After you’ve submitted your article to the article directories you can keep on going!
Actually, what I usually do is the full article directory submission (like in the video in step 4) then I wait about a month to see how much that gets me. If my target page is at #1 then I don’t have to do anything else!
But, if after a month or two, you still need to move the page up further, you might want to consider submitting to some other sites. Here’s a list of some places you might consider putting your content on:
You want to be careful about putting affiliate links on these sites – a lot of them hate them and are really starting to crack down so just a link back to your website is the best thing to do.
If you like to save time and automate things, like I do, there’s a really cool plugin that you can use that automatically posts links back to every single post you make – click here to check out a video on how to use it to automate your backlinks!
I find that a good strategy to use for these sites is to wait until my website has been up for a while and I have found a good keyword phrase that is bringing in traffic and easy to rank for. Then I create pages on these sites, targeting that keyword phrase (i.e. I use it as the title, in the URL and sprinkled in the content itself).
Next, I do some social bookmarking and maybe some article distribution to get links to these sites.
I know that last bit probably seems like a lot of work and you’re probably thinking that if you are going to spend the time to write more articles, you’d rather be linking them back to your main site.
But think about this ….
If you have a page on your main site that is ranking in the top 10 for a keyword phrase and you are already getting traffic – why not dominate the whole 1st page of Google with web “properties” that all belong to you?
You already know how to get 1 page there (the one on your site that is ranking) so just repeat the process for 9 more pages and you will own that first page of the SERPS, therefore about 95% of the organic traffic for that keyword!