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Old 1st August 2006, 09:29 AM   #4
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Technically, the better your articles are, the more respected magazine publishes them, the better.

Initially, you'll need to do your keyword research, research the article topic to be able to use what your potential customers use and to place a couple of external links in the article as well. Of course, you need to express an objective, informative opinion about your topic as well.

As for places where to place your articles, you'd rather place them in front of your target audience. Usually, it is in the relevant industry online journals. But they apply some article guidelines or already have inhouse experts or consultants for that, so you'll need to either keep working on your article quality or seek more journals. Ideally, you'll be having a column in your industry newspaper or journal. When online, this can be replaced by a blog.

As for placing your articles in directories, here is a good thread about this.

Though some articles can place links to your site (which is good), they may not send you any traffic (which is bad). In fact, most article directories try hard to make it impossible for people to leave their site via author bios (even if they do place active links there). So my take on free article directories is to use them for low quality link building purposes (along with free non-reciprocal directories).

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