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Tips on How to Promote an Article Directory ?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by bhutadavinay, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. #1
    Hi everyone ..

    A simple question, How to promote an article directory ?
    SEMrush
    My new directory is http://www.vlbarticles.com .. I want to make it an excellent and a quality articles directory, therefore i don't accept any garbage articles or blog posts .. and that's make it challenging to succeed ..

    So how to promote Article Directory ? and for know, how to motivate visitors to publish articles to a new directory (PR 2) ??

    Thanks for your advice!
     
    bhutadavinay, Jan 13, 2014 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Nima

    Nima Well-Known Member

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    It takes a lot of advertising and promotion. The users/visitors have to see that your site provides enough value for them to write articles and publish it on your site.
     
    Nima, Jan 14, 2014 IP
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    cyqnusnite Greenhorn

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    At the beginning you may want to offer some sort of incentive like a referral program to get things started.
     
    cyqnusnite, Jan 14, 2014 IP
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    Agent000 Prominent Member

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    I would not go near it, given the garbage that is already published in it!
     
    Agent000, Jan 14, 2014 IP
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    Afrasiab Active Member

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    Promote it on social media, maintain twitter account for it and start following SEO specialist, Article writers, writers, content writers etc. Join communities on Facebook. Also produce back links from referring ip's and pure and quality content will give you promotion.
     
    Afrasiab, Jan 14, 2014 IP
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    blueskyfile Greenhorn

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    its not free brother
     
    blueskyfile, Jan 15, 2014 IP
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    Master Directory Well-Known Member

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    promote on facebook,twitter is good
     
    Master Directory, Jan 16, 2014 IP
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    eric_wahlberg Well-Known Member

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    Seo Forum is best medium to promote your article site. Also get it listed in Directory Critic and info.visilencer list. Most people visit these sites to search for articles.
     
    eric_wahlberg, Jan 17, 2014 IP
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    Sorry man, but in my opinion, you should sell the directory while it's still worth something and move on to something else, like a quality blog (or a couple) with good articles. Nobody reads article directories today and Google is downranking them, as well.
     
    wanderinglex47, Jan 22, 2014 IP
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    cell4review Greenhorn

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    Brother, Use video sharing websites to promote your article directory website, especially YouTube and this method is totally free of cost.
     
    cell4review, Jan 23, 2014 IP
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    blogger371 Greenhorn

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    Hello.. yes let me share my article directory web too... this is my blog article2u.info. To invite a lot of visitors, we have to promote our web. Backlinks is the key, but content is the king
     
    blogger371, Feb 17, 2014 IP
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    KylieSweet Well-Known Member

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    In order to promote your article directory engage in different platforms available in the web and this will be your range of influence to target your visitors effectively and being an active member in online communities will be your best asset to establish your website.
     
    KylieSweet, Feb 17, 2014 IP
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    You may want to reconsider... I ran an Article Directory Site once and I even manually approve every Single Article that comes to it... correcting the spelling and re-doing the article format. Then one fine day, Google decides to penalize my site for unnatural outbound links and it never recover ever since. I decide to close it down and move onto personal blogging which is much more effective! But... if you are really serious about running an Article Directory Site... the safest method is not to have any links (regardless if it's dofollow or nofollow) that are pointing to other external sites and you can still run Ads on it. Reward those contributors in your own ways for having articles on your site.
     
    dexterc, Feb 19, 2014 IP