Importance Of Article Directories In SEO – Kickass Panda Strategies

SEO and Google PandaArticle directories are playing as a major part of SEO link building strategies over years. It is a place where various authors and website owners publish their articles on various article submission sites related to express categories. There are thousands of such directories, out of which Ezinearticles, ArticleDashboard, Goarticles, Sooperarticles, etc., are some of the best directories that are available. These article directories are filled with thousands of such articles related to each category.

The article that goes to article directories need not be written by professionals; it can also be written by beginner level writers. Many of the webmasters prefer automated submission tool, which helps in spreading the given article in hundreds of different article directories.

Out of those thousands of article directories, some of them are paid ones and some of them are free. Many times, paid directories make sure that those articles are submitted to other relevant directories too, while you can’t expect too much out of the free services.

The main purpose of posting articles in article directories is that we can generate backlinks for our site and depending upon the article directory we can get traffic to our websites, which in turn helps in building the website reputation. This way, you can get more chances of getting ranked in Google’s first page. Later, professionals started calling it as Article Marketing strategy. Well Article Marketing is not just mass posting on these Directories, but yea it is one of the major part of Article Marketing.

Google, has been really severe on these Article Directories over past few months. Most of the low quality directories have been de-indexed which lead to loss of SERPs for most of the webmasters who gained links from these sites. Technically, Google named this latest Algorithm as Google Panda – that which slashed hundreds and thousands of low quality and no use websites.

Before Panda, for those folks who write articles or content and use them as a tool or medium to earn some money, the directories enable the blogs to run on auto pilot. Even we have used RSS feeds, it makes blogging a risk-free task for the blogger, but the Search Engines have started taking some serious measures on these Blackhat techniques.

Many of the article directories have a closed focus on few of the audiences for some particular topics, though they serve for various categories. Sometimes, these directories give more importance for that niche like Marketing, Online Money Making, Technology and Computers or something like Health tips. You can see, that many web-masters or self-claimed SEO experts are considering that backlinks from Article Directories have no impact currently, because of Google Panda. If you are one among them, you are travelling in a wrong path. The Article Directories still deserve the respect from Search Engines as they always had, as it is one of the major technique to build backlinks.

But, the respect has been limited by Search Engines. They respect your links from Authority Directories, instead of getting links from crappy directories. I have personally tested this.

I’ve considered a couple of keywords (with similar traffic and same competition) for my 4 year Domain. For my first keyword, I’ve submitted an article at Ezine articles, Sooperarticles, Articledashboard and Goarticles with 1 link/submission, while for my second keyword I’ve spunned an article and shooted that into 200+ Article Directories with minimum of Page Rank 1+ (instant approval directories). I’ve checked the rankings for both keywords after a week.

  • 1st keyword – SERP improved by 700%
  • 2nd keyword – SERP improved by 37%

So, it is proved that getting links from High Quality sources will always help instead of getting hundreds of crappy links.

Benefits of Article Directories

Below are 5 most important benefits you get from article directories:

  • Build great backlinks
  • Customize your anchor text
  • Get syndicated with in no time
  • Build status and name recognition
  • Gain Traffic

Using the Right Directories

Having seen the importance of article directories in SEO process, it’s time to take a look at the noteworthy ones; here are our top 6 contenders, that definitely help you to rank higher –

  • Ezinearticles
  • GoArticles
  • Amazines
  • SooperArticles
  • ArticleDashboard
  • Articlesalley

Don’t Spread Dupe Content

Rather than submitting an article across 20 sources, it’d be a wiser idea to spin it as many times, as the number of copies that wish to submit across the various article directories.

Only EzineArticles and some of the top article marketing directories don’t accept dupe content, while others do… But, you’ll need to understand that submitting copies of a particular article, to hundreds of directories won’t help!

The Webmasters, must keep in mind that, getting backlinks is not just the goal, you need to make sure that all your backlinks gets indexed in Search Engines and that is what exactly counts. It is also estimated that only 40% of backlinks gets indexed on an average and most of your backlinks will stay unnoticed. So, posting articles on authority websites where the crawl rate is high, helps you in many ways.

This article is written by Siddartha Thota. He works as SEM for Cordell Estimator V4 which is one of the best construction estimator software.

Boost Your Traffic And SEO By Effective Article Marketing

SEO and Traffic
Well I hope everyone knows about Article Marketing. It is still the most effective way to optimize your site for more exposure and traffic. All SEO Gurus consider Article Marketing as an effective way to improve their SERP’s. Whenever we start a new blog, it is not at all easy to bring traffic. Through Article Marketing even a new blog or a site can get relatively high traffic and moreover it can be considered as the easiest methods of doing SEO for newbies. Simply submitting articles to various directories cannot guaranty you high traffic but doing it in the proper way can make you success with this SEO strategy called Article Marketing. There are a lot of benefits in doing article submissions. You will be getting traffic as well backlinks to your site. That is, it will definitely improve your rankings on search engines.

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Write ‘Killer’ Articles on your Niche

It is very important that you should make your articles outstanding.It should be absolutely unique and readable. Don’t go for any article spinning tools (they are always a waste of time). It should be at least 400 words and try to make your readers have a ‘feel’ through your words. It is not advisable to use too many ‘HAZARDOUS’ words in your article. It should be understood by everyone. If you are too busy then hire some content writers and let them do the work for you. An important thing is that don’t copy paste your Blog post as it is to  the directories.You can modify that into a real way of ‘Article’.

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Give SEO Optimized Title for your Article

It is a key step in doing effective article marketing. You article title should be well optimized for your blog. When you write the content make sure your Keyword density is about 2-3 %. You can check Keyword Density using Google Toolbar. Don’t spoil the article with too many SEO keywords. You know the content is the King of SEO.

Submit to High PR Article Directories

There is nothing wrong in submitting to random article directories, it’s still good and safe.But you should care to submit your valuable articles to high PR directories like Article base, Ezine articles etc, first and then to other article directories. That will be always fine because submitting articles to 100 directories takes time. I will be listing 100 article directories at the end of this post.

Follow the Article Directory guidelines strictly

It is very important to get your articles approved. So don’t hesitate to follow the directory guidelines. If you do what they say, no doubt your article will get approved.

Have a Well Completed Profile for Maximum Exposure

Make sure your profile on the article directory site is well completed with a profile picture.People feels it genuine if you have a branded profile picture with a fully completed profile.

Dedication is the Key

In order to become a good blogger you should be well dedicated and patient. This is applicable here also. Doing a single submission is not a tedious work but submitting to 100  directories can make you really frustrated. Do submit all your articles with patience and the final result will be yours. Don’t get into activities that deviates from your work. Listen to music if you feel so bored.

You have to write at least 10 articles and submit these to atleast 100 article directories for the maximum effect. So in total you will be doing 1000 article submissions which is not a piece of cake. Do all these things for the best results.

Here is a list of 100 Article Directory sites.

1. http://ezinearticles.com/

2. http://goarticles.com/

3. http://www.articlecity.com/

4. http://searchwarp.com/

5. http://www.isnare.com/

6. http://www.selfseo.com/

7. http://www.sooperarticles.com/

8. http://www.articlerich.com/

9. http://www.articlerich.com/

10. http://www.articleblast.com/

11. http://www.articlebiz.com/

12. http://www.articlecompilation.com/

13. http://www.earticlesonline.com/

14. http://www.upublish.info/

15. http://articledirectory.com/

16. http://www.articlebin.com

17. http://www.articlecat.com/

18. http://articlezones.com

19. http://www.articledepot.co.uk/

20. http://www.articleonlinedirectory.com/

21. http://www.qwesz.com/

22. http://www.prolinkdirectory.com/

23. http://www.workoninternet.com/business/home.html

24. http://www.easyarticles.com/

25. http://americanahost.com/

26. http://www.bharatbhasha.com/

27. http://www.article-content-king.com/

28. http://www.articlefarm.com

29. http://www.articledirectoryproject.com/

30. http://www.articlesphere.com/

31. http://www.dime-co.com/

32. http://www.searcharticles.net/

33. http://www.allentrepreneurinfo.com/

34. http://www.articleshaven.com/

35. http://www.articopia.com/

36. http://www.bigfreearticles.com/

37. http://keyknowhow.com/

38. http://www.articlesonline.org/

39. http://www.articlesxpert.com/

40. http://www.archivex-ht.com/articles/

41. http://www.selectivearticles.com/

42. http://www.articlemark.org/

43. http://www.webmasterslibrary.com/

44. http://www.articleintelligence.com/

45. http://www.articlenext.com/

46. http://www.articlecache.com/

47. http://www.freearticleforyou.com/

48. http://www.articleink.com/

49. http://www.articlesnetwork.com/

50. http://free-reprint-articles.com/

51. http://www.articlegarden.com/

52. http://www.purearticle.com/

53. http://www.articleszoom.org/

54. http://www.easyezinearticles.com/

55. http://www.articlecirculation.com/submit.asp

56. http://www.aardvarkarticles.net/

57. http://www.tonarticles.com/

58. http://www.articles.directorygold.com/

59. http://www.articlekarma.com/

60. http://www.articlecreek.com/

61. http://www.articlehubber.com/

62. http://www.elertgadget.com/index.php

63. http://www.ezinearticles.biz

64. http://www.thearticleplace.com/

65. http://widbox.com

66. http://www.businesscurrents.net/

67. http://www.articles-hub.com/

68. http://www.freearticlehq.com/

69. http://www.articlewealth.com/

70. http://www.toadhillreviews.com/

71. http://www.articletogo.com/

72. http://www.getmyarticles.com

73. http://www.smasharticles.com/

74. http://www.marketingarticlelibrary.com/

75. http://www.articless.net/

76. http://www.tihson.com/

77. http://www.realauthor.com/

78. http://www.highprofilearticles.info/

79. http://www.ghewgle.com/

80. http://openarticlesubmission.com/submit-article/

81. http://www.genecast.com/

82. http://www.cmuds.com/

83. http://www.stakoza.com/

84. http://www.ezedir.com/

85. http://www.sammratarticles.com/

86. http://www.articlehearty.com/

87. http://www.ebusiness-articles.com/

88. http://www.articlebar.com/

89. http://www.huntarticles.com/

90. http://articles.thecassiopeia.com/

91. http://www.articlezap.com/

92. http://www.articledestination.com/

93. http://www.addmyarticles.com/

94. http://www.articlesaur.com

95. http://www.the-free-article-directory.com/

96. http://www.lifeweightloss.com/

97. http://bestcopy.net/

98. http://eearticles.com

99. http://www.worldtech.cc/

100. http://www.100bloggers.com/

This article is written by DJ. He is a Tech Blogger at cyclotrone.com. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.