Article Marketing will always be just like any type of marketing – works great when done right.
I won’t talk about how some directories lost authority, because they didn’t carefully select what content they accepted and got spammed to death for easy backlinks… I wrote about that in this article:
I’ll tell you how to use article marketing to get loads of backlinks, because those sites that have had a strict no spam policy are still a great source of backlinks.
Here’s a list of the top 9 Article directories
First of all you need to get somebody to write the articles you are going to submit. It’s a huge waste of time to write them all by yourself. You can also use PLR articles (better not though), whatever works best for you…
OK, after you get all those articles ready for submission, publish them on several of the top authority directories with a link back to your site/offer from withing the article body, not the resource box.
This way you will get some traffic from the directories and several juicy links pointing to your offer/site. You can also publish a cool piece of content on your site and then carefully spin it several times by hand for submission to those top directories, and get links to your article. Either way is fine, as long as you post readable and quality content.
The following is what I call article marketing on steroids.
Not A lot of people do this strategy, because they believe they would get penalized… good for me and people who can think.
Just keep in mind that everything works when done right.
Mass submission, does it still work?
Yeah it does, and always will. Get a tool called Article Marketing Robot and mass submit spun articles to whatever directories, linking back to the articles published on those first tier authority directories. This way if you go after a decent keyword (and by decent I mean not that competitive, read this if you want to go after competitive keywords: http://wealthmagnate.com/seo-promotion/) you will get at least one of these articles pushed to the front page of Google.
The first tier directories work like a filter and you site won’t get penalized. You should work this strategy slowly and look at it as a long term thing, and not build a million links and hope to get to page one tomorrow.
You should also know you have to publish great content on an authoritative domain, otherwise you will be wasting your time. Look at article marketing as more of a paid marketing strategy… like everything else is nowadays.
I don’t know if you have the time and patience for article marketing, sometimes it takes forever to see results, sometimes it works better than expected, read this article to see what I mean:
if you want fast results, you have to go with paid marketing.
Let me know if you liked this article and stay awesome.