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Article Marketing Tips: 5 MORE Common Beginner Mistakes And How To Fix Them
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If you’re a beginner to article marketing, you have already accomplished a lot by simply learning how to write and submit articles. That is a huge step, but the learning doesn’t stop there.

Recently we’ve been covering the 10 most common beginner mistakes and how to avoid or fix them. Last time we covered the first 5 and this time we’ll cover the final 5.

Here were the first 5 common beginner mistakes that we covered last time:

1 – Not doing keyword research

2 – A thrown together resource box

3 – Not submitting enough articles

4 – Submitting too many articles

5 – Expecting immediate results

And let’s move on to our next 5…

6 – Not knowing how to measure progress.

It’s so easy to be completely in the dark as to how your site is progressing if you only look at one or two indicators when evaluating your website. This is why it is so important to come up with a method of evaluating your success.

Here is the one that I use:

5 Things To Do Before You Start Article Marketing

7 – Writing promotional articles.

Many times this is done innocently–you just aren’t aware that you shouldn’t try to direct readers to your website or try to win customer or sell products in the article itself.

It is an easy mistake to make if you aren’t clear on the purpose of article marketing. When writing free reprint articles, the article is to serve the needs of the reader, while the resource box is the place where you bring attention to your website and business. It’s important not to get the two mixed up.

It helps to think of yourself as a teacher, rather than a sales person–in your articles you are teaching your readers something that will be helpful to them about your niche.

8 -Â Ignoring the importance of titles.

The article itself usually gets the most attention from the author, but remember that no one will read your article unless they are lured in by your title. Your title is what captures a reader’s attention.

The title should describe the subject matter of the article in an attention grabbing way. The reader should be able to tell what the article is about by looking at your title.

There are some basic formulas for titles:

The ‘How To’ title (How To Run A Marathon When You’ve Never Jogged A Step In Your Life)

The numbered list title (5 Creative Uses For Dryer Sheets)

The Top Tips title (7 Top Tips For Leash Training Your Puppy)

The question title (How Can You Save Money On Heating In The Winter?)

The command title (Stop Using Cell Phones While Driving!)

And the list goes on and on. The point is that some thought needs to go into your title. Put yourself in your reader’s shoes and think about what would catch your attention if you were scanning a long list of article titles (which is what your readers will likely be doing).

9 – Running out of ideas for articles.

Yikes, this is applicable to all of us, not just beginners. I think I’ve run out of ideas every now and then, but I’ve developed some tricks for generating topics when creativity is scarce.

Also, it helps to know that it’s not uncommon to experience writer’s block. We all face that now and then, so don’t think that you’re alone on that. It doesn’t last forever, and things can very quickly turn around.

Check out these resources if you need some help:

The 7 Best Article Templates

Top 25 Article Topic Ideas

Article Writing: How To Find Great Topics

10 – Submitting to only a handful of article directories.

Getting your articles republished is crucial. If you only submit to a handful major directories, you’re waiting for other publishers to pick up the content and publish it on more focused websites, for those websites to then be spidered, and for those links to finally have an impact on your search engine ranking.

So, it helps if you can use an automatic article submitter to cut out the middleman and go direct to the eventual quality publisher of that content.

That’s why at SubmitYOURArticle.com, as well as distribution to hundreds of article directories, articles also go out to over 600 publishers who have signed up to receive topic-specific articles via email (Publisher Dashboard). This is how many members for example have been published in major ezines like SiteProNews with a subscriber base in the hundreds of thousands, followed by permanent publication on their high PR website.

For our Gold Level members, it gets even more direct with articles going out to, and being published directly on, niche-specific blogs. Essentially it bypasses the ‘article directory’ middleman, with immediate publication on sites where the same content would otherwise never reach. Such niche-focused sites will likely grow in value over time, adding further value to the backlinks you have attained from such sites.

Submitting articles automatically is easier and more time efficient, it produces better results, and it makes sticking with an article marketing campaign extremely doable.

Today Is A New Day…

We all make mistakes no matter what our skill level, but it’s especially easy to do so when you’re just starting out.

Today is a new day–just take the information that you’ve learned and apply it to your future articles.

If you have recognized yourself in any of these 10 common beginner mistakes we’ve covered in the last few days, then you have reason to celebrate.

You are out there, trying new things, learning a new skill, and doing your best to improve.That is HUGE!

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5 Responses to “Article Marketing Tips: 5 MORE Common Beginner Mistakes And How To Fix Them”

  1. Thanks for the insight for beginner bloggers. I use blogger and when I try to create blogger posts for Meta Tags for Keywords and Description I get an error. What’s your thoughts on tags and keywords and descriptions on blogger posts and if they should be used do you have ideas on how to code them in xhtml. Thanks for your great work!

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