Living or hosting from Africa is no exception to the very busy online activities; casinos, shops, holidays, lessons, videos, modeling, mailing, etc. All you do online will receive feedback one way or the other. I have taken some time to compare and learn the benefits of having a comment, number of views and the number of pingbacks. The good thing is that this cannot be influenced as it happens behind your back and have almost no control over them.
My discovery has been made possible by participating in a free article directory that I always make sure they link back to my blog. Other than having learnt how people can steal links from your site and limit your well deserved traffic, I learnt the following:
- The topic is your first marketing point – I have written articles in the past for posting on article directories and the internet readers’ reaction tells me that people get attracted more to the topic than the rest of the content.
- Quality articles matter when posting free article directories – You never know who will take interest in your article. Your article may get popular and many people may want to post it in their websites where the credit and links will direct them to your website. As you know as much as I do that first impressions count, poor articles can make you loose potential traffic.
Some article directories may not have all three features (number of views, pingbacks, comment), but having said that, you will notice any or all of these for your work. All these three have an impact to defining you and your intensions of participating online.
The reason why some people will steal your links is because they would like to link to your website but not like to see your website linking back to them. This is how they do it. After you have posted an article on an article directory and for some reasons they like it, they take your article and post in their website. They make sure to follow all requirements for a valid pingback and then they remove your article from their website. In other words, if you follow the pingback link from your website, you won’t find the article in their website.
This is how you loose. When people search for information that bring search results with your article referring to the thief website, the traffic only gets to their website and have no way of referring to your website because all the information that could redirect people to your site has been removed. Guess what happens. The visitor then looks around for the information they were looking for in the wrong place – the thief’s website.
I have already hinted on how to spot such website, follow the link from your ping back and you’ll discover if you article is has been posted or not. How do you deal with such a situation: read part 2 to follow very soon or visit my website for website business advice. You may also be interested in some online goodies that you can often get for free
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