How to find publishers for syndication

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Hey everyone,

I was would like to ask anyone who uses article syndication for traffic:

How do you initially find publishers to send your articles to?

I completely understand the concept of article syndication. I just have trouble finding publishers. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Originally Posted by Brendan Carl View Post

    I completely understand the concept of article syndication.
    Based on this statement, I'm going to skip the
    general answer for a moment and ask you what
    you are trying so far?
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    • Profile picture of the author FNHPWR11
      There are a couple posts on here where they have a list of 500+ places that you can submit to.. Just seen it while I was cruising the forum yesterday
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
        Originally Posted by FNHPWR11 View Post

        There are a couple posts on here where they have a list of 500+ places that you can submit to.. Just seen it while I was cruising the forum yesterday
        Thanks, but if he has been reading the
        article syndication posts here in the forum,
        that is probably not what he is looking for
        at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brendan Carl
      Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

      Based on this statement, I'm going to skip the
      general answer for a moment and ask you what
      you are trying so far?
      I said I "understand" it... I never said I'm doing it. If I was doing it, I wouldn't be asking this questions, would I?
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
        Originally Posted by Brendan Carl View Post

        I said I "understand" it... I never said I'm doing it. If I was doing it, I wouldn't be asking this questions, would I?
        You may have taken my response as
        something confrontational. It was not.
        It was an honest question about where
        you are in the process right now.

        For example, have you tried the DOE
        or picked up a copy of the Writer's Market?

        If not, that is probably the best place
        to start.
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        • Profile picture of the author Brendan Carl
          Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

          You may have taken my response as
          something confrontational. It was not.
          It was an honest question about where
          you are in the process right now.

          For example, have you tried the DOE
          or picked up a copy of the Writer's Market?

          If not, that is probably the best place
          to start.
          Oh, sorry for the misunderstanding

          No, I have not tried Directory of Ezines yet. I have heard wonderful things about it, but I have not put enough research into it yet to spend my money on it.

          And, all I have done so far is submit the articles I write to ezine articles and have emailed a couple site owners in my niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
    The Directory of Ezines is the most often suggested resource. It is a bit pricey, but by most accounts completely worth it. You can also do google searches for blogs and newsletters in your niche, and email the owners. Another suggestion would be to find a well written article on EZA, and do a search for a piece of it, to see if and where it had been republished.

    Hope that helps,
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    OK, the key to a successful article syndication plan
    is building a list of publishers who want to syndicate
    your work on a regular basis.

    The best way to do this is to get your hands on
    publication and periodical directories such as the
    DOE and some incantation of the Writer's Market.

    Next you go through these directories and make a
    list of those publications you want to target first.
    As an optional step, you may want to subscribe
    to some of them so that you can see what kind of
    articles they are already publishing.

    Now once you have your targets and you've written
    a couple of articles, published first on your own
    site and then perhaps on Ezinearticles, you will email
    the publishers with a good, short introduction and the two
    articles in the body of the email. You can also include
    a link to your EZA profile so that they can see your
    other work, if you want to.

    Of course, you don't "need" these lists to start, but they are a
    very big time saver. If for example someone didn't have
    the investment capital for the DOE or even the Writer's Market,
    you could just Google sites in the market you are targeting
    and find their contact/email information.

    You want to do this with a lot more than just a "couple", however.
    Personally, I am not a great writer, so I send 50 every morning
    like clockwork. You want to aim for just 5 new publishers per
    day, which is a very reasonable and do-able goal. If you are a
    good writer, you might get away with sending something like 25
    or 30 emails per day.

    Note that you don't even have to write very many articles this
    way, depending on your goals. I write perhaps two a week.
    Actually, yesterday I wrote the first article that I have written
    all month!


    ...And if you have any more questions, ask away. We won't bite
    your head off, most of them time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brendan Carl
      Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

      OK, the key to a successful article syndication plan
      is building a list of publishers who want to syndicate
      your work on a regular basis.

      The best way to do this is to get your hands on
      publication and periodical directories such as the
      DOE and some incantation of the Writer's Market.

      Next you go through these directories and make a
      list of those publications you want to target first.
      As an optional step, you may want to subscribe
      to some of them so that you can see what kind of
      articles they are already publishing.

      Now once you have your targets and you've written
      a couple of articles, published first on your own
      site and then perhaps on Ezinearticles, you will email
      the publishers with a good, short introduction and the two
      articles in the body of the email. You can also include
      a link to your EZA profile so that they can see your
      other work, if you want to.

      Of course, you don't "need" these lists to start, but they are a
      very big time saver. If for example someone didn't have
      the investment capital for the DOE or even the Writer's Market,
      you could just Google sites in the market you are targeting
      and find their contact/email information.

      You want to do this with a lot more than just a "couple", however.
      Personally, I am not a great writer, so I send 50 every morning
      like clockwork. You want to aim for just 5 new publishers per
      day, which is a very reasonable and do-able goal. If you are a
      good writer, you might get away with sending something like 25
      or 30 emails per day.

      Note that you don't even have to write very many articles this
      way, depending on your goals. I write perhaps two a week.
      Actually, yesterday I wrote the first article that I have written
      all month!


      ...And if you have any more questions, ask away. We won't bite
      your head off, most of them time.
      Thanks for the excellent advice!

      Article syndication is something that I know I will get into. I am building my site to get almost all of its traffic from SEO (I am creating an authority site), but I know that SEO traffic is volatile. So, I want to start using article syndication for traffic.

      But, it sounds like subscribing to DOE or Writer's Market would make my life much easier. And, I feel like the money I would make using a paid resource like DOE would offset the monthly cost greatly. So, I think it's worth it.

      Thanks for the help!
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Actually, you can pick up one of the many versions
    of the Writer's Market from a bookstore for like
    $30 or something, or probably even from your local
    library for free.
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