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5 Stumbling Blocks That Cause The Unenlightened To Say That Marketing With Articles Doesn’t Work
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Are you confused by all the article marketing info out there?

Heard contradicting information from a variety of sources about marketing with articles, and unsure what to think?

Don’t worry … you’re not alone!

For example, here’s a question I received recently on just this issue:

I keep hearing contradictory evidence about article marketing. Some say it works, some say it doesn’t. Some say there’s only three directories worth submitting to. Still others say it’s a waste because they don’t generate any traffic. Confused? You bet!

I would like to break things down into their simplest parts possible and hopefully alleviate any confusion that you may have on this topic. In this post we will cover the first confusing part of this person’s question about article marketing…

Some say it works, some say it doesn’t. Which is right?

I have been running my article distribution business since about 2002 and have worked with thousands of clients from all over the world … I’ve been in this business long enough to see the good, the bad and the ugly.

In my experience, those who do article marketing correctly are generally successful and very happy with their results.

I can’t tell you that everyone succeeds at article marketing though – not everyone does.

But when I look into the reasons why, they’re usually fairly clear.

Whenever I run into a person who has been less than successful, I try to go back to the beginning and look at their journey to see where things might have gone wrong.

Common stumbling blocks that cause people to say that article marketing “doesn’t work”…

1 – They have unrealistic expectations on when they will start to see results and what those results will be. Generally they give up too soon, and go off looking some place else for the easy route to riches or the next bright and shiny object (good luck!) … those who persevere and master the process properly get the rewards. This topic is a biggie, so I’ll devote the next post to this topic so we can cover it thoroughly.

2 – They do not use keywords in their article submissions (in their titles, articles, their resource boxes … Gold Members of course also get the benefit of our powerful Naked Articles feature)

3 – They do not write on the topic of their website (off topic articles) – so their backlinks end up out of context, and they’re attracting readers uninterested in their website.

4 – Their articles are not of a quality that publisher would wish to reprint – yep, quality still wins out every time.

5 – Their resource boxes confuse readers and search engines.

Method To The Madness

Over the next few weeks we will be covering some of these stumbling blocks and how to conquer them.

Most business owners are in unfamiliar territory when they start thinking about website marketing. When you are in a foreign land it is very easy to get confused about what is right and normal and what is not.

That is completely understandable, and I would just like to ask you to try to empty your brain of any preconceptions about article marketing as we start this series of posts.

There is a method to the madness. There are answers that a regular everyday person can understand. I’ll do my best to cover these important questions and make a confusing topic crystal clear.

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Slightly contradicting stop signs by marc e marc

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One Response to “5 Stumbling Blocks That Cause The Unenlightened To Say That Marketing With Articles Doesn’t Work”

  1. Article marketing is definitely a long term marketing plan. But its cost-effective, and you don’t have to pay monthly for purchased links

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