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There are also quite a few places on net where you can find articles that are free to reprint on your site. A few of them are http://www.EzineArticles.com, http://www.Content-Articles.com, and http://www.ArticlesFactory.com. As I said, there are many sites like these, but these are 3 best, in my opinion. Some article directories are focused on a single set of topics (like Business Marketing) and others, including three mentioned above, contain articles from many, many categories.
If you write your own articles, submitting them to as many article sites as possible, again including three I listed before. The more places you submit your article, more sites will pick it up Ė either through RSS (Really Simple Syndication) or by cutting and pasting your article to their site. The latter option is preferable to you, because your article will stay on their site longer. This will work hard to generate you more traffic from visitors to those sites who read your article and increase your SE rankings through backlinks. (For more information, check out an article I wrote about backlinks at http://www.Content-Articles.com/article.aspx?i=24)
How often should I add new content?
Add new content at least weekly, and absolutely no less than monthly to give your customers reason to come back, and Search Engines will also increase your ranking because your site is active and youíve got good content.
What about forums?
Forums can be great tools for site promotion, if you do it right. Do NOT post ads to a forum that isnít for posting ads. You will do more to destroy your credibility than generate traffic. Put a link to your site in your signature, and post questions and answers to site, just like everyone else. If a topic that your site contains information about comes up, feel free to post URL in body of topic (make sure this is allowed by forum rules first) but always mention that itís your site, so nobody is mislead and thinks post is a referral, which itís not (because itís your site).
These tips are just a few of things that you can do to increase your search engine rankings. Take your time and develop a good site, write quality articles, submit them to as many places as possible, and watch your ranking go up while visitors come in.
Jason is an Internet marketer and owner of Premier MicroSolutions, LLC. Submit your articles to http://www.Content-Articles.com - The Free Web Site Content Article Directory