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Old 6th February 2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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I am wondering what people think the best place for articles is? I run a carpool site(ridesearch.com). I started it Jan 1st, and it is in need of more content for search engines. Right now I am super low for Google's carpool keyword(it's like I am in the "sandbox") and I have done Googles PPC and Yahoo Ads and some reviewme blogs. First, what is the best place for articles? On someone else's site to link to mine or on my site that I can have other's link to? If I have them on both will that lower my rankings or raise them? Also, how can you tell if you are really in the Google sandbox? Thanks,

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Old 7th February 2008, 10:03 AM   #2
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Try goarticles.com

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Old 7th February 2008, 11:02 AM   #3
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EzineArticles.com has always been the best....IMHO.

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Old 15th February 2008, 02:27 PM   #4
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I would add articledashboard and articlecity.

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Old 15th February 2008, 02:39 PM   #5
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A list of these mentioned and others discussed here before

Article Directories
Ezine Articles
Article Alley
ArticleBin
Article City
Article Dashboard
Articlesbase
GoArticles
iSnare
IdeaMarketers
Skaffe Articles

I agree regarding ezinearticles. That is the place to start, but others also seem to have some legs. Can anyone else add on to any not on this list, or have comments about article sites that you've had good success with.

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Old 15th February 2008, 04:06 PM   #6
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thank you for the great information. going to try ezine, and some others. i'll let you know how it goes!

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Old 15th February 2008, 05:48 PM   #7
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First, what is the best place for articles? On someone else's site to link to mine or on my site that I can have other's link to?
It depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you want to drive link popularity and traffic to your site, publish your articles on others' sites and have them link to you using your preferred keyphrase as the anchor text of the link.

If you want to have more pages on your own site that may rank for chosen keyphrases, post the article on your own site.

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If I have them on both will that lower my rankings or raise them?
It's not that cut and dried, but it is most likely to raise rankings over time.

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Also, how can you tell if you are really in the Google sandbox?
Typically, brand new sites that aren't very old get put in the sandbox. I have 1 of my sites that just launched at the end of Nov. that is in the sandbox. Can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to 6 months to get out. If yours is not a brand new site, I don't think you'd be in the sandbox.

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Old 25th February 2008, 11:00 AM   #8
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I think if you wana buy articles the best place is Ebay...

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Old 26th February 2008, 05:50 AM   #9
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Some article sites I tested out.

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Old 9th March 2008, 11:27 PM   #10
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Article posting is definitely effective. There are tons of sites out there to choose from, but the highest page rank one if I am not mistaken is ezinearticles.com

Two things to consider. If you are going to use the articles to help drive traffic, you will want to post them on your site FIRST and let them index. That way, your site will index the material as unique content. If you post it on an article site, and then later on your site, it can actually ding you for duplicate content.

If you are using the article sites for backlinks in your sig section, then no worries. Duplicate content won't matter.

If you want to submit your article to a couple of hundred ezine sites, I have tried article post robot, and it works pretty darn good. ONce you post to a couple of sites and see how long it takes, it makes a ton of sense.

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