Of all the people that can make use of article marketing, it's the DIY SEO crowd who stand to gain the most. In particular, article marketing offers these 2 key benefits...
- You get inbound contextual links
- You send visitors direct to one or more web sites under your control
The cherry on the top is that the page itself will be allocated to a relevant category. The title tag and page name may also conform to best SEO practice (especially if you construct your headline carefully).
All these factors work together to make it highly likely your article will be index well for several long tail keyword searches. And if you want to, you can add it to a virtuous SEO circle and derive additional benefits.
The plain fact is, article marketing and SEO work well together. If you can put together half-decent copy, article marketing is something worth investigating. And to get you started, here are 9 of my favourite article marketing and content sharing sites...
- Ezine Articles
- Easy Articles
- Go Articles
- Junta42 (content sharing)
- DropJack (content sharing)
- Article Alley
- Delicious (content sharing)
- Technorati (blog search engine)
Each of these sites has something unique to offer you. For example, Ezine Articles attracts high Google ranking, and a lot of visitors every day. Go Articles gets your content online quickly. Junta42 and DropJack will send you traffic.
Content sharing sharing sites help you to tell others about the article you've just written. These sites tend to rely on voting, and it's possible to work in conjunction with others to get more attention for your articles (and give your virtuous SEO circle a boost).