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======== Pages Reported ======== Yahoo = Google = MSN = Pub Date Article 1 . . . 610 . . . 320 . . . . 436 . . May 19th Article 2 . . . 253 . . . 246 . . . . 269 . . June 1st Article 3 . . 2060 . . .1000 . . . .239 . . June 14th
. . Total . . .2923 . . .1566 . . . .944
That's a lot of pages. Now, some of those won't have any live link. Yes, it does happen even though it really shouldn't. A lot of sites it's on won't have much or any page rank and probably quite a few sites are not relevant. People aren't always careful about selecting relevant articles. Some will be on pages that won't pass rank. However, what's left are relevant incoming one-way links - some of which will be from sites with at least some authority. Say even 20% of links are relevant and/or from sites with some rank. That's a minimum (I believe I'm being pretty conservative with 20% figure) of over 1000 useful incoming links based on relevant content.
I was astonished. And then I felt really stupid - I knew this, but I really didn't GET it or I would have been writing and distributing from day 1. You're looking at truth behind power of articles and article distribution. No tricks, no fancy high powered tools, no big expensive anything at all.
Are you telling yourself you can't write articles? I'm telling you that you can. If you can talk, you can write. If you need help, there are lots of resources about how to write - some very good ones are free, some are quite inexpensive. Other tools are more expensive.
Ghostwriters are another alternative. A little tricky and possibly slightly expensive for really high quality work, but there's also a lot of information available on how to do it right.
My advice here is - whatever it takes, start publishing your own original content on your website and start distributing it now. For building long term success, there's very little you can do that will have anywhere near same results.
Richard teaches, trains and consults, on and off-line, on business and professional presentations, programming, site building and eCommerce. Visit http://www.Building-eCommerce-Websites.com for eCommerce articles, information, resources and links and check our blog at http://www.Building-eCommerce-Websites/blog for opinion and ideas.