submitting to article directories

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I have a blog, and have been submitting my article to directories.

I was curious however if i write multiple articles with the same title and about the same thing using my unique keywords, do i have to put them on my site.

I don't want to clutter my site with the same articles over and over.

With that being said i think that i can just keep submitting them to article directories i just wanted to make sure i am doing this correctly..

Basically i am going to keep submitting as many articles as i can write that link back to my website.

Also with backlinking. if i achieve more back links to my site, it will be more prone to show up on googles top page when those keywords are entered?

Sorry if i sound like i know nothing.. that might slightly be the case i am just having trouble finding info when i search it.This takes up alot of my time and i want to spen most of implementing my plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Vraibel
    That is correct. Google ranks sites on the number and quality of backlinks that the site has.
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  • Profile picture of the author asimbawany
    Ideally what you want to do is write two pieces of content. One for your website which should not go anywhere else. and another to submit to article directories. Take this second article and submit to as many as you humanly can. Or use semi automated software to help you speed it up for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOExpert999
    Will if you are writing articles that have the exact same title you are making a big mistake. You need to have 50% unique title with your target keyword starting somewhere in the first 25 characters. Plus your articles need to be at least 30%-50% unique. If you want a free Top 10 Optimization Report. This report will tell you exactly where you stand for your targeted keyword and exactly what you have to do to bet your competition. Click here to get more info
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    • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
      Originally Posted by SEOExpert999 View Post

      Will if you are writing articles that have the exact same title you are making a big mistake. You need to have 50% unique title with your target keyword starting somewhere in the first 25 characters. Plus your articles need to be at least 30%-50% unique. If you want a free Top 10 Optimization Report. This report will tell you exactly where you stand for your targeted keyword and exactly what you have to do to bet your competition.
      What in Gods name are you on about? If you're talking about article marketing and syndication that has to be the biggest pile of nonsense advice I've heard since the last time this subject popped up. Jeez it's getting thick in this forum lately with armchair quarterbacks. And BTW self promotion within a post is frowned upon here, at least it was last I checked.

      Ideally what you want to do is write two pieces of content. One for your website which should not go anywhere else. and another to submit to article directories. Take this second article and submit to as many as you humanly can. Or use semi automated software to help you speed it up for you.
      Absolute waste of time and energy. 1 article can go both to OP's website AND to the directories, with 0 revision. That's not healthy advice for anyone other than a person who likes wasting time writing unnecessarily. What you should be doing if your goal here is to do something crazy like make money online, is to understand and utilize 2 concepts when dealing with articles.
      1. the economic use of your time.
      2. The inherent value 1 article holds in creating both backlinks and attracting residual traffic.
      That means by taking 1 article only, placing it on your site first, and then syndicating that SAME article to the top directories - untouched - is not only acceptable, it's making the best use of your most limited resource - time. Anyone telling you to rewrite articles for your site, or for submission purposes is giving you lame advice, and obviously buying into myths and internet legend.

      Believe me, 1 article, to your site and many article directories accomplishes the EXACT SAME THING as having written 30 articles for the same purpose. The only thing you should make sure to do is place it on your site first - so you have some proof that it is your original work.

      OP read this thread and this one to find out exactly what article directory owners and some very senior marketers have to say on the subject. The second thread I've linked to is so informative people consistently ask that it be made into an WSO.

      Really guys, leave the supposition and theories as that - don't spew what you may think is right as facts. Doing so is both misleading and can seriously hurt the efforts of a new marketer.
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      • Profile picture of the author wassnerwone
        Absolute waste of time and energy. 1 article can go both to OP's website AND to the directories, with 0 revision. That's not healthy advice for anyone other than a person who likes wasting time writing unnecessarily. What you should be doing if your goal here is to do something crazy like make money online, is to understand and utilize 2 concepts when dealing with articles.
        1. the economic use of your time.
        2. The inherent value 1 article holds in creating both backlinks and attracting residual traffic.
        That means by taking 1 article only, placing it on your site first, and then syndicating that SAME article to the top directories - untouched - is not only acceptable, it's making the best use of your most limited resource - time. Anyone telling you to rewrite articles for your site, or for submission purposes is giving you lame advice, and obviously buying into myths and internet legend.

        Believe me, 1 article, to your site and many article directories accomplishes the EXACT SAME THING as having written 30 articles for the same purpose. The only thing you should make sure to do is place it on your site first - so you have some proof that it is your original work.

        OP read this thread and this one to find out exactly what article directory owners and some very senior marketers have to say on the subject. The second thread I've linked to is so informative people consistently ask that it be made into an WSO.

        Really guys, leave the supposition and theories as that - don't spew what you may think is right as facts. Doing so is both misleading and can seriously hurt the efforts of a new marketer.
        Thank you so much for your reply.

        i was truly not going to re write my articles as i did not see it to be at all necessary if i already have them on my site.

        I don't have time to do everything twice.
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      • Profile picture of the author thomarv29
        Originally Posted by peter gibson View Post

        What in Gods name are you on about? If you're talking about article marketing and syndication that has to be the biggest pile of nonsense advice I've heard since the last time this subject popped up. Jeez it's getting thick in this forum lately with armchair quarterbacks. And BTW self promotion within a post is frowned upon here, at least it was last I checked.



        Absolute waste of time and energy. 1 article can go both to OP's website AND to the directories, with 0 revision. That's not healthy advice for anyone other than a person who likes wasting time writing unnecessarily. What you should be doing if your goal here is to do something crazy like make money online, is to understand and utilize 2 concepts when dealing with articles.
        1. the economic use of your time.
        2. The inherent value 1 article holds in creating both backlinks and attracting residual traffic.
        That means by taking 1 article only, placing it on your site first, and then syndicating that SAME article to the top directories - untouched - is not only acceptable, it's making the best use of your most limited resource - time. Anyone telling you to rewrite articles for your site, or for submission purposes is giving you lame advice, and obviously buying into myths and internet legend.

        Believe me, 1 article, to your site and many article directories accomplishes the EXACT SAME THING as having written 30 articles for the same purpose. The only thing you should make sure to do is place it on your site first - so you have some proof that it is your original work.

        OP read this thread and this one to find out exactly what article directory owners and some very senior marketers have to say on the subject. The second thread I've linked to is so informative people consistently ask that it be made into an WSO.

        Really guys, leave the supposition and theories as that - don't spew what you may think is right as facts. Doing so is both misleading and can seriously hurt the efforts of a new marketer.
        cant agree more!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Powers
    Search engine likes original articles. If you post many same articles to some forums, it would not be so helpful for your site promotion. Article marketing is really a good method to promote a site. Insist on it, and you'll get great benefit from it.
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    • Profile picture of the author wassnerwone
      Search engine likes original articles. If you post many same articles to some forums, it would not be so helpful for your site promotion. Article marketing is really a good method to promote a site. Insist on it, and you'll get great benefit from it.
      thank you for the support
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    • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
      Originally Posted by Steve Powers View Post

      Search engine likes original articles
      Search engines could care less if the article they index is original or not. An article ranks based on the competition in the niche and the amount of SEO work done to the page where said article exists. If I write a song, record it and release it, tell me, which radio station won't play my song because it's been played on other stations?

      Originally Posted by Steve Powers View Post

      If you post many same articles to some forums, it would not be so helpful for your site promotion.
      If by forums you mean article directories, your assertion is blatantly false. Posting the same article on different directories is helpful or not based on the amount of work you do promoting your article within said directory. It's as helpful as the backlink and residual traffic you can expect from an article directory, considering their pre-existing authority. Having a unique article there, or having a syndicated copy that exists on 400 other article directories makes exactly 0 difference. The results from your efforts will be identical. Let me repeat myself yet again... 0 DIFFERENCE.

      I'll say it again, stop swooping in here giving out maligned theories as if they were facts. First of all this theory is incorrect, and secondly it's unnecessarily misleading to keep spouting off this stuff. People ask these questions for factually correct answers, not bogus opinions.
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      • Profile picture of the author Volauvent
        Hello Peter - My site is one of the oldest and is the largest in a VERY small niche market. Been writing original content for yonks - a little over 10 years - and I can attest that original content and good SEO makes a big difference, but writing for SEO is the best of all whether the information is original or not.

        You info is helpful, no nonsense,straighforward. Thank you.

        11/29/10 - Peter Gibson said:
        "... Posting the same article on different directories is helpful or not based on the amount of work you do promoting your article within said directory. It's as helpful as the backlink and residual traffic you can expect from an article directory, considering their pre-existing authority. Having a unique article there, or having a syndicated copy that exists on 400 other article directories makes exactly 0 difference. The results from your efforts will be identical. Let me repeat myself yet again... 0 DIFFERENCE."

        I've never published to directories. In-directory promotion in one to four good directories. Got it. I posted twice on H-----m, which doesn't allow linkbacks. Suggested dir's? By PM is fine w/me.

        Also, my niche really is small and our site is unique worldwide, therefore directory promotion is often a challenge, even in directories owned by agencies in related fields of activity. It's problematic.

        Thanks again for any advice,

        Vol
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  • The more backlinks you have the better you will rank, usually. As far as writing the articles and putting them up on your blog, only put up unique content.Will if you are writing articles that have the exact same title you are making a big mistake. You need to have unique title with your target keyword starting somewhere in the first 25 characters. Plus your articles need to be at least unique.
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    • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
      Originally Posted by ecommerce web developer View Post

      TAs far as writing the articles and putting them up on your blog, only put up unique content.Will if you are writing articles that have the exact same title you are making a big mistake. You need to have unique title with your target keyword starting somewhere in the first 25 characters. Plus your articles need to be at least unique.
      Complete frikin horse puckey mate. Speaking of, haven't I read this exact same post somewhere else on the forum today? I'm smelling spam.
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      • Profile picture of the author dadamson
        Originally Posted by peter gibson View Post

        Complete frikin horse puckey mate. Speaking of, haven't I read this exact same post somewhere else on the forum today? I'm smelling spam.
        There are many people on this forum posting spam comments like this, you can smell them from a mile away.

        Usually 1 paragraph long and KIND OF makes sense to the title of the topic but then it's obvious the OP or proceeding comments have not been read.

        $10 says that guy won't ever jump back into this thread to defend himself :p
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        • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
          Originally Posted by dadamson View Post

          There are many people on this forum posting spam comments like this, you can smell them from a mile away.

          Usually 1 paragraph long and KIND OF makes sense to the title of the topic but then it's obvious the OP or proceeding comments have not been read.

          $10 says that guy won't ever jump back into this thread to defend himself :p
          Yes bro, it's been getting really thick in WF lately. Gets frustrating after a while. I can't imagine what the mods go through.
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  • Profile picture of the author moore.joshua4
    The nice thing about article marketing, is that it does not cost you anything per visitor. You can write an article once, and that same article can keep on sending you visitors, and keep on contributing to your search engine ranking, for years and years. I won't pretend that a single article will necessarily make much difference by itself, but if you keep on writing and submitting articles on a regular basis, the cumulative effect of all this articles can be quite substantial.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tlox
    Peter, thanks for your insight on this. I struggle with the urge to automate vs. the quality of manual. Writing a good article is not the problem with me, it's distributing it to the right places. If I can spend 30 - 45 mins manually distributing my one good article to these quality sites, then to me, that is time well spent.
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  • Profile picture of the author king.jackson6
    There is no denying that article marketing is a very good way to promote your website. Finding which method makes the most of your efforts can seem like a job in itself. My experience tells me that the combination of submitting articles to article directories and the occasional utilization of mass-distribution works best. Thanks for sharing your words with us.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    According to your post, i can suggest you to write unique articles for your website, then change them or write new ones about these articles and submit them to article directories and in resource box of each article link to the home page of your website and the related article in your site. Its the best choice in my opinion.
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