Article Directories Still an Effective Resource for Your Internet Marketing Success
Article directories have been around for a long time (Associated Press 1845, Reuters 1851, and UPI 1907 – at one time the largest). Internet marketers have used more recent ones like EzineArticles one of the most popular started in 1999. The article directory is as an effective resource for getting valuable article content that relates to your specific products, service and business in front of interested eyes for just as long. Are you familiar with article directories? What are some of the benefits can they contribute to your Internet marketing success today?
A lot of Internet marketers would tell you that submitting articles is not worth the time you need to invest. I happen to be on the other side of that opinion and believe that submitting interesting, informative and helpful article content to reputable article submission sites is like planting a seed that keeps on growing.
Besides getting your information out there on the Internet in front of the folk that really want to read it, these sites offer additional rewards and benefits such as free targeted traffic to your website. When you make your articles interesting, useful, and of value to folk in your specific niche market, they can deliver high quality traffic. That type of visitor is much more likely to enter your sales funnel by subscribing or opting into your list of potential customers who you can then convert into highly valued repeat business.
That’s not all, the search engines love the top article directories like EzineArticles, DigitalDivideNetwork, and GoArticles just to name a few. They usually give them high page ranking and authority. When your articles are accepted and published by these sites (Which In most cases is a process due to strict quality control) they also are given a high value by the search engines as well.
Submitting high quality articles also goes a long way towards helping you to become recognized as an expert in your field. This is an excellent way to attract new readers as well as build an all-important attractive and trustworthy business brand that you can be proud to be associated with.
Article Directories a waste of time…Maybe they didn’t know this
Remember those Internet marketers that would tell you that submitting articles isn’t worth the time? Maybe they don’t know that although the positive effects on your Internet marketing will not be immediate, that once they start they will deliver steady and dependable benefits for years to come and as long as you continue to submit articles that folks want to read. All for free!
More than can be said for even some paid methods of promoting online where you get a surge of related benefits as long as the money lasts and then it dies off. Or like PPC (Pay per Click) if you don’t know what you’re doing you can lose your whole investment without any results at all except empty pockets.
Maybe they also didn’t know that submitting articles to directories has a positive impact on your website’s SEO (search engine optimization). Because article directories supply resource boxes at the end of your articles where you can include one or more links of your choice, when these links are to your website you also get that link juice as inbound links from a site with high authority. This helps boost your site’s authority
It’s not as hard to write good quality articles for submission as you may think. The main thing is to know your subject or topic and then getting it down in a clear and understandable reading style. With some practice it’s not unheard of that some folk can write 5 -10 articles a day. That’s more than enough to be effective for your marketing online.
There are a lot more reasons why article directories are an effective resource for your Internet marketing success. So if you aren’t writing articles then learn how and get started. You will find that it’s well worth your while to add them to your online business system.