Saturday, August 25, 2012

Writing Articles Doesn't Work!

If you've been on the web for any length of time I'm sure you've seen the headlines on websites or in your email inbox stating things like, "Writing Articles is the Best Way to promote your website and get laser targeted traffic to your site" or "If your not writing articles to promote your site there's something wrong with you" and my favorite "Writing Articles is Free and only requires a bit of time to Write Them". My response to these statements is, "HOGWASH"

Like most of us on a limited budget I set about the task of writing articles. I spent hours upon hours writing and submitting articles to every directory I could find. After several months I concluded there was something very very wrong.

My taffic had not increased, I had not built a list of thousands of subscribers and I was no better off financialy since my affiliate links were not bringing me any sales.

So I gave up and decided those headlines I'd read were internet hype and not having any experience at writing and I'd been duped into believing that this form of marketing was a valid one.


...what I was about to discover would turn my article writing upside down and change the way I would approach my article writing forever.

First I learned my articles didn’t have great titles: They did little to make the reader want to even read the article.

Second, My article didn't flow well. The reader would never finish the article get to the bio box and never get to my site.

Third, The article gave way too much information and gave the reader no incentive to look for more information, never getting to the bio box, never getting to my site.

These are just a few of the mistakes I had been making consequently causing my article marketing efforts to fail.

The above article was written in just under 20 minutes including research. The techniques used to write this article were a direct result of the information recieved from Andrew Hansen's Article Speed Writing ebook.

Because of this information my article writing has taken a definite upward turn and I cannot Thank Andrew enough!

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