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Note: Since the Google Penguin and Panda algorithm updates many people have been asking whether article marketing is still a good way to promote your website.
For more information on that question, see this article, Article Marketing After Google Panda & Penguin Algorithm Changes… by Peter Nisbet.
For a much longer and deeper analysis, I refer you to Surviving Google’s Penguin Update by Steve Shaw – both writers emphasize the importance of quality content that is written for the benefit of the reader.
Good Quality Article Marketing Still Works!
There is plenty of evidence available to show that posting unique, good quality, articles to the top article directories and having them link back to your site is still a good way to boost your incoming traffic and your search engine ranking.
To find out which are the current top-rated article directories, by traffic and page rank, see:
As a rule of thumb, these sites are regularly among the highest ranked directories on the Vretoolbar list:
- Ezine Articles
- Articles Factory
- Go Articles
- Articles Base
- Article City
- Article Alley
- Idea Marketers
By posting unique, high quality articles on a few the top directories you are much more likely to get high quality backlinks and traffic to your site than if you post a badly written article on hundreds of lower ranked directories – that is how you get penalized by Google!
Manually Submitting Your Articles
The big advantage of manually submitting your articles to article directories is that it is free! You simply go to an article directory, register there and click the “Submit Article” button and post your article yourself.
The submission process takes about 15 minutes to complete. Every article directory has its own submissions procedure, which you will find on the directory website.
Make sure you familiarize yourself with the rules because failure to do so means that your article will be rejected. You will have wasted your time and will have to start the entire submission process all over again.
Lesson Eight: Autoresponders
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