Writers often wonder how to promote their articles on the Internet. If you are one of them, this article is for you.
Writing articles for directories is one of the most efficient methods for individuals to establish their names in their fields. However, sometimes, even the best content in the world gets lost in the Internet vacuum and barely receives traffic. As such, it can be discouraging for writers. So, how do you get noticed? By bringing your articles to potential readers. Below is a list of the best ways to do it.
Keywords are specific words that describe an item. When articles are published on the Internet, they are indexed by search engines – Google, Bing, Yahoo – according to those specific words. Without them, search engines may overlook the content and it may end up at the bottom of the pile. Keywords should be included inside your articles, as well as in the “keywords” section under or next to them. Do not forget to use them with your pictures as well.
Titles are the main attention grabbers. When written well, they will make people want to read what follows. For example, should you wish to share tips on book promotion, a title like “X [number] Great Tips to Promote Your Book” would work. People love numbers and lists. So, write and organize your article accordingly. Be clear and concise.
Now, what are the Websites and services where you should promote your content?
Facebook, Twitter and Myspace
Facebook, Twitter and Myspace are the best social networking sites. Millions of people use them at any given time of the day. As a result, they are well indexed in search engines. Sharing your content there is a great way to attract traffic. In the process, you promote your name too.
Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon
Digg and Reddit are social bookmarking sites that let you share any type of news and articles. Once your content is submitted, people can vote it up or not. The more votes, the more chances for your articles to reach the top of the list. With millions of visitors monthly, you cannot let slip such an opportunity.
What makes StumbleUpon one of the best social bookmarking services? The focus is on quality Websites. Its 10 million members discover and share what they consider the best of the World Wide Web. As a result, if they like your content, you may literally get thousands of visitors to your articles in a matter of hours.
Google Buzz and Care2 News
Google Buzz is a social networking and messaging tool provided free of charge by Google. It is also integrated in Gmail. Users can share links, photos, videos, etc. that appear in your Gmail inbox.
Care2 News lets you share social-conscious news with the world. Submitting articles there will get you some traffic. Do not expect too much, but it is still worth it.
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Cendrine Marrouat is a writer, published author and translator living in Canada. Official Website: http://www.cendrinemarrouat.com