19 Dec 06 10:23 pm
Why I fear mass article submission
After spending months adding content to my cancer site, I have now begun the offpage promotion in earnest. Every day I write a new article and submit it to five or so of the best article directories (ezine, searchwarp, goarticles, etc).
In my research I constantly stumble across sites in the same niche I am, and obviously with the same intent (adsense monetization), but with HUNDREDS, upon HUNDREDS, upon HUNDREDS of article submissions to every article directory in existence. And yet, according to the admittedly unreliable and skewed traffic stats of Alexa, they usually seem to have horrible ranking compared to me (them: 5,000,000, me: 1,300,000). It seems strange that they can have so little traffic with so many "doors" open all across the web.
I wonder if there's potential penalties or red flags against your site if you have a ridiculous amount of links all coming from every article directory in existence and little else? I wonder if my strategy is better: submitting only unique and QUALITY articles to a handful of the more trusted directories?
I dunno. Just thinking out loud.