Calling All Successful Article Marketers...

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I need some advice on how to effectively use article marketing to promote one of my sites.

I have roughly 30 articles ready for publication but am not sure how I should proceed.

Should I submit all the articles to both EZA & GoArticles? Or should I submit half the articles to EZA and half the articles to GoArticles?

Should I submit all 25 articles at once or should I space them out? If so, how long?

(FYI: I have other content for squidoo pages so I'm really only looking for advice that pertains to submitting to article directories.)

Thank you ahead of time!
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  • Profile picture of the author ccprosell
    I have best results submitting my articles to the following 5 sites:

    1) ezineArticles.com
    2) Goarticles.com
    3) Ideamarketers.com
    4) Articlealley.com
    5) Searchwarp.com
    6) articledashboard.com

    The rest are a waste of time. Don't go for every article directories out there.

    Submit only one article to all the ezine directories you choose a day !
    Submit one article every day for 30 days.
    Put the keyowrd phrase in the title (best at the beginning of the title)
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    • Profile picture of the author CDawson
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      I would submit them ALL to ezinearticles and re-write them and submit them to goarticles, articledashboard, articlecity.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
        Submit the originals to EZA or Goarticles...whichever you prefer. Then sign up for a service like UniqueArticleWizard or get an automatic article submitter and blast the rest of them out
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        • Profile picture of the author housefinder
          Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

          Submit the originals to EZA or Goarticles...whichever you prefer. Then sign up for a service like UniqueArticleWizard or get an automatic article submitter and blast the rest of them out
          When you say unique article wizard, I have heard good and bad about them. I respect your advice a great deal and I am happy to hear you recommend them. My question is why is using uaw good in your opinion? What other auto article submitter do you recommend? Is uaw the best out there in your opinion?
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          • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
            Originally Posted by housefinder View Post

            When you say unique article wizard, I have heard good and bad about them. I respect your advice a great deal and I am happy to hear you recommend them. My question is why is using uaw good in your opinion? What other auto article submitter do you recommend? Is uaw the best out there in your opinion?
            In my opinion, it is a little expensive, but it is worth it if you are going to use it daily or at least several times a week.

            It's just automated, you submit a couple variations of the different paragraphs of your article and they post them to article directories and blogs. I've noticed huge gains with sites that I've used them on, but I have not used them in a couple months.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      I would hold off on GoArticles right now as they have just made some
      changes to their publication format that are not in the best interests of
      the writer. I'll leave it at that.

      Since the articles are already written, I'll skip the lecture about making sure
      that there is an actual market for what you're selling. You'll find out soon
      enough.

      I would submit one article a day to Ezine Articles. After each article is
      approved THEN I would submit to other directories as well as put the
      articles on my own blog.

      See if you can get a guest writing gig on a blog that is in your related niche
      with a high PR. One way to do this is to offer the blog owner a free report
      that he can use to build his list. Incentives like these work very well.

      Join Twitter, follow people in a related niche and then setup your Ezine
      Articles account to tweet each article publication to your followers.

      There's more you can do but I'll stop here.

      Article marketing does not exist in a vacuum. There are other things that
      you can do in order to optimize your results such as social networking
      and bookmarking.

      Anyway, hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    You have put this content on your own website first, right?

    If not I suggest you do, don't give away your content to a glorified made for adsense site before your own. Then start with EzineArticles... and from there, UAW as Jeremy pointed out above is the perfect next step.. along with using the content at Squidoo, HubPages, WetPaint, Weebly...

    Peace

    Jay
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    Bare Murkage.........

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    • Profile picture of the author raylm123
      Originally Posted by JayXtreme View Post

      You have put this content on your own website first, right?

      If not I suggest you do, don't give away your content to a glorified made for adsense site before your own. Then start with EzineArticles... and from there, UAW as Jeremy pointed out above is the perfect next step.. along with using the content at Squidoo, HubPages, WetPaint, Weebly...

      Peace

      Jay
      Actually, I have not put the content on my site yet so that's good to know. Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marty S
        This is mostly a re-post, but I would be sure to turn at least some of those articles into videos and use them along with your articles using the following tactics....

        A video content and marketing strategy, IMHO has significant advantages because:

        1 - Videos entertain as much as they do educate. You can have the exact same valuable written content in an article, but displayed by PowerPoint on video adds immeasurable entertainment value - even with poor production!

        2 - With video, you are bearing much more of yourself and your vulnerability, to the point where viewers tend to give you more acceptance, and credibility and can more easily justify you as a market leader, rather than just having your name at the end of an article.

        3 - Videos are more viral than articles, and by using a watermark and intro/exit you will always get credit for the production of that content, no matter where it is posted on the internet.


        If I was just starting out is what I would do after you have chosen a niche for yourself:

        Write or buy a free 7 day email course and convert each lesson to video articles, where in each email you are promoting an affiliate product.

        Write or buy 25 to 50 articles. Rewrite at least several versions of them so that you have 75 to 150 articles. (Search: Power Article Rewriter). One version will be a script for the video, and other versions you can send to article sites with keyword link-back strategies, just be sure your website has an original version that you don't share. (let everyone else fight over dups)

        Get Camtasia and PowerPoint. Create four or five simple displays in PowerPoint using text and graphics. Then record over these (changing) displays using Camtasia, while reciting an article. Have your domain address as a transparent overlay throughout the video. Post the video on YouTube with accompanying key words as titles, and URLs in the information sections. Try to do 2 or 3 of these a week, each covering a simple, but valuable concept. (ie - giving something away).

        Set up another blog at blogger.com with complementary keywords linking back to your site and others . Add free e-zine content to this site on a regular basis. Add your own YouTube videos to this site as well, while adding a paragraph of new content to each video page.

        Focus on 2 or 3 main keywords, and 10 to 12 LSI key words. When you achieve first page status, pick some of those LSI keywords or more competitive keywords related to your first website, and wash, rinse, repeat.
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        • Profile picture of the author raylm123
          Originally Posted by Marty S View Post

          This is mostly a re-post, but I would be sure to turn at least some of those articles into videos and use them along with your articles using the following tactics....

          A video content and marketing strategy, IMHO has significant advantages because:

          1 - Videos entertain as much as they do educate. You can have the exact same valuable written content in an article, but displayed by PowerPoint on video adds immeasurable entertainment value - even with poor production!

          2 - With video, you are bearing much more of yourself and your vulnerability, to the point where viewers tend to give you more acceptance, and credibility and can more easily justify you as a market leader, rather than just having your name at the end of an article.

          3 - Videos are more viral than articles, and by using a watermark and intro/exit you will always get credit for the production of that content, no matter where it is posted on the internet.


          If I was just starting out is what I would do after you have chosen a niche for yourself:

          Write or buy a free 7 day email course and convert each lesson to video articles, where in each email you are promoting an affiliate product.

          Write or buy 25 to 50 articles. Rewrite at least several versions of them so that you have 75 to 150 articles. (Search: Power Article Rewriter). One version will be a script for the video, and other versions you can send to article sites with keyword link-back strategies, just be sure your website has an original version that you don't share. (let everyone else fight over dups)

          Get Camtasia and PowerPoint. Create four or five simple displays in PowerPoint using text and graphics. Then record over these (changing) displays using Camtasia, while reciting an article. Have your domain address as a transparent overlay throughout the video. Post the video on YouTube with accompanying key words as titles, and URLs in the information sections. Try to do 2 or 3 of these a week, each covering a simple, but valuable concept. (ie - giving something away).

          Set up another blog at blogger.com with complementary keywords linking back to your site and others . Add free e-zine content to this site on a regular basis. Add your own YouTube videos to this site as well, while adding a paragraph of new content to each video page.

          Focus on 2 or 3 main keywords, and 10 to 12 LSI key words. When you achieve first page status, pick some of those LSI keywords or more competitive keywords related to your first website, and wash, rinse, repeat.
          Thanks for this info! I've actually already done one video and submitted it to YouTube and plan to turn more of my current articles into videos as well. I've had some good results in the past using video so I'm planning to expand in this area.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chucky
        Originally Posted by raylm123 View Post

        Actually, I have not put the content on my site yet so that's good to know. Thanks.
        Double check with others before you put it on your site. If you do that, Ezine is going to see it as duplicate content. Then they will email you asking you to confirm who the original author is. At least that's what happened to me when I published it first on my site
        Chucky
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        • Profile picture of the author melanied
          I second the suggestion of re-purposing the content as video. I've had great results with video.
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        • Profile picture of the author Geode
          Originally Posted by Chucky View Post

          Double check with others before you put it on your site. If you do that, Ezine is going to see it as duplicate content. Then they will email you asking you to confirm who the original author is. At least that's what happened to me when I published it first on my site
          Chucky

          Chuck is right about that, if you put it on your own site credit yourself as the author, then they won't have to bother asking you to confirm authorship. Worked for me.
          Kev.
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        • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
          Originally Posted by Chucky View Post

          Double check with others before you put it on your site. If you do that, Ezine is going to see it as duplicate content. Then they will email you asking you to confirm who the original author is. At least that's what happened to me when I published it first on my site
          Chucky
          Umm... err.... what? I've been doing this for quite some time - years. I have easily hundreds upon hundreds of articles at Ezine, and I've never had an email from them asking if my stuff is original.

          Maybe you were reviewed by some knucklehead over at Ezine, occasionally they get those types. Otherwise, there is no issue as to duplicate content unless you are using the same content twice on your own website.

          And like Jay said, if you don't place it on your site first, you are giving Ezine proprietory rights over something that you created. Why on earth anyone would do that is beyond me.
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  • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
    Definitely put your content on your own site first, and then submit the articles to all the directories you can. CC has a good list of directories there, but Steve has also made a good point. Hold off on GoArticles unless you're just landing an article there for a backlink.

    I would add articlesbase to CC's list. That has generated some traffic and ranking for me in the past.
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  • Profile picture of the author morethannike
    Has any used the SEOnuke for article postings? I seem to have alot of issues with it and I am wondering if anyone has been successful it?
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