Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Writing Articles for Links and Traffic

Article directories are becoming more popular on the web. They provide great benefits such as to promote your site to online communities, who have potential to be interested with your web site's content and services. Article directories publish articles that are written by almost anybody. They serve as a free promotion tool for your web site or blog. Here are the few benefits of using article directories:

  • Potential for wide range distribution (Backlinks): So, how article directories can help you to promote your site all over the web? Before answering this question, you need to know that, when you publish your article, you are agreeing for that article to be distributed. That means, people, who like your article can use it as a content in their web site or blog. But as part of the agreement, they need to credit the author or the directory by providing a link. Also if the article contains any link, these links has to be active in the publishers' web site. Depending on the quality of your article, it may be published on many web sites or blogs.
  • Targeted visitors: Article directories, place your article in a specific categories. So, people, who read your article, are potential visitors to your site. For them to visit your site is entirely depending on the quality of the article. If they like it, they will come and visit your site for more.
  • Increase Selling Power: When a visitor access to your site via article directories, this means that they liked your article and interested with your products or services.

As anybody can publish article, that does not mean every article that is published will be distributed over the web. The secret to a good article is writing good and unique content that is free from spelling and grammar mistakes. Always take your time when you are writing articles. Get someone else to proof read. After, you finish your article here are some directories for you to publish your article. Good Luck.