The easy part when it comes to blogging is finding information about the product or service that you are advertising or suggesting to your readers. You may have the greatest website on the planet and you are selling an item that makes the light bulb look like the stone wheel. The problem begins to arise when you begin writing your blog posts about these items. You can find information on the internet about what it is you are selling but you cannot take it word for word and place it in your blog. That is called plagiarism and it can land you in serious hot water.
The problem facing today’s article writers and bloggers is content. Many people do not even take the time to rewrite product descriptions or change articles to where the content is unique. They then submit these blurbs or blog posts to article directories so they can get back links to their webpage. The huge problem is that most of the popular directories have a plagiarism checker and very, very strict rules about having 100% unique content. If your article is a mish mash of stolen wording many of these directories will reject you due to duplicate content or plagiarism. That looks incredibly bad on you. It is even worse if the original authors find out.
The key is writing, or having someone else write, 100% unique content. You need to write your blog or blurb to where it is free from plagiarism. That means not lifting content from different places and just changing one word. You need to look at the material, summarize it in your mind and then write something new from the information you have gleamed. Yes, the other page helped inspire you and gave you information but the blog you write is all your own. You can then you a customized service that puts your blogs out there and gives you back links to your own webpage. You usually have to write a 100 word blurb to go with it but that is child’s play for you once you have writing the actual blogs down to a science.
It just cannot be stressed enough that unique content is the true seller on the Internet. You want your website and blog to stand out from the crowd. You do not want to be repeating the same information that you find on article directories. If you can convey the information in a new way you will engage readers and get their attention. And that is how you make money in this day and age. You having 100% unique content is the actual backbone of your entire infrastructure. The only problem is, creating unique content is time consuming and hard work. Not to mention, promoting your blog, getting backlinks and traffic also required a lot of heavy lifting. Well, not necessarily.
Writing is much easier when it comes from your heart. But how do you do that. We tend to focus towards earning money rather than providing value to our audience. When you start understanding your core values, express your passion then writing will flow smoothly like water.
So what is your action plan?
Sometimes the easiest way to blog is not always the best place to find a home for your blog. Take for example blogging on a social network site such as Facebook. While it is a great place to place a link to a blog on another site, it is not great for blogging itself. And this is something you absolutely must take into account. There is a way to blog and a way not to blog. There is a time to blog and a time not to blog. There is a place to blog and places where blogging is not going to be as beneficial to you as another place may be. So how do you know how, when and where?
So why is Facebook not a great place to blog? For starters the website is not set up per se for blogging. You can add “notes” but you have to tag each of your friends and followers if they are going to be notified. And then it shows up on their page which may not go over so well if being inundated with “notes” is not their preference. You could wind up losing followers. That means you are not going to be making any money. And you will not make money from your blog alone on Facebook. You will have to put links to your website or to another blogging webpage if you want to utilize ads and banner ads for affiliate programs.
Establishing the fact that social networking sites such as Facebook are out, leaves you with places such as WordPress or even Blogspot.com. There are some ups and downs for each site but they do, at least, allow the use of ads and promoting affiliate programs. You just have to get traffic to the site. That leaves you with the proper time to blog once you figure out where. Try not to post late night blogs because many people will miss out on new blogs if you are consistently posting at odd hours. Try posting at the same time each day or every couple of days. You may not want to even blog every single day for fear of inundating your followers with too much information or repeated information. Have a set number of blogs for the week and stick with that schedule.
All that being said, there is a specific formula (or blueprint) for when to blog, how frequently, and how to get links to your original page and traffic to your individual blog posts. However, all this usually takes a lot of work. Not many people want to devote that kind of time to maintaining their blog on a daily basis.
Using SEO Effectively
Search Engine Optimization can be very effective, provided that you understand your target market very clearly and incorporate the right approaches that will get their attention. You do not need to spend so much time and money to get to the right people who will actually purchase your products. There are so many methods and techniques that you can use to make the most out of search engine optimizers. Here are some tips on how to rank well in the pages.
About the Title
The title has to be highly related to your content, consisting of the right words that your target customers will most likely type in the search engines. Make sure you use only the most unique and relevant title and meta description on each page. The title page is the most vital on-page SEO factor. You cannot expect to rank high for a primary term of 2 to 3 words without the words becoming part of the title page.
The meta description tag does not help you rank very high, but it is usually used as a text snippet below the listing. It should also include the useful keywords and be written the right way to entice searchers to go on and click on the listing. Ignore the keywords meta as a whole if you want. If you continue using it, you may place misspellings, as well as other related keywords that are not included in your webpage.
The Importance of the Users
Always write for the benefit of the users. Some of the biggest search engines use very powerful bots that crawl the web. However, the bots do not buy anything on the internet, inquire about a product or service or sign up for a newsletter. Always make sure that your content and pages are understandable and ignite the interest of your potential readers. You will need keywords in text, but do not stuff every page.
The content should be unique and relevant to the particular product or service that you are offering. Online retailers need to face the challenge of selling a product that several other companies and agents may also be offering. You need to boost your reputation and credibility and establish your place in the market. Research on the right keywords using different online programs. You can also hire professional ghost writers to make the most useful articles possible.
You can use your keywords as anchor text when trying to link internally. The anchor text can help indicate to spiders what the linked-to page is about. Links that indicate “click here” do not function at all for the search engine visibility. You can build links intelligently as well. Submit your web site to different reliable directories. Look for links from authority sites in the industry. If local search is important for you, you can look for links from reliable sites within your area. Analyze the links coming in to other sites to search for links that you can also get.
Start your own blog and join other related blogs as well. A number of big search engines like blogs for their fresh and unique data and content. You can also join the conversations and learn more about the industry you are entering. Joining blog site scan boost your exposure so you get new links every time. Read the article “Blog Posting – A Good Source of Inbound Links”
The main ingredient in cooking up an article recipe is a large dose of creativity. While creativity can be natural to some, others just get stuck and that can drive them crazy. Many writers have literally torn their hair out when they get stuck and just can’t seem to get their creativity flowing.
Writing has been one of the oldest and most effective techniques in attracting targeted prospects to sites and seen a high rate of conversion into buyers. This is why article writing, submissions and publications are also getting popular.
Tons of tools out there that people can use to make the process of distributing their articles much easier. But ineffective use of such tools may not get the exposure it requires. But the tools are useless if the content they are using is meaningless.
Let us take a look first at the common mistakes that some people make before submitting their contents to article directories:
1. Why are You Promoting The article, A Huge Confusion?
The key benefit from promoting your articles is to get: popularity, branding, lead generation and promotion, which are all part of your optimization efforts.
The reason behind writing an article is to inform your targeted audience. If the article is not focused on your primary objective and most important purpose, it will fail to achieve the key benefits behind writing the article as the readers will be distracted from what they are looking for and you will get audience but of little or no interest to your primary objective.
You need to figure out first how to get people to read what is in your article, then, make them click on your resource box. You can achieve this by producing better contents.
2. Failure To Direct Audience Back To Your Site.
It can be a disaster to your promotional opportunities of article marketing, if you cannot direct them back to your original site.
Your articles submitted to different directories help you generate additional links back to your site. Not only that more visitors you get to your site better the ranking by search engines. So you get double advantage. Killing two birds with one stone.
But these things do not put much money in your pocket. There are other factors that can turn your article marketing efforts into an opportunity that can boost your earnings. Not just increase the number of visitors to your site.
Start out with a plan and see to it that your article will serve the function that you intended it to have.
3. Publishing content For The Sake of Doing It.
Most common error people do is not writing to create value for the readers but focusing on the primary objective which is getting links back to your site, irrespective of the visitors’ interest. As long as it gets loads of visitors to your site and generates traffic it is fine.
Your focus should be also be to create popularity as people who like your content will come back to you and will also bring their friends.
Finally, it is all really a matter of choice on your part. You can start getting a little exposure from increased links back but on a very basic level. Or enjoy massive exposure from a little extra time making quality contents.
It will be your choice. You may not be aware of the fact that an article submitted on directories is not meant to have the same level of exposure as highly-targeted content ones geared on a narrow group of people.
Learn the difference between these two and it will surely help you know what kinds of articles to write and to submit.
This is how David Optimizes His Business Opportunity through Article Submission
My Good Friend David Wood’s Article Marketing Strategies.
David is not what we would say a Top Internet Marketer. He started about three months back with MLSP (my marketing company) but he has broken all records. In just three months what he has achieved is remarkable. A person really devoted in what he is doing and trying to achieve results of Top Quality.
Last week he presented us in a webinar his new Article Marketing Strategy. He has just invented killing lead generation system using article submission to various directories. Last week, we had live demonstration of his secret strategy. He uses a 4 step method. He is generated in one day 50 leads and this was live demonstration of his auto responder account. I was dumbfounded. I could not imagine how he could make so much success.
The process is nothing completed but one has to really think about it from a different angle. Not only has he been able to generate leads (and FREE LEADS) but also has ranked #1 for many of his written articles.
Then yesterday, after many request from the MLSP members, he presented again his new strategy and this time his record was again broken by getting 74 leads in one day. He is on his way to become one of the Top Internet Marketers.
Guess what it takes only an hour a day for David to realise this success. His Secret Strategy has become a valuable asset for MLSP members. Like other webinars from other Top Earners, both of David’s two webinars have been recorded in the back office for use by current members and all new members joining MLSP
If you wish to learn his secret strategies and other Free lead generation strategies, then do put your name and email address and join our MLSP. You will be joining the Top Most Marketing Company on the internet. No matter what business you are in, our free marketing strategies will be valuable for your business.
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We did a training last week that was ridiculous
We had a guy come out and show EXACTLY how he was generating as many as 50 leads PER DAY absolutely f*r*e*e…
Well, he just beat that record and hit 74 leads PER DAY with the same strategy!
How would 74 leads per day spending ZERO dollars on marketing affect YOUR business?
We’re going to bring him back this week to re-visit this strategy because it is so incredibly powerful, and more importantly one of the tools he uses
religiously just had a few updates, which we want to cover to ensure you understand each step in this 4-step process.
And there’s actually a secret 5th step, which I’ve talked him into giving to YOU for F*R*E*E this Wednesday night only!
It involves articles, html, .exe, ebooks, xml files, software directories, & ftp… AND IT’S VERY ADVANCED… but this is where we separate the 3% from the 97%.
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