Article Marketing IS getting alot of weight specially EZA links. I'm sure people at Google knows that new articles being published on EZA are 100% unique and useful. EZA have put a very strict guidelines in article acceptance right after the panda/farmer update.
So EZA links are way more powerful than in the past. BTW, EZA stands for ezinearticles.com
I've not seen any date when it comes to using articles for increasing traffic only for backlink building. Do articles bring any traffic directly through the article itself? I guess it would on a popular article directory and if it was featured.
Yes, I do believe article marketing is still alive, even after the latest Google updates. I do know EzineArticles has much stricter guidelines to assure their content is relevant and unique.
Well, I agree. EzineArticles has strict rules. They accept only unique & grammatically perfect articles. This is the reason why ezine articles rank well in Google. I think they are stricter now after Google Panda updated .
If you are looking at using only small instant article directories, then you will not see a large effect. Ezine does pull a fair amount of weight when it comes to how their articles rank so it is still a good place for submission. It all comes down to what you are looking for with your articles on if it will work for you or not.
I've seen a ton of what I consider to be article spam - where a specific keyword phrase is used up to one hundred times. And in other articles that have been robotically altered to the point they make no sense whatsoever. Those articles I'll be glad to see disappear. Typically, I'll find these from links on comments submitted to my blog. Again, I do believe EzineArticles has upped their requirements and current articles there are much improved.
What do you mean by article spam? You mean submitting a single article in lots of directories is not useful?
It may seem useful in the first place, but, as long as you use the same article, you publish duplicate content, which is not advisable, really. If you still want to submit the same information on more than one article submission website, better spin the texts and publish them as different articles.
Article marketing is still useful.But need to do it in a quality wise.Because most of people using crappy content for it.So in that case this is not worth full.Always try to use fresh and unique article and post it on quality and reputed directories.
Article marketing is really good, but you show follow these steps
(1) write good article related to your topic, do not write much about your product or service,try to write much about the concept
(2)When posting article do not post same article for several site, Google detects repeated contents easily, your article should be unique
(3) Although this is time consuming job, try do it your self with great attention
(4) Select best 100 article directory and do one or 2 article for a given article site
I have used these steps for one of my websites. I am getting improved results day by day,please do your work very slowly and with detail attention
It is a time consuming job but not tough to me as I'm a good article writer, by the way, I would like to know in which directories you are submitting more articles and from which directories you got positive results?
Article marketing is always the great way to promote a website. After panda update it becomes less effective for those who just submit same content over many directories. If one submits unique content on different directories then he/she must be benefited.