As most people know, or should I say those of us in the know article writing is one of the best ways to increase your search engine rankings, increase your link popularity and get targeted traffic to your website.
After you have written a unique quality article or indeed a number of them in your niche area you need to get them published, so now what? You need to really decide if you are going to concentrate on long-term quality search engine optimisation or quick traffic generation. For SEO purposes you will need to write a lot of quality articles and the articles will have to be written for SEO.
There isn’t much point in my view of submitting the same article to multiple directories. It won’t help your search engine rankings because the search engines will filter out the identical items in the results.
So what can I do for long-term search engine optimisation?
I would recommend submitting your article to just one or two article directories but no more. The top article directories have excellent page rankings, lots of traffic and will be great for both generating traffic quickly and for longer term SEO purposes. Submitting your absolutely unique article to a directory will be enough to gain valuable traffic and long-term search engine optimisation.
There are other ways for generating lots of articles but re-writing articles is just wrong, it doesn’t sit well with me. Whatever article directory you decide to submit your article with you should take the following points into account.
1. Make sure they have an author Bio box or resource box. This is really important as it will allow you to put a keyword rich anchor text link in the bottom that links to a page on your website.
2. A link to your website. This will be good just to get traffic to your site.
3. If the article directory allows anchor text in the actual article then use it and make the most of it. Some directories allow this and some don’t.
What about quick traffic generation?
By using the above methods you will get quick traffic but it is dependent on how good the article is.
Concentrate on writing good articles that people want to read and submit to as few directories as possible and keep the content original. People like to read articles that are interesting and informative and by writing good articles and not submitting them to lots of directories your content will remain unique and you may even get other more popular article writers with high page rank websites to publish them with a link back to your website.