Article marketing has worked as a staple of link generation for a long while at this point, and will continue to be a staple method for the future.You can increase the effectiveness of the method, simply by providing your best original work to the top submission sites, which will provide recurring SEO and Traffic Generation benefits, in addition, you can spin these seed articles and submit to the remainder of the top 100 directories.Approval of your articles at the high PR/alexa rated directories, will create immediate improvement in your search engine ranking, as well as the generation of traffic in the form of unique visitors to your site, even when you target competitive keywords. An even greater result will be yours should your keyword selection be less competitive.I am suggesting that you use the well documented article marketing methods, and add in the 5 techniques I suggest below, to turbocharge your results.

Using the turbocharged article marketing method will result in traffic generation to your article and your website, enhancing your google ranking by the addition of unique targeted visitors, which enhances your SEO. Actual human unique visitors makes google take notice of your site.You may take as much as 30 minutes to submit to each site, but the benefits are far greater than the cost in time. You will want to read the guidelines for submission to Ezine Articles, and ensure that your posts are in compliance. Another suggestion is that you make sure to check that the links you insert at the bottom of your article and in your resource box actually redirect to your site, so that you don't lose the benefits of your effort.

Regular submission of keyword rich articles to all of the top directories is necessary for this technique to be effective. For some extra "link juice, submit your author RSS feeds from each directory, to all of the RSS feed directories, a great extra step for completing this process.Using this article submission method in a thoughtful manner will generate an increasing stream of uninterrupted traffic to your site. Regularly submitting quality articles to the top article directories with whom you register an account, will result in an enhanced reputation for you, both on the Ezines and in the community as a whole. You want to prove that you are an authority on your topic, within your niche, and provide legitimate contributions. Having said that, the following procedure will result in turbocharging your article marketing effort.

1. Register your account in Ezine Articles if you don't already have one, and as many other top 100 directories as you can manage to complete. If you search the term "free article directories" in google you will find several sites that will provide you excel based information, I recommend using at least the top 50 article directory sites.

2. Research the top articles in your niche on EzineArticles.com. You can find them by looking at the section titled "Top Viewed EzineArticles" in the category you are working in. You can also use this method to pick out niches with accessible ranking levels, by choosing the niches where the top articles have fewer than 10,000 views.

3. Write a group of unique keyword rich articles, and post them to EzineArticles.com, then spin the seed article using an article spinning software, generating 50 or more (however many different sites you intend to contribute to) unique copies of the content and submit them to your other article directory accounts. You can use articles written by other authors on the directories to kickstart your thought process and inspire your creative process, but the original best effort should be posted to EzineArticles.com. Settle for nothing short of your best effort, including both a catchy title, and a thoughtfully composed resource box in order to induce readers to click through to your website.

4. Submit your articles to the directories, starting with EzineArticles.com and after Ezine, submit your unique articles created fom the seed article you placed on ezine to Knol, WebPro, GoArticles and the other top 50 directories you have chosen to do submissions with.

5. Go to a traffic generation service, I like fiverr.com, and for $5 buy some traffic for your article. You can get a lot of views in a short period of time, boosting your articles into the top viewed category on Ezine Articles, thereby further increasing the number of views you receive there, and consequently, generating traffic and unique views for your website.

By using a multitude of article directories in your submission strategy, you will create links to your site from all over the internet, which will be viewed as a positive factor by the search engines. My intention is to provide an ongoing series of articles, where I will provide strategy and methodology for improving your search engine rankings through linking, and if you heed the advice, your rankings will improve, given persistency in your effort. I am going to continue posting new articles on the subject of free traffic generation, on a daily basis, until I exhaust the topic, sometime in January, you can keep apprised of these submissions, on our blog, at EliKen Marketing.

Author's Bio: 

EliKen is a company formed by Husband/wife team, Kenneth Ford and Eliene Teixeira dos Santos. They became involved in Internet Marketing, through the process of learning to drive traffic to Kenneth's Insurance sites. For More information, visit them at EiKen Marketing