As you may already know, dofollow article directories are essential for getting backlinks and traffic to your sites and blogs. In fact, many affiliate marketers solely rely on just article marketing alone as their main source of traffic. I recommend using as many methods as possible for SEO (search engine optimization) purposes and exposure, but, article directories is definitely one of the more important and powerful ways for helping in seo for your website.
There are a ton of great article directories out there, some are dofollow and some are nofollow. But find and experiment with as many as possible and track the results and traffic from each source. You need to figure out which ones are the most powerful or bring in the most targeted traffic, how well they rank and etc….
This is what I do. I usually only use a small handful of the article directories below. I submit only high quality, valuable and original content to couple of the most powerful directories for example Ezinearticles and a few others. I put one link to my site and another to a different article, lp or mini site in the resource box. Now, I may spin that article or rewrite it myself and then I submit those to weaker or less popular article directories. These articles will have links back to my original and high quality articles.
I don’t like submitting the same exact content anywhere, search engines dislike duplicate content and their links won’t have much potency for helping your sites anyways.
You’ll find that your high quality and original articles in the right directories, like ezines and isnare will rank easily and be on the front page of google for some impressive keywords even with a decent amount of competition. You can also do other things to increase those high quality articles ranking even more, like bookmarking them and submitting them to other directories. Don’t waste your time with the spun articles or less impressive articles. A few backlinks to them and they should be good.
I advise before joining any article directory to read their policies and tos before writing your first article. Every place may have different rules and guidelines. If not followed properly it may lead to getting banned or your articles not getting approved.
Another thing, it’s recommended you also submit quality articles to some of the nofollow article directories but the high traffic and powerful ones like “article base”, “search warp” and “article alley”. They may not give you pr juice but they will give some nice authority and targeted traffic. They also rank well in the search engines.
Here’s my list of 11 Dofollow Article Directories: they are not listed in any particular order.
There you have it, a TRUE Dofollow article directory list, at least for now. A few of the good one’s like “article base” went nofollow and others seem to be following that trend. One other tip would be, if you write valuable and high quality content then others will be more likely to publish your articles or send traffic and links to them which will greatly improve traffic and pr juice to your sites.