The sites that have made it onto the list have done so based on a combination of Alexa Rank and Page Rank: ie, a site has to have a good combination of both to make it onto the list.
For convenience, I've arranged the sites in order based on their Alexa ranking.
Please feel free to add your suggestions if you think there are other sites that should have made the cut!
Even though links may be no-follow I felt that Page Rank was an important ingredient as the higher the PR the more likely your article is to show in the organic results.
Figures in brackets = 2007 rankings
The figures in brackets show the sites' respective rankings in May 2007 - I've added these because they give an indication of which sites are on the way up and which are on the way down.
It's interesting to see how many of the sites (11) have lost page rank in the last couple of years. Only two - ArticleBase and GoArticles - have gained page rank. Of the remainder, three have stayed the same and there are four sites for which I don't have figures - these are marked (n/a). :confused:
Of the 16 sites for which I have figures all of them have increased their Alexa ranking.
EzineArticles remains the Daddy of them all, but ArticleBase is catching up fast.
My personal top three (marked with an *) are EzineArticles, ArticleBase and GoArticles. In addition to their combination of high Alexa and Page rankings, these seem to be the sites that are most likely to get your article a high organic ranking in the search engines.
EzineArticles.com * 128 (499) / 6 (6)Alexa Rank / Page Rank
ArticleBase.com * 471 (8735) / 5 (4)
Buzzle.com 1343 (9698) / 5 (6)
GoArticles.com * 1647 (3592) / 6 (4)
ArticleSnatch.com 2486 (n/a) / 4 (n/a)
ArticleAlley.com 3089 (14259) / 5 (5)
ArticleDashboard.com 3265 (5255) / 5 (6)
IdeaMarketers.com 4529 (13121) / 3 (4)
Amazines.com 4703 (17509) / 2 (5)
SelfGrowth.com 4843 (9653) / 5 (6)
SearchWarp.com 5848 (6032) / 5 (6)
iSnare.com 8374 (8791) / 6 (6)
EasyArticles.com 8792 (n/a) / 4 (n/a)
ArticleRich.com 8982 (n/a) / 3 (n/a)
ArticleCity.com 9029 (11526) / 5 (6)
ArticleTrader.com 9303 (17633) / 3 (5)
SelfSEO.com 9930 (15945) / 3 (5)
ArticleBiz.com 10983 (49044) / 5 (6)
ArticlesFactory.com 16040 (30664) / 4 (7)
uPublish.info 18811 (n/a) / 4 (n/a)
Alexa rank and Page Rank are as listed on 17-19th December.