If somehow you're still using article directories as a link building tactic in 2014, just don't. In his latest webmaster help video, Google's Matt Cutts confirms that links from article directories are bad and will give you no ranking benefits.
Don't use article directories for backlinks, says Google's Matt Cutts.
Quote: "We certainly have some algorithmic things that would mean is probably a little less likely to be successful now compared to a few years ago, for example," Cutts said. "So my personal recommendation would be probably to not upload article like that."
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