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Article directories

  1. LuisEGonzalez profile image89
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    I just thought that some may appreciate a list of the top 25 article directories. Note where HubPages is
    (updated 11/23/2012)

    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    
    25.    articlecity.com

    Source: http://www.vretoolbar.com/articles/directories.php

    1. profile image56
      gautams1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, this is an excellent list.

    2. cdmwriter profile image64
      cdmwriterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! This is information I ought to know but don't have the time/energy to search out myself.

    3. AMFredenburg profile image80
      AMFredenburgposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is really valuable info; thanks!

  2. Greekgeek profile image96
    Greekgeekposted 5 years ago

    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.)

  3. Tealparadise profile image92
    Tealparadiseposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Sapper profile image71
      Sapperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Same thing with technorati. That's not not even close, it's a blog directory.

  4. Denise Handlon profile image90
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Great idea-thanks!   Nice to see HP at the top.  smile