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    what is your opinion about article directories?

    what is your opinion about article directories?

    hi !!

    guys what is your opinion about article marketing/ article directories for link building & traffic? is it still useful ?

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    is it right to submit the same article in multiple article directories??

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunning boy View Post
    what is your opinion about article directories?
    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
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    so suggest me what i supposed to do for authentic link building??

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunning boy View Post
    so suggest me what i supposed to do for authentic link building??
    You're trying to do authentic link building and you ask about directory sites?

    Good one

    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.

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    And if you actually have to persuade a site owner then obviously your site is not worth linking to.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunning boy View Post
    what is your opinion about article directories?

    hi !!

    guys what is your opinion about article marketing/ article directories for link building & traffic? is it still useful ?

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    is it right to submit the same article in multiple article directories??



    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logic_earth View Post
    And if you actually have to persuade a site owner then obviously your site is not worth linking to.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie D View Post
    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.
    Telling them about the existence of your site is one thing, persuaded them is another.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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    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 -
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karana View Post
    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
    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.

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    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.

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    Yes Article directories submission is good way to get backlinks. But you should post good and unique content.
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    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 ....

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    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.

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    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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    Best way to get links? This should be thought of before the site is developed.

    Integrate link strategy into site development: Have unique content with a rising interest level. Which will determine whether site reviewers will want to provide links to you, especially someone like dmoz, if they even have a category editor. But I find it also helps to keep at least the home page free of advertising, especially when being reviewed.

    Content that ideally has a primary social /economic value. That keeps visitor engaged, encourages feedback (feedback forms for indexing) and loyalty. Let them feel ownership.

    At this point, I would contact only a couple dozen important link sources.
    Forget link exchanges, they're a wash.

    Considering doing YouTube videos and post to social media outlets.

    The above suggests you have real personal experience and interest in what you are doing.

    Doing something that has been done many times over is a waste of time now. Others have years on you with scores and scores of links.

    And the article directories - if you do, say a high pr site (pr7) they can help you get indexed quicker. That, they can. Circulating the same article around isn't a fair practice, and goes without saying.

    Also be careful how you approach what you write, the directories could beat you on your own rankings.

    While not to the degree of r937, I agree value has sunk from these sources. Denser word count articles often lack real and current value in trade for mere word stuffing (an exception could be hard-to-find niche topics) as you will see some of them now pull from feeds themselves to help compensate. Too, they lack gif's/vid snaps that help visitors quickly identify and join in the explanation. All this points to less time spent on page=lower rankings.

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    Article marketing is on the strategies of increasing backlinks. Lot of relevant traffic comes to a website.

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    I would say to definitely use article directories to increase your backlinks, however, it would be better for you and the search engines if you only submit unique and useful articles to each directory.

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    Article submission is very effective way to get backlinks and traffic.you can submit your article in high PR article directories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichetech View Post
    Article submission is very effective way to get backlinks and traffic.
    Wrong! Did you not read the second post? It is common and accepted knowledge that article directories are completely and utterly useless.

    Quote Originally Posted by nichetech View Post
    you can submit your article in high PR article directories.
    This will do absolutely nothing for you. The reason the front pages of these directories have such a high PR is because they're leeching off of article spammers. Your article will get no traffic and Google are likely to completely disregard it.


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