What is the Best site for Posting Articles

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I used to post my articles on Ezine Articles, but lately I haven't been getting very many hits from that source. Could you Warriors recommend a Site that would get my articles indexed by the major search engines?
#articles #posting #site
  • Profile picture of the author omrishabbat
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      Originally Posted by omrishabbat View Post

      I would recommend thefreelibrary.com. It has Pagerank 7 and it doesn't takes a lot of time to approve your articles.
      Yes - the index page may have a Pagerank of 7, but the page displaying your article will only have a Pagerank of 0
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    • Profile picture of the author DeborahDera
      What is your experience with review time for thefreelibrary? I just found them and have had an article pending for over a week now. Is it because I'm new there?

      Originally Posted by omrishabbat View Post

      I would recommend thefreelibrary.com. It has Pagerank 7 and it doesn't takes a lot of time to approve your articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author johny06
      Originally Posted by omrishabbat View Post

      I would recommend thefreelibrary.com. It has Pagerank 7 and it doesn't takes a lot of time to approve your articles.
      Thanks for the site
      It i really approve within few time.
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    • Profile picture of the author ruby2011
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  • Profile picture of the author allenjohn
    Hi - They have all taken a big hit in Panda....we are now recommending a different strategy to our members... regards Allen
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    • Profile picture of the author MelJames
      I agree. Article submission isn't as effective as it once was in seo. I think you should discover how social networking sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter can improve your traffic.

      Originally Posted by allenjohn View Post

      Hi - They have all taken a big hit in Panda....we are now recommending a different strategy to our members... regards Allen
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by allenjohn View Post

      Hi - They have all taken a big hit in Panda....we are now recommending a different strategy to our members... regards Allen
      Not "all" of them. Just the ones that neglected to ensure the quality that Google has been telling people to provide for years.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnJD
        Thanks for all the tips and knowledge shared on this amazing thread; and especially to Alexa which seems to be the IM Queen!

        Since I'm just starting this IM journey, I'm still confused about this:

        I already created a site with 3 unique articles and they're already indexed. I was wondering if I submit those articles to hubpages (I know hubpages checks if the article is unique) and goarticles, etc; they can be completely unchanged and still get approved on those article directories, or how this works?

        Thanks again!
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by JohnJD View Post

          Thanks for all the tips and knowledge shared on this amazing thread; and especially to Alexa which seems to be the IM Queen!

          Since I'm just starting this IM journey, I'm still confused about this:

          I already created a site with 3 unique articles and they're already indexed. I was wondering if I submit those articles to hubpages (I know hubpages checks if the article is unique) and goarticles, etc; they can be completely unchanged and still get approved on those article directories, or how this works?

          Thanks again!
          Goarticles should be fine. The only true article directory that demands sole publication rights is Buzzle, which is the main reason I can't tell you much more about it.

          Your best bet is to check the TOS. If they demand previously unpublished, unique content, think long and hard about how valuable a page on that site really is to you.

          Hubpages is really not an "article directory" even though a lot of people try to treat it like one.
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  • Profile picture of the author newmovies
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    Submit your articles to Article Directory | Submit Articles | Search Find Free Content - BuxZer.com
    and Large Articles
    After submitting the article,I found to be visible in search engine within 15 minutes.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    For search engine traffic? Hubpages. I'm getting good traffic even post-panda. I used to get more before though, obviously.
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  • Profile picture of the author mr.gaurabborah
    I am not getting much traffic after panda. I have not submitted any articles to EZA this month. However I am quite busy with my exams. I would surely like to have different strategy.
    Article Dashboard haven't approved my article yet. I submitted it like 20 days back.
    Free Traffic System is working quite well for me. You can try submitting your article there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Poc
    I use guest blogging.

    It works 100 times better. You build relationships with blogger.

    You write more posts for them and build even better relationships.

    Then, they promote your product...

    If you wan to get a guest post published, here is my quick tip that work very well:

    Offer them to put your affiliate link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Backlinksboy
    ArticlesBase.com
    Buzzle.com
    SearchWarp.com
    ArticleAlley.com
    GoArticles.com
    Amazines.com
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Many site's traffic/rank were hit hard by the Panda algorithm update.

      It is also important to clarify WHAT kind of site you are looking to post your content at, because they are different in nature and purpose, and shouldn't be thought of as the "same".

      For example, a site like Ezine Articles is an article directory. Your content is able to achieve syndication there. They don't share revenue from adverts, however, the fundamental idea is that it is suppose to be used as a repository for content....when others find your content, they can use it on their own sites, just so long as they keep your signature line intact.

      On the other side of the coin, you have Web 2.0 rev sharing properties. Both "types" of sites, you can typically derive a great deal of search engine authority (dependent upon WHERE they are in their stage of growth and development). HubPages/eHow/Squidoo are examples of these.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Backlinksboy View Post

      ArticlesBase.com
      Buzzle.com
      SearchWarp.com
      ArticleAlley.com
      GoArticles.com
      Amazines.com
      article base really gets my tick of approval.

      Goarticles, i am amazed we get the results we do with them. I think they are worth a go too.
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  • Profile picture of the author DarkChild
    Great suggestions guys. I'm going to try them ALL out.
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    • Profile picture of the author naruq
      Go Articles. Article Dashboard.Web Pro News.
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      • Profile picture of the author genietoast
        These days I would recommend posting your articles on relevant blogs as guest posts or your own blog. The key is to post them where there are relevant, high-traffic readers and have them linking back to your own site.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Hi Marv,

          Unquestionably
          the best and most important site for posting articles is your own site.

          It really is as simple as that.

          All article directories publish submitted articles on PR-0 pages (so don't take too much notice of people telling you what their page-ranks are: websites, including article directories, don't "have page rank" - only pages have page rank) ... and unless you find a niche-specific article directory, they're non-context-relevant, too.

          Genietoast also makes a very good point, just above, about niche-relevant blogs with existing, targeted traffic.

          Just in case you haven't seen it yet, in this supremely helpful and informative thread, a very large number of successful, experienced, professional article marketers explain in detail their shared reasons for always publishing their articles on their own sites before submitting them to EZA.
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          • Profile picture of the author skibbz
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            Hi Marv,

            Unquestionably
            the best and most important site for posting articles is your own site.

            It really is as simple as that.

            All article directories publish submitted articles on PR-0 pages (so don't take too much notice of people telling you what their page-ranks are: websites, including article directories, don't "have page rank" - only pages have page rank) ... and unless you find a niche-specific article directory, they're non-context-relevant, too.

            Genietoast also makes a very good point, just above, about niche-relevant blogs with existing, targeted traffic.

            Just in case you haven't seen it yet, in this supremely helpful and informative thread, a very large number of successful, experienced, professional article marketers explain in detail their shared reasons for always publishing their articles on their own sites before submitting them to EZA.
            Page Rank is overrated, did you know that a website with a larger page rank than yours can be getting much less traffic?

            Traffic is what really matters in the final analysis
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            • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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              Originally Posted by skibbz View Post

              Page Rank is overrated
              I agree entirely. Very overrated.

              Relevance is far more important to me than page rank.

              Originally Posted by skibbz View Post

              did you know that a website with a larger page rank than yours can be getting much less traffic?
              Clearly ... one only has to look at the way lower-PR pages so often outrank higher-PR pages in Google's SERP's, to see this.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhupindrverma
    all websites are same there is nothing big difference in all article sites but a PR. all sites are usually used by search engine optimizers, genuine people come very rear. if you want something good from you article you have to do seo for your article too..
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by bhupindrverma View Post

      all websites are same there is nothing big difference in all article sites but a PR. all sites are usually used by search engine optimizers, genuine people come very rear. if you want something good from you article you have to do seo for your article too..
      For some writers, it perhaps doesn't really make any difference where articles get posted.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alan Allport
        I've noticed that just about all article directories have taken a hit after Google's Panda/Farmer update beginning in late February.

        To get some traction for the articles you already have posted in article directories it can be a good idea to do some backlinking of these articles.

        Regards

        Alan
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by Alan Allport View Post

          To get some traction for the articles you already have posted in article directories it can be a good idea to do some backlinking of these articles.
          Why would you want to build backlinks to someone else's site rather than to your own, Alan?

          When a potential customer finds one of your articles by putting one of its keywords into Google as his search-terms, do you want him finding the copy of the article in an article in an article directory (where you'll lose most of the traffic to AdSense, other articles and distractions and just "failure to click through") or the copy of the article originally published and indexed on your own site?

          I appreciate that some "article directory marketers" do seem to like building up other people's sites for them, by sending their traffic to article directories, but to "article marketers" who are also using article directories, this question's really a bit of a no-brainer.

          You need to be building those backlinks to your site and NOT to article directories.

          This is perhaps the single biggest determinant, for the "average marketer" of whether or not s/he actually makes a living at all from article marketing. It's no coincidence that very few people who build backlinks to article directories are successful in the long term. Most of the time it's a simple case of the descending ceiling. This really is exactly how the ceiling has descended on so many people, and why for the last year or two (even before this recent Google algorithm change) there've been so many threads here commenting that "article marketing is dead".

          This is the trap into which many people fall. If they have a newish site, their article will of course be on a PR-0 page there. At EZA it'll also be on a PR-0 page (that's how all EZA articles start off), but because EZA's home page has a higher PR, that'll still make the EZA copy rank more easily (fortunately this problem is easily overcome, and people wanting to own their business and promote their own site do need to overcome it!).

          Sadly, because of this, a lot of people decide "EZA's easier to rank than my own site, so I'll send my traffic there instead of to my own site" and they then build backlinks to the EZA copy. EZA must love them. :p

          And once they start doing that, it can only get worse - not better, because the more they do that, the harder it is for them ever to rank their own site (and own their own business, really). The outcome is that instead of getting 100% of "their traffic", they're sending it to EZA and getting back only what's left after the AdSense, other distractions and non-CTR have all taken their toll.

          As explained here, here, here, here, here, here and so on.

          Originally Posted by Alan Allport View Post

          I've noticed that just about all article directories have taken a hit after Google's Panda/Farmer update beginning in late February.
          Yes, indeed.

          And as so many professional articles marketers have been saying here for the last couple of months, that's a good thing for us: it makes it easier for us to rank our own sites well, and not end up with sites which are outranked for their own keywords by article directories!

          Why would we want to undo that benefit by sending our traffic to a directory instead of to ourselves?! :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Yes, post on your OWN site first - Article directory marketing died with the Panda/Google Farmer update and it wasn't the most effective way of marketing in the first place.

    If you are still just posting articles that are keyword optimized to sites like Ezine in hopes of hitting the first page - good luck!

    You may get some success, but you will get far more if you find out where your market frequents online and building relationships - guestblogging, syndicating your articles etc...

    In one sentence:

    "Build your own websites and business and not someone else's!"

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  • Profile picture of the author akhidr
    Hi BigMarv.

    The best website to post articles on? Your own website. Higher quality content, better. More high quality articles on your site, better.

    You can then update your sitemap.xml then submit it to Google Webmaster Tools for quick indexing. You can also contribute useful content to other sites. Your content contributions should act as an excellent preview to the benefits of your onsite articles.

    Include a backlink anchored by a relevant keyword in your content contributions. You can do this on popular social networks, i.e. forums, blog networks and other online communities, with discussion pages contextually relevant to your onsite articles and the keyword anchor used.

    You can then talk to other webmasters and bloggers targeting an audience with needs and problems that can be solved by your onsite content, products, services or affiliate products/services.

    You can offer your articles for publication on their popular, contextually relevant discussion pages, of course with your links. They get high quality content for their website. You get a good portion of their traffic possibly funneled to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author den718
    GoArticles.com gets results.
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    For me, its ArticlesBase.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Wade Watson
    Alexa's wise words support an approach that I've recommended for a couple of years now: Creating and using your own purposeful version of the article site. Simply create a "broad site"-- a blog that loosely applies to a broad niche area (like "luxury travel"). Then regularly add articles containing affiliate links (or backlinks) that fit. Backlink the entries them and watch the site grow and grow. The key is to make the site as big as possible. Google likes content and size. Write about the latest trending topics in the niche and so forth. You might even buy some content at first just to fill it out. Have an autoresponder opt-in on the site. Make money.

    Such sites can also support your smaller product-specific affiliate sites.

    If you've only got a shot at 2 links in a given Google search, you're better off having them at your own site than on an article site where you're competing with 50 other writers for those 2 links.
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  • Profile picture of the author pkwebhost
    Article Base and go articles are also best
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  • Profile picture of the author bnwebm
    Absolutely your own site. Why would you send a freshly written unique article anywhere else first? Google (and any other crawler) drools over fresh content. I can send articles on the same topics every day to any PR-ranked farm but at the end of the day, MY site with the original article is what has me at #1 on the big G. If you don't believe me, test it yourself. It's easy enough to take an article and monitor the ranking related to it.
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    • Profile picture of the author erikscinco
      Originally Posted by bnwebm View Post

      Absolutely your own site. Why would you send a freshly written unique article anywhere else first? Google (and any other crawler) drools over fresh content. I can send articles on the same topics every day to any PR-ranked farm but at the end of the day, MY site with the original article is what has me at #1 on the big G. If you don't believe me, test it yourself. It's easy enough to take an article and monitor the ranking related to it.
      Well said. I use to send all my great content to other sites. I am pounding my site with FAQ's, Articles, etc and I am really picking up traffic. Nice work!
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      • Profile picture of the author fdth
        I've switched over to building my own site with original content instead of feeding the article directories as a priority. Tried spinners. Don't like it.

        Alexa's earlier post helped clarify a few things for me too.

        Good stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author meetmanan
    Hey my friend, i am giving you best of 20 sites :

    1 ezinearticles
    2 buzzle
    3 articlesbase
    4 articledashboard
    5 constant-content
    6 articlealley
    7 ideamarketers
    8 goarticles
    9 articleclick
    10 amazines
    11 isnare
    12 articleblast
    13 businesshighlights.org
    14 articlecounty
    15 articletrader
    16 articlerich
    17 a1articles
    18 afroarticles
    19 easyarticles
    20 worldtech.cc


    top 20 is what i have for making more good quality posts of articles. Some are paid and some are free but some are taking more time for approval and some are straightway approval sites. Enjoy !!!
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      These are predominantly article directories. As I had mentioned above, these are different than Web 2.0 rev share communities. On both, you can essentially publish content, however, it just depends on what your goal is with your content. From both, (typically), you can gain a tremendous amount of search engine authority. Google's panda algo update did serve to make the competition a bit more 'interesting' though.

      Originally Posted by meetmanan View Post

      Hey my friend, i am giving you best of 20 sites :

      1 ezinearticles
      2 buzzle
      3 articlesbase
      4 articledashboard
      5 constant-content
      6 articlealley
      7 ideamarketers
      8 goarticles
      9 articleclick
      10 amazines
      11 isnare
      12 articleblast
      13 businesshighlights.org
      14 articlecounty
      15 articletrader
      16 articlerich
      17 a1articles
      18 afroarticles
      19 easyarticles
      20 worldtech.cc


      top 20 is what i have for making more good quality posts of articles. Some are paid and some are free but some are taking more time for approval and some are straightway approval sites. Enjoy !!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Ashwood
      Many thanks to everybody above.

      This is the stage I'm at now, and I need to spead the word better, particularly as my traffic's still very low.

      One thing I find a little confusing though is, how much do the articles need to differ/be unique for posting to article sites?

      I don't like spinners, but I don't want to be spanked by Google for duplication. Can somebody clarify please?

      Many thanks again.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Alan Ashwood View Post

        how much do the articles need to differ/be unique for posting to article sites?
        That depends on their terms of service, Alan.

        Remember that "article sites" comprise a very different concept and reality from "article directories".

        For article directories (with only one exception, called "Buzzle"), they don't need to differ at all.

        Originally Posted by Alan Ashwood View Post

        I don't want to be spanked by Google for duplication. Can somebody clarify please?
        Duplicate content and syndicated content are two completely different things.

        Like many professional article marketers here, I have some large, four-figure number of articles in article directories (all of them in EZA and most of them, in identical form, in other article directories, too), and all of those were originally published (again, in identical form) on one of my own websites and indexed there before being submitted anywhere else.

        There's an enormous amount of confusion, especially in forums and in article marketing guidebooks, about both the meanings and the significance of terms like "original content", "unique content", "duplicate content", "syndicated content" and so on. A lot of it stems from the widespread belief in the myth of "duplicate content penalties", a term customarily used to describe an utter fabrication which isn't in any meaningful sense a "penalty" and which typically has absolutely nothing to do with "duplicate content" at all.

        For myself, I find it much more helpful to discuss these issues in terms of "previously published content" and "previously unpublished content".

        Unfortunately, two major groups of marketers have very strong incentives in perpetuating and reinforcing these myths at every opportunity. One is people with a financial incentive related to the promotion of "spinning software", "automated mass-submission software" and other tools, to whom it's clearly commercially helpful if people believe that for some reason they "must" somehow edit/amend/alter their content to make it "somewhat unique"; the other group (more honestly motivated but notoriously even more difficult to discuss such issues with) are those with an emotional investment in "what they've always believed to be so" to whom it would sometimes be (perhaps understandably) unpleasant to learn that they've for so long misunderstood the realities of "how it all works".

        In this important and helpful thread you'll find a whole you'll find a whole succession of successful, experienced, professional article marketing experts explaining all their (shared) reasons for publishing all their articles on their own sites in the first instance, before submitting them to any article directories.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alan Ashwood
          [quote=Alexa Smith;3823553]That depends on their terms of service, Alan.

          Remember that "article sites" comprise a very different concept and reality from "article directories".

          Like many professional article marketers here, I have some large, four-figure number of articles in article directories (all of them in EZA and most of them, in identical form, in other article directories, too), and all of those were originally published (again, in identical form) on one of my own websites and indexed there before being submitted anywhere else.

          There's an enormous amount of confusion, especially in forums and in article marketing guidebooks, about both the meanings and the significance of terms like "original content", "unique content", "duplicate content", "syndicated content" and so on. A lot of it stems from the widespread belief in the myth of "duplicate content penalties", a term customarily used to describe an utter fabrication which isn't in any meaningful sense a "penalty" and which typically has absolutely nothing to do with "duplicate content" at all.

          For myself, I find it much more helpful to discuss these issues in terms of "previously published content" and "previously unpublished content".

          Unfortunately, two major groups of marketers have very strong incentives in perpetuating and reinforcing these myths at every opportunity. One is people with a financial incentive related to the promotion of "spinning software", "automated mass-submission software" and other tools, to whom it's clearly commercially helpful if people believe that for some reason they "must" somehow edit/amend/alter their content to make it "somewhat unique"; the other group (more honestly motivated but notoriously even more difficult to discuss such issues with) are those with an emotional investment in "what they've always believed to be so" to whom it would sometimes be (perhaps understandably) unpleasant to learn that they've for so long misunderstood the realities of "how it all works".


          Hi Alexa
          (Had to remove links due to post count)

          Wow, now I AM confused.

          I've seen your posts all over the place and bow to your experience and knowledge, but some of your points went straight over my greying head. My apologies - told you I was still new. Not fresh, just new.

          In simple idiot proof terms:

          1. Can you clarify the difference between duplicate content and syndicated content;
          2. The difference between an article directory and an article site

          3. If - and it's a big if - I've understood correctly - I create unique (not altered PLR) content and post it to my blog, I don't have to change/spin it to publish to either Article Directories or Article Sites.

          4. Is there any reason whatsoever to rewrite/amend/alter/spin original copy to spread it around?

          5. Are spinners a total waste of money, as (I believe) they are a waste of time?

          I'm now thinking of publishing a simple post on this subject to help newbies (and maybe save 'em some money).

          But I think I'd better understand it myself first, don't you?
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    i like hubpages, but i think squidoo is the best,,these two makes the articles seems more professional, well that's what i think......
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  • Profile picture of the author Rumpleteazer
    I think it is better to use a mixture of article directories, web 2.0 sites etc for backlinks. I am still getting my Ezine articles published in 24 hours or less and getting traffic from them. The main purpose though is for backlinks and ranking and search engines. Article Dashboard are very inconsistent with approval - some of mine have been approved within a couple of hours, but many can take weeks (or more!).
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  • Profile picture of the author Shirlyn
    I think you need to search over Google because their are number of sites for posting articles and can help yo to get backlink as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joey Babbs
      It is no question that getting stuff posted on your own site and indexed first is the best thing for long term business, but most people who start article marketing want quick results (income) and that is why many people post to places like ezinearticles and other major sites over and over and over again...these sites sometimes bring 20-50 clicks a day or more as soon as they are accepted and this results in instant money....

      The key is mixing it up and setting a short term and long term goal...if you keep posting articles to the same place you will get no where! you need a wide array of backlinks directly to your site, but if you have an article that seems to bringing in some dough....then backlink to it to...why not?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by freddyfortunes View Post

        It is no question that getting stuff posted on your own site and indexed first is the best thing for long term business
        Exactly so.

        No possible question about that from people who have tried both ways and seen for themselves the difference in results, anyway.

        Originally Posted by freddyfortunes View Post

        if you have an article that seems to bringing in some dough....then backlink to it to...why not?
        No reason at all, as long as it's the copy/version on your own site (which it ought to be).

        If it's the copy/version in an article directory, then for all the reasons explained here, here, here, here, here, here and so on.
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  • try articledashboard, articlesbase, article99, goarticles. they approve and publish your articles very fast.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by waken View Post

      You realise that some of the entries on that list are article directories, and others aren't?

      And that the page ranks shown on it are simply the page ranks of the home pages of the sites concerned, which isn't where articles submitted to them are published at all? :confused:

      Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

      Alexa,

      Do you use article spinning software?

      Why? Why not?
      No, not for a long time now. I gave it up a few months after I started, when I learned and understood why it didn't and can't have any benefits at all for my business, and saw through the often deceptive and almost always inaccurate claims made about it by some of its promoters, which collectively feed the propagation of so many urban myths of internet marketing.
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    Always been a fan of Articlebase and Squidoo for submissions for Trumpia Mobile Marketing
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  • The all say ezinearticles is the best, even after PAnda. I noticed they have become much stricter in accepting articles which must be longer, too, and frankly this is quite annoying.
    In the end, i think if you write really interesting unique content, it will be like a snowball without much writing articles. Not my words, but of those who made nice tutorial websites for instance. The links will come to you naturally after a while on the internet, Twitter, Facebook...
    In conclusion, right now I am not so sure about writing articles anymore.
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      It is annoying that they are "strict"?

      NOT being strict was what caused their traffic to be hit so hard in the first place.

      Originally Posted by Alessandro Brunelli View Post

      The all say ezinearticles is the best, even after PAnda. I noticed they have become much stricter in accepting articles which must be longer, too, and frankly this is quite annoying.
      In the end, i think if you write really interesting unique content, it will be like a snowball without much writing articles. Not my words, but of those who made nice tutorial websites for instance. The links will come to you naturally after a while on the internet, Twitter, Facebook...
      In conclusion, right now I am not so sure about writing articles anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
    1 400-word Article + The Best Spinner + Article Marketing Robot!!

    good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Alan Ashwood View Post

      I'm now thinking of publishing a simple post on this subject to help newbies (and maybe save 'em some money).
      Such threads, however well intentioned, actually tend not to do anyone any favours, Alan. People with a financial or emotional interest in promoting spinning software tend (perhaps understandably) to defend their position vociferously, they end in arguments, and are simply confusing to members without enough experience and judgement to know who's giving accurate answers and who's regurgitating the urban myths of internet marketing, in which they may have either a commercial or an emotional investment.

      All these questions are already answered hundreds of times in other article marketing threads, and a new thread for them won't be any different. Apologies - really - for sounding like I'm giving the cold shoulder to an obviously totally well-intentioned and understandable idea.

      I'll happily answer your questions above briefly, though ...

      Originally Posted by Alan Ashwood View Post

      In simple idiot proof terms:

      1. Can you clarify the difference between duplicate content and syndicated content;
      Duplicate content is multiple copies of the same text within one website, and if Google determines that it's been put there in order to "game" their search engine (as they put it), they may penalise that website with regard to their SERP's database.

      There's no penalty for "syndicated content" at all (as is obvious from looking at all the authority news sites who syndicate content from Reuters and Associated Press, and a thousand other examples), and indeed "article syndication" is itself a hugely successful business model for many of us here.

      This thread explains the difference pretty clearly. (Yes, it has its share of nonsense in it, as well. They all do. One doesn't need to be Einstein to identify it, though, in this case.)

      Originally Posted by Alan Ashwood View Post

      2. The difference between an article directory and an article site
      An "article directory" is a depository of online content which is freely available (within the TOS of each directory, of course) to be syndicated by webmasters and ezine/newsletter compilers. That's what article directories are there for, and that's the purpose they serve. They're for syndicators, and for authors wanting their work to be syndicated.

      They're also sometimes used by some "article directory marketers" as an attempted way of getting backlinks and traffic. This was never their original intention, and for most people - especially these days - it isn't a viable business model anyway, partly because their backlinks are non-context-relevant, PR-0 ones (and one would typically need 50,000 - 100,000 of them to confer the link-juice equivalent to one backlink from a relevant authority-site), and for some other reasons, too.

      "Ezine Articles" was originally called that because it contains "articles for ezines". In other words, if you're sending out an ezine, you can take content for it from EZA (as long as you include the author's resource box, and so on). Actually "Website Articles" would be a better name for it, but you can hardly expect them to change their name just because these days there are more website-owning content-syndicators than ezine-owning syndicators.

      An "article site" is just "a site to which you can submit articles". It's a far broader, vaguer term. Some are sites where the articles are for sale. Some are places where they're published because the companies that own the sites share the AdSense income with the authors. All sorts of different business models involved, but not "depositories of freely available content for syndication". Some people - for reasons best known to themselves - even call HubPages and Squidoo "article sites" although that's obviously not how they describe themselves.

      Originally Posted by Alan Ashwood View Post

      3. If - and it's a big if - I create unique (not altered PLR) content and post it to my blog, I don't have to change/spin it to publish to either Article Directories or Article Sites.
      You most certainly don't for any article directories (apart from "Buzzle"). For "article sites", it's up to them: you have to read their terms of service; there isn't a "short, simple answer" to that question, because "article sites" is such a weird term and needs to be defined every time it's used.

      Originally Posted by Alan Ashwood View Post

      4. Is there any reason whatsoever to rewrite/amend/alter/spin original copy to spread it around?
      For me (and for many others here) absolutely none at all.

      Originally Posted by Alan Ashwood View Post

      5. Are spinners a total waste of money, as (I believe) they are a waste of time?
      For me, yes, absolutely. They're actually worse than a waste of time and money. I think they're very damaging indeed, collectively, to the entire "internet marketing industry".

      I also agree totally with the view expressed by Paul Myers in this post.

      Seriously, Alan, when you have time (or when you can make time), you can do a lot worse than read all the incidental conversations in this thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...eza-first.html . There'll be very, very few basic questions you can have about article marketing (and especially about article directories) which aren't answered in there.

      As explained here in many other threads, in reality, it seems to me (opinion only, here, but it's well observed opinion and shared by many) that most people who fail at "article marketing" tend to fail in more or less the same way, and it's a way broadly characterised by ...

      (i) depending on article directories for traffic and backlinks;

      (ii) using "spinning" and/or "mass-submission" software;

      (iii) using a "rinse and repeat" model of "article directory marketing";

      (iv) writing/submitting large numbers of shorter articles which are sometimes "salesy" in tone and have a prominent "call to action" in the resource box.

      You can be almost certain, every single time you see one of the ever-increasing threads we have here with titles like "Article Marketing Doesn't Work Any More" or "I'm Not Sure About Article Marketing Any More", that the person starting it off has been doing at least three of the four things mentioned above.

      In contrast, most people who succeed at article marketing succeed in their own slightly different ways, a little harder to describe succinctly, but often (I don't say "always", of course) characterised by ...

      (a) avoiding all the above (for example, writing much longer articles without an obviously sales-motivated call to action in the resource box, etc. etc.);

      (b) involving article syndication in their business model;

      (c) building an asset-based business which produces gradually increasing residual income from work already done.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lee Murray
        Alexa, let me guess. You wanted to be a teacher when you grew up!

        Your insights are profound and they're literally changing the way I think about marketing, but I have one question...

        With your thousands of 1000+ word forum posts, are you actually getting any freakin' work done? :confused:

        By the way, it seems like article directory marketing may still be relatively viable if you submitted like 5 or 10 articles every day and directed your click-throughs to a squeeze page. But then I guess that articles on your own site could accomplish the exact same thing.
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        • Profile picture of the author bnwebm
          Probably when the rest of us are sleeping. Time difference.

          Originally Posted by Lee Murray View Post

          Alexa, let me guess. You wanted to be a teacher when you grew up!

          Your insights are profound and they're literally changing the way I think about marketing, but I have one question...

          With your thousands of 1000+ word forum posts, are you actually getting any freakin' work done? :confused:
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Originally Posted by bnwebm View Post

            Time difference.
            Indeed ... I'm in the UK, and rarely online here until the afternoon (our time).
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            • Profile picture of the author Lee Murray
              Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

              Indeed ... I'm in the UK, and rarely online here until the afternoon (our time).
              I thought I detected an accent! :p
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      • Profile picture of the author davidstar
        You want to go for high ranking article directories. You can try Best Article Directory|Online Article Directory|Submit Article Directory | Free article publishing for websites and ezines! because you just need to write 150 words only and the approval is almost immediate. Currently ranking No 1 for Online Article Directory.
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      • Profile picture of the author moseleyw1111
        The one and only site I use to post Articles is ezinearticles.com
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          • Profile picture of the author myob
            The only article directory I post to anymore is ezine articles, for syndication. The other 25,000 or so outlets are syndicated context-relevant websites, blogs, targeted ezine publishers, and offline outlets such as magazines, trade journals, professional newsletters, newspapers, and the odd press release. This self-syndicated network drives highly convertable traffic nearly independently of the search engines. None of my websites have ever gotten any real Google love, but they all rank high in the hearts and minds of my targeted audience.
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      • Profile picture of the author galore7
        How much of a hit do these article directories take whenever Google comes up with an algorithm update? Just wanna get a feel before I dive into article marketing.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by galore7 View Post

          How much of a hit do these article directories take whenever Google comes up with an algorithm update?
          Their SEO potential (which was never very good anyway) was absolutely massacred throughout 2011 by all the Panda updates.

          To article marketers, that was actually a good thing, not a bad thing. We're not using them for SEO, and what happened actually made it easier and better to use them for our intended purpose.

          Originally Posted by galore7 View Post

          Just wanna get a feel before I dive into article marketing.
          Please don't take this the wrong way: absolutely no impoliteness intended at all, but if you're looking at article directories for their backlinking/SEO potential, you have a lot to learn before thinking about trying article marketing.

          That has never been part of the purpose or function of an article directory, and these days if you try to use them in that way, you're far more likely to damage your website than help it. On the other hand, if you use them correctly and for their intended purpose (which is now the only one they can fulfil, anyway), they can be hugely beneficial and help you in the long term to attract floods of highly targeted traffic without SEO being involved at all. This thread will be a good starting-point for you: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

          If you're thinking of "diving into article marketing", understanding what an article directory is, and how they work, is perhaps the bare minimum you need to appreciate before starting. There are many other threads here which might help you, and some of them are listed in the post I've linked to just above. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alan Ashwood
    Thanks Alexa, in one post you have clarified many of my confusions.

    While I can see that there are conflicting opinions about this, I'm inclined to go with e the more experienced opinions, such as yourself and Paul Myers, that the spinners are a ploy to make money on unnecessary products. After all, one of the reasons for being involved in WF is to get the views from people with experience, people who, like yourself, are making a living out of these methods, and are kind enough to share with others.

    I had already visited some of the other threads prior to my post, but I found them full of mixed messages, and a lot of technicalities that left me scratching my head.

    I think you may have misconstrued my remark about writing a post. It was a retrospective idea, based on the information I was getting here at WF. The thought process was simply that many of my readers don't visit WF, and I could perhaps do the a service by forwarding the advice in a blog post, so that they can make an informed opinion. I don't mind that it may be contraversial, as it may stimultae some discussion.

    I can't really see the harm in 'mass submission' resources though, as they surely allow one to put the article out to as many places as possible quickly. I've never used one myself.

    Perhaps you have a reason for dismissing this too?

    If I can just get my thinking cap on, I'd like to try guest posting. The trouble is, whenever I get what I believe is a good idea for a worthwhile post, I want to publish it in my own blog!

    Again, many thanks for your considerable help.
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  • Profile picture of the author arttse
    This is my approach.

    1. Write a high quality, original article, and put it on your site. alternatively, pay good money and outsource it.

    2. Write a unique article (based on the original) and get it syndicated to article directories and blog networks.

    3. Use the unique article and turn it into a video. Submit that to video sites.

    4. Use the unique article and turn it into a power point presentation and a pdf file and and submit that to document sharing sites.

    5. Use the unique article and change it into a press release (it will need to be modified to sound newsworthy ofcourse).

    All the above can be done with a ONE original article.
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      Thanks for all the tips and resources! I'm definitely looking for alternatives, and I'll diversify where I publish my stuff (have started already, but will accelerate my efforts).

      I also second some of the above-mentioned sites (goarticles, articlesbase, especially, plus some of the other formats). They also do well in the search engines, better than EZA actually...

      One advantage of EZA is that you get quite a bit of information, i.e., clickthrough rates etc.,though I suppose you can get some of that info with analytics maybe...

      I will still publish there, but not nearly as much, and I'll publish a LOT more elsewhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
      Originally Posted by arttse View Post

      This is my approach.

      1. Write a high quality, original article, and put it on your site. alternatively, pay good money and outsource it.

      2. Write a unique article (based on the original) and get it syndicated to article directories and blog networks.

      3. Use the unique article and turn it into a video. Submit that to video sites.

      4. Use the unique article and turn it into a power point presentation and a pdf file and and submit that to document sharing sites.

      5. Use the unique article and change it into a press release (it will need to be modified to sound newsworthy ofcourse).

      All the above can be done with a ONE original article.
      The step about turning it into a video is the one that I always have trouble with. I've been thinking that Youtube could be a wonderful way to get some more backlinks and traffic but how do you suggest making videos from articles? Just a text and picture slideshow with some music or should I buy a microphone and add speech to it? What is a good program for making videos easily for this purpose?
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  • Profile picture of the author omk
    GoArticles is pretty good too.
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  • Profile picture of the author samjaynz
    You're gonna hate me for saying this, but the best site to post your articles on is your own.

    Pick a good domain, set up a simple Wordpress site, build quality content and you will be able to outrank Ezinearticles etc.

    My source? Learning from my own mistakes. I had a $100+ a day 'business' (bum marketing) wiped out overnight after the Panda update. Don't be as silly as I was.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sonny1977
    I got to say that google doesn't seem to appreciate any article websites too much any more.. and no wonder, zillions of articles that promise you the sky and the moon when in fact they are nothing more than pointless blabber.. trying to sell you some crappy a** product
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Sonny1977 View Post

      I got to say that google doesn't seem to appreciate any article websites too much any more
      It likes my sites: it's only article directories that it doesn't like ... for exactly the reason you suggest, I think.

      Not that article directory backlinks were really worth anything - comparatively speaking - even before Google's famous "Panda update".

      This is yet another reason (as if one were needed) why the best, most important and most urgent site for posting articles has always been, and will always be, your own site.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonbuzz
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    I was also looking for a list like this thanks for sharing it..
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Alan Ashwood View Post

      I can't really see the harm in 'mass submission' resources though, as they surely allow one to put the article out to as many places as possible quickly. I've never used one myself.

      Perhaps you have a reason for dismissing this too?
      Alan, I'm obviously not Alexa, but here's my take on it.

      I've tried mass submissions (submit your article to thusands of sites with the push of a button), and the results didn't justify the effort for me.

      Yes, the software reported that the article was indeed posted, but I wasn't going to spend the hours visiting each and verifying. So I waited awhile to let the spiders do their work, then searched for a unique bit if text inserted for the purpose. Results? Of the "thousands" of sites submitted to, a dozen or so links.

      A search for the article by keywords yielded zip, zilch, nada in the first 100 results (ten pages - nine more than most people will dig through for the term in question).

      Building your own list of sites willing to syndicate your content yields far better results in terms of both link juice and targeted traffic. The only downside to building such a list is that it takes two four-letter words - time and work...

      Originally Posted by Sonny1977 View Post

      I got to say that google doesn't seem to appreciate any article websites too much any more.. and no wonder, zillions of articles that promise you the sky and the moon when in fact they are nothing more than pointless blabber.. trying to sell you some crappy a** product
      Sonny, I have an article site that hasn't been updated in almost two years now. The articles are all hand-picked. Some I wrote and some are syndicated.

      Since Panda, my traffic is up ~18%, and the traffic from
      Google in isolation is up almost 50%.
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        ...Building your own list of sites willing to syndicate your content yields far better results in terms of both link juice and targeted traffic. ...
        These are by far the best sites for posting articles. You will be amazed and astounded by the response.
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  • Profile picture of the author megalinktraffic
    you can post it in the directories like megalinktraffic where you can add more details on the articles in the categorically fashion and start attracting more page views as well as get indexed in the big Engines naturally and within a week you will be amazed on the response...
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Okay - now that you have all the info on places to post your articles.........I have a question.

    If you are posting your articles on a submission site or more than one already - is it maybe your articles themselves that are failing to bring you in any traffic?

    I see so many writers that are just too interested in writing for search engines. You are writing for people. If they aren't interested in what you are writing, you aren't going to get traffic from an article no matter where the heck you post it. You can post to a billion or two submission sites (yeah, I know there aren't that many) and if the articles suck - nobody is going to use it to post on their own site. And that's the crux, too -
    You don't want the backlinks all from submission sites, you want people browsing for content for their OWN sites to pick up that article and run with it. If the article is low quality......it ain't gonna happen.

    Whenever there is a question about articles not getting traffic to a site -- the first issue you need to confront is the quality of your article. The article shouldn't be a sales article -- but it HAS to be written on selling people on the value of your information and your expertise. Once you have that issue under control, you can post that article just about anywhere people will see it and it will draw traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author flexnds
    Article marketing sucks.. Maybe it works on some gargantuan scale, but even then, all of that content you are giving out you could have made serious money on just by monetizing with adsense. That is my problem with article marketing.

    Article marketing has self promotion written all over it. Guest blogging and relevant forum posting are all I do right now and they are working great.

    For guest blogging, all you have to do is track down some blogs that are even remotely related to you niche and ask to guest post. You can even take the guess work out of it by using g**gle footprints like this

    "guest post" keyword

    Be creative, and you will find good blogs to guest post on. They need high quality content and you need links. There is always a deal to be had....
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  • Profile picture of the author PromoDirect
    Check the website directorycritic.com. You will find here a huge list of article dir. & other directories too. You can also customize the list according to PR, FREE & Paid etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author topgear2
    Originally Posted by BigMarv View Post

    I used to post my articles on Ezine Articles, but lately I haven't been getting very many hits from that source. Could you Warriors recommend a Site that would get my articles indexed by the major search engines?
    Don't aspect much traffic from such site becoze they are mainly for link building due to their high pr and status..
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by topgear2 View Post

      they are mainly for link building due to their high pr and status..
      Have you ever checked the page-rank of one of your articles there?

      You may be in for a surprise: they're PR-0, just like mine are.

      Nobody's submitting to EZA for their "page rank".

      You're thinking of the PR of their home page, but your articles aren't published on their home page. Websites don't "have page rank". Only pages have page rank. No hostility intended at all, but you're propagating and perpetuating misinformation, here; you really are. Both your "facts" and your conclusion are entirely mistaken.
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  • Profile picture of the author franzmark2011
    There are actually many sites for posting articles but for me still Ezine is the best. I really like the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author NestZone
    Create a blog section on your website, and you will be surprise how much traffic it pulls.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    I guess you have a little issue with your content and keywords that is why you don't get great hits at ezine. Ezine is one of the great site to submit/post articles. Articlebase is also best for submitting articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author davidstar
      What is PR ? Who is giving the rating? Google right?

      EZ has hit hard and it was confirmed by the owner.

      You will noticed when a particular site is saturation. There loss it pant. So you cannot put all the eggs into a single basket. Spread your links and not only on article marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author dcrdomains
    Building your own list of sites willing to syndicate your content yields far better results in terms of both link juice and targeted traffic. The only downside to building such a list is that it takes two four-letter words - time and work...
    I agree, but I'm curious do you have a bunch of general sites or do you create new sites every time you move into a new niche? If they are general sites then they aren't relevant, but if you make new sites for every niche that seems like a ton of work! =)
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by dcrdomains View Post

      I agree, but I'm curious do you have a bunch of general sites or do you create new sites every time you move into a new niche? If they are general sites then they aren't relevant, but if you make new sites for every niche that seems like a ton of work! =)
      It is indeed a ton of work - at first. For example, if everyday you get at least 5 new sites to syndicate your articles, after 14 years you will have over 25,000 syndicated outlets. It can be done, because this is what I have done, and continue to do. These syndicated outlets are spread out over several dozen very highly competitive niches. Every article generates massive targeted traffic which is highly convertable to sales.
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      • Profile picture of the author dcrdomains
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        It is indeed a ton of work - at first. For example, if everyday you get at least 5 new sites to syndicate your articles, after 14 years you will have over 25,000 syndicated outlets. It can be done, because this is what I have done, and continue to do. These syndicated outlets are spread out over several dozen very highly competitive niches. Every article generates massive targeted traffic which is highly convertable to sales.
        lol, I was thinking he meant CREATE your own sites to get the articles syndicated. =) But from your answer I'm thinking you both meant to FIND site owners willing to use your articles. Sort of like guest blogging right?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Barker
    Originally Posted by BigMarv View Post

    I used to post my articles on Ezine Articles, but lately I haven't been getting very many hits from that source. Could you Warriors recommend a Site that would get my articles indexed by the major search engines?
    I have used and continue to use

    Benefits of becoming a VIP Author on EvanCarmichael.com

    If you become a VIP author, you have the option of getting your posts and articles indexed fairly quickly.

    The traffic is pretty good also.

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    There are many sites that you can submit your article. Like for example articlebase and articlealley. But for me the best to get traffic for your articles is by blogging. You can easily get traffic in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Ezinearticles is pretty recommended, there are also Goarticles and articlesbase, the search engins do love article directories as it requires more work than say blog commenting
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by dagaul101 View Post

      the search engins do love article directories as it requires more work than say blog commenting
      On the contrary: search engines haven't really liked article directories very much for a few years, now, and are steadily continuing to devalue them further and further all the time (most notably with Google's recent major algorithm changes); it requires far less work than blog commenting, which is extremely laborious; and in any case "how long something takes to do" has absolutely nothing at all to do with its link-juice value.

      Blog commenting on context-relevant sites has incomparably more value than the non-context-relevant, PR-0 backlinks you can get from an article directory. The scale of the discrepancy between their values is breathtaking.

      Sorry to go on about it, guys, but rarely, if ever, has there been quite so much misguided misinformation and factually incorrect nonsense as there is scattered about in one single thread, here. :p :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by dcrdomains View Post

        lol, I was thinking he meant CREATE your own sites to get the articles syndicated. =) But from your answer I'm thinking you both meant to FIND site owners willing to use your articles. Sort of like guest blogging right?
        Perhaps I did not get precisely what he meant, nonetheless it's also a very good idea to build niche websites. So, it is important to not only find site owners willing to use your articles, but also have effective conversion sites in place to process the resulting directed traffic. Guest blogging is certainly one method, but ideally find context-relevant sites/blogs that rank high in the SERPS to regularly syndicate your articles.

        As Alexa has so often stated, article directories themselves very seldom provide any value for significant traffic or backlinks. The 25,000+ sites in my syndicated network are comprised almost entirely of authoritative, targeted, and context-relevant outlets that also rank in the top 1-3 in the SERPs for my keywords. Other contributing traffic sources are targeted niche ezine publishers and even offline publications such as magazines, trade journals, newspapers, etc.

        Using this very powerful article syndication model, it does not take very many articles at all to compete head to head against the heavy hitters in any hotly competitive niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author katywalton
    According to my choice article base.com is the best site for article posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    goarticles and ezines have been bringing results for me
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  • Profile picture of the author dcrdomains
    On the contrary: search engines haven't really liked article directories very much for a few years, now, and are steadily continuing to devalue them further and further all the time (most notably with Google's recent major algorithm changes); it requires far less work than blog commenting, which is extremely laborious; and in any case "how long something takes to do" has absolutely nothing at all to do with its link-juice value.
    @Alexa
    So do you still think article syndication is a good idea and does it still work?
    Also, where would you recommend someone send his articles in order to syndicate them in the best possible manner?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by dcrdomains View Post

      @Alexa
      So do you still think article syndication is a good idea and does it still work?
      Yes; it's how many of us, here, are making our livings and building our businesses.

      Originally Posted by dcrdomains View Post

      Also, where would you recommend someone send his articles in order to syndicate them in the best possible manner?
      Four suggestions:-

      (i) Seek out actively the owners/webmasters of sites relevant to the niche who might want content (using "blog searches", being inventive with Google, and so on) and contact them, offering them a "content for links" deal;

      (ii) Follow up assiduously anyone who's previously syndicated any article of yours from an article directory offering them further content (this should have a very high success-rate);

      (iii) Approach relevant ezine publishers, who are always looking for content (outstanding way of getting high quality articles in front of well targeted traffic, and that combination adds up to "money") ... the "directory of ezines" is very useful, but not free. Getting your articles in appropriate ezines does little/nothing for your SEO of course, but who cares, if it directly produces targeted customers? Some people make a very good living from this alone, without caring about the SEO/rankings of any of their sites at all, and without their businesses being in any way dependent on Google.

      (iv) Submit all your articles (after publishing them on your own sites and having them indexed there, obviously) to the places where webmasters go in search of freely available content for their sites ... also known as "article directories". I've done far, far better, in this regard, using EZA than using any other directory (but I know there are Warriors who've had some syndication from GoArticles and ArticlesBase, too - and I do still use those as well, though they haven't been nearly so useful to me as EZA has).

      The three non-ezine (I don't mean "non-EZA", I mean literally "non-ezine") methods mentioned above can be brilliant for SEO, in that they get your backlinks on some decent, relevant sites ... and once that starts happening, you really see "article directory backlinks" for what they are! :p

      But most importantly of all, of course, your articles have to be written for syndication, otherwise none of it will happen at all.
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    i like hubpages and ezine..
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  • Profile picture of the author shantiz
    Articlesbase.com works pretty nice, if you put up articles on a regular business day usually takes like 2-3 hrs max to approve on a fresh account. Then once you get to a certain amount, they go live on auto pilot. GL
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    • Profile picture of the author dcrdomains
      Thank you Alexa. Those are very good ideas and I am going to put it into action today! I have an article I was going to submit to EZA, but now I'll publish it first, then submit it with a unique phrase so I can track where it shows up and contact those owners. =)
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by dcrdomains View Post

        I have an article I was going to submit to EZA, but now I'll publish it first
        Good move: this has a long-term, cumulatively beneficial effect on your own site's SEO, for all the reason explained in detail by so many successful article marketers in this fine thread. There's just no relative upside from giving an article directory the initial indexation-rights to your work.

        Originally Posted by dcrdomains View Post

        then submit it with a unique phrase so I can track where it shows up and contact those owners. =)
        Exactly so ... even varying the punctuation is good enough for monitoring that; and nobody notices a semi-colon out of place.
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  • Profile picture of the author brunom
    It's now much harder to get good results will articles, but here:

    ArticlesBase.com
    Buzzle.com
    SearchWarp.com
    ArticleAlley.com
    GoArticles.com
    Amazines.com
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  • Profile picture of the author lamavridis
    I have to agree with guest posting and blogging as a means of driving traffic to your site. I use Ezine, GoArticles, HubPages and Squidoo as a means of article marketing sites but do not get as much exposure as I do with the few guest posts I have recently done.

    If you want, check out where your competition is getting there traffic from and seek out those sites to guest post on. Look at the sites that have the higher page rank and ask to write for them to get better quality traffic to improve your rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author missmystery
    I'm a bit gutted with this panda thing, as I got all hyped in organising article sites to start manually submitting to.

    IM just keeps getting harder and harder >_<
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by missmystery View Post

      I'm a bit gutted with this panda thing, as I got all hyped in organising article sites to start manually submitting to.

      IM just keeps getting harder and harder >_<
      The sites that were hit the hardest were the ones that had little to no adherence to any semblance of a quality control process. Likewise, their traffic was impacted enormously. This is why HubPages saw a 50% decline in its traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author missmystery
        Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

        The sites that were hit the hardest were the ones that had little to no adherence to any semblance of a quality control process. Likewise, their traffic was impacted enormously. This is why HubPages saw a 50% decline in its traffic.
        I don't like hub pages, I had 3 or 4 quality unique hubs and they all got deleted because I didn't log in for ages..
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  • Profile picture of the author Murlu
    Aim for Web 2.0 sites and make each piece of content your personal asset.

    What I mean is that rather than trying to post thousands of articles aim to create a dozen of highly valuable pieces. Work your butt off creating a very informative article that is going to be referenced by many people than ones that make a short splash in the search engine results.
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    • Profile picture of the author Boricua
      I used to post my articles on Ezine Articles, but lately I haven't been getting very many hits from that source. Could you Warriors recommend a Site that would get my articles indexed by the major search engines?
      Here is a quick one and a powerful one that does the job: alexa.com

      Article Marketing and the Google Adsense program, they've two big similarities. Kind of funny and I smile now a bit more as people eventually understand the reality. Submitting article to directories works for indexing your articles, getting a lot of traffic to your websites and getting top Google, Yahoo, MSN rankings. The reality of course, you've to be more consistent with article marketing to achieve the results people use to achieve in 2005 and earlier years.

      A trend in a lot of my subscribers is that they ask me for the articles we create so they can post the articles first at their website sub-pages and 2-3 days later, they give us the go to publish and submit their articles to all the networks in their campaign. I don't do this personally, I like exclusivity, but Google still loves it.

      Great shares of opinions here. Somehow I continue to smile and assimilate article marketing and Google Adsense program in this and a lot of other forums a lot; "Google Adsense is dead", "The Death of Google Adsense", "Article Marketing is Dead", heck, everything content is dead. I just know, someone doing article marketing has to work a bit harder to actually get the results achieved back in 2004, 2005 and so on. Back in those years it was enough to get top rankings in Google for competitive keywords with ezinearticles and the old articlemarketer.com network, now I use a mix of networks and .edu/.gov and is usually enough with 4+ month old or older domain names.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeavery10
    There is many article directory which are free. Few of them are very popular and most effective they are,
    * Squidoo.com
    * ArticlesBase.com
    * Hubpages.com
    * Goarticles.com
    * EzineArticles.com
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  • Profile picture of the author wealthboosters
    Ezine and Buzzle are good fellows. Though, they can be strict atimes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by wealthboosters View Post

      Ezine and Buzzle are good fellows.
      Terribly out of date, I'm afraid: Buzzle, for the last year or so, hasn't been an article directory, nor a site for posting articles to, within the context of this thread at all.

      They changed their business model completely after the first of the 2011 Panda updates.

      They no longer allow any external links at all, not even in a "resource-box", so their site has no possible benefit for, or use by, an article marketer at all.

      These threads about "posting articles" can go on and on for ever, but half the "information" offered in them always needs to be corrected ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanya E
    Very good information given by Alexa above.If you're diving into something that is new to you, look before you dive!

    Search for your keywords and related keywords at random and if you see any article directories appear in the first 2-3 pages of search results those sites could be considered good.
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