I have often wondered if it would be better to submit my blog articles to article directories or to other blogs as a guest poster. Both of these have different types of benefits. Article directories and guest posts will both make your articles available to a lot of readers outside of your blog. However, I often wonder what is better for my blog. The only way to know for sure is to look at the benefits of each.
Article marketing is a way of syndicating your content. Whenever I submit my blog articles in this way I have seen them show up on a lot of different websites. The resource links will usually stay in tact. However, in order to do really well here I have had to submit my blog articles that are well written, not advantageous to myself and have a catchy title. One really nice thing that happens whenever I submit my blog articles in this way is that there are a lot of contextual links back to my website. Just how many I receive depends upon how far my content gets syndicated.
On the other hand, guest blogging is also powerful. Whenever I submit my blog articles in this way I not only garner links but I also reap readers from a blog that has solid page and trust ranks. If this website gets a lot of traffic, then you can rest assured that you will get some Search Engine juice as well. Of course, this is based upon the contextual links that you include within your articles. One downfall here is that you will only get a few links from a page that has no PR.
Now I am still left to wonder where to submit my blog articles. Truth be told, the answer to this question depends upon the quality of my article, who picks it up, where I submit and who published my article. Article marketing is definitely a great place to submit my blog articles in the beginning though since it is easy to start and grow whereas guest blogging is somewhat more difficult to do. At least when I submit my blog articles to various article directories I will not take a blow to my self confidence, which can easily happen whenever another blog rejects my articles. Both definitely have their own benefits though.