MS: Shelley, you're an excellent person to talk to about Ezine Articles, because - as well as being a prolific Ezine Writer - you own and operate largest article announcement lists on Internet (www.web-source.net). How would you rate Ezine Articles as a promotion technique?
SL: Writing Internet articles is one of best promotional strategies used online. Not only will it provide you with massive free publicity, but it will also build your credibility and promote you as a trusted professional in your area of expertise.
MS: How long have you been writing Ezine Articles and what are main topics you write about?
SL: I've been writing articles for last four years and I write mainly about Internet marketing, Ecommerce, Web Design, and Web Development.
MS: Shelley, are Ezine Articles your principal web marketing technique?
SL: Yes, writing articles is my main marketing strategy, as I have found it to be highly effective.
MS: What sort of Articles have you had most success with? In your experience, what kind of Articles are most in demand?
SL: I have found that articles written to teach and inform are most in demand.
MS: Shelley, some Ezine Writers promote a product or service in their Resource Box, while others aim only to get a subscription to their free Newsletter. What would your advice be for getting maximum results from your Resource Box?
SL: I use a combination of both. I mention my product within my bylines, however, I concentrate more on gaining new subscribers. By obtaining my readers' email addresses, I will have opportunity to advertise my products over and over again. A long-term relationship with a subscriber is much more beneficial than trying to make a one-time sale.
MS: What have you found to be most effective ways of getting your Articles published?
SL: I use a combination of methods. The most effective method I use is an opt-in list. I enable my visitors to subscribe to my publishers list to receive new articles as soon as they're released. The second most powerful method I use is article announcement lists. Some additional methods include posting my articles on my website and submitting them to article directories.
MS: Apart from getting your Articles published in Newsletters, are there any other ways you use your Articles to promote your website? (such as turning them into a free E-Book)?
SL: In addition to getting your articles published in ezines, syndication services provide a great way to gain massive free promotion. If your article is published, it will be displayed across hundreds of websites.