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Article Directories - The Top 10

Updated on June 6, 2012
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Article directories are an excellent way of getting the word out, or of showcasing your work, or you might just want to write for fun. In fact, article marketing is the main "weapon" of choice for many Internet marketers.

I have listed below the top 10 article directories based on their Alexa Ranking. In addition, I have included a short review of their features, concentrating on those features which you, as a hardworking Internet marketer looking to get the maximum amount of traffic to your sites, would be interested in.

The ranking information is correct as at 4 Apr 09.


Rank: 1
Name: EzineArticles
Alexa Ranking: 210
Google Page Rank: 6
Ranking.com: 343
Description And Features:

  • Comprehensive article stats, down to how many times your link is clicked.
  • No affiliate links are allowed.
  • You can have many different author biographies under one account.
  • Lists the top authors ranked by number of articles published.


Rank: 2
Name: ArticlesBase
Alexa Ranking: 1,037
Google Page Rank: 5
Ranking.com: 4,452
Description And Features:

  • No affiliate links are allowed.
  • You are allowed only one account but can have different pen names in that account.
  • You can have 3 links in your article and 3 links in your resource box but all links will have the "nofollow" tag.


Rank: 3
Name: Buzzle
Alexa Ranking: 2,356
Google Page Rank: 6
Ranking.com: 3,301
Description And Features:

  • Application to be an author is subject to approval, which can take up to 4 weeks. But don't let the 4 weeks put you off, I got approved within 3 days. :)
  • No duplicate content allowed.


Rank: 4
Name: WebProNews
Alexa Ranking: 3,714
Google Page Rank: 6
Ranking.com: 5.346
Description And Features:

  • Submit your article through a link on the right that says, "Become a WebProNews expert author"
  • No duplicate content allowed.
  • Articles must be related to eBusiness, search engines, information technology or web development.


Rank: 5
Name: GoArticles
Alexa Ranking: 6,152
Google Page Rank: 6
Ranking.com: 13,479
Description And Features:

  • Articles are indexed once a day and are searchable by visitors within 24 hours of submission.


Rank: 6
Name: SearchWarp
Alexa Ranking: 6,805
Google Page Rank: 4
Description And Features:

  • Articles about afflilate marketing, online business, network marketing and similar topics will not be accepted.
  • Articles related to or promoting other high spam topics like gambling, casinos, prescription drugs, lending, mortgages and credit cards will also be denied.


Rank: 7
Name: Article Dashboard Directory
Alexa Ranking: 8,842
Google Page Rank: 6
Ranking.com: 27,675
Description And Features:

  • No affiliate links allowed in the body of the article.
  • Features a "Top Author" category in which authors are ranked by the number of articles published.


Rank: 8
Name: Article Alley
Alexa Ranking: 9,868
Google Page Rank: 5
Ranking.com: 18,292
Description And Features:

  • Nice and clean interface.
  • Offers an article writing service charging from $25 to $40 per article.


Rank: 9
Name: ArticleSnatch
Alexa Ranking: 11,132
Google Page Rank: 2
Ranking.com: 48,250
Description And Features:

  • Active links are not allowed in the article body but non-active links are allowed.


Rank: 10
Name: Amazines
Alexa Ranking: 11,192
Google Page Rank: 3
Ranking.com: 20.611
Description And Features:

  • Has a feature in which you can bulk submit articles.
  • Don't forget to add your author biography to the end of your articles.


Other Notable Article Directories

Name: FourPx Articles
Alexa Ranking: 16143
Google Page Rank: 3
Ranking.com: 306,301
Description And Features:

  • Do follow article directory.


Name: EvanCarMichael
Alexa Ranking: 26,277
Google Page Rank: 3
Ranking.com: 27,444
Description And Features:

  • Has a feature that shows what keywords were used to find your articles.
  • You can offer a free download of your ebooks or templates on their site and they will forward the leads to you.


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      jay 

      4 years ago

      thanx so much that was so helpful!

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      eee mini projects - I fully intend to keep going. Thanks! :)

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      eee mini projects 

      7 years ago

      Brilliant list, thanx for sharing, keep going

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Venki. I will do a review of the top 10 when I have the time. For now, I have included your directory under "Other Notable Article Directories".

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      Venki @ FourPx Articles.com 

      8 years ago

      Include our Do Follow articles directory to your list http://www.fourpxarticles.com

      Alexa – 16,499

      PR – 3

      Venki @ Articles Directory´s last blog ..The Convenience of New York Short Term Apartments

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Sam. I followed you back. :)

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      Sam Wroxall 

      8 years ago

      grest hub will have to start submitting articles to these sites thanks for the information i am now following you tks

      sam

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      There are some people who frown on rewritten versions of articles but it does beat sending the same article to all the article directories, or making each article exclusive to a particular directory.

      Anyway, in my opinion, if someone were thinking of sending out rewritten articles, they should consider the following steps:

      - make sure the original article is their own work and not a PLR article.

      - use a better quality article spinner.

      - take the trouble to properly craft the article so that all the different permutations of the article would read as seamlessly as the original.

      - use an article distribution service.

      Thanks for visiting, Robert. :)

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      RobertHassey 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      Sending various rewritten versions of articles, simultaneously, to many article directories, is a good strategy to gain some traffic for one's site. But if you're a solo writer, you are faced with the logistical problem of how many you send per day, and to which article directories. You may also be faced with the quality of the rewritten versions. Unless you have an article spinner software, you may have to do the rewriting yourself (or outsource it).

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks! :)

    • RVDaniels profile image

      RVDaniels 

      9 years ago from Athens, GA

      Another really helpful hub. Thanks!

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      I haven't published much with EzineArticles yet but I heard that they are the best.

      Thanks for visiting. :)

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      rcbonay 

      9 years ago

      Great Hub. Nice to see that someone took the trouble to separate the best from the ton of crap that's out there. I'm using ezines exclusively and I'm getting alot of traffic as a result. I tried article dashboard but it took them forever to publish my articles. Associated Content look good but I the user interface is a bit difficult to master. Keep up the great work!

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks! :)

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      countrywomen 

      9 years ago from Washington, USA

      Fantastic list. Good job. Thumbs up for another excellent hub about various writing avenues. :D

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Darlene. :)

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      DarleneMarie 

      9 years ago from USA

      Great list for people wanting to showcase their work wandererh!

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      I'm sorry but I'm not a very good teacher, I ask too many questions. :)

    • shrikrishna profile image

      shrikrishna 

      9 years ago

      amazing ,

      very good article ,

      i wish you a very large succes in future ,

      well i am a student,

      thank you

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      No problem. Glad to be of help. :)

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      Benson Yeung 

      9 years ago from Hong Kong

      Excedllent list. Thanks for the info.

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      Guidebaba - I'm an electronics engineer. I mainly do microcontroller design and a little high level programming. Long story short, I lost that job because the company didn't have enough business and closed. You must be working for a multinational if they have branches in India and Singapore.

      I have thought of starting something like an electronics site but didn't think that there is enough interest. How's your site doing?

      Powerspike - Glad that I can be of help. Do check back as I will be updating this list on an ongoing basis.

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      powerspike 

      9 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thanks for the great list, i have a few sites i am working on and they'll come in handy for sure.

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      guidebaba 

      9 years ago from India

      Great ! Me too working on my exesting electronics website and another new website on a very popular and most searched topic. In your profile you say you are an engineer. Right? What engineer you are and how and why did you lose your job. I work for an electronic company and we also have our office in Singapore.

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      Working on a couple of projects at the moment but that will definitely be on my to do list. :)

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      guidebaba 

      9 years ago from India

      You should get familiar with that to increase your online income.

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      Sorry, I'm not familiar with that. :(

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      guidebaba 

      9 years ago from India

      I can insert google news and maps without the API key but the using the API key helps in SEO.

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      It's actually for my reference but I thought I might as well make it public. :)

    • Lgali profile image

      Lgali 

      9 years ago

      very nice hub lot of research

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      No, I'm not familiar with it. Do you have a specific problem or just having problems getting started? As you said, their tutorial looks complicated. :(

    • guidebaba profile image

      guidebaba 

      9 years ago from India

      Do you know how to use google API Key? I am very much confused with this. I want to use the google news and google map using API key. The google tutorial seems very complex to me.

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      :)

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      guidebaba 

      9 years ago from India

      Great researched list man. Thanks for sharing.

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