I've included the rankings of most other ranking sites in the table below so you can compare and decide where to start. When submitting your articles to these directories be sure not to cut and paste the same article into each directory. This would just be considered duplicate content and would not really help you.
You can use the same key word anchor text (use a free keyword research tool to find the best ones) in your articles but change at least 60% - 75% of the articles content.
If you have 15 - 25 different paragraphs with about 2500 words about your topic you can use between 500 - 1000 words for each article making several dozen variations to keep content unique for each article.
Remember, quality not quantity when doing link building. Don't waste your time with the hundreds of unranked article directories. Wait until they rank the same or better than the one's I've identified for you below.
If you find other article directories that are worthy of being in the list below or we can expand the list to the top 50 or top 100 some day, please make comments below and I will update the article to include them a few times a year as necessary.
Since I couldn't fit all the rankings into the table below and make it readable you can view the entire list with all the rankings if you download the Top 37 Best Article Web Site Directories PDF.
|Rankings as of |
|EzineArticles.com||6||167||31 M||8.1 M|
If you've been submitting to the article directories above, you may want to look at the latest top 12 Article Directories below. There are a few new contenders in the top 12 Article Directories for 2012.
1. EzineArticles – PR6
2. Suite101 – PR7
3. Helium –PR6
4. ArticleDashboard - PR5
5. ArticleBase – PR6
6. GoArticles - PR4
7. WebProNews - PR6
8. Buzzle - PR6
9. Isnare - PR6
10. American Chronicle - PR6
11. ArticleCity - PR5
12. IdeaMarketers - PR5