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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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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Internet User Asks:

I hear a lot of Warriors discuss how they are reaching out to thousands of readers through article syndication. The technique seems pretty legit but i still had some doubts.

1) Sites like Ezine Articles have thousands of articles posted everyday. How does one get publishers to post our article on their site/blog?

2) Wouldn’t you rather let search engine visitors come to your site instead of being directed to EZA?

First of all your content does matter a great deal! 2nd do not mass submit to thousands of directories, bad idea!

All your content you want posted on your own site first and foremost. Do not give away your unique and fresh content to anybody. It is yours why not use it, post it on your own site / blog first.

After it is on your site / blog then you want to do some bookmarks, social posting, and pings to get that content seen by people and search engines. Do not syndicate just yet, wait a few days and make sure your content is indexed.

Then you want to go to social media sites such as livejournal and multiply (there are hundreds of these sites) and you want to post what I call half articles. The half article should include at least 1 link in the body and and a read more link leading back to the original on your site.

DO NOT CREATE HUNDREDS OF ACCOUNTS FOR THIS! Only create as many accounts as you can “manually” handle. Which means you should only create 5 – 10 social media accounts on multiply type sites. You want to handle these sites manually and participate in the sites. Every time you post on your site / blog this is the first place you post your half articles.

Once that is done run a few (not many) bookmarks on the social media accounts you created. You do not want to go over-board on bookmarking these sites as you want to build your site and not theirs.

Next on your list you want to make sure you create hubpages and/or squidoo lenses. Create an entire page based around 3 – 4 of your articles. DO NOT ADD ANY SALES PITCHES! Add informative content and engages users and attracts them to your blog / site. squidoo you can feed your rss feed into your lenses that you create. Again a few few bookmarks will not hurt here.

Now you want to locate some top bloggers that are “related” and you want to build a relationship with them. Many will disagree here and think you should just email people, which does work but I personally think it is more beneficial to build a relationship first.

Once you build a relationship with these top bloggers they will have no problem publishing your content any time you want. I know people that I can post on their blogs any time, all I need to do is send a email and say “hey let me post on your blog” and they allow me no questions asked.

This is because I built a relationship with them and they know I am not going to post junk garbage. Building a relationship with 5 or more people in your niche that have related products and services will go way further than any content junk filled article directory that has ads all over your articles!

This is just for starters as there is more to syndication but this should get you up and running. I personally syndicate on 300+ ad free websites.

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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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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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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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How to Use Unique Articles and Backlinks to Maximize SEO Results.

The reason article writing is effective for boosting SEO results is you can use so many key words that target your niche. Once you know all the key words, it is a simple task to get them into unique articles again and again. When the unique articles you’ve distributed are picked up by search engines, it will move you higher in the search results when people use your keywords. A good article marketing campaign can easily springboard your website to the top of any web search.

Unique articles work so well for two reasons. The first is back links. By including a link to your web site in every article you post, you create another website that search engines index that now refers to your website. The more places you find to publish your unique articles, be it forums, e-zines, or directories, the better. Each and every back link to your site from one of these sources will further boost your ranking on search engines.

The second is a proliferation of keywords. Not only do your unique articles contain them, but so do those of other people publishing to that site in your niche. With your included link in every publication, you’re just further associating your website with those keywords. This not only helps you with the SEO on your own website, but allows you to direct traffic to your website by piggy backing on the SEO rankings of the sites you submit to.

One of the best thing about unique articles as an SEO tool is their cost. They are dirt cheap. They cost as much effort as you’re willing to spend writing them. If you’re too lazy, or handling too much volume to do it all yourself, you can commission unique articles from writers. Then you just submit your articles to as many publication outfits as you possibly can. There is no shortage of places that accept free unique articles. Anyone can do this, and the only real investment required is time.

Here are some suggestions on ways to really make backlinks work for you.

* Put out press releases. The advantage to using press release sites is they distribute the release to all the major search engines for you. What’s more, if you’re lucky, your unique article might be picked up and published on other blogs, websites, or even the media. All of this is good for your SEO. Just remember, you have to put your URL in your press releases.

* Get to know the people. Regardless of the niche you’re targeting, there’s a forum, chat room, or website that is all about it. Find it, be a participant. Write unique articles, make comments, submit unique content, and always include a link to your website.

* Review things. There’s a place to review anything and everything, and multiple places to review most things. If you’re putting your URL on your unique article, and then submitting to multiple outlets, it is easy to see how your results can snowball.

* Target bigger websites. Let’s be honest, some e-zines, forums, and websites are getting more traffic already. I know I mentioned this one before, but it’s a huge help. If the backlinks you’re creating with your unique content are on websites that already have high search engine rankings, it will further boost your own.

These tips will give a real shot in the arm to the SEO of your website, boosting your search engine rankings faster than you might think. But, they all need one thing; unique content.

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