Writing articles about affiliate marketing benefits the website owner in many ways. Articles submitted to article directories once published will give a back link to your website. This published article will also give you a status of expert in and about affiliate marketing. Writing many articles will increase back links and will further your status of expert. All this will increase traffic to your site and give you the reputation of being an authority on affiliate marketing.
Lets look at these in more detail.
Writing an article is not as difficult as you may think. Just start writing don’ t get stuck spell checking and fixing grammar mistakes, this will just hold you back. You need to speed write get the words on the screen no matter what they look like. You will be amazed by the amount you get done and the by how your momentum picks up as you go on. Then once you have finished just go back and proof read it and fix any spelling mistakes. A tip here is to leave it for 24 hours then read it again and fix any errors before you publish it. Or get someone else to proof read it for you.
Submitting to article directories. The main thing here to remember is it is not an add you are placing but an article about whatever product you are promoting. The article will have been written not as an add but as content informing the prospect of the product and its various benefits. Keep in mind what category the article should be placed in, obviously an article about bags would not be put in the travel category. This is where a lot of people go wrong and place the article incorrectly. Take your time and search through the categories for the most relevant one for your article. Take note that there are times when you would put an article about bags in the travel category, when it’ s about bags for travelling or travel bags. You see it is all about relevance.
Back links, this is some what of a controversial subject because getting your article published will give you a back link from the article directory. But what of the webmasters who take your article and publish it on their site. The point here is about duplicate content, it depends on how you look at it. First the directory you published it to will get first claim on the article, so you will get high ranking back link from the article directory. Secondly the webmasters who takes your article for their own website obviously want to add quality content to their website and you may not get a back link as counted by the search engines, because it is duplicate content but you will still get a link from the webmasters site pointing to your website, for all his visitors to see and possibly click on. Of course if the webmaster does not have a link to your site then is in breach of copyright and you could deal with him accordingly, if you can find him that is.
In summary, you will definitely see an increase in traffic to your affiliate website using the power of articles. Keep in mind the majority of people who go on online are looking for information about the products or services they are interested in. If you as an affiliate marketer can supply them with helpful and informative material then you will have prospects returning to your website often.