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What to Consider Before Submitting Your Articles Online


One of the most popular ways to attract website visitors

today is by an distributing article with a link to the

targeted site – included either in the article body or in

the byline (aka Resource Box) - to online directories. If

you head to your favorite search engine and research

"submit your article" or “free content," you can find

hundreds of sites willing to consider your article for

publication so that they have fresh content on their sites

plus content for their clients’ sites - on an ongoing basis.


However, posting articles can become very time consuming.

So to make sure you make the most of your article writing

and submission process, here are some factors to consider



1. Invest a little time for research and find out where the best

sites are for your niches / topics. Ask on forums and with

others in your fields of interest, and learn where your articles

will receive the most exposure. Also make sure that sites

that offer your article have the correct terms of reprint

rights policies.


2. Determine Page Rank for each article site directory

under consideration to learn how fast the site is growing

and how well the database is maintained and kept fresh. The

rank is important because your page rank will eventually be

calculated by the rate of the website that has inbound

links to your website. Check online for free ranking tools

like one here:


3. If you submit articles regularly, article website

content owners may consider special joint venture

promotions with you. Might want to look into this.


4. Article directories might want to reward frequent

publishers with specials. This can include additional

low-cost or no-cost promotions for your article. So keep

on the look out for special deals.


5. Posting articles needs to be thought out so that you get

your article in the appropriate category. You also want to

check the reputation and history of a content directory, to

make sure you are putting your article in a place that will

improve your reputation, and not damage it.


6. By getting your article published in a highly admired

content site, your article may be published in more ezines

and on more websites. This means more visitors through your

resource box link


There are several pieces of software that automate the

process, and there are also places that will do this

article submission service for you. Check around, ask on

forums and try some to see which work best for you. Note

that many content sites have banned particular automated

software submissions because of inaccuracies and major

problems with their experience using the software.


For example, many content websites will accept html, there are

also many that totally ban it. Automatic software has been known to

cause major errors with html error coding issues, causing

major headaches for list owners and content site editors.




Here are some handy resources to help with your article marketing:


 - Check out Jack Humphrey’s Content Desk and Content Propulsion Lab, 

for “Do It Yourself”  companies who would love the benefits of easy

step-by-step content site building, monetizing and promoting

systems for the best ROI, and high-end Public Relations firms

with low-end budgets, online at   

and   .


 - For a super profit system, head to SEO (search engine optimization)

expert Keith Baxter’s Easy Net Marketing (EAN) Profit System at . The program has only about a one- to two-hour

learning curve to get all set up and going.


 -  Learn how to write with good correspondence courses like

those offered by the American Writers & Artists Institute;

many are described here:


So ask, test, check your ROI (return on investment). When

you consider the importance of articles in the marketplace,

it makes sense to check out all your options and see which

ones work best with your marketing needs.




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