By now most of you have realized that Google Panda kicked the living shit out of many popular article directories used by internet marketers. Borrowing their pagerank to increase your Google rankings is now much harder, if not impossible. Their use is now limited to people who visit these content farms directly. But in disaster there is always opportunity. I'm in the progress of starting a few article directories of my own, catered towards specific niches. But the kicker is that they are camouflaged to not look like article directories, hopefully avoiding Panda. However, there are still some requirements for posting articles: - Unique content, no duplicates elsewhere (rewrite if you have to) - Decent quality articles with useful advice, keeping the user experience in mind - Not overly keyword optimized (which might be damaging these days anyway) - Not too spammy looking - Keep links to a minimum and choose them carefully as to not dilute your Google juice These tips are beneficial for both the article directory and the website you want to rank. The first niche I'm starting a directory on is health. The following topics may be discussed: - General health - Nutrition - Fitness - Weight loss - Wellness - Holistic and alternative health - Other health related topics PM me if you have any white hat or grey hat websites regarding these niches and I will let you know once the article directory is in beta and ready to receive articles. I want to have at least some amount of content on there before I officially launch.