Early this morning, Adam asked…
Just wanted to get your thoughts on article marketing. Is it a good system to get backlinks and a good position in SERPS for low to medium competitive keywords, with under 1 million results.
Article marketing is very old school, to say the least.
The technique works like this…
You write a 300 word article with an about the author blurb at the bottom slapped with your link then you submit it to hundreds of article directories. It worked like a charm then because Google won’t mind duplicate articles – but today, Google doesn’t give that much weight to links from duplicate articles.
So most people nowadays submit an article to the top article directories only, wait for it to rank in the search engine results page (SERPS) then traffic comes – but not so many backlinks and not that quality.
How Do You Gain Backlinks Through Article Marketing Today?
Imagine, you write a 300 word article, submit it to one website and the next day, your traffic jumps, your article spreads to hundreds of websites and you get quality backlinks.
Not a lot, but quality.
The New Article Marketing
The idea is simple, instead of submitting your article into article directories, you submit it to authoritative blogs in your niche.
Basically, when your article gets posted on their blog, you get a backlink just like in the about the author blurb.
But here’s 5 magical things the new article marketing has to offer…
- You get traffic on the day your article gets posted
- You only submit to one blog
- You get targeted traffic
- Your article will be talked about on the blog giving a chance for it to spread on other blogs too
- You get quality backlinks
In My Experience
Back to Adam’s question, is it a good system to get backlinks and a good position in SERPS for low to medium competitive keywords, with under 1 million results?
It still works in my experience – but why not go to the best which is the new article marketing?
Less work, more results.