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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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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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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If you are looking for proper articles that are high quality content then you are not going to get them for $5. This is where many (and I do mean many) make mistakes in article marketing, they think they can slap out any old trash just for the glorified backlinks.

In the real world this does not happen because your content matters a great deal as does the website you are posting it on. Your content must be of high quality and by that I mean it must have a proper Flesch-Kincaid readability score, it must have proper formatting, it must have proper grammar and spelling. Most importantly it must have proper keywords and semantically related words.

There is no real article writer that is going to give you that for $5. Instead of focusing on buying a ton of articles at $5 a pop, why not buy 10 proper written articles at $15 or $20 each ? Article marketing is not about quantity as many say it is, it is more about quality.

If you are wanting high quality content written for article marketing strategy then you should look into hiring real content writers. Professional freelance ghostwriting service can supply you with amazing articles.

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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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