What is everyones opinion on the 2nd best site to submit an article to?

by Jeffrey Louis 32 replies
From my experience it has been Go Articles, but it depends on the niche I am promoting...

I'm looking forward to hear what everyone's opinion is
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
    hands down, goarticles. And now with ezinearticles taking so long to approve articles (which, imo, is their way to "force" marketers into paying the $97 a month fee), it is my #1 directory
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    I like Associatedcontent.com. i get good traffic from them, according to my Google Analytics.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
      Definitely GoArticles.
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    • Profile picture of the author birdfood
      Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

      I like Associatedcontent.com. i get good traffic from them, according to my Google Analytics.
      Thanks for the tip. A nice site with good ranking and traffic. Just signed up and submitted an old article. The submission process is elaborate Now to sit back for a week and see how it performs.
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  • Profile picture of the author WilsonA
    In terms of ranking in google, I would say buzzle. I have not submitted
    anything to them but I see them rank well in Google for a lot of keywords
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    • Profile picture of the author pmore
      I actually think Search Warp is the 2nd best - just my personal observation for the niches I've been promoting.
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      • Profile picture of the author jbshort
        In my experience, EzineArticles gives the most exposure. It does take a long time to get approved though, and they're very, very picky. I've noticed that they're getting tougher about rejecting what they believe is duplicate content too. Getting your articles published there does give you some credibility.

        GoArticles is my second pick. And they make it very easy to post an article. Google seems to like them too.

        Finally, I would take a look at Article Dashboard. It's also easy to post, and they also get spidered by Google and the other search engines pretty quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author willwork4beer
    Associatedcontent gets me a good amount of traffic however some niches may be over saturated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andres
    I had terrible results with Goarticles but amazing results with EZA.

    Now I'm also adding Isnare as well paying the $2 for distribution.

    Well worth it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Montgomery
    See my next post as I made a mistake on what I said here.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffrey Louis
      Actually ezinearticles.com is about last on my list now that they don't pass any link love through Google to my sites.

      Yea that's right now their articles use the NoFollow tag. So pretty much all they are good for is bum marketing and ranking in Yahoo and MSN.

      Buzzle and then Goarticles are the two best.

      Searchwarp.com also uses the NoFollow tag
      Mike,

      What did you do to have EZA do that to you?
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    • Profile picture of the author pmore
      Oh, didn't even realize that. Both still bring me a good amount of traffic, though.

      Originally Posted by Mike X. View Post

      Actually ezinearticles.com is about last on my list now that they don't pass any link love through Google to my sites.

      Yea that's right now their articles use the NoFollow tag. So pretty much all they are good for is bum marketing and ranking in Yahoo and MSN.

      Buzzle and then Goarticles are the two best.

      Searchwarp.com also uses the NoFollow tag
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      • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
        In the past in non IM niches I've actually had my best success putting my main article on my own well search engine optimized website then linking back to that article by submitting other related articles elsewhere (and putting those articles on my website too).

        I think a lot of article marketers are throwing away their chance at getting their own website listed at the top of Google because they're just not making that strategy # 1 that all the other strategies like article marketing lead into.

        Just my opinion though.

        I should also mention that many articles can be converted into press releases and a good, well timed online press release can result in tens of thousands of views inside less than a week.

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        Andrew Cavanagh
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        • Profile picture of the author Neil S
          Originally Posted by AndrewCavanagh View Post

          In the past in non IM niches I've actually had my best success putting my main article on my own well search engine optimized website then linking back to that article by submitting other related articles elsewhere (and putting those articles on my website too).

          I think a lot of article marketers are throwing away their chance at getting their own website listed at the top of Google because they're just not making that strategy # 1 that all the other strategies like article marketing lead into.

          Just my opinion though.

          I should also mention that many articles can be converted into press releases and a good, well timed online press release can result in tens of thousands of views inside less than a week.

          Kindest regards,
          Andrew Cavanagh
          Hey Andrew,

          What is the best way to take advantage of this strategy? I imagine it could take weeks to months before the page could be ranked like it would be if you submitted to a high PR article directory. How about writing an article for your website and then using spun versions for the article directories? Would that produce a similar effect?
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    • Profile picture of the author birdfood
      Originally Posted by Mike X. View Post

      Actually ezinearticles.com is about last on my list now that they don't pass any link love through Google to my sites.

      Yea that's right now their articles use the NoFollow tag. So pretty much all they are good for is bum marketing and ranking in Yahoo and MSN.

      Buzzle and then Goarticles are the two best.

      Searchwarp.com also uses the NoFollow tag
      Are you sure of that??? I just checked an article of mine published on their site on the 3 Sept using firefox's no follow feature and the links are clearly follow.
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil S
      Originally Posted by Mike X. View Post

      Actually ezinearticles.com is about last on my list now that they don't pass any link love through Google to my sites.

      Yea that's right now their articles use the NoFollow tag. So pretty much all they are good for is bum marketing and ranking in Yahoo and MSN.

      Buzzle and then Goarticles are the two best.

      Searchwarp.com also uses the NoFollow tag
      Uhh yea can we get confirmation on this? I just double checked the source code and could not find NoFollow attributed to the anchor text.

      I can confirm that Searchwarp is NoFollow.
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    • Originally Posted by Mike X. View Post

      Actually ezinearticles.com is about last on my list now that they don't pass any link love through Google to my sites.

      Yea that's right now their articles use the NoFollow tag. So pretty much all they are good for is bum marketing and ranking in Yahoo and MSN.
      Hi Mike,

      I just spent the last 20 minutes randomly looking at articles on EZA in a variety of categories. I didn't find any that had "nofollow" attribute set for the outgoing links from the articles themselves. Do you have example articles that DO have "nofollow" on the resource box links?

      EZA has nofollow on its own navigation links, on various utilitarian functions (view summary, view comments). Conspicuously DOFOLLOW are the related article links, most viewed and most published lists. They seem to be very carefully cultivating and channeling PR amongst the articles. And yes, a little tiny bit of that is flowing to you via the links in your resource box. Not much, thanks to the very large NUMBER of links on the article page, but some.


      As far as second-best article directory, for traffic it appears to be GoArticles.

      Best Regards, Georgetta
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    • Profile picture of the author joecool1972
      Originally Posted by Mike X. View Post

      Actually ezinearticles.com is about last on my list now that they don't pass any link love through Google to my sites.

      Yea that's right now their articles use the NoFollow tag.

      Nobody has confirmed this yet. Mike X, you said it so if you are around can you confirm were you are getting this info because I can't find any nofollow tags on my articles with Ezine articles. It is an important point so if it is factual can someone please back it up otherwise it would be wise to check our facts before we post things that have important ramifications.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    Across nearly every niche I've ever dipped into, EZA was far and away #1, and SearchWarp was #2 (from a traffic standpoint). Not a big fan of GoArticles. Probably put Buzzle at #3.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author userfriendly
    goarticles, easy pick for me. Me needs to try Associatedcontent!
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    • Profile picture of the author Fabian Tan
      In theory, if your time is limited, you'd want to concentrate on just Ezine Articles as that will give you the bulk of your traffic. This is from looking at my stats to see where my traffic is coming from in Statcounter. In fact, if you submit all your articles to all the article directories on the Internet, you will still get more than 90% of your traffic from Ezine Articles.

      Then, the best thing to do would be to simply write and submit more articles for Ezine Articles. Once you have decided on a 'saturation point' where you don't wish to submit any more articles, scale out to the other article directories using an article submitter that will speed up the process rapidly.

      Here is another neat trick: I generally write two types of articles (50% ratio for each in volume).

      One are articles written for the reader with no regard for search engine optimization. Let's refer to this as 'general articles'.

      One type is articles written purely to achieve high search engine results. These articles will have optimized articles, keyword tags and LSI keywords, the whole works. I refer to this as my 'optimized articles'.

      I will submit the general articles as is using the article submitter (you can use Article Marketer or Submit Your Article, or if your articles are longer, Isnare). For the 'optimized articles', I will spend the time to rewrite them or hire a freelancer to do that. I let the freelancer access my Submit Your Article account where he can use the Article Leverage system to rewrite the articles to submit the articles to all the popular directories (Go Articles, SearchWarp, Idea Marketer etc).

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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffrey Louis
    Wow, thank you all for your responses!

    I'm going to try out all the article directories mentioned within this month with Google Analytics within my niche and I'll get back and write a new thread about it.

    Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alice Seba
    First best (huh?) and second best is a targeted website with lots of traffic that reaches your target market. Better than Ezine Articles or any of the others.

    Alice
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffersonB
    Articlebase or Goarticles.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    I was going to ask the same question as the subject of this thread. I started with article writing about six months ago. Interestingly I now find most of my traffic comes direct from the SEs. Each time I write an article I write a new web page too and keep each page focused to one keyword.

    Strangely, my main site gets most visitors via Google, while another seems to be loved by MSN/Live. Odd, cos I used the same principles on all my sites.
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  • Originally Posted by Jeffrey Louis View Post

    From my experience it has been Go Articles, but it depends on the niche I am promoting...

    I'm looking forward to hear what everyone's opinion is
    And my suggestion would be:
    ideamarketers.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Montgomery
    I've been humbled and confess my mistake.

    I trusted well known warrior told me this the other day and I only researched it partly and made the mistake of believing that EzineArticles has the NoFollow.

    They Do NOT
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    A lot of my Associated Content articles get over 1000 views. I've done quite well with them. And they pay you a tiny amount per article too. Better then nothing! I find that the traffic that I get from Associated Content seems to stay on my site for a while and click a lot of adsense links.

    AND once you have written a certain number of approved articles for them, your articles go live right away.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
      You may also want to look into submitting your articles to niche web 2.0 sites.

      You can get an insane amount of highly targeted readers. You can find these web 2.0 sites in just about any niche.

      A lot of these web 2.0 sites will give you your own blogs and they also have unique ways how your content can be seen by others very easily with little work. Its just the nature of web 2.0 style.

      Frank Bruno
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  • Profile picture of the author ideamarketers
    Give IdeaMarketers Article Bank - Promote your articles, find free news articles, article promotion - Idea Marketers a try. It's the longest running article directory on the web and has 268,000 google-indexed pages. Most articles featured on the IdeaMarketers home page will come up toward the top of searches for their titles. Pay attention to the first 3 words you choose for article titles, btw. Those should be something someone will actually search for.
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