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Best Article Directories Lists : So Often Very Misleading And Of Low Standard

So very often, we come across lists of and assume all is well with these lists and simply go ahead to use them in our campaigns.

A lot is often wrong with these lists and it can lead to wrong decisions being taken such as misplacing our priorities in article submissions. The implication is of course a sub-optimal performance of our websites with consequent negative effect on our bottom line (profit).

The genesis of this problem lies in

Inefficient ranking systems adopted by those who maintain these lists
  1. Currently, most webmasters who maintain lists, rank them on the basis of either Alexa rating, Google PageRank or both(At A Particular Point In Time) without taking into consideration the fact that the situation is dynamic and a change in these variables over time which is the order of the day, naturally calls for a change in the list of best article directories.
  2. Some webmasters even use subjective factors to rank article directories that fall into the list of best article directories they maintain. No mention is made of any ranking factor. Rather, you see comments of their blog users asking to be included in the article directories list and this is often honored at the discretion of the webmaster, without any defined basis.
  3. There is no call for users’ input in highlighting article directories that fall within laid down ranking criteria of the article directories list. Were this to be in place, it would act as a check and a transparent tool for ensuring that only the best article directories feature on the article directories list.
  4. The basis of ranking article directories that fall into the list is usually not stated for all to see. This leads to arbitrariness and subjectivity.

Lack of regular updates to these lists

Most lists of take the “set and forget” approach. i.e. the publisher simply abandons these lists once prepared. The implication of this should be apparent.

The situation is dynamic and calls for regular review of information and adjustments of data presented, as appropriate.

The following begins to happen when these are left un-updated.

Bad user experience results from the following
    1. Many of the best article directories lists do not have clickable links such that it is not convenient for the user to swiftly view and take any necessary action on these .
    2. Many of the article directories listed have since gone into extinction or have been converted to other uses.
    3. The Alexa rating and/or Google PageRank, which is usually the basis of ranking of these article directories would have since changed.
    4. “404 errors” sometimes result when the user attempts to access these article directory sites.
    5. Many of these article directories lists do not have article directories classified into “dofollow” or “nofollow”. This is very crucial for the user to be able to discern whether or not he is likely going to get “do follow link juice” from his article submission.
    6. The number of article directories listed in most of these article directories lists is too few to be meaningful e.g. 10. Many marketers would want a comprehensive article directories list that they can almost exclusively use for their article marketing campaigns.

      Utilization of a fairly large size of article directories list will naturally result into varied backlinks and sizeable/significant traffic.

You may not know that this site maintains a credible list of best article directories which avoids all the defects listed above.

Here, article directories are regularly added and dropped in response to changes in the ranking criteria. Updates are regular, the article directories are classified into “dofollow” and “nofollow” with clickable links, list size is reasonably large i.e. 165 top article directories, ranking basis is known to all and gradually adjusted upwards for greater quality, as more and more higher ranking article directories are discovered.

Take a tour of
==> internet’s most updated list of best article directories
(comprising 165 top article directories).

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  1. December 3, 2011    

    Hi Susan,

    Congrats for your brother’s article getting published on Ezinearticles. Ezinearticles and Buzzle are about the toughest article directories in terms of standards. I guess all he now has to do is to rinse and repeat the process and he will be on his way to getting many valuable backlinks.

    Take care!

  2. November 19, 2011    


    Hi Burster,

    Glad you found the post useful.

    You are welcome!

  3. November 19, 2011    

    Hello Dele,

    Thank you very much for the list. I hope to write a couple of articles and submit them to these article directories for seo purposes. Great post by the way, it was very helpful.

  4. November 14, 2011    


    Hi Sai,

    Obviously, your article directory does not yet qualify for listing on the top articles directories list.
    Your article directory has a PR of 0 and an Alexa Rating of 2243264.

    Current set standard is “Maximum Alexa Rating of 56013 and/or minimum Google PageRank of 3” and this is stated boldly at the top of the 165 top articles directories list.

    Standard set here is dynamic and will tighten as we get more and more quality sites listed and thus replace less qualified sites.

  5. Sai Sai
    November 9, 2011    


    You can add to the list of articles directory. It’s easy to post, instant approval and articles are well indexed by all major search engines.

  6. October 31, 2011    


    Hi Louis,

    Thank you for your comment but your article directory does not yet qualify to be included in the top article directories list. I checked its details and the Alexa rating is 2,724,724 while it has a Google PageRank of 0. I hope it gets to be included in the list someday

    Meanwhile, you can view the current criteria (as it is dynamic) for inclusion in the top article directories list at the top of the post (emboldened)

    ==> Top Article Directories List

    i.e. maximum Alexa rating of 56013 and/or minimum Google PageRank of 3.

    We operate a transparent policy here.


  7. October 28, 2011    

    Just opened a new Home Improvement article directory

    I would appreciate it if you added this to your directory list.

    Approval time is 1-2 days and we guarantee only quality articles are accepted and published.

  8. October 4, 2011    


    Hi Mohsin,

    You are welcome!

    Glad the articles directories list has been of value to you.

  9. October 2, 2011    

    It has been a really useful article directories list. I have came across some web resources where I can see a lot of article directories are listed but most of them are not working, dead link etc. I am really grateful to you by getting this list.

  10. September 10, 2011    


    Hi Nancy,

    You are welcome and glad you found the article directories list useful

  11. September 10, 2011    

    Thanks dear for this article because if you hadn’t posted this article I don’t think I could have gone to that article resource article of yours. So heartily thanks again for these valuable points made here along with the address to that great article directories list.

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