Website Promotion – Submit Articles, but Spread them AroundWritten by Charles Essmeier
Writing articles on topics that are relevant to your Website’s topic and submitting them to free content sites is a great way to effectively promote your Website at little or no cost. There are many Websites that want topical content, and they frequently obtain this content from “free content” publishers. Those sites are always looking for articles and they’ll accept articles from most anyone. They offer no compensation other than a link back to your Website. This, as many writers have discovered, is a powerful incentive. Thousands of people have written and submitted articles to “free content” sites in order to promote their own Website, and it’s probably most cost-effective tool for Website promotion. But there are hundreds of “free content” sites on Web. Should you submit your articles to one site only, or should you submit to many different sites? I would appear that submitting articles to as many sites as possible is best way to promote your site.
In six or seven weeks that I have been writing articles, I have been submitting them to multiple “free content” sites. I don’t just submit to any site; I have some criteria. The site must have a form that allows me to “fill in blanks” to submit my article. I’m way too busy to deal with sites that require e-mail submissions or require me to join a Yahoo! Group. I also avoid sites that will not provide a live, clickable link back to my Website or sites that cover only topics that aren’t relevant to topics of my Websites. Based on those criteria, I have a “core” group of eighteen sites to which I submit my articles. I have an additional group of seventeen sites I use for articles I write that are related to Website promotion, such as this one. Anytime I write an article, it is submitted to up to thirty-five different sites for publication. From there, each article could end up being published on thousands of different sites.
Website Promotion – The Power of Writing ArticlesWritten by Charles Essmeier
I’ve been operating two small retail Websites for several years with modest success. Recently, I decided to branch out into a different area of e-commerce. I set up five different Websites at once and I wanted to find a way to obtain a lot of links to my Websites in a hurry. I wasn’t interested in paying for promotion, and I don’t care for tedious process of exchanging links. On a lark, I typed phrase “unusual Website promotion techniques” into Google, just to see what sort of search results came up.
That search yielded mostly Websites for companies that were offering to promote Websites for a fee, but one link did catch my eye – a site that mentioned writing articles to provide free content for Websites. I read article on Website and realized that I had found what I was looking for. This seemed to promise inexpensive, useful, fast results. I would write articles about topics that were relevant to my Websites and submit them to sites that would provide them to other sites that needed content. In exchange for this, I would receive a link back to my site. I decided to give it a try.
I did a search for “free content” on Web, and made a list of sites that accepted articles and offered “live” links to author’s Websites. I wrote an article of 400 words or so, submitted it to several different free content sites and waited. In order to accurately judge effectiveness of this technique, I used a version of my name that I generally do not use as my author name. That way, I could do searches for my name in search engines and be certain that all results related to articles I had written. I submitted my first article in afternoon and I I did a search for my author name in Google next morning. I was astonished to see that not only had my article been published by several sites, but my author name turned up in search results just fourteen hours after I had submitted article!