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Articles: Is It Better to Give or Receive?

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Summary:
Which is the better way to market you product? Is it better to submit
articles to other sites or is it better to run an article site and
receive articles?


Keywords:
articles, sites, links, article, article sites, submitter, auto submitter


Article Body:
I don’t claim to be an article marketing expert, but I do both. I run
about 10 article sites and I submit articles using an auto submitter. I
feel that you can make money both ways.

I submit anywhere from 5 to 25 articles per weeks using a free, online
article submitter to post my articles to hundreds or thousands or sites.
The articles run from 500 to 1,000 words and are related to whatever it
is that I am selling.

For example, I write articles about Thailand while promoting my affiliate
hotel sites geared specifically to Thailand. I also write marketing
articles and point them to a variety of sites that I run.

Using the auto submitter, I can get my articles and more importantly,
links to my sites, all over the Internet. The more links that point back
to my sites, the better the search engines like me.

I have about 10 different article sites and a few blogs that accept
articles automatically. I manually approve each and every article. I
like to check to make sure that the articles are following my submission
guidelines. The biggest violators put links in the text and more than 2
links in the resource box. I try to contact them to advise them of the
rules and if they continue, I disable their accounts.

So, which is better? I would have to say that submitting the articles is
the more beneficial as it gets my links in hundreds or even thousands of
web sites. Back links are looked upon very favorably by the search
engines and I love to have my links everywhere and for a long time. And,
if I am lucky, some marketer or eZine will send out my article to their
mail list getting me more exposure.

Running the article sites is a bit time consuming since I have to check
the articles 2 or 3 times per day or I get inundated. Manual approval is
a must for me since I want to check and make sure the articles are
quality. And with the auto submitters, not many actual people visit the
site, just the auto bots. But I still think there is value since my own
articles get posted to my article sites, I can easily advertise, and they
are ranked high in Google and Alexa.

So, I would try to do both but would put the emphasis on getting my
articles out to the world with links back to my sites. This will get
more traffic and hopefully more sales.

				
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