ChkLines - Article Directories

The grand dame of article directories is ezinearticles.com, even though a Google algorithm update a few years ago almost killed it.

Many article directories gave up and shut down.

You can decide if you want to take the time to do article marketing.  It won’t hurt, but it’s not the SEO boost it once was.

These are precisely the type of Internet properties where you can safely post spun articles.  I would not put an original on these sites but on your own blog.

Article directories can earn revenue from Google ads placed on their site as part of the Google AdSense program. This has stimulated the growth of thousands of look-alike article sites that receive very little traffic. Others are niche sites that carry articles in particular vertical categories.

Websites can be promoted effectively through articles. A link to the author’s website contained in each free article serves to bring targeted traffic through a well-designed, compelling “signature” or author bio at the bottom of the article, and also raise Google PageRank by creating more incoming links.

These links point to the author’s website from the article’s presence both on the article sites and on the websites that use the free articles.

Article submission tools make spamming extremely easy. Submitting your article to hundreds or thousands of article sites can actually penalize you, since Google spiders are finely tuned to spot spam.

This will not happen if you spin your articles manually, and at the paragraph, sentence, and phrase level.  The trouble is, people are lazy and want to blast the same article everywhere.

SEOs largely abandoned article directories many years ago. Some new webmasters see an opportunity, think it’s a great idea, but don’t realize the repurcussions. The reality is that article directories have become crowded with low-quality, spammy content, but many webmasters don’t realize it.

You could be better off submitting your heavily spun article to five of your favorite article sites and a niche site or two.  Resist the temptation to blast your article to every lame article site on the planet.

  1. a1articles

“Here at A1 Articles, we receive a number of inquiries on a daily basis,

relating to a wide range of issues regarding the site. Often we will find

that many of these questions are similar, and so below we have

noted the most frequently asked questions should you find yourself

needing similar information. If you cannot find what you are looking for,

please do not hesitate to contact us directly and we will

help you where possible.”


  1. Amazines

“We offer free articles, free web content, and free article feeds which

are submitted by our network of quality registered authors. Once

registered, our authors are able to submit articles for distribution to

Ezines, affiliated websites and anyone else who wishes to use our

article database.”

  1. Article Alley

“Article Alley is home to millions of pages of great content, we offer

an easy way to publish your work and attract readers. We have a

community of more than 500,000 authors so join us now, it’s fun and

easy to use. Our members get great free exposure for their work

and you can too.

We love original well written interesting content that engages our

readers. To get published your work needs to be unique to our site

and not used or distributed elsewhere. Our mission is to be

the best free publishing platform online. You can help, if you

have written good content that you want, to showcase then

you have come to the right place.”

  1. ArticleBiz

“Authors: Maximum article exposure. Publishers: Reprintable article content.”

  1. ArticleCity

“Use data-driven analysis to research and validate topics that are

proven to work in your industry before writing a word.”

  1. ArticleCube

“ArticleCube is an online article search engine and website.

With ArticleCube, you can search a major article website on the web.

Launched in October 2005, ArticleCube is a top provider of

high-quality articles. Experts and talented authors can post their

content on our website.”

  1. Article Directory USA

“Welcome to ArticleDirectoryUSA.com - We have more than 100,000

live articles. Article Directory USA is a free article directory and

free ezine article directory where millions of authors submit articles for

free. Article Directory USA helps authors to grow their business,

create quality backlink and get back free traffic to their websites.

Publishers can find free articles to use in their own websites, blogs

 and newsletters. Join our Article Directory USA community, submit articles

and get unlimited exposure to your business and websites for free.”


  1. ArticlesBD

“We use a secure database to store details about your email

address and other personal information. Under any circumstances,

we will not disclose, sell or lease your private details to third parties

unless otherwise we have your permission or it is required by law.

Meanwhile, we reserve the right to contact our members through email,

if required. Such emails have a provision to unsubscribe which allows

members to remain unsubscribed to the mails down the line.”

  1. Articles Factory

“We are pleased to inform you about another way that you can increase

your on-line exposure. You may already be aware of our online library

of articles, but you may not be aware that you can submit your own

articles to be published.”

  1. ArticleSphere

“ArticleSphere.com is an online one-stop source of quality content

for general web visitors, writers/authors and publishers/webmasters.

It is a free article directory or hub that brings web visitors,

writer/authors and publishers/webmasters together.”


  1. Bigger Pockets

“The BiggerPockets Blog is the leading source for the best articles on real

estate investing, personal finance, marketing and being successful.”

  1. Bright Hub

“Bright Hub's goal is to provide Technology, Science and Education

information that you can act on. Our team of writers and editors work

together to create useful, relevant, expert-driven guidance that

sets you in the right direction.”

  1. Business Know How

“Business Know-How is an award-winning small business website

and web publisher. Owned by Attard Communications, Inc.,

Business Know-How  ( BusinessKnowHow.com ) has a 29-year

history of  publishing practical information to help small and

home-based businesses succeed. Topics covered on the website

include starting a business, marketing, internet marketing, finance,

management, leadership and other issues of importance to

business success.”


  1. Buzzle

“64 websites with high quality, highly engaging content on

thousands of topics, created by professional inhouse writers.”

  1. Constant Content

“100% Unique Content • Hand-Edited • 100,000 Expert Writers •

50,000 Businesses Served”

  1. eHow

“Whether you need to fix, build, create or learn, eHow gives you

practical solutions to the problems life throws at you. We empower you

to efficiently solve each new challenge and make your life

better and easier.”


  1. ExpertsColumn

“Expertscolumn.com is the best online content writing and publishing

platform. If you are searching for genuine ways to make money online, you

must join us as we let you earn from the articles that you publish here.

We accept articles on wide array of topics provided they are original, of

qood quality, SEO friendly and comply with all guidelines. It's totally free

to join and get paid to write articles, columns and poetry. If writing

is your hobby, then we take it as a responsibility to help you make

money writing articles, columns and poetry.”

  1. ezinearticles.com

“EzineArticles.com brings real-world experts and ezine publishers together.”


  1. Helium Network

“The RRD Content Source Network is the foundation on which our

editorial content is built. This workhorse is comprised of a

powerful assignment system, an easy-to-use writers’ workbench,

and an intuitive workflow management system that smoothly

guides content through all stages of the review process.

RRD Content Source Network places top caliber editorial

content in front of its target audiences.”

  1. How to Advice

“HowtoAdvice.com seeks articles that concisely and articulately give

 advice on how to do something. Although many of our writers are

highly regarded experts, you don't have to be a law school graduate

to get your articles published. As long as you know how to do

something that someone else doesn't, and you have the ability to

convey your insight with words, you are qualified.”

  1. HubPages

“HubPages is a network of sites where people write about their passions!”

  1. IdeaMarketers

“We specialize in advertising and training for authors, coaches,

 consultants and subject matter experts. We create online visibility

through online advertising (Facebook, Pinterest, Amazon ads) and

connecting our experts to media opportunities.”

  1. InfoBarrel

“InfoBarrel is a community of writers who spend their time creating

amazing content geared towards helping readers either educate

themselves or solve a problem. InfoBarrel is built in a manner that

we reward our writers for creating this amazing content. Writers can

choose to either donate their earnings to charity, or build a

passive income stream through a number of

advertising channels.”


  1. Knoji

“Knoji is a community resource which provides accurate advice and

information relating to shopping, e-commerce and consumer issues. We're

powered by a community of writers, product experts and deal curators who

create and publish the information you see on our site. Our mission is

two-fold: to provide accurate and timely information for any

consumer-related question, and to provide a work platform where our

community of contributors can earn great rewards while

helping others.”

  1. PromotionWorld

“DevStart, Inc. is a leading online provider of unique content and

powerful tools for the web hosting, website promotion, and domain

name registration industries. Attracting a monthly audience of

nearly one million unique visitors, with decision makers at its

core, our strong portfolio of media properties offer a uniquely

collaborative environment for readers, writers, and advertisers.

Since 1998, the DevStart Network has been a popular and

trusted source of information and resources for webmasters. Our

major properties include HostReview, PromotionWorld,

DomainInformer, and a variety of other websites that cater to

webmasters and online business owners. Our experienced staff,

unique editorial features, and powerful free tools make the

DevStart Network the Webmaster's Homepage.”


  1. PubArticles

“Pubarticles provides free tutorials and articles submission service,

our users can publish their articles as soon as they post. We do have

many expert authors from kinds of industries, who share their

original wisdom, experience, knowledge, tips & tricks and so on with all

of us. With an eye on all the latest technologies, our aim is to consistently

 offer exclusive but free article submission services and article marketing

services to our members. Readers can vote and comment for the tutorials.”

  1. Self Growth

“Welcome to SelfGrowth.com, the internet supersite for Self Improvement and Personal Growth. SelfGrowth.com is part of a network of websites owned and operated by Self Improvement Online, Inc., a privately held New Jersey based Internet company.”


  1. Sooper Articles

“Sooper Articles is an ezine article directory that aims to provide

quality reading for vast readers in cyber world and establishes a platform

for budding writers to get recognized by publishers and like minded

people. We believe in not letting the good work to go waste and promote

high quality content. If you're still thinking why you should submit your

work to Sooper Articles then check out the points below to see why

it's worthy enough to get your writings published on Sooper Articles.”

  1. Street Articles

  1. textbroker

“Register for free, and submit a writing sample. Based on your sample,

we will review your content quality. Your author rating allows you to

select a project from our selection of OpenOrders. Choose an assignment, and

make money writing articles.”


  1. The Free Library

“Since 2003, The Free Library has offered free, full-text versions of

classic literary works from hundreds of celebrated authors, whose

biographies, images, and famous quotations can also be found on the site.

Recently, The Free Library has been expanded to include a massive

collection of periodicals from hundreds of leading publications covering

Business and Industry, Communications, Entertainment, Health, Humanities,

Law, Government, Politics, Recreation and Leisure, Science and Technology,

and Social Sciences. This collection includes millions of articles dating

back to 1984 as well as newly-published articles that are added to the

 site daily.”

  1. wizzley

“Tell the world about your passions and expertise and

earn income with your articles.”