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Submitting Articles to Directories

Manual Submissions

The biggest drawback of manual submission is that it’s time consuming. The benefits are that it allows you to hand pick where you want your articles going and make sure that you have the categories correct. The last thing you want to do is have an automated service send your articles to directories that have a poor reputation and end up damaging yours in the process. Also, there is no guarantee that each directory has the same categories available to choose from, and if you do not take the time to select the correct one you could lose traffic due to poor categorization and rank.

Manual submission enables you to make sure you don’t send the articles to directories that would be detrimental to your ranking due to their poor reputation.

Here are some big directories with solid page rankings, from around 4-6, that you may want to consider sending your articles to:














Automated Submissions

In theory, automated article submission is great: Submit an article to hundreds of article directories throughout the Web, getting your article lots of exposure and lots of back links to your site to help drive traffic and increase your page rank. The best part is it takes minimal time and financial investment.

Unfortunately, there are a few problems. First of all, if your automatic submission software submits your article to a site with a poor reputation and ranking the backlink that is created could actually damage your reputation. In addition, articles occasionally will become corrupted in the process of being submitted to directories and the end result can render an article with missing or unreadable pieces. This not only looks unprofessional, but if it affects your text anchor or website link it can make it impossible for traffic to get to your site. Each article directory does not necessarily categorize their articles in exactly the same way. Creating problems similar to the automated search engine submission. It is possible for some of your articles to be rejected or poorly categorized just because the correct category was not identified through the automated article submission process.

Automated Article Submission Sites

• Fast Submit Articles, completely automatic $6 gets your article sent to all of the major

• Unique article wizard is also an automatic service, you pay a monthly fee of about $67/month

• Easy push button service ( is a “semi-automatic” submission service (you have to customize the category). The cost for this is $27 per month, but they also have a $1 trial offer. This system takes a little longer than the fully automatic software but it allows you to circumnavigate the problem surrounding category issues.

I am not an affiliate or associated with any of these companies, and if you search “automatic article submission” you will find a plethora of other options to research for yourself. Personally I use the easy push button traffic system because it saves me time, and I like retaining the right to select the category of each article – a happy compromise between the two.

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