Are article submissions worth the time? When doing manual submissions it takes me 10 to 15 minutes in average to login, format and submit an article to an article directory. I have to make at least 10 submissions to get a feasible exposure for my articles. So this process can take more than two hours a day! To make the most of my time I have to make sure that the article directories I am submitting to, are able to bring me as many visitors and backlinks as possible. I can name top five directories: EzineArticles.com, Buzzle.com, GoArticles.com, ArticlesFactory.com and WebProNews.com. Submitting to these is a must! EzineArticles.com and Buzzle.com can bring you a lot of traffic, GoArticles.com brings you backlinks, and ArticlesFactory.com â€“ PageRank (my profile page there now is PR5 â€“ with only 12 submitted articles).
But five top directories are not enough. As I said above, I usually do at least 10 manual submissions, so I have to choose my directories wisely. The only two ratings easily available to web users to judge the quality of websites and webpages are Alexa Rating and Google PageRank. Both are flawed and often do not reflect the real authority or traffic of a page. But since there is nothing better I have to stick to these two when deciding if a directory is worth submitting to. Of course, one must not forget the power of themed sites. Whenever I have a choice between a general directory and a directory focusing on my topic â€“ I choose the latter.
To make the choosing process easier I have obtained a list of article directories, their names and URLs. Yesterday, I downloaded Eclipse and wrote a simple Java application that queries Alexa Web Service for rating data, and makes PageRank lookups. I’ve run this application on my list this morning and here are the top results with Alexa rating < 100,000 sorted ascending:http://www.articledashboard.comhttp://www.topica.com/lists/free_articleshttp://articles.easywordpress.comDirectoryGold Article Directoryhttp://articles.directorygold.comAfro Articles – Article Marketing Directoryhttp://www.afroarticles.com/article-dashboard/InfoWizards Free Content Articleshttp://content.infowizards.comhttp://www.articlefriendly.comhttp://www.top-affiliate.com/articleshttp://www.submityournewarticle.comhttp://www.your-free-satellite.com/index-2.htmlhttp://www.abcarticledirectory.com/http://www.earticlesonline.comhttp://www.earticlesonline.comArticleSnatch – The Best Place to Grab ArticlesTalkin Mince Article DirectoryArticle-Buzz – Free Article Directory
The complete table has over 550 directories and can be downloaded as a tab delimited text file or as an Excel sheet.reddit_url='http://www.seoresearcher.com/articles-directories-list-alexa-rating-ordered.htm'