Article marketing is a popular technique forgetting traffic. It has been effective since the beginning of the Internet and even now is an efficient traffic generation method.
Everyone always ask about the simplest tactics to submitting articles for the best results. Which methods are the quickest and most effective?
The first technique is to submit your article to the granddaddy of all article directories, EzineArticles. It has built itself up as being the top article directory in town. It has won the hearts of marketers and Google because of this.
A lot marketers get very irritated due to the overly complex submission guidelines and long time it can take for approval.
If you read the submission rules and stick to them, then it isn't a problem.
As soon as they are in EzineArticles you instantly get benefits from it. Articles in this directory often rank very well in Google, even without any backlinks pointing at them.
Get a few backlinks and your articles will rank well for keywords. Repeatedly your articles will rank well simply for being on EzineArticles.
As soon as your article has been published you must do some easy backlinking to it to give it a boost up the search engines.
To start with, submit your EzineArticle author RSS feed to the RSS directories. You can do it manually or use a tool. If you are doing it by hand, just pick the top ten directories in a Google search and that will be good enough for now. Keep track of the ones you have submitted to so you can easily add other directories later on.
You can ping your article at one of the many ping sites. This does give Ezinearticles a lift, but it also gets your article noticed.
You could also social bookmark your article. This too can be done either yourself or with a tool. If your article is newsworthy and well written then you can look at adding it to sites such as Digg or Stumbleupon to get further links and traffic.
There are countless other article directories you possibly will use, but none of them are as respected as EzineArticles. Google Knoll is currently very popular with marketers. So far, these don't seem to be ranking as well as Ezinearticles, but it is a fine approach to get the Google to pay attention to your sites.
For the other article directories it is not worth submitting articles manually to them, except maybe the top half a dozen significant directories. Most of the rest get such a small amount of traffic it is not worthwhile, except for the backlink. Hence you should make sure these submissions are outsourced or automated.
If you are marketing with articles then you need to make sure they are on Ezinearticles for maximum traffic. Do a little backlinking to your article and you you will get traffic as your article ranks in the search engines.