Best Article Publishing Site? Squidoo, Hubpages or Ezine

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Hi Guys,

Just wondering which article publishing site you would recommend. Looking for dofollow links (not PPC referrals).

I have been looking at ezine, hubpages and Squidoo

Any Thoughts ...

Thanks in advance :rolleyes:
#article #ezine #hubpages #publishing #site #squidoo
  • Profile picture of the author SasaIlic
    For me Hubpage was the best, but that's just me.
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  • Profile picture of the author bamstk090
    if you want to publish article and create backlinks use web 2.0. like; WordPress, Tumblr, Blog.com etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Oliver Williams
    You can always go to Alexa.com to find which site has the highest rankings. I believe ezines is the highest ranking so from a backlinking perspective I would assume they have the highest PRs
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  • Profile picture of the author Rumpleteazer
    Ezine is a very different beast from Squidoo and Hubpages. With Ezine and other article directories (such as Go Articles and Articlebase) your article may be republished on other sites including the resource box with your link in it, thereby increasing the number of links back to your site. You can submit identical articles to different article directories. The value of these links has been debated endlessly here.

    This is not the case with Squidoo/Hubpages. The issue with these is that the terms and conditions are getting increasingly stringent - so you have to ensure that the lenses/hubs you create are unique, have some informative value and are not overly commercial. Hubpages are initially nofollow, but become dofollow as the rank increases. Both Squidoo and Hubpages allow you to put affiliate links in them (although Clickbank links are not permitted on Hubpages) which is not the case on article directories.

    In answer to your question, they each have value and my understanding is that search engines favour a variety of inbound links. So use each of them, but don't copy your articles from article directories to Squidoo/Hubpages otherwise your lenses/hubs will be deleted.
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    • Profile picture of the author James.N
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      This ^^^^^ exactly. (And Ezine Articles is the only site you've mentioned from which syndication is even allowed).
      What are some other article directories that allow syndication?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by quadxnet View Post

        What are some other article directories that allow syndication?
        To the best of my knowledge, all article directories allow syndication, by definition: that's the purpose and function of article directories, after all - that's what they exist for! It would be very weird indeed if one didn't? http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

        (The other sites mentioned above, which don't, are not article directories).
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    • Profile picture of the author ridgeback
      Great response and thanks to rumpleteazer and others for great replies.
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  • Profile picture of the author WhiteDove
    I would also go with Ezine...
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  • Profile picture of the author Mister Rex
    Since hubpages allows you a subdomain, you have more control over the quality and ranking factors of your page. You can build backlinks to it and treat it just like your site.

    Subdomains in essence are seperate sites and are not judged based on the rest of the site. So, hubpages is the way to go right now.
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      I would recommend one place where all your content should first be published, and that is your own blog or website. Your own 'real estate' is surely where you should be enticing people, not somewhere else, where only a pitiful few will actually take action and click on your links. In most instances, they will click on the other website's links and make money for them. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    You have to go with the site that's going to give you the most "bang for your buck" - and, by that, I mean the site that's going to give you the most exposure and the biggest chance for syndication. As far as I know, out of the 3 you're considering, that's going to be EZA.

    Bear in mind that the links you get from all 3 sites are all going to be the same - PR0, non-relevant links. The "real" links you're after in this case are the ones you're going to get from people syndicating your content.
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    • Profile picture of the author simranjeet singh
      Go for Alexa.com. It is higher in ranking.
      Hubpage is also good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by carrotdogs View Post

    Just wondering which article publishing site you would recommend.
    I would start by distinguishing very clearly between article directories and other sites. They're totally different. Their purposes, functions, terms of service and what you can publish there are totally different. It's unproductive to try to compare apples and clarinets all in the same sentence, without first appreciating the differences between them.

    This post may clarify it for you, with regard to article directories: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

    Regarding the non-directory sites you've mentioned, this post may help: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5874615

    Originally Posted by carrotdogs View Post

    Looking for dofollow links
    Strictly speaking, there's no such thing as "do-follow": there's such a thing as "the absence of 'no-follow'."

    Again, it helps to understand clearly what you're asking about, and the premises on which your assumptions are based, and regarding "no-follow", this post may be helpful? http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5242705

    Originally Posted by NicoleBeckett View Post

    Bear in mind that the links you get from all 3 sites are all going to be the same - PR0, non-relevant links. The "real" links you're after in this case are the ones you're going to get from people syndicating your content.
    This ^^^^^ exactly. (And Ezine Articles is the only site you've mentioned from which syndication is even allowed).
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  • Profile picture of the author Morten V
    Originally Posted by carrotdogs View Post

    Hi Guys,

    Just wondering which article publishing site you would recommend. Looking for dofollow links (not PPC referrals).

    I have been looking at ezine, hubpages and Squidoo

    Any Thoughts ...

    Thanks in advance :rolleyes:
    Take them all!
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  • Profile picture of the author facebook marketer
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    Originally Posted by carrotdogs View Post

    Hi Guys,

    Just wondering which article publishing site you would recommend. Looking for dofollow links (not PPC referrals).

    I have been looking at ezine, hubpages and Squidoo

    Any Thoughts ...

    Thanks in advance :rolleyes:
    I think hubpages is the best
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    I would say, the best place to post your unique article is on your own blog or website.. Have it indexed first before posting to other article directories like EZA.. (yes, you're able to do that..) but I don't think you're able to do it in squidoo or hubpages

    Listen to Alexa Smith, she knows what she's talking about

    God bless,
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  • Profile picture of the author Koolsteve
    Hubpage is good but you have to meet minimum criteria of 75 points so that your backlinks become do-follow.
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    • Profile picture of the author orebian
      EZA would be my preferred choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author sujeetets
    i have many post in Ezine Article .But not published any one .how can it possible.
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    • Profile picture of the author Koolsteve
      Originally Posted by sujeetets View Post

      i have many post in Ezine Article .But not published any one .how can it possible.
      You have to force them to get Indexed in Search Engines. Submit the articles you have on EzineArticles to bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon, Mixx, Dig etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author capitalalchemy
        With all article directories, over time your articles can gain a high PR. I have some that are PR5. At least with ezinearticles they are dofollow, and some directories are not. Regardless, in terms of current, internal, on-going traffic...I feel that ezinearticles is dead.

        If you look through the categories going back a few months, the articles barely have any views compared to say 2 years ago.

        The question is are you trying to do link building or get exposure to your site? they are like 2 different things which sometimes can line up.
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  • Profile picture of the author gasman
    This is something that different people are going to have mixed feelings about. I know that Squido used to be the one to go to then they gradually started losing authority in google's rankings. Hubpages normally ranks a little better, but they are more strict with what they allow you to write. Ezine is getting to be a better place for article marketing again now that they too have stricter rules when it comes to posting. My opinion would to be to try them and see which you like best.. Make sure you read there TOS and backlink when allowed for best results.
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    • Profile picture of the author Crippen
      I can recommend the following since I use them regularly to post new articles with a link back to my site

      posterous.com
      blog.com
      blogger.com
      wordpress.com
      tumblr.com
      goarticles.com
      ideamarketers.com
      weebly.com
      webstarts.com
      business.blinkweb.com
      ezinearticles.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Hall
    I belive Ezine is the way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author zonkow
    Please help me understand this about the article directories.
    As far as I understand there are two ways of submitting articles to those sites.
    1. You submit your articles that already exist on your site( after getting indexed)
    2. You only submit unique articles with a link back to your site.
    Which is better?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by zonkow View Post

      Please help me understand this about the article directories.
      As far as I understand there are two ways of submitting articles to those sites.
      1. You submit your articles that already exist on your site( after getting indexed)
      2. You only submit unique articles with a link back to your site.
      Which is better?
      The first is far better and far more sensible.

      There's not much point in submitting to an article directory something which you haven't first had published and indexed on your own site.

      There are some people doing so, but they may not fully appreciate the differences between "original" and "unique" content. Their perceptions on this subject certainly tend to be very different from Google's, anyway!

      (They're also mostly the people starting off the threads with titles like "Article Marketing Doesn't Work Any More" - because, for them, it tends not to!).

      This post - and its links - really do explain the whole subject pretty unambiguously: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

      But if you want something longer and more detailed to read, you can see in this older, interesting thread a whole succession of professional, experienced article marketers explaining, at great length and in great detail, all their shared reasons for not submitting to an article directory any articles not previously published and indexed on their own sites: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...eza-first.html
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  • Profile picture of the author carrotdogs
    Just read all of the above comments. Some great advice, Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author lisakleinweber
    Squidoo does not want your articles. It is NOT an article publishing site, as others have said.

    Posting articles that are meant to be used only as backlinks - first is awkward with squidoo's method of publishing - and second may get your lenses locked and deleted.
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  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    Thanks Alexa, that's what I thought but I figured it would be better to get clarification from the best source of knowledge on this subject.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Ezinearticles. Gain Diamond membership and you can get your articles approved and go live the same day.
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  • Profile picture of the author k54er
    I've always used ezinearticles and will continue to do so. That would be my recommendation.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigsands
    They seem so similar, almost as if they were set up by the same company. However, Squidoo is easier to use by far. Hubpages could develop more of a "caring approach" for newbies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Skatewear
    From my point of view Ezine is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill_Lawrence
    I've had the most success with Articlesbase
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    • Profile picture of the author twentytwo
      wow this is great! I learned alot from all these post
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    If I really need to/have to use an article submission site then I prefer Ezinearticles. As others have said Squidoo isn't an article directory.
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    • Hubpages is popular among those who want to monetize their content. In my opinion, Ezine Articles is the best option. First of all, it drives tons of traffic. Secondly, it allows other webmasters to republish your content along with your byline.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott E
    in my experience Ezine is the best by far
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    • Profile picture of the author prasad90
      ust wondering which article publishing site you would recommend. Looking for
      dofollow links (not PPC referrals).

      I have been looking at ezine, hubpages and Squidoo
      Let us examine with google guide line
      1 ( "Does this help my users? Would I do this if search engines didn't exist?")
      Source:https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/35769?hl=en

      Will you submit an article to ezinearticles.com if search engines were not there??

      (If you get answer "yes" you can go ahead, if you get answer "no" You can't submit to ezine articles). My answer is "NO". SO I never submit any thing to Ezinearticles.com

      For hubpages, squidoo etc the answer is YES, since they share revenue.

      If Google find your links in article directories that is only there to build back-links to manipulate search result position, they will mark it as un-natural links and you will have to remove all links later, to get ranking again.

      Then read this also
      Buying or selling links that pass PageRank. This includes exchanging money for links, or posts that contain links; exchanging goods or services for links; or sending someone a “free” product in exchange for them writing about it and including a link
      Excessive link exchanges ("Link to me and I'll link to you") or partner pages exclusively for the sake of cross-linking
      Large-scale article marketing or guest posting campaigns with keyword-rich anchor text links
      Using automated programs or services to create links to your site
      Source:https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/66356?hl=en

      So even if you are submitting articles to hubpages and squidoo make sure you are making it natural or organic article. Add links to other relevant sites also.

      You may get some insights from the below article
      Top Guest Post Guidelines

      Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author justlukeyou
    I thought ezine articles was a waste of time. All links are nofollow and when people copy your article they don't include a link back to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinfer
    Ezine is the best. Have you been through goarticles? This is good too.
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  • Profile picture of the author HumbleGuy
    Earlier, Ezinearticles did wonders for me. It was easy to get good rankings and use affiliate links on GoArticles and get good rankings too. However, the game has changed big time lately, hubpages/squidoo pages works better on the long run though. You need to make a good hub/squidoo to make the most of it. Just an initial page wouldn't help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    I would recommend ezines since its so professional and can give you good links
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  • Profile picture of the author gabibeowulf
    Since you're doing for SEO purposes, no.

    I can't believe that this hasn't been said here, but if you want your content to produce good results in search engines, it will be a waste to publish it on "content farms". You can get some results, don't get me wrong, but chances are you don't have a strategy behind your publishing, so the impact will be minimal.

    Here's a better route...

    Find bloggers in your niche and get them to publish your article... OR.. build a network of sites (with decent page rank) that will help boost your main domain and publish your articles in your network of sites.

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    • Profile picture of the author 98quinnk
      For me personally, I liked using Ezine good source of traffic too.
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