Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Funnel Traffic to Your Site Via Article Directories

Content is one of the main reasons people keep coming back to the Internet. Providing the information they seek can lead readers back to you again and again. If you are a writer, use your skill to promote your website through article directories and if you’re not, you can still hire someone to help you!reading content online

Article directories are places where website owners can go to find useful content in their niche. People simply surfing the web can also find this content during their topic searches.

The easiest way to create content is to write about something that you know – your niche market. Within those parameters you have plenty to work with. You can write about business issues: starting a business in your niche, defining your niche and promoting your business, write articles that relate to your niche and that give your readers quality content.

Keys to Driving Traffic Your Way

• Always have an engaging headline. Include the same keywords that you use on your website. Articles that include steps or processes catch a reader’s eye. Why? They usually include bulleted points or numbered steps which are easy to skim or read quickly. Reader’s like to get their information in as useful a format as possible.

• Use keywords throughout the article. For an article of 400-500 words, a particular keyword can be mentioned about six or seven times to be effective and not considered “keyword stuffing.” For maximum effect, if you have more than one keyword you want to use, write a separate article for each.

• Submit your content to popular article directories. Some people may have their favorite sites like About.com or Ezinearticles.com to find helpful information. There they can search within the site to find helpful articles. If you are there with your expertise in the form of submitted articles, they will find you. Once they have some information from you they can use and trust, the chances of them following through to your website to learn more increase.

• Use your bio box. This is one of the most helpful tools for free website promotion when writing and submitting articles to directories. Here, you have a chance to tell others what you want them to know about you and your business. And, you can include links to your website here for readers to follow.

Even with audio and video showing up more and more, written content is still royalty on the Internet. Drive traffic your way by submitting quality content to popular article directories, along with those other types of content for maximum exposure.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Just Launch It

Just Launch It

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I wanted to let you know about a HUGE complimentary event that I am a speaking at and I will be talking about Face. The Just Launch It Event is all about helping you over the hurdles in launching a business or re-launching your business with success and grace. There are 10 Entrepreneurs and Experts who started out just where you are and each are providing incredible information you don’t want to miss.

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At the Just Launch It Event, you will learn about 5 key areas:

1. FOCUS: Align your passion and purpose with your business idea
2. FACE: Find your target audience and learn how to approach them
3. FOUNDATION: Discover how to build a solid base for your business to grow
4. FINANCIAL: Learn the key elements for financial success and how to set them up
5. FREEDOM: Unravel the mystery of taking the leap from employee to entrepreneur FULL-TIME
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Pool Your Resources, Get Noticed

Just like exercise, business marketing is cumulative. Each effort, though small, builds on the ones before for a magnificent result. As you work to get yourself known in the Internet business world, it may be time to capitalize on the resources and knowledge of others in the form of business partnerships.

Going into business with others can be scary but it can also be quite profitable. Once you begin getting your name out there and building relationships with others, you’ll find people will start seeking you out for your information. Before long, you’ll have requests for any number of things beneficial to your website. Many won’t cost you a dime, but will still create exposure and advertising.
Two ways that you might find to do so are via guest blogging and joint venture giveaways. You can find bloggers who are in your niche and offer to guest blog for them. This gives you exposure and showcases your expertise.

You can guest blog for a day, a week or two, or even on a continual basis. Depending on the blog owner, you may get a byline where you can list your website link. If they allow links in your blog posts (where relevant), then use them to promote your websites, blogs, and products or services.

Guest blogging is a two-way street. You can ask others to guest blog for you too. They will, in turn, let their readership know where they were will be appearing and that means extra promotion for your website and blog too!

Partnering with others can also be a great idea. One of the ways you can do so is through joint venture giveaways. To become a contributor, you have to be invited to participate. With the giveaway event, you offer a free gift to members who sign up to come to the event. To receive your free gift, members have to visit your website and sign up to your list to gain access.

Not only are you getting your name out there with the members but also with the other contributors. One stipulation of your contributor status is to promote the event. Through the other contributors, you’re also getting some free promotion for your own website. Members who enjoy the information available at these giveaways will most likely share with those they know who would be interested as well.

Through these and similar events you open the door to relationship building again and again. Business associates may find that partnering with you again is advantageous to both them and you. As with any partnership, each half will bring strengths the other person may not possess. For instance, if you have a product, but lack the technical resources necessary to increase your marketing efforts for it, try partnering with someone who may not have a product but can handle the more technical aspects of the partnership.


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