Free Website Traffic Through Article Promotion

What is Article Promotion? Article promotion is a great way to attract quality traffic to your website. It consists on publishing articles that you have written on subjects tightly related to your website’s niche, and allowing the free distribution rights on these articles to anyone that may want to use them as content on their own site as long as they remain intact. These articles will be branded with a link back to your website.

Why does Article Promotion Work? Article promotion works great because the small amount of effort that it takes to write an article can have huge payoffs in the form of link popularity and qualified traffic. Visitors of the websites that pick up your articles will read through them, and if you have done a good job of getting their attention and interest, then they will follow the link to your site at the bottom of the article searching for more great information.

How To Start Your Own Article Promotion Campaign Starting an article promotion campaign is very straight forward. First of all you need to figure out what kind of people you want visiting your website (your market). Once you know who you want to attract it will become easier to see what kind of topics they will be more likely to read about. If you sell motorcycle helmets on your website, you might want to attract bikers; an article on “10 things your helmet must have” would be great! You can also write about related stuff like motorcycle history, biker culture, leather ware, etc…

So you know who you are writing to and you know what you are writing about. Take some time to get an outline together and jot down the points you want to touch on. This will help you stay organized and it will make your article easier to read. Make sure you keep your topic narrow so that you or your readers don’t get overwhelmed with the amount of information to cover.

Now that you have your outline in place it is time to write your article. Usually if you have made a well detailed outline, you should aim at writing one to two paragraphs for each line item. Remember to include an introduction that tells the reader what you are going to talk about, and a conclusion that restates the most important points in your article. Do not include any links to your website in the body of the article, this will work against you in the long run.

Cool! Your article is almost ready to roll. Now is the time to put the link back to your page in place. The reason why I told you not to link to your own page from your article is that most website owners don’t like to publish articles loaded with self promotion. If you include links to your own site in the body of your article it becomes a little bit of a sales letter in disguise, and this is not our goal. The bottom of the article should be used as an “About the Author” box. Write a little bit (around 250 characters) about yourself, but most importantly invite the reader to click to your website.

In order for this box to be effective you must keep your ego stroking to the minimum and use this text to call the reader to action. Give your readers a good reason to click to your website. The following examples will show you how your about boxes should look.

Bad Example – What Not To Do My name is John Doe, I have been riding motorcycles my whole entire life. I grew up in Mississippi but then I moved up north to New York. I started my website JohnDoesBikeHelmets.com because I thought I could make me some money. Visit my site today!

The Good: John Doe has a call to action: “Visit my site today!”.

The Bad: Although he has a call to action, he does not provide a valid reason to visit his site.

The Ugly: Nobody really cares about John Doe’s life, including biographical information is a waste of about box space. JohnDoesBikes.com is neither a hyperlink, nor a full URL. People looking for helmets are probably not looking for JohnDoesHelmets.

Better Example – Do This, You Might Get Some Traffic If you are looking for motorcycle helmets you must visit my website today at [http://www.JohnDoesBikeHelmets.com] Tired of looking for a helmet online, stop banging your head against the wall! Especially if you are not wearing one of JohnDoe’s Helmets!

The Good: Some personality comes through. Call to action. Live hyperlink and full URL.

The Bad: Although the URL is live now, it will still not serve a purpose because most likely people are not looking for JohnDoesBikeHelmets when they search for helmets on search engines.

The Ugly: There is no real reason why a reader should click on the link. No benefits have been pointed out.

Best Example –Do This If You Want To Get Loads Of Traffic From Your Articles! Hey! John Doe here. Looking for high quality, affordable, cool-looking helmets? You are in luck! My slick looking Motorcycle Helmets will not only save you tons of money, but will also save your life! Get 15% off your purchase with code: CoolHelmets

The Good: Lots of benefits, great incentive to click on link by adding a discount code, excellent linking technique by using anchor words people will actually be searching for on search engines.

The Bad: The search term “Motorcycle Helmets” can be very competitive and will probably not rank as high in search engines as a less competitive term such as “Custom Painted Motorcycle Helmets”

The Ugly: Some article directories don’t allow anchor text on about box links. If that is the case, just place a full live URL.

So far so good. You have a market, you know what your market wants to read about, you have written something to them and you gave them a reason to click into your website. Great job! Now we need to get your article published by many different websites so you get that constant flow of visitors into your site.

In order to let the world know about your articles the best thing you can do is to submit them to article directories. Article directories are websites loaded with free articles. Writers submit their articles and provide them with free content for them to distribute to other website owners who; on the other hand, visit article directories searching for free, easy content for their sites. They get free content, you get free publicity. It is a win-win situation!

Among the largest article directories that come to mind are:

EZineArticles.com, GoArticles.com, ArticleAlley.com, ArticleDashboard.com, ArticlesBase.com

I highly recommend that you register for free to each and everyone of the directories above, and that you submit every article you write to them. This should get you a fair amount of traffic. You can always find more article directories if you Google “article directory”.

Super-Charge your Article Promotion Campaign! The following tips will help you make the most of your article promotion efforts:

  • Write at least one article a month, one per week would be ideal.
  • Submit each article to at least five directories, ten is even better.
  • Use the keywords that you want to rank for in the title of your article.
  • Change your about box in every article directory, making sure to change the anchor text to keywords related to the main keyword you want to rank high on.
  • When it comes to titles, think outside the box. Catchy and long works better than short and dull.

Your Best Lambskin Leather Wear

Are you one of those slightly unfortunate people living in a geographic location close to the poles? If so then you are one of those who get extremely pleased on those days of the year when there is just about a bit of sun heat around, and you spend the rest of the year thinking how to keep yourself warm yet sexy.

The biggest problem which people like you face, if they are fashion- conscious, is with their dress. In the intense cold they don’t have much of a choice when it comes to dressing. However all is not that gloomy. If you are fashion conscious and like millions of the people around want to look good then you would soon turn your warm clothes into a style statement. You see nobody made a rule that warm clothes cannot be stylist and sexy.

Talking about warm clothes the first thing which comes to anybody’s mind is leather. If you are used to wearing lambskin leather then there is nothing more left for us to tell you. However if you are unaccustomed to wearing this fine category of clothing then there is much that you have lost on. Leather is very warm and soft. It is also amazingly sexy. Yes. Leather wear is very sexy. It doesn’t matter how your shape is, when you wear leather your body automatically get a very firm and curvy shape. There is an accentuation which your body gets under leather. Added to that leather is shiny. This means that you will not look dull no matter how colorless the rest of your dresses are.

If you are having genuine leather garments then there is need for you to take care of it. Followings are few ways of doing so.

o Polish: yes, this is the most important part you need to religiously do in order to keep your leather wear in good shape. This is what most people don’t do. But you must understand that if you don’t polish your leather it will not get any moisture and lose its shine very soon!!

o Watch out: when buying the polish make sure that you are not taking a polish which has mineral or petroleum in it and above all avoid polishes with coloring agents. Polishes are important for your leather but you must choose that right one else you will only be left with patchy stains of those expensive leather wears. Also try to avoid heavy and greasy polishes since they too are not good for your leather wear.

o No wax and silicon please: this is another thing which you will have to stay away from if you want keep that leather wear of yours in good shape. Animal fats such as mink oil etc. can be used but they have their own disadvantage. What is that? Well these oils tend to clog the pores of the leather and not just that, they also make the color of the leather a lot darker. So you will find yourself flaunting new colors of the same dress everyday!!

o Stay away from moisture: like all the above mentioned things, moisture too is not good for your leather wear. So better stay away from snow and rain. And if you by chance get them on your leather then make immediate efforts to dry the dress completely unless you want ugly patches on your expensive lovely leather wear!!

Now you are quite educated about taking care of leather wear. So what are you waiting for? Better make up for the neglect you have subjected your leather wear to for all these years.

Brake and Clutch Reservoir Covers: Purposes and Safety Benefits

All of those who are seriously into motorcycles know that they need top quality brake fluids for their safety. Unfortunately, these quality brake fluids are found to be highly sensitive to the UV light. To keep the fluid safe from the environment they usually put a sock on the reservoir cap to block the UV rays from causing any damage to the brake fluid.

Since there are many debates on the subject of brake fluid getting degraded by the sun’s UV rays maybe we can add that looking at MSDS (material safety data sheets) it states to store brake fluid away from sunlight, also this is the reason why they are not sold in clear bottles, but brake are clutch fluid reservoirs on most sportbikes are opaque which lets sun/UV rays to reach the brake fluid, aesthetically thinking these will also cover up the ugly plastic brake and clutch reservoirs.

The reservoir sock covers also help prevent spillage or leakage from either the brake or the clutch reservoirs. These are basically designed like wristbands wrapping the brake and clutch reservoirs to absorb any fluids that may spill or leak from the cap of the brake and clutch fluid reservoirs as in such cases of hard braking. And yes brake fluid does expand and anyone who is real hard on their brakes will know it. The danger is the highly corrosive fluid can damage paintwork, metalwork and get onto riding gear such as your visor which could cause real visibility problems. For those who are into motorcycle racing, the reservoir covers will also keep the reservoir caps firmly in place during a race and/or spirited riding. It can also help the brake fluid from getting contaminated with dust or dirt by keeping the brake/clutch fluid reservoirs clean and away from debris.

Many of the brake reservoir fluid sock covers are made from cotton and manufactured in such a way that each of the socks fit properly since you don’t want them to come flying off down the road or track. When it comes to the clutch fluids, it is basically the same principle. The brake and clutch fluid reservoir sock covers keeps the fluid from environmental degradation which can eventually lead to poor braking and shifting performance. And as most that use these covers are involved in motorcycle racing, poor braking and shifting performance and brake fluid spillage bike would not be any help on the track.

For those who are wondering if they could just go buy generic wristbands for their brake or clutch fluids, they can, at their own risk. But wristbands tend to fit very loosely and will eventually fly off going down the road or track. Obviously the bike aficionados would probably get horrified if they see their precious Honda, Yamaha or Ducati motorcycles getting dressed with poor fitting low quality products. They would want to get matching Yamaha reservoir sock covers for their Yamaha’s and Ducati’s, rather than having an ill fitting wristband with a sport shoe brand covering up their brake and clutch reservoirs.

Many of these motorcycle brake and clutch covers can be bought online or at reputable motorcycle shops. They are relatively affordable; the generic ones are particularly cheaper but are lower in quality and have heat pressed logos which tend to peel off after a few months. Higher quality reservoir sock covers will be made of high quality cotton, specifically made to fit your motorcycle application and have matching logos which are embroidered on.