There are many marketing strategies online that you can use to market your business. While some focus on social media marketing others spend their time on video marketing. Both of these are great marketing avenues to help build and grow your business.

When marketing online though it does require that you multi-task and you several marketing methods to promote your website business. While you can focus on 1 marketing method and maybe even drive some good targeted website traffic, it will limit your business in the long run.

This is why it is important to put several marketing methods into play when doing website promotion. Because web site promotion is a constant thing that must be done, many outsource some of the work so they can focus on the marketing tactics that they are skilled at.

I personally think we all make the mistake of not being focused on a wide variety of marketing though. It is natural human instinct to focus on the things that we are skilled at. The problem with this is other areas of marketing are being ignored that could be utilized to drive additional traffic and increase sales.

Now I am not saying that you should increase your work load or work more hours online. As stated above many do outsource some of the work and this is a very smart business decision for those that do. Hiring others that are skilled at something you are not will only help your online business grow.

There are many different sectors in marketing and I am sure everyone has seen marketing plans and ebooks for article marketing, video marketing, social media marketing, classified ads marketing, email marketing, and etc. All of these areas of marketing is a vital piece of the puzzle to have a successful long term business.

Forum marketing is even used by some although it is used completely wrong by many from what I have seen. Forum marketing can be very productive for your business if done the proper way. Utilizing forum marketing tips you can increase your websites awareness.

There is one aspect of marketing that I have not seen many take advantage of that will increase your marketing efforts and increase your website traffic. This is one of the most underused marketing strategies online, which is surprising considering how beneficial it is to any website business.

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When you are searching for your article marketing forum try to check that the information on the site is relevant and up to date. You will be able to see how proven the advice is by looking at comments and replies on the threads. Good solid advice will normally be followed by comments made by people that have used the system successfully.

You should also look at the atmosphere on the forum. Is there a good spirit there? On a good forum you will find members get on well and support each other. This is the type of place you want to become involved with. Forums with a good community are normally there to help you grow your business without simply wanting you to buy something from them.

An article marketing forum that is suitable for you and your business will possess all of the above qualities and then some. In an article marketing forum like that you are far more likely to learn some effective marketing strategies, as well as making some fantastic connections along the way. Remember as you become more successful you can also help others by passing on your expertise, and this is when you can really begin to feel successful.

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One of the best and yet overlooked ways to grow your business is by contributing to an article marketing forum. You should only submit content to a forum with quality information and advice on article marketing as you want to be seen to be mingling in the right circles. The knock on effect of this is that you will also pick up some new marketing tactics along the way from an article marketing forum.

You must be aware that you will run into tons of different article marketing forums that are full of nothing but garbage information that people have thrown together from an old ebook in the hope they can get you to buy a product from them, or get you to sign up to their list. You will find many a self-proclaimed guru trying to sell you the next big thing!

You do need to be very careful about the information you pick up on these sub-standard forums as putting old and rehashed information into practice for your business could see you fail very badly. Marketing technology is ever evolving, and there are much more reliable forums rising to the top. If you know what to look for finding the best article marketing forum can be easier than you might think.

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Marketing your website through the use of article marketing tools is the easiest and more effective way to actually market your website. There is no better form of advertising because it is very cost effective. Writing articles is not that difficult but they do need to be written well and have a clear understanding for the readers.

Articles can be written for both search engines and readers alike. As long as you have done your research then you should have little trouble in writing a quality article that will stand up to the search engine requirements and stand out for the readers. Your research should include knowing everything possible about your niche, this is a very important step that you do not want to miss out on.

Articles should be formatted with proper spelling, grammar, and formatted with short paragraphs. While you are writing your article you want to make sure to include related keywords that are based on your main keyword. Having related keywords and phrases is very important for proper quality of an article.

Full Article: The Use Of Article Marketing Tools

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This is the continuation of the article marketing myths exposed series. If you have not read the first part then do so now Marketing Myths Exposed Part I before reading the below.

Posting Your Articles To 100 Directories Is Spamming

Those that spread this myth are not only misinformed but they are also foolish. These people not only have no understanding of marketing but they have no understanding of how an online business functions. The fact is you should be posting your article to as many places as possible, you can post the same exact article if you choose to do so. It is your choice if you choose to spin your article before posting it on other websites.

While posting your article keep in mind if you do choose to spin it then there are many benefits that you can reap from this. By spinning your article you have the ability to pick up more publishers that are willing to republish your articles on their blogs. This is only one benefit of having spun articles, but as the above paragraph indicates you should be using a proper spinner tool.

You also want to keep in mind that there are many article directories that are nothing but glorified ad sense websites. These are the type of article directories you would do best to stay clear of and the reason why is because the ad sense could cost you visitors to your website. Many of these glorified ad sense article directories are built for one purpose and that is to get visitors on the article directory to click on ad sense ads. When all these visitors click on these ads they never see your article.

You should be posting to an ad free article directory that gives you link juice and does not steal away your clicks.

You Should Be Posting To Only High PR Websites

This is the type of advice that if you choose to listen to will destroy your business. Just concentrating on high PR websites is a huge mistake because the fact is PR means very little. You should be concentrating on marketing your website on related websites and any other kind of website that has your target audience, even if it is not related. The PR of those websites should be the last thing that you need to concern yourself with.

PR which is also known as page rank is not used by any other search engine other than Google. There are many other search engines that should be a part of your marketing strategies such as Bing and Yahoo. There are many other search engines which should all be a part of your marketing strategies.

Remember PR is Page Rank and not a website rank like many think it is. You may see a site that has a PR 6 but that is only the index of that site. The inner pages of that same site in most cases will be a PR 0 or even unranked. This means when someone claims to be posting on PR 6 website, they are really posting on a PR 0 page.

You Should Post Only On Do Follow Sites

This bad advice and myth has run around for some time now and even till this day you will see marketing forums talk about do follow links. The fact is the no follow attribute was created to mark advertising and affiliate links on a website. This way the search engine knows what type of links these are and they should give them less weight.

Yes I said less weight because the fact is spiders still follow the no follow link and still gives credit. Link juice can still be passed on no follow links even-though those so called experts say it can not. This has been tested and proven by many marketers.

Another thing to remember is that if your site only has do follow links then you are telling the search engines you are trying to manipulate them. There is no website that will only ever get do follow backlinks and only be posted on related websites. Do follow link may hold more weight but the fact is you should be getting links from both and stop worrying about if a site is do follow or not.

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There are many myths that are spread throughout Internet marketing about marketing with articles. These myths are normally started by one of the marketers that tried to sell this product or that product. The problem is once these myths are spread around many newbies get confused and do not know how to do article marketing properly.

Duplicate Content And The Penalty Of Google

Duplicate content penalty is one of the biggest myths that have been spread around. Many are misinformed that if you take an article and post the article on several websites that Google will penalize you for posting those articles on other sites.

This is a complete and total incorrect statement, Google does not and will not penalize any website for doing syndication. Syndication is taking an article (or other content) and republishing that article on many different sites. When you syndicate your articles and have them republished on many different websites they are still indexed by Google and you can very well dominate the entire front page of Google.

Some would have you believe that Google would only index one of your articles, this is a completely false statement. As I have stated you can dominate the entire front page of Google with just one article. There is no duplicate content penalty, this is 100% a myth!

The Posting Of Your Article On Other Sites First

There are many, including article directory owners that will tell you that you must post your article on their directory first. This also is a 100% false statements, remember this is your unique content and there is no one that can tell you what you must do with your content. The fact is you should be posting your unique article on your own website or blog first.

Once you have your article posted on your website or blog then you should be building back links to your website or blog by other means besides article directories. You can build back links to your website or blog through bookmarking, document sharing websites, video upload websites, and web 2.0 properties.

Once you build these back links to your website or blog then you can submit your article to other places. The reason why you were doing this is because you want to keep the authority to your website or blog instead of giving your authority away by posting your unique content on other sites first.

Content Spinners Are Useless Tools In Marketing

This is not only a myth but a downright lie! Although there are some self-proclaimed marketers that has tried to use the false duplicate content penalty to sell useless junkie spinners, this does not mean all content spinners are useless. When using a properly built article spinning tool you can produce very well written and beautifully crafted articles. By using a human controlled spinner you can produce 20+ articles from just one article.

A human controlled spinner is a tool that is fully controlled by the writer. When the writer controls all of the text that goes into the article then you will always have a fully readable article. Some will try to convince you that it takes a long time for you to set up an article to be spun. These people even try to convince you that they can write articles faster without a spinner. This also is not only a myth but another downright lie, you can produce 20+ articles from one article in approximately 2 hours by using the proper spinning tool.

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When you’re looking for an article marketing site, make sure it’s got information on it that’s been proven. You don’t need information that was used years ago, and being a part of a forum that has up to date information that is also factual can be determine by looking at the replies as well as posts and threads by members of the forum.

You can also consider the friendliness of the forum. If members get along and have posted their introductions, you can assume this is going to be the ideal one for you and a good way to associate your business. Forums that are friendly means members are there with you every step of the way. Everyone started at the bottom at some point, and a friendly forum is going to give you the support you need without spamming you.

An article marketing forum that is worth joining is going to be all of the above and much more. A friendly forum means that you are going to get the effective and helpful tips to help learn all you can about marketing and to expand your business. Try your own things as well, and feel free to share your experiences and effective methods with fellow members when they need a helping hand

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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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A internet user ask:

I know this question has been asked a many times. If I see an article on another website that I really like. Can I create a link to this article on my website with an overview of what the article is about, without the permission of the author or website?

It is always a good idea to link to an authority using part of their own content. Many in marketing get this wrong and think they need links from authority sites. Actually it is the other way around and Google does give credit to those that link to an authority source.

When linking though you need to do it properly and cite the source. To create a proper citation it would look something like this.

Internet, Otis. “Free Internet Access Is A Dream Come True” MarketersDomination :: article marketing, article directory, content syndication, online marketing tools, article distribution. MarketersDomination.com, 01 Jan. 2012. Web. 01 Feb. 2012. http://www.marketersdomination.com/Free_Internet_Access_Is_A_Dream_Come_True-6318

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