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Here’s A Good Summary Of Article Marketing Best Practices

marketingDon’t miss out on one of the best marketing techniques on the web today just because you aren’t familiar with the process. Article marketing is one of the easiest marketing methods online, and it’s low-cost too. If you use tips like those referred to in this article, you will find success in utilizing articles to market your business, products, and services.

Improve your site’s search ranking by including more internal links. When you add new content to the page, link back to previous content. For instance, if you have a blog about recipes and are posting an Italian pasta dish, link back to a previous recipe you wrote about lasagna. When you do this, you automatically boost internal traffic within your site, which can raise your ranking.

Be mindful of where you host your articles. Google recently changed its algorithm to penalize “low quality content farms.” Certain article hosting sites such as eHow and Squidoo, appear to have been affected. While article directories are a good supplementary source of back-links, host your articles on your own site if at all possible.

Consider running your articles in a blog format and not pitching a product in every article. People will read quality articles, but they will tire of constant marketing. If you place your call to action, in every fourth or fifth article, it can drive more conversions than if you are beating the marketing drum in every post.

By adding pictures that are relevant to the article one can provide an eye catching addition the the article to increase its marketing potential. However one needs to be sure that the picture does not make up the content but simply supplement the existing article content so the information is still there.

Make an Ebook. This is a portfolio of sorts, a collection of all the articles you have written. You do not want it to be too small, so wait until you have amassed a large number of articles. You can use this to show off your writing skills or sell it to people looking for article collections.

Articles need to be very easy to read, so remember that the Enter key is your friend. A long, drawn out paragraph is only going to make your content difficult to read. Pressing the Enter key is absolutely free and it won’t even hurt your fingers pressing it! Isn’t it amazing? Make sure you break things up properly.

Try to write freely and don’t focus too hard on things at first. Write the same way you talk and your thoughts will come pouring out on to the page. This will make article writing feel effortless. You can always go back and do a spelling and grammar check after the words are on paper.

Once your article is written, you must proofread it before publishing or submitting it. Modern word processing programs come with spell-checkers and grammar-checkers galore. Do not rely on these sub-programs; they are idiots. There is no automated substitute for a careful review by the author. Even if your proofreading uncovers no mistakes, it will most likely bring something to your attention that you can (and should!) improve.

Publishing articles online can help promote your business. Use the best strategies and take the time to write quality articles that will attract attention. This advice ought to help you better understand article marketing.

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