A report can can give you a clear overview of your progress. It can show you where you are, where you’ve been, and help you to decide where you want to or need to go so you can set your goals accordingly.
I received my first Monthly Article Performance Summary for July 2010 from ezinearticles.com and this came at the perfect time, since I’ve decided to re-focus on Article Marketing as part of my concentrated marketing strategy for the next 6 months.
Features of the Report:
1. It shows: (i) number of live articles submitted over ‘lifetime’ and for July 2010; (ii) article views for the month and over the lifetime; (iii) clicks delivered for the month and over the lifetime.
2. It also shows the Top 3 Performing Articles (Lifetime) and Top 3 Performing Articles for July 2010.
3. The summary also gives the keywords and key phrases used to find the articles
Why are these important? Because they are indicators of what topics readers may be looking for in the niches I write for and which keywords I should focus on for future articles. The report will also be a way to measure my progress. For example I submitted only two articles during July. Since my goal is to focus on Article Marketing at the end of August I should have at least 8 articles submitted; based on two per week.
You may have set a goal for yourself to improve in a particular area of your business and have outlined the steps you will take to get to the goal. Doing an analysis of where you are at present really helps as you will be able to determine your rate and level of progress as you reach toward your goal.
I would be happy to connect with others who want to improve their article submission so we can encourage each other as we do in Blog Challenges. We can set our own realistic challenges based on our individual circumstances. And don’t forget, you can re-purpose your blog posts for submission to the article directories.
Which article directory or directories do you submit your articles to at present? Please share.