Smart Marketing - Submit Your Articles To Article Directories
Author: Zamri Nanyan
There are a lot of benefits of submitting your own articles to
article directories but before we go into the benefits, what
actually are article directories?
Article directories are simply database websites that collect,
compile, sort the articles to their own categories and make
these articles available to the public. The public can then
read these articles for free or reprint them based on certain
There is countless number of article directories nowadays. Most
of them are offering free membership to authors to submit their
In short, this should be good news to webmasters too, who are
looking for content to share with their mailing lists, as these
article directories provide a great one-stop resource to deposit
and find articles.
Now, if you are an author, you shouldn't just write articles
and keep them to yourself if you want to get tons of readers to
You want to get your articles distributed across the net. one
great way to do it is by submitting your articles to various
Let's see why you should submit your articles to these article
1. You will establish yourself as an expert in your area.
For example, if you are a doctor specializing in cancer
treatment, you could write 500-word articles about mesothelioma
or breast cancer and how to prevent them. The more you write,
the more exposure you'll get and people will look at you as a
knowledgeable person in your area.
Some article directories list top contributing authors and when
people see your name among the top, indirectly and
subconsciously, they'll have a perception that you know what
you talk about.
2. You don't have to pay for advertising anymore.
Web publishers and ezine owners are hungry for fresh, quality
contents. Simply give them what they want.
Where do these publishers look for articles? Many will find
them from article directories.
If you write good articles, these publishers will be more than
happy to forward your articles to their mailing lists. With a
single article blast, you could potentially reach tens or
hundreds of thousands of readers for free.
Article directory owners, at the same time, are also actively
marketing their article directories. This means your articles
go along with their marketing campaign as well.
3. Your articles can be your viral marketing tools.
There are article directory owners who partner with other
webmasters to distribute articles to many other websites. You
submit one article to a directory and that same article appears
on many other websites at the same time. This technology is
called RSS (Really Simple Syndication). If you didn’t know yet,
the power of RSS is simply amazing. Big websites will
potentially pick up and post your articles on their sites.
Some webmasters will pick up your articles and forward them to
others, who forward them to others again. Soon, you'll discover
your same article has been published on hundreds of websites
within days. It's that possible.
4. You can generate massive traffic to your website.
Search Engines love article directories due to their contents
and, often, established directories receive massive hits from
Google and Yahoo. You could piggyback the traffic received by
these directories by depositing your articles on their
databases. Those who visit these article directory websites
will potentially read your submitted articles.
Just make sure you have a website to promote and you've already
placed a link back to your website in your signature file at the
end of all your articles.
5. You can generate sales even if you don't have a website.
If you are an expert in your area, people will read your
articles and listen to you. Now, if you refer your readers to
any product you recommend, your recommendation won't look like
a sales pitch to them anymore. It simply is a solution to their
problems, but be very careful with the way you recommend
products in your articles. Most article directory owners don't
like blatant advertisements in the articles.
Here's the best part. If you don't have a website, guess what?
The article directories will be your websites. Your articles
will be hosted on these article directory webservers for free.
To get website visitors to contact you, leave your phone
number, email address or any special instructions to contact
you in your signature file.
To sum up, the 5 reasons above are a few good ideas on why you
should submit your articles to various article directories. You
will discover more benefits once you get involved in article
In case you are looking for websites to publish your articles,
below are a few online Article Directories you can visit.
Happy Writing to Smart Marketing!
About The Author: Zamri Nanyan owns
http://www.BigArticleDirectory.com and he welcomes authors
worldwide to submit articles to his well-maintained Big Article
Directory for free. To get to know Zamri Nanyan more, visit his
other website at http://www.ZamriNanyan.com today.