Article Directories 101

Business Professional on ComputerArticle directories are websites where people submit articles that are then categorized and made available for use by others. These directories can have thousands of articles on an unlimited number of topics, and can provide your site with high quality backlinks that will increase your search engine rankings. They should be an integral part of your social media marketing plan for your startup. Writers use article directories as a way to increase their visibility, attract new clients and solidify their credibility on a certain subject area. Articles that are used most frequently are those that are informative and relevant. Popular article directories are used by search engine bots to find relevant articles. The more well-written your articles are, the more people will read them and use them. Users also submit articles with relevant keywords and search terms that link back to their websites in order to get high quality backlinks. Why use Article Directories?
  • They are an effective and inexpensive way to promote your work as a writer and also to promote your website.
  • Your articles can capture the attention of readers that you would not generally be able to reach.
  • Your articles will provide linkbacks to your site which garner attention from the web crawlers.
  • If you write good, informative articles on a subject that people find useful, there is a good chance that you will become known as an expert in your field.
  • The more you write, the better you become at it. Writing articles to submit to article directories is a great way to craft your writing skills.
Have you ever submitted an article to an article directory? Has it worked for you as well as other social media outreach efforts for your startup company? Let us know in the comments below.
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