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Top 25 Article Directories and Free Content Sites Ranked by Alexa and PageRank

If you’re trying to publish a regular email newsletter for your customers, I have good news. There’s a wealth of content out there that you can use for free — poor, average, good, and occasionally excellent. Why is this content offered free of charge? Two reasons:

  1. Article directories can earn revenue from Google ads placed on their site as part of the Google AdSense program (www.google.com/adsense). This has stimulated the growth of thousands of look-alike article sites that receive very little traffic. Others are niche sites that carry articles in particular vertical categories;
  2. Websites can be promoted effectively through articles. A link to the author’s website contained in each free article serves to:  (a) bring targeted traffic through a well-designed, intriguing “signature” or author bio at the bottom of the article and (b) raise Google PageRank by creating more incoming links to a website. These links point to the author’s website from the article’s presence both on the article sites and on the websites that use the free articles.

If you’re a marketer, I can hear your brain beginning to compute wildly:

1000 article sites X 1 link to my site X 15 articles submitted = 15,000 links to my site

Moreover, article submission tools make article spamming extremely easy. Hold on, it’s not that simple. Submitting your article to hundreds or thousands of article sites can actually hurt you, since Google spiders are finely tuned to spot spam in its many flavors. You’re much better off to submit your article to five of your favorite article sites and a couple of niche sites, and resist the temptation to blast your article to every pathetic article site on the planet.

To help you see which sites you might consider submitting to, I’ve listed below the top 25 article directory sites by their Google PageRank (10 being high) and Alexa traffic rank (1 being high). A disclaimer: The Alexa rankings are flawed and seem volatile, but give a relative measure of traffic to a site. Google PageRank (PR) is notoriously inaccurate, but can be seen as an indicator of Google’s relative trust in a site — sort of. The list is not exhaustive and includes both general article directories and some popular niche directories with an Alexa rank of under 50,000. Sites are listed in ascending Alexa rank order, with the PR 6+ sites boldfaced for your convenience.

Rankings as of 05-May-2007

Google
PageRank

Alexa
Rank

EzineArticles.com

6

499

GoArticles.com

4

3,592

ArticleDashboard.com

6

5,255

SearchWarp.com

5

6,032

ArticlesBase.com

4

8,735

iSnare.com *

6

8,791

SelfGrowth.com

6

9,653

Buzzle.com

6

9,698

ArticleCity.com

6

11,526

IdeaMarketers.com

4

13,121

ArticleAlley.com

5

14,259

Web-Source.net

5

15,375

SelfSEO.com

5

15,945

Amazines.com

5

17,509

ArticleTrader.com

5

17,633

SearchGuild.com

6

20,008

WebWorldIndex.com

5

22,233

ArticleSphere.com

4

24,462

BusinessKnowHow.com

6

28,036

PromotionWorld.com

6

29,707

ArticlesFactory.com

7

30,664

ExcellentGuide.com/article

6

33,740

ContentDesk.com

4

33,894

ArticleCube.com

5

36,322

AfroArticles.com

4

42,283
ArticleBiz.com

6

49,044

* Site is also in the article submission business.

 

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  1. Shawn June 9, 2012 Reply

    I have written for a few of these sites myself. I really like iSnare as they can help blast your selected article to other article directories and sites. The owners of the site will be presented with your article, which they can either decide to re-publish on their site, or decline to do so.

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  3. E-articles June 11, 2012 Reply

    Thank for sharing this list. I own a small article directory: http://www.e-articles.me

  4. Articles Jingle June 12, 2012 Reply

    This is another article, would you please add this on your list? http://www.articlesjingle.com/. Thanks

  5. This is free article directory site with article buzz function http://ibuzzs.com
    Thanks!

  6. blog post June 12, 2012 Reply

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  7. mrpbros June 13, 2012 Reply

    Great post man… A very good list of article directories….

  8. Raz Miller June 13, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for all the links
    I went through most of them
    It sure helped me a lot.

  9. Habel June 14, 2012 Reply

    Thanks man for the links…..really appreciated…need to optimally post my articles which are on my blog on http://www.propertyleo.com/blog

  10. nice info..
    I also have not done this.
    if my article from recycle from other web or not original article and than post in the article directory. it’s oke or not?
    thank..

  11. Martin Birrell June 14, 2012 Reply

    Great article – I have been looking for some quality computer articles to put up on my web site. This article has given me a great source of free original articles to publish. If anyone else has original articles they want published with links to their web site feel free to drop me a line.

  12. Submit Articles June 18, 2012 Reply

    Thanks a lot this valuable article sites list this is very use full for Article submissions.One more important site for article submission with PR-2 and Alexa 58,620.Where you can submit your articles.

    http://www.zigyasu.com/

  13. minka kelly June 21, 2012 Reply

    I am very happy find this list of article directories. I want to submit my article to that directories. Thank you.

  14. Lisa Donaho June 23, 2012 Reply

    Wow…………great list, um really happy to got it here…Thank you very much..

  15. C June 28, 2012 Reply

    Great Article, Can you add this website directory to you site? it is a new article directory http://www.escribir.co

  16. Just recently we have introduces one new free article submission directory in which we are publishing only unique and rich content articles for reprint on web. All guest user are invited to post their articles to publish it on our blog.

  17. Your Answers July 12, 2012 Reply

    Hi, thanks for the list. Could you consider adding this free article directory to your list? http://www.your-answers.com

  18. John July 14, 2012 Reply

    You can also try http://websitebulletin.com its free for all.

  19. USA Free Listings July 14, 2012 Reply

    Here is another article directory with do follow links as well. http://www.usafreelistings.com – The free article website for creating your own articles on your interests and recommendations. Advertise or self promote for free through articles.

  20. Keioffa July 18, 2012 Reply

    Thank you so much for this list! I’m new at writing articles, and I really needed guidance on where I should submit my articles. This list will come in handy… Thanks again :)

  21. Buy Beats July 29, 2012 Reply

    Thanks links really help me submit my articles

  22. Article Submission August 7, 2012 Reply

    Nice informative post!
    Glad that you share with us so many high quality article submission resources.

  23. SaraD August 9, 2012 Reply

    Great article but still not sure of Alexa rank. Is it the lower the better?

    • jack September 10, 2012 Reply

      Yes it is good to have low Alexa rank..!!!

  24. SEO Writing August 10, 2012 Reply

    Long before the Penguin update Google has been sleepless at cracking down on spamming techniques, writing compelling articles will not only benefit you for searching ranking but it will assist in building your brand. People will share great content.

  25. John August 12, 2012 Reply

    Good stuff. I need more alternatives to ezine

  26. click2article.com August 20, 2012 Reply

    click2article.com Instant Approved Article Directory For SEO. It is a great way to increase traffic to your site as well as to improve page rank due to the built up backlinks.

  27. bengalee September 1, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for all great links
    It is very helpful.

  28. andry September 6, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for the links It is so helpful for me

  29. Jared September 12, 2012 Reply

    Here are 4 article directories with instant approval, blog commenting, do-follow link attribute and more. Always looking for new authors and informative articles.

    http://www.usafreelistings.com
    http://www.conversationdirectory.com
    http://www.articledirectory411.com
    http://www.backlink411.com

  30. CecileDstanl September 16, 2012 Reply

    Out of all the article sites I personally love http://www.ezinearticles.com (recommended but it takes time)
    http://www.articlesbase.com (recommended)
    http://generalarticles.net (this one is easy and quick and is helping me rank well and its dofollow)

  31. Bradley Johnson September 17, 2012 Reply
  32. Sanjeev Kumar October 4, 2012 Reply

    Good blog for article submission. Sites are fantastic in results.

  33. Jordan Dove October 16, 2012 Reply

    I use http://articleterminal.com as one of my favorites, ease of use and guaranteed INSTANT submission.

  34. Anni November 5, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this post with us.

  35. John Vorwerk November 7, 2012 Reply

    Is there a point in posting the original article on your own web site first and then submit it, including a link to the original article?

    This should raise the authority of your web site as the original source, shouldn’t it?

  36. Pradeep November 22, 2012 Reply

    Hi,
    Apart from these article directories i founded one more article website (http://www.thearticledirectorys.com). This website provides easy to submit our articles and better customer services.

  37. Alaska Search Engine Optimization December 2, 2012 Reply

    thanks for the list, this is great and a big help for the blogger like me

  38. Dilupa Sandika December 10, 2012 Reply

    Thank You for explanation about free article publishing and promoting own website through the above top rank article sites.

  39. jonadsoam December 12, 2012 Reply

    i work on anther one it’s http://www.onlinearticles.us/

  40. joshyudell December 12, 2012 Reply

    Nice post. These are really very nice article sites.
    These sites can raise the authority of your web site as the original source.

  41. Dr Usha Rajagopal December 12, 2012 Reply

    These are really interesting article sites.As i gone through, i found all of them have more than 50 domain authority,which helps in boosting site’s ranking further making it popular.Thanks for sharing such sites.

    http://blogs.forbes.com/people/drusharajagopal/

  42. the full report December 24, 2012 Reply

    writing compelling articles will not only benefit you for searching ranking but it will assist in building your brand. Long before the Penguin update Google has been sleepless at cracking down on spamming techniques,

  43. Travis H February 26, 2013 Reply

    Another great website to read and write articles on: http://www.poptop.webs.com/

  44. buram March 11, 2013 Reply

    Hi, thank’s for sharing this articles directory list. i got one free articles directory with high PR and dofollow to,it’s ftopdirs.com, i hope you add this to your articles directory list ( if you don’t mind), thanks.

  45. Free Article Site March 15, 2013 Reply

    FastLinkMaker.com is free articles site, Submit your article here for getting best ranking in search engine, this is best article directory for finding instant approval.

  46. free web directory March 20, 2013 Reply

    Great examples here, I’m looking at having my comments section re designed, although its clean and simple now I think it could be a little more personal.

  47. Adorn Web Design Company In India March 21, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this list.

  48. Worldarticle March 26, 2013 Reply

    Add this site also – http://www.worldarticle.us/

  49. Isaac April 11, 2013 Reply

    Another worthy site is http://www.howitoo.com – It’s not exactly an article site, but they let you publish How to articles with 1-2 links in the the author’s bio. I think that type of blog is better than article websites, who longer pose great SEO benefits. Check it out.

  50. Doreen Dickens April 12, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for sharing. These sites are good and its a great way to generate more traffic.

  51. Blagovest June 1, 2013 Reply

    This directory acept articles. I am the owner. Promise fast approve in one day! PR 3 http://www.twist.bg/en/

  52. medical exams June 6, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for really wonderful list.

  53. mina thapa June 10, 2013 Reply

    thanks for the wonderful listing

  54. Erinjones August 15, 2013 Reply

    Thanks! I have submitted in all the sites,Can you provide more sites to submit on Lowest Airfare to India Thanks..

  55. neha September 7, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for the list.
    Just want to share my experience.
    I have submitted a unique article to http://largearticle.com 2 weeks before.And i am daily getting 200 visitors to my site from 2 weeks.Just i want to say is article marketing works.
    The key is that your article should be 100% unique and useful.
    My article gone viral and visitors are sharing it automatically.
    now i am daily submitting 5 unique articles to largearticle.com
    also the article directory in which you are submitting your article should be dofollow because if it is then only google count it as backlink.largearticle is dofollow.

  56. Suresh Kumawat September 13, 2013 Reply

    A fine list of article submission sites. Thanks.
    It helps a lot.

  57. ha September 21, 2013 Reply

    also I like lateststory.net
    this is big site for SEO

  58. sudeep September 26, 2013 Reply

    Thanks neha.i also prefer largearticle.com because it is dofollow
    and article gets approved within 2 days

  59. Julio November 11, 2013 Reply

    This is another popular directory. http://lifeunix.com/

  60. Cheryl Stanley December 5, 2013 Reply

    every web master needs to SEO for his Project and Back links are very important for his strategy and traffic get on website.This list very terrific and amazing lots of helping me still directories are working after Google updates thank you,and agreed with your calculation Article are best way to get better traffic and increases page rank and Alexa.

  61. Mike December 9, 2013 Reply

    This one http://ezineproarticles.com has a bunch of cool features that sets it apart from all other article directories. It’s more like a writing community, and has a radio player built in so you can chill out while writing your articles :)

    You can include several affiliate links and they are DoFollow so really a great website to use.

    Two more are

    http://ezinearticlevault.com
    http://megadumpload.com

    Cheers,
    Mike.

  62. Pauljoe December 29, 2013 Reply

    nice list

  63. Pankaj Mittal January 2, 2014 Reply

    Hello Frnds I am share with u another popular directory.

    Write about whatever you like and get paid royalties – http://www.wikinut.com/in/xicejg/

    That is power full website and post your News and Article Approved with in 2 – 3 Hr and get more traffic your articles…?

  64. instrumen pengetahuan January 4, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for really wonderful list.

  65. ROHIT January 27, 2014 Reply

    http://www.webmastersbuzz.com/
    ANOTHER GOOD ARTICLE SITE

  66. Rohit April 5, 2014 Reply

    http://articledunia.com
    Another good article directory…

  67. Kevin April 8, 2014 Reply

    Another high quality article directory is http://www.letsbefamous.com
    Letsbefamous is a website where you can read and write incredible article in your niche such as business, technology, entertainment, reviews, etc. Only well written researched articles get published on the website. Pagerank: 5

  68. vinay kumar April 8, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for sharing do follow article site list !

  69. harry April 12, 2014 Reply

    Hi,

    I have event posting website eventgeos.com, I want to improve my alexa ranking which I am not able to do. Pls help what may be the cause and how to fix.

  70. Narinder Bamrah April 21, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this great list of Articles and check my own latest Article Posting site :- http://www.zapwebdirectory.com/

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