How to Use Article Marketing Directories as a Marketing Tool

Writing articles related to your book’s topic is a great way to drive traffic to your blog or your website. More visibility on the web keeps those little SEO spiders fed and improve your rankings. The more articles you get out there with your signature line (that includes your web and blog addresses) the more backlinks you get. Each article should be between 300 and 700 words (some allow for up to 3000 but who reads that large of an item on the web unless it is for academic purposes?) and should be key word rich without being key word stuffed. Once you article written, edited for tightness and cohesion, and proofed it is ready to post…after you put it on your blog first! (This is to avoid getting a duplicate content slap on the wrist by some directories.) Once your article is written and your resource signature block is perfected (all links to you and your blogs and websites are to be found here and NOT in the articles themselves):

  • Prepare a list of directories to submit the article
  • For each submission site the article requires a different title and rework some of the content (change the intro and closing and perhaps add an extra point of discussion)
  • Submit to no more than 2-3 directories a day. This allows the little spiders to do their work properly.

Now sit back, and watch your traffic increase. It is a very satisfying experience to watch your articles take on a life of their own.


About mywritingmentor

I am an editor, book coach, and freelance writer.
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