In today’s internet age an important aspect of any online business is having your website optimized for search engine rankings. There are many different aspects of building a website that helps them being found and ranked by the different engines and while each one is different, there are a few common traits that all search engines look for. In the past, some companies attempted to trick the search engine spiders into believing they were offering legitimate information but it did not take long for the spiders to become wise to tricks being used. When people typed in key words into a search box, they expected to find information relevant to those words. What they were finding were web pages loaded with information on several terms, totally unrelated to the search criteria. This was due, in part, because some sites held nothing but a series of keywords and when accessed automatically redirected the searcher to another page. Today spiders look for text content that is on target to the information being sought. Many freelance writers have found a niche market in writing articles pertaining to web site information the can submit to web builders for inclusion on their web pages. This information is interpreted by the search engine spiders as valid text and improves the site’s ranking on the engines. Many people are finding out about article submission and are accumulating original articles on a variety of subjects for potential sale to web builders. Typically, they can sell quality text at between two and three dollars for articles ranging from 250 to 500 words. Key words or phrases appear within the contest of the informative articles between one and three percent of the word total, which helps raise the page’s awareness level to the spiders doing the searching. Most writers will do this type of work on a part-time basis, knowing at the rate of pay offered for their article submissions will not make them rich, but it can keep their writing skills sharp and their typing skills honed.