Articles can rank really well in search engines. Some web 2.0 sites achieve extremely high
, like squidoo.com or ezinearticles.com. In order to get on the first page of Google, you need to do couple of things.

 

  1. Do extensive keyword research in order to find long tail, low competition keywords
  2. Write your article about this keyword
  3. Use this keyword in your title, summary, in your first paragraph, last paragraph, and 2-3 times inside your article. It’s a good idea to repeat your keyword 2-5 times per article.
  4. Build backlinks to this article in order to gain unfair advantage over your competition
  5. Repeat the process for the new keyword