Are You Seeing What I'm Seeing? Article Directories.

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Is it just me, or are all of the ranked articles from goarticles and articledashboard disappearing from the SERPs? I also notice this happening for a few other "prominent" directories.

What's up?

Two questions, do you notice this? and if so, why do you suppose it's happening?

Allen Graves
#internet marketing #article #directories
  • Profile picture of the author pcdoctor
    Good question. Maybe they could be moving servers or I don't know. I'm not sure if articles expire at a certain point.
    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      I don't mean on the directory side...I mean they're losing their positions in Google. Looks to be rather abruptly, too.

  • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
    I've noticed it alright - I haven't seen a Goarticles or Articledashboard article on page 1 of Google for a long time. Come to think of it Ezinearticles seems to be the only one on page 1 these days.

    Even Squidoo, Hubpages and other web 2.0 sites aren't doing as well as they used to. For instance if you take a look at any of the big product launch keywords e.g. Google Massacre, Affiliate Payload, Google Nemesis etc these terms on Google used to be completely dominated by web 2.0 but not anymore.
    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      That's what I thought too...I just didn't want to be the first to say it. LOL

      I'm watching things very closely and, I hate to say it, but I am also losing a lot of articles from the SERPs. I don't know what's going on, man!

      Hopefully it's just one of those big Google changes and everything will come back better than ever!

  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

    and if so, why do you suppose it's happening?
    Because the crap that people spam out to article directories isn't adding value to the web, and search engines are supposed to bring you to the best sites to answer your query. Republished garbage is very rarely the right result. Real authors have known this all along and get their stuff published once on a high quality, high traffic content site (or their own site alone)... and get paid for it, or a good backlink that will count as the duplicated junk gets filtered out and becomes worthless.
    • Profile picture of the author rondo
      My Articledashboard articles are still ranking well. GoArticles never did rank well in my experience.

  • Profile picture of the author eprenuer
    i haven't noticed this, sorry

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