Article Directory List

So is listing your website in article directories good or bad?

If you auto scrapping content to create articles and spinning them to submit to hundreds of sites, The answer is it bad.

However if you have an excellent well-written article and you plan to submit it to just a couple of the top article directories once, it might be a good idea especially if your options are limited.

Below is a downloadable list of some other article directories and their corresponding Trust flow , Citation flow and domain authority.

Article Directories List

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Citation Flow is developed by Majestic SEO and it is a number of predicting how influential a URL might be based on how many sites link to it

Trust Flow is developed by Majestic SEO and is a number predicting how trustworthy a page is based on how trustworthy sites tend to link to trustworthy neighbors

Domain authority is developed by Moz and is a measure of the power of a domain name and is one of many search engine ranking factors. Domain authority is based on three factors: Age, Popularity, and Size.

PageRank is a ranking number used by Google Search to rank websites in their search engine results. On Monday, March 7 2016, Google officially ends it.

Which article directories should I avoid?

  • Avoid Fiverr services that offer to submit your website to hundreds or even thousands of directories. Typically they use scripts like Senuke, Xrummer to build links from low quality directories sites
  • Avoid listing in too many “free article directories”. Focus on the top 10 sites.
  • If your entire site is in English, avoid listing in non English speaking article directories
  • Avoid listing in article directories stuffed full of ads and other nonsense

Will listing in article directories give my site a jump in rankings?

Well, the truth of the matter is, no – probably not. In fact, the difference will most likely be unnoticeable. However if you have extremely good articles, there is no reason why you cannot submit them in moderation.


According to Matt Cutts from Google,

” The theory behind that is if somebody finds it useful and puts it on their webpage, then you might get a few links. Now in practice what we’ve seen is this often tends to be a little bit of lower quality stuff. And in fact we’ve seen more and more instances where you end up with really kind of spammy content getting sprayed and syndicated all over the entire web. So in my particular opinion article directories and just trying to write one article and just syndicating it wildly or just uploading it to every site in the world and hoping that everyone else will download and use it on their website, I wouldn’t necessarily count on that being effective.”

Do bear in mind that if you follow every single thing that Google recommends, most small businesses will find it nearly impossible to build any links at all. Sometimes something is better than nothing.

While we do not recommend submission across hundred of directories by software such as Senuke or Xrummer, we do see minor benefits in submitting a good quality article to sites like Ezine perhaps just once as part of an entire tapestry of natural link diversity that Google looks out for.