The “Internet is the information super-highway”. This phrase has been used so may times it should be nominated for an award. People that go to the internet are subdivided into groups, but generally, they are out to search for information. Whether for a gaming, business, fun or anything else – the Internet has provided us with information that was never thought possible.
Through the recent years many have learned the secrets of Search Engine Optimization. More and more sites have seen the effects articles have done for the traffic of their sites & their online personas. Anyone can “brand” themselves rather quickly when performed in just the right way. Article submission is one facet of this “branding”.
A resource box is what you usually find at the end of an article. The resource box will contain the name of the author, a brief description of the author, a brief description of the sponsoring site (it may or may not be the author’s site) and a link. If a reader likes what they read, they would have the tendency to find out where the article came from to read more. The resource box will be their link to the source of the article and this will entice them to go to the site and do some more reading or research for the subject or topic they are interested in. Ah, free traffic!
But like the article itself, the resource box must also be eye-catching to demand the attention and interest of the reader. While the resource box encompasses only a small space, providing the right keywords and content will provide more prodding for the reader to go to your site.
Now that we know what resource boxes are, let’s discuss the benefits of having a good resource box. What can this amazing tool do for you & your site. Mainly, it’s all about driving traffic. Many sites would allow articles to be placed in their sites because they can make use of the articles to fill their pages. They also get affiliation with other sites that can be beneficial for them as well. For the sponsoring site, when you get people to click on your resource box, you generate traffic that can be counted upon as potential customers. The search engines also pickup on the inbound links.
So what would be a good content for your resource box? Basically it is keywords, learning about the proper keywords that people are mainly searching for. There are many tools you can find in the internet that can help you in determining the best quality keywords to use.
Resource boxes can also make use of all the creativity it can get. You only get a small space for your resource box so you better make the most of it. This is premium advertising real estate. Try to catch the attention of your reader with resource box content & force them to take a second look.
Another tip is to use keywords that should be related to your site. Do not mislead your potential website visitors. Build your credibility so that more people would be enticed to visit your site and browse what you have to offer. Make the people click your resource box by providing resource box content that makes a lasting impression. You only get one chance to “wow” them – make it count!
Never underestimate the power of the resource box. It may be small in size but they will provide a significant aid in driving traffic to your site. A dull resource box will never get a job done. Be fun and creative, but at the same time show that you have a great deal to offer. There are many tips and guides that can help you in doing this, the first step is realizing how important a resource box could be in making people click your link and be directed to your site.
Pj Germain is a webmaster, trainer and online marketer. Visit our sites and learn the secrets for Explosive sales & Magnetic Marketing!