I read virtually every thread on this forum regarding syndication and article marketing, and learnt loads from some of the very knowledgeable people here who make their living with this method.
I wrote some great articles, and set about finding syndication partners.
I spent about a week scouring the internet in search of websites, blogs and ezines in my niche and contacted them all with (what I thought was) a very appealing email offering my content for publication on their site/blog/ezine, whilst showing my enthusiasm for their website, and promising more content on a regular basis, free of charge of course.
In the end I contacted about 150 people with this offer, and sat back expecting to get a flood of traffic.
Alas, it never came.
From the 150 or so emails I sent out I got responses from about 20 publishers. These responses were very positive; all of them praising the quality of my content.
About half of these 20 politely declined my offer of providing content. The other half all said they would publish my writing.
Of those 10 or so that said they would publish, only about 5 eventually did, even after sending follow up emails.
So in the end I managed to get my content published in 5 places out of an initial 150 contacted.
However, despite now having had 3 articles published on those 5 sites in about a month, I have had a combined total of 14 visits to my website from these articles.
Only 14!! In over a month!!
So, clearly the websites that published my content are of no value to me, but I'm running out of ideas as to how to progress!!
I don't know where else to look for syndication partners that are actually going to bring me traffic.
I'm starting to think that it might just be my niche - perhaps there just isn't enough traffic. I signed up to directory of ezines thinking I could find some ezine publishers there, but there were none in my niche.
Maybe article syndication only works in certain niches.
So my question is, where else should I look? Should I try contacting my initial list of 150 again, with a different email? Or would they just get annoyed by that?
I don't want to give up on article syndication yet because it seems like the perfect way to get traffic for me, but so far I'm getting nowhere.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.