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Here is another article I submitted to EZA a few minutes ago on article marketing…..after discussing the pro’s and cons of incorporating article directory submissions into a new client campaign.

Not only do I know with 100% certainty that article marketing STILL works wonderfully well in 2013, in some niches, due the increased scrutiny many “bum” marketers are getting from the larger directories, it’s actually EASIER to get a greater slice of the traffic pie in many high value niches, simply because if you create quality content, and establish a good reputation as a quality content creator in those markets, you are going to get all sorts of benefits you couldn’t get a few years ago….when tons of folks were competing for the very same eyeballs.

(especially in the HUGE evergreen markets like diet, dating, divorce and kangaroo breeding, where just about everyone knows someone who is actively looking for a strategy that works)

Just kidding about dating.  It’s a dying niche.  With Facebook – who wants to actually go out and talk to people anymore?  Stay in, smile online and avoid the germs – that’s my motto)

Anyway – that sort of inspired the article for EZA below – if you need FREE traffic and are about to give up for want of new subscribers, sales, leads or whatever…….you owe it to yourself to give article directories a good 1 week test.

article marketing results

For more – check out the article below…….and my more complete article marketing guide on Amazon as well because it’s good – and Daddy’s got to eat.

Is article marketing completely dead?  Are the days of generating new leads, new business and quick subscribers from article syndication complexly behind us?  And if so……what other methods are preferable for an avalanche of free traffic in 2013?

Any of these question sound familiar?  If you are anything like the vast majority of people JUST starting out with online marketing and need a quick, easy and 100% FREE way of building buzz for your brand, blog or business, the instant appeal of article marketing cannot be overstated, right?

I mean, where else can you sit down and just pound on your keyboard for a few hours, create some good quality content that demonstrates your experience and expertise, submit it…..and minutes, hours or a day or two later, be generated qualified new fans, friends, followers and subscribers who are genuinely interested in what you have to offer?

The good news?

Don’t let anyone tell you that article marketing no longer works in 2013….and beyond.

As a matter of fact, before even writing this article, i spent a few minutes growing some of the various online content communities, online forums and “guru” blogs where they warn you that the days of easy traffic from article directories are LONG gone.

I’m here to tell you that it’s not true.  And that they don’t know what they’re talking about…..either because they never really knew how to use articles effectively, or because they simply aren’t doing the sort of content creation that really DOES still work, wonderfully well.

Let me give you a few quick examples:

As I write this, at this very moment…..I’ve personally generated more than 4.5 million readers, from ONE single article directory alone, using nothing but content, creativity and a willingness to work.  That doesn’t include all of the other places that have picked up and re-purposed and published the same content all around the web as well, resulting in a minimum of a few million OTHER readers, from the very same work.

Of course, much of that traffic came before a lot the recent controversy and questions about writing articles, so it’s still fair to ask whether or not it’s still as effective today.

Here are a few quick stats for you, that I hope inspires, and encourages you to give article marketing a try…especially if you have inspired ideas, and copious amounts of passion, purpose and CREATIVITY, but not a ton of cash to invest in building your business.

As I look at my marketing metrics for this month, just in the last few days…..i’ve managed to drive no less than 1000 visitors to new sites, services, landing pages and offers, all from free articles that have been written, or outsourced, just in the last 30 days.

For example – one article written that went live on Monday, already has been viewed 250 times, and has driven 40 + readers to my squeeze page, and has been repurposed and republished by 3 of my peers in the very same niche.

If I would have PAID  for that traffic?  It would have cost me $80.  Instead?  It took me 15 minutes to write a good, interesting, and inspiring article that compelled 40 people thus far to click through.

Similar stats from last month include multiple articles that have generated well north of 500 new readers, and hundreds of new visitors to my landing pages, or my clients campaigns, all 100% for free.

Want the real secret to creating content that converts like crazy on article directories in a simple sentence?

Pick BIG niches that have lots of traffic, use hyper specific, “titallating” titles when you can, and use persuasive, compelling and cajoling resource boxes hat compel the click!

But don’t take MY word for it…..try it, apply it and implement the above, and watch the seeds of success begin to harvest – no gimmicks, no gadgets and no gurus required!

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I am an author, artist and entrepreneur. My 2 passions are writing about, and teaching Marketing and Meditation. I like to think I’m a lot like Eckhart Tolle, if only he was taller, and a much better tennis player. (it turns out in person, he’s super short, has a terrible backhand and wears this weird scottish hat thingy that makes it really difficult to concentrate while serving) Plus he refuses to keep score and says ” it’s always NOW” when you ask who is up. Enough about me. We barely know each other. Stop staring. You’re making me nervous.