Traffic Generation Tips for Article Marketing

traffic generationSo you’ve created your first article masterpiece and you’ve proudly posted it on your blog and then of course, you expect traffic generation to occur miraculously, right?

And why not?  It’s quality content!   You’ve spent ages on your keyword research, you’ve carefully tagged your content so that the search engines will find it and you’ve injected some awesome facts and some of your wonderful humour into it.  So now pat yourself on the back, go and make a cup of coffee and when you come back the traffic and comments, shares and tweets will all be in full flow……..

If only traffic generation was that simple.

Well actually, traffic generation isn’t that hard if you think about it logically….

If your content is good and you know who your target niche is and what their problems are, then  there are definitely people out there who really need to see what you’re writing about. (By the way, incase you missed it, that is one BIG tip I just gave you there – solving the biggest problem your target prospect or customer has, is the BEST way to attract them to you)

But how and where do you get targeted traffic generation to your article?

Here’s what you need to be thinking about when you ‘re considering traffic generation strategies.

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1)      Your blog is amongst millions of other blogs out there and even ‘though you may have a different niche market to many of them, there are still likely to be many in the same niche as you, so you need to stand out and make it to the top of the search engines.

2)       The largest search engines look at the amount of quality backlinks and social proof to determine how important your website is.

3)      In order to get quality backlinks, you need to be creating little links everywhere to get traffic that’s going to one popular website to follow the link back to your blog (backlinks).  But how do you know where to leave the links and how do you do it?

4)      If you are creating content for your target market, then you need to work out where your target prospects or customers are “hanging out” online.  So when YOU go online for some information, where do you look for it?  Search engines?  Well that’s certainly a good start.

5)      What comes up when you search for what you want (i.e your keyword)  in the  search engines?  Well take a look at some of the url’s and you will see that some are private websites, some are blogs, some are article directories, some are forum sites and some are videos.

6)      Now if you used your keyword, then you know who is ranking already on the number one page.  You can then also see where they have posted their content to create the backlink to their blog.  BUT if it is not their actual blog that is on page one, then the site they have posted on must be a very high authority site and has ranked their content.  Make a note of the site – it could be YouTube, an article directory, a major forum or it could be their website/blog.

So there’s two strategies to use for traffic generation.

Post a similar article to your original blog post (I would recommend changing or “spinning” a few words or sentences to make it slightly different, as Google hates duplicate content) and posting it to a few high authority website, such as an article directory, or a high ranking blog that allows you to post your content – but it must be in your niche.  In each occasion, make sure you have a link in the article back to the original article on your blog.

Secondly you need to be syndicating your content out through the social networks with a url link back to your original article.

In tomorrow’s post I will show you exactly how and where you can syndicate your articles for traffic generation back to your blog.

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27 Comments on Traffic Generation Tips for Article Marketing

  1. Danny Yoon
    November 9, 2011 at 12:23 am (6 years ago)

    You definitely need to get quality backlinks to your original content Nicky so you can get on the first page rankings so your targeted prospects in MLM or in a home based business opportunity will find your blog posts!
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  2. Pat McKeon
    November 9, 2011 at 12:35 am (6 years ago)

    WOWOWW Nicky
    you took what I consider a difficult subject
    and broke it down to simple english and an
    easy to follow method!! I love your 2 stratergies
    for traffic generation and am looking forward
    to reading and implementing tomorrow’s
    article,….this is one I am going to print out
    and put in front of my desk!!

    thanks Nicky, you Rock!!

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  3. Dean R Black
    November 9, 2011 at 2:13 am (6 years ago)

    Nicky, Thanks for this bit of wisdom. It really is simple but sometimes we make it more complicated than it needs to be. Jeff Hoffman told us something in a training that I found fascinating. He said: Traffic can neither be created or destroyed, it is just there whether you write anything or not. The trick is to get your content in front of that traffic.
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  4. Ryan Biddulph
    November 9, 2011 at 4:02 am (6 years ago)

    Super tips Nicky. Searching where you go for information, and applying this same mindset to your article marketing campaign is key advice. Put yourself in your market’s shoes. Makes it so much easier to craft a targeted campaign. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Nicky
    November 9, 2011 at 9:10 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks Ryan – Put yourself in your target market’s shoes – Exactly!

  6. Brenda
    November 9, 2011 at 9:10 am (6 years ago)

    Nicky – blogging can be so rewarding if done correctly. Traffic to your site is what every blogger / internet marketer or online business owner needs and wants.
    I agree with Pat I cant wait for you next article where you share your syndication secrets. ( I know my favourite )
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  7. Nicky
    November 9, 2011 at 9:15 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks Dean – yes I like that – the traffic is definitely always there and we just have to put our product or service in front of the right traffic.
    Thanks for stopping by,

  8. Nicky
    November 9, 2011 at 9:16 am (6 years ago)

    Awww thanks Pat – Yes I think we perceive it to be a difficult subject, but it really is getting in the minds of our target prospect and then putting our product or service right in front of them by finding out where they hang out!
    Thanks for stopping by Pat,

  9. Nicky
    November 9, 2011 at 9:16 am (6 years ago)

    You do indeed Danny – Thanks for stopping by,

  10. Nicky
    November 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Brenda
    Traffic is the lifeblood to any sort of online marketing, without it, no matter how good the
    content is , you just won’t make any sales.

    I’m sure you are fully aware of my favourite sharing sites, but there may be a few surprises
    in there tomorrow too! :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Nicky
    November 10, 2011 at 8:27 am (6 years ago)

    Haha – did you mean to comment on this post? I am Nicky!
    Thanks anyway!

  12. Nik from Career Coaching
    November 10, 2011 at 9:42 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Nicky,

    I am starting to trial traffic generation with pdfs and per pdf I seem to get 1 viewer a day. I know that’s not a lot but converting my posts to pdf is not hard. I also did not yet do any marketing around it so I am sure it can improve.

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  13. Nicky
    November 10, 2011 at 10:22 am (6 years ago)

    I have not heard or thought of doing that before Nik.
    Would be interested to hear how that progresses.
    Thanks for stopping by,

  14. April Marie Tucker
    November 10, 2011 at 6:46 pm (6 years ago)

    Hey Nicky, Thanks for simplifying traffic generation.. I have found that the best kind of traffic is from the search engines. I am not sure about the whole duplicate content thing thought because Ray and Ferny at LTD2 said it was a myth. That you just can’t post duplicate content on the same site. The said to take your articles and submit them to directories as is with a link back to the original post on your blog. I always thought you hd to change up your articles a bit. Anyways great info here and I will look for your next post!
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  15. Nicky
    November 11, 2011 at 7:53 am (6 years ago)

    Hey Lusundra
    Yes I like it too, and actually it is quite straight forward when you think about it logically.
    Thanks for your comments,

  16. Nicky
    November 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi April – That is interesting about the duplicate content thing as I have heard differing
    opinions but cannot prove either way. I know David Wood confirmed a position 2
    ranking for an article before submitting it to some ezines and then lost his ranking –
    presumably because of duplicate content.

    My own preference is to ensure a link back to the original article if I am just posting to a
    couple of high authority sites like Better Networker or MLSP, but if I am blasting through
    the article sites, then I do change or “spin” the articles.

    Interesting point, I guess we will never know!
    Thanks for stopping by,

  17. Mick Hastings
    November 11, 2011 at 8:25 pm (6 years ago)

    Hello again Nicky! You are absolutely right about generating traffic and using back-links! I have definitely noticed a difference in my Alexa Rating since gaining some New Quality back-links! Thanks for sharing!
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  18. Nicky
    November 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm (6 years ago)

    Yes mine too Mick and the higher quality the better to give your page a high PR rank.
    Thanks for stopping by,

  19. Kim Mullette
    November 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm (6 years ago)

    This is great information Nicky on creating traffic, wish I had this back when I was first getting started. Thanks Nicky.
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  20. Nicky
    November 12, 2011 at 10:29 pm (6 years ago)

    You know what Kim? – Me too! I would have loved to get information like this, which is
    exactly why I have put it together and am teaching it to my new team members.
    Thanks for the comments,

  21. Nigel Yip
    November 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Nicky,

    Thanks for sharing your insight about traffic generation with blogging and the cool tips as well. You really have a great grasp on the subject and I look forward to reading the next post.

    Have a great day
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  22. Nicky
    November 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks Nigel – yes it’s amazing what you pick up isn’t it. These are certainly my favourite syndication methods, but of course there are many others.
    Thanks for stopping by,

  23. Ted
    November 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm (6 years ago)


    I am a huge fan of article marketing as well as other forms of generating traffic and publicity for my websites. Question for you: Out of all the methods for generating links and publicity for your website, which one do you like the most and why?
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  24. Nicky
    November 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Ted,
    Great question – I have to say I have had some good (fast) results from Facebook PPC marketing, but I think my favourite has to be article marketing, because the leads that are generated from this method have got to know me through my articles and they already have a feel for who I am and what I can coach on. These sort of prospects are the most responsive and although they may come through via social media or RSS feeds or syndication tribes, ultimately it is because the link for my blog article was placed there, or shared by someone in TribePro.
    How about you?

  25. Dr. Robert Doebler
    January 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm (5 years ago)

    Article Marketing as a marketing technique will never get outdated because readers will forever search for information, because of the need to know certain things people will never stop to look for information. Its also very interesting to see bloggers effectively using this technique to promote their blogs.

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