New York, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2007
"A good article directory is a treasure trove for anyone looking for content for their website," says Internet marketing specialist Donald Nelson.
Nelson is the publisher of the online A1-Article Directory, http://www.a1-articledirectory.com which has been redesigned and is being relaunched this week. "The new design is more attractive and we hope that it will be easy to use for authors and readers alike," Nelson said.
"We already have several thousand articles online, but we are looking to increase this number in the coming months. We intend to become a leader in this field," added Nelson.
Article directories such as Nelson's A1- Article Directory allow writers to submit articles in a wide range of categories including business, Internet issues, health, sports, travel, family and other popular fields.
The articles are then moderated by the directory owner and posted online. Anyone who has a website or blog can republish the articles on their own website as long as they include the author's resource information, which usually includes a link to the author's website, along with the article.
"On the Internet content is king and links are queen," says Nelson. "Most websites do not have enough information and article directories are the places where webmasters can find content that fits in with the themes of their websites," adds Nelson.
But how do directories help web masters get links for their site? Nelson answers this question with two words: "article marketing." Just as a web owner can go to the directories to find interesting content, they can also write content and submit it to the directories. Every time their article is published they get another link to their site.
"These links help to bring traffic, build an online reputation for the author, as well as to boost the link popularity and search engine ranking of the author's website," Nelson explains.
The growth of directories such as the A1-Article directory also has benefits that go beyond the webmaster community, Nelson believes.
"People surf the net to find the information that is vital to them," Nelson explains. "Maybe they want to find a cure for their toenail fungus, or a diet that will cure their gout, or learn how to improve their golf swing. They can find it in directories such as our A1-Article Directory," he concludes.