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How To Leverage Your Article Submissions

You will probably be aware that article directories are a good place in which to get relevant backlinks from and also to obtain free traffic.  There is however a simple concept which you can follow which will help you to multiply the amount of valid backlinks you get from your articles.

You see, when you submit decent articles to article directories (especially the top directories), you’ll find that other webmasters publish your articles on their websites.  Most of the time they will leave your resource box in tact which is what they are supposed to do.  This may seem like a good thing as it’s likely you will obtain a little more traffic to your site as these other websites act as a kind of traffic funnel, sending their visitors to your website.

The problem with this though is that the article which they copied from the directory and published on their own website is exactly the same article.  This is basically duplicate content so your backlinks which are present on their website have little value.  Read on to find out how you can turn these de-valued backlinks into golden backlinks.

When you submit an article to an article directory, set up a Google Alert for the article.  Alternatively a few weeks after you have submitted your article, copy and paste the first sentence of your article surrounded in quotes into the Google search field and click search.  If any results are displayed, click to show ALL results included those in the supplemental index.

What this will do is show you which websites or blogs have published your article.  Narrow the list down to those sites that have kept your backlinks in tact and ALSO have a ‘Contact Us’ page or email address.  Then send them a message thanking them for publishing your article but offering to send a re-written UNIQUE version of that article for FREE.  Tell them that the content will be exactly the same but structured differently and that the new unique version will not be classed as duplicate content.  This will mean that the article on their site will probably rank in the search engines and will bring them additional traffic.  So what will this mean for you?  It will mean that the backlink within your new article will be MUCH stronger as the page will no longer be duplicate content, but instead completely unique.

If you hear back from them, take the existing article on their site and paste it into my Easy Article Rewriter Tool and re-write it.  It should take you no longer than 20 minutes.  The video on my site shows you how to use it properly.  Then simply email the new unique version over to them and repeat the fact that this new version will not be classed as duplicate content and has been re-written specifically for them.

This means that if you submit an article to a directory such as Ezinearticles and ten other webmasters publish that article, instead of essentially having one valid backlink from a directory, you can potentially have another ten valid backlinks.

Have you ever tried emailing websites and asking for a backlink?  99.9% of the time you will NOT hear back from them.  The technique mentioned above is a surefire way of get real valid backlinks on other related websites.  Yes, each re-write will take a little time and effort but for the backlinks you’ll get, the time spent is well worth it.

Just remember to include your resource box or backlinks within your new re-writes before sending them back to these webmasters.

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To your success!

Andy Black