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Thursday, February 27, 2014

3 Things You Must Do Before You Submit To Article Directories



To all writers and non-writers out there, now is the time to start digging up those creative writing skills back.

With modern communication technology comes the popularity of information-based marketing, which is one of the oldest and most effective techniques in getting targeted prospects to sites and converting them into buyers. This is why article writing, submissions and publications are also getting popular.

There are already many tools that people can use to make the process of distributing their articles more easy. Though this is invaluable in getting the contents more exposure, which is only half of the story.

Let us take a look first at the common mistakes that some people make before submitting their contents to article directories:

1. Confusing the reason to promote the articles with the reason to write them.

In article writing, there are three key benefits why you are promoting them; branding, lead generation and promotion, which are all part of your optimization efforts.

But there is only one reason why you write an article, and that is to inform your audience. If the article is not focused on this primary and most important purpose, it will fail to achieve the three promotion benefits because no one will be interested in reading them.

You need to figure out first how to get people to read what is in your article, and then make them click on your resource box. You can achieve this by producing better contents.

2. Failing to maximize the promotional opportunities of article marketing.

You may know already that your articles can help you generate additional links back to your site. But do you know that you can get more visitors and better search engine results from that same article?

Mention keywords at strategic places. Just be sure not to overdo them. Some are even using anchor texts which are also an effective method. But it is important to know that majority of the directories are not able to support this.

Remember that is not only about the links back to your site. Part of doing well in your article marketing is getting picked up by publishers with a large number of audiences and gaining the ability of leveraging other brands because of the quality of your work. Better search engine results also are great benefits.

But these things do not put much money in your pocket. There are other factors that can turn your article marketing efforts into an opportunity that can boost your earnings. Not just increase the number of visitors to your site.

Start out with a plan and see to it that your article will serve the function that you intended it to have.

3. Publishing content that does not help your readers.

Maybe in the process of writing articles, you are thinking that all that is you wanted is links back to your site. And any visitors it can generate are fine.

Guess what? Not all article banks and directories are going to accept your content automatically. Oftentimes, they have some guidelines and specifications on the articles that they are accepting.

You can double the number of sites you can submit to by writing articles that the directories want to share with other people. All it takes is one publisher with a hundred thousand readers to increase your potential audience overnight.

Write the articles that publishers want in their publications if you want your article marketing to work the most effective way for you. This also means you have to obey the standard guidelines, spell checks, researching on a good topic and even hiring a writer to produce a good content on your behalf.

In the end, it is all really a matter of choice on your part. You can start getting a little exposure from increased links back but on a very basic level. Or enjoy massive exposure from a little extra time making quality contents.

It will be your choice. You may not be aware of the fact that an article submitted on directories is not meant to have the same level of exposure as highly-targeted content ones geared on a narrow group of people.

Learn the difference between these two and it will surely help you know what kinds of articles to write and to submit.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lately I have been working on other aspects of my online writing skills, as a result I have decided to share with you my faithful followers some of the interesting stuff I have been working on. Firstly let me name the platforms and then I will give you the links to log on and see and share some of the work that I have managed to accomplish elsewhere. I am now writing for iBuzzle, E-Zine, Street Articles, Hub Pages, and Squidoo.
To date I have done five poems for iBuzzle, I will now give you the link for the most read one and the category it is in; the reason for this is to build on our relationship, and have your opinion on what i have written, so please follow the link, have a read and let me know what you really think; is that okay?
Very well then; the category of my poem is 'dreams and fantasies', and the name of the poem is 'Never Give Up-Never Give In' .
I have three articles in E-zine, but the one I love to share with you is in the category of Positive Attitude, and it is entitled: Winning-The Mindset  . For Street Articles I have written five articles, and the one I want to share with you is in the category of Self Improvement; it is entitled: Are We Really Ourselves.  I have two hubs on Hub Pages and the categories are Writing Effectively, and Health and Safety respectively, the first one is entitled A 5 Rule Guide To Effective Writing , and the second is entitled Personal Tips For Security And Safety .
 So now that I have shared this with you I hope you will take time out and just take a look and give me a feedback, all of your comments and opinions will be appreciated and considered, by the way; I have a Lens on Squidoo and it is in the category of Music and Artistes entitled: It's Now Or Never . I am not a huge Elvis fan, but I tried it and they liked it so check it out my friends, all here on this post for my readers and followers.



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Be Yourself-Be You

Today it is so much easier to use fictional stories and heroic cult figures to bring to mind what one can be and what one can accomplish, the problem with that is that people just like us write most of these stories based on something they would have imagined, yet the impact it has on our own imagination in some instances is thought wrenching. Going for a job interview is in most cases quite unnerving, and one has to do many things to prepare so to ensure that you pass the interview, and so on the way over you inadvertently begin to imagine how it will go,mostly in your favor if you are positive and quite the opposite if you are negative. The point I'm making here is that we have to maintain control of the source of all that we imagine and dream,we must set and measure daily the parameters of what we choose to take into our thought processor and our emotions. What price do we put on the time spent trying to imagine ourselves being like 'Mike', or the next Warren Buffet, or Barack Obama, or even the next Super Star winning musical and television awards. Does it really matter in the end, or can we justify inwardly using these examples to motivate ourselves to rise to the next level? What worked for any of these guys may not necessarily work for us,let me give you an example: Roger Federer has 17 Grand Slam titles in tennis,with his smooth and silky style he was able to pile up many wins and be the best at his game. Rafael Nadal on the other hand is brutish and aggressive in his style of play more physical and totally the opposite to Federer,but he is going to be the next great player after Roger with the fourteenth Grand Slam in his sights (Australian Open.) It is not so much about what we imagine that matters, but rather what we are immensely convicted about. So be proud of your style and believe in it because it uniquely identifies who you are; is it better to hear someone say: "oh he looks like this one or that", or "wow he reminds me of Tyson,just like Mike". Or would you prefer to hear: "man this guy is new,he is different". Frankly I prefer the latter, ironically it is so much harder to make friends when you are new, but if you persist and truly believe in due time people will gravitate to you just to find out why you are not like everyone else. People are impressed when you can recall specific things about them, it tells them that they have made the kind of impression that most of us dream of for the first time. If they must remember you then they should only remember you for who you really are,not for who you think they want you to be. There is very strong reason for this, and the gist of it is that when the real you comes to the surface, what it does is blow any kind of credibility you may have falsely gained,besides whether you know it or not my friends the real you always outshines whoever the false you are. Begin by being you and end by being yourself because that way you have no regrets or any explanations to give,it may be challenging but despite what the situation may be strive with all you can just to be YOU. You owe it to yourself to be honest and then some, it is so much more better when people can relate to the real you just normally, why not just be consistently you everyday in everything; there are rewards in doing that,it may take longer in the end but ultimately you will have no regrets.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Successful Web Marketing

Here are some of the great things about Internet marketing: you can be your own boss! You can make your own schedule! You can set your profit limits yourself. Internet marketing affords you with all that, so the techniques provided here can help your business profit margins increase. You have to increase your subscribers to increase your profit. Try split testing to see what sort of web design works the best. Offer one version of your webpage to one group and another version to another group. You can then decide which works best by whichever receives more subscriptions. Web design is a crucial skill to learn so invest plenty of time in learning so you can be in complete control of your website. You will find excellence guidance and tutorials online, for all facets of web design and development, that is suitable for beginners or more experienced web designers. Spend 30 minutes per day educating yourself on web design and, in a matter of weeks, you'll be able to apply what you've learned to your website. Email is a great marketing tool. Free newsletters are are a good way to keep your customers up to date on your products, as well as give them some interesting content to consider. It is important that your subscriber look forward to your correspondence and feel as if you are sharing something valuable, rather than pestering them with spam. Newsletters are a great way to keep people interested even after they're gone from your site, and make them want to come back. Make answering your visitors' questions a high priority. People will come to your website with questions. You need to give the answers to keep them interested. Providing them with detailed responses not only gives them the answers to their questions, but makes it more likely that they will purchase from you. Make sure you keep good records. Track and measure everything you can think of, from your sales and refunds to your site visitors, referrals and conversions. Maintaining detailed analysis of your customers and their purchase habits helps you becomes a better marketer because you see everything that works and what doesn't. Look at this great web marketing tip. Make sure your customers know that your site is super secure and that their personal data is not at risk! Place a privacy policy on the upper right spot of the page. This can put your customers' minds at ease, letting them know their personal information will be securely handled. You can help them feel comfortable that their identities are completely secure when they make a purchase with you. Always focus on a goal when you are creating a website. Determine what type of content you hope to include in your articles, then select the directories to which you will submit them. Directories have requirements that differ from each other and that could require your articles to be a particular length or have a certain type of content. Remember this before you submit any content so you avoid wasting time getting rejections. You may want to read psychological studies about web marketing and web design. Your brand can be affected by psychological factors based on the theme, outlay and color of your website. You can apply this information in order to increase your profits. Growth is key when it comes to business. Begin by setting goals and building the foundation of your business. Never stand still! Learn more about Online marketing techniques and get more ambitious with your marketing goals. Good luck in anything you do in the future!