Article submissions offer a very popular method of achieving high rankings with search engines. Authors write original articles and submit them to article submission sites on the Internet. An article submission site is a repository of articles where authors can submit their articles and where publishers can find articles to reprint on their own websites. Typically, both the submission and the reuse are free of charge, and the articles are called "free-reprint articles" because of this characteristic.
What does the publisher get?
The publisher gets to use free and legitimate content on his website without paying a single cent. A publisher can use many articles from multiple sites to target a particular niche or industry. The publisher's site gains popularity if it delivers relevant articles.
What does the author of the article get?
In return for the free use of the article, the publisher must include a short profile about the author with links to the author's website. Each time an article is published, the author gets another inbound link to his site. In effect, the author gets one-way, non-reciprocal links from a site that has related content article. The author becomes recognized as an expert in the field if enough publisher sites use his article.
So how does this lead to higher rankings on search engines?
Search engines today take the popularity of a site as a big factor in determining rankings. A big component of popularity is the number of inbound links. The more links that are pointed to a site that are all coming from sites with related content, the higher the popularity of that target website. With enough
inbound links, a boost in search engine rankings for the website will follow.
So where do authors submit their articles?
There are hundreds of article submission sites out there. A good starting point for authors can be found at
http://www.articledigger.com/article-directories.aspx where a good-sized listing of article submission sites are maintained. The key is to write very good articles, and submit these to as many relevant article submission sites as possible. If you want higher rankings with the search engines for your website, start submitting your articles today.
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