Why Your Articles Aren’t Making You Sales

Article marketing is one of the best ways to get free targeted traffic from the search engines.

It’s one of the very few marketing methods that works for nearly every niche you can imagine.

You may already know that article marketing can drive traffic and sales but have you been seeing traffic and sales from your article marketing?

Most people don’t, and here are some questions you can ask yourself to find out where you’re going wrong.

1. First, start at the beginning. What product(s) are you trying to sell?

Are they a solution for a desperate buyer market? Desperate buyers are the best type to go for. Finally, do they convert?

2. Next, look at the keywords you are targeting with your articles, web pages etc.

Are they ‘buyer’ keywords? There are different levels a buyer gos through until he/she buys.

Are you targeting the buyer at the precise moment they are going to buy? Or are they still researching a solution.

e.g. “how to lose weight” VS. “discount weight loss pills” – see the difference?

Are they low competition but have a decent search volume?

Even if they have high competition, you can still get up there on Google, but you need to get more backlinks and give it time.

Those are the two most important things to get right when doing article marketing. 90% of your success swings on them.

All that’s left is to make sure the offer you’re sending them to converts! But get these two things right first and your traffic will be ‘buying’ traffic.

Bonus Tip: Also remember that you don’t need a lot of articles and a lot of traffic to make sales. If you get the keywords right and the product/offer right, you can get sales from just a few clicks a day in one article.

To your success,
Stu “Sensei” Stirling

p.s. Have you had any success with article marketing? Share your story here. If there is anything else you want to know about article marketing, please ask!

Squidoo Is Not Dead!

Squidoo.com made waves on the web a few years ago.

It was a revolutionary (for it’s time) user-content driven site that marketers flocked too to funnel free traffic to their site or promote affiliate offers right from the pages (lenses).

It was the second favorite choice for Bum Marketers behind Ezine Articles because Google loved Squidoo. It was relatively easy to get #1 page rankings for  lenses built on long tail keywords.

But like all good things, they have to end. Squidoo was probably too good.

People found out about the awesome-ness of Squidoo and started to abuse it. It was only a matter of time until they cracked down on the spam lenses and abusers of the technology.

Many copy-cat sites were built and soon people forgot about Squidoo.

But I’m happy to say Squidoo is back!

In the glory days of Squidoo I set up a lens where I was giving away a free “how to make money on squidoo” ebook. That lens is still functional today and I get anywhere from 10 – 30 new subscribers a day from it.

I got an email the other day from a subscriber who download that report and loved my emails. She included a link to her first lens.

I replied back and told her it looked really good and asked her if she has made any sales from it yet?

She replied and told me she had already made 11 sales of amazon products which has earned her $15 in profits – and it was her very first lens that she created just 2 weeks prior!

Sure, $15 is not enough to buy a yacht and take a year off to sail around the world, but if she scales it up, creates 10 lenses following the same pattern as her first one, she’ll be looking at some very nice passive monthly income.

I love success stories like this. It lets me know that my hard work in teaching others about online marketing is paying off.

And let’s me know that Squidoo is not dead – it’s very much alive.

Squidoo never died, they just took a step out of the spotlight to makes themselves better – and now they’re back in full force.

I recommend you check out Squidoo today! It’s totally free to join and start making lenses about anything you want.

They are still a great place to share your expertise to help promote your business – and better than before.

Use it for what it was made for and it will be good to you.

To your success,
Stu Sensei

p.s. What do you like/dislike about Squidoo? Leave your comment below and share on facebook and twitter!

Free Report: 100 Free Visitors A Day System

What if I told you I knew a fool-proof system for getting 100 free visitors to your website a day with just 10 minutes or less work a day?

And I’m not talking about any labor intensive-stuff like SEO, product creation or list building. No writing and submitting articles to directories or spending hours writing ads or posting on Yahoo answers.

This is much simpler. The system you’re about to discover in this free report doesn’t even require you to have any special internet marketing or website skills. You don’t even need a website of your own either.

All your free traffic largely comes with the help of viral marketing – meaning you get rewarded a LOT for a little work on your part.

Don’t worry, there is nothing difficult or complicated about this system. And there is nothing to pay for to use and benefit in full from this system.

Download Here – No Opt-In Required
(direct link to PDF, opens in a new window)

*If you get an error when trying to view the PDF, please try using a different internet browser or downloading the PDF to your hard drive and then opening it from there in Adobe reader.

Make sure you save the PDF to your hard drive for future reference too. It’s a quick read – just 17 pages.

The whole system can be set up in around 30 minutes and then just a few minutes a day to get at least 100 free visitors a day.. and potentially grow into more.

All the instructions to the system are laid out step-by-step in plain English with lots of screen shots. Like I said, fool-proof!

Put it to work for you and enjoy the free traffic!

Stu “Sensei” Stirling

p.s. I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the report. Leave them below in the comments section.

Comment To Get a Free Link Back To Your Blog

Want to get a free link from my blog back to your blog, twitter profile or any page with an RSS feed?

Just leave a comment on my blog and a link to your latest post or Tweet will instantly appear.. plus it won’t cost you a penny!

This cool function works because I’ve got the Comment Luv plugin installed.

Watch the video below to see how Comment Luv works to give you a free link on my website.

So the steps are…

1. Fill in ALL the fields like you would usually (name, email, website/webpage url, your comment, etc.)

2. Check the CommentLuv box and wait for your link to appear (if the checkbox is unchecked)

3. Hit the submit comment button and get your free backlink!

The cool thing is that if you add a url with an RSS feed (i.e. your blog or your Twitter or Facebook profile), your links will automatically point to your last post.

Let me know what you think about this cool plugin or about my blog here by leaving a comment and you’ll get a free link back to your site!

(NOTE: links in comments are “nofollow” links to help prevent spam comments)

Stuart Stirling

IMPORTANT: Make sure your link is appearing before you submit your comment. You may have to un-check and check the check-box again to get it to appear.

p.s. After commenting, please share this on Twitter so your followers can see the post with your comment and start the snowball effect! More exposure for all of us that way!