by raulmi
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Hey guys,
i wanted to ask if you know a way of how to learn more about article marketing?
or if you can explain please.

also what other ways are there to get free traffic?

thanks in advance I am just starting and you guys have helped me a lot
#article #marketing
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    If it helps, this post is a kind of "quick overview" of how article marketing works: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5035794

    And this one (which itself includes many links to other threads explaining the basics) explains how article directories work: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

    Three other fundamental points to appreciate ...

    (i) Article marketing isn't an SEO-based method: it's a traffic generation method in its own right, which transcends SEO (but can have great SEO side-benefits, too)

    (ii) Article marketing isn't about how many articles you have: it's about who reads them

    (iii) Article marketing is a way of taking your content to where the targeted traffic already is, rather than just attracting traffic to your site to read articles there
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    • Profile picture of the author raulmi
      I"ll check them out. Thanks alexa
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      • Profile picture of the author raulmi
        I am very confused, truly you can submit articles to different places with out any spinning
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        • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
          Originally Posted by raulmi View Post

          I am very confused, truly you can submit articles to different places with out any spinning
          Raulmi submitting to directories is useless. I suggest you really do some research on the thousands of posts Alexa Smith has contributed to guide you in the right direction for your article marketing. Follow her advice. Stop submitting to directories and spinning stuff. That is a complete waste of time. Its like the working for $.02 per hour.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    No they won't pass through most article directories if they aren't original. It might take a couple days but you'll probably end up getting banned.

    Video marketing is also a solid alternative to get free traffic. Youtube!

    You can check out this article for a basic rundown;
    8 Ways to Maximize Your YouTube Marketing Results | Social Media Examiner
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by raulmi View Post

      I am very confused, truly you can submit articles to different places with out any spinning
      Yes.

      And you should.

      "Spinning" is without value. It can damage your business, but it can't help you. Everyone who actually makes a living from article marketing (rather than from supplying spinning software or services) says the same things about spinning. And there are reasons for that.

      The whole thing is based on a fallacy, and a misunderstanding about what "duplicate content" and "syndicated content" mean and signify.

      The value of a backlink doesn't depend on whether the content to which it's attached is "unique" or "previously published": it depends on many other things, but that isn't one of them, and Google says so openly.

      For people open-minded enough to read them, the following six items explain much more, at greater length and in greater detail.
      • this post explains the benefits of spinning
      • the first half (or so) of this thread contains a good discussion of what you can gain from spinning articles
      • the advice on this subject given by so many people throughout most of this thread has been really helpful to many people here
      • on the meaning and significance of "duplicate content", in this context, this little post from expert article marketer Anne Pottinger includes direct quotations from Google's WebMaster Central Blog on the subject (not easy to find a more authoritative source than that!)
      • this little article is also a very useful and accurate explanation of the subject
      • this post, and its links, explain in detail the closely related subject of how article directories really work and why they exist

      Originally Posted by thedanbrown View Post

      No they won't pass through most article directories if they aren't original.
      This isn't right at all, Dan.

      Article directories don't require previously unpublished content, and it's a big mistake to submit to an article directory an article that you haven't first published and had indexed on your site, for all the reasons explained in this thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...marketing.html

      Originally Posted by thedanbrown View Post

      It might take a couple days but you'll probably end up getting banned.
      Sorry to say it so bluntly, but this is just nonsense.

      Like many other professional article marketers, I have about 2,000 articles in Ezine Articles (and many of the same ones in other articles directories, too), none of which was "unique" when submitted. I'd published them myself, first.

      Ezine Articles specifically invites its new authors (in the introductory email series they send out) to submit there any previously published blog posts which comply with their editorial guidelines.

      They do the same on their blog.

      They even produce (for those with Wordpress blogs) a special add-on gizmo enabling their authors to publish articles on their blogs first, and at the same time submit them to Ezine Articles for subsequent acceptance and publication there.

      This thread might help you, too: Article on site or EZA first ?

      The same principle is true of all the other article directories I use.

      Article directories don't require previously unpublished content.

      This post will help you, Dan, if you read it: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872
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      • Profile picture of the author Vimal Gobin
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Yes.

        And you should.

        "Spinning" is without value. It can damage your business, but it can't help you. Everyone who actually makes a living from article marketing (rather than from supplying spinning software or services) says the same things about spinning. And there are reasons for that.

        The whole thing is based on a fallacy, and a misunderstanding about what "duplicate content" and "syndicated content" mean and signify.

        The value of a backlink doesn't depend on whether the content to which it's attached is "unique" or "previously published": it depends on many other things, but that isn't one of them, and Google says so openly.

        For people open-minded enough to read them, the following six items explain much more, at greater length and in greater detail.
        • this post explains the benefits of spinning
        • the first half (or so) of this thread contains a good discussion of what you can gain from spinning articles
        • the advice on this subject given by so many people throughout most of this thread has been really helpful to many people here
        • on the meaning and significance of "duplicate content", in this context, this little post from expert article marketer Anne Pottinger includes direct quotations from Google's WebMaster Central Blog on the subject (not easy to find a more authoritative source than that!)
        • this little article is also a very useful and accurate explanation of the subject
        • this post, and its links, explain in detail the closely related subject of how article directories really work and why they exist



        This isn't right at all, Dan.

        Article directories don't require previously unpublished content, and it's a big mistake to submit to an article directory an article that you haven't first published and had indexed on your site, for all the reasons explained in this thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...marketing.html



        Sorry to say it so bluntly, but this is just nonsense.

        Like many other professional article marketers, I have about 2,000 articles in Ezine Articles (and many of the same ones in other articles directories, too), none of which was "unique" when submitted. I'd published them myself, first.

        Ezine Articles specifically invites its new authors (in the introductory email series they send out) to submit there any previously published blog posts which comply with their editorial guidelines.

        They do the same on their blog.

        They even produce (for those with Wordpress blogs) a special add-on gizmo enabling their authors to publish articles on their blogs first, and at the same time submit them to Ezine Articles for subsequent acceptance and publication there.

        This thread might help you, too: Article on site or EZA first ?

        The same principle is true of all the other article directories I use.

        Article directories don't require previously unpublished content.

        This post will help you, Dan, if you read it: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872
        All you need, right here

        If you can't be bothered reading it all, here are the key-points:
        1. Provide real value (Write good articles, don't spin them)
        2. Prioritize quality over quantity
        3. 1 article on a highly relevant blog in your niche (as a guest blog) is better "article marketing" than 100 articles posted "just like that"
        4. Post on your website/blog first. Then on other blogs/directories
        5. My contribution: Sign up for Google Authorship: https://plus.google.com/authorship (all the details are really on that page, but to sum it up, this would be the "proof" that the content is yours, no matter where it has been re-posted/scraped/syndicated/etc...)
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        • Profile picture of the author clik2000
          Originally Posted by Vimal Gobin View Post

          All you need, right here

          If you can't be bothered reading it all, here are the key-points:
          1. Provide real value (Write good articles, don't spin them)
          2. Prioritize quality over quantity
          3. 1 article on a highly relevant blog in your niche (as a guest blog) is better "article marketing" than 100 articles posted "just like that"
          4. Post on your website/blog first. Then on other blogs/directories
          5. My contribution: Sign up for Google Authorship: https://plus.google.com/authorship (all the details are really on that page, but to sum it up, this would be the "proof" that the content is yours, no matter where it has been re-posted/scraped/syndicated/etc...)
          Don you get penalized when you publish the same article twice, the first time on your blog and then in an article directory ?
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          • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
            Originally Posted by clik2000 View Post

            Don you get penalized when you publish the same article twice, the first time on your blog and then in an article directory ?
            NO. Nyet. Nein.

            (Ten character minimum post)
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Originally Posted by clik2000 View Post

            Don you get penalized when you publish the same article twice, the first time on your blog and then in an article directory ?
            No.

            The mistake is to submit to an article directory something you haven't already published and had indexed on your own site first. For all the reasons explained in this thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...marketing.html

            There's quite a bit of confusion around, about the difference between "duplicate content" and "syndicated content". This little article explains the difference: Article Marketers – Lay the Duplicate Content Myth To Rest Once and For All - Internet Marketing and Publishing Blog

            Also ... when you have more time, you might be interested to take a look through this much longer thread, in which you'll find a whole succession of experienced article marketers explaining all their shared reasons for publishing articles on their own sites first and only then letting an article directory publish them: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...eza-first.html
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    If you are to venture into article marketing post-Penguin update, you have to be very careful what you offer on the web as it can be considered webspam if you blast one and the same article to thousands of article directories at the same time. :p
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    Originally Posted by thedanbrown View Post

    No they won't pass through most article directories if they aren't original. It might take a couple days but you'll probably end up getting banned.

    It might actually be helpful to people if you learn the truth, before you start spouting this gibberish...

    Have you ever used article marketing?

    Have you ever tried to submit an article to more than one directory?

    If not, then how would you actually know that someone can get banned for submitting the same article to more than one article directory?

    Sir... You are clueless about this industry that you speak of with such conviction...

    I have been doing article marketing for more than a decade, and I have submitted the same article to hundreds of directories, and I have yet to be banned at any of them.

    If you don't know the answer, there is no shame in not giving one!! The only shame that comes your way is when you don't know the answer and give one anyway!!

    If you are really "Fed Up with all of the BS," then stop contributing to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    The one thing you have to understand regarding article marketing, it is a free method to get traffic but it is a long term method since it will take some time for your article to pick up momentum and also you need to be consistent with your article writing as well.

    Spinning and blasting to different directories won't cut it, you need to focus on the top directories and give as much value as possible. Also another great approach is to do guest posts for popular blogs. You simply write a great article based on the topics they want you to talk about and then you can have a link back to your website for traffic.

    Very simple and very effective =-D

    Best of luck!

    -Will
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    alex nails it yet again!...how do we add more to her genious!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie
    Personally I advocate not spinning articles whenever possible. IMHO it is better to concentrate on high quality original articles. Especially on your own sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author jmae SEO
    There is a lot of information on article marketing on the Webfire blog. I would suggest checking it out.
    Webfire Blog
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  • Profile picture of the author SparkletMedia
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    I LOVE ARTICLE Marketing.

    Here is why.

    The FREE traffic is always good - especially if you are running an offline business and rely on FREE traffic for your clients.

    Why pay thousands for SEO when you can do it yourself just be uploading content.

    Article marketing - yeah baby!
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  • You must keep in mind that you have to create unique, alluring and fresh articles if you are planning to use that method of marketing. You must be knowledgeable enough to provide new contents/articles for the readers. You also need to be always updated so that you will have an idea on what and how to catch people's attention through the articles.

    Try social media marketing, it is free and it can also drive a increase in traffic to your website especially when you know how to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lorraine Parker
    Just follow Alexa's posts and you will learn a lot about article marketing! Seriously this forum has enough and more. Just use the advanced search feature and type your keywords for a search.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    There are many places to promote your articles on. Depending on your niche and size of it.... and the level of expertise that you have, you could write thousands of articles and have them show up high in the search engines... especially on Yahoo and Bing.
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  • Profile picture of the author PayPower
    The members have provided you with some great information here. Article marketing is huge and the articles can go viral quickly (most do). Awesome leverage. Don't forget to check out Google. Type in the window: Article marketing
    That should fill in any blanks. Good luck.
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