Why Your Articles And Videos Never Get Views

Posted on March 10th, 2010 in Article Marketing by WebGuru

All the hard work you put into article marketing, video marketing, or almost any internet marketing for this matter, is wasted if you don’t have one thing. What is it?

You HAVE to have an absolutely amazing title!

Think about it. What do you look at when your looking through search results? What is it that get’s you to click on that YouTube video you thought was going to be cool but turned out to be just plain stupid? It was the title! Sometimes the description and other data weighs in, but the title leads.

Most people think along the lines that great content is going to drive tons of traffic. Sorry, but you are all wrong. You have to remember, people do not see the content first, they see the title. Your article marketing won’t generate tons of traffic unless your title grabs their attention and gets them to click through to view the actual content of the article.

This applies for any marketing methods, not just article marketing, but video marketing, forum signatures, blog posts, PPC campaigns, and just about everything else. You won’t get ANYWHERE if you don’t have great title’s. Your going to get overlooked and all your hard work is going straight down the drain and into the archives.

So my first rule of internet marketing is to use a killer title in whatever form of marketing your using. Without a title that absolutely grabs the viewers attention and makes them say “I HAVE TO READ/WATCH THIS”, most people will see another article or video next to yours, read the title, and click it because it APPEARS to be better.

Now before I get a bunch of comments saying it’s all about the content too, yes, the content behind the title matters even more. You have to back the title up with absolutely amazing content. Otherwise, viewers will make a subconscious note, and the next time they see your name next to the title, they’ll immediately think “oh, him/her again, even though the title got my attention, I know it’s probably crap”. So yes, amazing “quality” content has to follow your title, and you have to do this every time. Every thing has to be really good content that will get people to remember you and will come back when they see titles that aren’t so catching (as not everything will be perfect, it takes trial and error).

So that’s the Why, on the next page you’ll see How To Get Your Articles Viewed By More People by writing absolutely amazing titles.

Where Do I Submit Articles?

Posted on June 5th, 2009 in Article Marketing by WebGuru

When it comes to article marketing, the questions I see the most revolves around submitting articles, or more precisely, how and where to submit articles. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of web sites that allow you to submit articles for publishing on their site, but should you submit your articles too all of them? While many agree that you should spread your articles as far as you can, many also agree that relevancy is key in internet marketing. Why submit an article about dogs to an articles site about weight loss? The viewers there aren’t going to be interested in your article, they are looking for stuff about dogs. Sure, you get another link back to your site, but then again, now search engines see a site about dogs linking back to your site, but it is not relevant and could look bad. At least that is my reasoning – let me know what you think. But while niche article sites are great to submit your articles to, there are many article sites that accept articles on any topic. In my research, I’ve found there are several top sites (all free) that will benefit you the most.

In my search for places to submit my articles, I came across several lists in forums and other websites. They will all be listed near the end for reference. Some were Top5/Top10 lists while other listed anywhere from 15 sites to 200 sites or more. Some listings were old, and some of the best aren’t around anymore (is ArticlesOn.com really hacked?). So I wanted to make an updated list, with a separate list for most popular places to submit articles, as well as a long list of article niche sites. Some sites now charge for their service, and they will be in a separate list, so all the other sites listed are either free or have a free service plan.

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