Yes, it’s the hype of the century; everywhere you turn you’ll see and hear of article directories sprouting like mushrooms. There’s practically a new article directory site being introduced in the World Wide Web almost every second.
It is probably because of the usefulness of these kinds of sites to the general public, to the webmaster and to people/products needing exposure. An article directory has it all!
Talk about having free resource on almost any topic imaginable. Article directories hoard articles ranging from DIY’s, Xbox launches, inspirational quotes, love and relationships advice, beauty tips, iPod’s latest, personality quizzes, legal guidance, resource on divorce, gay and lesbian concerns and even on the extremes, issues concerning terrorism. It’s like having a wiki of what everyone knows and thinks of.
The usefulness of article directories to the general public is outdone by its worth to a marketer. An article directory is a free and an inexpensive way for an internet marketer to promote his/her product or service by just writing helpful and useful articles and making use of the resource box to promote his/her goods. It can be done by any marketer in just a matter of hours or minutes for some. You don’t have to be a whiz at writing, all you have to do is share what you know and that’ll be effective enough. A word of caution though, don’t waste your time writing Press Releases because your chance of reprint is 0-0.1%. Article directories don’t like them and worst, readers of articles hate them.
What about the value of article directories to the people who own them, a.k.a the webmasters? Why are webmasters opting to shift from their usual projects to create an article directory? Simple! Article directories exemplify the best kind of website that Search Engines love the most. Article directories are teeming with fresh content everyday, and they are constantly updated. Not to mention, the keywords crammed into each article are simply divine especially when you are affiliated with Google Adsense. There is no other kind of website that can par with having an article directory.
I have seen and watched the ever increasing popularity of article directories; there was a time when there were just about 20 or 30 article directories found on the internet. Before, only a few took the time to diligently pursue the creation of these directories and only a few were brave enough to pay for hosting and domain services just to become repositories of what people have written about. They were among the first to recognize the benefits and advantages of having an article directory.
Among the first article directories were:
By now, most likely, they are handling hundreds or thousands of articles submitted everyday and reaping the rewards of being the firsts in the most promising field of article directories.
With all these and probably more, I’ll say, “Article Directories, anyone?”