Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Boost Your Article Marketing With Video Marketing

Boost Your Article Marketing With Video Marketing
By Jim Patterson

Article Marketing remains the best form of Traffic Generation available online. Publishing articles creates backlinks for the search engines. Your articles will also create traffic directly from the article directories, blogs and websites where your articles are posted. That doesn't mean there is nothing new in the Article Marketing arena!

I've recently posted information on my own Article Marketing process, and the services that I use. There are a few new products though that add another dimension to your Article Marketing efforts via Video Marketing...

And no, I'm not going to use this space to pitch any of these software titles at you, as most people just don't need them...

The concept behind this product deserves our attention though. The idea is to create a slideshow with appropriate (or innocuous) images to play behind a voice reading your article. This turns your article into a video!

Now you can use a free service like Tube Mogul or a paid service like Traffic Geyser to upload the resulting video to video sharing sites like YouTube and Metacafe. Search Engines index these sites almost continuously so the videos show up in a few short hours.

IMHO, the best use for these is to post a link back to the article itself at EzineArticles.com as this will help you boost the article's rank with Google. You post a link by putting the full url in the description box the very first thing. This will make it a live link on most video sharing sites. Remember to post your article's keywords as tags.

You can of course, upload to each of the video sharing sites manually, but this is time consuming. The free version of Tube Mogul gives you just over 150 uploads/month so you may want to pick just a few choice video sharing sites to use it on. I generally upload to about 5 or 6 video sharing sites for each video uploaded.

All you really need to create these videos is Windows Movie Maker which comes free on most computers today, and software to record your voice reading the article. I use Audacity along with a microphone I bought for about nine dollars for this. Audacity is free and quite easy to use. You should also use the same title on your video that was used on the article.

Now my own voice isn't exactly James Earl Jones but it does the job, and so will yours. Personally I prefer the sound of anyone's voice to an electronically generated one, so don't panic about this...

It generally takes a few days time for an article to get through the review process on Article Directories, so you have some time to get this together. After the first time or two, you'll be surprised at how fast you can get it done. The important thing is to make it a part of your Article Marketing routine.

The resulting videos have several uses:

  • Blog Posts

  • Squidoo Lens Modules

  • Website Content

  • Affiliate Product Promotion

  • Direct Traffic Generation (add your sites url to the slideshow)

With a little thought you can come up with a lot more ideas yourself.

This is a very useful tactic to add to your Article Marketing arsenal. You can do it completely free yourself as well. There really isn't any need for any software unless you are in a niche where a slicker production look is needed.

Try it for a month and I am sure you will be pleased with the results.

Jim Patterson

Article Marketing Tips and other Website Promotion methods are discussed further on my Internet Marketing Tools Blog

For More Information on Automating The Article/Video Marketing process visit: Article Video Robot

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jim_Patterson


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Jaz said...

Website video marketing is an optimization technique that utilizes videos instead of the simple text-graphic combination.