Search Marketing Standard, a recognized news platform for business owners who want to know more about search engine marketing, published an article with a list of article directories to target in 2011. There are 11 of them on the list. It wasn’t a bad article, but it left me wondering why certain article directories were not included on the list.
Let’s review which article directories were on the list:
- Suite 101
- Hub Pages
- Self Growth
- Article Dashboard
- Sooper Articles
- Info Barrel
- Article Trader
- Article City
It’s not a bad list. I agree with most of these, but I finished reading the article and it left me wondering why three other article directories were not on the list:
- Knol Pages (http://knol.google.com/k) – Owned by Google. Unlike most traditional article directories, you can put links in the middle of your articles, which makes it a unique service.
- EzineArticles (http://ezinearticles.com/) – This is probably the most popular article directory online. Perhaps that is why it was left off of Search Marketing Standard’s list.
- Squidoo (http://www.squidoo.com/) – The brainchild of veteran online marketer Seth Godin, Squidoo is a great source of links.
When you consider that it is difficult to get accepted into the Triond inner circle of article writers, I wonder why these article directories were left out. I’d consider them good places to publish in 2011 as well.