How to Drive Traffic to Your Site for Free – Article Marketing

Though this is a free method of driving traffic to your site, it is a very powerful method over time.

The problem is you don’t see results immediately… you see results over time. And that’s where people get discouraged. They submit 10 articles to a couple of article directories and they are like ‘What the heck is happening? I’m not rich yet? This method is crap!’

The thing is it is a method that pays big dividends over the long haul. By the time you’ve written tonnes of articles, they begin to pile up and the search engines begin to bring up your pages in search results.

You begin to see a steady flow of traffic to your site because your articles will come up at the top of the search engines (using SEO techniques). This is what search engines love. They love good quality content; content that gives people useful information; content that gives solutions to people’s problems.

Your article could be submitted to hundreds of article directories, posted on other people’s blogs as a guest blogger, or placed on your own blog.

Out of all these I prefer articles on my blog for the following reasons:

1)List Building

This is very useful, especially if you are an affiliate promoting other people’s products and services. All you need is to direct people to an opt-in page through a link you ask them to click on.

And there are things that you need to do to motivate people to opt in like giving free ebook or video training if they choose to leave their email address.

2)Search Engine Friendly

Search engines love blogs. This is because they are sources of information. But this will only work well for you if you have valuable content, not just keyword-packed low-quality articles because the search engines continually tweak their algorithm to filter out the chaff.

And to make your post appear at the top of search engine search results, you may want to learn SEO techniques too

Submitting Articles to Article Directories

This also has its own advantages. For example if you submit your articles to a directory that ranks high and gets lots of traffic, then you’re going to get lots of traffic to your site too. That is the reason why I love EzineArticles. Google loves EzineArticles. The site gets up to 1 million visitors per month. That is huge!

So submitting your articles to EzineArticles can be a source of good traffic to your site too, especially when you have a well written resource box that makes your readers go to your site.

I hope you enjoyed this article. Go ahead and start writing articles right now.

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