Article Submission?

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What are the best sites to submit blog articles?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #article #submission
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Hi Amy,

    First and foremost, of course, should always be your own site (and nowhere else until they've been published and indexed there).

    After that, anywhere that's specifically relevant to the subject of your niche, so that you can attract targeted traffic from the readers/visitors of those sites.

    Suggestions on "how to find those sites" are here.

    And some suggestions on "how to ask them to publish your article/post" are here.

    (It's very much less important, of course, but even the backlinks from those context-relevant sites are also worth something to your site, just because of their relevance - Google values that. But of course all you can ever get from Google is "search engine traffic", which tends to be of limited value and is often temporary, too).

    Don't forget ezines, as well as websites. Their traffic can often be highly targeted and responsive, and their subscribers pretty attentive.

    Also, offline sources (magazines, even newspapers) commonly re-publish articles, and these can produce real floods of traffic (acceptance is generally more difficult, and there's more work involved and a bigger learning-curve, but the benefits can really be dramatic!).

    After that, it's also worth mentioning Ezine Articles. That's the web's best-known article directory, and can be used as a way of achieving some additional, "passive syndication", i.e. when publishers look there for content to re-publish (that being the purpose of article directories). It's only an afterthought, compared with everything mentioned above, but it can be a good and helpful afterthought. (I submit all my articles there - after they've been extensively published elsewhere, of course - and I do sometimes benefit from it, a little. It's free, anyway).

    In contrast, it's not worth mentioning any other article directories, and for all the reasons explained in this post, no article marketer would want their potential customer traffic coming to their sites via an article directory anyway: that isn't how article directories work, isn't what they're intended for, and isn't a benefit they can provide, either. This thread explains how to use them: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

    Very last on the list, and the "lowest of the low" are probably "Web 2.0 sites", which tend to come with all sorts of problems and disadvantages for article marketers, and very few (if any) additional benefits, for all the kinds of reasons explained here.

    The rule of thumb (and it's a pretty good and valid one) is that anywhere where you can just "submit your own content" without any sort of editiorial approval/acceptance process probably isn't going to be of any real benefit to you.

    Here are a few other threads which include a big mixture of comments on the subject of "where to submit articles" ...

    Best way to submit articles?
    What is the Best site for Posting Articles
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-articles.html
    Article Writing & Syndication Explained?
    Really dumb article SYNDICATION question
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  • Profile picture of the author adsense786
    ezninearticles
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by adsense786 View Post

      ezninearticles
      I kinda disagree here. Ezine used to be great when it came to submitting an article and ranking it on page 1 fairly easily. Those days are gone. And the content would be better served on your own website. Writing an article specifically for a link from an article directory requires far too much effort IMO.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

        I kinda disagree here. Ezine used to be great when it came to submitting an article and ranking it on page 1 fairly easily. Those days are gone.
        They are indeed.

        (But that isn't the purpose of using Ezine Articles anyway: its actual benefit is entirely unaffected by Google/rankings/SEO. It's only a small benefit, I grant you, but it's free and a potentially valuable aftethought to article marketing).

        Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

        And the content would be better served on your own website.
        Clearly.

        But no article marketer is going to submit to EZA an article that hasn't initially been published and indexed on their own site anyway, so they're hardly "alternatives". EZA is just "a little something extra".

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

        http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...eza-first.html

        Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

        Writing an article specifically for a link from an article directory requires far too much effort IMO.
        It certainly does. But nobody's suggesting that. One can have a chance of the additional benefit of submitting to EZA without writing anything specifically for EZA. Nobody (including EZA) is suggesting that the backlink from EZA itself is worth anything - but that's not why article marketers use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZiaUrRehman
    ezinesarticles and articlebase are good. I use them very often for article submission.
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  • Profile picture of the author Derek_Thomas
    My answer?

    Read post #2 here.

    Honestly, what else can be said? Or rather, what else should be said?

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  • Profile picture of the author isadoregregory
    i must say all the suggestions mentioned here are worth trying. i shall read further about them and see which one actually fits my site! thanks!
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