In the present scenario, millions of pre-existing websites are being further populated by newer additions on daily basis, as the majority of business concerns are going online in order to exploit wider markets across national frontiers. As a domino effect, the advertising and marketing of websites have gone extremely competitive and expensive. Under the circumstances, it seems only a financially resourceful websites can survive. But it is not entirely true.
With advent of Article Marketing, small business concerns have renewed hope of survival and success. Article marketing is a cost-effective and logical web-marketing stunt being extensively employed by seasoned SEOs (Search Engine Optimizers) or web marketers, to enhance Internet visibility of a website.
Article Marketing basically involves a website submitting informative and coherent articles to other websites. The topics of the articles are carefully chosen to stick to the basic business of the website. The articles contain a resource box with a short bio of the website and a link to the website. As articles are submitted to hundreds or even thousands of forums, blogs and e-magazines, which have their own faithful following of hundreds and thousands of readers per se, these articles result into high quantity of quality inbound links for the website from outside, without having to buy, beg or reciprocate links.
As a rule, these inbound links from other web addresses act as ?votes? of confidence for the search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. The number of these votes of confidence determines the ranking of the website address in SERPs (Search Engine Ranking Pages). And of course, higher the ranking of the website, the better Internet visibility for the website, which in turn translates into better business prospects and optimized turnover.
With an easy opportunity to showcase expertise and wisdom, the articles present themselves as means of confidence building measures to a prospective customer, who is thus reinforced about the quality of the products and services of the website in no uncertain terms. The articles pre-sell the products and services of the website and offers seven to ten times better advertising than regular advertising. The articles allow effective filtration of the net traffic to render highly qualified traffic mostly. After reading a coherent and informative article on a product or service, a first time visitor to the website visits it with a positive outlook and is easily convinced about the authenticity of the offerings of the website.
What?s more, Article Marketing is incredibly economical in nature and has the least toll on the marketing budget of any website. To undertake article marketing, all the site needs to do is to write informative, easy to understand and articulate articles on subjects relevant to the business of the website and submit these articles to maximum of web based forums, blogs and ezines. These websites are always seeking informative articles free of cost. They do not charge anything while accepting an article. However, some of them may charge a nominal amount to further the articles to other forums / blogs / e-magazines.
With Article marketing, a website may relieve itself from other marketing stunts involving cold calls or face-to-face sales appointments to sell their products and services. A small-scale business website may feel rescued from the need to buy links or beg for links, which also involves spending valuable effort, time and money. Unlike direct marketing and paid advertisements, a well written article may continue to be republished on various newsletters, websites, forums, and blogs and trigger a viral marketing effect, to last for a longer span of time.