Article marketing is one of the best ways to be successful in internet marketing today. The purpose of this article is NOT to provide the details on how to write such articles. However, some background is needed. The idea is to write short articles about topics related to the products that you are promoting. The articles are not directly sales pieces but rather informational pieces which are useful to readers. However, within these articles you place links to your website which is promoting products. One then submits these articles to article directories who host the articles and web search engines find your articles and the links contained in them and they get included in the search sites such a Google. Moreover, other websites come to these article sites for content for their webpages. In order to use such content these websites must keep the links included. This gives your links even more places to be found by search engines as well as ordinary readers of those websites. All of this gets your links out there in many ways.
There are some complications with this method of marketing. The central one being time. It takes a lot of time to write articles and get them submitted to the various article sites. I cannot offer much help as to the time issue of writing the articles. There is various software available to help you write articles. However, I would suggest that you avoid such products. In my experience they do not help much. If they are highly automated they turn out generic content that is of little value. If they are less automated, you spend so much time entering material before the software creates the article that you just as well write the article yourself. In fact I have several applications on my computer and I can’t believe I paid money for them. So I would suggest that you bite the bullet and write these articles yourself.
However, the issue of submitting the articles is another matter. This is also very time consuming especially since you want to submit your articles to many article sites improving the chances that your articles will be picked up by the search engines and other websites. In fact all the better, if the search engines find your articles and the containing links multiple times. It makes your links look more popular which is what raises you page rank on search engine results.
So, to the rescue has come various software to submit your articles automatically. This is not an easy thing to do since the article sites do not want you to submit articles automatically. While they cannot prohibit it, they would rather you submit articles only to their site. So they set up their sites for manual and not automated submission. Consequently, the software has to be fairly sophisticated in order to fool to the article sites into thinking the articles are being submitted manually.
The market is now fairly saturated with such software and so it makes it difficult to know which one to purchase. So what follows is a review of three such products.
One of the first such products on the market was simply called Article Submitter and it is still on the market. You can find this software at a very low price. In years past when I was doing a great deal of article marketing I often used this software. I have just recently, returned to doing article marketing because it is so effective. So I went back and re-tried “Article Submitter.” Unfortunately, I was immediately disappointed in the product. It has not been updated and so many of the included article sites are no longer in operation. Fortunately, the software allows you to delete such sites but unfortunately this often causes the software to crash. This was not a big issue as the software can be restarted immediately. However, I found that occasionally these crashes caused the software to lose all data. So I had to reinstall the software only to find that not only was all my data and articles gone but the previous deleted non-operational article sites were all back. This was not acceptable and so I was off to search for other submitter software.
Quick Article Submitter
My next stop was with Quick Article Submitter which was moderately priced. On first inspection I was very impressed with this software and it has a nice design to it. I liked how it had me entering my articles and it has a large collection of article sites to submit to. Unfortunately, I started submitting and then I found the program not much better than “Article Submitter” above. While it did not crash, I found that many of its articles sites were also no longer in operation. It was also slow and clunky in the signup process at the sites and then in submitting articles. I was sure there must be something better out there and was disappointed that I had spent my money on this software.
My final stop was with Magic Submitter and it is a gem. It lives up to its name “Magic” especially because it submits much more than just articles. I will have more on that later. The software only costs $4.95; however, after the first month there is a monthly fee to use it. Trust me, you will happily pay the monthly fee as it will easily make you much more money than the fee if you are at all serious and put it to work.
About the only criticism I have is that the software is more complicated to use. However, it comes with excellent training, videos and support. The sign up process is
not flawless and it takes some time as it is still difficult to fool those sites into thinking that you are doing it manually. Nevertheless, it is light years ahead of the other programs. Moreover, it even checks your email and answers the confirmation requests. The submission process again is not flawless, but still very impressive. You will literally save hours of tedious drudgery posting articles with this software.
More importantly, Magic Submitter does so much more than submit to articles sites. It also automatically submits to Video Sites, Photo Sites, Blogs, Micro Blogs, Bookmarking Sites, RSS Feeds, Press Release Sites, and more. Moreover, you are not limited to the built in sites as it has a design feature that allows you to intuitively add 100’s of additional sites that you want to syndicate content to. It also provides coaching on topics like, “How to SEO optimize your Videos” “How to Write an Article like an Expert” and dozens of other important topics. It truly is in a completely different league than the others.
Read a more complete review of Magic Submitter here.