Writing articles for web content and site promotion has become a full blown internet industry. The secret is out. If you want to build credibility and good targeted traffic to your web site you need to submit articles to directories. The more articles you write the better. The more directories you submit to the better.
The trick for search engine optimization is to write an article around your chosen key words. Place those key words in your title and in the body of your article. For example, if you are writing an article to try to get exposure for an Article publishing directory and you want to achieve a high search engine ranking for the key words article directories, you need to use those key words in the title of your article and in the body of the article. This article that you are reading is actually optimized for the key words article directories.
But search engine traffic is not the only benefit to writing articles and submitting them to article directories. Ezine and newsletter publishers search article directories to use in their newsletters. Myself included. When I need an article for my weekly Work from home tips newsletter I head on over to my favorite article directory and start searching for a good article that I think my readers will benefit from. You can also submit your article directly to Ezine publishers in the hopes that they will use your article in their newsletter.
To get the most benefit from your articles you will need to create a by line or signature file at the end of each article. Be sure to add URL's to your web sites. And if possible use anchor text with your key words rather than just using your URL. Not all article directories will allow this but if they do make sure you take advantage. It will help your search engine ranking for the key words you are using.
If writing is not your thing you can actually pay to have an article written for you. You would submit your keywords and your website to the writer and they would write the article for you. Just do a search on Google for ghost writers and you will find lots to choose from. You then would retain the rights to that article and submit it to directories around the web. Keep in mind you would likely need at least 20 or more articles to see any increase in traffic. Just one article will not do much. So when choosing a ghost writer keep the cost in mind.
Wherever you get your articles from make sure you submit to as many article directories as you possibly can. You never know where people will be searching for articles. There are so many directories now it's mind boggling. But you can find the most popular ones by doing a search on your favorite search engine for article directories.
Tom Worsley is a Work From Home internet business entreprenuer and webmaster / owner of the Kawartha Publishing FREE content Article Directory