Website Promotion - The Power of Writing Articles

Charles Essmeier

Visitors: 599

I’ve been operating two small retail Websites for several years with modest success. Recently, I decided to branch out into a different area of e-commerce. I set up five different Websites at once and I wanted to find a way to obtain a lot of links to my Websites in a hurry. I wasn’t interested in paying for promotion, and I don’t care for the tedious process of exchanging links. On a lark, I typed the phrase “unusual Website promotion techniques" into Google, just to see what sort of search results came up.

That search yielded mostly Websites for companies that were offering to promote Websites for a fee, but one link did catch my eye – a site that mentioned writing articles to provide free content for Websites. I read the article on the Website and realized that I had found what I was looking for. This seemed to promise inexpensive, useful, fast results. I would write articles about topics that were relevant to my Websites and submit them to sites that would provide them to other sites that needed content. In exchange for this, I would receive a link back to my site. I decided to give it a try.

I did a search for “free content" on the Web, and made a list of sites that accepted articles and offered “live" links to the author’s Websites. I wrote an article of 400 words or so, submitted it to several different free content sites and waited. In order to accurately judge the effectiveness of this technique, I used a version of my name that I generally do not use as my author name. That way, I could do searches for my name in search engines and be certain that all results related to articles I had written. I submitted my first article in the afternoon and I I did a search for my author name in Google the next morning. I was astonished to see that not only had my article been published by several sites, but my author name turned up in search results just fourteen hours after I had submitted the article!

Clearly, I was on to something. I began writing articles in earnest. It wasn’t hard; as I am promoting seven different Websties, I had seven different topics to choose from. In the six weeks or so since I published my first article, I have written 60 more on topics relating to seven of my Websites. In that six weeks’ time, the total number of links from external sites to my own sites has increased from 765 to 11302. The growth in the number of external links to my sites has been explosive, and I’m now getting daily traffic to each of my sites. In just six weeks, I have managed to obtain a level of traffic that previously took me more than a year to obtain through traditional Website promotion methods. If you have a knack for writing, submitting free content articles is a great, fast, effective Website promotion tool. I highly recommend it.

©Copyright 2005 by Retro Marketing.

Charles Essmeier is the owner of Retro Marketing, a firm devoted to informational Websites, including, a site devoted to debt consolidation and credit counseling, and, a site devoted to information regarding home equity loans .


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Writing Articles: The Power of Just One Article
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Website Promotion - Writing Articles May Be Better Than Hiring SEO Firms

by: Charles Essmeier (June 14, 2005) 
(Writing and Speaking/Writing Articles)

Website Promotion - Writing Articles Generates Traffic Four Different Ways

by: Charles Essmeier (June 09, 2005) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Site Promotion)

Seecrets on Website Promotion: The Hard Truths on Writing Free-reprint Articles

by: Stan Seecrets (June 13, 2005) 
(Writing and Speaking/Writing Articles)

Why You Should Write Articles for Website Promotion

by: Robert Kreuk (July 05, 2006) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Internet Marketing)

Website Promotion Tactics Using Articles Marketing Strategies

by: Stephen Kavita (September 21, 2010) 
(Writing and Speaking/Article Marketing)

Site Promotion - How Successful Are Your Articles At Promoting Your Website?

by: Andrew Gowans (May 09, 2007) 
(Internet and Businesses Online)

Website Promotion - Need Inspiration to Write Articles? Check Your Stats!

by: Charles Essmeier (June 15, 2005) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Site Promotion)

Affiliate Web Site Promotion:How To Use Articles To Bring Massive Hits To Your ..

by: Sam Ayodeji (February 09, 2007) 
(Internet and Businesses Online)

Website Promotion By Using The Unique Power Of Forums

by: William Johnston (July 30, 2006) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Forums)

Writing Articles: The Power of Just One Article

by: Jeff Herring (September 11, 2005) 
(Writing and Speaking/Writing Articles)