By adding free articles to your website, you will allow your
website to work better for you. Content is possibly the single
most important thing on your website and is the main reason why
users will be coming back to your site over and over again. Fresh
quality content will mean regular visitors. Having good content
also helps with regards to search engine optimisation and ranking
high for terms.
If you’re writing skills let you down somewhat or you do
not physically have the time, then why not download free articles?
There are plenty of specialist directories which contain thousands
upon thousands of articles relating to nearly every subject and
topic imaginable. In most cases you are free to use this free
content and integrate it within your own website(s), however,
please make sure you read the terms of service (TOS) for each
individual article directory as most of the time you will be required
to provide a link back from the source.
The only drawback with using articles from these directories
as that the content will not be unique to your own website and
many other will have downloaded the same articles for free. It
is always advisable to develop as much of your own content as
Below are a list of sources where you can download free content
Probably the biggest archive of articles on the internet. If
you need free articles for your website then this should be the
first port of call. With millions of articles available from hundreds
of thousands of authors, every single topic you can think of is
pretty much covered here.
The Article base website claims to have over 400k published free
articles. The site requires that a user registers which is free
(of course) and if they also wish, they can submit their own articles.
Categories are well organised via navigation on the left hand
side. Once you are taken the correct page, each article has a
popularity level. Overall, very nicely designed site which is
easy to navigate through. The terms of service state that you
are required to keep all links in the article intact as well as
link to the source.
Get My Articles
They claim to have over 100k articles in 60 different categories.
The site is organised as you would expect from a selection of
categories from the left hand side. The site is clean to look
and there is a huge array of articles. Overall, a minefield of
articles are available here but a few tweaks are needed such as
the number of words an article is would be nice.
Nowadays, you don't have to look for your own content, you can
have it sent directly to you. If you own a directory or have a
blog that you'd like content for, there are many plugins that
you can install and get the content delivered to you as regularly
as you want. Below are an example of a few.
Unique Article Wizard
The brainchild of Dr. Noel Swanson, his original service allows
webmasters to submit rewritten content that is automatically submitted
to hundreds of directories. The beautiful thing is that he clams
each article is unique. A great tool if used correctly.
If you are a webmaster though, there are UAW
Plugins for Various Article Directories available
for many of the different platforms such as;
Blogspot and Email Delivery
Just click on the link above and scroll down to the relavent
plugin you require.