Article marketing can be a powerful way of building links for your website, blog or increase users awareness of your brand. When done properly, it could be a source of great traffic and depending on the directory you are submitting your article to, can also bring some link juice, an important factor for getting better results on search engines and eventually increasing your page rank.
Before I move on further, there is one thing that many have overlooked (even me), when it comes to article marketing, that I wish to share with you. Kristi, of Kikolani dot com, highlighted on a guest post the importance of building links to your articles. In essence, if we are building links, we should also strengthen those same articles that we submit to directories and build links for them as well, makes sense. What good is an article you have submitted to say eZine if no one also knows about it? Action: make that article powerful too, by also buildings links for them. To understand better how the process works, read the full article about Strengthening Your Article Marketing With CommentLuv Links and then come back here
OK. Now that you are back, it is time to submit those “killer” articles and start your link building campaign. For this purpose here is an updated list of high PR article directories. I have only selected article directories that have a PR4 or higher. This is an update of my previous lists as described on 20 High PR Article Directories and 15 High Page Rank Article Submission Directories.
UPDATE (April 2011): Due to the recent Google Panda update, several article directories have suffered from their rankings on the SERPs. When deciding which directory to use, ensure that you read their guidelines carefully as many of them most likely have been updated. Article marketing is still a valid form to gain exposure, provided you follow strictly the guidelines of these directories and provide unique and quality articles. Avoid submitting the same content to different directories as it looses its value. At the very least spin your articles before submitting them. Obviously this task can be daunting and if you are interested there is a way to make this task a lot easier. Try Unique Article Wizard, and see if it is something you think could be of interest to you. It spins your articles and submits them to several directories with ease. You can also visit the FAQ area and UAW Plugins for Various Article Directories, for more info.
Recent Entries (High PR Update January 2011)
17 High PageRank Article Submission Directories
And 3 More, based on users comments
* These websites have an added twist where you submit your articles and can get paid for it. The best of both worlds, building links and making money too
That’s it. If you know of any other article directories that should be part of this list, please let me know and I will include them here. I make it a point to have this list as updated as possible to make it easier for you to submit your article to directories without having the trouble to look for them, so your help will be very much appreciated. Now, go build those links.