can't be used effectively.

    You are better off placing any articles you have on your own website first, then after they have been indexed by the search engines, placing them on article directories.

    I still get people coming to my sites from Ezinearticle.com article placements I've made in the past, so that tells me it's not totally ineffective. Those article directories have search engines also, so people searching on your keywords could very well come across your articles there. The only problem is: the traffic is not that prolific. But it's better than nothing at all!
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    • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
      However, when you are writing with the hopes of other websites picking up your article, you need to write quality and original articles. It takes time but is well worth it. You can't ignore any part of SEO, they are all beneficial.
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  • Profile picture of the author bobbydiraag
    Hi,

    Bottom line is Article Marketing will never die..

    But it will always take alot of your time..Unless you outsourcse or buy a good software like Bestspinner..

    Good Luck!!
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    It is dead. It died along with affiliate marketing, SEO, poetry marketing, and hyperlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimboJim
    Why do so many people ask this? You know what, I'm not going to answer this, because there are hundreds of threads about this. Just search WF and you'll see them all.
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  • Profile picture of the author NACAdam
    HAHA it can only die if its not done I find people who ask this question aren't really into taking action to try not trying to bad on you because I have no idea if thats you ..Works as good as it did in 2007 ...IF ONLY IF its done correctly I'm banking on it sending people direct to affiliate offers . So know affiliate marketing isn't dead either . Actually you have to be kinda dumb NOT to make money with that model
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Brass
    Article marketing is not dead. It is actually very useful if written in a strategic way. It helps your site get quality backlinks and can be spread easily on virtually all major social networking sites. Combine an article with a video and you're on your way to making your marketing much more human-friendly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thrasher66099
    Article marketing is still very much alive. The issue is that most new IMers don't understand the point of it. Like Mootonandy said it's not about getting traffic from the article directory. It's about high traffic sites picking up your article from the directories and getting traffic driven to your site from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author massiveray
    In my opinion.....yes!

    The fact is that Google has made article marketing "less" effective. Article marketing is not dead, however it is no longer the most efficient use of your time.

    If you are as I'm always reading around here working "smarter not harder" then you would focus your efforts elsewhere.

    I used to use article marketing on is own to rank my sites and for years it was the best way to get high rank quickly, and for some sites it still works.

    These days google prefers diverse media, meaning that they prefer your site to have a couple of links from video sites, a few forums, social media, slide show sites, podcasts in addition to article directories etc and with the new era of advanced HTML markup upon us, google knows exactly what type of site each link is coming from.

    I still submit to some high traffic article directories for the referral traffic but as a way to rank your sites, there are better more efficient ways to go about things.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by massiveray View Post

      The fact is that Google has made article marketing "less" effective.
      This is completely wrong. It's not a "fact" at all: it's a misunderstanding.

      That's why this forum's packed with threads in which professional article marketers are pointing out how and why we're doing better after Google's Panda updates than we were before.

      A large number of us have been explaining this in detail for nearly a year, now.

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5685756

      Originally Posted by massiveray View Post

      I still submit to some high traffic article directories for the referral traffic
      Then you're trying to use article directories for a purpose for which they don't exist, and one for which they're terribly ill-equipped, and you're probably losing most of your traffic in the process. Posts #2 and #6 of this thread explain the details, with examples: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ries-work.html

      Originally Posted by massiveray View Post

      as a way to rank your sites, there are better more efficient ways to go about things.
      Finally - we agree about something: Using article directories for their own backlinks is a fallacy (as it was even before all Google's 2011 algorithm-changes), as explained here. And here.
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  • Profile picture of the author NACAdam
    BS I took about 15 dollars and 2 hours of time and made about 300 back and I still get a trickle of sales ..How did I do it ???? article marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author Adriian
    Yeah, It's dead alright.
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    You have got to be kidding!



    Article marketing done right is, like many things, as effective as you make it.

    Anyone who tells you emphatically that it is dead or not as effective as it used to be is either doing it wrong, doing it badly, doing something entirely different that they believe to be article marketing when it actually isn't, or is flat-out lying to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author massiveray
    Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

    This is completely wrong. It's not a "fact" at all: it's a misunderstanding.

    That's why this forum's packed with threads in which professional article marketers are pointing out how and why we're doing better after Google's Panda updates than we were before.

    A large number of us have been explaining this in detail for nearly a year, now.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5685756



    Then you're trying to use article directories for a purpose for which they don't exist, and one for which they're terribly ill-equipped, and you're probably losing most of your traffic in the process. Posts #2 and #6 of this thread explain the details, with examples: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ries-work.html



    Finally - we agree about something: Using article directories for their own backlinks is a fallacy (as it was even before all Google's 2011 algorithm-changes), as explained here. And here.
    Cool.

    In my opinion..... By this what I actually meant was that I worked for one of the biggest SEO companies in the world until recently, we were the only company in the world who successfully reverse engineered both Google Panda and Caffeine on a corporate scale and I base my posts on the knowledge gained from bothering heavily involved with this and my personal projects.

    You think that article directories don't exist for referral traffic? I run a very profitable site that I started as an experiment to see if I could earn money just from referral traffic, the site made me £600 last month and my top referrer? Ezine with over 80% of my overall traffic.

    People read my teaser articles, then click through my resource box links to get more on the subject, this is one of the many many reasons that article directories exist. If you know how to use them, article directories are a goldmine for referral traffic.

    I still have sites topping google from article directory submissions so this can still be effective as you obviously still get the "link juice", however our analytics show that this may not be the case in the future if current trends continue.

    The point of my article, which you seem to have missed was not to restrict the ops efforts to article marketing.

    P.s. no point replying to this as we have differing opinions and will not agree
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by massiveray View Post

      The point of my article, which you seem to have missed was not to restrict the ops efforts to article marketing.
      Yes, I did miss that because some of the factual misstatements in your post put me off. I acknowledge it now, and it's a good point.

      Originally Posted by massiveray View Post

      no point replying to this as we have differing opinions and will not agree
      No point for you, perhaps, but I feel better for acknowledging the point you've just made. Yes, we won't agree about the other matters. Good luck and good wishes ...
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  • Profile picture of the author oleo
    Article marketing is not dead. It needs to be done right and the article must be worth reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaaa33030
    article marketing is not dead

    I just bought a few fiverr gigs a few days ago with submission of my websites and keywords to thousands of article directories.

    Now I'm starting to show up in google 1st ten pages for my keywords and hope to reach position #1 in google soon
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  • Profile picture of the author stellaex
    Article Marketing is not dead it is still very effective for promotion of business.
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  • Article directories have lost their power and appeal after the latest Google Panda updates. But the good side of article directories, by the other side, will never change. In fact the many bloggers who grab your article, leaving it intact, will spread your links around, getting you visitors, clicks and, hopefully, sales.

    I continue to use article directories and I will continue do it until I see results coming.

    Thanks and see you soon,
    Alessandro Zamboni
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    • Profile picture of the author aaaa33030
      Originally Posted by Alessandro Zamboni View Post

      Article directories have lost their power and appeal after the latest Google Panda updates. But the good side of article directories, by the other side, will never change. In fact the many bloggers who grab your article, leaving it intact, will spread your links around, getting you visitors, clicks and, hopefully, sales.

      I continue to use article directories and I will continue do it until I see results coming.

      Thanks and see you soon,
      Alessandro Zamboni
      Well at least submitting to article directories is much more effective than live blog comments, because as of now my sites have not ranked for any keywords from blog commenting but after only 1 week my sites have already started climbing up the serps from article marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Article marketing is not only vibrantly alive, but growing exponentially. For any given viable niche, there are millions of potential article syndication outlets. And the pace of growth has not shown any letup for at least a decade. My condolences to those who can't write marketable articles. :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

      Exponentially? Come on mate, that's an exaggeration! :p
      It's certainly not much of an exaggeration, actually.

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5685756


      Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

      Directories have no authority anymore. But other sites do.

      So you need to figure out how to get your articles on other sites that still have authority. That's the key.
      Sites and/or ezines and/or magazines, and/or wherever else targeted traffic can read them, yes. That's the key, alright.

      Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

      As for syndication purposes, in my view the directories are worthless for that too.
      Not my experience at all.

      Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

      Hardly anyone syndicates articles and leaves the links intact.
      Not my experience at all.

      That depends to some extent on how you write your resource-box, I think. If you write for clicks from the article directory, rather than using the article directory as it's intended to be used, then yes, some people may not take it. But writing your resource-box is part of writing for syndication, isn't it?
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

      Exponentially? Come on mate, that's an exaggeration! :p
      Not at all. For example, every new syndicated outlet that gets added to my network of publishers means an additional readership of between a few hundred to many hundreds of thousands. Currently, my targeted audience through syndicated publishers is over 40 million. And there is no sign of it dying yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
      Originally Posted by myob View Post

      My condolences to those who can't write marketable articles. :rolleyes:
      Sirs, it would be great privethedge to recede your soberest condolences through Western Unison transfer collectable by Mr. Straits at The Free Marketeers Dissociation above Plotting Parlour takeaway at earliest inconvenience. Kindly might you please include high fertility scan of daguerrotype coachman's licence in consideration for display on juicy doner honours list.

      Yours fruitlessly,
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  • Profile picture of the author Primalbrah
    Article directories have lost their power and appeal after the latest Google Panda updates. But the good side of article directories, by the other side, will never change. In fact the many bloggers who grab your article, leaving it intact, will spread your links around, getting you visitors, clicks and, hopefully, sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author marc7
    ...in my opinion article marketing is not anywhere near "dead"... the internet is an information provider so it needs articles to remain current. Now as long as your providing value for readers and not submitting BS articles you'll be fine. To add even more power to your articles connect it to videos, social media, etc...( i credit that to someone who mention it above)...but what it really boils down to is giving Google what they ask for, simple. And when you do that you will not have to worry about these updates or other rumors about what's dead...
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
    Yes, of course article marketing is dead.

    No-one likes to actually read anything anymore.

    This is proven by the OP asking a question that could easily be answered by simply reading this forum. (after taking the two seconds needed to use the search facility and find the bazzzzzzilllllion threads asking the same question)

    And obviously articles are never used in things like e-mails or as the basis for video or audio.

    Come to think of it - Internet marketing is so last year, I don't know why anyone is bothering. We should all go back to story tellers sitting around fires as a way of conveying information.
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  • Profile picture of the author jucbad
    Originally Posted by internetmaster View Post

    Hi

    Is article marketing dead? If not then how effective it is now?

    regards
    aj
    Hi,

    Article Marketing is not dead it's still alive and it's very effective. If it's used properly it will rank your website high in Google, at least in the page number one.
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    It's all about social bookmarking and forum profile backlinks, baby.
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