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Article Marketing Tips: Do You Need A Website To Do Article Marketing?
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Please feel free to ask me whatever questions you are wondering about article marketing.

No question is too elementary. I have received questions similar to the one below several times, and I think there are probably many other pre-beginners who are wondering the same thing.

I’ve been working a course I recently bought and the first step is to write 10 articles to Ezine with the intention of getting a platinum rating. The biggest problem I have is coming up with topics that will do the job. Since I don’t have a niche I’ve been writing about some of my experiences as a carpenter, cooking recipes, and cross country skiing but I’m not sure how any of these will be received without a resource box.

Also after reading your post on “better titles” I realized I don’t have any keywords to use either in the title or the body of the articles. And now I’m stuck for ideas for the remaining articles I need to complete. Do you have any suggestions or input?

Thanks for your question, and I’m happy to map things out for you.

1 – First, what are you hoping to get from article marketing?

Most people do article marketing because they have a website that they want to promote. Article marketing is a little different than submitting articles to a magazine or newspaper–when you do article marketing, you have a specific reward that you are after.

That is the “marketing” part–the thing that you are marketing is your website. The overall idea is to get more visitors to your website by submitting articles. Many times the people with websites are small business owners.

The big deal with article marketing is the resource box–that is where the author gets compensated for the article. Without the resource box, you really have to think, “What do I hope to get from writing and submitting articles?”

A few other bits of info…

2 – Be thinking about a niche that you would like to specialize in. That niche should be very focused in topic, such as cross country skiing. Be thinking about a niche that you would like to specialize in.

3 – After you decide on your niche, the next step is developing a website. You need a website that has quality content related to your niche. If you are trying to bring traffic to your website, you need to ask yourself, “Why would someone want to visit my website?” There needs to be something valuable on your site to draw folks in.

4 – Then you do article marketing. Your topics would be related to your general niche (for example, cross country skiing).

When you are doing article marketing, you always write articles that are related to the general topic of your website. So, even if you have an interest in cooking, if your website is about cross country skiing you would not write articles on cooking.

5 – Do keyword research–the keyword research will be specific to your niche.

You had mentioned that you did not do keyword research for your articles–that is understandable. If you do not have a website, there is no point in doing keyword research. The keywords you use in your article submissions are phrases for which you would like your website to rank highly in Google and the other search engines.

So, these are the steps to take–find a niche, develop a website, do keyword research, then write articles for article marketing.

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2 Responses to “Article Marketing Tips: Do You Need A Website To Do Article Marketing?”

  1. Mark Demers says:

    I like your explanations ,very clear to understand.I`m looking forward to reading PT2.

  2. Good points to this query. IF you don’t have a website you can create a simple one-page blog with an opt-in page. (I don’t recommend “Under Construction.”) You can send traffic to a Facebook page or an EzineArticles page, but if you do, you should have a domain name and use forwarding/masking.

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