Earlier I’ve told you how to use link exchanges, guest blogging, forum marketing and also link directories to build backlinks. Today I will share my thoughts on a link building technique named article submissions.
What is a Article Directory?
Explanation borrowed from Wikipedia:
Article directories are a form of databases where companies and professional writers submit articles based on a specific niche.
Basically an article directory is a big database where people like you and me can add our articles and in return get a backlink for one of our sites. As a writer we’ll receive link power and visitors, while the article directory will receive visitors and also make some money of them.
In my point of view I believe article directories are build for people who are able to write long texts on a short amount of time. If this includes you, you’ll be able to build a lot of backlinks through this method.
If you on the other hand prefer to write a bit slower and create pure quality, then I would recommend you to apply for a guest post on a blog instead.
The best thing about using this method is that you can get deeplinks for your small niche sites which no blogger would link to.
Find Content for Article Directories
Since we are mostly after the backlinks it’s important to remember that quality is not as important as quantity. It’s better to publish 4 articles than to publish 2 articles where you’ve spent more time correcting your grammar. With that said you should still think about spelling, etc.
Popular Article Directories
- 6 – articlebiz.com
- 6 – ezinearticles.com
- 6 – goarticles.com
- 6 – isnare.com
- 6 – selfgrowth.com
- 5 – articlealley.com
- 5 – articlecity.com
- 5 – articledashboard.com
- 5 – articleinsider.com
- 5 – articlesbase.com
- 5 – buzzle.com
- 4 – searchwarp.com
- 4 – articlesfactory.com
Do you know of an article directory with high PR? Feel free to mention it in the comments below.
Your Thoughts on Article Directories
As I wrote above I think article directories are a good method to build backlinks for your small niche sites, but if you on the other hand want backlinks for your blog I would probably recommend a guest post.
What are your thoughts on using article directories to build backlinks?