I love internet marketing as I believe I learn something new each and every day. Learning is a very important part of my life as I want to still be learning when I’m well over 100. My grandpa, who just died this year at 91 always told me he was going to live to be 100 (and almost made it) and I think much of the reason for his longevity was because he continued learning. He was taking classes to learn how to use a computer in his eighties!
Anyway, the reason for my post. I learned this fantastic tip from Michael Ullman’s blog at ImproveYourInternetMarketing.com. I met Michael in the Traffic Secrets 2.0 member forum and he’s been a great help to me. His tip explains how to get 100s of links pointing to one of the articles you’ve submitted to EzineArticles.com.
Now why would you want links to your article? The reason you’d want to do this is that if you can get a bunch of links to the article, it will have a better chance of getting ranked high. If it’s ranked high, a greater chance of people reading it and then clicking over to your site. Plus if the article is ranked high and links to your site, it helps your site to rank higher.
Here’s how it works and I’m assuming you’ve already submitted an article to EzineArticles.com. If not, I’m going to write a post about article marketing soon and you will then need to get busy submitting articles.
- Go to EzineArticles.com and search for the name you used to publish your article (EzineArticles.com allows you to use pen names). Choose the page that has your author name-expert author. The link will look something like this: http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Author_Name
- Right next to the header mentioning your name and your author status, you will find an “RSS icon”. Here’s what an RSS Icon looks like:
- Now copy the url the icon points to and paste it into a text document. To do this, right click and choose “Copy Shortcut” (Internet Explorer) or “Copy Link Location” (Firefox). Then paste into a document started in Notepad, Wordpad, Word or a similar program. Save the document so you don’t lose the the url.
- Now, submit the url to the large number of free RSS directories available on the web and you’ll have tons of links pointing to your articles within a few days.
Compliments of Michael Ullman, here’s a link to a list of RSS directories you can start with:
Stay patient, if you don’t follow what I’m talking about or you don’t know anything about article marketing, I will be writing about it soon. I work a full-time day job and only get to work on this site in my spare time, so even though it may seem slow at first, before you know it, this website will be a wealth of information.