Article marketing for some reason is one of the most popular and contentious subjects on this wonderful forum. I don't really want to fuel the debate any further. Personally, I struggle with article writing, but recently I just had a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.
If you are an experienced hand at article writing and marketing, then this is likely to be old news to you, so please bear with me. I have written this with newbies in mind.
The greatest problem, IMHO, is finding the time. The second one is overcoming the chore.
I seriously seriously admire Steven Wagenheim. Not just because he is able to churn out article after quality article in the time it would take most of us to dream up a title, but because it is obvious that he enjoys writing. You can feel it in his writing. Oh, what I would give to be a cloned Steven .
Alas, in the absence of any forthcoming revolutionary technology, I have to make do with my own DNA. But I think I have found away to achieve stellar results inspite (not because) of my DNA.
One of the greatest debates about article marketing is the duplicate content penalty. Personally, I don't believe that many people outside Google actually know what the real deal is. From my own observations, I think Google lie somewhere in the middle of the two camps (i.e Duplicate Content don't matter Camp Vs Ofcourse, Duplicate Content matters Camp).
As an article marketer, my goal should be to achieve the maximum mileage with my writing without incurring any duplicate content penalties. And that brings me to another hot topic on article marketing - spinning. Suffice it to say that spinning deserves a thread all of its own.
The undeniable fact is this: spinning is the only way you can multiply the efforts of your writing. If you are Mr. Wagenheim then obviously you don't need to spin, because in the time it takes most of us to launch the Spinner, Steve would have penned 15 articles and counting .
Let's cut to the chase.
In just over ten minutes, I was able to come up with 20 short articles from just the one seed PLR article. The articles have over 40% uniqueness. None of the articles will win any literary awards. But who does article marketing to win literary awards?
The interesting thing is not so much that I was able to be so productive in less than 20 minutes. What really excites me is that anybody that can type can have similar if not much better results. The truth is that I am an agonisingly slow typist. Touch typists should be able to accomplish at least twice what I did in the same time.
The articles are fairly short - under three hundred words. Let's say that a 500 hundred word article will take the slowest typist out there 30 mins? So in just one hour a slow typist will have at least two seed articles of over 40% uniqueness. At the click of a button you can submit variations of each article to 25 quality article directories.
Faster typists will achieve spectacularly superior results.