They were mainly published (and is still publishing) in the newspapers. At the beginning, was an advantage for the companies of newspapers, which had scarce budgets to pay columnists that give content to these media. Even today, granted free spaces so people write articles of different nature. In the case of articles written and published on the internet, they can be distributed on an unlimited number of sites and media, such as the so-called articles directories, on the web site and in different blogs. They can, at the same time, be sent directly to the mail from people who are subscribed to our lists. The purpose? As mentioned above, the main purpose of these articles is to advertising or promotion of a product or a business in particular, by the inclusion of links to these products or web sites. Even when the articles published on the internet are free articles, need to assert there that are very good quality, with content updated and well written, which gives greater value to its author, allowing you to projected position in the internet network, and achieve success in your business. In reality, the magic of the articles is in its quality.
Nobody will want to click a link to an article in very poor quality or, worse, of an article that is copy of others. In the eventuality that is read and the reader achieve reach links placed on the same, one might think that everything is of the same quality as the of the article. Otherwise, a quality article, besides that it invites to be read, causes to click links contained in it, generating increased traffic to the web site forwarding. This, undoubtedly, result is a business growth on the internet, and can perform sales driven visits by the articles and, in addition, the writer is positioning as an expert in one or more specialties.