A internet user ask:

what should be the minimum number of word for a article?

Is it 100, 200, 300,400?

Anything under 500 is considered a blog post and not an article. You should focus on writing articles that are very informative and reach at least 700 words. One reason why you would want longer articles is because you can re-purpose those articles easier for other uses.

For example an 900 word article gives me the ability to post that article on my site and then split the article into 3 mini articles. I can take these 3 mini articles and post 1 on multiply, 1 on livejournal, and 1 on jamespot. This way these social media sites have similar content but not the same.

I do this for readers and not some duplicate content myth.

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A internet user ask:

I’m thinking of initially writing 10 good quality articles of a word count of about 700-750 words and submit them to 100 article directories allowing me to put 2 backlinks to my website. So if I calculate it mathematically, I get 2 * 100 * 10 = 2000 backlinks with these 10 articles.

The panda update was about more than just quality content, it was about quality websites also. Many of those article directories you are thinking of submitting to got hit hard because they are nothing more than content farms (Matt Cutts on article marketing).

Those article directories that are loaded down with ads, adsense, and massive links all suffered in the SERPS. Ezine articles lost over 1 million keywords in Google because the site does not offer the quality Google is looking for.

Article Marketing is very much alive but you need to rethink your article strategy and make sure your articles are high quality. Your articles must posses proper spelling and grammar, semantically related words, have a proper reading grade level according the Flesch-Kincaid readability test.

Once you have high quality articles then you need to submit to your own site / blog first and then syndicate your articles to websites that are built according to what Google wants. These sites must have proper seo and must have very little ads to 0 ads.

If you follow the above then you will see results but just slapping those content farms with articles hoping for backlinks, you are going to be hugely disappointed. Recently Google has implemented what is called the Google page layout algorithm which will start to devalue and even de-index sites that are built with too many ads and very little content.

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Every single business online does content marketing even if they do not realize it. When you make those simple facebook post you are doing content marketing; when you bookmark your site you are doing content marketing; when you start a thread on a forum you are doing content marketing.

Content is simple put – Written Words

This does not mean every single business online focuses on search engines though but their content must be of high quality to engage with their possible customer. Imagine trying to sell an article writing service and the sales page (which is content) has a grade level of 3 according to the Flesch-Kincaid test for readability. How many people are seriously going to buy the service ?

You see your content matters regardless if you are focused on search engines or not. If you are focused on search engines then that content is a “TOP RANKING FACTOR” and this is especially true for Google. While Google does use over 200 factors in determining the rank of a page / site, the fresh high quality content is on the top of that list of factors.

By high quality I mean, semantics, reading level, grammar, spelling and etc. (ever wonder why Google has these options on advanced search ? well that is why because they use it as part of their 200+ factors for rankings). Don’t take my word for this though because this is posted right on Google’s own blog.

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First let’s get to the truth that there is no penalty for duplicate content (amazing how this myth still lives on) as many so called experts would claim. Duplicate content has been proven many times over in the marketing arena to be false as explained by marketers. There is no penalty, Google does have a sup index they add dups in.

It has been shown that you can take over 3 – 4 positions on page 1 of Google using the same exact article. Any dynamic built site ( wordpress, joomla for examples) all have dup content because they have Raw Url’s and SEO url’s, both of which Google does index.

Publishers ask for unique content because they want exclusive content because it helps build them as the authority + a few other reasons.

I personally would never give away my content to be exclusive unless I was seriously getting something out of it. There are many sites that you can syndicate to that are ad free and do not require “exclusive rights”.

I have always suggested my readers and members that they should post their own content to their own website / blog first. It is your content after all so why should you not be using it for your own site first and foremost.

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A internet user ask:

I’ve written an article on my niche that I offered to an ezine publisher. The owner placed it on his article publishing blog, but did not say anything about including the article in the ezine.

The problem here is I posted the article on my blog 2 days ago, it didn’t get indexed by Google, and it’s now indexed by this blog.

So can I still take the article and offer it for syndication to other websites ?

Build a few backlinks to the post on your blog from social media sites. Take the article’s first half (first few paragraphs) and post it on places such as multiply, livejournal, and a few other social sites.

When posting the half article you want to add at the bottom “Read More” and link to the blog post. This will help you in getting your blog post indexed.

You are free to article syndication, after all it is your article. You could rewrite a few sentences if you choose to do so before syndicating it to other places.

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Article marketing is far from dead, doing article marketing the proper way is very much alive and well. Many have it wrong yet they think they are right because they may see a commission or 2.

Article marketing does require – High quality content and properly built sites for syndication. While many article marketers will tell you that ezine articles is the best, I will fully disagree. The problem with article directories such as ezine articles is there are far too many ads and far too many links.

You will never see any link juice from places such as ezine articles. No matter how many marketers try to refute that, it is a proven fact. They have a PR 6 on the “HOME” page, your article is on an unranked page. See the proof on ezine articles losing rankings and traffic.

This is why it is important to syndicate to properly built sites that have proper seo, proper structure, and follows Google’s guidelines. The sites you post on do effect you rankings just as much as the quality of content you produce.

Your content must have proper spelling and grammar, it must have a proper grade level score for your niche, it must have proper semantics and keywords. Your content is given a quality score by search engines.

Wrong article marketing is just writing up some lame 500 word article and slapping it on 1,000 article directories with some lame mass submit software. This is what most actually do and then can not figure out why they make no sales and get no proper rankings.

Duplicate content issue has run around internet marketing for years and I suspect it will continue, no matter how much of a myth it is. You can post your same content on others sites without any fear. It is always best to post that content to your own site first though.

Using proper formatted articles and proper built syndication sites you will see how much alive article marketing really is.

For those that still think those lame article directories that are full of ads and links work, maybe you should look up Google’s Page Layout Algorithm.

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Choosing article marketing software that has been built and designed to give the search engines exactly what they want has not been possible. Matter fact most of these softwares have been created to do the exact opposite of what the search engines want.

Most software that you find today has been designed to mass submit your articles to 1,000′s of article directories or 1,000′s of blogs. This is not only counter productive but it is far from being true article marketing. The problem here is that these 1,000′s of sites are filled with ads and links and thus are devalued as content farms by the search engines.

Applying a program that the so-called experts tell you that you should use does not always mean it is best for your business. You should be applying marketing tools and software tools to your marketing plan that have been designed to get real results.

article marketing tools that have been created with the search engines and your readers in mind would be the most beneficial to your business. It just happens that in todays market such an application has been created and is used by many. article marketing was designed to empower your website and not designed to just mass submit articles to content farms.

By applying proven article marketing tools to your marketing techniques you will be empowering your website and reaching top rankings in google. Taking an article and improving the readership level along with the quality will help you reach the search rankings you desire.

There is only one article marketing program that actually allows you to not only improve the quality of your articles but also syndicates and distributes your content to highly seo‘d private networks that are all completely ad free. Understand that article marketing is more than just distribution of your content, it also involves proper keywords, proper link structures, and high quality content.

A program that only submits your articles to content farms is not going to be very effective for a long term business. On the other hand article marketing tools that have been created to take your websites to the next level is what you should be using. Article promotion software and tools can only get you so far but applying marketing tools to your content using the proper article marketing software will increase your marketing efforts.

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While marketers can’t seem to agree on what is the best article marketing software, today we are going to look at facts and solutions. Applying proper built software tools to your article marketing is only part of the battle. Your content and articles must have quality and be formatted for not only search engines but your readers also.

When using an article marketing program you need to look into what type of benefits that program can help you achieve. Software for mass article submission is a thing of the past and it does not work as many claim. Creating an article that is going to give the search engines what they want is going to be very beneficial for your article marketing.

Combine this with innovated marketing tools and software that have been designed with the author needs in mind will give you results. This has been proven by many marketers that have decided to stop wasting money and time on a program that only submits articles to content farms.

One thing you should understand is that article marketing is far more than just mass syndicating articles to thousands of websites. There is an entire range of marketing tools that you must use for your marketing campaign. Taking article promotion software that has been designed for results and following a proven marketing strategy is where you are going to see great results.

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Article marketing is not what it used to be and many should have seen this coming for years. It seems though that many still want to follow these so called expert article marketers. Let’s look at some facts here that these experts can not deny and after reading these facts maybe some will finally understand what true article marketing really is.

Google had a panda update and we all know this, it was not some well hidden secret. With this update they seriously slapped all the so-called top article directories hard. 6 months ago ezine articles had over 1.8 million keywords in Google, today they have less than 400,000.

The same thing has happened to articlesbase, articlesnatch, and others that many claim to be the top article directories. Now ask yourself why did these sites get slapped so hard if they are the top article directories ? This is an easy answer that I should not even have to point out but since many seem to be blind no matter what I will answer it for those.

These sites got slapped because they lack real seo, they have far too many ads on all pages, they have way too many links on articles. These are just a few reasons why as I will not list them all. These reasons alone should tell you that you need to change the course with your article marketing.

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Article marketing tools are an important part of marketing your online business. There are many marketing methods that you can apply and should be using when building up your website business. Before these methods become fully effective though you must have quality content when doing your marketing.

This content can be in the form of blog posts, articles, or just a forum post. All of your content matters and must be of high quality for proper search engine listings. Unfortunately this is where many marketers fail and thus their marketing is not effective as it should be.

It is important to do content syndication and distribution of your content, but if it lacks the quality the search engines are looking for then your written content will be devalued. You may think you have quality content, but do you really understand what quality really means?

To determine the quality of written content there are several things that you must take into consideration. This is exactly what many of your readers do and what search engines do. Just as a search engine will not rank poor content, many possible buyers will not purchase from a site full of poor content.

Read More > > Providing Quality Content With Article Marketing Tools

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