Article submission is one of the best SEO techniques for getting permanent one-way backlinks to your website. Either using other link building strategies that spends your valuable time by sending hundreds of link exchange request’s to webmasters, or setting a link exchange camping’s, but the yield is very little. There are many other ways of building links to your site, but article submission is one of the most proven links building methods.
Through article submission, you get permanent “do-follow” backlinks which carry link juice helps to build good search engine ranking and increase in Page Rank. But after the Google’s latest panda & penguin update to its search algorithm many of article submission site’s and social sharing websites had integrated “no-follow” attribute to their outbound links that didn’t carry any weigh neither helpful for increase in search ranking nor PR, on the contrary, there are some top article submission sites with high PR using “do-follow” attributes, submitting articles to such sites will get you high quality backlinks that improves your overall sites search engine ranking & Page rank.
Here I have added top 5 free “do-follow” article submission sites in descending order according to Alexa traffic rank.
1] SQUIDOO [PR7]
Squidoo is the popular article publishing site. You can create articles (Squidoo calls it “lenses”) on any topic of interest and generate passive income as your lenses scores rank for that month. Squidoo is also good for internet marketers & bloggers where you can add lenses targeted to your niche and get quality backlinks. Referring visitors to Squidoo pays you $5/ referral as the referred person by you earns $15.
PROS: Do-follow backlinks, 1-2 Promotional links allowed in the body of the article, earn money on your lenses, best for internet marketers, article approved within 2-3 days
2] EZINE ARTICLES [PR6]
Ezinearticles is a free article submission directory where you can submit any type of interest based articles, after approval, it’s available to the general public and for publishing on other websites. They don’t allow any of promotional links on the title or body of an article there is “author resource” is where you can add author bio & one link to your blog or website. Ezinearticle is the largest article directory on the internet and having over 14 years of experience.
PROS: Do-Follow backlinks, best for internet marketers, Article approval within 2-3 days
CONS: promotional links not allowed in body & title, can’t monetize your article.
3] HUB PAGES [PR6]
Hubpages is a place where you can publish your interest based articles “hubs”. It serves better search engine ranking to your blog by getting a back-links from your written hubs. You can also monetize your hubs with Adsense, Amazon & eBay affiliate links. Hubpages is popularly known for its revenue-sharing system, sharing 40% of Adsense page views on your hubs. You can get a quick Adsense account approval by writing 10-20 quality hubs on HubPages generate a passive income for life.
PROS: 2 Do-follow links allowed, can approve your Adsense account, earn publishing hubs, supports affiliate links. Quick article approval
CONS: None for worrying.
4] TECHNORATI [PR8]
Technorati is the largest blog search engine and online ad media company; you can submit your quality articles to Technorati and have a high permanent “do-follow” backlinks to your blog. Technorati is the world’s first and largest blog search engine site helps you to score higher search ranking.
PROS: get a do-follow link, monetize with Technorati ad media publishing.
CONS: nothing serious about.
5] GoArticles [PR6]
GoArticles is another most popular article directory submission site which is run by Jayde online network. It is used mostly by internet marketers to promote their products and increase website traffic and sales. Submitting articles to them usually takes less than a week and offers one do-follow backlink in the author bio section.
PROS: Article approved less than a week, do-follow backlinks,
CONS: No “Anchor text” for outbound links.
These are the top 5 free “do follow” article submission directories where you can submit your articles. Article submission is one of the most lucrative ways to get targeted and quality traffic to your website & increase in your sales if optimized with the right keywords.