I hope that everyone is using articles as part of their marketing as it’s powerful stuff when done correctly. Not only can you drive traffic to your Squidoo lenses, websites or blogs using the method, you can also build up a great set of backlinks to your site.
You might have read a lot of information that contradicts what you have been told and there is always a great debate going on about backlinks, duplicate content etc with article marketing. I tend to work off experience and people who have provided proof of their own success.
If you hate writing articles I strongly suggest that you look into some good PLR or you get yourself someone who will write them for you. A quick look on the Warrior Forum will give you a lot of people who are great at article marketing and cost next to nothing – you can get some great deals on articles and PLR over there so no one has the excuse that they don’t have time or don’t like to do it.
Recently, Travis Sago did a great promotion for affiliates of his product on Clickbank and as Travis is the ‘daddy’ of Bum Marketing, he gave a lot of good advice for article marketing. Although I never took part in the contest he held, I did do a few articles and sent them to one of my lenses. You can see the traffic I got in just seven days here:
So for anyone who thinks that article marketing isn’t powerful stuff, think again. From the traffic JUST from article marketing I made 5 sales, not bad from 20 minutes of work. The best part is, that half an hour of work will continue to bring me in sales for a long time to come.
Article Marketing doesn’t have to be hard work and you can test everything you do. If you find that you are getting people reading but not clicking through, a simple change of the author bio can increase sales by more than 250%. If no one is reading it, change the title of the article and see if that helps. You can carry on working with one article for a long time and keep improving your clickthrough rate and sales.
Anyone who is serious about making their article marketing more profitable should think about getting ‘Exploiting Ezine Articles’. I have made it a great deal for my readers and you can get your hands on a copy for just $5. This will not last long though as I have plans to expand this and put it on Clickbank soon.
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