Listbuilding, Can you build your list with articles and where to learn it.

You can use articles to build your list. I am sure you have been getting a lot of emails on list building and offers from various list building masters and gurus. I am sure you have heared of Erik Rockefellers List Monster. I was one of the lucky winners of his course, and what a course, (not that I wouldn’t have bought it anyway). You have the biggest listbuilding masters all in one place.

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This offer is amazing and he is offering you the chance to win it before you can
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Published in: on September 12, 2006 at 7:56 pm  Comments (2)  

Article Directory Website Design: Clean Up Your Content!

By: John McQueen

Article directories have taken the internet by storm. That is a good thing, as it allows authors to distribute their content and allows publishers to grab content for their website, but unfortunately, many article directories are offering a huge disservice to authors and publishers due to poorly designed directories. Listen up article directory owners; let’s think about some ways to serve our visitors in our article directory designing!

Style Elements

I have stumbled across many article directory websites where there are a number of mixed alignings, ten different color combinations, excessive bold and italicized fonts, and numerous style “enhancements”. While these different design elements can be good, there comes a time when, as the webmaster, we need to be okay with simplifying the visual end. When a visitor enters your directory, or website for that matter, their eyes cannot help but to expect unity and clarity. If they are presented with a jumbled, disorganized mess, they will do one of two things. They will either (1) quickly jerk the mouse to the back button or (2) continue to browse your site but grow frustrated from the chaotic presentation and then eventually leave. You obviously want to prevent both of those things from happening.

When applying style elements such as colors, size, and images, we need to make sure these things help bring the visitor in contact with the content and message of the website. There comes a time when a line is crossed between beneficial and distracting. I have visited some article directories in which images and graphics push the navigation bar down the page. You do not want to have your visitor scroll down the page to have to find where click to other portions of your site. Make it easy on your visitor to get around your directory. Keep your navigation bar towards the top of your site. If your visitor does not know how to get around your article directory they will get frustrated and leave. Bring your visitor in contact with the content!

To expound more on the use of font colors and styling, remember to maintain consistency. Choose three or four colors to create a color scheme for your article directory. Stick with this color scheme. This provides unity in your content and makes the visitors viewing experience a lot more pleasurable. Continually ask yourself the question, “Is my article directory home page easy to read? Is it organized? Is the directory inviting?”

Advertisements and Images

As the webmaster of your article directory or web content site, it is obvious and understandable that it is a must to push your ads and affiliate programs so you can generate income. However, do keep in mind while placing your ads that you want your visitor to receive your web site’s content. Your visitor wants to find valuable information. That is why they visit your website. They do not come for the ads! Understanding that, make sure your ads relate and apply to your directory’s content. It is vital that your ads do not block your website’s content. Integrate your ads so they do not intrude on your website content.

Before you start plastering your article directory with ads and “cool” styling, keep it mind that your website’s content is first and for most. Overall, people are coming for your content—they could care less if you used pastel pink or neon green! Article Source:


Brett McQueen is freelance author, web designer and programmer and the administrator for the Article Cat article directory at

Published in: on August 13, 2006 at 8:14 am  Comments (158)  

Help! My Blog is Boring!

By: John McQueen

So you have this really great idea to start a blog on a particular niche. And perhaps, maybe you even want to make some revenue off of
AdSense, Clicksor, or other contextual advertising. Super. You’ve wrote your heart out and posted some blog content. Great! No problems
there. But what do you do to keep the content fresh and insightful? Are you feeling that the content you offer on your blog just
“lacks”? Is your blog boring? Maybe you can’t even pinpoint what exactly is “lacking”, but you just feel it. Possibly, you just do not
have the time to put forth to writing 1000 word articles every couple days. If this is you, it is time you look into using other
people’s articles!

“WHAT?” you say.

No, I am not suggesting you rip or copy others articles. However, I am suggesting that you utilize websites that offer free web content
on your particular niche. There are many free web content sites or ‘article directories’ that offer free articles for you to use on
your blog or website. You are able to use these articles totally free without a problem. The only thing you are required is to give
credit to the author who wrote the article. Fair enough?

Now you ask, “Why would I want to use someone else’s articles? How lame is that?!”

It’s actually not lame at all. Think about it. There are thousands of other people offering new, unique insight on exactly what you are
writing about. You will find that people offer a different point of view or perspective on the particular subject. A different
perspective or a new idea can be very refreshing for your blog. To even go further, find those articles that offer new thoughts and
respond to the author’s thoughts.

Consider the benefits of using free content articles for your blog or website:

  • When you use other quality articles, you are offering your visitor with useful content, and in effect, your visitor comes back
    for more.
  • Using free web content will allow you to keep your blog fresh and updated on a daily basis with valuable
  • Other people\’s articles can inspire new thoughts and ideas for your blog.

How do you find quality free web content for your blog? When you find an article that you would like to put on your website, make sure
you are permitted to actually use it. You can usually find that information right on the article page or the website’s terms of
service. When you are positive that you can use the article, read it over to make sure it is even applicable to your website. Do run it
through a spell check to make sure that level of quality is portrayed in the article. If there are a bunch of errors, do not change the
errors because that would violate the terms for the article. Instead, move on to finding another article.

So do some searching and reading. Find that interesting web content and post that interesting web content for your readers! Delight
your readers with something interesting and exciting!

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Brett McQueen is freelance author, web designer and programmer, and the administrator for the Article Cat Article Directory and Catalog. You can begin your search for quality free web content articles at

Published in: on August 5, 2006 at 9:04 pm  Comments (8)