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Have lower expectations - taking a digit or two off from figures is closer to reality for most writers.
Choose right topics. Writing about celebrities, hair are popular topics. There is one particular article on hair in places where sun has hardly shone before, which had over 30,000 hits in an article-submission site alone. In contrast, articles written by this author on cryptography and technical analysis have only 100 hits. How these popular topics are related to your website’s theme will need your creativity at its best.
Consider using teenagers and young people as your test-market. If they do not read your articles, chances are, few would.
Submission to article sites is an exercise in patience. The author still wonders how some experts still claim there are hundreds of article submission sites, when there are only tens of listed article depositories. Probably, they may be referring to thousands of one-theme sites such as web marketing.
Despite some flaws, this author still recommends article-writing as a web promotion tool. Seeing your articles accepted by 100 sites and read by thousands is indeed gratifying. Seeing your opinion being quoted and discussed in forums is exhilarating. Seeing one of your articles being blatantly pirated provides a new badge of honor – how many articles get pirated anyway? The internet, like everyone else, is imperfect.
Stan Seecrets’ Postulate: “Website promotion is a journey of a million sweats. Savor each drop and it will taste like honey.”
The author, Stan Seecrets, is a veteran software developer with 25 years experience at (http://www.seecrets.biz) which specializes in digital asset protection. A free RSS/XML syndicated feed on all his articles is available. You can email him with comments or criticism to Stan at seecrets dot biz. © Copyright