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Posted 07 June 2006 - 11:52 AM
What are some of the major article submission sites? How much should I expect to pay? Is this the same as a press release, and if not, how do I go about that, and is that practical for a small business? If there is an article/website online that can teach me these things, a simple link to it would do just fine.
Posted 07 June 2006 - 12:28 PM
Ezinearticles & Isnare are 2 good places to start
If You or ANYONE else wants a list then I have an excel spreadsheet with 550 plus article sites on, but may the Lord have mercy on your sanity
How much should I expect to pay?
isnare charge you $2 to syndicate your article.
Is this the same as a press release
No it is not, an article is meant to be of use to the reader, it is meant to give the reader quality information that answers a question, articles are about THEM
A press release is about YOU, it is the complete opposite really A press release is meant to let people know of something that is news worthy.
and if not, how do I go about that
I suggest you do a search on 'how to write a Press release, You never know you might find some ARTICLES telling you how
and is that practical for a small business?
YES provided it is newsworthy. EG I have a client that we devised an online quotation and booking system for, they are a taxi company. There was a lady who had a throat illness that meant she could not speak. She wanted to book a taxi, my client was the ONLY taxi company in the area who were set up to handle this. She contacted them, and booked it, my client has GPS taxi control, and when it was outside the house it sent a text message to her to let her know , and she was then collected in the wheelchair and taken to the hospital appointment.
THAT is a newsworthy press release as it involves so many elements or 'hooks' to the story
1. Human element (crucial for newspaper coverage)
2. Internet use & Modern technology (always a good un)
3. best practice for accessibility (UK law that is currently in the headlines)
3. Happy ending
If there is an article/website online that can teach me these things, a simple link to it would do just fine
Sadly not in one place, but carry out a search for the individual elements and you will find what you want
<edited for spelling typos>
Edited by OldWelshGuy, 07 June 2006 - 06:08 PM.
Posted 07 June 2006 - 06:04 PM
One of the other things you can do with articles is to post them to a blog and let other topical bloggers know about them. It might also work out to split the article up in to several blog posts.
Also, use social bookmark services like del.icio.us whenever your article gets picked up by prominent web sites/publications to make it easier for others interested in your topic(s) to find your content.
Posted 11 June 2006 - 10:17 AM
Posted 13 June 2006 - 11:57 AM
small tip: article should be giving some educational value - even small business can support this approach. Any business helps to solve some *problem*. Convert this solution into educational style like this:
PROBLEM -> ITS ROOTS -> HOW TO OVERCOME IT -> SLIGHTLY HINT THAT PEOPLE CAN LEARN MORE USEFUL TIPS TO FIGHT THIS PROBLEM VIA... = your service or product
Not a universal scheme, but now you see the approach to educating someone with a small business.
If you can specify your niche, we can help with more details.
Posted 26 June 2006 - 12:58 PM
What I mean by, "let other topical bloggers know about them?" is to identify other blogs on similar topics and engage them. You can find other bloggers by topic using any blog search engine such as Technorati, Google Blog Search or Ask Blogs and Feeds search.
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