30 Jan '14, 9pm

Matt Cutts: Using Article Directories for Links? Just No

If you've worked in the SEO industry for more than a couple of years, you probably remember the days when article directories were all the rage. You could write a quickie article, submit it to literally hundreds of article directories, link it to your site, in hopes others will publish it on their own sites to add content. However, with duplicate content filters and link penalties, article directories definitely fell out of favor for many webmasters. That said, there are many article directories that are still actively soliciting articles and publishers who continue to republish that content. What is Google's official stance on article directories such as Ezine in 2014 – good or bad? This is the topic of Matt Cutts' latest webmaster help video, which begins with a history lesson on the rise of article directories: Over time article directories have gotten a little bit of a...

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