I hate Web Promotion. I hate it more than you do, and I always have.
Web promotion is all about getting links and traffic to sites. You can build one million quality sites but with no proper web promotion, you will never see money coming in.
Most web promotion tactics have one thing in common - trying to rank high in search engines results. In the old fashion days, I loved to submit my sites to hundreds of link directories. It worked like magic until the search engines changed their algorithms.
Then the next big thing was Blog and Ping. It was one of the most powerful web promotion system. I could easily get my pages indexed in a couple of hours and rank high in search engines.
But once again, the search engines saw this coming and as a result it is now very difficult to rank one's websites on search engines, based on Blog and Ping.
Article submission is one of the methods I used. However, though it is still a very effective traffic generating tactic, it is also very time consuming.
I spent thousands on SEO tools and even hired an SEO expert. I spent hours doing Search Engine Optimization on-site and off-site. I did see some traffic now and then but the figures were not something i was proud of.
I was at the mercy of the search engines and was spending more time and money than I could earn!
I was desperate for a real traffic generating solution. I needed to be able to get traffic fast! To my luck, I found the very answer to my web promotion pain.
6 months ago