I have already discussed some of the major SEO techniques in the last 2 posts. In this post we will check out how article directories can bring in tons of traffic to your website or blogs.
We have discussed earlier that getting relevant and high quality back links from high PR websites can drastically boost the SEO value of your sites. But it’s not always that easy to get that. In many cases you may have to pay a fee to get a link back from a high PR site. But not to worry; you have other easier options to get good quality back links for FREE. Building back links is not a quick process; it will take some time and it is also an on-going process, because more the back links, the better. So you must be prepared to do a bit of hard work for that. Here are some common methods that I follow,
- Submitting articles to article directories
- Re-purposing Articles
- Link Exchanges
- Creating other web 2.0 sites
- Feeder Sites and Link Wheels
- Online Forums
- Blog commenting
- Social networking sites
- Submitting your site to social bookmarking sites
- Guest Blogging
Submitting articles to article directories
This is one of the most popular and effective ways to drive targeted traffic to your website as well as to build back-links. All you have to do is write informative articles on your topic and submit them to various article directories like ezinearticles.com, articlesbase.com, goarticles.com, associatedcontent.com and so on with a link back to your website. After these submitted articles are published and gets ranked higher in the SERPs you start getting visitors to your articles and ultimately to your website. And once they land on your website you can either sell your product or pre-sell an affiliate product to them.
Did you know that there are thousands of article directories out there on the internet? and you can boost your PR significantly by submitting your articles to them? But it is highly impossible to submit to thousands of those directories manually, then why not automatically? Yes, you can submit to thousands of article directories automatically through an article submission software tool. This tool can automatically register an account with thousands of article directories and submit to each of them. Isn’t it unbelievable?
Furthermore, if you could submit a unique version of your article to each article directory, then the chances are high that more versions of your articles would get indexed and ranked higher by the search engines. This will bring in double, triple or even loads of traffic that you would otherwise not get. But how on the earth can you generate thousand or more unique versions of a single article? The answer is through article spinning or rewriting. An article spinning tool allows you to spin the words, sentences or even paragraphs of your article as per your choice and can create 1000’s of unique versions of it. Mass article submission with unique articles with a link back to your website or blog is a great way to improve your site’s PR, traffic as well as search engine ranking.
You can also find a variety of free tools on the internet but they may or may not be as efficient as the paid ones.
In the next post you will learn the next technique i.e. how to re-purpose your articles to get relevant back links as well as targeted traffic.