Much hullabaloo has been made recently about Jason Potash’s Article Announcer and how well it works to create backlinks to your website.
A marketer I admire greatly, Michael Green, has posted this review that demonstrates how, in about half a month’s time, he created 431 new backlinks to his site.
The way he gathered this information was to search for the title of the article he promoted with Article Announcer. It’s not the most effective measure, but since Google doesn’t show backlinks until several months after the pages are indexed, it’s the best that can be done.
Now, 431 references is impressive. But what if I told you there was a more effective way to get backlinks to your site?
I wouldn’t have believed it either, except that I learned first hand in August how to do it. And I learned it accidentally.
In the beginning of August, I had my programmer create a very small application to make it easier to use InfoGoRound articles. I plugged in a link to my other software, and put my affiliate url in the program too, so I could distribute the software for free and still monetize it.
A day or two later, when the software was done, I set up a website.
Since I had just registered the site a few days prior, and since it was a domain name never before used, it had no backlinks and no traffic.
And since I had never tried to promote free software before, I did some research.
And, within a week I had 400 results using the same method as Michael Green used to measure the Article Announcer results. At the end of the month, I had more than 5,000 backlinks.
Now, admittedly, this method isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve got only a few sites, you might find that using RentACoder to commission some basic software for three or four sites is cheaper than purchasing Article Announcer, and much, much more effective than article writing at getting backlinks.