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How to Start An Internet Business: Article Marketing
by Stephen Beck

Do you have an idea rolling around in your head?  Would you like to know how to start an internet business?  It is actually very easy, and something you can work on today.  

spotlightI have started a number of businesses and even had the privilege of coaching others, and for each of these, I have used article marketing. The reason why is because you can easily and quickly get high search engine rankings from your articles, and these rankings will propel your business into the spotlight on the internet.  So let's talk about why articles work.

How to Start an Internet Business - Use Authority Sites

When you submit to article directories like Ezine articles, Article Snatch, or Articlesbase, many times your article will get ranked in Google for your particular keyword right away.  Usually within weeks.  So write a 300-700 article with a resource box that points back to your website, and use the authority of these sites to build your reputation as an expert in the field.
 
How to Start an Internet Business - Generate Direct Traffic

Once you submit your article to an article directory, other people come and pick it up.  Let's say you have a website about dogs, and these are other people's sites: a dog blog, dog health forum, dogs.com, puppies.com.  They all come and pick up your article, post it on their site, and when people come to visit those sites, they read your article.  They also see your resource box, and then they can find their way over to your website.  You get easy traffic all from that one article.
 
How to Start an Internet Business - Make Use of Backlinks

A backward link is like a vote.  Many times my pages and my interior pages show up in Google because lots of other people have posted my articles to their sites.  For each one of these, I get a backward link, and as I start to amass backward links, I rank higher and higher in Google.

Just because you get a high search engine ranking does not mean you are going to hold on to it if you do not keep working on it.  This is because there are other competitors trying to get that same spot.  But using article marketing can help you keep it.  Writing and posting articles is your best first step in starting your internet business.

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Copyright Stephen Beck, 2010
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