The Sure Way to Avoid the Dreaded Google Slap
Published by S. A. Williams on 2016-03-18 18:35:31
Content is king these days because the more articles you have on your website the more Google likes your site. How do I know this? With all the Google slaps (updates) that has happened in recent years many website owners (including myself) have found virtually no negative effects or changes to our article/content based website rankings.
Well with that said, if you do not consider yourself a writer and you desire to get decent content for your website, it should be noted that there are three classes of articles to choose from;
- - Free articles from Article Directories,
- - Cheap PLR Articles and
- - A bit costly Custom written articles.
The first type cannot be edited, the second type can be edited to your hearts content, while the last type is custom so it does not need editing but you usually may edit such articles if you wish.
Which option you choose to use depends on the time, effort, and finances you wish to invest into marketing your website. And yes, make no mistakes about it, but putting articles on your website is a valid method to market your website. As-a-matter-of-fact, it is the most popular way to do so.
To get the first type, which is the type of article that cannot be edited which means you may only use it as is, you simply need to Google "Article Directory" and use any of the sites listed in the results to locate free articles on any niche you desire.
Please keep in mind that it has been said that you do not need to use original articles to reap great benefits in the way of good search engine rankings and thus traffic but my preference is the more unique the article, the better. If you are with me on that, there are 2 options left to explore.
If you can afford paying an average of $10 per article then the last option, Custom Articles is ideal for you. There are a number of companies that provide great service and some even offer membership options where you simply subscribe, communicate your guidelines upfront then do nothing else. You are automatically billed each month, then they write the articles and place the articles on your website for you. Neat huh? This is the ideal option but it does come at a decent price. So you may be limited to the number of articles you can afford. To get going with this method, simply search Google for "Custom Articles" and the better ones come right up.
If you are on a budget I am here to tell you that there are several ways to get and use the only option left, PLR articles. This works for any niche on the planet and as you can imagine this option cost very little if any money to get started. You can get a few to several thousand free PLR articles that you can edit as you please from a number of sources online. Again, simply do a "google" search to get started.
I personally have done all the following.
Now I actually have well over 1,000,000 PLR articles on any topic you can imagine at my fingertips. And I keep adding more to my collection on a regular basis. I must admit I have not used this arsenal of articles to the fullest in the past but right now I am on a crusade to change that.
If you are new to "Article Marketing" or "Content Marketing" here are a few steps you can take to build your own arsenal of PLR articles.
- Search Google.com for "free PLR articles. Yes there are a number of websites that offer PLR articles for free.
- For just $5 on Fiverr.com you can get anywhere from 10 to more than 100,000 PLR articles.
- Buy a PLR eBook on your desired topic and use each chapter or section as an article. NOTE: please read your license rights before to make sure that you have the right to do so.
- Join a PLR membership site for anywhere from $10 a month to $50 a month. And get access to new batches of PLR articles on a monthly basis. There are a lot of websites that offer this service. Some release about 20-30 articles in 2-5 random niches each month, while others release a few thousand PLR articles on 10, 50 or more niches each month. Again the ones you choose depends or your finances and how many articles you need each month.
Just doing these 3 things could net you a few hundred PLR articles on any niche or topic in no time.
Once you get these PLR articles you can use a FREE article spinner to make each article unique or you could manually rewrite each article quite easily using a thesaurus. NOTE: If you plan on spinning most of these articles please buy them formated in the spintax format. These are best for spinning as they require very little editing once spun.
I personally prefer the latter method. Just spend a minimum of 1 hour a day or a block of 5 hours all at once and you could easily edit 20 - 25 PLR articles each week. That is 80 to 100 articles a month, close to 1,000 articles a year.
Once you have your first few PLR articles just go right ahead and start editing them, do not wait until you have so many that you feel overwhelmed or you may never get started. Then simply drip feed them on your website.
Another great thing to do is ping your website on a monthly basis so that your new articles get indexed quickly. Well there is an art to pinging but that is a topic for another article.
In closing, I cannot emphasize enough that the important thing to note here is to just get started. Because a website can never have too many articles. Yes there are added ways to get maximum benefits from articles like, effective ways to arrange and link to and from your articles (called SILO), and using a site map on your website. But those are beyond the scope of this article.
Do yourself a favor and just get started. Remember, you can always course correct as you go. Then in a few years you will be quite happy that you took the high road and will surely reap many benefits, while many websites around (who tried to cheat) get Google Slapped left and right.
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