If you don’t know it by now, article directories for traffic generation are a thing of the past. Google’s Panda update has put an end to the effectiveness of articles being posted on article directories.
Not only did the Google Panda update knock out the benefits of thousands of reads, but it also negated the enormous amount of traffic that it generated. Now that there is no easy way to get traffic through article directory submissions, what can one do?
Document sharing sites generate traffic and most people don’t even know it. Document sharing sites are typically used by college students and universities to find research work and papers. Users also use it to share documents with family and friends.
Because these sites are so popular with schools and universities they are extremely large and offer a ton of inbound links. That means these sites do well with search engines for keyword phrases and can oftentimes earn you a very high PageRank.
Document sharing sites like slideshare.net and docstoc.com allow users to upload documents in almost any format. This means you can upload any keyword-based article to one of these many document sharing sites and see it rank highly with the search engines. How to create a document to upload on any of these sites is easy:
1. Write a keyword rich quality article at least 400 words.
2. Remember to add links, resources and a call to action.
3. Add images to help your article prove interesting.
4. Save it and upload it to the document site.
Duplicate Content And Backlinking
What if you want to upload the same article on different sites? Google looks at document sharing sites differently. They don’t place as much emphasis on the articles themselves because of the way they are displayed. By simply changing the title the article could very well rank for multiple positions without you ever having to alter the content.
Search engines look at document sharing sites for descriptions, tags, and titles more than anything else. This doesn’t mean you can be lazy; you still need to keyword optimize your articles just right.
Backlinks may be the only area where document sharing sites fall short. Since search engines don’t read articles on these sites in the same way, any backlinks you add to your article may not be counted. This means your main goal when using document sharing sites is to generate traffic while worrying less about your SEO.
Generate Traffic And Revenue
Follow a few simple tips and you can generate an enormous amount of traffic from your document sharing articles.
· Save your article file as your keyword.
· Use a larger font than normal as documents display much smaller on these sites.
· Make sure you add plenty of tags.
· Your title should be descriptive to generate interest.
· Write a detailed document description for search engines to pick up.
Document sharing sites are another way to get around the Google Panda update and still generate traffic to your website. Since there is very little SEO benefit, you only have to spend a few hours writing and optimizing your article. A well-optimized article uploaded to one of these sites can really help you see a boost in your website traffic while hopefully creating some profit.