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Best-Ranking High-Authority SEO Article Directories For 2016

List Of Best Article DirectoriesLooking for the best list of article directory sites worth submitting to in 2016 and beyond? Mac article marketers should look closely at the graphic you see here. Hours of merging and cleaning outdated lists of '100 Best Article Directories' published elsewhere, removing duplicates, verifying still active sites, sorting by PageRank / DA / PA / Moz authority, etc. In particular, checking for the number of ranking keywords at SEMRush ultimately revealed who the Top Dogs are: Which directories still rank the best for SEO, and where your article marketer energies are best spent in the new year.

Article Directories That Still Rank High In Google
http://ezinearticles.com
http://infobarrel.com
http://articlesfactory.com
http://articlesbase.com
http://sooperarticles.com
http://pubarticles.com
http://bharatbhasha.com
http://articlesnatch.com
http://ezinemark.com
http://streetarticles.com
http://articlebiz.com
http://article-buzz.com

So what happened to hundreds and hundreds of other directories? Google put the screws to many article directory sites back in 2012 in the Penguin 1.0 era. A lot of article sites had their traffic decimated. Many owners let the domain expire or put it up for sale. Some keep the site intact, but aren't accepting any new articles. Other's limp along with a fraction of the traffic they once got, while some like EzineArtices have recovered from Google penalties.

However, a dozen in particular still absolutely thrive and rank for 1000's of keywords in Google's Top-100 search positions. Many are familiar sites to Mac article writers publishers that have withstood the test of time, a few are surprises.

This hit-list is by no means definitive. For example; Some directories Google now hates may still yield high-ranking articles in Bing and Yahoo. But it's also clear to Apple internet marketers - If you're going to pursue a Mac article writing and submission strategy, you now know the 12 best directories to have accounts at - and where to focus your energies.

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Article Marketing is far from dead. Bulk submissions to de-indexed and low-ranking directories is. Targeting article links with Brand, naked URL and your Social media account links is smart. Hammering your top-money keywords in your Author Resource box anchor text isn't wise. General info articles won't cut the ranks. Targeting long-tail keywords and niche interests that are underserved in your articles is how to get seen.

Armed with this list of high domain authority article sites, I'm going to double-down on my article marketing efforts in 2016.