Ezine Articles - A Free Way To Speed Up Submitting To Directories
Writing Ezine articles and submitting them to article directories is one of the top ways to get free publicity for your website. However, the submitting process can take a long time. Here is a free way to cut your submission time in half
To make the most out of every article you write, you should submit them to as many article groups and article directories as possible. There are a few different ways to do this: you could subscribe to an article submitting service, you could purchase software to enable you to submit your articles yourself, you could manually submit your articles. Manual submissions can be very time consuming but, if you are working on a small budget, manual submission might be your only option at first. An easy way to speed up the submitting process and save you hours of boring cutting, pasting and clicking is to work with a tabbed browser. The most popular tabbed browser is Mozilla Firefox and most people who try Firefox swear they would never revert back to Internet Explorer. If you follow these instructions step by step, you will make article submitting much easier and quicker.
Download Mozilla Firefox free of charge.
1 Open a new page by clicking "file" and then "new tab" from the drop down menu or by typing Ctrl+T.
2 Type or paste in the address of an Ezine directory to get the site on screen. Don't log in yet, you want to be at your log in page each time you open it.
3 Click for another new tab and do the same thing.
4 When you have opened as many tabs as you want (8 or 10 is perfectly manageable) click on "Bookmarks" on the toolbar.
5 Select "Bookmark all tabs" from the dropdown menu.
6 In the box that appears, click the far right arrow to show all bookmark folders, select "new folder" and type in the name you want to give the group. There is no limit to the number of groups you can create. So, if you are submitting to 100 directories, they can be split into ten groups.
To add more sites to any particular group:
1 you do the same steps up to and including 4.
2 click on the first choice in the drop down menu, "Bookmark this page" and select a group where you want to place the new site. Deleting moving, renaming, moving bookmarks etc is simple (click on "Bookmarks" and select "Manage bookmarks").
To open a saved group you click on "Bookmarks", scroll down to the group you want and click on "open in tabs" at the bottom of the list of urls.
When you open a group, all of your sites will automatically load within one browser window and you'll see the individual tabs for easy navigation. Once you have saved all the sites in groups, you can open them all at the same time and log in. Before logging in, copy and paste your article and your resource box into Notepad. For the sake of easy copying, have the title, article body and resource box on separate lines with a space between each one. Also copy in (again on separate lines) the keywords associated with the article and the brief introductory summary most article directories require.
Now click each tab in turn, log into the article directory website and click to the submission page. When you are logged in and at the submission page of all the directories in the group, go to your Notepad and copy your article title. Work through pasting the title of your article into the appropriate space in the submission page at each directory. Then copy the article body from Notepad and work through from the first directory to the last pasting in the article. Do the same thing with the keywords, resource box and summary. As you paste in the final item at each directory, click on submit and you're done.
This is much, much faster than going between your article and the directory websites copy/pasting title, article, resource box, keywords and summary at each site individually and it makes the process far easier on your mouse hand.
Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com
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