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Use Article Directory Submission for an Effective Marketing Strategy:Part 4


In Article Directory Submission parts 1 through 3, we explored getting together your ideas, keyword research, title line and last but not least, writing the article.

And so what do you do now?

Submit your article!

The most logical place to start is to post articles on your own website, blog or hub pages.  This establishes that this is your original article.

The next place to go is Ezine Articles. This is one of the top article directories for article submission.  The staff at ezine articles are very particular about  their article submissions.  The articles must be original and the only other place they can occur at time of submission is your own website , blog or hub pages.  As a new author, it will take 3 to 7 days for the article to be reviewed and approved.

Simply go the website at ezinearticles and submit your articles.

Join the members of Ezine Articles

Ezine Articles Sign up

Click on the Green Button, fill out a few short fields and you are the newest member.

It’s a very simple signup process.  Ezine Articles gives new members10 Initial Article Submissions.  If all their rules are followed members can earn a platinum status.  Before you submit your first article, make sure to read the article guidelines located under the Author Resources.

So maybe you aren’t ready to submit articles yet.  Go ahead and sign up.  Look around in the members area.  The Ezine Article Staff provides  a wide variety of resources for you to get started.  They will teach you how to submit an article.  The training includes:

  • Article Writing and Marketing
  • Article Title
  • Article Writing – Paragraph and Grammar Structure
  • Article Writing-Content Sources and Article Templates

The member’s area also provides tools for promoting your articles:

  • Banners

Sharon Burger, EzineArticles.com Platinum Author

  • Article Promotion
  • Title Suggestions
  • Article Diagnostic Center
  • Statistics
  • Social Media:  Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Myspace, Youtube

Remember, after poking around and getting familiar with the site, read the Ezine Article guidelines. Here are some important highlights:

  1. Must be an original article that you wrote.
  2. Must have good content and informative
  3. Maximum of 2 “self-serving” links confined to your resource box.
  4. The article body is your give and your author resource box is your take.
  5. Links should be relevant to the content of the article.
  6. Affiliate Links are allowed if you own the domain name.
  7. Article Body must be a minimum of 400 words.

A lot of rules but the best place for article marketing.  The basis to all their rules is this:

  • Write Quality Content
  • Respect people and provide links that will give them more.  If you want to promote an affiliate product, link back to your product page on your site.

Here are your three simple steps:

  1. Read rules
  2. Write Article
  3. Submit Article

Now go forth an conquer.

Check out this site when you are ready to submit an article.   This post provides some after submission ideas.

Wishing you happy writing, happy submitting and happy marketing.


P.S.  Want to try something else from Google when researching keywords for your article?

Get Google Alerts on your chosen keyword

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