Although there are a lot of different ways that you can pull traffic into your website, article marketing is probably one of the most effective. As a matter of fact, many webmasters spend a large portion of their day writing articles and submitting them in order to pull traffic in. This particular method has gained in popularity as a result of the bum marketing method, a free explanation of this particular way of marketing your website. Even though the method may be new to most people, it certainly is not new to the Internet. As a matter of fact, article marketing has been used effectively for many years in order to pull a continual stream of traffic into these websites.
The way that article marketing is done is actually relatively easy to understand but it can be difficult to master. It really all starts with the proper keyword research, something that many people have a difficult time doing. The fact of the matter is, keyword research is a relatively easy thing to do and there are plenty of free tools out there which will help you in your keyword research efforts. One of my personal favorites is the Google external keyword tool, something that will show you what people are searching for and how often they are searching for it. It is easy to find, simply search for it on Google and it will come up in the first result.
Don’t try going after keywords that are only one or two words long. These typically have far too much competition for you to be able to rank well for them with a simple article marketing. What you need to do is to go after the long tail keyword phrase, a three or four word phrase (sometimes more) that is directly related to whatever you’re offering and has relatively low competition on Google. These keyword phrases are like gold and you can spend a lot of time researching them and finding ones that will work well. Unless you go on to the next step, however, all that work will be for nothing.
Now that you have your list of long tail keyword phrases, you need to begin writing articles on those subjects. Some people like to include two or three of these phrases in each article but if you can write effectively, you should make each article surround one of the keyword phrases. Although it doesn’t hurt to pepper a few other phrases into the article, don’t let your focus get away from the main phrase. Post these articles to EzineArticles.com or another popular article directory and the article should work its way up through the search engine rankings in a couple of weeks. You can boost this process by building some incoming links to the article itself.
As long as you chose your keywords carefully and wrote an effective bio box, people will find the articles in the search engines, click over, read it and then follow through to your website. Try to write a few articles every day and you will be happy with how many people are visiting your website through your efforts.