Hi guys. I've had a busy few days with work and sorting out all the assorted paperwork involved with the purchase of land and the building of a house. My wife and are pretty much secured now in the contract, and we will have a ten week wait on the house being built. We will be moving across the road from where we live to my wife's parents house. It will be fun, a 3 bedroom house with Kirsty, the kids and myself, but fortunately there is an office demountable outside where I can set up my home office temporarily while our accommodations are limited :) But anyway your not here for my life story so onwards and upwards with my next installment to the Cashflow Strategy, with some more traffic secrets (well I prefer to think of them as common sense).

We all know about article marketing. Yes, it’s an effective way of generating traffic to your website over time. However, a much more direct way of getting your website in front of your target market is by doing something a bit more targeted than traditional article marketing.

Basically, we’re taking out the middle-man and going directly to the sites we want to have our articles published on. But, with a twist. Now, I’m not knocking EzineArticles.com or Isnare.com. They are both fantastic. However, they are also BEASTS of websites. How do you get noticed in such a crowd?

· Yes, you can write excellent articles.
· Yes, you can work on writing the best headlines possible.
· Yes, you can play with long-tail keywords.

But, there is an easier way. In addition to writing and submitting articles to the big sites, hookup with a website that is in your niche and become a columnist for that site.

What do they get out of it?
· Exposure to their target market forever. (As my site grows, their exposure grows.)
· Guaranteed publishing on a targeted website for each article. (Assuming it’s a good article, of course.)
· Exposure on a high traffic website that has some great Search Engine rankings.
· Exposure in my ezine and possibly autoresponder as new articles are added.
· Exposure on my blog.

What do I get?
· Fresh, unique, quality content. (This is much better to me than using PLR articles or hiring a ghostwriter, because I’m finding experts who know the topics inside and out.) Of course, the writers may also write and submit other articles to the big directories, but they know that the ones they submit to me are for my sites only.

So, if you’re looking to get some serious exposure in front of the exact people who buy your products or services, then I’d say to start searching google for people who are reaching those people already. Once you find a great content site, offer to provide them with regular articles. If they say “no” then keep looking.

Things to discuss in advance before agreeing to be a Columnist:
1. Where your articles will be published.
2. If you can have a graphic by your articles. (Many newspaper columnists have their photo
by their byline.)
3. How often you’ll be writing (weekly, monthly, etc).
4. Length of articles.
5. Your deadlines.
6. How many links you can include in the bio. (Your advertising.)
7. Advertising that will be on the page (other than yours).
8. Copyright. You retain copyright to your own article, even as it’s published on the other
site, just as you would with an article directory.
9. If you may use the content in ebooks or reports, but not published as an article on other
sites.
10. If you’ll have exposure on other areas of the site, in the ezine, or linked from a related
blog as an expert.
11.And you’ll want to make sure that your articles are NOT coded with a “nofollow” tag.
(Many website owners use “nofollow” tags. You do not want this on your links.)

Remember, when negotiating with the website owner be easy to work with. When coming to an agreement, remember that most article directories (like ezinearticles.com) do have advertising in and around your articles, too. So, work with the publisher and be flexible. I’m sure you can come up with a win-win for both of you.

You may be able to also turn the articles into a PDF report that you can then offer as a tool for your affiliates in your affiliate center or as a sign-up gift etc. I have only just recently had some direct influence from a close associate online that has established a great SEO outlook in just 3 months by using article marketing. I had him review this post before I put it online to see if he agreed with my content perspective. I like to get outside feedback on alot of my experiments and tinkerings with online promotion and tools, and I would love to see feedback from YOU! The Followers and subscribers. There are two more installments to go before I compose my first ebook for free viral Twitter release, and I will be offering testimonial spots with pictures and website mentions. This will be your chance to get my traffic for free and build your branding.


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