Friday, August 27, 2010

What to Do With Your Content

by Christine Peppler

As an internet marketer, you've written new content and now you need to maximize traffic to it. We all know that getting more eyes on your written work is important. More visits can mean more revenue and a broader reputation as a writer, content creator, or expert in your chosen field.

The question is, after you create that content what should you do with it? There are thousands of articles and experts out there telling you to submit it to social bookmarking sites, aggregators, RSS feed directories, blog directories, and so forth.

I agree with this advice wholeheartedly, but I feel it's even more critical to create additional, complementary content on other high ranking article sites from which you can backlink. This additional content must be unique, not a copy of other things you have written. In the end, you want an entire web of interlinking content and the more sites involved in that web, the stronger internet presence your content will have.

The purpose of this article is merely to share some of my personal experiences as an internet marketer, taking a look at some of the sites that have worked for me. I am not a "guru", but I do manage to make a few thousand dollars a month working online.

Finding writing sites on the internet is not a difficult task. Finding ones that work well for you can be much more trying. Sites like Google Knol, e-how, Associated Content, Gather and others are all possibilities. However, over the past few years I've slowly begun to find the sites that are working well for me, and I haven't yet tackled the aforementioned sites.

Squidoo was my first discovery and the one that to this day generates the most revenue for me. During 2010, I've tackled Hubpages head on and have seen significant gains there as well. Both of these sites offer high page rank, DoFollow links, and numerous ways to monetize your content. However, I've added some additional writing sites in the past year which are showing promise and which allow me to further promote the content I write on my site, Squidoo, and Hubpages.

Qondio is one of my favorites. It offers writers 100% of their AdSense traffic as well as 100% of the ad revenue generated on the five ad spaces provided on each page which allow the writer to display ads from almost any ad network. Qondio also offers one "dofollow" backlink per article, with a webshot included, and the ability to add "nofollow" links as well.

I like the simplicity of writing, the community, the backlinks, and the revenue sharing. Of course, a 6/10 page rank can't be ignored either.

Snipsly.com is a new site that I started trying just over a month ago. It allows me to write articles of any length beyond three sentences. I can add "dofollow backlinks" and get an 80% revenue share. There is no referral program there but they do run occasional contests. The current one provides the winner with a free iPad or $500 cash.

The format is simple, it is similar to posting a Word Press blog and the text editor allows you to create articles without using HTML. I've found only two drawbacks so far with the site, but both may be temporary problems. First, it doesn't seem as community oriented as other sites, such a Qondio. However, as membership grows, so too might the community aspect.

My second concern is that the site currently has a page rank of 3/10. Nothing to brag about, but again, that may be shortlived. I have only earned a dollar or two in my first month, but that's to be expected this early in the game.

Another site that I've added to my routine is Infobarrel. The site offers a slightly better page rank, 4/10 and better community features with streams to keep you up-to-date with new publications from the people you follow.

InfoBarrel offers several templates for various types of articles: templates include How-To, Reviews, Blank, and Video. You can add images and so forth as well.

Writers can include up to two dofollow backlinks within their content, but not in the first paragraph. Currently, I am able to earn revenue through Google Adsense and Amazon ads. I earn a 75% share of my Adsense clicks. As I am submitting each article, I can also identify an Amazon product category and keywords to help get targeted products to appear on my content page.

The key to success with any content you write is to get more eyes on it and to increase it's ranking within searches by building backlinks to it. Writing on multiple sites provides the opportunity to achieve this. I've touched on some of my personal favorites to help you find some that seem to work well.

About the Author

The author invites other writers and internet marketers to try out various revenue sharing writing sites that offer DoFollow Backlinks, such as Hubpages or InfoBarrel.