Why submitting articles to directories helps your SEO efforts
And How to do it!
Submitting articles to directories on the internet is a very good way to quickly build backlinks to your website. This article will discuss some of the benefits as well as describe the process of submitting articles as well as describing some things to look out for and avoid. So the first step would be to write an article. And this article should do a few things, it should be somehow related to your website (or product), it should be at least 500 words (most directories require at least 500 words before publishing your article), and it should be readable and even entertaining or interesting (in other words, not just a bunch of non-sense copied and pasted from who knows where filled with links). Write a 500 Plus word article for a start. The next step is to google for article directories. A good search term on google would be ‘free article submission’ or ‘submit article’, and many variations of these search terms will give good results. You should be able to find a good list with a ton of directories that will publish your article online for free. (In fact I may publish such a list later on). Then, one by one, sign up to as many of these directories as you can. However one thing to watch out for is directories with very low page rank, which are basiaclly link farms. My theory is to never try to get links from anysite with a lower page rank than yours, so be careful if your website has a page rank over 2 or so. After signing up for as many of these directories as you can, start submitting your article. A good idea would be to mix up the wording in your article for each submission (also called ‘spinning’) in an effort to avoid getting ‘punished’ by google or other search engines for having duplicate content. This is the most difficult part of the process, and it will be frustrating and hard, but just remember that it will pay off big dividends in the near future. It is a good idea to keep all your passwords for all of the directories so that you can return to these websites and submit more articles (and get more backlinks). Another time saving tip is to use firefox webbrowser with the autofill settings on, this will make submitting your articles way easier since the browser will fill in a lot of the fields on all of the forms that you will encounter with this, this will save you a ton of time and a ton of typing in the long run. Just remember to submit, submit, submit, and eventually you will start to see these articles coming up on google, and you will get the backlinks. And if you are lucky and your article is interesting, then other websites will pick up and publish the article, thus giving you even more backlinks. So get started today!
Thanks for reading this article and feel free to leave tips and hints on how to do this in the comments section, and add some links to article submission directories that you may know about.