Where to Submit Your Articles75 Comments
Note from Pat, March 2016:
The content in this post is no longer relevant. This deals with writing articles and submitting them to article directories, and linking back to your own website for increase search engines rankings. This is a practice that does not work anymore and can actually be harmful to your brand. That said, guest posting, writing a unique, high-value article and publishing it on another person’s site or blog is still encouraged and is a great strategy to increase SEO and gaining more traffic to your blog. The quick and easy article directory submission, however, I would not do.
For advice on guest blogging, I recommend this post on Viperchill and Smart Passive Income Podcast Session 145 on writing for large media sites.
First of all, thank you to those of you who commented on my July Income Report to enter the contest to win 1 of the 3 free lifetime copies of Instant Article Factory, given to me by Jonathan Leger himself. As I write this post, there are a whopping 269 total comments, most illustrating how they would use IAF and how much it would benefit what they do online. I really wish I had enough free copies to give to everyone, because everyone had wonderful things to say about what the software can do.
I’m happy to announce that the three winners are:
- J Griffin
I have already contacted each of the winners via email.
Again, thank you all for your entries, and I feel really bad I can’t choose everyone.
If you didn’t win, but you still want a copy, Jonathan was nice enough to also offer a special “Pat Flynn Discount” (a deep 40% off) just for the SPI community. The offer expires at midnight tonight (Friday, August 6th), so you have until 11:59pm PST to grab the discount.
To get the discount, you must go through my affiliate link (yes, I do earn a commission from your purchase), because again it’s a special discount just for the SPI readers.
You can click here to watch the Instant Article Factory video and grab your copy today.
Why Article Marketing?
As I mentioned in my July Report, article marketing has been my number one strategy to get my niche sites to quickly climb the search engine rankings. It works because you’re writing content relevant to your niche, posting it on a higher authority site and earning a backlink as a result. If you make sure to have your target keywords match the anchor text in your links that go back to your site, then it’s even more powerful.
In addition to that, people scour the article directories to grab content to use on their own sites. This may sound bad at first, but know that in order for people to use your written article, they must credit you as the author and provide a link back to your site.
As a result, you get even more backlinks to your niche site, and possibly some direct traffic from the article itself. (more…)