You have trying to think of ways for promoting your online business and one such way is to write and then submit your articles to article directories. By writing articles that are relevant to your site or a product you are using an inexpensive but very effective way of driving traffic to your site. Most article directories are free to submit to and to sign up to any one of them is simple. All it takes is one well written article that you have submitted and you will over a period of time start to see it appear in various publications and this will result in more traffic to your website. Don't forget the more articles you write, the more exposure you will obtain.
You will find that most article directories available are free both to authors and publishers as well. Most of the time when the owner of a website or newsletter is looking for content to appear in their publication they will often go and look at an article directory first. So the higher the quality of your article the more likely it will be used by other users. A point to remember is that once your article has been published, it is likely to be seen by many potential customers for your site.
Any article that you write should be well written, information and rich in your keyword/s (you will notice how times articles and writing have been included in this article). Ensure that your articles are written on subjects or matters that you are familiar with as this will help to make the writing process easier for you.
Should any of your articles be chosen and used by a publisher you will notice an increase in your web presence as well as additional back links to your site. Any publisher using an article that you have written must include your resource box at the end of the article when publishing. This is where you are able to tell the readers a little bit about yourself as well as also including that all important back link back to your site. So say if a publisher who produces a newsletter uses your article and then sends it to his 1,000 subscribers, you will then find that a 1,000 more people will learn about your website or product.
Remember article writing is simple; they don't have to be too long, just as long as they are well written and informative. However, it is important that any articles you write are original as search engines will often find those that have been duplicated. By writing original articles, you will eventually find that they give you credibility and expert status.
If you look at the internet you may find some services that offer you the facility of being able to submit your article to multiple directories for a fee. This will save you a lot of time and energy in having to spend time submitting articles individually to various sites. However, it may be worth considering looking at niche directories as well as this type of sites usually deal in one subject only.
Before publishing your article ensure that it is concise and well written, the average size of an article should be between 250 and 500 words, but they can be longer. Also the format of the document is important and check both spellings and grammar. Next read your article to yourself out loud as this provides you with a chance to see if there are any mistakes that have not been picked up by spell checker.
Finally, don't forget to make your article as informative and interesting as possible and offers both readers and potential customers with useful information. By doing this you are more likely to grab the attention of your readers and thus spark their interest in looking at your site.
Allison Thompson lives in Spain and is webmaster for a number of sites including http://www.give-me-articles.com a site where authors can submit articles free. This site also provides a tracking service for author's articles if they register.