Thursday, August 21, 2008

FREE article submission sites with 10 High-PR & High-Traffic

Article submission is a great way to increase traffic to your site as well as to improve page rank due to the built up backlinks. There are hundreds of article submission sites around and hence one would naturally wonder which one to go for. In this post, I am picking ten such sites based on the criteria on page and traffic ranks.

Though article submission is a very generic marketing strategy, something that you should know is how your submitted article is used by these sites. One time article submission with a single instance linking back to your website is the cleanest and safest approach. The next level is where the article submission site use the same article to be submitted to multiple sites, content unchanged.

This is something that not many prefers and if done so, it can attract penalty from search engines such as Google in terms of page rank downgrades. Then there is article spinning that reshuffles or rewrites the same article and posts at multiple sites. This can affect your reputation though it might increase traffic ranks and/or page ranks (if gone undetected, that is).
The Ten Sites
Here, I have picked five article sites each in two categories - Submission without sign up or registration and the sites where a registration is required before you can submit. In either case, the submission services are free and these sites have a minimum Google Page Rank of 3 and an Alexa traffic rank below 100,000

Sites that don’t need sign-up, Page Rank: 7, Alexa Rank: 14,536, Page Rank: 6, Alexa Rank: 1,786, Page Rank: 5, Alexa Rank: 41,377, Page Rank: 3, Alexa Rank: 92,151, Page Rank: 3, Alexa Rank: 49,086

Register and submit sites, Page Rank: 6, Alexa Rank: 333, Page Rank: 6, Alexa Rank: 42,902, Page Rank: 4, Alexa Rank: 42,147, Page Rank: 4, Alexa Rank: 41,411, Page Rank: 3, Alexa Rank: 18,786

Which one to go for?
Where to submit your articles really depends on your need. If you are looking at building healthy backlinks and reputation you should go for those high PR article submission sites. Again, you need to remember that the articles submitted does not necessarily get listed on the front page (with the PR mentioned above). So another important thing is to understand how the rating of your articles happen and how can it get on to the top list. A listing on the front page of those sites will also get you more traffic.

If you are looking at traffic alone probably you should go for article spinning or multiple submission options. Again, read the FAQs on those sites carefully on how things work in each case.

Of late, Google downgraded the PR of many article submission and spinnig sites. So it is always advisable to go for reputed article sites with very high traffic and more or less consistent page rank over the years. My personal pick would be which has the possibility of a number of articles appearing on their front page. They also market authors very well by providing their profiles on the home page.

Other Tips
Some of the above sites also offer premium or paid services that can get you more visibility. You may consider them if you have some money to spend
Pick the right categories and subjects and post your article under them. You should be ideally posting an article along the lines of your own site’s main theme or subject matter
Try to create trackbacks and counter traffic from your own site to those submitted articles to engage your current readers even better with the topic

Keep track of your backlinks and analyze traffic originated from the article submission exercise to pick the right submission site for your needs
Once the submission is approved, you must keep track of the comments received and reply them promptly just like you would do at your own sites. This would give better traffic prospects and ratings

Reserve your best articles for your own site or blog as articles submitted elsewhere are only short term triggers for your long term plans

Guest blogging on reputed sites with high page rank and reader base is still the best way to get traffic, visibility and recognition!

Originally Posted by Ajith Prasad Edassery at

Monday, August 4, 2008

A to Z of Google Adsense

Google Adsense is an amazing contextual advertising program that lets you earn revenue from your site by a variety of revenue generating programs. Pay per click ads, Adsense for search, referrals for Firefox with Google toolbar, Picassa, Google Pack and the adsense program itself. This is a compilation of common Google tips and tools to make more money from Google Adsense.

Google Adsense Guidelines
Program policies, Terms and conditions - follow these rules.
Adsense FAQ - The Adsense support centre for official guidelines.
Adsense Tax information - how google collects and uses your tax information
Adsense Taxes - a free resource about paying income tax on Google Adsense Revenue.
15 Common Adsense Mistakes - Avoid these errors that could get your adsense account banned.
Ad formats - Official list of different types of ad formats you can use.
Webmaster Guidelines - will help Google find, index, and rank your site.
Report a policy violation - If you notice a site displaying Google ads that you believe is violating program policies, let them know.

Adsense Starter Demos
Google Adsense Tour - introducing you to the Adsense program.
Getting Started Demo: learn to sign in, copying and pasting your code, setting up alternate ads, and using your Competitive Ad Filter.
Help with Ad Code Demo: troubleshoot basic problems when implementing your code. Also covers how to implement your code using two different types of WYSIWYG software.
Payment Demo: learn about the AdSense payment cycle, from a click on your ads to money in the bank!
Optimization Demo: learn how to use ad size and placement to maximize your AdSense revenue.
Track Adsense Income, Statistics and Clicks
Adsense Notifier - Firefox extension that displays your Adsense earnings on the Firefox statusbar.
SysSense - personal desktop Google AdSense monitor. It keeps your current Google AdSense information in the Windows system tray.
Adsense Widget - a Mac Dashboard widget that automatically logs into your AdSense Google account and displays the last 6-days of revenue generated from your Google advertising account.
Google Adsense Yahoo Widget - displays the current income directly from your Google AdSense account.
Stats for AdSense widget - allows you to view your Google AdSense™ reports directly from your Mac OS X Dashboard.
Adsense Status - GoogleDesktop plugin to View earnings information from your Google Adsense account in the Google Desktop sidebar. Available information: page impressions, clicks, page CTR, page eCPM, and your earnings.
Adsense Alert - desktop client monitors your adsense earnings.
Performancing Metrics - a free professional grade blog statistics service that track limited adsense click data
Adsense earnings RSS feed - a simple script that will create an RSS feed with your daily Adsense earnings to track via your regular feed reader.
Google AdSense Charts and Graphs - chart your adsense data in a multidimensional line charts.
AdSenseLog is a tool for checking and analyzing your Adsense ads data (Content, Search, Custom/URL channels and Referrals).

View / Test Adsense Ads
Google AdSense preview tool - addition to the right-click menu for Windows Internet Explorer 6.x, allowing you to preview the ads that may show on any web page.
Adsense Preview - Preview the Google ads that may show on any web page.
Google AdSense Sandbox Tool - see what sort of Google AdSense ads will appear based on content or keywords. See up to 20 sample AdSense ads for the URL or keywords.
Overture Keyword Tool - suggest keyword bid amount and keyword suggestions, which help you target high paying keywords.
Google Adwords Keyword Tool - generates potential keywords for your ad campaign and reports their Google statistics, including search performance and seasonal trends.
Google Adsense Wordpress Plugins
AdRotator Wordpress Plugin - rotate your adsense ads with other affiliate programs like Chitika Eminimalls
Adsense Deluxe - offering advanced options for managing the automatic insertion of Google AdSense or Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) ads to your WordPress posts.
Adsense Injection - inserts Adsense code randomly into a pre-existing blog.
Adsense Inline - insert adsense in blog posts
AdSense Widget for WordPress Sidebar - Google AdSense widget I designed for the new WordPress Sidebar Widgets plug-in.
Google Adsense Optimization Tips
Adsense Success Case Studies - detailing success stories from top adsense publishers.
AdSense Optimization for Forums - get higher CTR by a unique adsense placement strategy.
Blogtimize! - ad placement for blogs for higher CTR
Adsense Optimization Tips - General tips for better ads postitioning and earn higher revenue.
Adsense Webinars - online seminars that help publishers obtain the highest results from their implementations of AdSense.
How to increase Google Adsense CTR - simple tips on colors and ad placement can increase CTR.
The Best of Eyetrack III - What We Saw When We Looked Through Their Eyes. How readers scan a webpage.
How to Remove Public Service Ads - simple tips to help you remove non paying PSA ads.
AdsBlackList - will teach you how to seek, recognize and filter low paying google ads.
Yahoo Ads placement tips - suggestions to place Yahoo publisher network ads. Apply the same idea to adsense ads.
Rotate Google Adsense Ads Colors - helps to reduce Ad Blindness
High Paying Adsense Keywords - updated list of current highest paying keywords for Google Adsense.

Alternate Ads
Alternate ads - allows you to utilize your ad space in the event that Google is unable to serve targeted ads to your page.
Alternate Url - provides a 50/50 Revenue Share, full global coverage monthly payments automatic referral income, family safe ads, paypal supported and gives detailed stats.
AlterNut Ad - pays you a flat rate every month in return for you displaying thier ad rather than the PSA. Invite only.
Default Ads - load your affiliate or other ads into DefaultAds and generate a link to include in your Google Adsense alternate ad URL. They show their own ads 1 out of every 100 impressions for this service.
Adsense Chats and Forums
Inside AdSense blog - Official blog that posts new tips and information about new AdSense features.
Adsense Help - Google group for adsense support. Only posts from user ‘AdSensePro’ are approved by Google.
Digitalpoint Adsense Forum - discusses Adsense payments, guidelines, stats and reporting and much more.
Webmaster World Adsense Forum - Discussions around Googles Text Ad service AdSense.

Huge List of Adsense Revenue Sharing Sites

Earn Extra Money With Google Adsense Revenue Sharing Community sites!

By taking part in the Adsense Revenue Sharing communities, you have a great way to earn extra income. Often the Adsense revenue shared is between 50 and 100 percent for the content that you add to the specific site. This content could be in the form of a forum thread that you start, an article, a video or picture, a blog, or other types of content.

If you spread your efforts across different sites, you could make some decent income. It is also an effective way of generating income for your own site by giving the visitors an incentive to contribute and keep returning.

First though, you need to sign up for Google Adsense, which you can do so by clicking on the link below:
Sign up for AdSense.

AdSensigg - AdSensigg = AdSense + DIGG-like (interesting idea) - 50% Adsense Revenue Share Dosh Dosh - Invite only revenue sharing community - Unknown
Free Ads with Adsense Revenue Sharing- Interesting link building venture - Unknown
FunAdvice - Advice and answers site - Unknown
Google Earth Hacks - Google Earth hacks forum - 75%
Hub Pages Publish information on a topic you love to write about - 10% (oh boy!)
Senserely Yours - An entire community based around sharing Adsense Revenue - Unknown
That’s Pretty Dumb - Highlighting the stupidest things businesses do to us - 100%
QooForum - A general forum about anything and everything - 50% - A gadgets article and blog site - 75%
You Say Too - Revenue Sharing Community - 50%

BlogEvolve - Blogging community - 50%
Blogger Party - A blogging community that shares Adsense advertising revenue - 50%
Bloggeries Blog Forum - A blog forum - 50%
Writing Campus - Blogging community - 70%

SoundChilds - Music sales, forum - 90-95%

Rating Sites
RateItAll - Consumer ratings and reviews - 50%
Music Nerds - CD Review Site - 100%

Rights and Advocacy
Private Rights Forum - Private label rights for audio and video - Unknown

Article Codex - Free article repository - 50%
Article Trader - Free articles for your site - 50%
Articles Revenue - Write articles for them - 100% *reduced later unknown percentage
DotNetSpider - Tutorial, articles, etc - 90% - User submitted advice and guidance articles - 40 to 55%
MeshPlex - Tutorial Database - 100%
Scratch Projects - Write articles - $50 per article, plus 50%
Share Your Expertise - An information sharing community - 100%

Domain/SEO/Advertising/webmaster sites - A forum on PPC advertising and more - 50%
Digital Point Forums - Search Engine Optimization and Marketing forum - 50%
Domain Name Portal - Domain name forum - 20-50%
Free Forum Hosting - Forum hosting and support - 50%
HTTPPoint - Webmaster forum, SERP and SEO forums - 50%
International Domain Names - 50%
Internet Marketing Forum - Marketing and advertising - 50%
Name Pros - Buy, sell, and discuss domain names - 50%
Revenue Source - Advertising discussion site - Unknown
SEO Meeting - SEO, webmaster forum - 100%
Total Web Talk Forum - for webmasters - 50%
Webdigity - SEO, webmaster, affiliate - 100% - Webmaster forum - 100%
Webmaster Talk - is a webmaster discussion forum - 50% - A webmaster discussion forum - 40/10%
WebTalk Forums - WTF webmaster forum - 70%
Whooked Forum - Webmaster, SEO, etc - 80%

Home Improvement
eFloor Plan - Home Improvement - 60%

News - Microsoft .NET information, links, community - 50% - Tracking the best of the Irish web - 50%
Value Investing News - Investor powered stock market news - 50%

Social Bookmarking
FriendTrain - social media site - Unknown
Lensroll - Directory of Squidoo pages - 50%
Squidoo - An excellent social media site - Shares revenue based upon other criteria (not Adsense) *very good source of revenue!
Xomba - Make posts, share links with other Xomba users - 50%
Golf Nation - Golf, Golf, and more Golf - 75%
I Gotta Rant - Sports, Music, etc - 50%
The Sand Trap - More Golf - 50%

IT, Tech-related
Kernel Trap - Kernel development and news - 80%
Scratch - Write Programming Tutorials for them - 50%
SpiceFuse Forums General computer forum - 75%
Tech Support Humor - Tech support humor site - 100%
Technology Parent - Info for parents about technology - 50%

Video and Photo
Flixya - Share videos, photos, and blogs - 100%
Free Range Stock - Stock photo directory - 80% - Photo directory for aspiring photographers - 100% - Free image hosting - 100%
*If you wish to have your site listed, simply add a comment with the relevant information. We’ll check it out and possibly list it. Also, if you notice a change in the status of a site listed above, please leave a comment about the change.

Google’s policy
Each AdSense publisher receives a percentage of the cost an advertiser pays for user clicks or impressions on their ad. This percentage is referred to as the revenue share. Google does not disclose the revenue share for AdSense.

To protect your Adsense Publisher ID you can now specify which sites are allowed to have your adsense code. If a site is not in that list and adsense ads are displayed there, then no earnings will come to you and any clickbombing or site violation in that site will not affect your account’s good standing.

If you are suspicious of a site’s standing with Google, do not give them your Adsense Publisher ID (pub-#########). However, if you look at the source code on any Adsense Publisher’s site, you can see the Adsense Publisher ID (it’s not a secret!)
If you already did, you can now block that url from being included in your Adsense revenue within the Adsense Options menu.

List of platforms that enable you to have Adsense Revenue Sharing
Joomla Extension
Google AdSense Revenue Sharing Lightweight
Google Adsense Revenue Sharing Module
vBulletin Forum
Wordpress plugin

Articles on Revenue Sharing:
New York Times - published January 1, 2006
Google pays Digital Point about $10,000 a month, depending on how many people view or click on those ads, said Shawn D. Hogan, the owner and chief technology officer of Digital Point.