Building Websites with Articles

Written by Richard Keir

Copyright 2005 Richard Keir

I've been blogging occasionally overrepparttar last two months about my ongoing experiment with writing articles. This is a super hot topic lately withrepparttar 145875 changes going on at Google and Yahoo that are impacting many websites and basically freaking people out.

Now everybody knows that writing articles is a powerful technique. You knew that, right? And everybody is writing articles, right? No. Did I? Not until recently, though I wrote a lot in blogs and did post some articles I wrote on my sites. There's two parts to this for me. Writing, which I have been doing. Distributing. Which I hadn't been doing.

I finally came out of that fog and decided that I had to see what distribution might really do. Content, such as original articles is stillrepparttar 145876 basic currency ofrepparttar 145877 internet. People come ontorepparttar 145878 web looking for information. Content provides that information.

But, ifrepparttar 145879 content is just sitting on a blog or posted in an article directory on one website, it has very limited exposure without links. Content may berepparttar 145880 flesh ofrepparttar 145881 web, but links arerepparttar 145882 bones,repparttar 145883 underlying structure that allows things to found and accessed.

It's in our faces right here -repparttar 145884 two basics that you can combine to really power a successful website. Content and links. Write articles AND publish/distribute them. Simple, basic, old style site building.

One technique many are using to build sites is to get other people's articles and put them up on their sites to provide related content. I do it, you do it, nearly everyone seems to. Other people publish ezines, but can't possibly write allrepparttar 145885 content they want to provide. This isrepparttar 145886 demand that exists, right now, for your articles. There is a deep, apparently bottomless need for quality content on nearly anything imaginable. And it won't go away.

Original content on your site is a great traffic booster. Distributing your content all overrepparttar 145887 internet gets you lots of incoming links - which over time could well continue to increase as your articles are picked up and redistributed. Plus you are generating a name for yourself and qualifying yourself as an expert. Experts write about what they know and discover. They share their knowledge. I'm not talking about anyone being a genius and discovering anti-gravity (and finally eliminating rocket science). I'm talking about what's already in your head and what you can learn, research and write about.

I wrote three articles on some basics concepts to keep in mind in building and developing successful eCommerce websites. They aren't hot hot hot 6 steps to infinite wealth type writing. They're basic and based on research. Then I distributed them to a couple (not all) ofrepparttar 145888 big article directories and to a large group of relevant directories and lists through (which I do recommend if you're looking for an excellent and reasonable article submission service). Here arerepparttar 145889 results as of this writing (June 28, 2005):

Revisiting your Market

Written by Frank Ross

Much has been written about finding new markets in which to do business. What happens if you have an established web site already doing a going business? Many web-based business owners do a lot of work up front, getrepparttar site going, and then never spend much time updating their site or their product line after that.

It's best to continue to treat a revenue-generating site as a continuing challenge and review your online businesses periodically. The following are some questions that can be posed:

Are there new vendors in this product line? Are there new products by existing vendors being offered in this product line? Are there new accessory or add-on products that can compliment this line of products? Are there discontinuing or end-of-life-cycle products that we can offer for reduced prices to our customers? Have there been price increases that we should factor into our selling prices? Are there any rebate offers from manufacturers that we can advertise to our customers? Have there been recalls on any products that are sold on my site? What's new inrepparttar 145828 industry or field? Should we changerepparttar 145829 "What's New" page? What arerepparttar 145830 supplier stocking levels? Are they out ofrepparttar 145831 popular items?

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