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					Submitting your articles to an article directory, or even better to a
great number of article directories, has become one of the most popular
forms of advertising on the internet today. The reason for this is simple
- by writing articles about your product or service, or maybe your
website or blog - you will build authority and reputation in the eyes of
your readers and in the search engines. With so many article writers and
marketers out there wanting to publish their articles, it comes as no
surprise that the competition among the directories is getting tougher.
The latest fling in order to attract more writers to submit their content
is a thing called revenue sharing.

In this post we will discuss the difference between an article directory
that features revenue sharing and one that does not. By tradition,
article writers would seek out the highest ranking article directories on
the web to submit their work to - hoping to get published and republished
by other authors or websites. This is still one of the most proven and
effective methods of article marketing, providing great exposure for any
articles submitted, and also visibility in search engines. By
consistently providing fresh content to high quality directories, writers
and marketers continue to build link authority for their work.

Having this said, there are so many article directories available on the
internet that it would frankly be impossible for them to compete with
directories that have millions of authors and articles registered with
them. This does not mean that these smaller directories are poor in any
way, it simply means that they can not compete on the same level and that
they need a twist, or a unique selling point, if you will. This is where
revenue sharing comes in.

So what does revenue sharing mean in regards to submitting articles to
directories? Well, when an article directory claims to feature revenue
sharing, this simply means that the directory in question will share any
advertising revenue with their authors or members. As you probably know,
most article directories display some kind of advertisements on their
home page, or within the articles that are being submitted. The article
directory may earn money when a reader clicks on the ad, or performs some
other action such as purchasing the product or service for which the
advertisement is for. When the directory share these earnings with
contributors in any form, well, then revenue sharing is in fact in place.

The model for sharing revenue with writers may differ substantially from
directory to directory, however, usually authors receive a percentage cut
from all of the earnings generated. Most of the times these percentages
vary from 30%-50%, but there are some article directories that credit a
full 100% revenue share to their members. Needless to say, such
directories will have other means of earning money for maintaining the
directory and staying in profit.

So which is the best? Submitting articles to the traditional high quality
article directories - or the ones that feature revenue sharing? Well, in
my opinion, these two options does not necessarily have to exclude each
other. While the quality directories will give writers the link authority
that they are looking for in the longterm, the revenue sharing
directories may instead provide a momentary boost of traffic - and
possibly some quick cash. Due to the recent popularity gained by article
directories, and article marketing in general, my recommendation is to
submit your content to any established directory you may find. After all,
plenty of links displaying your product, service, website or blog in a
nice way can never be wrong.

				
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