No doubt, article marketing is one of the most effective internet marketing strategies which achieves the twin objectives of getting massive backlinks (much needed for top search engine ranking) and getting massive traffic.
An identification of top article directories thus becomes crucial so that the article marketing efforts of the internet marketer will be focused and strategically directed towards those article directories that will give him the best results for his efforts.
With the current web explosion, there are countless article directories, most of which are a mere waste of the internet marketers efforts.
CURRENT REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY FOR 165 TOP ARTICLE DIRECTORIES LIST
==> MAXIMUM ALEXA RATING OF 56013 AND/OR MINIMUM GOOGLE PAGERANK OF 3
165 Top Article Directories By Alexa Rating
|Article Directory||Alexa Rating||Page Rank||DoFollow OR NoFollow|
|suite101||2058||7||Not Yet Ascertained|
|webpronews||2579||6||Not Yet Ascertained|
|helium||2901||6||Not Yet Ascertained|
|selfgrowth||3634||5||Not Yet Ascertained|
|web-source||7241||2||Not Applicable - Syndicator|
|constant-content||16129||5||Not Yet Ascertained.
Buy articles, no article submission
|articlenexus||16348||0||Not Yet Ascertained|
|powerhomebiz||22096||5||Not Applicable - Syndicator|
|acmearticles||25504||3||Not Yet Ascertained|
|bpubs||137037||6||Not Yet Ascertained|
|articleinsider||171840||5||Not Yet Ascertained|
When it comes to article marketing, there are primarily two schools of thought as to how extensively the internet marketer should syndicate his articles.
The first school of thought argues that it is best to syndicate to only a few top article directories.
They argue that these are the best, anyway. This then leaves the internet marketer with more time to spend on other pressing internet marketing techniques.
They also point out the duplicate content issues that results from the massive article marketing campaign of their antagonists.
By the way, here are two very relevant and useful resources to address these concerns.
The other school of thought argues that it is advisable for the internet marketer to syndicate his articles to as many article directories as possible.
They hinge their argument on the fact that the more article directories you syndicate to, the more backlinks and traffic you will generate.
While proponents of the first school of thought can easily accomplish their task given the relatively lower time and cost involvement, those who are protagonists of the second school of thought are in a quandary as they either have to devote so much time doing their submissions manually which may end up being uneconomical or spend more money in lieu as they need to either buy article submission softwares or pay monthly subscriptions for submission services.
We have made a middle of the road provision here, to cater for the requirement of the proponents of this second school of thought by showcasing the most up to date list of 165 top article directories on the internet.
We have also undertaken to always ensure that this list is updated weekly, such that it maintains its current status of being the most up to date list of such size/volume of top article directories on the internet
In traversing the internet, we observed the following shortcomings in similar lists maintained.
1. Usually out of date –
Most of those who present such lists do not from the outset, present them in a form conducive for regular updates.
They also seem to lose steam very fast and leave such lists un-updated. While this ends up presenting an ineffective list for the use of the webmaster, it can in fact be dangerous, as the decision taken therefrom will end up being incorrect. A case of “garbage in, garbage out”.
165 Top Article Directories By Google PageRank
|Article Directory||Page Rank||Alexa Rating||DoFollow OR NoFollow|
|suite101||7||2058||Not Yet Ascertained|
|bpubs||6||137037||Not Yet Ascertained|
|webpronews||6||2579||Not Yet Ascertained|
|helium||6||2901||Not Yet Ascertained|
|powerhomebiz||5||22096||Not Applicable - Syndicator|
|constant-content||5||16129||Not Yet Ascertained.
Buy articles, no article submission
|article insider||5||171840||Not Yet Ascertained|
|selfgrowth||5||3634||Not Yet Ascertained|
|acmearticles||3||25504||Not Yet Ascertained|
|web-source||2||7241||Not Applicable - Syndicator|
|articlenexus||0||16348||Not Yet Ascertained|
2. Basis of arriving at the ranking is often flawed
Some use only the Google Rank to determine ranking. This can be flawed on the basis that an internet marketer puts his article on the article directory, primarily to get viewed and send traffic back to his website. Thus, if the directory has a high Google Rank but low traffic, a major objective of the webmaster is left un-achieved.
Others use only Alexa rating as the basis of ranking but forget that a major objective of most webmasters is to leverage on the high rank of high ranking article directories to get their articles to rank high on the search engine result pages of the search engines and thereby get viewers to their websites.
Some indicate the two (Google Rank and Alexa Rating) but then try to deduce a ranking factor by combining the two factors to arrive at one ranking factor. Problem!, as the two, while working independently to achieve its own ranking for each separate objective, are not that compatible to be “averaged” to arrive at a “common” ranking factor.
Some deduce other completely unrelated or at best very remotely related ranking factors such as number of backlinks etc to the article directory.
Some even use other subjective factors not disclosed to highlight some article directories and declare them as “top article directories”.
Our approach here is “keep it simple and related”. We present the two most authentic (for now) parameters i.e Google Rank and Alexa Rating side by side, and present two separate tables/lists with one ranking the sites on the basis of Google Rank while the other ranks them on the basis of Alexa Rating.
Now, to the rules.
Since this is dynamic, some rules have to be in place for transparency. Each webmaster running an article directory or any user of an article directory can automatically know if his site or site that he is interested in qualifies to fall within the 165 top article directories on the internet and should his site not be listed, automatically writes a comment to this post indicating his site Google PageRank and Alexa Rating and once verified and found correct, will be immediately listed, while the lowest in the list looses its spot.
Note that these rules will be tightened/improved upon as we get indication of other article directories that qualify to be listed within this 165 top article directories list, so that the relatively weaker ones will get edged out.
Of course, in line with transparency, this modifications will be stated.
The rules at start up is listed as follows
1. Except for article directories with PR 3 and above, any article directory that gets listed purely on the basis of “Alexa Rating” must have a maximum of 100,000 Alexa Rating.
- The above is now superseded by Comment No. 7 of November 2nd, 2010 at 12:23 pm where the maximum Alexa Rating required is now 62768
- The above is now superseded by Comment No. 44 of March 19th, 2011 at 4:02 am where the maximum Alexa Rating required is now 56013
2. Any article directory that gets listed purely on the basis of Google PageRank must have a minimum of Google PageRank 3
3. Where an unlisted article directory is identified to have a lower Alexa Rating AND higher PageRank than that of one or more article directories on the current list of “165 Top Article Directories”, it will be immediately listed, while the article directory with the highest Alexa Rating AND/OR lowest PageRank, will loose its spot.
4. To be listed, the article directory must be currently active as such.
5. To be listed, an article directory must be in English.
6. Only FREE article directories are listed.
We encourage visitor participation and urge you all to let us jointly make this a very useful and valuable resource for the benefit of us all.
Accordingly, please let us know if any of the following arises
– Any duplication of sites
– Any site that has ceased being an article directory
– Any change at all in PR and any significant change in Alexa Ratings noted
– Any article directory that you think qualifies to be on this list and is not listed here.
– Any other information which you consider relevant and useful to the course of this project
Of course, we shall continue to be on the prowl to identify the above, but also seek your assistance since many hands are better than a few.
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