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Is Article Marketing Dead? – Find Out The Shocking Truth

Posted on : 16-02-2012 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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Those who are involved with Internet marketing for any length of time would have most probably heard of article marketing.   It is a marketing strategy that involved the process of creating and distributing articles to various sites on the Internet where they will in turn be distributed to a wide range of webmasters and publishers.

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Free Article Marketing Video Training

Posted on : 04-02-2012 | By : stargaterich | In : Free Downloads & Resources, Internet_Marketing

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My computer was running slower and slower the past few weeks. I reckoned that one of the possible reasons for the slow performance (it used to boot up much faster) is that too many files are fragmented so one of the ways to optimize and speed it up is by defragmenting and optimizing the hard disk.

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One Leading Article Marketing Blunder You Should Avoid

Posted on : 01-02-2012 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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Article marketing is one of the most effective ways to drive free targeted traffic to your site.  It is a time tested and proven strategy use by many to attract more people to their e-commerce sites.  There is no doubt that submitting articles helps to to create incoming links which then boost your page ranking.

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Is Article Marketing Dead?

Posted on : 20-08-2011 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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One of the most important factor that determines the number of targeted visitors to your website is of course the amount of useful, relevant and interesting information you post in your website. When it comes to online publicity content is king so to speak. Who would bother to waste time to look at a website devoid of any interesting information?

There is no reason why you cannot increase targeted traffic to your website so as to build up a good responsive subscriber list that you can easily convert into buying customers. There are many ways to promote your sites. Social network marketing is the in-thing and popular medium to reach out to visitors and customers. Some claim that the old technique involving article marketing is dead. Is it truly obsolete?

Nevertheless, you should not rule out article marketing. Article marketing is still one of the proven time tested winning strategy to gather targeted traffic to your site. Most article directories allows you to include links back to your website through the so-called article author ‘byline’ or the author biography.

Most article directories allows you to include links back to your website through the so-called article author ‘byline’ or the author biography. By syndicating your contents for others to publish and post (with the condition that the article must include the link back to your website) you increase and improve the opportunities for others to link back to your site.

The increase in back links, particularly from authoritative sites or sites with similar niche market of yours will greatly enhance and improve your site page ranking. You have a winning formula to put your websites at top ranking of Google’s search engine result page if you can consistently provide timely fresh useful information which the reader can apply to address their problems or needs.

The ability to provide consistent fresh content in conjunction with good niche product marketing and keyword research puts you in very good position to succeed.Staying ahead of the competition is not really not difficult so long as you are able generate quality back links to your website and one of the best ways to do is via article marketing.

Creating useful content for your website should always be a major focus and part of your Internet marketing campaign. There are many articles that seems more like sales pitch and lacking in terms of depth and substance. Take some time to so some research on what you wish to communicate to your readers. Write articles about your niche.

What if you are not a good writer? There are many good freelance writers out there who can do it for a small fee. Not all ghost writers and freelance writers able to write good articles that are search engine friendly (with good keywords). So when in doubt, check out the profile of these writers and ask for sample articles.

Here is the key to article marketing success. Rewrite the articles and post it to various article directories. Rinse and repeat. Do it over and over again for each of your website. You should consider automating the process so that it takes minutes instead of days. Here is a free article writing software which is completely free that you can use to help you with article research. One important thing to take note is that you should only rewrite articles that you hold copyright to change (original article that create or own.)

The major advantage with article marketing is that the articles resides in the article directories for years thus the more articles you submit for syndication (submit to major ezine and article directories ) the more opportunity it is for you to increase backlinks to your site.

In summary, is article marketing dead? Well, it doesn’t seems to be anytime soon or in the distant future given the fact that more and more people are going online to look out or search for information and solutions to problems and needs or access to information that enable them to make well inform decisions.

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Content Creation – Article Writing

Posted on : 07-06-2011 | By : stargaterich | In : Facts Of Life, Free Downloads & Resources, Internet_Marketing

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A business website without good quality content is not likely to make any profit. Just imagine a shopping mall with very few variety or no goods at all. Would you buy anything from such a store?

After all, most people are attracted to websites with relevant updated information. Content is king so to speak. If you want to increase traffic to your site or gather more leads (list building to establish more customers that you can touch base with) you have to offer good content. Search engines are attracted to sites with good original (non duplicate) content.

There are many ways to create content for your website. You can outsource content creation such as article writing to third parties (for e.g. elance.com and etc.) Outsourcing content creation for your business website is a smart move as it allows you to focus on other more important aspect of the business.

However, outsourcing article writing is a wise investment move only provided money is not a problem. However for those who are new on Internet marketing and working on shoe string budget, content creation often involves long tedious hours of research, fact finding and then the efforts to put together all those pieces of information you have gathered into easy to read publish content.

The Challenge With Article Writing
Article writing puts off many people because they are not good at it or due to language barrier and etc. There is no doubt that you need to have a good command of the language in order write fluently and convincingly. That does not mean you have to be a language expert or a professional writer to produce article for your post.

Article marketing (as well as article writing for that matter) is not the same as writing an essay for your school’s English composition. Forget about what you have been taught on how to write a good composition. Article writing is more about communicating your thoughts and ideas in a free flow manner to a friend in the 1st person perspective.

Write with passion and take time to reflect on words and phrases used. Ideally you want to use words and phrases that descriptive, short and straight to the point. Do not worry about keywords at this point of time. Use simple grammar and focus on at most 2 or less key points that you wish the reader to ponder upon.

Research Phase:
There is always the research phase that you ought to spend some time to research and gather information pertaining to the topic of your article. DO not skip this step. Make use of Google search engine to locate websites, forums, article directories and blogs with relevant topics. Determine what questions, issues and area of interest that people are discussing in the Internet.

Use the facts and data you gathered as the baseline for you to jump-start your article writing process. The hardest part of any article writing process is not the writing itself but rather the time taken to organize your thoughts on how to consolidate the ideas and key-points you have identified during the research process

Try To Produce Original Article – Avoid Article Rewriting Or Spinning If Possible
Remember that writing an article for the sake of publishing the article defeats the whole purpose of article marketing. You want to produce an article that draws the attention of the reader, article that triggers the emotion hot button of the reader making them to thirst for more information through your website.

This brings me to another point on why I think you should never rely on PLR articles because many of these PLR products are of either low quality or that there are just simply too many duplicate of it out there in the Internet. I am not the type who advocate the spinning of article or rewriting of articles based on original seed article created by others and not your own.

Article Writing Tools
There are tools that facilitate and speed up content creation ideas, in particular with regards to article writing. One such free software tool that I have used to satisfaction is Article Assistant. It originally sells for close to a hundred dollars and it was kind of generous for some of the Internet marketers to offer it completely free of charge to their members and readers. You can download a free copy of the Article Assistant here.

Article Assistant is a not a software to create, spin or rewrite article, rather it is a tool that helps you to locate articles from various sources such as Ezine and articles directories, blogs and web sites based on the keywords of your choice. You can bookmark articles of interest, download or open the links. Use it to jump start topic and information research.

There is no short cut to acquire good writing skills. The more frequent you write the more experience and fluent you will be in creating good quality article for your posts.  Remember that it is not about you, it is about what the reader feels and thus your main focus is to write something that connects to the reader.

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Article Software And How It Can Make Marketing Through Articles Easier

Posted on : 17-11-2010 | By : Rolland Price | In : Internet_Marketing

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The dawn of the internet revolutionized the way for businesses and other similar entities to go about their marketing strategies. It has proven to be a faster and better way in conducting most business activities, and more and more entrepreneurs have already ventured into online marketing since it is more convenient and can help them reach their target consumers with minimal costs involved.

There are different types of online marketing strategies that can be utilized, but among the most subtle but most effective ones would be SEO (Search Engine Optimization) through article marketing. Why subtle? This is because writing articles for SEO purposes need not involve a lot of selling spiels or does not call for talent in making catchy slogans for advertising purposes.

On the contrary, writing for SEO purposes would mean writing articles that are informative and useful; giving people something that would help them learn about the product and/or services that a certain business entity offers. But then, writing on the same topics over and over again can prove to be a tedious endeavor, and using the exact same article on different sites would cause search engines to ban your site in the long run since they will more likely than not perceive your copy and paste activities as spamming. Not unless you give credit or cite the original source of the content.

Avoiding this would call for more original articles, but then, even the best of writers would eventually experience brain drain if subjected to writing about the same topics over and over again.

Article software like UAW, The Best Spinner, and Power Article Rewriter now exist, and it’s a very good thing for article marketers. These software have truly revolutionized article marketing, and resulted in higher search engine rankings which, in turn, enabled websites to generate more revenues. All types of online business – whether it be a mom-and-pop store, a gadget company, or an affiliate seller – will surely be able to derive lots of benefits using this type of software.

The main benefit that article software can give is to take away the hassle of having to manually submit articles to different submission sites. But then, software can only do so much; that is, submitting your articles to different submission sites, or spinning them a bit to make them appear more unique to search engines.

They do not really have features to create different author names and resource boxes, and you would still need to manually create these crucial elements just to be sure that everything will appear unique. It’s almost the same problem experienced in writing about the same things over and over again. Having to spend hours on end meticulously making sure that the HTML tags in the resource boxes are coded correctly and thinking of different author names can eventually wear out even the best writers in the world.

There are lots of software tools whose main purpose is to churn out unique articles from an original one and submitting them to hundreds to thousands of websites, but so far, there are very few known tools that can generate hundreds to thousands of resource boxes, article titles, and author names. Known as Article Toolbox, this tool works like a charm.

Absolutely anyone can generate unique author names, article titles, as well as resource boxes with just a few mouse clicks. It was designed for one purpose alone, that is, to make article marketing stress-free and enjoyable; something that anybody can look forward to anytime.

Article software has made the SEO efforts of online businesses so much easier, especially when you consider the new line of products that are now starting to emerge. Once you are able to know how to make these tools work together harmoniously, you can always be sure that you will see all your writing efforts just like an enjoyable walk in the park.

The most innovational content rewriter now exist! Its title generator software attribute sets it apart from the others! Make sure to check it out ArticleToolbox.Com now.

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Methods To Use Article Submission Services For Large Amounts Of Website Traffic

Posted on : 04-11-2010 | By : Rolland Price | In : Internet_Marketing

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In these modern times, article submission service provides people with a whole host of benefits not least of which is addressing the modern need for publicity and advertising in the most effective manner. As you set out to launch a program, your primary concern is to find out how best to make the program as popular as possible.

Unless your website is well known, there is little chance that it will succeed or survive. This is why it is important to do everything possible to make the website as popular as possible as that is the best way of attracting maximum number of visitors each and every day.

If you are going to make use of an article submission service, you must learn to start off by submitting the website in an appropriate category. After that, when visitors come to visit the directory, they can find your website under a particular category. Most directories will also do some backlink creation which is useful in attracting greater amount of traffic to a website.

When more people start to visit a website, it leads to that website becoming more popular and this in turn helps to ensure that the website will rank at the top of the search engine rankings page. An article submission service will also provide an optimum way of getting maximum number of visitors to come to a particular site. There no doubts the fact that unless links to your website are ranked high on the search engines search pages, your site will not attract many visitors.

If the site is not known, then few people are going to visit it which is something that you do not want. Furthermore, most people have very short memories and so, if they find something that is better than what your site offers, they will dump your site without a second thought.

Submitting to directories is the best way to gain attention among people that use the internet. It is up to you to pick which kind of article submission service you want to use. There are automatic and manual services available. You will need to evaluate the pros and cons of each time before making a choice. A manual service requires that you visit as well as submit your site on your own. You will also need to identify a category and also a sub category and then make the submission.

Manual article submission service is cheaper and is the first choice among beginners. However, the automatic option is much easier and is not as costly as most people think. Most such services have a low cost and from a point of view of search engine optimization, this kind of service offers a much more effective solution. It takes less time or energy and provides good results as well.

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How To Write A Compelling Title For Your Article

Posted on : 22-09-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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This post focus on tips on how to write a compelling title for your article. As the saying goes, the eye is the window to the soul, well guess what, so it is with the title of your article. Surveys indicates that less than 10% of people reading an article title will take further action to read the full text of the body.

The title of the article is the first thing that a reader gets to look at, thus first impression counts so to speak. It goes to show how important it is for you to craft the title in the way that it captivates and motivates the reader to read the full text.

One common mistake that many article writer make is not paying sufficient attention to the title. Suffice to say, if the title sucks or does not adequately draw the attention of the reader, it does not matter if you have the best article content in the world. You article will get bypassed because people prejudge the relevancy and quality of an article content simply based on the description.

There are many factors that you need to deal with as far as creating a compelling title is concern.

Keep The Title Short And Sharp
Generally it is preferable to limit the number of characters to max of 65 characters. Take a look at advertisement sign boards along highways. A driver only have seconds to catch a glimpse of the ads while on the wheels moving at high speed so how would you think drivers will react to long winding ads?  Most would give it a miss.

Include Numbers
Which of the two titles sounds more interesting and eye catching? “Discover The Secrets  To Longevity” or “Discover The Only 2 Secrets You Ever Need To Longevity”? Numbers will grab a lot of attention!

Persuasive Punch Line
Word phrases such as “How to”, “Discover the secrets”, “Best tips”, “Amazing”,”Revolutionary”,”Remarkable”, “Startling”,”Quick”,”Announcing” ,”Exclusive”,”Incredible” and “Miracle” to name a few are persuasive and attention grabbing words. You need not exaggerate nor over-hype. Instead focus on creating punch lines that gets the reader to sit up and drawn into curiosity, excitement and perhaps drooling to want more about what’s in the article.

Search Engine Optimized (Friendly)
Include keyword phrases that are search engine friendly, not too competitive (less than 100K competing web pages) and while maintaining reasonable amount of search volumes (at least 3K per month). Why would you want to bother with search engine factors?

Most people make use of search engine facilities to locate the web site address  that contains the  information (website)  of interest. Thus you need to include keyword phrases that are popular, competitive and which are most likely to be part and parcel of search query terms.

Get Some Hints & Ideas From High Ranking Articles.
There is no universal hard and fast rule as to which is the best method to implement however there is one interesting technique  that some Internet Marketing Guru’s employed to great effectiveness.  Locate relevant articles with highest number of readers from major ezine and article directories such as at www.ezinearticles.com and use these titles and headers as reference to craft yours. Of course you should not copy the exact title;  some major article directories strictly prohibits such actions anyway.

Adhere To Article Directory Guidelines (Which Also Helps To Improve Your Click Through Rate!)
There  are plenty of  tips you could find from article directories as far as crafting of titles are concern. Refer to the general guidelines and requirements  for instance at ezinarticle(http://ezinearticles.com/editorial-guidelines.html). The rules and guidelines are not there to stiffer your creativity but rather to make it more user easier for readers to locate articles that best match their requirements.

Sometime it is kind of like chicken and egg  dilemma with regards to decide what’s the best title for your article. On one hand, you essentially need to craft a title that is exceedingly interesting but on the other hand you have to ensure the keywords and phrases are SEO optimized so that people can locate your article through search engines! Regardless, it is worth the time and effort to write a compelling title for your article. Do checkout other article writing tips in this blog.

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Article Writing 3 Secrets Revealed

Posted on : 17-09-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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Article marketing (which involves article writing and submission) is an important aspect of online business promotion strategy. A quality article is the ultimate viral marketing and branding tool in your promotional arsenal. Many people wonder why they are not getting backlink juice and traffic to their website despite the numerous articles submitted to ezine and article directories.

It’s one thing to write an article and quite a different thing to produce an article that gets the reader to follow your resource links thus bringing in massive traffics to your site. Article marketing will never be the same once you discover 3 secrets that allows you to produce articles that suck the reader in and literally hypnotize them to follow your link and make them wanting for more.

Secret #1 Target A Popular Sub Niche Within A Niche

Golden rule #1 is do market research and underpin the niche(topic) of the article you wish to write. Foremost, identify a niche that is profitable and in good demand and then target a popular sub niche within that niche. For instance, weight loss is a popular, high demand and competitive niche. You can drill down further and target a sub niche for that niche.

For instance weight loss for aging dog.  Choosing a sub niche within a niche will reduce the competition (amount of competing websites) and at the same time enable you to write articles that is more targeted to the readers, those who are more likely to follow your link to get more information.!
Make use of long tail keywords (narrow keywords) to target less-competitive niche markets.

Don’t forget to include the long tail keywords in the title of the article.! You can have a great article however if the niche (topic) is not popular or off topics and not related to your niche then you will not be able to reap maximum benefits as far as traffic is concern since there will be very few people searching for such articles. As a matter  of fact
you might just be simply wasting your time!

On the other hand in no way am I implying you should ignore all niches that are not popular or low in demand. It is just that you can be quite  depress if you target a niche that do not bring in much traffic and  poor sales conversion. Sometimes, you may be able to hit the jackpot by being the early bird in promoting low key niche which might turn out to be the next killer product or service. You may never know but again, its your personal choice though.

How do you determine if a niche/topic is popular or not? Just go and  Google search the topic and see how many competing pages and many searches per month! Aim for a topic that has at minimum 3 thousand  search per month and at most 100,000 competing pages. You also want to avoid choosing a very popular niche that is too competitive.  For instance, the niche market on ‘weight loss’ is very popular and so highly competitive market that it would take tremendous amount of  advertising costs and SEO efforts to position your site on the first  page of Google search engine results page.

Secret #2 Write short and focused conversational style article

Many article writers do not realize that most readers who read your article probably has a lot of in depth knowledge on the niche/topic of  the article they are searching for. After all, a lot of people search ezine and article directories to look for information that may help to address their problems. It is suffice to say that these people may have gather lots of information through the search engines before they stumble upon your article!.

Most articles in ezine and article directories are just variants of some other articles, simply being rephrase to avoid plagiarism but having the same content in retrospect! Some people prefer to take the short cut route by using article spinner software to create multiple articles from the original seed article. You may be able to get the search engine off your back from targeting  your spin off article as duplicates but what the point of doing so if human reader found the article to be regurgitate of some other articles?

What are the chances of readers following your link? By the way, for goodness sake, don’t just emphasize on figures and facts!. Your main objective of article writing is to make it interesting and entertaining. Write articles that stands out but don’t over hype!.Choose a topic that you know a good deal about. When you are familiar with a particular subject, it will be easier to write an article on it. Be passionate about the niche or topic because it will show in your writings.

You want to produce article that hypnotize and suck the reader that thirst for more after they read it. Many writers simply miss the point in the sense that you don’t need to produce an article that is absolutely 100% true to the facts but importantly , just simply convincing enough. Write in conversational manner, as if you are talking to friend and inject personality into articles that are short and focused.

Secret #3 Structure The Content Properly

This is one of the most important tips that determine if your articles makes or breaks with regards to getting visitor to follow the author bio or resource link. (Your website link) structure your article to 4 major steps namely, 1)the title, 2) the opening, 3) the body and 4) the closing.  You need to produce an article that is captivating enough for reader to go through the opening, the body and finally the closing which has call to actions to get the reader to click on the resource link. Title->Opening->Body->Closing->Resource link

Step #1 – Title
The title of the article is the 1st thing that a reader look and upon which a decision is quickly made, usually within seconds whether the article is worth reading or not. If the title of the article is  captivating and interesting then you have managed to move one step closer to achieving your objective. If you have done all necessary homework for secret #1 then chances are that you have a solid title that draws the attention of the reader to proceed to the next phase.

Step #2 – The Opening
Your title got you to the next phase. Your first paragraph must keep them reading. Readers have a short attention span and if the first few lines don’t compel them to keep reading, you have lost the deal.  Include the keywords in the opening paragraph. State in less than 200 words what benefits or problems the article will sought to address.  If you state 5 secrets or 5 tips then you must make sure the subsequent body of the article cover the 5 tips or secrets mentioned in the opening.

Step #3 – The Body
The body of your article is where you deliver on the promises you made with your title and opening. Remember the ‘what’s in for me’ mentality. The article is about the reader and not you. Provide solution that is practical to implement and not some out of touch suggestions that requires huge amount of money or incredible efforts.

Step #4 – The Closing
Your closing lines of your article are where you reinforce the ideas you’ve covered in your article. Don’t leave your reader hanging but neither should you give away all the secrets or tips. One of the most powerful strategy to get the reader to follow your resource link (visit your website) is by using the what is the term ‘link bait’  technique.

Essentially what you do is described one or more great tips to solve a specific problem in the article. At the end of the closing, you tell the reader that there is one or more tips or strategies you recently discovered that are more effective and powerful than all the combined solutions mentioned in the article and they can get it for free through your website.  The article should serve as appetizer for the reader to visit your website to get more information.

Article marketing is a powerful and effective technique to increase traffic to your site. It is pretty much an art as much as it is science. Writing a good quality article is only half the story. You need to implement effective article writing strategy to catch the attention of the reader. After all, the ultimate goal of article  writing is to increase backlink juice and traffics to your site. Learn more about Effective Article Writing

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Important And Easy Article Marketing Tips To Ensure You Succeed Online

Posted on : 16-06-2010 | By : Jean Marie Fuentes | In : Internet_Marketing

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Whether you are in multiple level marketing, need back-links for your website, or trying to sell affiliate products; you must leverage the power of articles. Of course, many people have difficulties when it comes to this task. If you find yourself in such a situation, you need to keep some article marketing tips in mind.

First and foremost, you must realize that this marketing method entails a lot more work than just writing. You need to have some basic knowledge on search engine optimization. Research a keyword that pertains to your subject with the Google Keyword Tool. Long versions also do well. Try to aim for a keyword that has more than one thousand searches each month.

If you have some Internet Marketing budget to invest, then may I suggest you consider using Keyword elite tool. This tool could easily crunch out hundreds of profitable keywords pertaining to your subject.

Once you have these keywords ready, begin writing articles on each of them. You must have the keyword within the title and first paragraph of your article. It is a great idea to include it in the last paragraph too. Once that is done, your article is all set to rank well in the search engines. This means free traffic and more customers.

Also, realize that it does not have to be long. An acceptable number of words are three-hundred to five-hundred. The longer it is the less chance someone will want to read it all the way through.

It is advisable to avoid submitting duplicate contents to article and e zine directories as major search engines such as Goggle prefer fresh materials over repeated duplicated contents.
Google is not likely to penalize you for duplicate content submissions but neither would you stand to gain from doing so because only one copy of the content will stand to count for back link juice.

Take the time to rewrite completed articles or spin them. Article spinners are cheap and effective for most types of articles, so make sure you use them at all times.

Lastly, you must make a point of creating high quality articles each and every day. Try completing five each day for a month. By the end you will have about one-hundred and fifty articles providing back-links to your website or affiliate link. If you do not think you can reach such a high number, consider hiring a Freelance writer. This can save you a lot of time, and they do not cost that much.

These are extremely easy article marketing tips to utilize in your marketing approach. Use them, keep consistent, and you are bound to achieve results.

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