|You know you need backlinks
for good SEO. And you know you need the attention and respect of others
to move your business forward in a positive direction, right? Of course
you do, but article marketing and generating the elusive "PR" we as
website owners, marketers and webmasters are in pursuit of is
challenging and, yes, time consuming to say the least. But it's
important so let's put down our sad little violins and get to submitting
articles where it really matters.
In order for Article PR to be effective you
must understand not only the process of writing and submitting articles,
but the best practice of it as well.
Of course you should have a list of influential bloggers (which you could find at Technorati
or even Google Blogsearch),
but there are also lots of sites that accept articles from those seeking greater
attention for their products and services. Often when your submitted article is
published, you get a link to your site and (said with fingers crossed) a boost
to your ranking. The reason the practice of submitting articles to directories
is so popular is because there is an opportunity to include your link. In the
best case scenario, the site being submitted to will let you use anchor text
when linking to your site.
Here are a few sites which, in addition to including a resource box, let
writers embed links with anchor text within the content submitted:
Articles, Uniterra Article Archive,
If you have another article directory we've missed please let us know!