This page features the top 101 online free article directories and free article websites. You can submit
your free articles to all of these websites. They will, in turn, make them
available to other websites to post on their blogs or website pages. All of your
articles should include a credit line at the end of the article that includes
your book offer, website link, and anything else that you feel is important.
If you'd like to nominate other free article services, email
John Kremer. I know that I have missed some
services. Your website might be one of those. - John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
NewsReleaseCritiques.com - I see dozens of news releases every
day. Few make the grade. Most are uninteresting, unnewsworthy, and
product-oriented. What does it take to sell books with a good news release? In a
15-minute phone call, I can give you feedback on your news release to help you
make it one that sells books. - John Kremer
Free Article Distribution Services
Note: The number after a listing is the Alexa # for Publishing and Printing websites only.
If you want to limit your work, focus on the large bolded sites.
- Syndicate your articles and earn money at the same time.
Amazines: http://www.amazines.com #43
Article 99: http://www.article99.com #47
Article Alley: http://www.articlealley.com.
Alexa rank: 3,602 in July 2011. #22
Article Avenue: http://www.articleavenue.com #78
Article Bin: http://www.articlebin.com #56
Article Biz: http://www.articlebiz.com #63
Article Blast: http://www.articleblast.com #34
Article Blizzard: http://www.articleblizzard.com
Article Buzz: http://www.article-buzz.com #44
Article Cat: http://www.articlecat.com #42
Article City: http://www.articlecity.com
http://www.articleclick.com - 289,352
published free articles by 110,596 authors. Alexa rank: 7,471 in July 2011.
Article Codex: http://www.articlecodex.com #49
- Shares revenue with writers.
Article Content King: http://www.article-content-king.com
Article Cube: http://www.articlecube.com #90
Article Dashboard: http://www.articledashboard.com
- Alexa rank: 10,119 in June 2012. #25 - Note: They require you to pay
$47 to submit articles, but it is free to use articles from their website.
http://www.articlefeeder.com - Alexa
rank: 14,439 in July 2011.
Article Geek: http://www.articlegeek.com #79
Article Gold: http://www.articlegold.com #41
http://www. articlenexus.com #36
Article On Ramp:
http://www. articleonramp.com #93
http://www. articlepool.com #54
http://www. articleset.com #68
http://www.articletrader.com - Also
offers distribution to 276 other article directories for only $14 per article.
Alexa rank: 8,340 in March 2011.
rank: 292 in March 2011. #5
Articles Submit: http://www.articles-submit.com
Articles to Reprint: http://www.articlestoreprint.com
http://www.artipot.com. Alexa rank: 18,830 in February 2012. 1,143,900
articles by 188,300 authors.
- Now owned by Yahoo!, this site commissions freelance writers and video
producers to create content on different topics. 2.27 million articles and
videos from 350,000+ contributors. Motto: Get published, reach millions, get
paid. Alexa rank: 552 in August 2010.
- Provides free article and book press release submissions for authors and
publishers. “We feature the contributors current and past works on their
submitted article with direct links to their book on several online bookstores.
A portion of the earnings from book sales are donated to First Book.”
Brand New Content: http://www.brandnewcontent.com
Content for Reprint: http://www.content4reprint.com
Ebooks N Bytes:
Ezine Articles: http://www.ezinearticles.com
- 377,500 authors have posted articles here. The site gets about 2 million visits
per month. You cannot use their articles in a resale product. Probably the most
important online article site. Alexa rank: 313 in June 2012. #1
Free Articles & Content:
Free Articles Zone:
http://www.galoor.com - Free to join with
more opportunities and more results. Alexa rank: 49,233 in September 2012.
Global Prosperity: http://www.globalprosperity.info
Go Articles: http://www.goarticles.com.
Alexa rank: 2,543 in June 2012.
- Features 300,000 articles on 44,000 subjects and 12 million page views per
month. Users contribute articles and then rate each other's articles on a random
basis (so users can't game the system). Via this website, you can get paid to
share your knowledge. If you are looking for people to write articles for your
website or a book, check out the Helium Marketplace. Alexa rank: 5,238 in June
How to Do Things:
http://www.howtodothings.com - This
site features how-to articles written by their registered contributors. They are
actively looking for more contributors. You can register and contribute easily.
They share 50% of the Google AdSense advertising revenues your articles earn with you. To find how more go to:
http://www.howtodothings.com/ start.htm?cid=writing. Liz Smith is their
Alexa rank: 17,989 in June 2012.
- A place to post
content and have it read by others. Including articles, poems, reports, etc. HubPages gives you 60% of all the revenues you generate from having people read
your articles. You can also create sidebars to feature photos or sales info.
Allows you to build a flagship page on a subject. Such a page requires at least
1,500 words, 3 or more videos, some photos, 10 or more helpful links to other
sources (with your description why the link is valuable), an RSS feed or news
capsule, and lots of tags. For more on creating a flagship page, see
http://www.hubpages.com/help/flagship _hubs_more. Also, you can check the
following page to see what sort of pages people would like to see:
Alexa rank: 295 in June 2012.
Idea Marketers: http://www.ideamarketers.com
- Alexa rank: 4,652 in June 2012.
- Relatively news article site with lots of openings for authors and lots of
room for growth. Alexa rank: 259,045 in September 2012.
- Unlimited articles for $719.40 per year. #33
Submitter - This PC software tool by Rod Beckwith and Jeff Alderson allows
you to submit to over 200 online article directories in one easy click. You can
submit your articles without having to visit each article directory manually.
Article submissions allow you to get more free website traffic, improve your
search engine ranking, and make more sales. Each time you open the software, it
updates with the latest directories. You can also suggest new directories for
the service. Also includes Instant Article Creator, which walks you
through writing great articles, and Speed Article Writing, a 21-page
guide to writing articles fast. Cost: $97 with no recurring charges.
“I just started using a software [note that she didn't say which software or
service she was using] that distributes articles one has written and I've had
really good results hitting 35 of the top 50 slots for my keywords on Google....
It's all one big experiment and I won't know for about 3-6 weeks what the real
results are like, because I'm not sure how long those articles will stay at the
top of Google or how many will be reprinted on blogs about adoption or
scrapbooking.” - Lisa Copen, author, Adoption Scrapbook Album
Instant Article Wizard:
- Write useful articles in
minutes to place on your website or other sites via these online article sites.
http://www.jogena.com/articles/content.htm - Also includes an ezine
directory and ebook directory.
http://www.learniacs.com - Make money
while sharing your articles online.
Share your knowledge with the world! Any subject you like! The more articles
you have, the better you'll see results! Add your AdSense code and earn money
from all your articles and, also, from the people you bring to your network, 10
http://www.opednews.com - A
liberal/progressive news and opinion website. “We have a very powerful article
submission user interface. It's the way we want to see your article submissions.
… Send your article to us first and give us a 72 hour exclusive and if we think
it's good enough, we'll forward it to our large list (380+) of other web and
print news sites and newsletter emailers.”
http://www.pubarticles.com - Alexa
rank: 5,252 in March 2011.
The Red Carpet Broadcast:
http://www.trcb.com - Allows writers to get
exposure traffic back to their website plus 50% revenue share in exchange for
the submission of their original articles. Also features free ebooks.
Rysite Article Directory:
http://www.rysite.com - Articles are curated.
The site also automatically tweets each article to a targeted audience.
http://www.searchwarp.com - Features
128,000 articles from over 7,000 authors. Alexa rank: 10,114 in July 2011.
Submit Your Article: http://www.submityourarticle.com
- 48 articles for $444 per year.
The Ultimate Article Directory: http://www.ultimatearticledirectory.com
http://www.webarticles.com - Alexa
rank: 281,764 in July 2011, Page Rank 5.
Web Pro News:
http://www.webpronews.com - Focus on
Internet news and marketing. Alexa rank: 2,453 in July 2011.
Wonder How-To: http://www.wonderhowto.com
videos rated by the community as fresh, gems, and hot. Indexes and ranks how-to videos from hundreds of other sites.
You can upload how-to videos to earn money as well. Also how-to articles. Alexa
rank: 2,167 in March 2011.
The World Wide Information Outlet: http://certificate.net/wwio
http://www.worldvillage.com - Allows
you to post articles and earn 50% of any Google AdSense income from views of
your article. Alexa rank: 27,165 in March 2011.
Article Syndication Advice
- More is not better. Focus on quality over quantity.
- Hand-submit to the top directories even if you bulk submit to others.
- Maintain normal growth rate on articles. Do one article a day or week, not
dozens at once.
- Vary your anchor text from article to article.
- Don't focus on you in the author block. Focus on your topic and keyword
Complete A-Z Article System
- This downloadable e-book by Eric Gruber is a do-it-yourself guide to working with article
directories, ezines, and others to publish free articles that will bring your
website and book free publicity, more traffic, and increased sales. $97.
Fast and Simple Guide
to Article Marketing - A free ebook download. Lots of important
points on all aspects of writing and marketing articles.
Writing and Promoting Online Articles
The following article, reprinted with permission of the author, Kathleen
Gage, answers the following question: “I personally don't know anyone who has
gotten increased business from this tactic [writing and distributing articles
online as a way of building an opt-in list] and none of my clients have either.
Who is getting more business from this and what are they doing differently?”
Thank you for your message. The process of article writing and distribution
is a tool for credibility and positioning. There are several elements involved
that determine if you will be successful.
1. How well written is the article and is it specific to a market?
2. Do you have a title that grabs people's attention?
3. Do you have a resource box at the end of the article?
4. Is there a compelling offer you are making in the resource box that would
encourage the reader to visit your website, blog or a landing page?
5. Is your website set up to optimize those people who will visit your
website with a visible opt-in opportunity that is of high value to the visitor?
6. What is your follow up plan to market to the people who visited your site
and opted into your database?
7. Are you creating high value to those who receive messages from you?
8. Are you a resource before you are a vendor?
I often find that when one of these elements is not in place article writing
and distribution can be completely ineffective. I also find that people are
impatient and don't put effective systems in place, nor do they view the process
in the long term of building their business and increasing their revenues.
I have made money from article distribution in that it is a part of my
overall marketing strategy. I do not expect to necessarily make money simply
because I have posted an article. It is in the building of an opt-in database
and creating ongoing value for the reader that some readers turn into buyers.
As someone who makes a very good living from the Internet, I can vouch for
the effectiveness of this strategy. Many of my associates who also make their
income directly from the Internet use this method because it is in fact very
Making money on the Internet can be like baking a cake. If you don't have all
the right ingredients in the correct order you could have a total flop on your
hands. On the other hand, when your systems are in place you can be extremely
successful and have a very tasty outcome.
Does article writing and distribution work? Yes. However, it should be a part
of an overall marketing strategy and will be most effective when viewed this way.
Get More Website Traffic: How to Get More Prospects
Guaranteed When You Write Articles
by Eric Gruber
Want to get more website traffic and more prospects now?
When you write articles, you will attract more attention and get more website
traffic, online publicity and profits.
BUT, if you want to write articles that get read and keep your audience
coming back for more, you must follow my basic rules of writing for an online
audience. If you are used to writing articles for print publications, be sure to
read these rules. The online consumer is different than the print consumer.
7 Article Writing Tips to Ensure Your Targeted Audience Reads What You
Write & Buys What You Are Selling:
1. Use conversational copy. Talk to your readers. Use words that people
know. Absolutely, do not use jargon. It is boring. You will lose your audience's
attention immediately. So, use words that people are familiar with and can
connect to. Write like you talk and let your personality and experience shine
through. You will make a better connection with your readers.
2.Go active. Words have power. Find specific active verbs to paint
your copy. This will make your article exciting and lively. Action verbs are
more engaging and will move the reader along. And, by using action verbs, you
will automatically reduce the number of words it will take to get your message
across. For example, "John loves Mary" is stronger than "Mary is loved by John."
3. Make your copy benefit oriented. Honestly, your readers don't care
how many awards you have won. They don't care how many degrees you have or how
many books you have written. All they care about is how you can help them solve
their problems. So include a strong benefit in your article title. Include
benefits in your article. And add benefits to your About the Author section.
4. Connect with your readers' emotions. We all want to feel smarter,
richer, happier and thinner. Use these emotions to connect with your reader. For
example, “Do you feel paralyzed every time you have to go shopping? Do you hate
trying on clothes? Does stepping in front of that three way mirror strike fear
inside you? Here are my 7 top tips to help you lose weight now...”
5. Keep sentences and paragraphs short. When your readers see articles
with long sentences, long paragraphs and no bullet points or sub-headings, they
will automatically skip that article. Here's why:
- Large chunks of information scare them.
- It overwhelms them.
- It takes too much time and effort to read that article.
And that's the psychology of most readers online. So make your sentences and
paragraphs short. If your sentences are longer than 20 words, cut them up into
two sentences. You can also add lists and bullet points. And, use subheadings
that will attract readers when they scan articles, just like I have done with
6. Front-load your point. When you make readers wade through paragraph
after paragraph of unrelated anecdotes before you get to your point, you've lost
your audience's attention. Yes, Mark Twain pulled that stunt all the time. But,
your name is not Mark Twain. You want to tease your readers with bits of
information they need to know. This way they'll stick around to the end. They'll
then want to click on the link in your About the Author section and buy your
products or services.
7. Simplify. Worried you're not using the right words? Use simpler
words. Worried that your sentences are not clear? Make simpler sentences.
Worried that people won't see your point? Make your point simpler. Make things
simpler and your writing problems will vanish. That's why every newspaper in the
world is written so a sixth grader can understand.
I'm not telling you to boil everything down to see Spot run simplicity. But,
if you can't make people understand what you write, it's not because the world
is filled with morons. It's because your messages are not clear.
These are just some of the tips found in my
Complete A to Z Article
Marketing System. This easy system has helped hundreds of people just like
you get articles get read from top to bottom. Follow my article writing advice
and you will get more online publicity, website traffic and profits!
By revealing his top secrets to writing articles that sell fast, Article
Marketing Expert Eric Gruber has helped of thousands of experts just like you
boost traffic, get more leads and increase sales.
Complete A-Z Article System
downloadable e-book by Eric Gruber is a do-it-yourself guide to working with article
directories, ezines, and others to publish free articles that will bring your
website and book free publicity, more traffic, and increased sales. Cost: $97.
Top 7 Tips to Help You Become a Thought Leader Just By
Writing and Submitting Articles Online
by Eric Gruber
1. Write articles on a consistent basis. To be a thought leader - you
need to consistently articulate and convey insightful information that listeners
and readers value. This means, you should be writing articles - if not on a
daily basis - then a weekly basis. These articles should be used for article
submission. They should be on your blog. They should put into an auto-responder
series. And, they should be turned into products.
2. Give away your best tips and advice. Truly insightful information
is a rare commodity. So, if you reveal some of your best secrets that no one
else is sharing, you will automatically become a "thought leader." Plus, if the
information you're sharing is hot, prospects will think, "Wow! If he's giving
away this information for free - I wonder what I will learn if I get his
products or consulting services!" They'll be drooling to get onto your list,
learn more about you and your offerings - and most importantly - buy from you.
So, if you want to be a thought leader is then you have to be eager to give
3. Be motivated by generosity, not self-interest. People are more
likely to follow altruists - and they instinctively know the difference. Don't
ruin your article marketing efforts by writing an amazing article - and then try
to sell them in the bio box.
Earn your prospect's respect first by telling them how you can help them -
and then invite them to get a free special report or other call-to-action that
reinforces the fact that you are a thought leader. Then focus on selling them.
4. Be different. If you are writing the same thing as everyone else,
just using different words - how does this make you the expert? It doesn't!
Build a foundation of expertise. Quantify you experience. Record what you
currently know about your industry that others in your industry may not know.
Imagine that you're a mentor writing a long letter to a protégé. Focus on
uncommon expertise and wisdom.
5. Use proven article templates that will help you write articles and
content that prove you are a "thought leader." For example, a case study article
template will help you write an article that shows prospect that you are the
expert - and that have you gotten desired results. An example is my article,
"How to Promote Your Book to the Top of the New York Times Best Sellers List."
6. Submit your articles to the top websites, ezines and blogs! Most
people focus their article marketing efforts on sites like EzineArticles.com.
Submitting your articles to article directories like EzineArticles.com is good
for building links and improving your search engine optimization. But it sucks
at helping you become a "thought leader!" Anyone can get published on article
directories (including kids) as long as you follow their editorial guidelines.
This doesn't make you stand out at the expert, does it? Get your articles
published on top, credible websites. For example, my articles can be found on
sites like About.com, SiteProNews.com, MarketingProfs.com and hundreds more.
7. Turn your articles into videos and submit them to the top video
sites like YouTube and Viddler. As a thought leader, you want to get your
message out to as many people as possible in as many formats as possible.
If you follow my advice, you will become a thought leader and make more money
To get started, check out my free article writing templates at
These templates will help you consistently write articles fast so you can become
a thought leader in your industry.
Article Marketing Expert Eric Gruber uses the power of articles to create
online opportunities for Internet marketers, small business owners and
entrepreneurs who want to experience the benefits of becoming a thought leader
in their prospects' eyes. Now, you can get 3 of his favorite his instant article
writing templates that will help you write thought leader type articles in 30
minutes or less. Get it now:
2 Minute Approval Checklist for EzineArticles.com
How do you write quality articles in less time? By planning ahead and
discovering the article writing secrets to success before you begin writing!
A solid plan, such as a checklist, will help you advance to the next level.
Taken from our submission records to find the most common reasons why articles
are not approved during the initial editorial review, the 2 Minute Approval Tips
series is compressed to give you the information you need quickly and to help
you write quality, original articles.
We’ve taken those tips and turned them into a simple checklist that you can use
to help ensure that your articles will be approved on the very first submission.
2 Minute Approval Tips Checklist
1. Does your article's byline and Resource Box names match to avoid authorship
2. How many links are in your article and are those links situated to achieve
3. Do you deliver detailed and informative content to ensure your reader doesn't
4. Are you providing your own exclusive insights to leverage your credibility
and not someone else's?
5. Is your article formatted to best inform and maintain your reader's
6. Is your Resource Box short and to the point to direct readers to your blog or
7. Does your article read naturally or are your keywords interrupting the
8. Is your article accessible to a wide audience to better increase your
9. Does the anchor text of your links appear natural and professional to
10. Is your article title balanced with reader-benefited keywords?
11. Is your article message clear with proper comma usage?
12. Are you adhering to EzineArticles' affiliate links guidelines?
13. Are your links relevant and do they provide a quality user experience?
14. Using HTML? Is it properly formatted and balanced to help draw the eye?
15. Do you mention a location? Does your article provide specific and unique
16. Does your article stand alone without relying on the reader to reference
17. Is your article title free of special characters that might hinder
readability and syndication?
18. Is your article summary short, catchy, and to the point to attract readers?
19. Did you proofread your article to catch errors?
20. Does your article meet the minimum word count with quality, informative
There you have it! Your very own article submission checklist!
For each checklist item, there is a quick
Minute Approval Tips video to help you save time and get your articles
published on the first submission.
Put all the 2 Minute Approval Tips to good use when writing your next set of
quality, original articles.
http://www.radioprguy.com - “When you decide
that you're ready to start dealing with radio stations directly, get Alex
Carroll's program. His top radio show database, tapes of dealing
with producers, and examples of actual talk shows will help you to become a radio talk show star.”
- John Kremer