What else do you do to rank 1st page with your articles?

by Trieu 5 replies
The whole idea of article marketing is to find a keyword with low competition, write an article based on that keyword, and social bookmark the articles. Most people will just leave it as that, and expect it to rank 1st page. It usually does, but then dissapear very soon after.

Do you spend extra effort in promoting your articles as well, to gaurentee that No1 spot? I imagine most people would just think its waste of time doing this for your articles as you are better off doing SEO for your website instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hixson
    Originally Posted by Teo View Post

    The whole idea of article marketing is to find a keyword with low competition, write an article based on that keyword, and social bookmark the articles. Most people will just leave it as that, and expect it to rank 1st page. It usually does, but then dissapear very soon after.

    Do you spend extra effort in promoting your articles as well, to gaurentee that No1 spot? I imagine most people would just think its waste of time doing this for your articles as you are better off doing SEO for your website instead.
    I write the articles FOR my website. i will write keyworded articles that i SEO very rarely for article directories - they are just articles that I put together for the sake of backlinks. Well enough written that they pass all quality tests etc (advantage of having a way with words), but they are just vehicles for carrying backlinks.

    Onpage SEO is also far easier on your ownsite (header tags etc) which again makes it easier to rank. So for me directories are risky (see another thread here about article directories folding) and only used for helping your articles on your own page to rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    Nothing guarantees a number one ranking.

    But by building links to your articles you give them a chance to live a longer life and not just drop out of the stratosphere a day after they are published.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigcat1967
    I agree - backlinking from solid, prevelent sites would be the way to go. Backlink from web 2.0 props - that way you can have relevant info surrounding your backlink to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edge88
    I'm experimenting on this right now. I wrote two articles for mildly competitive niches (not so competitive keywords) and build 130 links to one of them and 200 links to the other (from about 70 different domains). Will update you guys as soon as google indexes everything (which is what i'm actively working on)
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  • Profile picture of the author rodie151
    Hi,
    I think of it like this.

    I use article marketing to rank quickly, I then use good ole fashion SEO to rank tfor the same keyword on my site. I find it takes longer to rank for a site, this way I get quick, consistent traffic.
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