Free Articles for Links
Submitting free articles
to the various article databases is a great idea to not only get links
to your site, but to also get more exposure to your site through other
websites, newsletters and ezines.
When you submit an
article, you get to add an "author's bio" or "resource
box" to the bottom of every page. When others publish your article,
they will also run the resource box, promoting you and your site/business.
How does this benefit
publishers? They are receiving free content for free for their websites
and/or newsletters. This saves them time, money and effort creating their
own content, or hiring someone to write the content for them. In exchange,
they must agree to include the resource box.
However, not all publishers
will hyperlink your link, which would mean it would not count towards
link popularity or PageRank for your site. If you find this is the case,
sometimes a polite email to the webmaster is all that is needed for him
or her to hyperlink it for you.
How can you find where
your article has been republished? Either do a search for the article
name, or do a search for a string of five or six words that appear within
your article, using Google or Yahoo and placing quotes around the word
string. Some publishers may tweak the title slightly, which would mean
you will not find it doing an ordinary title search.
Where can you submit
articles? IdeaMarketers is
one popular place. FamilyContent
is another popular article submission if your articles fall within that
niche. There are also many Yahoo Groups that allow you to submit articles.
Do a search online for "submit an article" and a couple of your
targeted keywords and see what you can find.