If every day new article directories pop up, their best hope is new writers who don't know one directory from another. Reinventing the wheel. Making the same mistakes their predecessors made before they folded. None can bother to model success. They have better ideas. I recently posted a small sample of my most popular articles on a relatively new but large and rapidly expanding directory. It is slick. If looks were money they would be rich. I was a bit disturbed to learn they don't use intro/ summaries. My titles are short because that's what I like, so I count a lot on the hook I can usually write in two or three lines of an intro. I do not need any proof to know this works for me. I was undaunted. I knew the titles would still work alone, unsupported. So I just left my intros as lead in mini paragraphs for the articles.
On my second submission I would learn that because this directory does not use intros, I must have at least four words in my title, including conjunctions and prepositions, to be more descriptive. I don't want to be more descriptive. I love my titles. I don't want to change them for some arbitrary policy. What do you add to Green Hot Rods to make it more descriptive? What more does Super Power require? A fifteen word title that summarizes the article I requested a new category for my all time most popular article, because this directory lacked the proper one, which was not missing on any other directory I support. I was instructed to put it in other, until the new category is approved.
At this directory, I believe the most recent articles appear on the first page of fifty titles per page. I got 10 views the first day. No more the following three. I went looking for it in other. I looked at all of page one and half of two and could not find it. If I can't find it, maybe that explains zero views the following days. I'll continue to check the stats for a week or two, but I suspect this site has few readers and I would not go there to read myself, so it's now all about the search engines. I will be very surprised if this directory is operating a year from now.
There is the genuine article in article directories and they are few in number when it comes to high volume, full subject range and author, reader services. In a recent article, Ezine Articles author Dina Giolitto pointed out the successful small directories are going to be niche directories, not general interest. They will attract high quality writers, providing similar high quality content and a targeted reader base. Specialization. Ever heard of that before? Online publishing is like the weather in some places. If you don't like it, wait a little while. It will change.
Ed Howes sought and found, knocked and entered. Now he sees things differently. To see more of what he sees, please visit http://www.justanotherview.com or do an author search here at Ezine Articles. Readers grow: wiser, better, faster