Disturbing Facts About Free Article Directories Most People Will Never Know

One of the things I’ve been a big supporter over the last few years is article marketing.  I use articles for traffic and to get my websites ranked in the search engines all the time.  In fact, it’s probably my favorite way to build traffic.  Link building will be the life blood of your websites getting ranked in the search engines.  The free article directories I use mainly for LINK BUILDING purposes only.

#1.  ADS – and More Ads – The free article directories have ads all over the place.  Go watch this article video I shot a few days ago about this it’s pretty bad.  So because they have so many ads you’ll get a problem that I mention as bullet number 2.

#2.  LOW CTR – Low click-through rate.  Because there is so much page leak going on on the free article directories the majority of the visitors to your article will never even visit your site.  In fact, in my experience I get under 20% of the click-throughs from traffic from the free article directories – (ouch).

#3.  Not Enough Link Building – The free article directories do not build links to all of their categories.  This often leads to few links coming into the categories at the directory.  Sure their home pages have thousands of links coming in, but the categories do not.  This means that the high page rank of just their home page won’t end up doing much for you.

#4.  Distractions – Free article directories are masters of distractions.  If you missed the video the first time let me show you how they are distracting the visitors away from your site.


So by watching that video you can see why I only want to use the free article directories for link building only.  They are great for that.

Over the last couple a months I decided I wanted to have an article directory built that isn’t just for link building though.  What I wanted to build was an article directory that can get you The ULTIMATE CLICK-THOUGH and provide link building at the same time.

So I got with a team of experts and created  NBK ARTICLES which is an add-free article database where you can place unlimited articles and there are NO distractions to take visitors away from your site.

And here are some other super-benefits by joining this site.

#1. Your work will benefit you and only you – When traffic comes to your article to read your article they won’t have any distractions to take them away from clicking over to your website! 

#2.  You can get Major exposure using the author resource box – Beside your article will sit and author resource box.  Inside this box you can put banner ads, links, videos, opt in forms and anything you want to draw attention to your website.  Yes, you can also have affiliate links over there!  Check out an example of how you can use your own ads on your own article here.

#3.  You can add links in the body of your article – Most free directories make you use a resource area below your article.  The way we have it setup you can get click-throughs while the reader is reading your article.

#4.  At NBK Articles we have a team of dedicated link builders getting the site mass exposure – We want our site to grow and for you to get the ultimate benefit.  To do this we do our own link building to make sure it’s a win/win all around.

Watch all of our other benefits and features here.

I am happy to get this out and think you’ll be really impressed with what you’ll be able to do as a member of this site to not just build links but to get traffic from our site.  As this article directory grows you’ll get mass exposure, great backlinks and a high % of the click-throughs will go to you and not us.  That’s why we are 100% ad-free.  Check it out at http://www.nbkarticles.com

If you have any questions ask below 🙂


A few hours ago I also released another helpful post that might be beneficial to you.  Check it out here.

Michael Brown

I'm Michael S. Brown, Internet Marketer, husband and father. I have been successful in business and marketing since 1998. In 2007 I took to the internet marketing world and have never looked back. I love teaching people the knowledge that I have acquired and the ultimate boost to my ego is to see everyone I teach succeed in business. My goal is to make everyone who comes into contact with me as successful or even more successful than myself.

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Terry - October 12, 2010

I am a member of NBK. You didn’t talk about what it cost. Is there a membership that I have to join? I have yet to set up my first web site. Thank You.

Thomas Ludwig - October 13, 2010

Once again Michael; You and your team, go out of your way to help us, “Your Members” This great this will help, with getting more traffic to every one’s Articles!! Good Job.
~ Thomas Ludwig ~

Yeo CH - October 13, 2010

Good and thanks … I’ll be a member with NBK Articles soon. If this blog had come up before 8 Oct, I would have posted my latest article (becoming richer through financial formula) with NBK Articles instead of ezinearticles.com! I’ll write something and post it there first instead of ezinearticles.com. Bye.

Alex Newell - October 13, 2010

Simple question, since you are ad free you must charge a fee, so how much is it?


Charlotte Ropati - October 13, 2010

Thank you so much for this. I’m such a newbie and haven’t completely finished the course or my site. I am glad of the information you have posted to help us out. So, does this mean not to submit to any more directories?

– Australia, NSW –

Michael Brown - October 15, 2010

Terry and Alex,

The cost is so minor. It’s $1 for a 7 day trial and then just $7 per month. The price will go up once we have the next phase in place as it will blow everything else away 🙂

Michael Brown - October 15, 2010


No. You should still use article directories, even the free ones for link building.

However, with http://www.nbkarticles.com the goal is two-fold. Not only can you build links to your site from your articles but, you will also get the bulk of the traffic comes to your article from the search engines or the article site. By bulk, I mean the high majority.

Compare that the the other free article directories that have ads every where. Log into any of their dashboards and look at your actual click-throughs. the best I’ve had was 20% – that means 80% is staying at the directory – benefiting them, not you.

So link build at free ones – link build and get beneficial traffic from nbkarticles.com

You can also place ads to your affiliate products from our directory as well.

jimkazoo - June 26, 2011

Hi Michael,
I think this is a fantastic concept and I am looking forward to using it.  I just went to the NBK Articles website and it didn't work – none of the tabs are clickable except for the videos.  Is the site down for some reason?
Thank you for all your support.


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