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Top 25 Article Directories and Free Content Sites Ranked by Alexa and PageRank

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Web Marketing Today. Practical Ecommerce acquired Web Marketing Today in 2012. In 2016, we merged the two sites, leaving Practical Ecommerce as the successor.

If you’re trying to publish a regular email newsletter for your customers, I have good news. There’s a wealth of content out there that you can use for free — poor, average, good, and occasionally excellent. Why is this content offered free of charge? Two reasons:

  1. 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;
  2. Websites can be promoted effectively through articles. A link to the author’s website contained in each free article serves to:  (a) bring targeted traffic through a well-designed, intriguing “signature” or author bio at the bottom of the article and (b) raise Google PageRank by creating more incoming links to a website. 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.

If you’re a marketer, I can hear your brain beginning to compute wildly:

1000 article sites X 1 link to my site X 15 articles submitted = 15,000 links to my site

Moreover, article submission tools make article spamming extremely easy. Hold on, it’s not that simple. Submitting your article to hundreds or thousands of article sites can actually hurt you, since Google spiders are finely tuned to spot spam in its many flavors. You’re much better off to submit your article to five of your favorite article sites and a couple of niche sites, and resist the temptation to blast your article to every pathetic article site on the planet.

To help you see which sites you might consider submitting to, I’ve listed below the top 25 article directory sites by their Google PageRank (10 being high) and Alexa traffic rank (1 being high). A disclaimer: The Alexa rankings are flawed and seem volatile, but give a relative measure of traffic to a site. Google PageRank (PR) is notoriously inaccurate, but can be seen as an indicator of Google’s relative trust in a site — sort of. The list is not exhaustive and includes both general article directories and some popular niche directories with an Alexa rank of under 50,000. Sites are listed in ascending Alexa rank order, with the PR 6+ sites boldfaced for your convenience.

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  1. Shawn June 9, 2012 Reply

    I have written for a few of these sites myself. I really like iSnare as they can help blast your selected article to other article directories and sites. The owners of the site will be presented with your article, which they can either decide to re-publish on their site, or decline to do so.

    • Business Directory Site September 18, 2016 Reply

      Agreed with Shawn !!

      But this post if really great..

      Here I found another high domain authority business directory site which will help you to increase website search prefrencess.

      Business Directory site >>

      • Julia October 18, 2016 Reply

        I agree with both of you. the list is comprehensive at the same time all sites are good one. Let me add one more to here, which i just discovered and found pretty good frankly:

    • Melinda Keller January 12, 2017 Reply

      I agree with both of you. the list is comprehensive at the same time all sites are good one. Let me add one more to here, which i just discovered and found pretty good frankly:

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  3. E-articles June 11, 2012 Reply

    Thank for sharing this list. I own a small article directory:

  4. Articles Jingle June 12, 2012 Reply

    This is another article, would you please add this on your list? Thanks

  5. This is free article directory site with article buzz function

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  7. mrpbros June 13, 2012 Reply

    Great post man… A very good list of article directories….

  8. Raz Miller June 13, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for all the links
    I went through most of them
    It sure helped me a lot.

  9. Habel June 14, 2012 Reply

    Thanks man for the links…..really appreciated…need to optimally post my articles which are on my blog on

  10. nice info..
    I also have not done this.
    if my article from recycle from other web or not original article and than post in the article directory. it’s oke or not?

  11. Martin Birrell June 14, 2012 Reply

    Great article – I have been looking for some quality computer articles to put up on my web site. This article has given me a great source of free original articles to publish. If anyone else has original articles they want published with links to their web site feel free to drop me a line.

  12. Submit Articles June 18, 2012 Reply

    Thanks a lot this valuable article sites list this is very use full for Article submissions.One more important site for article submission with PR-2 and Alexa 58,620.Where you can submit your articles.

  13. minka kelly June 21, 2012 Reply

    I am very happy find this list of article directories. I want to submit my article to that directories. Thank you.

  14. Lisa Donaho June 23, 2012 Reply

    Wow…………great list, um really happy to got it here…Thank you very much..

  15. C June 28, 2012 Reply

    Great Article, Can you add this website directory to you site? it is a new article directory

  16. Just recently we have introduces one new free article submission directory in which we are publishing only unique and rich content articles for reprint on web. All guest user are invited to post their articles to publish it on our blog.

  17. Your Answers July 12, 2012 Reply

    Hi, thanks for the list. Could you consider adding this free article directory to your list?

  18. John July 14, 2012 Reply

    You can also try its free for all.

  19. USA Free Listings July 14, 2012 Reply

    Here is another article directory with do follow links as well. – The free article website for creating your own articles on your interests and recommendations. Advertise or self promote for free through articles.

  20. Keioffa July 18, 2012 Reply

    Thank you so much for this list! I’m new at writing articles, and I really needed guidance on where I should submit my articles. This list will come in handy… Thanks again :)

  21. Buy Beats July 29, 2012 Reply

    Thanks links really help me submit my articles

  22. Article Submission August 7, 2012 Reply

    Nice informative post!
    Glad that you share with us so many high quality article submission resources.

  23. SaraD August 9, 2012 Reply

    Great article but still not sure of Alexa rank. Is it the lower the better?

    • jack September 10, 2012 Reply

      Yes it is good to have low Alexa rank..!!!

  24. SEO Writing August 10, 2012 Reply

    Long before the Penguin update Google has been sleepless at cracking down on spamming techniques, writing compelling articles will not only benefit you for searching ranking but it will assist in building your brand. People will share great content.

  25. John August 12, 2012 Reply

    Good stuff. I need more alternatives to ezine

  26. August 20, 2012 Reply Instant Approved Article Directory For SEO. It is a great way to increase traffic to your site as well as to improve page rank due to the built up backlinks.

  27. bengalee September 1, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for all great links
    It is very helpful.

  28. andry September 6, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for the links It is so helpful for me

  29. Jared September 12, 2012 Reply

    Here are 4 article directories with instant approval, blog commenting, do-follow link attribute and more. Always looking for new authors and informative articles.

  30. CecileDstanl September 16, 2012 Reply

    Out of all the article sites I personally love (recommended but it takes time) (recommended) (this one is easy and quick and is helping me rank well and its dofollow)

  31. Bradley Johnson September 17, 2012 Reply
  32. Sanjeev Kumar October 4, 2012 Reply

    Good blog for article submission. Sites are fantastic in results.

  33. Jordan Dove October 16, 2012 Reply

    I use as one of my favorites, ease of use and guaranteed INSTANT submission.

  34. Anni November 5, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this post with us.

  35. John Vorwerk November 7, 2012 Reply

    Is there a point in posting the original article on your own web site first and then submit it, including a link to the original article?

    This should raise the authority of your web site as the original source, shouldn’t it?

  36. Alaska Search Engine Optimization December 2, 2012 Reply

    thanks for the list, this is great and a big help for the blogger like me

  37. Dilupa Sandika December 10, 2012 Reply

    Thank You for explanation about free article publishing and promoting own website through the above top rank article sites.

  38. jonadsoam December 12, 2012 Reply

    i work on anther one it’s

  39. joshyudell December 12, 2012 Reply

    Nice post. These are really very nice article sites.
    These sites can raise the authority of your web site as the original source.

  40. Dr Usha Rajagopal December 12, 2012 Reply

    These are really interesting article sites.As i gone through, i found all of them have more than 50 domain authority,which helps in boosting site’s ranking further making it popular.Thanks for sharing such sites.

  41. the full report December 24, 2012 Reply

    writing compelling articles will not only benefit you for searching ranking but it will assist in building your brand. Long before the Penguin update Google has been sleepless at cracking down on spamming techniques,

  42. Travis H February 26, 2013 Reply

    Another great website to read and write articles on:

  43. buram March 11, 2013 Reply

    Hi, thank’s for sharing this articles directory list. i got one free articles directory with high PR and dofollow to,it’s, i hope you add this to your articles directory list ( if you don’t mind), thanks.

  44. Free Article Site March 15, 2013 Reply is free articles site, Submit your article here for getting best ranking in search engine, this is best article directory for finding instant approval.

  45. free web directory March 20, 2013 Reply

    Great examples here, I’m looking at having my comments section re designed, although its clean and simple now I think it could be a little more personal.

  46. Adorn Web Design Company In India March 21, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this list.

  47. Worldarticle March 26, 2013 Reply

    Add this site also –

  48. Isaac April 11, 2013 Reply

    Another worthy site is – It’s not exactly an article site, but they let you publish How to articles with 1-2 links in the the author’s bio. I think that type of blog is better than article websites, who longer pose great SEO benefits. Check it out.

  49. Doreen Dickens April 12, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for sharing. These sites are good and its a great way to generate more traffic.

  50. Blagovest June 1, 2013 Reply

    This directory acept articles. I am the owner. Promise fast approve in one day! PR 3

  51. medical exams June 6, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for really wonderful list.

  52. mina thapa June 10, 2013 Reply

    thanks for the wonderful listing

  53. Erinjones August 15, 2013 Reply

    Thanks! I have submitted in all the sites,Can you provide more sites to submit on Lowest Airfare to India Thanks..

  54. neha September 7, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for the list.
    Just want to share my experience.
    I have submitted a unique article to 2 weeks before.And i am daily getting 200 visitors to my site from 2 weeks.Just i want to say is article marketing works.
    The key is that your article should be 100% unique and useful.
    My article gone viral and visitors are sharing it automatically.
    now i am daily submitting 5 unique articles to
    also the article directory in which you are submitting your article should be dofollow because if it is then only google count it as backlink.largearticle is dofollow.

  55. Suresh Kumawat September 13, 2013 Reply

    A fine list of article submission sites. Thanks.
    It helps a lot.

  56. ha September 21, 2013 Reply

    also I like
    this is big site for SEO

  57. sudeep September 26, 2013 Reply

    Thanks neha.i also prefer because it is dofollow
    and article gets approved within 2 days

  58. Julio November 11, 2013 Reply

    This is another popular directory.

  59. Cheryl Stanley December 5, 2013 Reply

    every web master needs to SEO for his Project and Back links are very important for his strategy and traffic get on website.This list very terrific and amazing lots of helping me still directories are working after Google updates thank you,and agreed with your calculation Article are best way to get better traffic and increases page rank and Alexa.

  60. Mike December 9, 2013 Reply

    This one has a bunch of cool features that sets it apart from all other article directories. It’s more like a writing community, and has a radio player built in so you can chill out while writing your articles :)

    You can include several affiliate links and they are DoFollow so really a great website to use.

    Two more are


  61. Pauljoe December 29, 2013 Reply

    nice list

  62. Pankaj Mittal January 2, 2014 Reply

    Hello Frnds I am share with u another popular directory.

    Write about whatever you like and get paid royalties –

    That is power full website and post your News and Article Approved with in 2 – 3 Hr and get more traffic your articles…?

  63. instrumen pengetahuan January 4, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for really wonderful list.

  64. ROHIT January 27, 2014 Reply

  65. Rohit April 5, 2014 Reply
    Another good article directory…

  66. Kevin April 8, 2014 Reply

    Another high quality article directory is
    Letsbefamous is a website where you can read and write incredible article in your niche such as business, technology, entertainment, reviews, etc. Only well written researched articles get published on the website. Pagerank: 5

  67. vinay kumar April 8, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for sharing do follow article site list !

  68. harry April 12, 2014 Reply


    I have event posting website, I want to improve my alexa ranking which I am not able to do. Pls help what may be the cause and how to fix.

  69. Narinder Bamrah April 21, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this great list of Articles and check my own latest Article Posting site :-

  70. Hindsoft June 6, 2014 Reply

    Nice do follow article site list !

  71. Sweet Potato Chips July 29, 2014 Reply

    I noticed that this article is pretty old. With all of the changes, is it still worth using article directories?

  72. Dom July 30, 2014 Reply

    What a fantastic article, thanks for this – I’ll be submitting my article to these today! Keep up the good work

  73. Wasudeo August 2, 2014 Reply

    Very useful information well organized. The PR data and submit format are helpful.

  74. Leah Krefft August 18, 2014 Reply

    Great! Thanks for sharing this! I too found a new directory like this, i.e. Submit a complete office address while listing your business; this will help to create a trust for customers.

  75. swprofile1 August 18, 2014 Reply

    Find one of the top most Article Submission Directories at SW Article Submission site. In this article site you can submit unique content articles in your preferable categories. For posting the articles click the following link

  76. vinay kumar August 29, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for sharing do follow directory submission sites list !

  77. vinay kumar August 29, 2014 Reply

    Nice Article sites list !

  78. Rich White September 2, 2014 Reply

    I still use iSnare the most .. user friendly and allows you to submit to over 6000 sites & even more email publisher subscribers ..

    Rich White

  79. Aldo Guillen September 11, 2014 Reply

    Here are other article directory with instant approval, blog commenting, do-follow link attribute and more. Always looking for new authors and informative articles.

  80. webmaster September 22, 2014 Reply

    I am very happy to find article sites list !

  81. Pete Nisbet October 11, 2014 Reply

    Many in your list are NOT free. iSnare and Amazines are not, and I have not checked others that I believe may also charge for article submission credits.

  82. erotic stories October 15, 2014 Reply

    Top article directory site list.It is very fine high quality social media marketing site.

  83. hkcvietnam October 16, 2014 Reply

    This site list so usuful to me…thanks all

  84. John October 29, 2014 Reply

    Hi Dr. Ralph F. Wilson,
    Thanks for share these top article directory site list.It is very fine high quality social media marketing site.

  85. vinay kumar November 12, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for sharing high pr article sites list !

  86. vinay kumar November 14, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for sharing article sites list !

  87. LIVE ARTICLE December 1, 2014 Reply

    here is another good article directory

  88. duniaqq December 24, 2014 Reply

    This is another article, would you please add this on your list? Thanks

  89. January 5, 2015 Reply

    Thanks For Sharing High PR Directory Submission Sites……
    PR 5 Please Add This List Do Follow High PR Site?…

  90. ZLDDM January 13, 2015 Reply

    Here one more article publish site :-

  91. Mike Prodan January 15, 2015 Reply

    Free PR4 site is great for local SEO. Try it and it is free.

  92. Desmond January 18, 2015 Reply

    Many of the article directories listed above have all died. If you are looking for an article directory that approve articles instantly, you can visit

  93. Aggiwoods January 19, 2015 Reply is a great article directory for premium content.

  94. juelur rahman February 6, 2015 Reply

    Actual real list. Thanks for sharing.

  95. ready made spolecnosti February 11, 2015 Reply

    There is another one articles site, you can visit: Ready Made Spolecnosti

  96. Ava Jasmine May 18, 2015 Reply

    thanks for sharing useful information, is also very good for article posting

  97. ranga June 19, 2015 Reply

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for sharing this information. Google is now not taking the page rank and all. So what the use we are posting article in page rank sites.
    So, Post the article in any sites an get dofollow backlinks.

    • Paul Chaney June 19, 2015 Reply

      Please keep in mind that this article was written in 2007. At that time PageRank was a factor.

  98. Sophia Lophes June 27, 2015 Reply

    One of my favorite website for Article Submission which gives you an Instant Approval with a Do- follow Link and also get your article index on google website in a very short period of time .. Submit your articles at

  99. Taidin Suhaimin August 10, 2015 Reply

    Excellent & Very Helpful Article on Article Submission.
    Thank You for the Great Information Sharing.

  100. sourabh verma October 27, 2015 Reply

    One can get paid links from just fill out the contact us from and they will get back to you with in 24 hrs

  101. barryoberholzer November 18, 2015 Reply

    Thanks for the great list, Article Directories are very important for website or blog it gives doffolow and high pr backlink.

  102. Ikkie November 19, 2015 Reply

    In addition to the list, here is another good one

  103. Ged Ward November 28, 2015 Reply

    Thank yopu so much for the list. Much appreciated :)

  104. Philip December 9, 2015 Reply

    Hello All,

    I would like to add one more article directory to this list.

  105. Ikkie December 10, 2015 Reply

    here is another one for you guys.

  106. Parminder Singh December 17, 2015 Reply

    Google is now not taking the page rank and all. So what the use we are posting article in page rank sites.

  107. pinellas office machines December 17, 2015 Reply

    We are a computer repair company and was looking for a place to post our website.

  108. Janet Biggs December 23, 2015 Reply


    Thank you for sharing this amazing list of sites.
    I have one more site which you would like to add in your list.

  109. Inwebarticles December 23, 2015 Reply

    Really a great share.. really helpful… I found another free article submission website . have a look i think the SEO features are really good in it .

  110. January 7, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this enormous info. Alexa and PR rank are helpful..

  111. iWave Systems February 12, 2016 Reply

    Nice productive list of websites. Thanks. But there are those websites also which do not approve articles soon. Does anyone know websites with instant approval?

  112. Mansoor Bhanpurawala February 13, 2016 Reply

    Thank you so much for the list. Much appreciated.

  113. John Crooks February 20, 2016 Reply

    Interesting list. However, many of the “free” directories are now either charging a significant fee for listings, or are delaying your listings 3 to 6 months – all while requiring a backlink to be up during that time. Not so many of them are fair or balanced trades anymore.

  114. Nick Halkitis April 27, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this useful post.

    You can also add your website to this high PR Instant Approval Directory Sites below:

  115. Rohan May 1, 2016 Reply

    Find one more article website with high domain authority at

  116. Dan Kosmayer May 12, 2016 Reply

    Great resource – do all of them allow links back to the original article? I checked a couple and there did not seem to be any links back.

  117. Alex May 13, 2016 Reply

    There’s an Article directory with Google PR 9.

    It submits both paid and free articles.

  118. tmunmun May 20, 2016 Reply

    This is really a great job . I think it will be very helpful

  119. tpushpa May 20, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for sharing the list of article directory site .I am very happy to see the top most article site with google page ranking and alexa ranking.

  120. Rakesh June 1, 2016 Reply
    Another good article directory

  121. Ammar June 2, 2016 Reply

    Hello Sir I would like you to add this small but instant approval article submission site ie as follows.

  122. Sumon June 12, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for all the links and also i went through most of them to helped me a lot.

  123. Kusuri June 13, 2016 Reply

    I like using which is an article directory for the environment/go green niche.

  124. DURP July 1, 2016 Reply

    A good list

  125. Eric Olson July 14, 2016 Reply

    I would recommend to add to this list one more instant approval article directory, which allows do-follow links:

  126. Dharm August 13, 2016 Reply

    Very Good List Dude. Here I suggest One More Dofollow Back Link With Article or Content Submission

  127. Articles Based August 22, 2016 Reply

    this is good website for articles submission please update in the list:

  128. Dharm September 1, 2016 Reply

    Very Good List Dude. Here I suggest One More Dofollow Back Link With Article or Content Submission

  129. Blog Dg September 6, 2016 Reply

    Our small article marketing web site, good italian article only!

  130. maqsood godil September 21, 2016 Reply

    Thanks. i was in search of the sites like these.
    i will post my site’s articles there.

  131. Singh October 10, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for share nice articles sites, Mostly content lovers & SEO Content marketing persons are used all these sites. Here is one more article site :

  132. Pappu October 10, 2016 Reply

    Very useful site list thank you for share, here one more pr article submission site

  133. Ashwini October 27, 2016 Reply is a platform for to publish information in the form of article with images and videos

    Website :

  134. Shameey December 16, 2016 Reply

    I saw some spammy articles in some of those article directories but in terms of traffic they are the best ones. I also use becasue it gives me an author grade which can be handy when your promoting your article writing services.

  135. Akshay December 27, 2016 Reply is also a good article website.

    • Akshay March 18, 2017 Reply is a free article website.

  136. rahul January 9, 2017 Reply

    You must mentions here free or paid directory


  137. HubArticles January 11, 2017 Reply

    You Can add your Blogs, content, Articles and Press release at

  138. HubArticles January 13, 2017 Reply – Free Article/Blog/PR Submission Site

    We are here to bring you interesting and engaging content from our community of writers, freelance journalists and content creators.

    kindly add site in your Article directory.

  139. Manisha Patel January 27, 2017 Reply

    Is “article directory submissions” still effective in 2017 for SEO? Can anyone shed some lights on this? I want to offer this as a service on our new website –

  140. venessa February 9, 2017 Reply

    Thank you for sharing good information with us. if you are interested submit your article on

  141. UV Patel April 20, 2017 Reply

    Great Article website list, Also add website directory to you site? it is a free instant approved dofollow backlink article directory

  142. Andrew Paul May 27, 2017 Reply

    Other then above is also a very good article website.

  143. sonam July 21, 2017 Reply

    Scholarhive is a free article directory where authors can submit their articles for free publication

  144. Shakshi July 30, 2017 Reply
  145. michel July 31, 2017 Reply

    Here is Instant approval article website, instant approval press release website and
    instant approval news website:

  146. Sandeep August 1, 2017 Reply

    I got following article submission site through google. It is free article submission site. I have used this website and received backlinks from this website. Here is the url of that website:

  147. Dave Dally August 8, 2017 Reply

    Good quality post for those in need of getting good quality backlinks and free traffic back to their site.

  148. Jack Front October 8, 2017 Reply

    Thank you for this amazing list. I found some new interesting directories too. I submitted some articles to

  149. Joseph Segal October 23, 2017 Reply

    Thanks Dr Wilson!

    What’s the rules for getting approved on these sites typically?

  150. ADoak December 5, 2017 Reply is free business listing site,
    a indian local search engine, which provides updated
    information on all B2B and B2C Product and services.
    Alexa Rank 882440 DA 20 PA 29

  151. Dozer December 27, 2017 Reply

    Thanks for all the links

    What’s the rules for getting fast approved on these sites.

  152. Alisha ken January 23, 2018 Reply

    Great article sites list. New article domain

  153. Church April 16, 2018 Reply

    Thanks for the list but I think it is an old one, as some of the websites mentioned in it are either dropped or not accepting new articles. My favourite one to use is which isn’t on many lists for some reason even though it is extremely will moderated and offers allot of potential