Sunday, January 24, 2010

Article Directory List

Article Directories have been around for a few years and after visiting a large group they seem to fall into a few categories. The rules at all directories are very similar:
Directory Rules:
  1. Only Unique Articles allowed, not published elsewhere.
  2. Articles written by you.
  3. You give them the right to publish on for free on their site and network.
  4. You get a limited number of links to your site, usually 3.
  5. No links are allowed to Porn sites, gambling sites and so on.
  6. Articles are usually a minimum of 500 words long.

Obviously, these "rules" are followed to varying degrees, some
directories not at all, while the better ones are quite serious. If
you do not follow their rules, you risk being deleted from their
site, along with your links.

Approval Speed

Some site approve immediately, they must have very good
editors. Some clearly do read them first and still approve
within a week, which to me is surprisingly fast.

I have a list of 20 that are closed taking new content as there were
too many "spammers" or people not following the rules. So beware.

CLOSED (TILL FURTHER NOTICE) DIRECTORIES:
Some just got tired of time it takes to approve. Some
are angry at writers submitting duplicate content.
http://www.free-articles-zone.com
http://www.articlegeek.com
http://www.articlegold.com
http://www.adzines.com
http://www.articleblotter.com
http://www.ad-matrix.net
http://www.article-idea.com
http://www.articleinsider.com
http://www.articlesworldonline.com
http://www.freearticlesforwebsites.com

FREE GENERAL ARTICLE DIRECTORIES:
There are 100s in this list and many have real content and real
effort to edit good articles. Many directories seem to exist to
generate text links for the writers and some adv revenue for
the site.
http://www.tinyarticle.com
http://www.easyarticles.com
http://www.articlemonkeys.com
http://www.thefreelibrary.com
http://www.carolinaarticles.com

NICHE DIRECTORIES:
These directories have a specific audience and topic that they are
addressing. In many of these sites the content has real value and
the value to the writers is in reaching that market, not simply
getting links to their own websites.

http://articles.medbanner.com Health/Medical
http://www.healtharticlescentral.com Health Articles
http://www.articlegarden.com Green Articles
http://www.greenoptimistic.com Green Articles
http://www.energyarticles.net Green Articles

DIRECTORIES TO AVOID:
NO FOLLOW DIRECTORIES:
One of the tricks that several directories employs is to allow you
to post as many articles as you like while not telling you that
you will get no SEO benefit from them. All of your links
will have NO FOLLOW TAGS embedded in the links.
This tells Google not to follow your link to your site, effectively
nullifying it. Some directories will remove the no follows if
you pay or you meet some other criteria. READ THE FINE
PRINT.

http://www.articlemonkeys.com
http://www.articlesnatch.com
http://www.articlealley.com
http://www.a1articles.com
http://www.article-content-king.com

PAID ARTICLE DIRECTORIES:
Some charge because they is value in being on their site, high page
rank, good traffic of a valuable audience. For some it is hard to
imagine anyone pays even the $10 to have an article "edited"
and posted. It seems wishful thinking with so many free
directories that are just as good as these pay sites appear
to be.

http://www.prolinkdirectory.com
http://www.articledestination.com
http://www.thecontentcorner.com
http://www.article-content-king.com
http://www.articlebiz.com
http://www.articledestination.com
http://www.prolinkdirectory.com

COMMUNITY ARTICLE DIRECTORIES:
These are sites that are trying to develop a sense of online
community among the writers that post to the site. They
have various credits that you must earn to allow you to
post articles. Some of these directories are more
complicated than I thought necessary, but interesting.

http://www.helium.com
http://www.searchwarp.com NF Links
http://www.articlesnatch.com NF links

One final comment. I am impressed with the number of
URLS that have been created using the word "article".
Here are just a few:
keeparticles.com
freearticles.com
e-articles.info
a1-article.com
articlesland.com
findinarticles.com
articlenexus.com
articlecat.com
articlezones.com
avonarticles.com
bigarticles.com
free-articles-zone.com
christianarticledirectory.org
articledoctor.com
articlescollections.com
ezinearticles.com
articleshelper.com
articles4today.com
articlearcade.com
discoveryarticles.com
articleblast.com
articlicious.com
articlebliss.com
and my favorite:

ArticleDude.com
Who knew?

Here are 394 Directories all have some pagerank:


http://www.articleslash.net
http://articles.everyquery.com
http://www.netnodder.com
http://www.articles2republish.co.cc
http://www.4rum.info
http://www.aglie.org
http://www.alternativeenergybase.com
http://www.americanahost.com
http://www.a1-optimization.com/articles/
http://www.articlecache.com
http://www.articlecamp.com
http://www.articlecastle.com
http://www.articlecounty.com
http://www.articlecrash.com
http://www.articlecreek.com
http://www.freeseowebmastertools.com
http://www.ArticleDirectory.com
http://www.tonarticles.com
http://www.pixel4less.com
http://www.articleonlinedirectory.com
http://www.articledirectory.name
http://www.articlefame.com
http://www.articlefarm.com
http://www.articlefeeder.com
http://www.articlegnosis.com
http://www.articlegold.eu
http://www.articleheaven.com
http://www.articleink.com
http://www.articleintelligence.com
http://www.articlekarma.com
http://www.articleland.co.uk
http://www.articlelocker.com
http://www.articlelookup.com
http://www.articlemailbox.com
http://www.articlemanual.com
http://www.articlemash.com
http://www.articlenext.com
http://www.article-niche.com
http://www.articleonlinefind.com
http://www.articleonramp.com
http://www.articlepros.com
http://www.article-republic.com
http://www.articleresource.org
http://www.article-stargate.com
http://www.articletrader.com
http://www.articlevision.com
http://www.ezarticleworld.com
http://www.article4wealth.com
http://www.published-articles.com
http://www.articleland.com
http://www.articlelisted.com
http://www.articlemisfit.com
http://www.articlenic.com
https://www.articleproductions.com
http://www.articlequery.com
http://www.articler.com
http://www.articles2use.com
http://www.articlesabroad.com
http://www.articlesandauthors.com
http://www.worldwide.cheaplinker.com
http://www.articlesfreedirectory.com
http://www.articles-galore.com
http://www.articlesidea.com
http://www.articlesjust4you.com
http://www.articlesrightnow.com
http://www.articles3.com
http://www.articles.itpimp.net
http://www.articlesinfinite.com
http://www.articless.net
http://www.articleworld.net
http://www.articlezap.com
http://www.articopia.com
http://www.articles.ask-me-about.com
http://www.bfreelancer.com
http://www.authorpalace.com
http://www.best-articles-online.info
http://www.bestlifestyle.org
http://www.blogobbler.com
http://www.bowi-dir.com
http://www.business.cheaplinker.com
http://www.BusinessEtiquetteArticles.com
http://www.businesshighlight.org
http://www.buywoodentoys.com
http://www.againtscancer.com
http://www.careercollegeplace.com
http://www.surveillanceequipment.biz
http://www.collectibles-articles.com
http://www.collegeviewz.com
http://www.contentdragon.com
http://www.damima.com
http://www.datingtipssite.net/articles
http://www.deeparticles.com
http://www.defstu.com
http://www.directorydean.com
http://www.directory-list.com
http://www.e-healthlinks.com
http://www.ez-article-search.com
http://www.easyarticles.com
http://www.easyezinearticles.com
http://www.ebusiness-articles.com
http://www.eclipse-articles.com
http://www.ebrownie.net
http://www.entiretheweb.com
http://www.exclusively-expert.com
http://www.ezinearticles.biz
http://www.ezineproarticles.com
http://www.farticle.net
http://www.feel-best.info
http://www.articles-finance.info
http://www.anymortgagesloans.com
http://www.chicago-illinois-mortgage.com
http://www.fitnesshealtharticles.com
http://www.money-ex.com
http://www.fourpxarticles.com
http://www.freearticledirectory.co.uk
http://www.freearticleforyou.com
http://www.ilinkquest.com
http://www.freearticlesnow.com
http://www.addmyarticles.com
http://www.inafind.com
http://www.businesscurrents.net
http://www.Free-Reprint-Articles.com
http://www.freetravelarticles.com
http://www.freearticlesinc.com
http://www.freebie-articles.com
http://www.ganazat.com
http://www.gnews.co.in
http://www.goodinfohome.com
http://www.gozine.search4i.com
http://www.grebweb.com
http://www.halazona.com
http://www.youtips.net
http://www.haveinfo.net
http://www.myhealthidea.com
http://www.healtharticlesdirectory.com
http://www.healthreadings.com
http://www.myhealthidea.com/
http://www.healthy-articles.com
http://www.highprofilearticles.info
http://www.holistichealtharticles.com
http://www.huntarticles.com
http://www.HypnosisArticlesDirectory.com
http://www.iguides.org
http://www.industrialprimer.com
http://www.infopool.webverve.com
http://www.infocrystals.com
http://www.inforticle.com
http://www.invisiblemba.com
http://www.invitation.tv
http://articles.fjewelrystore.com
http://www.kalajack.com
http://www.keyknowhow.com
http://www.kumartiwari.com
http://www.labusinessjournal.org
http://www.larrychavez.com
http://www.lavaseek.com
http://www.linklistings.net
http://www.linksciti.com
http://www.lonad.com
http://www.lydiasarticles.com
http://www.mapamondsites.com
http://www.medsavailable.com
http://www.MomArticles.com
http://www.morefreeinformation.com
http://www.myaboutall.com
http://www.myartsubmit.com
http://www.netarticleshack.com
http://www.nethealthnews.com
http://www.nicearticles.net
http://www.niche-content-articles.com
http://www.nichelister.com
http://www.occultlibrary.info
http://www.oocuz.com
http://www.openarticlesubmission.com
http://www.owdir.com
http://www.pagequest.co.uk
http://www.perfectarticles.com
http://www.petarticledirectory.com
http://www.pickarticle.com
http://www.populararticles.com
http://www.postarticles.info
http://www.psychicarticles.co.uk
http://www.purearticle.com
http://www.quickannounce.com
http://www.qwesz.com
http://www.ravetheweb.com
http://www.readers-choice.org
http://www.real-estate-article-directory.com
http://www.realestateproarticles.com
http://www.Realauthor.net
http://www.realtyreferenceonline.com
http://www.renewed.biz
http://www.residentialviews.com
http://www.s-article.com
http://www.searcharticles.net
http://www.selectivearticles.com
http://www.selfseo.com
http://www.papdir.com
http://www.soft-lib.com
http://www.shikapika.com
http://www.smallbizarticles.com
http://www.smasharticles.com
http://www.solvoarticles.co.uk
http://www.raz-sports.com
http://www.stakoza.com
http://www.stupidarticles.com
http://www.SubmitArticles.com
http://www.submittedarticle.com
http://www.synarticles.com
http://www.tarabiza.com
http://www.the-article-directory.com
http://www.thearticledirectory.org
http://www.thearticleplace.com
http://www.livearticles.info
http://www.tipbus.com
http://www.travelandtourisminfo.com
http://www.travelarticlelibrary.com
http://www.guiding-stars.com
http://www.travelarticles.org
http://www.prdir.co.uk
http://www.uniquearticles.info
http://www.directorys.uniquearticles.info
http://www.shoppinginternetdirectory.com
http://www.webhealtharticles.com
http://www.webdesignarticles.net
http://www.articles.webmasterforumuk.co.uk
http://www.webmasterinfoandcontent.com
http://www.webmasterslibrary.com
http://www.wisdomarticles.com
http://www.isnare.com
http://www.articlesalley.com
http://www.articlepros.com
http://www.getmyarticles.com
http://www.articleshub.org
http://www.freearticles.co.za
http://www.greendoc.net
http://www.ezine-writer.com.au
http://www.besttoread.com
http://www.artipot.com
http://www.semanticbay.com
http://www.1888articles.com
http://www.articlezilla.com
http://www.articlesnare.com
http://www.goarticles.net
http://www.articlescom.net
http://www.messaggiamo.com
http://www.articlecrush.com
http://www.earticlepro.com
http://www.eternlive.com
http://www.approvedarticles.com
http://www.smartfindsdirectory.com
http://www.articleco.com
http://www.usatodayarticles.info
http://www.series-of-articles.com
http://www.internethomebusinessarticles.com
http://www.webpronews.com
http://www.articlefriendly.net
http://www.cgmetp.org
http://www.alumbo.com
http://www.arivania.net
http://www.articleplayground.com
http://myarticles.directorym.com
http://www.articleunited.com
http://www.e-healtharticles.com
http://www.articlebuzz.net
http://www.familyfriendsphotos.com
http://www.world-class-articles.com
http://www.articlespirit.com
http://www.articledude.com
http://www.1articleworld.com
http://www.111articles.info
http://www.articlechair.com
http://www.articlescream.com
http://www.articlesoft.com
http://www.articlevista.com
http://www.askarticles.com
http://www.contentcaboodle.com
http://www.topworkathomelist.com/articles
http://www.edubook.com
http://www.WriteArticles.org
http://www.articlemonkeys.com
http://www.dime-co.com
http://www.amazines.com
http://www.thefreelibrary.com
http://www.carolinaarticles.com
http://www.premiumarticledirectory.com
http://www.contentsgeek.com
http://www.directoryarticles.com
http://www.everydayarticles.com
http://www.ezine-article-exchange.com
http://www.ezinesarticle.com
http://www.freearticlehq.com
http://www.articlespromoter.com
http://www.free-article-submit.com
http://www.articleart.com
http://www.w3articles.org
http://www.free-articles-directory-submission.co.cc
http://www.fxarticles.net
http://www.myfreearticledirectory.com
http://www.onlinearticlesearch.com
http://www.wd-traveldirectory.com
http://homebiznow4u.com/portal/
http://www.unpublishedarticles.com
http://www.articlespublisher.com
http://www.thearticleshack.com
http://www.articlewonders.com
http://www.communityarticles.com
http://www.articlecart.com
http://www.articlesdeposit.com
http://www.articlecell.com
http://www.add-articles.com
http://www.freearticles.com
http://www.e-articles.info
http://www.article.ws
http://www.articlicious.com
http://www.discoveryarticles.com
http://www.articles4today.com
http://www.certificate.net/wwio/
http://www.digitalautocentral.com
http://www.christianarticledirectory.org
http://www.christianarticles.co.uk
http://www.searchwarp.com
http://www.ezineall.com
http://www.articles4reprint.com
http://www.sooperarticles.com
http://www.articlebeach.com
http://www.articlesgarage.com
http://www.adwords-articles.com
http://www.adowp.com
http://www.articlecodex.com
http://www.reprintarticles.com
http://www.cornenergysystems.com
http://www.articlealley.com
http://www.upublish.info
http://www.goarticles.com
http://www.articlecube.com
http://www.ideamarketers.com
http://www.articlesbase.com
http://www.a1articles.com
http://www.articlesfactory.com
http://articles.atwshop.com
http://www.articleclick.com
http://www.990m.com
http://www.debtfinancearticles.com
http://www.financealley.com
http://www.articlehealthandfitness.com
http://www.greenoptimistic.com
http://www.1st-info.org
http://www.articleshelper.com
http://www.ezinearticles.com
http://articles.everyquery.com
http://www.evancarmichael.com/Author/
http://www.goinglegal.com
http://www.articledashboard.com
http://www.bharatbhasha.com
http://www.liberated-press-releases.com
http://www.expertarticles.com
http://www.thearticleblogs.com
http://www.articlepool.com
http://www.our-articles.com
http://www.WisdomExtract.com
http://www.myarticlepro.com
http://www.allbestarticles.com
http://www.freeuniquearticles.com
http://www.articlesnatch.com
http://www.spiritualarticledirectory.com
http://www.articlesmagazine.com
http://www.articlecity.com
http://www.articleblast.com
http://www.getyourcontent.com
http://www.jansfreecontent.com
http://www.a-p-e-x.org
http://www.articleszones.com
http://www.articlerich.com
http://www.buzzle.com
http://www.212articles.com
http://www.articlebar.com
http://www.webarticles.com
http://www.religionarticlelibrary.com
http://www.web-articles.info
http://www.seobbsr.com
http://www.elib.org/articles/
http://www.helium.com
http://www.articlewarehouse.com
http://www.articlestars.com
http://www.articlecirculation.com
http://www.activeauthors.com
http://www.abcarticledirectory.com
http://www.aardvarkarticles.net
http://www.ladypens.com
http://www.articlehorde.com
http://www.articleszoom.org
http://www.zchand.com
http://www.qualityarticles.com
http://www.articlesupport.com
http://www.articlesss.com
http://www.internet-successful-tips.com

Not sure what to think about these sites as articles have been posted
but Google has not reported their links even though they have good
PageRank.

Carolinaarticles.com
Articlesfactory.com

Articleblast.com
A1articles.com
Extext.org
Articlesnatch.com
Freeseowebmastertools.com


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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Steps you can take to improve your website

Google states clearly how to create a good website.

Create a useful, information-rich site.....Another useful test is
to ask (about strategy for your site), "Does this help my users?

Writing
The content should be unique, not articles taken from sites that
offer free content...to everyone else. Also, it should be written
with the user in mind, as if search engines did not exist.

Links
The site must be popular, in other words more important websites
must link to it than to other sites. Each link is seen as a
vote for that sites value.

Creative
The creative part is more implied, but is useful to attain those two
goals. There are many tools available that add value to your site.
This post will mention a few cool tools that even a non-programmer
can use to improve his site.

Embedded Google Maps

With Embedded Maps you can add Google maps to your blog or
website by cut and paste. This can be used to show your location.
Driving directions or create markers related to the content of
your site.

Yahoo Pipes ( I love Yahoo Pipes)
Yahoo Pipes is much more complicated but it creates such a
powerful result. You can custom roll your own RSS feeds for
your website. This is a terrific tool for anyone that wants to
create highly targeted feeds, which can then be displayed on
your blog/ website.

Youtube
In case you didn't know, any Youtube video can be displayed
on your site. Find the video you want and look for the
EMBEDDED code on the right of the video, copy that code
and paste it on your blog.

RSS Feed Reader
This tool allows you to take your Yahoo Pipes RSS feed
(or any other feed) and have it on your site. Again this
involves no programming and takes only a couple of
minutes.




Google LatLong: YouTube-style Embeddable Maps

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

How to start blogging

Bob

Is there a simple tutorial or method you could point me at that would allow me to learn the process and get one up for Natural Scratch rather quickly? I could begin working on it later today.

Certainly I have plenty to write about so that's not a problem.

Thanks,
Ted
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Blogging : The Tutorial! Seven steps....

1) Go to:

http://www.naturalscratch.com/blog.html

2) Click on Sign In ...in upper right hand corner
with your user password

3) Click on NEW POST (middle left in blue)
Type in title to post....in TITLE

4) Type your blog in the big box.

5) Type in a tag (basically most relevant keyword that
describes content of blog) could be several phases separated
by commas:

Cat Scratching Post, whatever....

6) Click on PUBLISH POST.....

Wait a few seconds...it should say SUCCESSFULLY POSTED ...
or something like that.

7) View Post!...May have to refresh your browser to
see new post...(clear you cache).

This will get you started. Then we market your blog
to appropriate blog directories and some RSS Directories.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Youtube

Bob,

Next week my neighbor is going to be filming a
little video on ThePetCheckup
for YouTube (and also my website and anyone else who
wants to have it on their site). It will be me and
Dr. Wiegert at the vet clinic....I have someone who
can edit it and put it in the sites and am writing a
little script this weekend. I think it will end up
being 3 minutes total.

Since I have never done this before, I am open to
any suggestions that anyone might have to make it be
as effective as possible.

Any thoughts or suggestions in any capacity are
welcome. I want it to be very clear and effective
and welcome your input.

Thank you for your help!
Bev

Bev,

It's good to keep the videos short for youtube and
your site. In fact, on our site you should mention
in small text the length of the video, that way
people know they will learn something quickly. The
2-3 minutes length is fine.

Make each video on one topic. Write a description of
the video, who is in it to be included when you upload
the video. Also, mention your url in the text
description. You could also start and end video with
screen shot of your web address, so people know where
to go for more.

The final issue is to add tags when you upload your
video. Tags are used in blogs and videos to help define
the content. Since youtube does not yet search the
video, you must use these words for searchers to find
your video. They are the equivalent of keywords. If you
are not sure beyond ...pet and pet health, then see if
there are already some similar products on youtube and
look at their tags. The Tags are listed on the right,
below the description of every video.

Bob

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Why is my site ranked lower on Yahoo than Google?

Jaison wrote:
I see this morning it has risen to #4. In Yahoo it is #7. What is
the reason for the difference?

Jaison,
They each have their own way of evaluating links and content...
sites seem to rise fastest on MSN and then Google then Yahoo.
Except if you get a lot of links for a keyword phrase...yahoo
might move faster and higher than on Google.

Google tends to do a better job of rewarding sites with good
content and links from other relevant sites...Yahoo/MSN just
like links from anybody.

Also, with Google they actually have hundreds of data centers
around the country and as they update data constantly...
sometimes you will be 4...then the next minute 7 and
so on. In reality nothing is changing, your query is just
being sent to different data centers...

If you want to get obsessive about it you can go to
Google Datacenter Watch Tool and see how you rank across many (not all ) Google Datacenters.

Bob

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

MedBanner.com: Search Engine Marketing: Strategy

I have been to your site. Most of the on site optimization is
already done. The titles to each page and the html page names
repeat the keyword are fine. Although there are not any meta
descriptions, Google has already indexed the content of each page
correctly ( query Google site:www.yoururl.com). You could add
some alt tags to the graphics, but this tweaking would not have
a big impact.

The real issue for this site is more content and strategies to
make the site more important. Google once again has raised the
bar. They have always stated that for a site to be important
(and get traffic from Google) it must have good unique content
and have other important sites refer to it (link). Googles' most
recent change seems to do this by minimizing the importance of
exchanging links. These you scratch my back, I scratch yours
are not as important as they used to be. Now you must be
more creative than your competiting sites and develop a strategy
to encourage people to refer to your site (link).

My current feeling about search is that you need RSS or blogs
to do well. We can get you listed with all the RSS directories
(80) and many Blog directories we have ( 200+). These directories
and aggregators will generate some traffic and many one way
links.

Your current content of 80 different fruits and vegetables
are targeting single keywords with very high traffic. The
competition for those top 10 spots is already filled by
Wikipedia and other highly ranked sites. Wiki already
has much more information and PageRank. So either you must
develop content for Apple Recipes, Apple Growing...etc
or come up with new strategies to attrack links, like
RSS or Blogs that are of value to users.

Search Engine Marketing : MedBanner.com: Search Engine Marketing: Strategy

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Search Engine Marketing: Strategy

I have been to your site. Most of the on site optimization is
already done. The titles to each page and the html page names
repeat the keyword are fine. Although there are not any meta
descriptions, Google has already indexed the content of each page
correctly ( query Google site:www.yoururl.com). You could add
some alt tags to the graphics, but this tweaking would not have
a big impact.

The real issue for this site is more content and strategies to
make the site more important. Google once again has raised the
bar. They have always stated that for a site to be important
(and get traffic from Google) it must have good unique content
and have other important sites refer to it (link). Googles' most
recent change seems to do this by minimizing the importance of
exchanging links. These you scratch my back, I scratch yours
are not as important as they used to be. Now you must be
more creative than your competiting sites and develop a strategy
to encourage people to refer to your site (link).

My current feeling about search is that you need RSS or blogs
to do well. We can get you listed with all the RSS directories
(80) and many Blog directories we have ( 200+). These directories
and aggregators will generate some traffic and many one way
links.

Your current content of 80 different fruits and vegetables
are targeting single keywords with very high traffic. The
competition for those top 10 spots is already filled by
Wikipedia and other highly ranked sites. Wiki already
has much more information and PageRank. So either you must
develop content for Apple Recipes, Apple Growing...etc
or come up with new strategies to attrack links, like
RSS or Blogs that are of value to users.

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