What are your top 10 article Directories?

by jbaran
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What are your top 10 article directories? I know Ezinearticles.com will be everyone's top choice, what others do you recommend? I ask because I am beginning an extensive article submission campaign.

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  • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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    Read this thread. It should help you.

    There are plenty of others if you use the search facility at the top of the page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
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    • Profile picture of the author dean fergusson
      hi,
      the list provided by "Randall Magwood" is excellent .i am also using these article directories to publish my article regarding internet marketing strategies and tactics.
      thanks again for sharing .
      Dean
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    • Profile picture of the author stevebent
      Doesn't it depend on what you're aiming for, and what directory would backlink best?
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    • Profile picture of the author HeatherH
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      1) Ezinearticles
      2) Goarticles
      3) Articlesbase
      4) Articledashboard
      5) Ideamarketers
      6) SearchWarp
      7) Article City
      8) Article Stars
      9) iSnare
      10) Amazines
      This is pretty much my answer
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  • Profile picture of the author robertpattirson
    Here is a list of some Top High value Article Directories sites which i am using for my article submission -
    1. Goarticles
    2. Articledashboard
    3. Buzzle
    4. Articlecity
    5. IdeaMarketeres
    6. ArticleAlley
    7. ArticleGold
    8. Amazines
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      No article marketer who understands how article directories work submits to more than Ezine Articles and a maximum of a couple of others.

      Anything more than that is based on a misunderstanding about what benefits it's possible to get from article directory submission (typically, it's based on the misunderstanding that you can gain either potential customers/subscribers or SEO rankings by using multiple article directories - neither is true).

      The reality is here: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

      And here: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...marketing.html

      There's a huge difference between "article marketing" and "article directory marketing". The days of multiple article directory submission are long gone (and no: it wasn't all the Panda updates of 2011 that finished that off - it happened well before those - they were only the last nail in the coffin-lid of article directory marketing).

      By the way "Buzzle" isn't even an article directory any more. It changed its business model about a year and a half ago. No external links are allowed there, not even in a resource box, so that one has no possible use for article marketing.

      There's also other out-of-date "information" above, including other sites which are not article directories.

      Be careful
      whose advice you take, on this subject. Google has announced openly that they will penalize sites for mass article directory submission, and large numbers of Warriors have already experienced that.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Have to agree with Alexa 100%

    There are lots of things yoy can do with articles to create maximum milage out of them anyway.

    Posting them at your own blog or website first is always a good idea.

    You can bundle them together and create a free report out of them by making them understandable first of course and not just a list of articles pasted into a PDF file.

    Re-create that content into videos if your article contains step by step instructions on how to master a certain skill for example.

    Used as auto-responder content to give to your subscribers as long as it is good quality and not some below par PLR of course.

    That is not to say all PLR is below par as some of it can be very useful and is of good quality of course.

    Hope this extra post helps and take Alexa Smith's advice also you will not regret it when it comes to article marketing etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author chiwawa
    Well i would say Ezinearticles, Goarticles, webpronews, SearchWarps, Articledashboards, Amazines, Isnare, Buzzle and Ideamarketers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by chiwawa View Post

      Well i would say Ezinearticles, Goarticles, webpronews, SearchWarps, Articledashboards, Amazines, Isnare, Buzzle and Ideamarketers.
      Then you'd be wrong.

      Fact - not opinion. For a start, some of those are not even article directories at all.

      Just a suggestion, Chiwawa, but sometimes it helps to read threads before you reply to them. Part of the misinformation you offered (i.e. relating to "Buzzle") has already been mistakenly offered, and corrected, above.

      If you want to learn something about this subject, this thread's a good starting-place for understanding what article directories are, and what purpose they serve: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephenbolt
    This list will be very helpful for the development of your blog/website. So start submission of articles to top level directories which I have listed below to get strong backlinks and good traffic to your blog/website.

    Squidoo.com
    Helium
    ArticleCity
    Buzzle
    ArticleDashBoard
    ArticleSnatch
    A1Articles
    IdeaMarketers
    GoArticles
    ArticleMarketer
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Stephenbolt View Post

      start submission of articles to top level directories which I have listed below
      But listed incorrectly, I'm afraid, Stephen. Some of those are not even article directories at all!

      Just a suggestion, but sometimes it helps to read threads before you reply to them. Part of the misinformation you offered (i.e. relating to "Buzzle") has already been mistakenly offered, and corrected, above. Repeatedly.

      Originally Posted by Stephenbolt View Post

      to get strong backlinks and good traffic to your blog/website.
      Stephen, no article marketer, for all the reason explained in such detail in this thread, wants to get his potential customer traffic coming to his site from an article directory. Those aren't the people for whom article directory articles are submitted at all.

      And article directory backlinks are close-to-worthless (regardless of the PR of the article directory's own home page, because our articles are not published on their own home pages. That's also not the purpose of using article directories! There are literally hundreds of WF threads clarifying this.

      Stephen, if you want to learn something about this subject, rather than repeating already-corrected misinformation, then this thread's a good starting-place for understanding what article directories are, and what purpose they serve: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

      Please excuse my sounding so churlish, but it's nearly an afternoon's work, here, just correcting factual misinformation.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    Are there really 10 article directories left which are worthwhile?

    Aren't squidoo, hubs, PRs, blogs, and just 2-3 quality directories enough for article marketing?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by WeavingThoughts View Post

      Are there really 10 article directories left which are worthwhile?
      There aren't, as it happens, but this isn't really the point.

      • The point is that there's no value in submitting to more than Ezine Articles and maybe one other if you want a belt-and-braces approach (maybe GoArticles or ArticlesBase? I've used both, but without benefit from either)
      • The point is that article directories exist solely as a depository of content available for syndcation, and publishers (of relevant ezines, relevant newsletters, relevant websites, relevant blogs and relevant whatever else) who are seeking content to syndicate go to Ezine Articles first because of their perception that it's well-established and (comparatively) authoritative and has (slightly) higher quality control (or at least "an editorial process") than other directories
      • The point is that the relevance of the site (not the page!) to your site is mostly what determines whether the backlink is worth anything to you
      • The point is that there's nothing to gain by submitting to article directories "for the backlink" (the Panda updates made sure of that, although even before that, there was very little value)
      • The point is that Google has now announced openly that, following the "Penguin update", they will penalize sites for overoptimization if they suspect mass article directory submission, and some Warriors have already experienced this, and been told openly by Google that that was the reason
      • The point is that for all the reasons explained in this post, no successful article marketer would want to get potential customer traffic going from an article directory to their own site (we all lose most of that traffic, and it's entirely unneccesary to do so)

      Originally Posted by WeavingThoughts View Post

      Aren't squidoo, hubs, PRs, blogs, and just 2-3 quality directories enough for article marketing?
      No, not at all.

      Squidoo and HubPages aren't article directories at all, and their content can't be syndicated, and syndicated content can't even be published there. Some people apparently believe that they're still worth using "for their backlinks", but anyone actually making a living from article marketing will tell you the opposite.

      PR has very, very little to do with it.

      Articles submitted to web 2.0 sites and article directories are published on PR-0 pages. The PR of those websites' own home pages doesn't help, because articles aren't published on those pages.

      You can use a Squidoo lens and get it up to PR-3 or whatever, if you want, but it makes far more sense to do the same with a page on a site that you own and control yourself, instead. And, contrary to what some people seem to believe (especially the ones with Squidoo-related services promoted in their sig-files and/or WSO's), it isn't any more difficult, either.

      What's needed is to have your articles re-published as widely as possible in front of the highly targeted traffic you want to attract to your own site. Not in places where you can submit it yourself! (Ezine Articles is well worth using as a stepping stone - and that's what an article directory is - to being re-published as widely as possible in front of the highly targeted traffic you want to attract to your own site). That's how article marketing works: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5035794

      This is how article directories work: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872
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  • Profile picture of the author danilion55
    My one's are only four
    Squidoo
    Hubpages
    Ezine
    Articlebase
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by danilion55 View Post

      My one's are only four
      Squidoo
      Hubpages
      Ezine
      Articlebase
      The first two of those four are not article directories at all.

      They serve completely different purposes and functions, and you can't necessarily submit to them what article directories will publish, either.

      Just a suggestion, but sometimes it helps to read threads before you reply to them. Part of the misinformation you offered above has already been mistakenly offered, and corrected, above. Repeatedly. If you want to learn something about this subject, then this thread's a good starting-place for understanding what article directories are, and what purpose they serve: How do Article Directories work?
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    Fantastic Advice Alexa Smith!
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    is hubpages worth it anymore?
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  • Profile picture of the author willisk
    ehow.com
    squidoo.com
    ezinearticles.com
    hubpages.com
    examiner.com
    seekingalpha.com
    technorati.com
    articlesbase.com
    buzzle.com
    goarticles.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
    You want a list of 10 good article directories

    Here you go:

    1. EzineArticles
    2. EzineArticles
    3. EzineArticles
    4. EzineArticles
    5. EzineArticles
    6. EzineArticles
    7. EzineArticles
    8. EzineArticles
    9. EzineArticles
    10. EzineArticles

    ...Anything else is really not necessary
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  • Profile picture of the author Khalil Bashir
    The only 2 that I really use on a regular basis are EzineArticles and Article Base.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pole
      A lot of the ones people posted are useless pretty much. Best ones are Ezines, GoArticles, ArticlesBase, and ArticlesDashboard!:rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by chetanlegend View Post

      My Top 10 article directories are as follows...
      Squidoo.com
      Squidoo isn't an article directory at all! :rolleyes:

      Originally Posted by chetanlegend View Post

      Buzzle.com
      Buzzle.com accepts NO external links at all, not even in a resource-box, so it has no value to article marketers.

      Those are just two examples of your errors - there are many more, too.

      If you simply READ any or all these old threads on article submission before resurrecting them all and putting your incorrect and out-of-date lists into them (as you've done today), you'd realise how inappropriate what you're doing is. The sole outcome of your activities here today will be to create work for the forum's moderators.

      Meanwhile, this thread will help you if you want to find out what an article directory actually is, and how they work: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Martin Lee Jr View Post

        You want a list of 10 good article directories

        Here you go:

        1. EzineArticles
        2. EzineArticles
        3. EzineArticles
        4. EzineArticles
        5. EzineArticles
        6. EzineArticles
        7. EzineArticles
        8. EzineArticles
        9. EzineArticles
        10. EzineArticles

        ...Anything else is really not necessary
        If you're talking about general, accept-almost-any-topic directories, I'd agree with you.

        My own list (actually lists) depends on the niche.

        Just about every larger niche has directories covering that particular niche or vertical. Collections of content that the major players in the niche (not just the ones who play on the Internet) use, both for content and for keeping up with their industry. There may only be one, there may be a handful. Some may be private and require joining to participate.

        These go on the top of my list. Then comes EzineArticles. Then the list ends.
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          In addition to specialized directories and EZA, consider also publications in trade associations, business groups, and even direct article submissions to niche-relevant online/offline outlets. The more narrowly focused (ie obscure) publications which target specific interests will generally outperform conversions resulting from any article directory.
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