Do you have a website or were you thinking of building one? By now I’m sure you’ve heard of article submissions and press releases. Well when these come to mind there only a few names worth your consideration. Ezinearticles.com is the obvious heavyweight in the article submissions and ezines category. And for press releases PR Web is the big one, but they are paid and the lowest price is 80 or hundred dollars so we will stick with PRlog.com which is the largest of the free press release websites so we have a much fairer comparison.
Now it is important to note here that ezinearticles does have two different levels of membership. One is obviously free and the other one is nine year so dollars a month and makes it so that your article submissions get submitted a little bit faster as they will have more priority (supposedly). For this person will stick with the free membership level, but just so you know I have tried both and there really isn’t much of a difference between them.
I ran my own experiments are running very similar content on both. By placing just average, decent quality articles on ezinearticles.com and the same quality of press releases on PRlog.com the results were far better with PRlog. Even when I want to put great quality articles on ezinearticles the results didn’t come anywhere ne the results I obtainedfrom PRlog. Overall, we are talking that it would take 200 to 400 article submissions on ezinearticles to equal the equivalent traffic from just 4 press releases on PRlog.com.
That is a 5,000% better results with less effort and better quality traffic to your website. To be fair we did this on several different websites in several different niches. The niches we covered were automotive, skin care, consumer complaints, sex, health, education, business, science and more. We found the results to basically be the same with each and every website. The only one that niche or websites that deviated significantly with those that were in the sexual niche.
For some weird reason the sex niche received a much greater flow through from Ezinearticles then PRlog.com. I don’t know but maybe this tells you something about the readership over their at ezinearticles.com. Maybe they have a high percentage of perverts and sexual deviats in their authors or readership? I can’t answer that one with the data we obtained, but I can say it was a little weird (We also later used two other artcile submission websites, Searchwarp.com, ArticleCity.com and FindArticles.com and , and they did not have this large jump in traffic for the sex niche).
So from this you can take the idea that article submissions are not what they used to once day of press releases even free ones are far more important and drive far more traffic. Now, yes you can go with the paid press releases from PR Web and get 10x to 100x more traffic but you will pay a minimum of $80 or more per press release. A lot of car dealers and local businesses have found free press releases to be very effective in all that they need.
I have personally used the free press releases at PRlog.com and highly recommend their website ad free press release service. If you do a little bit of research and look up Google and their advice on what works and what doesn’t work for websites and driving traffic you will quickly find that article submissions are basically dead and no longer worth your time or effort. And I especially can’t see why anyone in their right or left mind would pay a penny to do an article submission whether it be on ezinearticles or any other website. Write the content for your own website instead – you will get far better results, keyword placement, rankings and more. All article submissions do is make money for the e-zine itself – not for you or your website. So, this is a rave or complement for PRlog and a complaint for Ezinearticles as it sucks for traffic (here’s a link that goes more in depth on why Ezinearticles sucks).