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If you do article marketing, your articles will be added to numerous blogs, especially if you use a service like Unique Article Wizard (UAW) or Article Builder. But, generally, once the articles are submitted, we all assume it’s job done and move on to something else.

Each article submitted will have a couple of links in it to your site and if there are several hundred versions of an article submitted to services like UAW or ArticleBuilder, then that’s several hundred backlinks we’ll get as a result. Right? That’s what I thought but it’s not the case.

You only get the backlinks if the …

If you read Progress Report 1, you’ll know that the blog I set up for this case study is Cheap Electricity Options.

To recap, Week 1 of the blog development involved keyword research and identifying if the niche wasn’t too competitive and that there were enough products for it to advertise. Week 1 closed with the installation of the blog, selecting a theme and adding a home page and article. The blog is set up to use a static home page.

Week 2 saw the preparation of some articles for the site that were scheduled to be posted over the next 2-3 weeks. I also created a report to entice …

At the end of my review of the Autoblog Blueprint course earlier this month, I mentioned that I might do a case study on one of the blogs I build using the techniques and methodologies laid out in the course. So that’s what I’m beginning here.

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Here’s what I did in the first week of setting up a new blog:

Week 1:

1. Pick a niche: I have some interest in the Green Energy / Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy niche so I did some keyword research using Market Samurai to see how competitive the niche is and if …

A bit of late-breaking news: I’ve just heard that Article Underground is running another membership Firesale. You can get a year’s membership for $299 (that works out at $24.91 per month instead of the regular fee of $97 per month) – you won’t find this offer on their main sales page.

Membership gets you 400 PLR articles each month, video training on ways to use the articles and (best of all) access to a blog network where you can post articles and snippets to get quality backlinks to your sites.

The price goes up by $50 for every 10 memberships that are sold.

Now, if you have ever seen a firesale, you …

The heart of any website is the content it contains. It’s what draws visitors, keeps them coming back and influences how the search engines (particularly Google) value your site.

A site that’s all bells and whistles with little or no real content will always be outperformed by a more plainly designed site that has content.

In other words, a site that has something to offer human visitors is what you need to strive for.

Many newbies to website building make the fundamental mistake of attempting to tailor their sites for the search engines, forgetting about the people who’ll (hopefully) be visiting them. The flaw is in thinking that because you get better …

In the last post, I looked at options for getting traffic to your sites that don’t cost any money, but cost some time and effort. This time, I’ll look at some methods that do cost money but don’t cost much time or effort.