10 Deadly Article Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

Yesterday you joined my Free Article Spinner. Hopefully you had a chance to play around with it and even make some good new unique articles.

Today I want to share with you the 10 most deadly article marketing mistakes I see people making these days.

Article marketing is said to be one of the most effective Internet marketing methods, but is it also one of the easiest we use?

Unfortunately not.

Article marketing needs time, effort, and skill in order to be effective. But when it is done correctly it can bring you tons of traffic and of course, sales.

So let’s begin...

10 Deadly Article Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

#1: Grammar and spelling mistakes
No one wants to read an article full of typos and/or grammar mistakes. It is unprofessional and the reader will not take you seriously.

Before you submit your article double check it for mistakes or ask someone else to do it for you.

#2: Your article is too short or too long
A typical article should be around 300-400 words.

A shorter one normally does not provide much information to the reader. A longer one can
be very tiring for someone to follow.

I will tell you how I was able to figure this out in another email. It's probably not how you think. Good stuff I promise.

Just remember to keep your article around 300-400 words.

#3: Poor article formatting
It is common knowledge that readers do not actually “read” the article.

They scan it.

This means that for an article to be attractive to your readers it should be well organized. It should look nice to the eye.

Use paragraphs, bold, italic, headlines etc.

Pictures and YouTube videos can make a big difference too...

Just Make it look nice…

#4: Ignoring quality
Most people when writing an article are focusing on quantity and they totally forget about quality.

Quality is what matters though…

Write quality, unique, informative articles that people will like.

Even if you use my Free Article Spinner to make a new article in 5 seconds. You still need to go back through and use the thesaurus to clean it up and make it read well.

#5: Submit the same article to many article directories
There are many article directories (not all of them) that will accept your article even if it is not unique.

Is this what you want?

It really is not. I will tell you why in a future email.

For your article to bring you traffic and be search engine optimized it should be unique. Search engines do not rank duplicated content. As a result your site will not rank high if you post duplicate articles all over the place.

In fact if you do it too much you can even trigger some Google filters and get your site complete de-listed. Be careful with this.

#6: Do not consider guest posts
Submitting your articles to directories is a nice and easy backlink strategy. But for me it is not the best one.

It is better to find popular blogs in your niche and write a guest post on them. It will bring you more traffic. At the same time it will build your online reputation.

Make sure you are guest posting on Blogs. You can short-cut that process by joining my private blog network. It can give you the faster results you get with guest blogging without having to hunt down and beg all those bloggers to write for them. 

Check it out here..

#7 You write promotional articles
Never forget that article marketing is about building backlinks, gaining reputation in your niches, and indirectly making sales. Not directly makings sales.

Make sure to read that again because it is super important.

Thus, your article should be informative and helpful instead of promoting a particular product.

I will show you how to sell to them in a later email. Just for now know that article marketing is about getting them over to your main website.

#8: Lack of keyword search
Article marketing is a SEO strategy. As a result when you use it you should do your keyword research first. I will show you exactly how to do this later.

But for now just know this:

Try to use keywords, short phrases, and long tail searches.

Pick keywords that have high searches and low competition. This  way it will be relatively easy to rank high in the search engines.

Use long tail pro for this. It is the best one out there.

#9: Submitting too few articles
If you decide that article marketing is your thing then you should understand that you will need to be writing articles regularly.

Do not worry. I will show you a system for doing it so it does not take a lot of time. It can be worked into your regular day. I will even show you how to get other people to write articles for you for FREE.

Submitting one article will not work…

You can take your article marketing efforts to new heights by coupling them with smart marketing strategies like article clustering.

If you don't know what article clustering is just wait. I will explain it all to you.

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#10: Ineffective use of resource box
A resource box is a tool that you should not forget to use every time you write an article.

Resource boxes are used mostly for article directories. They are a spot at the end of the article where you can put a link back to your website.

Your resource box should not only be informative, but also should be a call to action. Most people forget to make their link in the resource box appealing for searchers to click on.

They lose out on a lot of traffic by not doing this.

If you are doing guest blogging or using my private blog network then you do not need to use a resource box. It is much better to just put your link in the middle of the article in a natural spot.

So there you have it. 

My 10 deadly article marketing mistakes to avoid.

Now go ahead put these to use right now. It took me a lot of time and effort figuring these all out for you. 

Put them to work and you will start to increase your free traffic, leads, and sales in as little as a few weeks.

Remember if you want to take the shortcut and post your articles on my Traffic Getting High Page Private blog... then you can get access to it here:

Get Access To My Private Blog Network Here

at your service,

- Scott

PS: This email was all about how to avoid the deadly mistakes in article writing ...and how to write an article that gets you more free traffic.

In the next few days I am going to share with you my private “Cheat Sheet” of where to submit your articles FIRST. That way you can get the most traffic, leads, and sales for the least
amount of effort.

So be sure to keep an eye out for that email.

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