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Do you use article directories to get backlinks?

  1. profile image53
    Siew Chengposted 7 years ago

    Do you use article directories to get backlinks to your hubs?  If so, which article directories do you use?

    1. Misha profile image77
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. Hundreds of them smile

      1. Green Lotus profile image61
        Green Lotusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        What is the definition of an Article Directory? Is it like Stumbleupon or Digg? If so, I use them and they bring in more traffic.

        1. Misha profile image77
          Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No. Ezinearticles is article directory. smile

          1. Green Lotus profile image61
            Green Lotusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I bet you have a good Hub on article directories, right Misha?

            1. Misha profile image77
              Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Not yet, I am working on it though smile

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                Siew Chengposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                hundreds of them? that means you are using the article submission service.  Hope you get the hub out soon!

        2. skyfire profile image74
          skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yes using them brings more traffic. Article directories are close-content directories, with close i mean there is not community model around those directories. Hubpages have community model (score and other things). Article directories generate more traffic for some keywords.

          Stumbleupon and Digg are social networking sites,not article directories.

          1. Green Lotus profile image61
            Green Lotusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks! I have a personal blog, and a few Lenses on Squidoo I use mainly for backlinks. I'll have to check out Ezine and Article Base. Thanks everyone. Now all I need is another 12 hours in a day big_smile

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              Siew Chengposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Most article directories require only 250 words.  You might as well rewrite your hubs and post there, link back to your blog or hubpage.
              Check out goarticles and articledashboard too

              1. Anolinde profile image85
                Anolindeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Hi.  I have a question about ezinearticles I hope you help me with.  When you sign up with them, they ask for your web URL.  Do you put hubpages.com as your web URL or should you get a blog/website first and use that instead?  Hope you see this and can help me.  Thanks!! smile

                1. rb77 profile image77
                  rb77posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Put the url you want people to visit. Once you open your profile there are spots for a few more urls, twitter acct. and a few other things.

                  The other thing is once you submit and get a certain amount (I forgot the exact number 10, 25?)of articles published, then you can apply for platinum status. This means quicker approval and unlimited submissions.

                  You can also set up alias profiles. This is good for sorting out your different topics. Lets say A.Smith is one profile, you can have your urls for Gardening and write gardening related articles using A.Smith. Then you create a profile for AB.Smith, this could be for Shopping topic and so on. All the aliases will be connected to the first profile you set up.

      2. Isabelle22 profile image56
        Isabelle22posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hundreds wow.

    2. Has_aWayWithWords profile image65
      Has_aWayWithWordsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have used Associated Content and Article Base but I have found better success promoting myself in popular blogs related to my content. I wrote a hub about using blogs to gain traffic you can find it from my profile page

  2. DanPowers profile image54
    DanPowersposted 7 years ago

    I haven't used them, but does anyone know sites that you can submit your hubs to, rather than the entire article?

    1. profile image53
      Siew Chengposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's what article directories are for.  You can rewrite into 250 words content, and link back to your hubs.

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    shinujohn2008posted 7 years ago

    i have not user article directories. If you have a business website that you want to promote , you can use article directories to get more customers.

  4. Dale Nelson profile image41
    Dale Nelsonposted 7 years ago

    Article directories like Ezine and article directory do get large numbers of readers due to their rank in google search. The idea is the same as writing a hub, so if you are writing just to be read I prefer hubpages.If you are wanting backlinks, provided that the article is similar in content to your hub and not a possible rewrite of the same info, then your backlinks are rewarded by the search engines and readers will want to read more if the content is relevant to your headings.

    So yes to articles if backlinks are there to boost your hub in the search engine or to direct article readers to further information on the same topic.

  5. marcofratelli profile image72
    marcofratelliposted 7 years ago

    I haven't used them in ages, but it is certainly beneficial. Places like ezinearticles and articlesbase are good.

  6. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Yes, putting hard work in to quality article directories, such as hubpages, is one of the only real ways to generate quality non organinc backlinks.

  7. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Article *marketing* helps, yes tongue article directories are good for parking a link, yes also and both require work and time. big_smile

  8. hiphopconsul profile image65
    hiphopconsulposted 7 years ago

    I've had a lot of success submitting articles to Searchwarp.

    1. profile image53
      Siew Chengposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Searchwarp?!  I will look into it, thanks.

  9. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    I put some hub links up on reddit today and my stats have increased tenfold or more in just one day.

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      JeanMeriamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      what kind of hubs were these? I took a look at reddit and don’t quite see how mine would work there. Or do you think it matters what kind?

      1. IzzyM profile image90
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I put up all my hubs that came under the heading of Science and they did best over there. If you look around the site you'll find different areas to post links - I had to search to find Gardening and put a lot up there but it was my Science hubs that did best. I'm sure if you look they'll have areas for everything - hit the search box from the main page.

    2. Misha profile image77
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Reddit traffic does not click on ads. smile

      1. IzzyM profile image90
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No I noticed but it gets my stuff read!

        1. IzzyM profile image90
          IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Google analytics showed me that the bounce rate on all the traffic I got from reddit was almost 100% so it was a short, damaging experience.
          I say damaging because if the bounce rate is that high, then google will see that my articles are not of interest.
          I'm trying not to feel down by the experience.

          1. Misha profile image77
            Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Don't worry about that too much, Google knows what Reddit is smile

  10. quicksand profile image82
    quicksandposted 7 years ago

    I used to forward my HubPages links to Digg, but did not see any rise in traffic.

    1. Daddy Paul profile image73
      Daddy Paulposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Digg is a complete waste of time. I have found Redgage is doing a lot more traffic as of late. Stumble can be good on certain topics. Stumble does well with my crappy Ehow articles but does poorly with the type I write for Hubpages.

      1. IzzyM profile image90
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I went to digg yesterday and posted a couple of hubs. I liked how easy it was. I put in the URL and they checked the site out and put in the summary text.
        The I looked around the site. It seems to be mostly news items from the big channels like cnn who surely aready get enough coverage?
        I put some more stuff up on redgage. At least the people reading there bothered to comment on my articles and wanted to befriend me!
        Shetoldme has never brought me any traffic but I put some more stuff there too, only because everyone here says they are worth it, but the jury is still out on that one.
        I'm still wondering if it is worth backlinking.
        I've just spent two whole days doing it, and my traffic has hardly moved.
        Xomba brings a little traffic but nothing since I uploaded more links.
        Is there a site out there that could bring genuine traffic?
        Or maybe it's my hubs??

        1. Misha profile image77
          Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          1. Google, Yahoo, Bing
          2. Your hubs are excellent smile

          1. IzzyM profile image90
            IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for that Misha!!
            I already get google and yahoo traffic, but bing? Who are they?

            1. Misha profile image77
              Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Bing is a search engine run by Microsoft, the third biggest after G and Y. smile

              But they just got approved on their deal with Yahoo, so likely by the end of the year we'll see some serious changes on the SE landscape. smile

  11. Arthur Fontes profile image83
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    I have noticed that google likes Xomba i see front page results yet I receive pretty much zero traffic.

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    consolegamerposted 7 years ago

    I have done, but I'm pretty sure Google sees these links as low quality. Ok if you're in a small niche, but if you're in a sector like loans and gambling, they're not worth bothering with.

  13. Kidgas profile image80
    Kidgasposted 7 years ago

    I really haven't used article directories.  My feeling is that if I want to spend the time writing, why not do it for a site that at least shares the AdSense.  I could be way off base, but I don't have a product that I am trying to market except information.

    1. IzzyM profile image90
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not that bothered about getting paid for links, but backlinking is really all about gaining traffic, not for getting paid.
      The more traffic, the more you get anyway from google, even if no-one clicks on an advert.
      Then with the extra traffic, your site climbs higher and has more chance of getting found by searchers, who may click on an ad.
      I think thats the way it works anyway, if I'm wrong, someone will be along to correct me.

      1. Misha profile image77
        Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Izzy, backlinking could be about gaining traffic of course, but it is more efficient to use it  to better your position with search engines. I personally don't bother with both getting paid and getting side traffic, I do backlinks solely for improving my rankings smile

        And, I think you have some misconceptions about how traffic affects your position in search engines, to the best of my knowledge there is no direct relationship. smile

        1. IzzyM profile image90
          IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for that piece of info. I am still learning!

        2. Greg Cremia profile image61
          Greg Cremiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          traffic is one of the pieces of the algorithm. at least they hold a patent on it.

 
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