UnCategorized Some webmasters try to use articles from free content directories to get visitors to their site and make some money. This is mostly important for those who have just begun working as an affiliate for several .panies and do not yet have any funding, yet need to build small niche websites to get visitors to their site so that they can begin making revenue. Although this can sometimes be the only option for those who are running on a non-existent budget, it is not a way that will effectively build your website or revenue. Here are a few potential reasons why this may be detrimental to your business building efforts. Problem #1 – Search Engines Search engines look down upon your site if it has the exact same duplicated content as other sites. The more sites that share your content, the less it will help you achieve good search engine rankings. Good search engine rankings are essential in getting visitors to your website so that they have a chance to click on your affiliate links. If you cannot get visitors, then you will never make any revenue. Working on the search engine optimization of your site so that you will eventually be high enough in the results to get customers, should be priority one. Problem #2 – Getting visitors to click Although getting your website high on search engine result pages and acquiring site visitors is hard work, unfortunately this is only half of the battle. You must also be able to convince those visitors to click on your affiliate links. If your visitors see the same content they have seen on a multitude of other sites, they will be less likely to click on your links. This is because people want to buy things that are re.mended by someone that they trust or who they feel are an expert on the subject. If your content is just duplicated from other sites, you will be exposed as someone who does not really know what they are talking about and therefore others will not look as favourable at your product re.mendations. This will reduce the number of website visitors who will be willing to click through. Problem #3 – Author Bylines Most free content is only given to you if you agree to place the authors byline under the article (you can get into trouble if you try to use it without following the stipulated rules). This poses a problem because most author bylines include links. When a reader gets done reading a really intriguing article, there is a strong possibility that they will click on the authors byline link rather than your affiliate links. This is the entire reason why these authors offer free content to begin with, so that they may get their name and links out there to the public. Using this type of content may mean shooting yourself in the foot and losing possible profitable website visitors. Once you put these three problems together, you are looking at a serious decline in revenue simply because you used free website content from article directories. Although it may be the only option for some, if you have the funds to buy your own original content, then you should go this route. If you dont have the funds, you may be better off writing your own content and then hiring professional services once you have made a profit to work with. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: