ArticleRanks is one of the many content distribution systems that are currently around, so is ArticleRanks better than any of the other similar systems?
Firstly an overview of what ArticleRanks is:
In a nutshell, it allows you to publish your articles on a blog network in order to gain backlinks to your site.
ArticleRanks also allows you to receive content for your blog (if you want new content and/or to earn credits).
The process of submitting an article is:
- You create articles in spintax format (either pre-formatted or using the ArticleRanks article spinning options)
- Select your article category and tags.
- Select a distribution date and hit the publish button.
|Product Type:||Article Submission Network|
|Membership Types:||Purchase/earn credits to spend on each article submission or monthly membership|
How ArticleRanks Works
The best way to demonstrate how ArticleRanks operates is by watching the video below.
Advantages of ArticleRanks
In the past, I’ve been a big user of Free Traffic System (FTS), but after a while I found out that the total number of backlinks you gain is very minimal due to the limit on the number of sites your article is submitted to and the low quality of the blogs (that frequently disappear).
It didn’t take long to work out why ArticleRanks was so much better.
The number one reason is the quality of the blog network and the quality of the articles.
Firstly, in order to gain credits for accepting ArticleRanks articles on your blog, your blog must have a Page Rank of one or higher. This means that a lot of the blogs on the network are established sites with existing page rank that helps boost your link juice.
Secondly, there are various anti-spam mechanisms in place to help prevent junk or low quality articles on the ArticleRanks network. This benefits not just the blog owners, but also the people submitting articles as it means the sites the articles are submitted to aren’t seen as low quality sites that are filled with mostly spam posts.
ArticleRanks also claim to add their own high PR sites into the network each month.
As a blog owner, if you receive articles from ArticleRanks, you have the options to limit the number of articles you receive, whether articles are auto-approved and auto-reject articles that falls below a set threshold of uniqness.
Another very good reason I like ArticleRanks is the number of sites my articles get published to. Sites like FTS, have a quite low maximum number of sites your article will be published to.
With ArticleRanks, the lowest number of sites my articles has been published on is 72 and the highest is 145. Also remember that your article can have up to 3 links in it.
Spinning Articles for ArticleRanks
While there are facilities in ArticleRanks for spinning your articles, they are a little clumsy. What I do is spin my article using The Best Spinner.
However, for some strange reason, ArticleRanks doesn’t use the most common spintax format, so you need to export your spun article from The Best Spinner with the correct format.
This is easy to to with The Best Spinner. It just requires defining an spintax export format for ArticleRanks.
The screenshot below shows what to define for the ArticleRanks export format:
Conclusion on ArticleRanks
ArticleRanks is currently my number one choice for article submissions.
The ArticleRanks interface is well designed and easy to navigate.
In general, I’ve noticed some good improvements in rankings from backlinks gained from ArticleRanks, and more importantly, most of those backlinks haven’t disappeared a few months later.