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A collection of tips on how to improve in article marketing is good reading for anyone hoping to promote their website's content a bit more effectively. Read on to find out how you can optimize your article marketing efforts.

Do not write a blog post and then walk away. Sometimes the conversations that can happen in the comments of a post can earn you more money than your main content. Readers are much more likely to return to a site where they can converse with the content provider. You will build trust and return visitors.

Collaborate with other websites to get your articles published in new places. Most webmasters will happily allow you to guest blog because they appreciate the content as well. They will link back to your site, increasing your popularity to search engines. Try to get your article posted on a well-known site to greatly increase traffic.

Keep your keywords current. Researching in the beginning is very important, but do not let it end there. Keep researching on a consistent basis to find what keywords are still of good use to you. If one of your keywords is no longer popular, but a different relevant one is trending, switch them out!

Keep your copy simple and short. Don't forget, writing for the internet is different than writing for other mediums. Don't skimp on information, but if you keep your article concise and under 2,000 words, you will be able to make the reading experience more enjoyable for your readers.

Pick a smart title. You want the title of your article to be both relevant to the article, but also searchable so that you can be easily found. Use an interesting title that also includes the most important keywords, in order to drag both your target audience and the search engines in.

Double check your links. As soon as your article gets published, visit it. Click every link inside to make sure they are all accurate and working correctly. You do not want to send your readers to a 404 screen, or some random website that has nothing to do with you or your article.

Publish articles in as many of the free top 10 article directories as possible. Make sure your articles are unique and well written. Familiarize yourself with the submission requirements of each directory, as well as its terms and conditions. Some directories have minimum word counts, and one, Buzzle, will not accept an article that has been published anywhere else on the web prior to their publication of it.

Spinning articles is a very controversial topic, and the most knowledgeable article marketers know that it is one to avoid. Articles that are spun using software designed for that purpose are often ungrammatical or difficult to understand. In addition, you're not saying anything new with a spun article, which is worth far more than luring traffic to your website with duplicate content that is simply reformatted. Spinning articles can also land you in court if you inadvertently violate any copyright laws. It's much better to use your time writing creative articles than wasting it spinning useless ones.

Learning to create seductive titles is a small skill in article marketing, but an important one. In the same way that a marketing article's true purpose is to advertise a product or service, a title is an advertisement for the article. Looking at the titles of similar articles in a directory will suggest what is common in the field. Article titles should be crafted to stand out of that pack.

Applying the tips above will help propel you forward with sound ideas that you can use while learning to market your articles. Do some research to find out which article marketing methods have been successful for your competitors. When you work hard and apply yourself in a smart manner you can even surpass your competition.

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