A question I’m asked often is this, “How many articles will it take to achieve success?”
The real question they are asking, “How many articles will it take to dominate my niche and attract more traffic/exposure than anyone else?”
Once you have the “quality” aspect of writing original & unique articles; the next logical step is to create a plan to get the ‘quantity’ formula done right.
Your ability to dominate a niche with articles that showcase your expertise is in relation to two market forces:
- The end-user demand for the niche you have expertise in. [Market Demand For Info]
- The quantity of peers who are writing articles in the same niche you write in as well. [Market Suppliers Of Info]
You can find out who the top authors are by article volume by going into the main category view. Example Weight Loss main category view… then click on the link near the top center of the page that says, “Top Authors in Health-and-Fitness:Weight-Loss“.
This reveals that EzineArticles Expert Author Jennifer Jolan is the top author by volume in the highly competitive niche of “Weight Loss” with a total of 611 articles followed by Avy Barnes with 248 articles and Craig Ballantyne with 204 articles.
If I were looking to dominate the Weight Loss niche, I’d set my 1st year goal of 500 articles and my 2nd year goal of doubling that to 1,000 articles.
This argument leaves out the obvious need to write high quality articles that delivers legitimate unique value (not rehashed regurgitated rewritten content)…however, it’s really rare when a person who writes highly optimized article content with a low article inventory count will beat an author who has mastered the article volume necessary to dominate his or her niche. It’s not fair, but it is the way it is.
In some niches, such as Crock Pot Recipes with less than 100 total articles, it’s clear that 100 articles will dominate the niche on EzineArticles.com and 500-1000 articles will own the Internet in terms of market saturation for a niche like this.
The greater majority of niches have one thing in common: They lack a depth of quantity of high quality unique articles. Most markets are under-served in quantity or they are over-served with article vomit (thin articles that don’t deliver on the promises made in the article title).
So, how many high quality unique articles do you think it’ll take to dominate your niche?