How To Profit From Your Free Reprint Articles
By Kalena Jordan ©
"Free Reprint Articles" are a popular way of getting yourself and your website
wide attention throughout the web. You write an article, and let other people
other day. I was reading one of his free reprint articles and when I finished
realized just how smart he really was. Not simply for the content of the
article, which contained very timely and useful information, but for the way
managed to hook the reader in and possibly profit from them. Let me
Like me and other article writers, this author circulates his
articles to hundreds of article distribution lists on a regular basis. His
articles contain a link back to his web site, which is an ideal way to boost
site's link popularity on the search engines. Like other authors, he writes
about hot topics and current events in his particular industry. Like most
article authors, he writes in a casual, relaxed style that engages the reader
quickly and earns their trust. BUT, (here comes the clever part), unlike most
article marketers, this author always divides his articles into two or more
The first part of the article is circulated as a stand-alone free
reprint article via traditional distribution methods. But at the end of the
article and in his Author Resource Box, he adds a link to invite the reader
view "a continuation of the article" on his web site. The link is described as
either part two of the first article, or a related article with more detailed
information or a specific tutorial on how to implement what was discussed in
Why does he do this? Because most people reading the first
article will naturally click on the link leading to the next. Once they are
at his web site, he has much more control over how the rest of the article/tutorial
is presented. If the article is a tutorial about an aspect of web design or
search engine marketing, it generally includes software recommendations that
integrate his affiliate links. He also manages to weave in Google AdSense ads
convenient points between the article paragraphs. And of course, by the time
readers arrive at his site, he has engaged the reader and gained enough of
trust for them to take his recommendations and click on his affiliate and
AdSense links so he earns commission from them. Very clever, don't you
You too can use this tactic to profit from your own free reprint
articles, by doing the following:
- Write articles that solve
a problem for the reader, like a "how to" article or a basic tutorial.
about hot or new topics in your industry that people are likely
to be searching
- Write the article in
two or more segments and save the key instructions for part two.
a landing page for the later part/s of your article that naturally
weaves in your affiliate links and/or
- Create a text link "hook" to
the continuation of your article, (your landing page), from the bottom
of part one.
- Make sure the first
part of your article is well-written and contains useful information
as a stand-alone article. The key is to provide a relevant, interesting
with a link to another relevant, interesting article. No-one wants
to read a
poorly-disguised ad for your affiliate products.
- Submit part one
of your article to free distribution lists.
- Observe the increased
link popularity your site attains and the resulting increase in
search engine traffic.
Enjoy the benefits and
potential profits from your article marketing efforts!
Copyright © 2005 by Kalena Jordan. All rights reserved
under U.S. and international law.
|As well as running
her own SEO business Web Rank (www.webrank.biz), Kalena
Jordan manages Search Engine College (www.searchenginecollege.com), an online training institution
offering instructor-led short courses and downloadable self-study courses in
Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing subjects.