EZineArticles.com, as well as other article marketing websites, can be a great resource for anyone that is wanting to grab some content or great story ideas. You can re-post the content on your page if it includes the user’s bio at the bottom (however, this isn’t recommended, as it counts as duplicate content). Article marketing sites consist of free articles that people use for linkbuilding purposes. By including their own website link in the bio portion of the article, they get exposure while reinforcing their expertise in a certain area or industry.
Not surprisingly, a lot of articles on EZineArticles and other article marketing sites are simply keyword-riddled drivel that barely makes sense. However, if you take a closer look, a lot of the content is actually well-written, useful, and informative. To find these quality articles, do a search or look in the applicable section. You’ll find that the most useful articles have a longer word count (300-500 words), don’t include links or free offers in the article, and have unique and catchy titles (like the first example article below).
I’ve included a few quick links to a small sample of articles I feel can really contribute to the discussion on social media, the internet, and search engine marketing (SEM).
Is It Anti-Social Media for the New York Times to Charge Online Subscribers?
How to Use Social Media to Improve Your Rankings
AdWords Mistakes You Should Avoid at All Costs
Why You Should Care When Someone Tweets About His Lunch
If you are facing writer’s block when trying to write entries for your own blog or website, these articles can certainly get the juices flowing.