*Click* There goes another article which has been sent to the depths of an article directory database.
I understand that you just invested a lot of time and effort into writing that article and now there is no way to tell if you will benefit from what was written.
Only time will tell.
So what do you do? Well, you do what most internet marketers do, and forget about the submission for awhile and patiently wait for the statistics.
“What! 20 views, 0 clicks?” How can this be? That article was quite impressive and it covered a lot of important subject matter. You spent almost 3 hours writing that article and this is what EZINE articles rewards you with – just a few measly views?
You slam the palm of your hand down on your desk, your coffee cup rattles slightly and almost topples off the edge to meet its under doom, but you balance it with your free hand, saving it from shattering into a million pieces on your office floor.
What you didn’t know is that article directories are database of free articles. In other words, it is perfectly legal to head on over to an article directory, snatch something you fancy, and post it on your website. But the chances of this happened are quite low due to the amount of articles in article directories.
Frustrated, slouched in your chair; you attempt to re-think your strategy. Then, a brilliant thought pops into your head. Heck, instead of throwing my articles at article directories and expecting them to throw visitors and traffic back, I can throw articles at established website owners in my niche. That could work, couldn’t it?
Yes it can. Internet marketers all around the globe have been using this technique to market content. In fact, this type of content marketing is called article syndication and it is an excellent way to generate traffic and revenue. It is such a simple technique that most people never get involved with it and miss out on plenty of traffic.
I know what you are probably thinking “Google HATES duplicate content!” Guess what? That’s not true. Google hates websites that have the SAME articles on the SAME website. If the articles were spread out on different websites Google will have no problem ranking the site.
Instead of throwing that article into an article directory, consider throwing it into a contact form on a website that is in your niche.
Don’t forget to write a short message asking if the website admin wouldn’t mind publishing your article with a link back to your website included, webmasters love new content, and a link out is not much of a trade. Keep throwing out pitches.
About The Author:
Timothy Torrents: is a fun-loving internet marketer and freelance writer. When he is not playing with his adorable Yorkshire terrier he is writing eBooks on a wide range of topics. Check out his website here.