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I just thought that some may appreciate a list of the top 25 article directories. Note where HubPages is
Place/Name/Alexa rank/Google Page rank/ NF=no follow
1. ehow.com 120 7 NF!
2. squidoo.com 172 7
3. ezinearticles.com 378 6
4. hubpages.com 434 6
5. examiner.com 565 8 NF!
6. seekingalpha.com 1,317 7 NF!
7. technorati.com 1,642 8
8. articlesbase.com 1,876 6 NF!
9. buzzle.com 2,172 6
10. apsense.com/article/start 2,353 4
11. goarticles.com 2,981 2
12. gather.com 3,374 6
13. suite101.com 4,165 6
14. selfgrowth.com 4,961 6
15. ideamarketers.com 5,722 4
16. articlesnatch.com 5,835 5 NF!
17. sooperarticles.com 5,968 4
18. helium.com 6,057 5 NF!
19. amazines.com 6,857 4
20. brighthub.com 6,943 6
21. ezinemark.com 7,045 4
22. textbroker.com 7,124 4
23. infobarrel.com 7,412 4
24. triond.com 9,351 5
Thanks! This is information I ought to know but don't have the time/energy to search out myself.
Another place to look is Quantcast's top sites list, which is a measure of actual site traffic.
Alexa can be more or less accurate because it relies on users with the Alexa toolbar to gather data. So, if Alexa users don't visit certain sites, they'll rank badly, even if the site gets plenty of other traffic.
Quantcast works by embedding a 1x1 pixel image on every page of a participating website. It can then see each time the page is loaded, using the image like the turnstyle at a gate. The limitation of Quantcast is that it has to estimate on sites that do not put the Quantcast graphic on their pages. Luckily, both Hubpages and Squidoo participate, giving us some insights. (If you view quantcast's stats for a particular site, you can then click the compare link to compare it with up to three other domains that you specify.)
Great post! Honestly, that doesn't seem too bad to me. But I'm not well-versed enough at Hubpages to really understand how different 1 and 4 will be in terms of traffic. I do think it's a bit odd to put a site like textbroker on there, as the setup is totally different. No one who is trying to find out about a topic hits textbroker. It's a different market.
by Siew Cheng8 years ago
Do you use article directories to get backlinks to your hubs? If so, which article directories do you use?
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I have been writing articles for several years. They are submitted to about 200+ article directories. If I use one of these articles for a Hub is it considered duplicate content?The articlesw are cre34ated by myself.
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How do article directories help increase traffic?How does putting your articles on article directories help and do you just copy your hubs directly onto them?
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