As we already know that article marketing or article promotion is a proven yet cost effective way to boost sales, increase online exposure and gathering of leads. This is why article submission are so important for businesses online.
Tools and Tools and More Tools
There are many article marketing tools that we can make use of to make our article marketing campaign to become more easier, although this is a huge time saver, there are other common mistakes that some people make before submitting their articles to directories.
Let us take a look at the more common article submission mistakes made in 3 key areas:
1) Confusing the reason to promote articles with the reason to write them.
In article writing, the main benefits of you promoting them is branding, lead generation and promotion, which are all part of your optimization efforts.
However, there is one reason why you write articles, and that is to inform your audience about a subject. It is greatly important that your article is based upon this fact, or else you stand to fail in the promotional benefits as outlined above.
Of course, it is also highly important that you figure out how to get people to read you article, and then to click on your site link in the resource box. I have produced a couple of articles that cover these areas so please check them out :-).
2) Failing to realize and maximize the promotional opportunities of article marketing.
You will more than likely already know that your article can generate links back to your site from the article directories themselves, and also from any sites who publish your article from these directories. However, did you know that you can attract more visitors and better search engine results from the same article?
The first step to achieving this is to provide relevant keywords at strategic places in the article. You shouldn’t just aim for your article to be accepted by article directories, but should ultimately aim to write for your audience. In this way, you will have hundreds or thousands of regular visitors who could then view your article.
3) Creating articles with content that does not help your readers.
Maybe your only plan is to create an article and get links back from article directories, and that any visitor that you may get from this is fine.
Well you may need to think again. Many article directories clamp down on the amount of articles that they accept that are simply not up to standard. And even if a poorly written, uninformative article does make it into the article sites, then the potential of being picked up by webmasters seeking quality content is certainly lost.
I can’t stress well enough that researching into a topic that is sought after is important.
The choice really is yours on how dedicated you are in increasing the exposure of your article, and consequently your website. On a basic level you can choose to gain a few backlinks from article directories, or with a little more effort you can enjoy massive exposure from providing quality content.