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    Lizzie
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    I’ve been looking into writing articles to submit online. I have a couple written, but am now researching the best way to submit them. There seem to be any number of places — so that’s not the problem. In researching, I’ve come across articles that indicate hiring a service is the most effective (in terms of time and money) way to do this. One article even listed the author’s experience with 5 companies. Two he recommended (and he named them) and three he did not. (He named those, too.) Now, I’m inclined to pay attention to his advice, since he went into what he liked and didn’t like about the various companies.

    I just hesitate to get taken, that’s all! Anyone have experience with having a service submit your articles? Is it best to wait until you have several written (in this article for one of the services the author recommended having 20 ready to go. I don’t have close to that yet.

    I will try to locate the article and link to it in another post. Have to find it first…

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    It’s really easy to sumbit articles to online directories – just takes time. I think it comes down to what do you have the most of, time to do it yourself or money to pay someone else to do it.

    Or you could look for sites/blogs that the articles relate to and see if you could have them guest posted there for you.

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    Melinda_B, post: 30950 wrote:
    It’s really easy to sumbit articles to online directories – just takes time. I think it comes down to what do you have the most of, time to do it yourself or money to pay someone else to do it.

    Or you could look for sites/blogs that the articles relate to and see if you could have them guest posted there for you.

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    this is the deal… your time is to run your business… not to do your own SEO / link building…
    While someone like you take 24 hours to submit 1 article to 50 directories, someone that does that for a living… can send it to 500 directories in 4 hours, saving you time, money and energy.

    Sometimes outsourcing is the easiest way to save money….

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    I think a combination of the two can work well. There are some good companies that you can use that are quite cheap.

    I think it should use only in conjunction with your own article marketing. That is finding good, relevant sites and blogs to post your article to.

    Cheers

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    HappyCamper
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    Hi there,

    I write alot of articles and submit them and basically you have to decide what your main aim is.

    Sure if it is purely for multiple bulk links then it doesn’t matter so much about the integrity. For some topics I write one main article, then I adjust it several times and submit a version with different article sites.

    But if you have a business where you are trying to position yourself as an expert in an area then it is important to focus on one article for one site. For a generic article I like to use ezine.com

    If I am writing a press relsease style aricle announcing a new product then I would go with PRweb.com

    This kind of article submission is aimed at both the linkage but also when someone might google that topic then that article will present my client or me or whoever the article is about as an expert in that area.

    The other option is if I am writing specifically about a certain subject I think will appeal to a certain blog or subject matter, then I directly email the owner of that blog and ask them if they would like my article for their site and ask for a link back. They normally say yes if the article is good, not just direct promotion to me.

    I diasgree with outsourcing for this sort of thing because no-one knows your subject matter better than you and seriously submitting to online article sites is not hard or particularly time consuming.

    Remember that the guy advising you that some are better than others blah blah is only protecting his own job. There are about 4-5 main article submission websites and just stick those for starters.

    Hope this helps.

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    Lizzie
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    Thank you so much for the replies. I really appreciate the information and points of view.

    I think, for at least my first article, I’ll post myself. Then I can see how it goes — plus, I’d be committing not my money, but my client’s! And he’s not cheap, but he might think this is a waste of time, until I can prove otherwise.

    I’ve seen a few submission companies. Is it asking too much to ask which ones people like? I don’t want to waste my time with a dud firm!

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    Lizzie
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    By the way, here’s the article I found online, about submitting articles online, and listing various services. I do not know when it first appeared, sadly. Others may find it useful.

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    IMO article directories and blog networks are of limited value, much more limited than what some of the services argue.

    From experience, a service like the My Article Network (MAN) one mentioned can be used to get lots of low power links to a higher power main article. This can work well if you have a good article at say Ezinearticle and/or Squidoo (or other strong domain) and you use MAN to get backlinks to those articles.

    It does not work quite so well if you are trying to get your own new or lowly ranked site off the ground! I may be wrong but on limited observation this seems to be even more true if you are trying to rank your .com.au for the Aussie version of Google, probably because the vast majority of blogs the article will be published on are .coms hosted in the US. Any thought on this you other SEO guys?

    Personally I have not found spending hours doing submissions to article directories to be fruitful so tend to use just a handful for manual submissions plus MAN if I choose to use articles as a strategy.

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    Follow the 80/20 rule.

    Don’t submit to all of them, just the ones that matter.

    The article directories that matter are pretty easy to find, because they are typically the only ones you ever hear about.

    Personally i would do it myself. I usually hit up 4 article directories minimum, and those particular ones always give me the results i need eg. solid traffic.

    Plus the benefit of setting up your own accounts is that you get extra perks, provided you continually use that particular account on a consistent basis.

    As an example, if you have an account on hub pages, if your hub score is above 40 and your author hub rank is above 75, the links in your articles become ‘do follow’.

    And once they are ‘do follow’ you gain the SEO benefits of submitting the article – which is for many, the only reason to write the article in the first place.

    In saying that, treat these accounts like gold. If you start going spam crazy they will shut them down. This can be easily avoided by writing genuine content and NOT spinning your articles.

    If you want to know any more just pm me.

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    exstatic
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    I think you should at least submit the articles once to a number of different places yourself to get a feel for what it takes to do it, and what sort of quality you expect from the place you out source it to.

    Its very easy, but time consuming.

    What you should always remember when submitting articles, is give give give.. then ask.

    What I mean by that is, provide unique, valuable content that people actually want to read.. then give them a little more.. and maybe sprinkle it with pictures, photos and colours..

    Then.. put your keyword based link in twice throughout the article, or in the resources box depending on the article site.

    If you stick with this strategy you are less likely to appear as a spammer who just wants link juice, and also less likely to go against any terms of service agreements with the content of your articles.

    I also agree with Aiden & WebMarketeer, there is no point trying to hit the article world with a shotgun.. be more targeted, precise, and choose only the top 5-10 article sites that are going to give you that authority back link you deserve for providing an excellent article.

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    Adelbier
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    Are there any good Australian sites?

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    I have another suggestion – try sending an article a month out to the media directly yourself. Not through a media distribution company! that way, you can start to forge a relationship with the journalist or media outlet yourself and they may even contact you if they see you are specialist in a specific area.

    On our DIY PR website we sell media contact lists (broken down by target market/category) and explain how to run your own campaign. We even have downloadable media release examples.

    If I can be of any help at all, feel free to get in contact – although all the information you need is on our site! And good luck!

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    Site down?

    http://www.handleyourownpr.com.au/

    jules brooke, post: 34216 wrote:
    I have another suggestion – try sending an article a month out to the media directly yourself. Not through a media distribution company! that way, you can start to forge a relationship with the journalist or media outlet yourself and they may even contact you if they see you are specialist in a specific area.

    On our DIY PR website we sell media contact lists (broken down by target market/category) and explain how to run your own campaign. We even have downloadable media release examples.

    If I can be of any help at all, feel free to get in contact – although all the information you need is on our site! And good luck!

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    Seems to be OK when I click on the link. Is it not working for you?

    Arrrggghhhh! i do so hate technology sometimes. Just when I think I’m getting the hang of it….!

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    seocourse
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    works now

    great idea….

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