Article Marketing Vs Blogging

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Which do you think between article marketing and blogging is more effective? I have a feeling that article marketing is slowly but surely fading away. I may be wrong in my assumption. I hope the situation would only change in the course of time. Article submission sites have become too crowded these days thanks to the steep increase in the number of aspiring Internet marketers thronging them in the recent times. Only a few article submission sites have been resorted to by the majority of the IMers. On the other hand blogging has picked up much to the delight of the fresh IMers. This is probably due to the fact that blogging paves the way for the building of more marketing strategies and backlinks. Has article marketing begun to take a backseat?
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  • Profile picture of the author Spencer Jones
    Even if article marketing works well, you are just using your effort to make the article directory owner rich. So the best use of your content will always be to use it on your own site. It's easy to lose the visitor on an article directory.

    But by blogging on your own site, you can monetize your site in ways that keeps the visitor on your site.

    Also in an article directory the reader has to read through the article before he/she clicks your link. But if it's blogging on your own site, you can use all sorts of methods to make a sale. (Banners. popup ads, subscription forms etc)

    Those are just a few of the many advantages of blogging. So go for blogging... With blogging, you are indeed building up your business not someone else's.

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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    As you have said most of us have made the article directory owners rich by submitting innumerable number of articles. We will be all the more happy if we do receive quality backlinks in return!
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      As you have said most of us have made the article directory owners rich by submitting innumerable number of articles. We will be all the more happy if we do receive quality backlinks in return!
      Huh, and here I thought their revenue had dropped significantly since the Panda updates. Glad to know their revenue is still through the roof!

      Regardless of that entirely incorrect statement, the directory does not "owe you a quality backlink" at all. When used correctly, an article directory opens up the chance for your work to be syndicated which equals:

      1. Targeted traffic
      2. A chance to build yourself as a niche effort
      3. A quality backlink from a relevant site

      Among many other benefits. They give you more than enough already.
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  • Profile picture of the author peterb1234
    I dont think article writing is dying. Spam articles are however. High quality content will be rewarded.
    Get the keyword choice right,high quality unique content and link it with your website, and you will improve your search engine rankings
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

    Which do you think between article marketing and blogging is more effective?
    I don't understand the question.

    It's not as if they're alternatives.

    What would be the purpose of doing article marketing without blogging (or something very similar to blogging)? The whole point of article marketing is to attract traffic to your website. Those websites are typically "blogs", I think?! At the very least, however you define "blog", they're "regularly updated websites" anyway, by definition, if you're producing articles, aren't they?

    Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

    I have a feeling that article marketing is slowly but surely fading away.
    On the contrary. As an ever-growing number of professional article marketers have been explaining here so consistently over the last year or so (roughly since the start of Google's "Panda updates"), in about 100 threads on the subject, article marketing is consistently thriving, expanding, become more profitable and becoming slightly easier.

    Article directory marketing, on the other hand, has virtually faded away altogether. But that's history, not news. (It was only ever a "latecomer" to the "content marketing business" anyway - and based on a complete misunderstanding about the purposes and functions of article directories; it was never really going to survive, and had already more or less floundered when I got online, as long ago as 2008).

    Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

    As you have said most of us have made the article directory owners rich by submitting innumerable number of articles. We will be all the more happy if we do receive quality backlinks in return!
    That isn't "article marketing", Prasanth. There's no point in trying to use article directories for their own backlinks. That isn't what they're there for at all: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

    The words "article directories" and "quality backlinks" don't really belong in the same post, let alone in the same sentence.
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  • Profile picture of the author mhaddyness
    Why not use both? Article marketing is a great way to boost your IM blog. Of course, the key is quality content. If you continue to provide high quality content, you'll get the results you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I think you should do both. Panda may have hit the article directories hard but in some niches, you can still remain incredibly profitable. Blogging is a great way to start earning some money online. So find time to squeeze both into your marketing strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author RoyCTP
    Both! You win, they win, so what??
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    I agree with what most of you have said but then let me make it plain. I don't want to use the word 'article directory', instead I would like to use the word 'article marketing' through submission of articles laden with backlinks, right? Now please tell me whether I am wrong in my observation that the quality backlinks from articles submitted to article submission sites has dropped down. Again I would like to reiterate that blogging is quite different from article writing in the perspective of submission to various sites! Blogging can help build links all by oneself!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      I would like to use the word 'article marketing' through submission of articles laden with backlinks, right?
      No, not really right: you're misleading yourself there, honestly. That's missing the point of "article marketing". Article marketing isn't intrinsically "part of SEO", Prasanth: it's a traffic generation method in its own right.

      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      Now please tell me whether I am wrong in my observation that the quality backlinks from articles submitted to article submission sites has dropped down.
      You're partly right, but that has nothing to do with article marketing.

      It dropped down ages and ages ago, and was never very high in the first place, the point being that that isn't what those sites are there for anyway, and they were never relevant sites, so their backlinks have long since had very little value.

      Even before all the Panda updates started in early 2011, SEO textbook writers were explaining that you'd typically need something between 50,000 and 100,000 of those backlinks to confer the equivalent linkjuice to that from one backlink on a relevant authority site.

      That number will be even higher now, of course, because a series of "Panda updates" has apparently devalued those article submission sites even further.

      Again, note that that has nothing to do with article marketing.

      It was never "article marketing" in the first place. That was never how all those sites were supposed to be used.

      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      Again I would like to reiterate that blogging is quite different from article writing in the perspective of submission to various sites!
      And I'd like to re-iterate that there wouldn't be much point in doing article marketing without blogging. The purpose of article marketing is to attract traffic to your blog/site, after all. It's not as if the two are "alternatives".
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    • Profile picture of the author Hentie
      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      I agree with what most of you have said but then let me make it plain. I don't want to use the word 'article directory', instead I would like to use the word 'article marketing' through submission of articles laden with backlinks, right? Now please tell me whether I am wrong in my observation that the quality backlinks from articles submitted to article submission sites has dropped down. Again I would like to reiterate that blogging is quite different from article writing in the perspective of submission to various sites! Blogging can help build links all by oneself!
      Are you using the word blogging to refer to blog commenting? Actually you use your own blog as your starting point and you can syndicate your blog posts as articles to directories. Articles directories have the advantage of giving you both backlinks and direct traffic. An article on an article directory will rank in search engins all by themselves and direct traffic to your blog. Blog commenting can also do both but in my view is more limited.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Hentie View Post

        Articles directories have the advantage of giving you both backlinks and direct traffic.
        Hentie, respectfully, you should not be trying to use article directories for their backlinks (for all the reasons explained in this post) and definitely not for their traffic (for all the reasons explained in this post).

        That's what all the people have been trying to do who start off all the threads with titles like "Article marketing is dead", and there's a reason for that: they're trying to use article directories for something for which article directories were never designed. This just isn't how article directories work.

        Originally Posted by Hentie View Post

        An article on an article directory will rank in search engins all by themselves and direct traffic to your blog.
        Sorry, but this is just wrong. (And it isn't what article directories are for. At all).
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    Alexa Killed it PERIOD! But I always looked at articles as another form of traffic not backlinks or anything like that well at least that is what I was taught and made sense to me?
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    Well I think the day is not far off when all traffic to any principal website would come directly from the related blogs run by the owner of the principal website!
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      Well I think the day is not far off when all traffic to any principal website would come directly from the related blogs run by the owner of the principal website!
      And your basis for this assumption is...:rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
        Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

        And your basis for this assumption is...:rolleyes:
        The basis for my assumption is that blogging is interactive in nature whereas article marketing is not! Ha, ha
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

          The basis for my assumption is that blogging is interactive in nature whereas article marketing is not!
          Strange ...

          My article marketing has always been far more interactive than my blogging.

          Article marketing is intrinsically a relationship-building business - it doesn't get much more interactive than that. Without building relationships with publishers and webmasters, you can't get your articles published anywhere much, apart from sites to which you can submit them on your own - but clearly there's not much value, or future, in that (and it isn't "article marketing" anyway).

          My blogs more or less "sit there" to receive all the traffic generated by the interactive process of the article marketing (albeit that I do publish all my articles on them first, before submitting them anywhere else, obviously).
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        • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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          Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

          The basis for my assumption is that blogging is interactive in nature whereas article marketing is not! Ha, ha
          It's becoming very obvious that we are operating under two different definitions of what "article marketing" actually is. I haven't seen another marketing method period that has allowed me to connect on a personal level with my readers in the same way.
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  • Profile picture of the author GoBlog
    In my opinion, blogging is the best way if you want to build trust and brand position for long term
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  • Profile picture of the author Javier Lin
    My two cents worth would be to combine both article marketing and blogging together!. To me article marketing and blogging serves a different purpose. Article marketing is more one sided in terms of interaction. The readers read and then the backlink brings the reader to the ultimate intended website.

    Blogging will serve very well for creating a brand name for yourself. Although article marketing also serves the purpose of creating a brand for the pen name. The effect I feel is lesser than that of blogging. None-the-less Article marketing is still very important.

    I like the concept of blogs as it can offer more personal touch and can provide much credibility. But thats just my thinking.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    its important you keep going with both,
    blogs are always useful as at the end of the day you are the owner.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adan Guzman
    I recommend you use both article marketing and blog posting, doing so will provide huge traffic. But either way you can use both for different purposes as well.

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    • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      And your basis for this assumption is...:rolleyes:
      Promotion of his signature link.






      Originally Posted by aliinaalbert View Post

      Article marketing is one type of advertisement for business to use for write a short notes for their business. It is use to promote your products online and get more customer. It is use to get more traffic on search engine.
      Blog is one type of personal diary. It is use for marketing and advertising for product. It is the site the user read the topic and give them comment. it is the method to increase the traffic on your site.

      Thanks for that old chopped-up PLR information. Fantastic, really. So that backlink in your sig is making you a lot of money, is it?

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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    Alexa Smith and Joe Robinson have really done their best in dispelling my doubts apropos the purpose and the definition of article marketing. I thank both of them profusely. This is what the counsel of experienced WF members can do to the confidence of beginners in IM like me. May victory be unto IM!
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  • Profile picture of the author Core100
    According to Google algorithm and Google needs both are necessary. But question is that who is effective that i would like to say that article is best according to Blogging. I am not saying that blogging is not good for website i am saying that articles submission is very effective for ranking and unique visitor's.

    So you should do work for both but about effective article is more effective. You can create more links in article and you can describe about author in author bio section. So in these field its effective.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by Core100 View Post

      According to Google algorithm and Google needs both are necessary. But question is that who is effective that i would like to say that article is best according to Blogging. I am not saying that blogging is not good for website i am saying that articles submission is very effective for ranking and unique visitor's.

      So you should do work for both but about effective article is more effective. You can create more links in article and you can describe about author in author bio section. So in these field its effective.
      You're kind of missing the point with this. Article marketing and guest blogging tend to be about saying "screw you" to Google and circumventing the search engine to get your targeted traffic.

      The debate only comes up in which is more effective for gathering that traffic. I and others will go with article marketing because widespread syndication leverages that one piece of content for maximum benefit.

      Guest blogging has its benefits as well though, and I can' think of any article marketers who won't openly admit that. The two are not mutually exclusive, just different means to the same end.

      They are definitely not about Google and their algorithms though, as you state :rolleyes:.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
        Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

        You're kind of missing the point with this. Article marketing and guest blogging tend to be about saying "screw you" to Google and circumventing the search engine to get your targeted traffic.

        The debate only comes up in which is more effective for gathering that traffic. I and others will go with article marketing because widespread syndication leverages that one piece of content for maximum benefit.

        Guest blogging has its benefits as well though, and I can' think of any article marketers who won't openly admit that. The two are not mutually exclusive, just different means to the same end.

        They are definitely not about Google and their algorithms though, as you state :rolleyes:.

        I cannot help but wonder if we have been explaining all of this
        to some kind of SPAMbot poster all this time...

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        • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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          Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

          I cannot help but wonder if we have been explaining all of this
          to some kind of SPAMbot poster all this time...

          I've often wondered this myself. Perhaps an army of them has been sent to the WF, dooming us for all eternity to say the same thing over and over and over...

          Until one Spambot changes the rules .

          Excuse me, I just thought of a movie to write.
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          • Profile picture of the author Larquini
            Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

            Excuse me, I just thought of a movie to write.
            Once you've written your movie, you should submit the "book" version to the article directories for quality backlinks
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            • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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              Originally Posted by Larquini View Post

              Once you've written your movie, you should submit the "book" version to the article directories for quality backlinks
              Not before spinning it (so the same thing as 3 progressively worse sequels I guess).
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        • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
          Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

          I cannot help but wonder if we have been explaining all of this
          to some kind of SPAMbot poster all this time...


          First of all I want to make it clear that I am not a kind of SPAMbot poster. I am a kind of learner in this wonderful forum. Please don't consider the learners as a swarm of spambots. I cannot help congratulating WF for allowing the learners of IM to post their experiences in a bid to help them learn more about this wonderful form of marketing. Please don't create a kind of panic among the learners and the other members. Let us all discuss IM in a health way. I submitted my thanks to both Joe and Alexa for educating many IM learners here. You may be an expert in IM whereas I am not. I am trying to gather more information about IM. Please for God's sake don't dub somebody as a spammer, please, please
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          • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
            Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

            First of all I want to make it clear that I am not a kind of SPAMbot poster. I am a kind of learner in this wonderful forum. Please don't consider the learners as a swarm of spambots. I cannot help congratulating WF for allowing the learners of IM to post their experiences in a bid to help them learn more about this wonderful form of marketing. Please don't create a kind of panic among the learners and the other members. Let us all discuss IM in a health way. I submitted my thanks to both Joe and Alexa for educating many IM learners here. You may be an expert in IM whereas I am not. I am trying to gather more information about IM. Please for God's sake don't dub somebody as a spammer, please, please

            Rest assured that I was NOT talking about you, prasanth.

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            Originally Posted by Core100 View Post

            According to Google algorithm and Google needs both are necessary. But question is that who is effective that i would like to say that article is best according to Blogging. I am not saying that blogging is not good for website i am saying that articles submission is very effective for ranking and unique visitor's.

            So you should do work for both but about effective article is more effective. You can create more links in article and you can describe about author in author bio section. So in these field its effective.
            Originally Posted by mediadeveloped View Post

            If you are asking ...should you put more effort in blogging or article marketing - it's blogging by a long shot. I'm not saying that quality articles are bad - because that's not the case. But article spinning/spamming is a short term strategy.
            Originally Posted by saeryang View Post

            I guess blogging is more effective, since most syndication sites these days are greatly hit by the recent google update.
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          • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
            Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

            Please don't create a kind of panic among the learners and the other members. Let us all discuss IM in a health[y] way.
            And which part of your posts are the "healthy discussion"?

            I opened this thread because I know a thing or two about blogging and was curious (although I already should've known better...).

            On one hand some people are parroting the same old false ideas about this vs. that... when there isn't even a real dilemma about those options because they are not against (vs.) each other but should be used together.

            Then knowledgeable members explain it (again) to everybody - just to see ignorant individuals coming back and posting more nonsense theories. Is this really a healthy discussion?
            No, it is not: it is sig pimping...
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            • Profile picture of the author nikks
              Blogging and Article Marketing deals with the same aspect in a different way. Both of them can be use to brand yourself as an expert in the field.

              Personally I feel that blogging is a great chance to communicate directly with your customers and find out their needs, which is a powerful move. And Article marketing is also for personal branding. When people see your articles with unique content, you are branded as an expert. Also Articles can give you passive traffic as well.

              If you noticed, most successful IM gurus have both. Hope it gives you a little hint
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  • Profile picture of the author hirithk
    hai
    1)Article Marketing..
    In this type a webmaster writes an article (like this one) and submits it to an Article Directory so that others can read it. At the end of the article the authors write a small bio just like a text ad with a link pointing to their website. If the reader likes the article he may (or may not) click on the link in the resource box to visit the website for more interesting information. This creates a new unique visitor.
    In most case such article come with free reprint rights. This means that other webmasters looking for fresh new content have a permission to place this article on their website provided they retain the author's information with a live hyperlink to the author's website.
    This is considered the biggest advantage in article marketing. If you write enough article then the traffic coming to your website can have a viral effect overtime. Very well written articles have a capacity to bring traffic years after the articles have been written.
    2) Business Blogging..
    Blogging comes in various forms and various platforms. Many people think a blog as an online diary. They just keep a record of their daily life activities. However many marketers have started to look blogs as a business promotional tool. A regularly promoted and maintained blog can bring a lot of traffic to any website.
    But then why have I compared article marketing and business blogging? The reason is simple; both must be done on a frequent basis. it's no use writing just one article and expecting big results with your online business. Also just setting up a blog at your website and not updating it with new content on a regular basis is worthless.
    The only difference between these two is that the articles that you write don't reside on your website but in an article directory. This has an advantage that they get a much broader publicity. On the other hand the articles you post on a blog reside on your server and might take a longer time to bring traffic.
    Because of the frequently updated of blogs and article directories, search engines loves both of them and might include the articles from these two into their search results for extra and free traffic.
    thank u
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    I personally would rather add content to my site than to an article directory as you have control over your site more so than on an article directory.

    However it does not hurt to add the occasional article to directories, but for me personally I don't bother
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  • Profile picture of the author mediadeveloped
    If you are asking ...should you put more effort in blogging or article marketing - it's blogging by a long shot. I'm not saying that quality articles are bad - because that's not the case. But article spinning/spamming is a short term strategy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by mediadeveloped View Post

      But article spinning/spamming is a short term strategy.
      *Facepalm*

      That's not article marketing, and no one here has described it as such.

      I give up

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  • Profile picture of the author saeryang
    Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

    Which do you think between article marketing and blogging is more effective? I have a feeling that article marketing is slowly but surely fading away. I may be wrong in my assumption. I hope the situation would only change in the course of time. Article submission sites have become too crowded these days thanks to the steep increase in the number of aspiring Internet marketers thronging them in the recent times. Only a few article submission sites have been resorted to by the majority of the IMers. On the other hand blogging has picked up much to the delight of the fresh IMers. This is probably due to the fact that blogging paves the way for the building of more marketing strategies and backlinks. Has article marketing begun to take a backseat?

    I guess blogging is more effective, since most syndication sites these days are greatly hit by the recent google update.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
      Originally Posted by saeryang View Post

      I guess blogging is more effective, since most syndication sites these days are greatly hit by the recent google update.
      If I may:

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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    prasanth,

    Mike was not calling you out personally, or accusing you of being a spammer. He was making light of the fact that the same questions pop up in a sort of endless parade; and for every one person that we educate on the matter, two more seem to take their place.

    No one is insulting you, we just need sarcasm and humor to get by lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    I would think that blogging on your own website and creating your own following is best because no one can take this away from you!

    But also Article marketing still can be effective for backlinks to add to your diverse portfolio and also to get some website traffic as well.

    As long as the internet revolves around content, then I think article marketing is not going to die.

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  • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
    Blogging as it has a stronger chance of getting ranked and making the content stick.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by Osman_M View Post

      Blogging as it has a stronger chance of getting ranked and making the content stick.
      ARTICLE. MARKETING. IS. NOT. ABOUT. GOOGLE RANKINGS. IT. IS. ABOUT. SYNDICATION. ANY. GOOGLE. TRAFFIC. IS. A. HAPPY. SIDE. EFFECT.

      THE. POINT. YOU. ARE. MAKING. IS. MOOT.


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  • Profile picture of the author vijai
    write articles for your own blogs or niche and make money
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    I forgot to mention about one great advantage of blogging. Well, internal linking is what I want to emphasize here. If you can link your website or blog internally then you would get the organic traffic you are dreaming about with great ease! Any comment on this Alexa, Mike and Joe?
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      I forgot to mention about one great advantage of blogging. Well, internal linking is what I want to emphasize here. If you can link your website or blog internally then you would get the organic traffic you are dreaming about with great ease! Any comment on this Alexa, Mike and Joe?
      Yep you make a valid point. Internally linking your pages does tend to lend more authority to your site and make it more than just a "drive by blog" hoping to game the SERPs. It shows that the blog is attempting to actually mean something to the niche.

      As part of a marketing strategy, it is a great thing to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author sites4you
    I think they are both useful yet on different aspect. Blogging is useful if you want to drive more traffic on your own site. On the other hand, article marketing is useful to improve your ranking on search engine.
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    • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
      Originally Posted by sites4you View Post

      I think they are both useful yet on different aspect. Blogging is useful if you want to drive more traffic on your own site. On the other hand, article marketing is useful to improve your ranking on search engine.
      Blogging too helps in driving traffic directly from search engines. One thing is for sure. Potential traffic is most likely to come from search engines rather than from other sources like paid advertising sites and traffic exchanges. These are types of traffic too but not targeted I suppose.
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  • Profile picture of the author victoriamichael
    I think article marketing & blogging both are helpful to get ranking & traffic respectively. But article marketing takes time and blogging is a faster process for back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLima
    I use both in my marketing. In some niches article writing yields great results. IMers think you have to rank high to get traffic from articles and it simply isn't the case. In some cases your prospects are browsing the article directories for info and they will find your articles. Blogging is incredibly lucrative IF you do it right.
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    • Both article marketing and blogging can bring you tremendous benefits. Both strategies work well if you are consistent in what you do. If you opt for article marketing, your content will get a much broader publicity. Setting up a blog and writing quality posts on a regular basis requires more time and effort, but it can bring you a steady source of traffic in the long run.
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      • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
        I would do both article marketing and blogging. With Blogging you have more power over your blog and in the end could possibly make more money with it.
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        • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
          Originally Posted by cashp0wer View Post

          I would do both article marketing and blogging. With Blogging you have more power over your blog and in the end could possibly make more money with it.
          Well, it could be a debate when we begin to discuss whether blogging can bring in more money.
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          • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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            Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

            Well, it could be a debate when we begin to discuss whether blogging can bring in more money.
            Except that (as stated multiple times already) it has been stated that blogging and article marketing are not two mutually exclusive methods. There is no competition to perceive. If you're smart, you use a strategy that mixes them together.
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            Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

            Well, it could be a debate when we begin to discuss whether blogging can bring in more money.
            Not really, Prasanth.

            The point is that you can do blogging with or without doing article marketing, but you'd look a bit silly trying to "do article marketing" without having a blog/site to which to direct the traffic generated by the articles, wouldn't you! :p

            Do you see what I mean? You're trying to compare two different things only one of which is viable without the other: one of them can have value on its own but the other doesn't - so it's not a very fair comparison, is it? You're inviting a comparison of A with B, when B doesn't exist without A anyway ... so all people can meaningfully do, in response, is to compare one item with both. Which is why everyone keeps telling you "both": there is no meaningful "article marketing" without your own blog/site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    I think they are two sides of one coin, but blogging assures you that YOU reap all of the benefits instead of other site owners.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      ARTICLE. MARKETING. IS. NOT. ABOUT. GOOGLE RANKINGS. IT. IS. ABOUT. SYNDICATION. ANY. GOOGLE. TRAFFIC. IS. A. HAPPY. SIDE. EFFECT.

      THE. POINT. YOU. ARE. MAKING. IS. MOOT.


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      Originally Posted by Tadresources View Post

      I think they are two sides of one coin, and you should make sure that both you and the site/ezine owners benefit while giving the end-users the information they want or need.
      ...You've just been Calibanned.

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    Sorry Mike; but Caliban would have said something much more sarcastic.



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  • Profile picture of the author kfm24
    Prasanth5

    I feel that in no way shape or form, will article marketing ever be dead for the simple fact that, most marketers use article marketing to drive high amounts of traffic to their websites, affiliate offers, etc, and most of us marketers use article marketing to build our email lists, so I really feel that article marketing is here stay
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    • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
      Originally Posted by kfm24 View Post

      Prasanth5

      I feel that in no way shape or form, will article marketing ever be dead for the simple fact that, most marketers use article marketing to drive high amounts of traffic to their websites, affiliate offers, etc, and most of us marketers use article marketing to build our email lists, so I really feel that article marketing is here stay
      I have not said it is completely dead. In fact I only feel the pinch when the links in my resource boxes are not clicked!! Ha, ha
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  • Profile picture of the author luane
    I agree with those who say to do both! Articles I wrote four years ago still drive traffic to my affiliate offers. It is really two different animals. Blogging keeps the spiders coming back to your website and if you rank for the terms that your blogpost is written about, you will continually have fresh traffic. It is a win-win.
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    This gives rise to another question. Can personal blogs that are short of meaningful articles but on the other hand are laden with personal anecdotes make money to the owner? Yes, only through the advertisement blocks and not through articles! This goes to show that article marketing and blogging can be different if they are allowed to be!
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      This gives rise to another question.
      No, it doesn't.
      You are just not able to let it go - the whole thread proved you were/are wrong... and you are not able to accept it. So you come up with all kind of half-baked "ideas".

      There are blogs with completely different goals and reasons to exist. Don't mix them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      This gives rise to another question. Can personal blogs that are short of meaningful articles but on the other hand are laden with personal anecdotes make money to the owner? Yes, only through the advertisement blocks and not through articles! This goes to show that article marketing and blogging can be different if they are allowed to be!
      You know, I reread this thread like 4 times just to be sure no one was saying they can't be different. Not surprisingly, I couldn't find that assumption being made.

      Are you purposely being obtuse now?
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

        Are you purposely being obtuse now?
        Have you always been so disambiguous?
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        • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          Have you always been so disambiguous?
          Only on Fridays...

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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    Okay, I am retiring from this thread now. Thanks for all those that have participated with enthusiasm and expertise, thanks.
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