Once An Article Is Submitted
Some people would say that writing an article and submitting it is the easy part although this is not totally true. This is because different people are good at different things, and different people are willing to do different things in order to achieve success.
For me, writing and submitting an article would be the easy part, except that the keyword research thrown in makes it a little tougher. Not necessarily tougher, but because keyword research is just so important, it makes it tougher; in a way.
You see, as I mentioned in my article “Mixing Keyword Research And Article Marketing“, the keyword research is probably one of the most important steps of making money on the internet, if not the most important step, because if you get the keywords wrong then your whole project can go to waste from there.
If you have not read that article or you do not want to read that post, then I will go over what I am talking about really quickly.
The whole point is, if your keyword research is wrong, you could literally waste the whole project. If you waste your whole project, that means all of your time and money spent on that project was wasted. Needless to say, that’s time and money that could have been spent on a successful project. And you can literally spend years on a single project, although it’s usually a matter of anywhere from a couple weeks to a few months.
Because of all of this it’s extremely important that you start Taking Your Time With Keyword Research.
I know that’s it’s annoying getting down to the nitty gritty with your keyword research and sometimes spending an entire day doing keyword research. And it’s so boring at times, as you have to keep looking into the same old boring numbers and information.
Trust me I know myself that there is nothing more boring than research, and that includes keyword research.
BUT, you have to remember the fact that if your keyword research is off – if you have “bad” keywords – then your whole project will be wasted. All of the time and money you spent will be wasted, and remember that it could possibly be months or even years of work wasted.
This is an extremely important aspect to remember if you are going to succeed in this business. It’s very important to take advantage of all of your time that you have and make sure you maximize every single second spent working. And if you do no keyword research, I guarantee you that you are minimizing every single second spent working.
With that said, a lot of people don’t do keyword research and it’s a huge mistake. They figure that they can just “wing it” and pick good keywords off the top of their head, but nothing beats the facts of research. And nothing beats the facts in the research. Well I am guaranteeing you that not only is the time spent keyword researching worth it (like you may think it’s NOT worth it) – but it’s worth it times 100, especially if done correctly (Digging Deep For Great Keywords).
So once you DO KEYWORD RESEARCH, then write the article, then submit the article…then what’s to do?
Well again, most people do the minimum amount of work necessary, which is why most people do not succeed in this business. You have to be willing to do the work that most other people aren’t willing to do every time (like keyword research AND what I’m about to tell you about after submitting an article).
Most people simply submit the article to a good directory like ezinearticles.com and simply HOPING that it ranks in the top of the search engines. Sometimes they will get lucky and and their articles will rank in the top spot every once in a while (I guarantee you they’d get luckier a lot more often if they did their keyword research though). And they could get even luckier if they took it a step further.
There are a few things that I do once an article is submitted, and that’s the whole point of this post – so that’s what we are going to be focusing on for the rest of this post.
The first thing that I do is I ping the article. And there is a very easy way to ping stuff – and I’m going to show you right now. It’s as easy as hitting a single button, no more having to copy and paste URLs into ping sites and pinging and all that, just hitting a simple button.
So here’s how you do it. You copy the following code into the “Location” area of a bookmark. I save the bookmark as “Ping”, which is probably a good idea for you also. Then of course when you hit bookmark, and then ping, it will ping whatever page you are on automatically. And here the code is:
Again you just want to copy that code into the Location area of a bookmark, and name it Ping or something that lets you know it’s for pinging. Then again, whenever you’re on a page you want to ping, just go to bookmarks, ping. And it will automatically ping it for you, it’s as easy as that.
Make sure that every time you publish an article you ping it. And do so by this easy method to save yourself a bunch of time. Because remember that this business is all about using your time as wisely as possible. You have to make the most out of all of your time, and shortcuts like this are the difference between making lots of money and making just a little bit of money.
The next thing that I will do is throw my article URL into Social Bookmarking Demon and fire that sucker up. Social Bookmarking Demon is a tool that automatically bookmarks URLs for you, and it does it quickly and efficiently. The only thing that you have to do is enter the captchas – so it’s really quick.
If you did all of the work that Bookmarking Demon does for you in 2o minutes, it would probably take you a whole day, if not more. It’s well worth using, as the search engines lover bookmarking and it will definitely give your article an edge.
If you can’t afford Social Bookmarking Demon right now, I recommend just bookmarking your article manually to a few different of the most popular bookmarking sites. I’m talking about sites like Digg, Stumble Upon, LinkedIn, etc. It’s good to get your article out there to at least a few bookmarking sites to help it rank better.
The next thing that I do is enter the article into Unique Article Wizard. Now I’m guessing that most of you don’t have Unique Article Wizard (UAW) as it’s expensive, at $67 a month. But it’s well worth it if you can afford it.
So what exactly does UAW do? Well it takes your article and submits it to hundreds of different article directories. But the best thing is that it submits UNIQUE VERSIONS of your article to each of these different directories.
So not only do you have the opportunity to get thousands of visitors with each UAW submission (as it’s submitting hundreds of unique articles all over the web), but you also will get a couple hundred different back links. This is absolutely huge for ranking high in the search engines – and it doesn’t take long at all.
So lets go over what I do once again once an article is submitted…
1) Ping the article with my special bookmarking code to make it super quick.
2) Enter the URL into Social Bookmarking Demon to get the article to about a hundred different social bookmarking sites quickly and efficiently.
3) Enter in the article into Unique Article Wizard to get hundreds of unique versions of the article out to hundreds of different article directories. This gives you hundreds of unique back links, and the potential for hundreds of thousands of visitors to your site.
Remember that most people simply wing it with their article title, write the article, and then submit it. From there they just hope for good rankings.
The more you do to make sure your articles rank at the top of the search engines, the more chance you have of your articles doing so. And you doing more work than your competitors makes sure that you are out doing them and ranking ahead of them.
And it takes very little time to do these extra things. If you have the right tools it only takes a little bit of time and is well worth it.
I know a lot of you can’t afford these tools, but tools like this are what helps you get ahead of the competition. So my recommendation is to work extra hard – and once you do start making money you invest that money back into your business. And you invest that money back into your business by buying tools like Bookmarking Demon and a membership to Unique Article Wizard.
Hopefully this article shows you just how important it is to go the extra mile (or I should say the extra foot in this case as it’s not even much more work) in order to succeed in this business.
If you would like to get a more in depth knowledge of this business, I want to recommend that you look into the company that personally taught me this business and possibly Join Wealthy Affiliate. Or if you are more interested in drop shipping, then you can possibly Join Worldwide Brands, which is an awesome company for learning the drop shipping business.
Both of these companies have done a tremendous job teaching me this business and I don’t know where I would be without them! So thank you to both Wealthy Affiliate and Worldwide Brands for everything they have done for me.