Article writing and submission to major article directories is one of the most powerful methods of attracting free traffic to your web sites. Writing articles or having articles written for your web sites can also help you get better search engine rankings and drive targeted prospects straight to your web site.
I can hear you moaning and groaning about having to write articles. I am not a big fan of writing very much either, but you could very easily outsource a lot of the article writing. For example, for one of my main web site portals, I had over 1,000 unique articles written by an exceptional ghost writer for only $5 – $7 a piece. I now have over 1,000 pages of unique content that has been picked up by all the major search engines. And guess what I have running on these pages… Google Adsense ads.
Now, I am not suggesting that you go “buck wild” and have thousands of articles written. You can start off with outsourcing just a few articles until you find the right article writer. You will want to test more than one article writer because some just won’t give you good quality articles. You need to dig around until you find that right person. Once you have these articles written by yourself or outsourced you can easily submit them to free article directories and email announcement lists.
This will create some really good targeted traffic to your web site.
Here are some web sites where you can find freelancers to write articles for you:
Major ezine article directories where you can submit your articles to are:
Ezine Articles http://www.ezinearticles.com
Go Articles http://www.goarticles.com I personally use Jason Potash’s “Article Announcer” to post my articles to article directories because it automates the entire article directory submission process.
Article Announcer http://www.articleannouncer.com
Articles are great traffic producers because you get free exposure for your web site.
Authors are allowed to include a small biography at the bottom of the article and this is a great place to put a link back to your web site. If you are using HTML in your article or signature file at the end of article, remember to use your most relevant keywords as your anchor text for your link so that you can improve your SEO rankings.