system — 2011-06-12T07:34:25-04:00 — #1
what is your opinion about article directories?
guys what is your opinion about article marketing/ article directories for link building & traffic? is it still useful ?
is it right to submit the same article in multiple article directories??
r937 — 2011-06-12T09:03:44-04:00 — #2
if you are talking about article directories as so beloved by "seo experts" then they are garbage -- useless collections of useless crap
~nobody~ goes to article directories to actually read anything
as for their seo value, links from those places have dubious worth
system — 2011-06-12T11:41:18-04:00 — #3
so suggest me what i supposed to do for authentic link building??
stevie_d — 2011-06-12T14:06:47-04:00 — #4
You're trying to do authentic link building and you ask about directory sites?
:lol: Good one :lol:
Authentic link building involves finding sites where the site owner can be persuaded to give you a link because he genuinely believes your site may be of interest to his readers.
logic_earth — 2011-06-12T17:32:15-04:00 — #5
And if you actually have to persuade a site owner then obviously your site is not worth linking to.
karana — 2011-06-13T05:06:49-04:00 — #6
After Google panda update there is a possibility that you will need to write an unique article for each article directory.
There are different opinions about article directories. And no clear answer yet
system — 2011-06-13T05:58:31-04:00 — #7
Articles are one of the best way to generate traffic. I think, same article can be submit into many article directories, its better to prefer high PR sites like Ezine articles. Article containing good title and effective content then people will definitely read it which results to get good ranking in search engines.
stevie_d — 2011-06-13T07:44:07-04:00 — #8
Not necessarily - they might just not have been aware of your site. If you don't ask, they still won't know your site exists, so they won't link to it.
logic_earth — 2011-06-13T12:40:34-04:00 — #9
Telling them about the existence of your site is one thing, persuaded them is another.
system — 2011-06-15T00:29:04-04:00 — #10
Since the last Panda update and since the time I heard Matt Cutts discouraging article marketing, “I am not a huge fan of article marketing”, I have become quite dismissive of article marketing. I would suggest you to try out other better options like blogging, guest posting etc.
To know other better alternatives to article marketing, check this out -
Rules of High rankings changed: Surviving Google PANDA update |
alicia_allen — 2011-06-15T01:25:48-04:00 — #11
Article marketing can work if you publish unique articles with unique titles and unique content. Do not place too much keywords in an article instead place them decently and provide useful and interesting information then readers will definitely attract towards your article.
system — 2011-06-15T01:36:01-04:00 — #12
I don't think article submission is useless or become a garbage now a days.Infact it is good link building tactic.If your article shows in first page of Google then why not people go for it.But for this you have to post good and unique content.Other than article submission you can go for other link building techniques like blog posting,guest blog posting,Press release,video submission,link wheel,e.t.c.
abbeyzsmith — 2011-06-15T06:02:31-04:00 — #13
IMO, article submission is useful but only if it is done in a proper way. People usually think about PR and alexa rankings of the directory, submit the article and just leave it thinking that it will pass on benefits. The best thing is to submit 50 unique posts in 50 different directories of good quality. After submission, check whether it is indexed or not, and once it is indexed, do some bookmarking for that post. This will help you to improve the page authority of your article and in the same way, it will pass on good benefits for the keywords that you have linked in your post.
pat3ck — 2011-06-16T00:31:31-04:00 — #14
Got to agree with you. After most article directories got hit including eZineArticles, I try to focus more on other venue like guest posting. I put the article directories in the backburner because of the Panda update.
system — 2011-06-16T01:50:42-04:00 — #15
After Google panda update, Article Submission is still useful and no more use.
Useful- If you have a high quality unique content and you are submitting it to a quality site means its useful to get quality backlinks and helps to improves your ranking.
No more use- If you involve in content farming (i.e) submitting same article in several article farm sites means, it definitely no more helps you.
system — 2011-06-16T02:29:15-04:00 — #16
Yes Article directories submission is good way to get backlinks. But you should post good and unique content.
enhanceseo — 2011-06-16T04:28:30-04:00 — #17
yellowgreenmedia — 2011-06-16T05:58:54-04:00 — #18
Article directories are a great way to use for backlinks, i use them all the time and i don't really care about the Panda update that everybody is so afraid of, i use spung content and blast that to a lot of article directories and never have i been banned or had to go true the non exciting sandbox. All my sites are in the top positions, of course i don't use this technique by it self, but i am convinced that these links still have value....
Also about everything that Matt Cuts tells you.... You should take that info with a huge bag of salt, Matt is known for being a liar ....
usta — 2011-06-16T06:13:02-04:00 — #19
As a article directory owner I have experienced that unique articles has very good effect on seo both for article directory and the backlink walue of article but syndicate articles are likely have negative effects.
vickiflei — 2011-06-18T02:21:37-04:00 — #20
I think that article submission is one of the best methods of seo. It helps in generating good quality traffic for your website and it also helps in creating back links. Through articles, visitors will know more about your business and the value added services which you offer.
Feel free to submit the same article in multiple article directories.
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