by zannix
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Hi, article marketers!

I learned not so long ago that, regardless of the article directory's PR of the homepage, the article you write gets it's own assigned page with a default PR of 0.

My question is, why does it matter which dofollow directory you post your article to, if this is true?

Surely, search engines will grade all backlinks from PR 0 pages the same?

Or maybe it has to do with other factors, such as traffic, syndication, etc?

Also, has anyone got any suggestions on where I could find higher PR pages that I could post my backlink to, for FREE?

Thank you !
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by zannix View Post

    My question is, why does it matter which dofollow directory you post your article to, if this is true?
    It is true. But it still matters for two primary reasons.

    (i) Some article directories (such as EZA) are used as article directories by webmasters, ezine/newsletter compilers and others, and one can get one's work syndicated from there to some decent, context-relevant sites which can give one pre-targeted traffic (and some much better backlinks than one can ever get from an article directory);

    (ii) A link on a PR-0 page of a site whose home-page has a higher-PR confers a little more "link-juice" than a link on a PR-0 page of a site whose home-page doesn't.

    Originally Posted by zannix View Post

    Surely, search engines will grade all backlinks from PR 0 pages the same?
    No, not at all. The main thing that matters, though, is context-relevance, not page-rank.

    Originally Posted by zannix View Post

    Also, has anyone got any suggestions on where I could find higher PR pages that I could post my backlink to, for FREE?
    Don't take this the wrong way, but it's not a great question. A better question is "Has anyone got any suggestions on where I could find relevant pages that I could post my backlink to?"

    Getting your articles syndicated is the best way I've found.

    But blog-commenting can certainly produce some excellent backlinks, too. Those are context-relevant pages. (Higher page-rank is nice too, but that matters less).

    If you'll excuse the observation, I think it will help you a lot to think a little more about targeted traffic and perhaps a little less about backlinks. Looking at article directories in terms of backlink-potential is a severely limited and difficult model of "article marketing" (in fact it isn't really "article marketing" at all: it's only "article directory marketing".)
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    • Profile picture of the author zannix
      Brilliant clarification! - Thank you Alexa.

      So I'd be better off hunting health-relevant dofollow forums and blogs and engage in the conversations a bit
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  • Profile picture of the author zannix
    No - I haven't tried blog commenting yet. Infact, I've never ever done it in my life. I don't know even how to find relevant jogging blogs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by zannix View Post

      I don't know even how to find relevant jogging blogs.
      Try this ... and you can also search for the things like "jogging"+"powered by Wordpress", and "jogging"+"comments open", and so on - all the other sentence-fragments one typically finds on blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author millan879
    Hello,

    i have to say Pr of site really matters and about do follow and no follow i have to say that do follow are indicates in Google and more good than no follow.

    thanks!!
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    Not always true that all article directories are created equal. Domain PR does play a role in the amount of PR that passes through even on a PR0 page.

    The OBL will also change depending on the directory. Some may have 50 OBL in their sidebar, which is diluting the amount of juice being passed to your website. Also if the directory allows you to place links at the top of article rather than at the bottom in an author resource, this link will be more valuable.
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  • Profile picture of the author schttrj
    Originally Posted by zannix View Post

    Hi, article marketers!

    I learned not so long ago that, regardless of the article directory's PR of the homepage, the article you write gets it's own assigned page with a default PR of 0.

    My question is, why does it matter which dofollow directory you post your article to, if this is true?

    Surely, search engines will grade all backlinks from PR 0 pages the same?

    Or maybe it has to do with other factors, such as traffic, syndication, etc?

    Also, has anyone got any suggestions on where I could find higher PR pages that I could post my backlink to, for FREE?

    Thank you !
    Tell you something, most of these links you get are no-follow. Now, my reason is - if no-follow links counts, why waste your time writing an article? Just go and comment on any blog you want. You get a good relevant link for an exchange of around 100 words. Doesn't it sound more fruitful?!

    Moreover, I think - to target TARGETED readers, it is always better to do blog guest posting. They get you followers, instead of one-time click.

    My suggestion, DON'T rely on syndication. Whether you like it or not, thieves are out there. And if they steal one of your articles from any of the tens of directories you submit to, hunting 'em and screwing 'em can be a pain in your <beep>!

    So, copyright your stuff and let them stay in your blog or site. That's better.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by schttrj View Post

      Whether you like it or not, thieves are out there. And if they steal one of your articles from any of the tens of directories you submit to, hunting 'em and screwing 'em can be a pain in your <beep>!
      On the contrary, it's absolutely trivial and takes up almost no time at all.

      How long does it take to fill in the blanks in a pre-written DMCA email and send it to them, with copies to their registrar, their host and Google? Problem solved. Not worth losing any sleep over at all.

      Sorry, Ron, but to most successful professional article marketers, the idea of "not syndicating your work just in case someone steals it" is just absolutely loopy. They can steal it from your site, too, anyway: shall we all not bother writing anything ever again, "just in case someone steals it"?!
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      • Profile picture of the author schttrj
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        On the contrary, it's absolutely trivial and takes up almost no time at all.

        How long does it take to fill in the blanks in a pre-written DMCA email and send it to them, with copies to their registrar, their host and Google? Problem solved. Not worth losing any sleep over at all.

        Sorry, Ron, but to most successful professional article marketers, the idea of "not syndicating your work just in case someone steals it" is just absolutely loopy. They can steal it from your site, too, anyway: shall we all not bother writing ever again, "just in case someone steals it"?!
        Oh! I remember we had a long discussion previously also. Well, then again, you do bring a point here. Google recently said that they would consider the first publication place to be the origin, and render higher ranking to that page. So, going by that (although I am not sure how much of that it is true...the Panda update has already made the internet world go berserk), I would rather take back my reasoning. Happy?
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