Monthly Archives: July 2007
Submission Simplified! Do It Right Once & You Can Do It Over & Over

If you read the last post, you know where to submit your articles. Now it’s time to find out how! Submission can be time-consuming. All sites require different information and have different features. Here are some helpful tips to remember when submitting your articles:

1. Sign up! Many sites require you to register for their directories to keep better management of the articles you submit. On many sites you can go back at any time and edit a previous submisssion, while others offer one chance to get it right. The article directories we have been suggesting are all free to submit. Keep your login information in a safe place so you have it handy to save time every time you submit.

2. Choose your keywords! Most sites ask you to fill in a few keywords for your article. DO NOT leave this blank! These words will be what people will submit in a search to find your article. You want to be sure your article is found and read! Use keywords that identify your expertise and niche subject area.

3. Spice up your title! Now is your last chance to evaluate your title. Make sure your title is creative and reflective of what your article is about. No reader will want to chose your article if the title seems boring. This usually foretells an the article that probably lacks excitement as well. Refer back to our previous post “Titles That Tantalize the Mind!” for more detailed tips to a perfect title.

4. Read the guidelines! Many people seem to overlook the guidelines, assuming that their article meets the requirements. WRONG! Some sites may only take a plain text format, or will not allow html codes. These same sites may not offer previews of your article as well, so you will not know what the finished product looks like until it is too late. Make sure you look over the submission guidelines for each site so you can make the necessary adjustments before you click “Submit.”

Check out the previous blogs for some sites to submit to if you’re still unsure of where to start. Remember to track what you are submitting where. Choose keywords to get your article read, and don’t forget to spice up your titles! Happy reading! Happy traffic!

Distributing Your Articles For Maximum Exposure

Now that you have an awesome and compelling article, what do you do with it? Well, after a considerable amount of adoration, which it deserves, you need to submit it. The question is now where to submit it. There are a plethora of resources online for you to use when submitting your article, but here are 3 great options for you to consider.

1. Post it on your website. Where better to place your work than on your website? Just more great material for readers to discover when browsing your site and more content for the hunger search engine spiders.

2. Use it in an ezine. Use those weekly or monthly letters you send out to your clients to post your article as a main piece. Or offer it to others who send out informative ezines and don’t have time to write their own articles. Check ezine directories for listings or keep a list of ezines you get that fit your target audience.

3. Submit your article to article directories. There are a ton of free sites where you can submit an original piece for others to read and even use, with your credit, of course. Here are five sites to submit your article:

Use these options and get your article out there so others can read, enjoy, and help build your business!

Write a Resource Box That Gets People Clicking!

Now that we have covered how to write a great article, we are not quite through! The next step is getting people to respond. How do we do this you ask? We can pull in the readers by making your resource box one that viewers can’t refuse. Your resource box needs to turn potential customers into actual clients.

Your resource box is the last item that readers are left with in your article. After reading your great and compelling article, this is the point for you to seal the deal. Your resource box needs to contain basic information about yourself that gives the reader a sense that you are a trusted source and someone of accreditation. Include information on major projects you may have completed and may be known for. Include what your area of expertise is and your titles, as well as how long you have been involved with that area if it is a substantial amount of time. Do you have a PhD in Molecular Science? Here is where to place that information if your article is related to that field. This gives readers the assurance that they should be listening to you.

Furthermore, in the resource box is where you would include your website and free offer. Maybe you offer a free eBook or gift. By including this here, viewers can select your link, which redirects them to your website, and they can input their information for you to keep on your mailing list. Also, now readers have the chance to browse through your website and possibly be enticed to purchase other items or services you may be offering.

Your resource box is a great tool to let readers know who you are and what you can offer them. Spend as much time here as you would on your article to ensure you are making the most of your time and energy.

Keyword-rich Content to Get Your Articles Found

How do your articles get found? Through the search engines! Yes, they can be picked up through various sites and be stumbled upon by unsuspecting viewers, but most people look to sites like Yahoo, Google, or other popular search engines to find what they are looking for. The problem is that all those people do not know the title of your work, or that you are even out there. So you need to make yourself known and tell them, “You want me!”

Your article needs to be a gold mine of keywords. This is to say that you need to make sure your content contains those words that people will look for when they are searching for articles on your topic. You need to think of words that a potential reader would think is a great word to submit when looking for a particular site. For example, if your article is about online business promotion, you would want keywords such as business, Internet marketing, business promotion, and so on. Take yourself outside of the box and ask yourself, “If I were looking for this article, what words would I think of?”

Also, you need to make these words present in your article so as to increase your hits on the search engines. Don’t overflow your article with the same words over and over, this is only redundant. However, using a word or phrase 2 or 3 times can improve your stats on the search engines.

Go back and edit your articles and make sure you have the right keywords and the right amount of keywords present to make sure your article is chosen to be read. If all this is a little overwhelming, which to many it is, you can always hire a ghostwriter, like myself. So if this is going over your head a little, that’s fine, it’s my job to know this. As a professional, I can deliver a great article with all the tools it needs to succeed.
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