Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

An Intro To Aggressive Article Marketing vs Progressive Article Marketing

I get a ton of questions all the time about “What’s the best way of article marketing”? I don’t think that their is any best way. I actually sit one side of the fence with this. Yes there are two sides of the fence here. On one side you have the aggressive article marketer who usually has a plan and sticks to it. They realize the possibilites and effects of Parasite SEO (using authority sites to get link juice or piggyback their authority into a funnel to your site). When you have a general idea on what it takes to achieve a ranking for a keyword then you will have a better idea how to gear up your article marketing efforts.

Seperate branding awareness from niche marketing (affiliate marketing etc…). I personally gave up having articles written to promote products. You may ask why, and I am going to give you answer that may offend some but will most likely open your eyes if you have ever struggled in this arena. The reason I do not promote affiliate products anymore directly from my author resource box is because I now have the resources to generate 10’s if not 100’s of thousands of pages for a variety of affiliate programs. Their are so many Ebay, Amazon and other affiliate network API’s and datafeeds that can be used by affiliates that it is almost defeating the purpose of sitting down to write articles or have them written promoting affiliate products. Now I realize some of the more successful affiliate article marketers may argue me on this fact but I have a simple reply. All we really need to do is have a race.  Here’s why I would knock the snot out of you.

  1. You have to do initial extensive keyword research just to find terms you THINK you may rank for in the search engines. BOOOOOO
  2. You have to have the resources to pump out a lot of articles to make a substantial amount of money. A simple scenario is how long would it take you to have 100 articles ready to go. Longer than 10 minutes? Yea DUH! Of course it would take longer than 10 minutes, it most likely would take you a few days. Not me, I simply upload a script and voila! Now, all that requires is a few incoming good links and indexing begins like crazy.
  3. Your always taking a chance on thinking you can rank for a keyword. Even though you have 100 low competition competing pages in the engines, there is no guarantee that you will indeed rank for those pages. However, in less than 10 minutes after I upload a storefront or *mashup* as they are being called now, I can almost guarantee that a few hundred of the 10’s of thousands of pages will start to rank in short time for a ton of product related keywords.

Those are just a few scenarios. If your perfectly fine with being a progressive article marketer then most of this will be hogwash to you. If however, you are looking to be an aggressive article marketer, then you need to turn your focus on branding and actually promoting sites that have  thousands of pages on them. Stop focusing on “the longtail” and all the bullshit you have ever read about promoting affiliate products thru article marketing and instead start focusing on generating large amounts of product content and submitting your articles with internal links into “hot pages” on your sites or blogs.

I have done it myself. I used to search for those low competition keywords and and focus on finding proper affiliate programs for them, but I can’t ever do that again. What a horrible waste of time and resources that is. I much rather prefer gathering high quality internal links to pages on my sites. This gets the bots to deep index your sites and the more incoming links you are getting, the higher the frequency of reoccuring bot visits. The more times they visit, the more likely they will view your site as one that is growing exponentially.

There are tons of other things involved here but I just wanted to touch base on an intro. I will be updating my own personal Article Marketing Domination guide to include the new ways of utilizing article marketing. I am feeling like crap today so I apologize for the short post.

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33 Responses

December 11, 2007

nice read, article marketing is an area i tend to struggle with. btw, tell us more about the script you upload

December 11, 2007

Hey I got a lot of scripts actually. I am almost ready to open my forum and would love to give everyone the scipts I use. Now, I either have these made or I get them from third parties. If I have them made, then support will not be an issue but if they come from third parties then I will obviously do my best to get an update, but I can’t guarantee anything.

Also Rare, I have a project nearing completion around the first of the near that will probably interest you if your struggling with article marketing. –>FREE :)

December 11, 2007

cool man! can’t wait. thanks!

December 12, 2007

Ruck, any suggestion on how to do an effective landing page for loan site?

I see those big guys are placing the form in their own websites and selling the leads directly to banks and financial institutions, since I live outside US, the only viable option for me is to register as their affiliates.

The thing is, 80% of my visitors don’t fill the form although I have made them clicked the link from my landing page. Any case study of these kinds of campaigns?

December 12, 2007

I normally don’t divulge into my most profitable niches :)…

But please tell me why 80% is so bad. How many visitors you get daily? Because the way I am seeing your post here is that your getting 20% of your traffic to fill out the form.

If I got that, I guarantee I would have made enough money this year to take the next few off.

I have never held a form on my site and sold the leads directly myself. I have bought leads but I mainly push thru networks. Generally, the idea is to have the form not wanting a ton of information. The less information that is requested from the company to the user, the better your likely to convert. However scouring the networks to pin down offers is the hard and time consuming part.

However if your selling the leads then it is my understanding that the more information you can get from the user, the more likely banks and companies would pay more for the lead. What a vicious cycle.

December 12, 2007

I can’t do a thing with the form since the form is hosted by the affiliates. All of them request 4 digits of SSN and won’t pay if the leads don’t have direct deposit. Perhaps the non converting one are those that dont get paid by direct deposit.

I only get

December 12, 2007

My comments got chopped out, anyway I don’t ask you to divulge your niche, Just wanna learn if you have some landing page tips.

December 12, 2007


Can you tell us mor eabout your forum? Will it be a paid membership? I’m assuming it will.

I’d love to know more about the script that you mentioned.

And I’m a little confused. So what EXACTLY do YOU use article marketing for? I’ve read your Article report (it’s been a while), so I know how you prefer to choose keywords and phrases to base your articles on, but do you just use the articles for link juice? It’s not a traffic generation tool for you?

Sorry, I’m a little confused.

But thanks for the great post. I’m going to be doing a lot of article marketing in the next few weeks and can use all of the ideas I can get.

December 12, 2007

Chris that hurts. Have I ever wanted a payment on this blog for something? I may recommend things from time to time, but that in no way does or ever will translate into holding something back just so I can receive money.

This blog is for fun. Without it, I just be working 16+ days straight instead of chilling and talking to you guys.

The forum will be and ALWAYS will be free :)

Ok now,

I used to use articles for everything. I would grab products and just write articles for them. With the incorporation of Web 2.0 though man, I tell ya, I making a WAY better return building these huge sites with scripts and then having articles written to the themes based around keywords on the sites. Basically, I feed my sites links because the products can be very low in competition but uber high in demand.

There is a ton more to come and like I said I will revise my guide accordingly to avoid any confusion.

Now I am starting an article campaign for this blog but that is mainly for brand awareness and whatever traffic I can get out of it.

The idea of not having site to promote is long gone. Heck, I don’t even recommend free blogs really. I mean you could but then again you would be basing a business model off a free blog service, which A. is totally unprofessional, and B. you can’t build the kind of sites that I am talking about with a free blog.

And just to answer a question before it gets asked, I will show one of these sites and be throwing out some more scripts later in the week.

December 12, 2007


I didn’t mean to insult you with that remark, I swear!

I wouldn’t blame you for creating such a forum and charging for access, especially with you giving so much away.

I asked if it would cost so I could go ahead and work on my budget so I could JOIN!

I was just looking at Easy Blogger Creator Pro to use to build a network of blogs that would all feed to my main site, but I guess I shold scrap that idea? Have you used the program before?

Again, sorry for the remark. I swear I didn’t mean it as an insult. I swear!

December 12, 2007

Save your budget on tools..not info :)

I have used bloggergenerator created by my good buddy Joe Tierney. Unfortunately with “the incident” I no longer utilize the blogger service.

I think with the type of sites that I am going to show you, your not going to want to do things like this. When you article market your sites, your engaging in a much more so called “whitehat” manner. Don’t worry, I can show you how to get links easily

If you want my personal opinion, and if you want longetivity I would not buy the blogging tool you describe. That is until you see my methods. That money can be spent elsewhere such as a realiable hosting and domains, and even outsourcing. Once you have an idea of what you want your site to be about, I always try and get articles written so I can begin marketing the moment I am completely finished with the site.

December 12, 2007

Fair enough.

I’ll wait and see what you have up your sleeve, Ruck.


December 12, 2007
Nick Flame

I am watching closely, sounds very promising. I do not know if i got right, but building stores with hundreds of pages automatically-like amazon stores, etc..- does not mean that the descriptions of the products are automatically pulled in from the official website, and they are identical with thousands of other stores around? Duplicate content->low serps. That’s what i have always thought about it.

December 12, 2007

LOL…I think you missed me saying about getting my own scripts done and mashups. Mashups are cool cuz you can take two storefront API’s and combine them for like comparison and if your the only that has such a script….your unique.

As far as amazon stores and bans, never once had duplicate content penalties. Especially when I can incorporate RSS feeds on my pages…keep that little tip in mind. That is one of the single most important things about these saturated scripts.

People use them right out of the box, and they dont’ last very long.

December 12, 2007

Hi Ruck
I only found your site yesterday but I’ve come across so much useful info here that I’m rethinking much of my way forward for my internet business. Thanks for all you are willing to share with us.

December 12, 2007

Just stumbled across your blog. Came here from the UberAffiliate.

I made my first profitable website using nothing but eBay RSS feeds. Not much yet, but it’s only been a month, and as I rank higher and higher…

Can’t wait to see your scripts.

December 12, 2007

Hey thanks for stopping by Matt! The current Ebay scripts and Amazon scripts out there are still good. I still have Bans sites that make me money, but it’s really all in the way that you market the site. However, I got some cool stuff also that’s a little bit different and with different stores so we can kind of get away from what others are doing.

December 12, 2007

I really like this post. I agree about spending too much time on affiliate products and writing articles to promote them. It is difficult to be able to write 100s of articles on one product. Unless it is one you really know something about. Even the one product I do promote the most, I find that eventually I run out of things to write about. I have been spending the bulk of my time lately writing articles, some for pay and some for back links to a site. I am anxious to see what else you have to say and thanks for saying what you have already.

I keep your original Article Marketing Domination guide right on my desk top so I can find it readily.

Hope ypu are feeling better!

December 12, 2007


When you say mashup do you mean something like what 45n5 has been talking about?


This really works well?



December 12, 2007

@ Pete…

I have heard that this script is either A> hard to get rolling or B-buggy after setup. I could be wrong. I have it on my hard drive but I have yet to try it out.

What I am talking about and I should just go ahead and do a full blown post over it is going to Programmable Web and looking at all the types of Mashups are doing.

You will be overwhelmed when you get there. The idea is really to be yourself with these types of scripts. Incorporating a simple news feed if you can from somewhere is a great way to keep these blogs from getting hit with the Dupe penalty…which I can safely say is something I have never experienced either.

But a mashup is taking two different sources (or more) and combining them to make yourself unique. In the case of us marketers, we would want that to be on a mass page and monetization level and that is the idea I want to present to everyone.

December 12, 2007

hey Ruck:

Nice article as usual.
Glad that you are opening up a forum. If you need helps with that (perhap a moderator?) do let me know.

I shoot you an email about this but not sure if you received it .


December 13, 2007

wonderful. i am very happy. i find myself checking back here all the time now because I dont wanna miss a post of comment that goes up here. I have a mashup site i put up but since i dont know how to code, there are things i wanna do to it that i need a programmer for. im sure ill learn something new with your next posts in this thread so ill wait and see what other goodies you got comin out.

before you know it man, you will have the next “must have access to” forum on the net…and its not even out yet.

good stuff bro!

December 13, 2007

Hi Ruck

I took this mashup idea and played with it after noticing one of my CPAs I’m running elsewhere gives me £10.50 for each sign up – the user installs software on their smartphone and gets paid £5/month for the privilege. Quite an outstanding deal both ways, really.

Anyway, so I made a site called smartphonereview.co.uk this afternoon. Took me about an hour to find a css template, grab an rss of googlenews, rss of ebay aff products, get an adsense youtube feed and some adsense text ads.

Now if I was a programmer it would be easy enough to make a separate page for each brand of phone with its own rss feeds – I can see how to do it so hopefully I’m clever enough to not mess it up!

All that’s left now is to market it I guess. Not a bad idea for an hour’s labour. Thanks for the prompt!

December 14, 2007

Not bad at all Pedlar! You guys are really starting to kill me. Got a bunch of enthusiasts here! Seriously, as soon as I type something everyone starts implementing and that is a good thing.

I will get something out there for you to read about on how to do things a little different, but also how to gain massive backlinks to your inner pages. This may or may not blow you away, but it seriously takes like an hour to get up and running and have links flowing into your site naturally each day.

I be willing to give out the script as well, but I don’t offer support for it. You shouldn’t need it though, I been using it off and on for about a year and never once had a problem.

December 14, 2007

Woot, I’ve almost done it. You can now type in smartphonereview.co.uk/SOMEPHONE and it’ll customise the resulting page. Unfortunately I haven’t figured out how to do the URL with multiple words yet, which is frustrating. Still not too bad for a couple of hours work.

Might see if I can clean up the script and publish it for others to use.

I’m looking forward to your multiple backlinks post. Should be very useful.

December 16, 2007

AHA, so THAT’S how a trackback works!

Sorry, still getting used to my new wordpress installation…

December 19, 2007

Seems that you know it!

Good stuff bro!


December 19, 2007

HugePedlar –

If you still need help with multiple keywords, post a message on the forum and I will help you out.

I currently finished a script for my website that takes “multiple keywords” and turns them into “multiple-keywords.html”

December 20, 2007

How on earth do I make these sites with thousands of pages… I need to see that. So article marketing is out, Ruck?

And P.S. – Why can’t I post on the forum? Yes, I registered and confirmed.

December 26, 2007

Once again Young Ruck, this post is not only “muy buena”, it is a bowling ball that hits the strike zone of my current curiosity about content.

While I am not an adequate purveyor of the written word, I did create my own advertising copy resulting in some modest monetary conversion, and have crafted articles that are somewhat comprehensible to the masses.

However, while I do enjoy “penning the prose”, it is time consuming and I do, at times, tire from the tedium it represents.

I am also in agreement that article writing in the pursuit of selling a particular affiliate product can be a horrible waste of time and resources.

With that thought in mind, I was hoping to find an additional way to add content, so that my site can become a “faster pussycat” in terms of page indexing, as well as adding additional revenue.

I have been doing some research into some off the shelf products that could help expedite the “mashup” for people like myself who have limited programming and technical skills.

The tools I found, might be able to help some people reading this post, who might want to get on the fast track of profitable content without hiring a programmer through Rent Coder, or other “programming for hire” services.


There is a program out there called Web Merge from Fourthworld.com. Fourthworld’s claim to fame is..

“Publish any database or spreadsheet with templates from any HTML editor on any Web server. And then automate it. Yep. It’s that easy.”

While this is not necessarily a mashup script, it can help in terms of anyone thinking about making a sort of “Madlib” site.

Take a huge amount of data, turn it into html, throw it in a template, “mash it up” with other data bases to make it unique, season to taste with your favorite affiliate or PPC program, upload, and you are good to go. Rinse, and repeat..


There is a script that I just bought last night that I have yet to to try. It is similar to the mashup script that Mark from 45n5 offers for free.

But, this script has a desktop script installer
which might make it easier to install..

The script is called “You Tube Site Video Creator In A Box”..This is one of those “master resell rights” products and it is available at 7dollarbooks.com for, well, about 7 bucks.

You can also add Amazon, Ebay, and Adsense too it (You Tube Site Video Creator In A Box)as well. Templates are not that pretty, but, that is to be expected for just seven dollars.

In addition, there are off the shelf scripts that add Ebay affiliate auctions to your website or blog. Some will allow you to mash it up with PPC, and but I don’t think any of these scripts will
let you features YouTube videos.

1) Easynichestore.com – 45.00

2) Buildanichestore.com – 97.00 – Unlimited Site License. Good member supported forum..

3) PhpBay Pro. From WiredStudios.com – enables web publishers to quickly and easily add keyword rich Ebay auction listings to your WordPress or php driven site to generate serious affiliate revenue in a matter of minutes!

4)My-Estore.net – 95.00

Also, if you some of you out there in non-
technical land have problems with installing scripts, then these two services should be able to help with installation.

Both services are on the high side. About 50 to 80 dollars per install, depending on the script.

1) Icoder.com

2) Inmarkon.com

On the cheaper side of the installation isle, there is always Digital Point Forums (forums.digitalpoint.com).

Search for these two user names for a price tag that is super inexpensive, or if you want to contrast and compare, just search the forum for “script installation services”.

Both of the below mentioned forum members offer installation services as low as eight dollars per install, depending on what you want done..

1) Jammy69

2) StormForum

So here endth my “mashup rant”. A word of caution before you jump into anything I have presented here.

I have not solicited the services of any script installers. I have these installation services on file, in case I have difficulty with a particular script.

I do not have any “dirt or flowers” in terms of their customer service, or the quality of their work. Perform your own “due diligence” before you choose to buy any program, or hire anyone to install a script.

I provide this only as a means of educating those who might not be able to afford the services of a programmer, and to make people aware that there are “off the shelf” options that do not require the skills of a code monkey to develop a script, or make a unique database.

And by code monkey, I mean that as a term of endearment, not as a means of ridicule. I admire just about anyone who has such a skill.

So please, any programmer reading this, hold off on the hate mail!

In addition, even thought I own it, I have not yet uploaded the “You Tube Site Video Creator In A Box” that has the desktop installation feature to my site as of late. Therefore, I cannot testify to it’s “affiliate mashup” greatness or lack there of..

Build A Niche store has been used by my web master, and he is pleased with the ease of the setup.

They also have a great support forum. Other than that, I cannot comment on the efficacy of any other product or service

If you use an installation service and depending on what “off the shelf” script you use, or service you employ, it can run you anywhere from 100 to 200 max to get set up.

Not all that expensive considering the possible profit potential. I hope it helps those who are looking for a way to add more content, faster, at a reasonable cost.

Also, Young Ruck, if any of the information I present in this post is a violation of your terms or conditions regarding site links, or whatever, then edit accordingly, or trash is altogether.

I do not mean to “irritate, just educate!”

One question for you Ruck..

When you do upload affiliate feeds with so many pages, and if your site, is say, a new one, do you worry about getting banned by Google?

Just wondering if the Google Gods look at affiliate feeds, or databases as SE spam?

I have been told that no, they don’t. Just wondering what your overall experience has been..

Thanks for letting me rant…

Robert C.

July 29, 2008

Has anything happened with this program? Looks like there hasn’t been a post in quite awhile and I was wondering what ever became of it.

I have a puppy for sale site that lets puppy breeders advertise for free, and I just look at adsense stuff right now for income, and I had a couple of affiliate progs that brought a little bit in, but nothing major.

I was thinking about adding some sort of feed, jus to have the front page change a little – what do you think?

August 4, 2010

Good article, you really gave us some great tips on aggressive article marketing. I first started bum marketing and tried the whole affiliate links in my articles, I don’t even think I ever made a sale by that method. I guess I missed out on that era, but now I realize aggressive article marketing could really help promote my sites and brand.