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Using Articles To Build Links

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From: Robby LeBlanc at Marketing You Can Use
Re: Using Articles To Build Links

One of the oldest and most established ways to attract visitors and grow your website traffic is to write and publish articles. The reason? It still works! Articles mean content and the old adage that “content is king” is just as true now as it was in 1998 when the ‘Net was just becoming commercialized.

However, if you want to build links to your site using articles, you need to do it right. The best way to build links using articles is to provide quality articles.

Writing an “article” that is nothing more than a sales letter, or hiring a writer who can’t even speak your language will never work to build links to your website. Period.

The great thing about building links with articles is:
 They offer valid and
- Valuable information to your visitors.

The Internet is all about learning. Selling, sure, but even learning to sell! It’s about information. People online are used to scanning content to see if it’s really something they want to read. Here are some tips to consider when writing articles:

 Provide interesting topics for your visitors. Get their attention and let them see you have something worthwhile to say, something they want and need to hear. These are surefire ways to build links to your site with your articles.

• Write on a topic that matches your website. If your site is about Internet marketing, writing articles about candle making isn’t going to benefit you. Sure, you may get some readers who will post a link to an article or repost the article on their site, but their visitors aren’t likely to be in your target audience, so why bother?

 Present your articles in an easy-to-read format for the web. Web readers don’t like long paragraphs, so short quick-read articles work best. Use shorter blocks of text than in print, as well as more sub-heads and bullet points. You can even add a graphic or two at times. All of these strategies make your articles good link bait.

• Make your articles available for free reprint. Never assume that just because you post an article on your website, that people know they can use it in a newsletter or link to it. Include a note at the bottom of every article giving them permission to add a direct link, or use the article in whole with your bio included.

Using articles to build links to your site isn’t rocket science. It’s simply a matter of writing quality articles that provide good information and encouraging people to link to them. 

Happy Article Writing,
Robby LeBlanc
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What Causes Thunder Thighs?

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Re: What Causes Thunder Thighs?


You May Already Be Thinking…
What does “What Causes Thunder Thighs?” have to do with marketing?

We’re talking about Attention Grabbing Headlines!

I just walked in the living room and turned on the TV set. The show “The Doctors” was on. The first thing I saw on the screen was a question: “What Causes Thunder Thighs?”

The First Thing That Came to Mind…
What a great headline!  Anyone  that wants to know, “What Causes Thunder Thighs” is going to tune in, read, and or listen to whatever they have to say.

Headlines are critical to your adcopy. I’ve heard only 8 out of 10 actually read the entire headline. That’s just the headline!

Your headline has to be able to grab the readers attention in such a way that it forces them to want to read the rest of your message.

One of the keys to writing a good headline is, knowing your market so well, that you know what they’re thinking and looking for. You know their hot buttons.

Consider This…
Go to the magazine rack in your local Barns & Noble book store. Pick up any magazine that ”YOU” are interested in reading. You will immediately start scanning the cover. What are you looking for?

You are searching for Headlines that ”YOU” can relate to right now!
Lose 10 Pounds in 10 Days Without Changing What You Eat!
Learn To Play Guitar in 5 Minutes!
How To Get a FREE iphone?
What He Really Wants…
What She Really Wants…
Get FREE Show Tickets in Las Vegas!
How to Get Interviewed by Oprah

Headlines are everything. The next time you pick a magazine, look at the cover for a minute. Then decide what article you want to read.

But before you read that article, think about “WHY” you selected that article.

What is it about that headline that made you say “YES”, I want to read more. Was it the copy? Did the color of the headline influence you? What part of you did it touch? Is it solving a problem for you? Will it make you feel better, faster and quicker?    

On that note…
You’ll never believe what I’m going to write about tomorrow!

Happy Headlines,
Robby LeBlanc