Now that you’ve got your Web or Blogsite for promoting your product you’ll want some internet traffic. The most popular online tool is submitting Articles to websites that offer this service. When you’re writing these Articles for submission you’ll want to focus your efforts on top quality material to the best Article submission websites that you can find (try Googling “top article submission websites”). To maximize your efforts, make sure you’ve considered the following points that are the common mistakes you’ll want to avoid:

1. Don’t confuse your personal desire for business traffic with the real reason for your Article. The primary purpose of your Article is to offer interesting and factual content for the internet surfer. Give your reader what they’re looking for in an interesting manner. There are also submission rules to follow so review these. Sometimes hiring a writer to produce content on your behalf is a good way to go as well (writers may be hired through outsourcing websites). Easily readable content geared to your audience’s interests should be of primary importance in your Article writing and not for blatant website promotion.

2. Maximize all promotional opportunities within your chosen Article Submission site. Use the Article submission website’s Anchor Texts (this is where words are highlighted within the Article) if it’s available to increase your search engine value. Also, choose the Article Submission sites with the largest audiences in addition to the sites who redistribute your Articles to their own distribution chains. You can, then, double the number of potential views. Do mention Keywords at strategic places but be sure not to overdo it as too many repetitive, misplaced keywords can muddy the Article’s readability (see Google AdWords for Keyword suggestions). Finally, internet traffic alone does not create sales so have a Business Marketing Plan. Start with a good plan (there are good Articles available at this site) and stick to your marketing plan. This will allow your business to have the best opportunity to grow.

3. Do not offer Article content that does not help your readers. It is possible that in the process of writing articles that your focus has moved away from the reader. If this is the case, you’ll find that not all Article Submission sites, banks and directories are going to accept your content automatically. These sites, especially the larger ones, have guidelines before any Articles are accepted. Also, don’t include your website link in the Article’s main body but you can, most often, place your link in the “Resource Box” (it’s a good idea to have this link connect to a valuable free offer at your website for added value). Do offer your readers niche-based Articles that focus on highly-targeted content to a narrow group of customers. Broad-ranged Articles with general information will target such a high number of individuals that your chances of traffic will be greatly diminished.

These are 3 of the starting points to consider in your Article writing endeavors. With a little effort and planning you can have website and blog traffic while meeting the information needs of your readers. Good luck with your Article writing, submissions and online business marketing.

Author's Bio: 

Rae is a home internet business marketing consultant offering tips for home business entrepreneurs and has earned a business management certificate from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology while continuing work in the corporate world. http://www.raemarch.com .