A lot of new article marketers have it in their head that they need to write 50 to 100 articles for their niche in order to be successful with article marketing the niche. No wonder article marketing often scares the pants off newbies!
I can’t speak on behalf of everyone, but I personally don’t know any marketers who have written 100 articles for a niche, or even 50 for that matter. But I do understand where the idea comes from.
“How many article do I need?” is a common question new marketers ask experienced marketers all the time, and often the response is some huge number like 50 to 100. More often than not I think this is another way of saying the question has no right answer and that it depends on the too many factors to have a single right answer.
It’s kind of like the question grade school kids ask their teacher regarding how long an essay needs to be … “as short as a girls skirt, but long enough to cover the subject”.
Articles serve two purposes in marketing, directly deliver traffic and add PageRank juice to your landing page through backlinks. Both of these purposes ultimately serve one final purpose of creating qualified traffic to your landing page.
The best way to answer the question about how many articles is to simply start writing them and stop when you’ve achieve your traffic goals. Of course you need to be reasonable with your expectations, but if you’ve made front page of google with your landing page then the articles driving that page are doing their job for the keyword in question. No need to keep writing for that keyword.
If you’re got decent position for your landing page but still don’t have the traffic you want then you need new keywords for the niche and new articles for those keywords. So keep writing articles.
One way to avoid having to write so many article is to focus on quality and you’ll very likely find the quantity required to achieve your goals is much less than 50 … assuming you’ve done your homework and found decent keywords.
Quality articles will generate traffic on their own, independent of the landing page they point to. Not only that, but quality articles get bookmarked and shared.
The most I have every written for a niche is 13 and that covered the top 3 keywords I wanted to target. It covered the subject just fine for me.
So the best advice I can give in this regard is to set out to write 50 articles, but make them quality and you’ll find you can stop much shorter than 50. In fact, if after 10 you’re not seeing real progress in traffic then perhaps you need to revisit your research. Maybe the keyword you’re targeting isn’t suitable for “niche” marketing.
Quality means less quantity.