With the recent updates in Google and the decline in popularity of article directories we may think like article submission is a method, which was beneficial in the past. But is it true ? My answer to this question is definitely no! We have tons of data that prove that so it is not something we ‘beleive’ in. It’s simply a fact that we cant avoid to admit. In the world of SEO (or seo optimalizace) as our European colleagues call this world of ‘pleasing the algorithms’ this is currently one of the biggest misunderstanding. Quality articles still hold the same value as before and good websites like Ezine articles, Goarticles, Idea Marketers, Article Base still attracts Google crawlers and helps in improving Google SERP.
But yes, automatic spinning of articles and submitting them to useless websites don’t pay off anymore. It was not so effective even before two years. I am never in a favor of Auto spinning the articles and submitting them to article directories or any other directories on the web. As you have also heard many times “Content is the King on Google,” and it still is the King. This is proven on English language sites as well as on local Google search engines. More about locally aimed SEO you can read on www.seo-optimalizace.biz where our colleagues explain all related subjects to detail.
I will suggest that writing unique articles and submitting them to the top most article directories is a very effective method of bringing traffic on the website and improving the SERP of the website as well. One thing is that instead of submitting articles to the directories, we can use Web 2.0 properties in a much more rational than article directories because it definitely gives more SEO advantages than article directories.
My honest opinion to all article lovers is that do not use spun articles and submit the articles to a ratio of 3:1 for web 2.0 properties and article directories (i.e. 3 web 2.0 and 1 article directory). It provides links diversity as well and definitely improves ranking on SERP.