Dallas, Texas (PressExposure) August 19, 2006 -- Dallas, Texas (August 19, 2006) - Earma Brown, 11 year author, web developer, small business owner in Texas, has just released her new "Top 100 Article Directories"
Topping the list with a PR 7 are EzineArticles.com, TheAllINeed.com, BPubs.com and SelfGrowth.com in the Page Rank category. (Page Rank is Google's measure of the importance of a page.)
According to the Center for Digital Future, Los Angeles, CA in their 2005 study, the overall use of the Internet is steadily growing. Their findings say 56.3 percent of users 17 and older consider the Internet to be a very important or extremely important source of information for them. Additionally, they list among the top ten Internet activities; people are seeking information about everything from hobbies, online banking, medical information and travel information.
Within all this Internet growth and information seeking is a niche category called Article Marketing also experiencing high levels of growth. Simply put, Article Marketing is the process of writing and submitting 'free reprint articles' to popular article directory sites across the Internet. An article directory web site is considered a bank of free reprint articles - a place where writers submit their articles free.
In turn, web masters, web publishers and editors scour the popular article directory sites looking for free quality content to use in their newsletters, web sites and blogs. For the free use of a writer's article, the webmaster includes their author bio with active links to their web site. Each time a webmaster/publisher picks up a free article it becomes yet another link to the writer's site and a boost to their page ranking.
A recent study by Glenn Murray publicized as SEO Copywriter by the SiteProNews.com published that as a result of its (article marketing) new found mainstream popularity, the number of articles being written and submitted has increased by between 100% - 600% in the past year!
Brown has carefully selected 5 criteria to distinguish the Top 100 Article Directories in her new ebook "Article Speedway: Putting Your Articles in the Fast Lane to Success" and companion web site. The criteria are Top Page Rank, Quality Content, Site Originality, Simply Easy and Site Appeal.
Brown is a popular expert in her field. Her articles have been featured on the Wiki-How's web site and considered a Platinum Expert Author among the top 12% of the 30,000 plus writers submitting to EzineArticles.com.
Press Contacts: Arrow Productions, Earma Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
Her ebook Article Speedway: Putting Your Articles In the Fast Lane to Success retails for $19.97 is available on the web directly from http://ArticleSpeedway.com.