How many articles do you write each week?
What if that was your only means of earning income? What if that was your only source of support? You see, I love article marketing and the mainly free traffic it can bring to your site, but it’s always been something next to impossible to keep up with.
I used to be the type of person that was Cash Millennial and willing to write 2000 words a day. And for the most part, I was able to. I understood the market and I understood some of the tactics. I still read and I still am reading (and hopefully writing) but I’ve found a method that has allowed me to churn out just over 1000 articles in the last two weeks and over the next 3-4 months, I will be able to easily double the volume.
I did not want to slow down or stop, but I also didn’t want to get stale. The strategies that I learned require a lot of time to put into action and require a repeated application to see results. This is the opposite of what most people teach when they are first starting.
Well, I’m the first person to tell you that there is more to it than that. After about 3-4 months of concentrated writing, I have found that I can easily keep up with just about any keyword. I knew what was coming, the market was ideal and the seekers were searching for what I had to give.
You have to write for your audience first. You have to write for the prospects that you want to follow. And you have to write for the readers first. Give them the information that they’re looking for. If you do that, everything else will fall together.
You have to write with a purpose. If you truly understand that your writing is not meant to be for the search engines, then give it some focus. Now I know how to write with a purpose. Let me give you an example.
If you are writing an article about how to get rid of flees in your Brand New clothing, don’t write about how wonderful your new Trendy Shirts look. Write about why they are perfect for you and then why they are the best for your prospects.
Now, here’s the thing. If you are writing about Return on Investment, you want to know that you have the chance to covariate your readers’ opinions. You want to make a Profit! Write about your clients’ stories!
When researching keywords, remember that you have to understand what your prospects are searching for. The keywords are a tool. You can’t expect to rank #1 for a keyword that only 10 people a day are searching for. You have to understand the kinds of things people are searching for.
Use Word Tracker, or Keyword Elite, or another keyword research tool. Do not buy a fancy keyword research tool and expect to get it to do all kinds of things. They are expensive tools. You will get what you pay for.
After you have chosen your keyword, you have to understand it. You should have a very clear understanding of what your prospects are searching for, understand why, and know-how they are looking for it.
The next step is to call that stuff “on-page optimization”.
- That is basically what it takes to rank well. Although there is no magic formula, there are a few main things you can do to help you with “on-page optimization”.
- The first thing you should do is include your keyword phrase in your title tags. It’s not hard to do, but you’d be surprised how many webmasters don’t do it.
- You should also include your keyword phrase in your page description and keyword meta tags. The search engines do not dedicate a lot of room in their algorithms for page descriptions and keyword meta tags. However, it can help your ranking.
- Don’t ignore the text in your headlines either. Use the keyword phrase in the headlines and sprinkle it throughout the page. The search engines look for headlines and the words that you use in them.
- The basics of on-page optimization are sprinkled throughout your site. Text, headers, and sub-headers should include the keyword phrase. If you can, keyword phrases in your domain name or as page URLs are helpful.
Many site owners make a big mistake when they try to put the majority of their content in Flash. While it can be lovely to have a flash intro, it does hinder the search engines from reading the site and contributes to engine spider watching (and wondering) the flash.
Add a sitemap to your website. This will create a page that shows all the links to the different pages on your site and is very useful for the search engine spider to read.
meantime, continue to write your articles with the keyword phrase as often as possible.