5 Critical Promotion Mistakes People Make With Articles

Written by Jim Edwards

(c) Jim Edwards - All Rights reserved http://www.thenetreporter.com =====================================

Did you realize that writing and publishing articles online represents one ofrepparttar best-kept website traffic secrets?

It's true! In fact, if you learn some basic principles, you can drive thousands of visitors to your website without spending any money on advertising. Publishing articles not only establishes you as an expert in your chosen field, but also allows you to fly underrepparttar 146252 natural "radar defenses" your prospects have against advertising.

But, beware! My experience as a syndicated newspaper columnist has shown me that people who would otherwise succeed massively promoting with articles actually fail because they consistently make one or more of these five critical mistakes!

Mistake #1 - NOT Defining Your Target Audience

Many article authors makerepparttar 146253 serious mistake of not clearly defining a niche audience before writing their article. Successful article authors always knowrepparttar 146254 exact "niche" audience they want to reach before they writerepparttar 146255 first word.

When targeting your audience, remember this rule: Narrow and Deep! Always pick an audience with a specific, pressing, or major interest in a narrow topic!

Mistake #2 - Spamming Ezine Editors

In their desire to cover as much ground as possible, many article authors resort to spam techniques for submitting their articles. Instead of tightly targeting appropriate ezines that cater specifically to their audience, these authors try to hit "everyone."

By trying to save time, they actually waste every minute spent writing their article because most ezine editors will just delete their submissions as spam!

Mistake #3 - Milktoast Topics

You can writerepparttar 146256 best article inrepparttar 146257 world, but if your headline doesn't grab a reader's eyeballs and pull them into your article - you lose!

Spyware, this time itís personal!

Written by Doug Woodall

Firstrepparttar basic definition of Spyware: It is a type of software which is installed onto your computer without your permission... It can log your keystrokes, which websites you visit, read you email, and even prowl your hard drives. At some point in time, it transmits its harvested information torepparttar 146164 owner. Transmitting this data can slow your computers resources which can result in programs taking longer to load, make for longer waits for WebPages to load, and even complete system failures can occur.

A different type of Spyware called Adware can be included in a download. You didnít notice it was included inrepparttar 146165 download when you readrepparttar 146166 user agreement since you might have given up on readingrepparttar 146167 user agreement after 2000 or 3000 words into it. Thatís what they wanted you to do! Or maybe, shame shame, you didnít even read it!

Webroot recently finished a survey that concludedrepparttar 146168 average home computer has 28 pieces of Spyware on it. I recently stumbled across an admiringly clever piece of Spyware that recorded both sides of Instant Messaging Programs!

Justrepparttar 146169 other night I read that some unsuspecting Stock Investors found their accounts empty one morning.... they had downloaded a Beta Stock Tweaking Tool that had a keylogger on it.

Oh, letís not forgetrepparttar 146170 Website you are at when a 'Pop Up' states you need a 'Plug In' to view something special there. If you donít have your Java or your Virtual Basic updates, you could be providing allrepparttar 146171 information on your computer to a very interested third party. Pop Ups can be very deceiving. Do you quickly close out a Pop Up or clickrepparttar 146172 No button? What ifrepparttar 146173 code that runs it is set up to run no matter what option you pick?

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