How to Drive Traffic to Your Site for Free: Article Marketing

Although this is a free method of driving traffic to your site, it is a very powerful method over time.

The problem is, you don’t see results right away … you see results over time. And that’s where people get discouraged. They submit 10 articles to a couple of article directories and say ‘What the heck is going on? Am I not rich yet? This method sucks!

The fact is that it is a method that pays large dividends in the long term. By the time you’ve written tons of articles, they’ll start to pile up and search engines will start showing your pages in search results.

You start to see a constant flow of traffic to your site because your articles will appear at the top of the search engines (using SEO techniques). This is what search engines love. They love good quality content; content that gives people useful information; content that provides solutions to people’s problems.

Your article can be submitted to hundreds of article directories, posted on other people’s blogs as a guest blogger, or posted on your own blog.

Of all these, I prefer my blog articles for the following reasons:

1) List creation

This is very useful, especially if you are an affiliate promoting other people’s products and services. All you need to do is direct people to a sign-up page via a link that asks them to click.

And there are things you need to do to motivate people to opt, like giving a free e-book or video training if they decide to leave their email address.

2) Search engine friendly

Search engines love blogging. This is because they are sources of information. But this will only work well for you if you have valuable content, not just low-quality articles filled with keywords because search engines continually adjust their algorithm to filter out trash.

And in order for your post to appear at the top of search engine search results, you may also want to learn SEO techniques.

Submitting articles to article directories

This also has its own advantages. For example, if you submit your articles to a directory that ranks high and receives a lot of traffic, you will also receive a lot of traffic to your site. That is the reason why I love EzineArticles. Google loves EzineArticles. The site receives up to 1 million visitors per month. That is huge!

Therefore, submitting your articles to EzineArticles can also be a good source of traffic for your site, especially when you have a well-written resource box that drives your readers to your site.

Hope you enjoyed this article. Go ahead and start writing articles right now.

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