Is Article submission (Link building) good for SEO

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Hi all,

I really need to know, is it okay to submit your content in article submission website for backlinking?

In year. 2014, the article submission link building completely collapsed, but I want to know if it is still risky or we can submit articles?

Are there any guidelines to be followed?

Please help!
#article #building #good #link #seo #submission
  • Profile picture of the author yesucan
    Back in February 2015, Google’s John Mueller said that webmasters should avoid link building because it's unnatural. However, Google has recently clarified that buying, selling, or asking for links is alright as long as you don’t violate its Google Webmaster Guidelines. Therefore, it would be best to review your current link building approach to ensure that you’re not violating the rules. Otherwise, you might end up getting penalized by Google and your website could suffer long-term.
    Takeaway: For SEO 2016, follow the advanced link building tactics or use search operators to find more link building opportunities.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chedicorn
      your right actually you are allowed to build links and automate them but if you are spamming such as blog commenting or using blog networks this is how Google knows from seeing a footprint with your domain on it. Google is a multi million dollar robot that can detect all sorts of things. Remember these guys built a car that can drive on it's own! no kidding they were the first. So just imagine what this bot surfing the internet can detect.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Using article submission is completely acceptable, this being said, you will want to submit an original content ( not spinned content one ). Also make sure if you submitting to an article directory, you are submitting to a worthy site like ezine article etc
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Shrishti Jhamnani View Post

    Hi all,

    I really need to know, is it okay to submit your content in article submission website for backlinking?

    In year. 2014, the article submission link building completely collapsed, but I want to know if it is still risky or we can submit articles?

    Are there any guidelines to be followed?

    Please help!



    No, it's not ok. It's crap links If you're lucky.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    If that's the best plan you have for link building you need to find a better plan. At best, it will do nothing; at worst it will hurt your site. I'm talking long term here, not short term. Lots of things that will ultimately penalize your website are working for the time being.

    I know a whole lot of people still believe in this and in other bad link building practices because they have been led into a false sense of security because Penguin has not been run in almost 2 years. When they do run that filter again, which they say will be soon, there are going to be a whole lot of very unhappy people.

    I should add, however, that article submission, in and of itself, is not bad, provided that you submit something completely different to each place. Even unique posts will get little to no bump from an article submission directory, though. It is very rare that you see an EZine article ranking on page one these days, for example.

    I'd recommend guest posting on a good, related blog long before using an article directory.
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Most of the reputable article submission sites are not accepting content anymore and the others are closed for registration. So its better to use another mediums in the web to establish your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Cool
      i would like to surest that article submission is the best but your article is not copy paste over the internet . then your quality is affected that. ok you understand.



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  • Thank You all for helping me out. I finally got an answer. I somehow knew article link building is bad for the website, but still needed to be sure
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  • Profile picture of the author shabdli mehra
    Hello All,

    Article submission is the best way to generate backlinks.

    -you will submit an original content and unique content.

    -Also make sure if you submitting to an article, you are submitting to a worthy site.

    At the time of submitting articles will provide all the field very carefully (title tag, ALT tag, search description, keyword, image, optimized URL etc.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Anky
    Article submission is now past SEO. Even if you have done in past link building using articles site, do remove it as soon as possible.
    You can use content in other way, but for that your content should be powerfull. You make content on recent topic and post in your blogs, web 2.0 sites, guest blogs. You can make one presentation, infographics, video of blogs content.
    Target your keywords in title and content. Do hyperlink of your website on related keyword phrase.
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  • Profile picture of the author EugeneWHZ
    I think that article submission works with low frequency requests and keywords mostly. I think that with Google as well as with any other Search Engine that is important to keep balance and do not overload specific sites with your articles. Also one more thing which prevents this is: every article should be unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author mukeshkr5683
    Article submission did't gives you worth value for your content the best thing is to submit your content on web 2.0 site that is the best way to Generate Quality backlink. Share your Content to Bookmarking sites and social Media Sites that is the best Way to Using quality Content and that will Gives you the Best Result
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  • Profile picture of the author hrishivardhan
    Article Submission is good for the SEO but Right now most of the sites of the article submission are not come with good authority and they are not too trust able sites for submitting valuable content. I would weather go with the WEB 2.0 and guest posting they are much more helpful then article submission.
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  • Article submission is a good strategy to generate back links as long as you do it only with a few (3-4) high PR websites or sites which have a high link influence score. However, I would not suggest link building through continuous article submissions, it would generate back links but they won't have any influence over rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author prakashmalhotra
    Nothing will be illegal if you are following the rules of Google algorithm. Work according to it and make sure you are not spamming in any section of your online marketing. Use unique content and it must be engaging and must deliver right info of the topic in which you are writing.

    As Article is one of the best ways to reach towards your targeted viewers, posting 1 or 2 daily wouldn't show any negative response on your business. Your article must be informative and interesting to read.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Alves
    Originally Posted by Shrishti Jhamnani View Post

    Hi all,

    I really need to know, is it okay to submit your content in article submission website for backlinking?

    In year. 2014, the article submission link building completely collapsed, but I want to know if it is still risky or we can submit articles?

    Are there any guidelines to be followed?

    Please help!
    There's nothing wrong with getting article backlinks to your website. Contextual links are good links that any backlink profile should have. However, it is also important to have other types of backlinks in your portfolio. This will help build a better link structure, and you will get better ranking results in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author edwarderic
    Content marketing is one of the important technique in driving traffic. You can create well written article and submit them with high authority free article Submission sites.

    1. It Increases the chances to Drive a large amount of Traffic.
    2. By submitting articles on do follow sites, getting higher rankings in Search Engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author mogamre
    I still use them, but I steer clear from easy links such as Ezine, because you won't get the specific results you need for your site to rank. I will go the long route of getting to know other bloggers related to my content and submit my articles to their sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author umakant13
    I think its best way to deal or explain with your client through blog or content and easy to explain the people what business you must going to deliver to him
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  • Profile picture of the author Francisco PIW
    I would not recommend you to submit your site to article directories unless you really know what are you doing and accept the risks.

    Work in manual links instead. But.... where to leave your links?

    1. Sites directly related to your niche. These backlinks are the most valued ones, they are the most difficult to get too. Sites with similar niche are competitors, and getting backlinks from competitors is in most cases difficult.

    2. Sites indirectly related to your niche. Web sites no directly related to your niche, but they keep a certain relationship. Getting backlinks from this kind of websites helps to make it more natural.

    3. Contextualized sites. Websites with high Domain Authority (DA), no related with our niche, but having an article talking about your niche linking your site. For example, on a website about how parents should educate kids, there is an article talking about what kind of rewards parents should give to kids when they have a good behaviour. The article suggests when giving rewards to kids and what kind, and then, they mention our website (following our suggestion) to buy cheap tablets for kids (if your niche is electronics). This is a contextualised link because this article is talking about education and kids, and introducing a link to our website will add SEO value.
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  • Profile picture of the author wodonga park
    I would rather do blog commenting, and interacting in forums more than submitting articles, they take a lot of time and has to make sense. If your article is spun or are not credible enough, it might yield negative results and comments from other experts. That's gonna be a problem.
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  • Off-course, Article submission is the important task of taking quality backlinks. It helps your business to growth vertically and getting huge traffic towards your website
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  • Profile picture of the author Madhukar B
    I would say when penguin update has come from that day article submission is gone completely but still if you want to do link building through article sites do prefer the website which provides nofollow links. Or else I would suggest instead of article submission do web 2.0.
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  • Profile picture of the author netbull
    Article submission sites will not be perfect for backlinks. If you are searching to have some industry news out there in hopes or re purposing and getting customers to discuss your press release in their words, it may work. However you are better off forming some connections with sources inside your niche and reaching out to those to blog about whatever you are hoping to acquire featured.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattdicken
    According to me , You have to follow new tactics of article submission.It is beneficial for us if content have no duplication and keyword stuffing is also in good way.
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  • Profile picture of the author adamjones36
    I would rather do blog remarking, and associating in discussions more than submitting articles, they take a ton of time and needs to bode well. On the off chance that your article is spun or are not sufficiently solid, it may yield negative results and remarks from different specialists. That is going to be an issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashokishere
    article submission is not that much effective,i would rather suggest web2.0 or blog commenting,some times article submission sites takes so much time to review your article and publish to which we cant wait.
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  • Profile picture of the author sreejanniyogi
    Short answer is NO.
    You will be wasting time.
    However you can build those links in bulk for your tier 2.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Clifton
    Firstly, link building is crucial for SEO success. However, it is also the most complicated technique to learn. Since Google penalizes sites using unnatural links, it is best that you revamp your link building approach and make sure that your techniques fall in line with Googles guidelines.
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    I stopped doing article marketing. I used to post articles on ezine articles and few other article marketing websites, used to work good but since last year i m not seeing any improvements with it.
    The most useful things you can use an article directory site for to get topic ideas and then rewrite in their own words for their own sites, because there is no ranking perk from submitting to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author lilly94
    Originally Posted by Shrishti Jhamnani View Post

    Hi all,

    I really need to know, is it okay to submit your content in article submission website for backlinking?

    In year. 2014, the article submission link building completely collapsed, but I want to know if it is still risky or we can submit articles?

    Are there any guidelines to be followed?

    Please help!
    Article submission is still in process it brings you good quality backlinks.Always submit an original content and submit your article in high PR and high DA site.
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  • Profile picture of the author himaja
    Yes, Article Submission is one of the good technique in the SEO(Search Engine Optimization). But the quality of the content should be Unique and Relevant.
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  • Profile picture of the author albertCage1
    Hello,

    Article submission is one of the most crucial roles of an SEO. The SEO needs to search for different article directories where the article can be posted. Your website speaks about your organization. An attractive looking website has no value if it doesn't have unique and engaging content. It is of no use if it is not successful in highly attractive search engines. A fantastic way to attract search engines is to write SEO friendly articles and submit them to quality search engines.

    Article submission increases traffic to your site, not to mention number of one way links you get from relevant sites. Designing a website is not just important. You have done a good design for your website, but a good design is not enough important to sell your product. People want information, so it is very important that you have much content on your website. You could also write useful and related articles that can help your site visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author preeti0123
    Hello Shrishti Jhamnani,

    Article submissions if handled correctly can bring about numerous benefits to your website. When you submit articles to top article directories, hundreds of users will come across the articles and the link to your website. It is important, creates good quality articles for the submissions.

    Here are the benefits:
    • All the links obtained through article submissions are absolutely one way links.
    • Gain online visibility and popularity. Your articles can be more often read when found in directories than directly on your website.
    • Show that you are an expert in your domain and gain trust for your business. If you know your field well, then you are probably a trustworthy product or service provider.
    • Generating traffic for your website
    • Improvement of your website ranking on Search Engine
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  • Profile picture of the author AffiliateGuruAM
    Yes, Article submission is good for SEO, If your article is unique.
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