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How to Profit From Your Free Reprint Articles(404)
Date: Thursday, August 25 @ 19:23:13
Topic Article Writing



How to Profit From Your Free Reprint Articles

By Kalena Jordan



I came across a very clever tactic by an article author the other day.
I was reading o要e of his free reprint articles and when I finished it,
I realized just how smart he really was. Not simply for the content of
the article, which contained very timely and useful information, but
for the way he managed to hook the reader in and possibly profit from
them. Let me explain:

Like me and other article writers, this author circulates his articles
to hundreds of article distribution lists o要 a regular basis. His
articles contain a link back to his web site, which is an ideal way to
boost his site's link popularity o要 the search engines. Like other
authors, he writes about hot topics and current events in his
particular industry. Like most article authors, he writes in a casual,
relaxed style that engages the reader quickly and earns their trust.
BUT, (here comes the clever part), unlike most article marketers, this
author always divides his articles into two or more parts.

The first part of the article is circulated as a stand-alone free
reprint article via traditional distribution methods. But at the end
of the article and in his Author Resource Box, he adds a link to
invite the reader to view "a continuation of the article" o要 his web
site. The link is described as either part two of the first article,
or a related article with more detailed information or a specific
tutorial o要 how to implement what was discussed in part o要e.

Why does he do this? Because most people reading the first article
will naturally click o要 the link leading to the next. o要ce they are at
his web site, he has much more control over how the rest of the
article/tutorial is presented. If the article is a tutorial about an
aspect of web design or search engine marketing, it generally includes
software recommendations that integrate his affiliate links. He also
manages to weave in Google AdSense ads at convenient points between
the article paragraphs. And of course, by the time readers arrive at
his site, he has engaged the reader and gained enough of their trust
for them to take his recommendations and click o要 his affiliate and
AdSense links so he earns commission from them. Very clever, don't you
think?


You too can use this tactic to profit from your own free reprint
articles, by doing the following:

1) Write articles that solve a problem for the reader, like a "how to"
article or a basic tutorial.

2) Write about hot or new topics in your industry that people are
likely to be searching for.

3) Write the article in two or more segments and save the key
instructions for part two.

4) Design a landing page for the later part/s of your article that
naturally weaves in your affiliate links and/or AdSense ads.

5) Create a text link "hook" to the continuation of your article,
(your landing page), from the bottom of part o要e.

6) Make sure the first part of your article is well-written and
contains useful information as a stand-alone article. The key is to
provide a relevant, interesting article with a link to another
relevant, interesting article. No-one wants to read a poorly-disguised
ad for your affiliate products.

7) Submit part o要e of your article to free distribution lists.

8) Observe the increased link popularity your site attains and the
resulting increase in search engine traffic.

9) Enjoy the benefits and potential profits from your article
marketing efforts!


Copyright 2005 by Kalena Jordan. All rights reserved under U.S.
and international law.






Article by Kalena Jordan. As well as running her own SEO business Web
Rank (www.webrank.biz), Kalena Jordan manages Search Engine College
(www.searchenginecollege.com), an o要line training institution offering
instructor-led short courses and downloadable self-study courses in
Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing subjects.








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