How does an article author choose which directory to post their articles at? After all, there must be 100s of them. This is true indeed, still, there is a big difference between article directories, and let me explain. Over the past 4-5 years, I've watched them come and go, and it appears to me that the chances of an article directory surviving over 3 years is less than 33% meaning that only one-in-three make it.
So, if you are an article author and you spend all the time to post all those articles you will have wasted your time when that directory pulls the plug and exports the market place.
Why do these Internet Article Directories Fail?
Well, there are a number of reasons, such as they have too much "article spam" and these are articles that are highly promotional, poorly written press releases, and basically junk. As more and more of that type of nonsense fills up their directories, dedicated authors and writers who care stop posting.
The article directory owner then just gives up, and within a few months someone hacks their site down. End of story. But by then the search engines have given them such a low status that it strictly matters, as these sites get no traffic anyway. Which begs the question why bother posting there then?
True enough, if the site gets no traffic and has a 66% failure rate, why waste your time, I do not. Additionally, if a site does not have a huge abundance of content and is relatively new, it takes a good 6-months to a year until it is even recognized as legitimate by the search engines.
Again another good reason to rethink posting there, and you see, it's not that I am against these rogue sites, I believe in free markets. But I also believe in maximizing my time and resources, so I thought maybe you do too, and would like to know?