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Does Article Marketing Really Generate Traffic?
By: Joe Eitel
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  • Does Article Marketing Really Generate Traffic?
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    Does Article Marketing Really Generate Traffic? - Article Directories

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    One of the most amazing advantages of article marketing is that for you, itís entirely free. Once you write an article, you simply submit it to one of the webís many free article directories (which we will discuss in detail, momentarily). Thanks to these directories, your articles will then be found by people searching for specific information and content, and with your approval, your work can then be displayed on other websites. The link contained with the article will direct the reader back to your website. This is called a targeted lead, and it was generated from an article that was published for free and distributed to directories that are free.

    Article marketing should be looked at as free advertising for your website. Submitting your articles to article directories and permitting your work to be used on other websites allows you to advertise your website without having to pay the huge fees usually necessary to receive the same kind of targeted leads and website exposure.

    Itís important to keep in mind that the articles you write should not look like blatant advertising for whatever products or services you make available on your website. The main purpose of the article should be to pique interest; carefully and covertly interjecting information about the products/services available on your site will make the reader want to click on the link that will take them to your website where you can then really begin the selling process.

    Articlesbase is just one of many free article directories available online that will get your work read and get your site the traffic it so desperately needs. Similar to other article directories, Articlesbase allows users to submit the specified content that they need help showcasing, because their sites arenít generating the hits or the interest level they had hoped for.

    At ArticlesBase, you can submit an article and have thousands of people worldwide read it just moments after itís published, because your article gets syndicated around the globe. Another major perk for this particular site is that itís usually used as a source for free website articles, meaning many people visit the site just to gather free articles and display them on their websites. Your work can be picked up by anyone at any time, and not only must the user include your byline, but they must also include a link back to your site. Not only will this add more website hits for you, but now you will have an unforeseen amount of potential buyers or clients that may not have seen your site otherwise. Plus, don't forget about the backlink factor in the search engine rankings!

    ArticleSphere is another excellent article directory that boasts 17,429 expert authors in more than 500 article categories. This may sound competitive, but similar to ArticlesBase, this site is mainly used by those seeking free content to post on their sites. As a writer, you have a better chance at getting your work used if you publish in an article directory that is marketed in this way.

    Aside from being completely free of charge, ArticleSphere also has another major perk: it routinely spotlights its authors. Not only does this specific directory give you the opportunity to have your work picked up by countless affiliates that must link back to your site, but their author spotlight also gives you and your website a huge amount of free advertising. Aside from a small profile piece, you are also pictured and links to your site are made available free of cost.

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