If you are looking for free ways to promote your website or online business then article marketing is definitely the way. The internet is comprised of many pages of information, and people are searching for the information they want using keywords. If you can learn to enjoy writing good content that is helpful to others then you can make money online.
Depending on your niche of article topic, you will want to find websites, blogs and directories that you can submit your original work to. You do not want to plagerize the work of others or use spun/auto-generated content because no one will want to share your pages or buy your products.
If you have a blog then you can still benefit from submitting new articles to other directories every once awhile to target more competitive search phrases and generate traffic. You will also receive backlinks that will improve your website's search engine ranking.
You want to be sure that the article directories you are submitting your work to publish links without the NoFollow attribute. In otherwords, if the webmaster has decided to keep all the link juice to themselves then he or she will add a special tag to his outbound links to prevent search engines from giving you the credit.
There are several ways you can detect the nofollow attribute. If you are using Mozilla Firefox, you can highlight the link and right-click. Select "View Selection Source" and see if you can find the tag: rel="nofollow"
You can also download plugins for your browser that will highlight NoFollow links. If not, just view the source code of the website you are on and search for the links to find the html code.
If the link has the attribute "rel="external" you are ok and are getting the credit for your backlinks. ,You still get some benefit to having nofollow backlinks, but not as much as a dofollow. This is an important thing to consider when leaving comments on blogs, submitting articles and promoting your link on directories.
Here are a few of the best article directories that allow DoFollow backlinks:
ReadEZArchive.com - DoFollow Articles, Profiles and Comments
If you would like to add your DoFollow article directory to our list, feel free to leave a comment or contact us.