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    is Article Submitting even worth it anymore?

    Because of the recent update with google is it even worth the time writing articles and submitting them to hundreds of websites? or is it still worth it and a good way to get some good rankings?

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    Well, I guess the right answer is: "It can't hurt". What I do (something I picked up in a thread in WF), is to use 5-6 articles as anchors, and then link all the others to those few. They of course link to my site I want to promote. Seems to be working pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riba View Post
    Well, I guess the right answer is: "It can't hurt". What I do (something I picked up in a thread in WF), is to use 5-6 articles as anchors, and then link all the others to those few. They of course link to my site I want to promote. Seems to be working pretty good.
    What do you mean? can you explain more

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    Article marketing has many benefits for online businesses and websites today .it refers to the submission of articles to different directories to get the hyperlinks from different websites who want to publish the content of your page.
    An article with keyword-rich contents can open doors for a higher search engine optimization ranking.
    It is the main part of link building process.

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    Article marketing has many benefits for online businesses and websites today
    Do a Google search for 'the farmer update'. After doing a bit of reading you will understand the significance of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wink0r View Post
    Do a Google search for 'the farmer update'. After doing a bit of reading you will understand the significance of this thread.
    Thanks, hes just trying to get his post count up

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryJ View Post
    What do you mean? can you explain more
    The idea is to use a small number of articles as anchors, and then submit a ton of articles around which are linking to your anchor articles, not to your main site. Of course, for this purpose you are not using your targeted keywords to avoid one of your anchor articles to rank better than your site. This way you can link like mad to your anchor articles, they will take the beating in case Google frowns on something, but your site will still get the link juice and the anchor articles will probably get a page rank or two.

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    might not be great like before but till it will work. Google always weights more on regularly updated unique content yet I guess backlinks from these articles would count. No point of using these articles in own sites anymore IMO.

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    Ofcourse ,it works if your article are totally oringinal

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    While their has been a lot of prominent sites (even Ezine) taking a huge knock from the recent algo, I still think article marketing is a good idea. I mean yea, you won't get all the traffic you want to, but you at least have your company out there and people can tell a lot about you from the way you write. if you keep your content fresh and unique and speak honestly, sharing experiences or sharing information you actually have experience from, it could add to your company integrity and in the end, help people to trust you more to buy from you. I have articles at Ezine, but I am not going to jump ship because the new algo has everyone on the run.

    @HenryJ, winkOr actually made a pretty good point. The new algo is called its "farmer" algo. Simply because its targeting content farms, or sites it considers content farms.

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    yes it is still worth it, the articles was never about who reads them or who finds them it was always about the backlinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seoitright View Post
    yes it is still worth it, the articles was never about who reads them or who finds them it was always about the backlinks.
    If Google lists a site as a content farm, your backlinks won't be worth much and that could be damaging to your site. Remember a lot of these sites are still considered as authority sites because of their domain age etc. But when Google slams them, they automatically slam any content and links on that site. Which is why people are panicking. If an authority site loses its authority, then a quality backlink is downgraded to a normal backlink, and it can effect the way your site is indexed in the long run.

    Maybe even though its still worth a link, sites that are being hit by the new algo should rather serve a new purpose than just being there to give you a quality backlink.

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    Ofcourse ,it works if your article are totally oringinal
    I'm sorry to disagree with you. it's not about whether or not your content is unique or not. The algo looks at sites that are similar to ezine. If you have submitted to an article directory like ezine, Google may see it as a content farm.

    have a look at a definition of a content farm:

    In the context of the World Wide Web, the term content farm is used to describe a company that employs large numbers of often freelance writers to generate large amounts of textual content which is specifically designed to satisfy algorithms for maximal retrieval by automated search engines. Their main goal is to generate advertising revenue through attracting reader page views - From wikipedia
    This is what the algo looks for and this is why article directories and sites are being targeted. Only with Ezine, its not one company doing all the work, its a lot of different writers from all over the world submitting to the site.

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    I dont like Pressreleases or article releases... cause some sites have tooo many external links... so you dont get 100% linkpower when you puplish a post there..

    there are some rules there..

    - use only sites you can add anchortext links
    - check if its dofollow
    - check all external links.. how many dofollow external the site have.. too much.. not good
    - use only sites who post all new releases on site 1.. and its better when these sites have high PR
    - dont release on sites with adult articles.. I saw there are many..

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    Article marketing is not at all hurting your site if you place quality content on your site but it is still showing same results as earlier...

    Recent change sin Google SERP Algorithm hit those article directory where we use to submit articles...

    Now tell me which site you want to rank your Main site which is getting backlink from article directory or Article submitted to article directory...

    If youw ant rank for first one Article marketing is still the best, but if you want to rank for second then google algorithm change is something you must be worried for...

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    We are able to have a considerable amount of traffic to our website through article submissions. But try to submit in only high pr sites. E-zine Article Directory is very well known and has very strict submission rules. Buzzle is another good one. Thus article submission is one of the best ways to have quality back links for our site as we well as it provide massive explosure to our site. So i like Article Writing and Article Submission as it provide great back links as well as traffic.
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    There are many befits of article submission's for your web-page and website.
    Best ways of building links for your website. There are number of link building strategies article submissions is one of the most effective link building methods.
    But things matter is your content and website where you submit articles. You can get #1 rank by your successful Article's Link Baiting.Because Today many people visit article directories to get advice and tips and your articles let them to your website.
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    I believe it is still working well. Contextual links are the best.

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    Think of it this way: if all articles are eliminated, what would be left? Articles will continue to have a positive effect for a long time to come. Developing a great strategy that changes with the times is important. Developing outstanding articles that help people solve problems, will be ever more important.


 

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