Warning! This article is to be nothing but one big huge RANT about whether article marketing is dead or not? Lately on the Internet I have seen strong opinions about this subject, however my views are extremely different.
Are you one of those people that will think the way I tell you to or do you have your own opinion?
The problem is, I am happy to listen to other peoples opinions, as long as they listen to mine as well. I also will not force my views upon you so read my article and then share your views below.
Who really defines what article marketing is?
We all know that article marketing used to be simply submitting an article to an article directory. These articles were not always the best of quality, and most likely would never be anything close to what you would put on your website. But what is article marketing now days? Is it still submitting an article?
If article marketing is not about submitting an article to another website then what can we call it when we submit an article to a blog we have, a Squidoo page, a Hubpage, a friends blog, and so on? We have guest posting, but isn't this a form of article marketing. If you are using an article to promote your website then it must be article marketing. What else could it be?
Why don't we call it writing an 700 word essay with anchor text links leading back to our website, submitted for search engine optimization and traffic purposes. That is a massive mouthful so I call it article marketing. What do you call it?
Who are you to say?
Is there an official Internet marketing dictionary out there and who is going to develop it? I personally believe that the Internet marketers right here, right now, are paving the way in developing the language of Internet marketing. We are all innovators and should be allowed to have our say on what we believe. We alone can define what article marketing stands for in relation to our own businesses.
Stand up and have your say. Stop being a YES man.
What tests have you done to prove that Article marketing is dead?
If you are going to say that the article marketing is dead it would be nice if you could use your own experience to make that statement. Many people choose to interpret Matt Cutts as stating that article marketing is dead but I think he is really saying is that bad quality article marketing is dead. We all know that there is no debating that Google loves quality content.
Over the years, I have adjusted my article marketing from submitting articles to article directories, to submitting to a far wider variety of websites. I will still submit an article to Ezine articles, however I will not make this my one stop promotion shop.
For a typical article marketing spree to promote a post on my blog, here's what I do:
- submit one article to Ezine articles
- submit one article to a guest posting blog
- submit one article to my Blogger blog
- submit one article to my WordPress blog
- answer two questions on Yahoo answers etc.
All of the articles I submit are original and well worth the read, even the ones on Ezine articles. Many Webmasters would have a similar marketing system but we all need to see what works for us and go down that path. I have written many articles about generating traffic and SEO techniques that I use and none of it is new or even a big secret.
I am a full time blogger that makes money from promoting my blogs with many forms of article marketing. I do not sell my services, I am not a freelance writer, I am simply a blogger. How can I believe that any form of article marketing is dead? If you generate quality content how can you be punished for this?
If you say “article marketing is dead” are you trying to sell something else?
If you are taking advice from people that are trying to promote their own products by using statements like this then I feel sorry for you.The Internet is full of people like this. Every man and his dog is promoting something and you have to keep your eye open and be aware. Is what they are telling you swayed by the fact that their product relies on the failure of article marketing?
Trust in yourself and do not blindly believe everything you hear.
Conclusion – Is article marketing dead?
By all means give your opinion about the question “Is article marketing dead?” but please to not force those opinions on others to swallow. We all have our own experiences and methods, and you will know if article marketing is dead for you or not!
Now it's your turn to tell me..Do you believe that article marketing is dead for you?