10-20 articles per week just for one site? Do you really need that much?

by Jensha
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I've seen people here and on other sites that are asking for 20 - 30 articles per week.

Per week?

I was thinking that it may be for a review product for CB or JV but I don't think you'd be needing more than one product review for a single product. You can just keep one great review for a product and make a sale from it with tons of traffic. So I'm thinking those loads of articles must be for a site with a PPC campaign.

I mean, 20 - 30 articles every week!? Are there even companies that has that number of writers to finish such tasks?

10 good articles would already cost you $100 - $150 at least.

Does sites really consumes 10-20 articles per week just to keep with the traffic for their PPC campaigns or something?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Jensha View Post

    I've seen people here and on other sites that are asking for 20 - 30 articles per week.
    I need three articles per month, for each of my niche sites. No more than that. I could probably manage with less than that, to be honest.

    I strongly suspect that many of the people wanting 10-20 articles per week are either trying to post them on their own sites only, hoping that their keyword optimization will bring them traffic from Google :rolleyes: or some are even so far behind the times that they imagine that submitting them to mass article directories is going to produce some kind of SEO benefit without getting their sites penalized, or something? It isn't always easy to make sense out of what people think they're trying to do, is it?

    People using 20 articles per week just on one site typically have a very different perception of what an "article" is, from yours and mine. They're usually thinking of an article as "a chunk of keyword-optimized text". They're not really using the articles to sell anything. These tend to be written for search engines, not for human traffic. (Search engines are crawling my sites often enough, but I find they don't buy a lot, and neither does the traffic they send, later). :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Jensha
    Yeah that must be it. I was really in awe to see people requesting that volume of articles. For all I know we can just promote a product, ask someone for a great article about it and the rest of the money goes for traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      All depends on the site, certain websites will require a lot more posts then that, all depends on the site quite honestly. Just remember, not all sites are review sites, there are so many different variations of sites. There are sites out there which will go through 50+ articles a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jensha
    50+ articles a day!?

    I don't think I can count the price I will need to have those per day. @_@

    Wait... Hopefully just not yet.
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  • News sites need those number of articles. There are a lot of news going on everyday.
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  • The max I did for a product launch was submitting 2 articles, because they are difficult to be written by one side, or they are costly if outsourced by the other side.
    Considering that now you are getting only a bunch of visitors for any article, I think that writing 20 to 30 articles is not worth the expense at all, in time and expenses.

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  • lol I was surprised with your answer alexa

    This depends on the website. If you're a massive review site, covering tons of product ranges (if not all types), you may be posting several review articles per day. Either because you are new and trying to fill up the database so that consumers can find what they need on your site, or because there simply is that many products being released daily, and wanting to be the best product review site around, you're going to try and please consumers by having what they are looking for.

    Sites like

    Consumersearch.com
    Consumerreports.org
    CNET
    TrustedReviews.com
    productreview.com.au

    Come to mind.

    Saying that, I find you can only effectively review one product per day properly, 2 if you use up the majority of the day awake without sleep. Which is why these sites employ several reviewers to cover certain products per day.

    Same goes for News site, Tech sites, or people just order that amount per week and then queue the posts to go out over a longer period of time. They just want the content ahead of time, makes things easier = )

    However, I find those CB affiliates who mostly use lists to make money do not need as many Articles as those other type of sites. Usually because the content is delivered via e-mail, or the idea is not to give away too much so that they purchase the product you recommend, if not your own.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Jason Perez O'Connor View Post

      lol I was surprised with your answer alexa

      This depends on the website. If you're a massive review site, covering tons of product ranges (if not all types), you may be posting several review articles per day.
      Yes, perfectly fair comment, of course. I happened to know (from other threads) that that isn't the sort of site Jensha's thinking of, but I didn't say so. (I admit to being something of a skepchick about that "business model", myself, for people planning to set up their first "ClickBank affiliate site", but that's another matter).
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  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    It definetly depends on your niche. If you are in the news niche and want to be considered an authority, you should post minimum one article a day. Other websites like review blogs can go away with only one article per week, but you definetly get more traffic from more articles!

    Like always: no silver bullet, do more work or spend more money and earn more!
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  • Profile picture of the author David Micheal
    If they keep ordering 20-30 articles per week, I assume they make a lot of money from their technique.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by David Micheal View Post

      If they keep ordering 20-30 articles per week, I assume they make a lot of money from their technique.
      That could be a dangerous assumption. It could also mean they still have open-to-buy on their credit cards...
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        This thread is operating on assumptions. You don't know how many websites the buyer has - or what kind of business he has - or where he uses the articles.

        I wrote 80-120 articles per month each for two separate buyers for over two years and about 50 articles per month for a third one. Each of them had multiple sites to use the articles on. Their goal was to dominate their niches and they were doing just that.

        These were 600-1200 word articles and the minimum price was $20 per article. Simply put - you can't judge what someone else is doing unless you have the facts.

        This forum is filled with new marketers and WSOs promising the moon and I think it leads to a limited view of what "other people do".

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        • Profile picture of the author Jensha
          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          This thread is operating on assumptions. You don't know how many websites the buyer has - or what kind of business he has - or where he uses the articles.

          I wrote 80-120 articles per month each for two separate buyers for over two years and about 50 articles per month for a third one. Each of them had multiple sites to use the articles on. Their goal was to dominate their niches and they were doing just that.

          These were 600-1200 word articles and the minimum price was $20 per article. Simply put - you can't judge what someone else is doing unless you have the facts.

          This forum is filled with new marketers and WSOs promising the moon and I think it leads to a limited view of what "other people do".

          kay
          Great answer!
          I think this could really be a main factor or technique on why they're getting so many articles per month.
          Here's the idea that I came up with the term "dominate".
          If I have 10 websites, all about dog training, and I want to have each of them to have 10 articles per month, then that's a total of 100 articles per month.
          And if all ten websites are on the first top ten on the search list that comes up in the search engines, then all ten get the traffic and the PPC income!
          It's like competing with your own sites for one niche where all the money from all the sites ends up in one person... :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author evilsaigon
    I think the main reason why they order so many articles is that they are aiming to create a giant content authority site in their niche. It does leave a better impression on Google, and it may work if you have the resources to keep up.

    However, you usually do not need this many articles on your site, even for SEO purposes. A cheaper alternative wud b to focus on off-site SEO and driving traffic to individual articles targeting the important keywords. It does depend on what your purpose is.
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    • Profile picture of the author passiveincomebiz
      I knew of a lady who 4 years ago, was writing 20 articles a day for about a month or so and was getting decent traffic and sales for the time those articles were on the front page of EZA. She wasn't able to sustain that pace though and needless to say -- the articles were not of , to coin a phrase, "syndicatable quality".

      If you putting 20 unique articles on your site a month, then by all means -- add those 20 to say EZA. But, over the years, (and thanks to Alexa's posts on this matter), I have come to the conclusion that it makes no sense for me to write separate articles for my website and for directories.

      When I wrote for my site and for directories two things happened. 1, I got burnt out and 2, the articles I wrote for the directories suffered in quality (though not terribly so)

      Now, I simply write a quality post for my site, have it indexed there and then submit it to the top 4 or so directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I believe that I read that LifeHacker became successful by posting about 15 posts per day. LifeHacker has been quite successful, it seems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Isabellas2007
    I have done some freelance writing for a client who orders 450 articles a month! Not that I am complaining because out of those I get about 250-300 of them each month to write. However, it is for four sites and I am trying to figure out how do they get these done properly for your site without it seeming like SPAM and it is all education based, which is driving me nuts!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jensha
      Originally Posted by Isabellas2007 View Post

      I have done some freelance writing for a client who orders 450 articles a month! Not that I am complaining because out of those I get about 250-300 of them each month to write. However, it is for four sites and I am trying to figure out how do they get these done properly for your site without it seeming like SPAM and it is all education based, which is driving me nuts!
      250-300 and just from you alone? All education based? Ouch. I've had clients before asking me to post on their forums which are education based too. The pay is good but it's kind of hard to have new topics to talk about school so I can feel you dilemma since you're making articles and not just forum posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Try 10-20 articles per day. Sounds like alot huh? It is, but necessary. The more content you can write, the better.
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  • Profile picture of the author JHandy
    My guess is that they are trying to go over a very competitive term. The are wanting to outrank their competition by creating more backlinks. One of the biggest things I think we have to understand is that just putting a bunch of articles out online is cool and all, but is it that we are after quantity of articles, or quality? The latter will get you the best results. What good would it do you to have the position in google and get the traffic, and once your traffic reaches your page it's garbage? That was just a waste of time and energy on your part or the part of the writer.
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