Today I would like to discuss about forum marketing which is a meeting place for open discussions about commercial products and services. To start with, we must first understand that a forum is a public meeting or assembly for open discussion. The communication system that we use for assemblage in today’s internet marketing arena can be very powerful once its proper usage is understood.

marketing your business on a forumTo fully comprehend how powerful a marketing forum can be we must also understand that marketing is the commercial processes involved in promoting, selling and distributing a product or service. Now that we understand the two individual words “forum” “marketing”, we can now get into more specific details on how to best use this type of communication system.

Many are mislead or mis-directed on how powerful a meeting place for open discussion can really be. If used properly, you should have no problems with the commercial market of the sales and distribution of your products or services.

If you are going to use a forum to market your products or services, or in other words your merchandise, then you must take part in that marketing community and participate and share with others. It really is this simple! There are too many that teach you should go by a forum and make a post to “look like” you are trying to participate, however the fact of the matter is that this is the wrong way to market.

Making those one line posts or using copy and paste from other sites are not going to get you any respect and most likely, on monitored forums will just end up getting you banned. There are far better ways for promoting, selling, and distributing your products and services.

The key is really quite simple – Participate and become involved in the open discussions with others. This means learn, share, and grow with other like minded individuals. If you know of a marketing strategy that works, something you actually tested yourself, then feel free to share it with others. If you have learned from another forum thread that discussed a step by step marketing plan, then comment on it and share your obtained results using that marketing method with others.

When you participate in the above mentioned fashions, you not only build relationships, but you also build trust and credibility and become known as a person with integrity and strength of character. You will be more successful in your marketing endeavors when others perceive you as a real caring person as opposed to a programmed robot partaking in less than trustworthy methods, or as a shark swimming the waters of forums and public meeting places only as a personal hunting ground.

I understand that by human nature we are lazy and desire shortcuts, but the truth is that there honestly aren’t any shortcuts that will be beneficial to you. If you want to build a business to make money online then you must work at that business to make it successful. Participating in an open assemblage is a great place to start!

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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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Achieving profitable website promotion is a desire of every online business and internet marketer. However, you can not reach that goal unless you implement a strong strategy to get your website where it needs to be in terms of traffic and search engine results pages. Follow this simple guide to internet marketing to help achieve your goals in your online business.

First, set aside the mistaken notion and broken promises of internet marketing software that claims to get you on page one of Google and produce unlimited traffic. There is no such software that will magically make your website number one in any niche, that is just hype and sales rhetoric by slick internet marketing people wanting to sell their wares. True website marketing tools are simple and in many cases free to use as you wish. For example, writing articles or blog posts about your niche is the simplest and cheapest way to get free traffic to your website.

In the following paragraphs, I will show you a real guide to internet marketing using those obvious website marketing tools. Although you may have tried article marketing in the past and had little to no success, you need to examine again this opportunity to see where it is you may have gone wrong. After all, marketing your articles to gain traffic, sales and top rankings on search engines is the most productive way to achieve success online.

Your Guide To Internet Marketing

The simplest of website marketing tools is your blog, where you can freely write articles and content to inform and educate your potential leads. In addition to your blog, you have an opportunity to also publish your content on article directories. However, not every article directory is worth submitting to, most are useless in your efforts. You want to choose a directory that contains a lot of high quality work, as this will encourage better indexing in search engines.

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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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This short article gives some tips and ideas on how to rewrite articles. Rewriting articles is one smart way to re-package your articles for posting to multiple article directories, your blog, and forums. Rewrite articles to create free reports for your readers.

There’s is nothing more frustrating than reading an article you found interesting and then following the link where you expect to find more interesting material only to find the same article when you get to the new site. It happens for one of two reasons.

One, the author is lazy and doesn’t really care. Or, two, the author doesn’t know any better. You can solve the problem by directing your reader to a different page or post on your site or by rewriting the original article. This article gives some tips on how to rewrite articles.

It first happened to me on my own site. I found an old article of mine on the internet and followed the link to test it. Was I surprised to find that I was directed to the same article on my own website! Not good! Has this ever happened to you?

Being a newbie, it never crossed my mind that I was directing readers to the same article. I am now a firm believer in rewriting articles. Some call it “spinning”. I don’t. There is a difference. Spinning articles implies an automated regurgitation of an original article, either yours are someone else’s doing that is a waste of your time and money.

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With so many home based business ideas about, there is no excuse for anyone who wants to work for themselves not to get started. The first thing you must do is learn how to resist all of the “Get rich quick” schemes that so called experts will try and sell you.

There is no magical system or plan that will make you a fortune without putting in the work. Running a business takes effort, persistence, and discipline. The best way to get started is to create a foundation for yourself by coming up with a handful of different home based business ideas, and working through them until you find something you want to run with.

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