Article Marketing – 4 Easy Steps to Building and Maintaining Credibility
You only get one chance to make a first impression, that statement is true in the real world and much more so in the article marketing world as well.
Building credibility as an expert in your chosen field is one of the greatest benefits of article marketing. Writing articles and submitting them to a few of the more prestigious article directories can go a very long way toward establishing the credibility to succeed in article marketing.
How many times have you needed to purchase a product? When you run over to the local Wal-Mart you find a number of products all priced similarly. Which product do you purchase? Most of us would prefer to purchase a brand name product if it is comparably priced with one of a generic nature.
Why is that? We would prefer the brand name because of the credibility associated with the name. Article marketing works much the same. When searching out information which is more believable, an article by someone you have never heard of or one by an author that you know and have read before?
The success or failure of an article marketing campaign can hinge on the credibility of the writer. Use article marketing to build your credibility and you will see your site traffic improve.
Enhancing your credibility takes time. There are some very important things that you must do to build and maintain your credibility.
1.) Write about something you are familiar with.
It goes without saying that you will always know more about something that you are familiar with. If you intend to write on a subject that you have little knowledge of you must do some research. Bring yourself up to speed and familiarity with the subject before you start writing.
When you write about familiar subjects you can effectively give your readers information that they need.
2.) Always use a link back to your website in your resource box
Use the Author’s Resource box to your advantage. Always include a link back to your website. The idea of article marketing is to write articles that leave your readers desiring more information. The link back to your website provides an avenue that can be used to follow this desire.
The Author’s Resource box is in actuality the most important part of your article marketing campaign. Use it to bring readers to your website where you offer a gift in exchange for their information. Always concentrate on building your list.
3.) Never deceive your readers
When you are creating your headline never deceive a reader. If your headline implies that your article is about effective care for the elderly then your article should not be about how to get low cost prescriptions and promote a pharmaceutical site.
All it takes is on less than honest headline to ruin the credibility you are working so hard to build.
4.) Submit your articles to article directories
There are a great many theories on how to do this. Some will say that you need to submit your articles to as many directories as possible. My approach to article submission is to choose a handful, maybe 5 to 10, of the most reputable article directories and submit to them alone.
Use these 4 steps to build your credibility. Use them to maintain your credibility. Remember that credibility takes time to create, takes integrity to maintain, and is easy to lose.