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How effective are Article Directory sites nowadays

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by Barbara3922, Jul 19, 2013.

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    I'm creating backlinks to my sites I do not have too many problems getting new quality articles ,but I need to get more backlinks so I was wondering how effective are Article Directory sites nowadays , should I try something else ? web 2.0 maybe ?
     
    Barbara3922, Jul 19, 2013 IP
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    social bookmarking is quick and effective method to create backlinls.
     
    ballyjames21, Jul 20, 2013 IP
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    Web 2.0 sites and Guest blogging is new advanced versions of article directories.
     
    MilesGeek, Jul 20, 2013 IP
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    They are still effective in many ways. Check http://www.freecontentarticles.com and see how instant publishing self-serving article directories work!
     
    gprialde, Jul 20, 2013 IP
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    try wordpress and blogspot sites, where you put an article on them and link to your money site, then link bookmarks to these web2.0. thats a very effective method
     
    Cassondra Buelnaj, Jul 21, 2013 IP
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    It can be effective only if the page of the article site that your article gets posted to actually has PR. A lot of people will say "Article Submission to x number of PR 5 directories" but it's just the homepage that has the PR, not the deep internal page with you article and link on it.
     
    Numberwang, Jul 21, 2013 IP
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    dude, if you post to a article directory all posts will have pr n/a, because its a new article. you cant post an article on the homepage. samething with blogspot and wordpress.
     
    Cassondra Buelnaj, Jul 22, 2013 IP
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    Lurchy Greenhorn

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    I think that the best thing that article directories are used for is to help pillow your site's keyword structure so you don't get a penalty from google when you use high pr links to rank with.
     
    Lurchy, Jul 22, 2013 IP
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    chapziiid Greenhorn

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    Article submissions, directory listings, commenting, web 2.0 etc etc etc are all no-no's if they are done by themselves or relied upon to be the difference between success and failure but all have a place (a very small place) within a legitimate and successful SEO strategy.

    If your customers would expect you to be listed in local directories, contributing on certain forums or creating hubpages etc, then you should do just that.
     
    chapziiid, Jul 23, 2013 IP
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    Article directories can work, but not as a direct link to your site. My suggestion is to create tiered linking. Start with your "money page/post", the best links to your money site are Web2.0, Pdf, Forums and Social networks, use these to create a circle of links around your money page. Then create a circle of social bookmarks, Wikis, Articles around those, then use a pinging service to ping EVERYTHING, that will get them indexed faster.
     
    Scott Hughes, Jul 23, 2013 IP
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    Those article directories which were not penalized are still helpful for link building purposes.

    But please submit only fresh articles to these article directories for better benefit.
     
    SERPpoint, Jul 24, 2013 IP
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    Metro Shoes Pakistan Greenhorn

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    There are many effective ways to get backlinks to website. The most useful methods are:
    1. Blog commenting
    2. Directory submission
    3. Article submission
    4. Guest posting
    5. Social bookmarking
     
    Metro Shoes Pakistan, Jul 24, 2013 IP
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    Article posting works the best when you write truly useful and quality content. not only do many article sites like ezinearticles reward you for posting a large number of good articles, but you have a much higher chance that these articles will be syndicated. When I write articles, I will usually write four version of the same title and publih it to four different diredctories. In this way, I can spread more content that is both high quality and unique.

    As was mentioned above, article marketing is not the only means, but it is a valid one. it creates a lot of linked content and gives you some authority.
     
    SCookAAM, Jul 27, 2013 IP
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    Article Submissions still work though not as good as they used to. Still worth a try, I say hire someone with an automated software to make the process a ton easier.
     
    Brother Hassan, Jul 29, 2013 IP
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    you see I disagree with the automated software technique. All you really are doing is creating a lot of duplicate content. It can help within the directories that the software posts to, certainly, but it won't win you any brownie points with Google.

    if anything, it seems to me that if you use these applications, do so sparingly. Stick to writing and re-writing unique content.
     
    SCookAAM, Jul 29, 2013 IP
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    But that's hardly worth the effort, I mean Google doesn't really love article directories and I doubt it possible for someone to submit to all the major article directories with unique content. Maybe you could do that with a couple of the major ones but hardly possible with all the directories. You need to spin content and submit.
     
    Brother Hassan, Jul 29, 2013 IP
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    yes, that's true, there's just not enough time and quuite frankly, it's hard to create unique content for every site. however, when it comes to article marketing, quanity goes a lot further than quality. Yes, you may write an article and spin it many times, but what often comes out from an article spin is at best a poorly written piece and at worst noneense. You also have to think of your reader. While there are many directories, by posting hand written unique content to the top four or five, you will have a much better chance of syndication and that content will be of a very high quality.

    An article that looks to be automated will not make a very good impression on your reader. And from what I've heard and researched, the search engines can detect it too. Of course, this is one man's opinion, others may disagree and have had different results.

    But I still believe that when it comes to content cration, and writing in particular, that you get much more mileage out of quality over quantity. The whole point is to demonstrate to the reader that you are an authority on the subject about which you're writing and that they should pursue you further. With written material, you can only make one first impression. So why not make it a good one.

    yes, article spinners and automated system do make it very easy to pump a huge amount of content out. But I believe that in life, business, eetc. , the old saying is true: "nothing worthwhile is easy."
     
    SCookAAM, Jul 29, 2013 IP
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    I hear what your saying but again, that only works for a couple of the top directories - you can't do that with the whole lot of them. I think a balanced approach would be to submit unique content to the top most directories and then spins to the low quality directories.
     
    Brother Hassan, Jul 29, 2013 IP
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    yes, that is not a bad idea. Because with sites like ezine, quidoo, goarticles, articlebase, upublish, amazines and the like, you get a lot of mileage and they help you also.

    Would you recommend any automated services? And have they worked for you?
     
    SCookAAM, Jul 29, 2013 IP
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    Try Crorkservice on Fiverr.
     
    Brother Hassan, Jul 30, 2013 IP