A funny thing happened to me three months ago. I decided to practice what I preach and publish a new article online. Hey, its easy to get sidetracked on other projects online and drop or forget about what works. We all do it.
It started when I was in a particularly good mood and itching to write about something I could publish online. I decided to post it for free on four article hosting and distribution sites. The four I chose were PermanentAds.net, GoArticles.com, Article-Emporium.com and EzineArticles.com.
The article I chose to write about was about buying tools online. Later, on April 28, I wrote an article about the early warning signs of mesothelioma cancer. After a couple of weeks of writing each article I decided to beginning checking Google and Yahoo's search results to determine how many urls were displaying my two articles. The absolutely fantastic results obtained thus far are staggering.
My article about tools, with the title “Start Your Next Home Improvement Project With Tools and Hardware You Buy Online" now appears on 127 different Google search results (or url addresses). You can check it yourself. Just go to Google's search box and type in the title of my article, being sure to put quote " marks before and after the title. Like this:
"Start Your Next Home Improvement Project With Tools and Hardware You Buy Online"
When I ran it today, June 25, 2005, Google shows 127 listings.
The same type of search on Yahoo showed they have cached the article at 36 different url addresses.
My mesothelioma article, titled “Mesothelioma Cancer: Early Warning Signs and Causes" is currently showing up at 87 different urls on Google and 50 different urls on Yahoo. Once again, go to both search engines and search for “Mesothelioma Cancer: Early Warning Signs and Causes" with quotes at the beginning and end of the search string.
Each one of these article postings contain my author's resource box, with links back to one or more of my websites.
Tell me, do you know of a better way to get free publicity to your site, better yet - to get free inbound links to your site without having to request or search for reciprocal links. And the beauty of these links is that they are coming from websites who focus on related topics or subjects - giving further creditability to them by the search engines.
If I had to pick just one article hosting and distribution site to post to I would pick PermanentAds.net because it has a large network of over 400 websites that could potentially host and distribute your article, depending on its keyword content. My second choice would be Article-Emporium.com.
Before you surf on to another website give free article posting some thought. I'm still amazed at how fast my article of just 57 days ago has spread like wildfire and being picked up by Google on 87 different url addresses, or how my article about tools 3 months ago is now showing up on 127 sites. I really can't think of a better deal in advertising. Not just any advertising - but FREE ADVERTISING!!!
Visit PermanentAds.net now and see how many topics they cover that will publisch and distribute your site listings and articles. You'll be amazed at how fast this free Internet marketing method works.
About the Author
Craig Whitley is a published author of numerous articles and ebooks on the subjects of Internet commerce, web marketing and search engine optimization. He owns and manages several websites, including CostCutterDomains.com . Mr. Whitley regularly writes reviews of websites like PermanentAds.net to introduce web surfers and Internet entrepreneurs to interesting, useful and unique online resources.