There is no doubt that Spam has affected online business in a very big and negative way. So serious is the Spam problem today that many ISP filters will routinely reject and filter out messages you need from clients and business associates. Many times even email sites are trying to control ever rising Spam volumes. Many times this makes even genuine communication via email very difficult. Just try sending mail from Yahoo to AOL and you will get an idea of what I am trying to say here. Even sending out email newsletters or ezines, which are a very important online marketing tool, can be quite a challenge these days. Not to mention safe lists that are mostly a nightmare of bounced or unread emails. Out of the volumes sent, only a tiny fraction ever gets opened, let alone read. The result is that online marketing experts have been forced to look for other options and tools to help them meet their online business objectives.
Articles are proving to be of increasing importance in many Internet marketing campaigns. Well-written articles have a lot going for them. For starters when folks go to a search engine and type out a keyword, what they are really looking for are detailed and informative free articles that will give them the information that they are looking for. This means that articles have a very good chance of being read by a large number of people. And what's more folks who read articles are very targeted traffic. There is no way somebody with no interest in Golf will read a Golf exercise article. This means that properly used well-written targeted articles can be a very potent and effective marketing tool in the Spam world that we are in today. No Spam filters can stop them and unlike safe lists, articles get read a lot.
By posting you article at article directories and high traffic free article sites, the chances are very high that they will not only get read by a large number of people, but will also be passed on via email or by getting re-posted at other sites all over the net. This will create a continuous and growing number of links pointing back at your site since your key contact information will usually be in the article resource box.
Lois S. is a Technical Executive Writer for http://www.websitesource.com and http://www.lowpricedomains.com with experience in the website hosting industry.