ArticleRanks is a blog network and at first glance, it may seem like just another one among many. The basic functionality is your standard blog-network fair: There are two parts to the network – one where you can add your own sites to receive content and the other where you can submit articles to the network and get backlinks in return. So far, so common. But ArticleRanks comes with a few twists that make it stand out from the crowd.
Read on to learn about the details and see how you can test-drive this service for free.
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As stated above, the link-building component of ArticleRanks works just like any other blog network: You submit a spun article with up to three backlinks in it and it gets published on lots of sites in the network. So, let’s get right into what makes this particular network worth a closer look:
The first thing worth mentioning is that the articles I’ve submitted to ArticleRanks have been published up to 150 times. That’s 450 potential links (if you insert three different links) from one single article submission – more than I’ve seen from any other blog network. Mostly, I’ve seen a lot of publishes during the first few days after submission and then a slower trickel of further publishes during the next few days and even up to weeks after the submission.
The lowest number of publications I ever got was 48 (which is still pretty good). On average, I’m getting 86 publishes per submitted article on ArticleRanks and that is simply outstanding.
Just recently, a new feature was implemented where the articles submitted to the network will automatically be bookmarked to several social bookmarking sites, creating a few backlinks to the pages containing your backlinks. The feature works in the same fashion as the network itself: Users can create and add social bookmarking accounts of their own. This way, the published articles can be submitted randomly to a few among thousands of different bookmarking accounts (reducing the footprint of the system).
This is a very welcome feature and it should ensure that more of the pages containing your backlinks will get crawled and indexed by Google.
To submit articles, you can either spend credits or sign up for the monthly subscription. The monthly subscription will let you submit as many articles as you like, to the system. If you don’t intend to submit articles very often, then using credits could be the better option. You can either purchase credits and spend them on article submissions, or you can earn credits by accepting articles from the network (you get credits for every article you publish and you can get credits for more than one site if the sites are on different IP addresses). You also get credits for creating and adding social bookmarking accounts to ArticleRanks.
This means that it’s even possible to use ArticleRanks for free, to a certain extent. In addition, you can use the following coupon code when signing up, to receive some extra credits right from the start: c467324fed35d8be68a53d9d44bb8420
ArticleRanks has a built-in article spinning system that is actually quite decent. It makes the re-writing of articles on a sentence-by-sentence basis quite easy and ensures that you don’t have to mess around with manually inserting spin syntax. If you’re going to spin articles on a regular basis, my recommendation is still to get the Best Spinner, but the system in ArticleRanks isn’t half bad either.
ArticleRanks has the same problem all blog networks like it have: The articles in the system tend to be low quality, so no one wants to accept them to a really good site. Because of this, people generally put “crap blogs” in subdomains or sub-folders, exclusively for the purpose of accepting this blog network content. In turn, this means that your articles will mainly be published to sites that don’t have much going for them in terms of Pagerank, backlinks or overall site quality.
The links themselves are high-quality links (anchor text, editorial, dofollow), but they are generally on lowest-quality sites, so don’t expect miracles in terms of ranking results you get with it.
Having said that, ArticleRanks is most definitely capable of moving rank, even on it’s own. When you combine this kind of “base-level” link-building (large volume of weak backlinks) with other link-building methods (higher-quality links), you get a very potent mix. I personally use blog networks (ArticleRanks being my favourite one) as part of the link-building strategy for each page I want to get ranking and it’s never failed to deliver.
ArticleRanks is the best blog network I’ve ever tested and since you can test it for free (use the coupon code when signing up) and even continue using it for free to some degree, based on the credits-system, you should absolutely give it a go.
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