If I had a dollar for every time a new client asked me how often they should submit their articles to an article marketing directory, I’d be a wealthy mama! What’s interesting is that I think there is always more behind the question then what it appears to be.
Most authors don’t just want to know how often they should submit articles, but what they really want to know is how many article submissions are just enough to see tangible results OR where is the line for submitting too many articles – too often?
Most people want to do just enough to get by while also staying clear of Google penalties, but there are a couple of issues you need to be aware of when submitting to an article marketing directory…
Find Your Natural Rhythm
It’s more important that you find your own personal natural rhythm of writing articles. If that means you write 5 articles a day – fine. If that means you write 5 articles a month – also fine. I find that most people do not write enough articles to come close to raising the Google red flag on too many article submissions (backlinks) to their sites. So don’t get caught up in the “hype” about submitting too often.
Avoid Submission Software
Trust me when I say that it would have been easy for me to recommend that you use article submission software as an easy shortcut. There are plenty of them out there – all with affiliate programs. But the truth is – is that I’ve tested most – free and paid and they are seriously flawed. In fact, if you are concerned about how many sites you submit each of your articles to then avoiding article submission software would be your best bet. They submit your one article to hundreds of low ranking, dummy blogs and directories that are a complete waste of your money and ultimately your time.
So How Often Should You Submit To Article Directories?
The answer is different for every writer. The key is to write and submit articles at your own natural pace. Worry more about being consistent. Search engines love frequency and consistency. Also, make sure that you don’t use article submission software which will create an unnatural linking pattern to your website while also creating an endless amount of article submissions that will never get seen in search engine results so therefore won’t be read, shared, or re-published by people.
But Wait Lisa – How Often Do I Need To Submit Articles To See Results?
Again – this is all relative to the types of articles you write, your niche, and your consistency. Article marketing is absolutely a numbers game – so the more you write – the better. But I have seen just one of my articles drive a tremendous amount of traffic to my site. So while one can do amazing things – imagine how much traffic I see, now that I have written 20 more just like it. So how often should you submit your articles? As often as you naturally can.