Article Marketing Tips – How To Get Better Results Than Last Year

Has your article marketing efforts been up and down and not as successful over the last 6 to 12 months as you had hoped for? How about a few free article marketing tips that just might help you get better results?

It can be frustrating to say the least when you put so much effort into affiliate marketing and see very little financial results. Well, as they say with regard to investments, past performance does not guarantee future results. In your case, the following tips should help you get different results from those you have experienced in the past.

1. Research before you start writing – It’s very easy to want to jump right in and start writing articles for a great looking product or service you discovered. The problem comes when you get halfway into it you realize you don’t have enough knowledge or passion for the niche. You will do better if you take a little time to understand the product or service.

2. Don’t repeat your mistakes - If you have a decent number of articles you have published don’t continue writing until you have taken a little time to review the great work you have done. You will surely come up with some of your own article marketing tips by simply analyzing your own articles. Figure out the pattern of those with higher views and click through rates. Avoid writing the same type of articles that get very little review or click through rates.

3. Use different resources to get backlinks to your articles. One of the ways to get greater success out of the articles you write is to build backlinks to your articles. The search engines reward the articles with more visitors if they have a high popularity. One of the ways this is determined is by the number of sites linking to the article. Many article writers use social book marking and blog commenting as a way to build backlinks.

4. Find a successful format and stick with it. One of the best tips I ever read was to settle down and stop jumping all over the place. As an article writer it’s very easy to keep changing your style or format because you like how someone else is doing it. It’s best to find what works best for you and your products and stick with it.

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3 Sites That Make Video Content Creation Easy and Allow You to Read Your Viewer’s Minds!

This article is a little long but I URGE YOU to read it in one sitting and take action! After reading this you will be the “Omniscient” video content creator. You’re viewers will think you are a secret magician, witch doctor or have a futuristic crystal ball.

Not too long ago I polled subscribers and asked them what were the biggest challenges they encountered with Video Marketing and Video Lead Generation. Hands down… the most frequently asked question asked was “How do I find content for my videos?”

There were 3 categories of people that asked this question. They were:

• Newbies, those just getting started and wet behind the ears

• Veterans and Intermediate video marketers and video lead generation consultants that were having video writers block

• A combination of Newbies, Veterans and Intermediate video marketers and video lead generation consultants that were entering a new industry or had clients in an unfamiliar industry.

This strategy is perfect for ALL of the above types. So if you have ever fallen, or fall into any of the categories above, keep reading because this article was written especially for you.

To top it off this strategy will not only provide you with an unlimited list of topics for your videos, but you’ll be able to leverage this strategy to get instant targeted traffic to your videos too.

One last thing, this process can also be semi-automated (I’ll show you this at the end of the article) to make it easy to have ideas dumped in your lap without having to search for them.

OK so let’s dive in!

You have heard the age old cliché’, “content is king”. When it comes to video marketing and video lead generation it’s best to create and produce multiple videos with “quality content” to gain channel authority (for YouTube) which will help you get ranked higher in YouTube and Google. Multiple videos mean you’ll need a steady stream of content ideas for your videos.

The key to successful lead generation videos is providing quality content to your audience. There are plenty of “SPAAMMY” video creation software’s out there that allow you to pump out dozens of low quality videos instantly, but quality (in this case) always trumps quantity.

Crappy videos don’t convert and after all, what is the point if your videos don’t convert?

Quality videos and quality video content provides value to your prospect, makes them feel all warm and fuzzy towards you (or your client) and keeps them engaged and taking action, signing up to your list and waiting on the edge of their seat for more video content from you.

OK… here’s how to be the omniscient (all knowing) video content creator and read your viewer’s minds.

I actually forgot about this strategy until recently when I had reminisced on one of my first website successes.

I used this strategy to start a coupon website (before Groupon), grow it to 20k + unique visitors per month and sell it for over $5000 back in 2009. I used this strategy to test the initial concept and build it out.

This is what I did (and still do to this day to find video content).

Find out what your audience needs to know (FAQ’s) and answer their questions. Simple right? Well it really is that simple.

The best place to find those burning customer questions are question and answer sites and Niche Forums. Search the sites for questions asked and simply provide the most valuable answer to the unanswered questions.

But… to one up your competition you provide the answer in a video! This is how you gain instant traffic for your videos and generate leads and sales all while providing value.

Typically it’s frowned upon to leave your own website for all your answers on Q/A sites because it seems overly promotional and borderline “SPAMMY”. But, when you leave a valuable video (that just happens to be your video) that’s specifically targeted to the question being asked, the audience doesn’t even pay attention to the fact that it’s yours, after all it’s on YouTube (a trusted source).

Here are 3 websites you can use to get started:

• Yahoo Answers

• Quora


If you Google (Wishpond how to use Q A Sites) you can get a full list of niche specific Q/A sites.

Discussion forums are also a great place to find questions. These sites require a little more digging around but you can use a site like to make life much easier.

Here’s the overall strategy to find an endless stream of questions to answer and provide valuable video content for your audience:

  1. Go to a Q/A site
  2. Search for your topic via keyword phrase or browse the general categories
    There are two ways to look for content.
    a. Search for your topic and make a list of the top 5 questions or responses. (you can usually sort or filter by the questions with the most answers/comments)
    b. Search for open questions with a few responses but that can still be answered (this is where you will provide your answer via video).
  3. Create a video answering the question in detail (Hint: Do your research to provide the best answer but you can use content from the best existing answers to add to your video and write-up to make it easier on yourself and still provide value to the end user).
  4. Instant Traffic Secret: Once you have the content for your video answer. Just create a short video answering the question. Upload it to YouTube, be sure to add annotations/cards and calls to action in your video and description (these help generate leads). Go back to the original source of the question, write a short answer on the site and paste in your YouTube video link. You will get video views and if you are picked up as the best/top answer, your video will become front and center and you get an authority back link to your video which will help it rank higher in the search engines. WIN WIN WIN

That’s it, it really is that simple. This is a simple yet effective way to find content AND get traffic and back links to your videos.

For the people that appreciate being more productive, you can semi-automate this process using Google Alerts, custom search queries and your email for automated delivery.

You can also use Google alerts and an RSS feed for automated delivery to your favorite RSS news aggregator.

Just put in a custom query into Google Alerts and choose your output (Rss or email).

Here’s an example of a query: “video production”

The above query will bring up any question around video production on yahoo answers. Then select the types of information, frequency and delivery method (RSS or email) and that’s it.

All you will need to do from there is simply open up your email or RSS aggregator and you automatically stay on top of the most asked questions based on your chosen topic/keywords.

If you are really savvy you can use IFTTT to drop the information in a spreadsheet (my preferred method) and then use that for your editorial calendar.

You just discovered a little known secret to generating video content, getting instant targeted traffic, and leads. Take what you just learned and dominate.

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Folding Shopping Cart Product Review – How to Find a Shopping Cart That Is Just Right For You

Shopping carts, since their advent in 1937 have proved to be buyers’ delight. People say their first usage was in the supermarket Humpty Dumpty in Oklahoma City. With refinement in the manufacturing process and advent of newer technology improved versions of shopping carts flooded the markets. Folding Shopping Carts proved to be the most popular type of shopping carts and perhaps the handiest one. They are very easy to use. They generally are fitted with rubber or plastic wheels. Their handles are often fitted with various types of gripping material for superior control and comfort.

Today’s world has seen a lot of development in the Folding Grocery Carts. The Collapsible Carts available today come with innumerable features to be chosen from. They not only cater to the people of higher age groups but also are gaining popularity with the young adults. They are a boon to the physically challenged people who now can shop by their own. They do not need others’ help in doing so. The Collapsible carts available today often are incorporated with some kind baskets to carry the infants, so that dotting parents can shop with ease with their adorable ones in front of their eyes. Mobility Scooters available in various shopping malls are the improved version of the Collapsible Carts which carry the merchandize from one point to another only at a touch of a button, making life of the buyers easier than ever before. Collapsible Utility Carts are another variant of the Folding Shopping carts wherein they have detachable basket and a collapsible mainframe for the purpose of easy storage.

Shopping Carts have time and again proved to be a machine helping people to carry their merchandize at shops. With advancement in the economic conditions of various nations, the shopping malls, departmental stores and the super markets i.e. the retailer business is gaining popularity worldwide. Shopping carts are available in those people to carry their merchandize from the shops to their cars. Shopping carts have eased the burden of shopping in terms of reducing the amount of load to be carried by the people. Moreover from the retailers’ perspective it has been a boon as they have been able to sell more and more goods at a time.

Just like sunny days are followed by dark nights. Similarly with every good thing some bad things are always associated. Collapsible carts in spite being boon to the shoppers have been the cause of many unfortunate accidents which often proved fatal for the infants. Carts having the facility to carry the infants occupy the centre stage. Often there are reports of children sustaining injuries by falling from the carts. Parents or guardians should always have control over the Shopping carts as moving carts and carts in the hands of the children had been the reason for many broken items in the store and accidents involving cuts and bruises. Since the carts at the shops are used by large number of people so it becomes a common point for contamination of diseases not only to the children but also to the adults. But these unfortunate events can be easily taken care of by ensuring that the carts used at the shops are of good quality. With a little bit of alertness, awareness and readiness many unfortunate can easily be avoided.

Newer technology has helped in production of electronic carts. These carts are easy to handle and can be stored easily. They can even be retrieved very easily. They are often fitted with remote controlled mechanisms and transmitters, so that they can be easily located and retrieved from the parking lot. Moreover they cannot be stolen easily.

Collapsible Carts and the Folding ones are of great utility. They not only cater to immediate need of carrying bulk amount of goods but also ensure huge amount of sales, earning the retailers huge profit. It is a boon to both the buyers as well as the retailers. Since their inventions in 1937 they had been put to use in various ways in various places on this planet. More and better designs are coming up these days. But shopping with a greater degree of comfort is the motto on which it thrives on.

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