Update – 7/28/2012: It appears that having a global Alexa rank under 200,000 does not guarantee success as a few of the top ranked article directories have vanished over the past couple of years.

One of the most popular tips you’ll find out there for growing your website traffic is to write articles with your website link in the author byline. Not only will this grow your backlinks and get you some decent targeted traffic, but there’s the possibility of other webmasters republishing your content as well.

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Chances are you’ve read this all before so I’ll cut right to the chase and give you what you need to make this happen. Here’s a list of free article directories. All you need to do is provide the content with the link bait. (Alexa rank as of 3/17/2010 included)

  1. Ezine Articles – 131
  2. ArticlesBase – 409
  3. Buzzle – 1,153
  4. GoArticles – 1,717
  5. ArticleSnatch – 2,245
  6. ArticleDashboard – 2,838
  7. ArticleAlley – 3,088
  8. Amazines – 4,272 (Down)
  9. SearchWarp – 5,784
  10. SooperArticles – 6,199
  11. ArticleCity – 7,102
  12. ArticleRich– 7,106
  13. iSnare – 7,800
  14. ArticleTrader – 8,283
  15. ArticleCube – 9,029
  16. ArticleBiz – 10,256
  17. ABCArticleDirectory – 12,165
  18. ArticleBuzz – 13,428
  19. ArticlesFactory – 14,337
  20. WebWorld – 15,832
  21. UPublish – 16,261
  22. ArticleSphere – 18,511
  23. ArticlePros – 19,574
  24. ArticleCircle – 22,069 (Down for maintenance for days)
  25. ArticleDirectory – 22,517
  26. 212Articles – 23,963 (Down, page shows missing wp-config.php page)
  27. ArticleMonkeys – 25,823
  28. ArticleGallery – 29,167
  29. ArticlesAlley – 29,910
  30. Free Article Directory – 33,283
  31. ArticleBlotter – 40,205
  32. ArticlesHeaven – 40,628 (Gone)
  33. Articopia – 42,567
  34. Article99 – 50,115
  35. TalkInMince.com – 52,685 (Gone)
  36. ArticleGold – 57,824 (Gone)
  37. ArticleFame – 62,030
  38. MyFreeArticleDirectory – 68,976
  39. AuthorPalace – 71,724
  40. WebsiteArticles – 75,280
  41. WonderDirectory – 92,019
  42. ArticlesInAClick.com – 93,646 (Gone)
  43. Dzine Articles – 96,833
  44. ContentDesk – 103,838
  45. Free Article For You – 106,823 (Gone)
  46. ArticleNode – 114,965
  47. ArticleZap – 144,345
  48. ArticleArt.com – 156,145 (404)
  49. BesttoRead – 167,362
  50. Articlicious – 184,501

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