I'm just asking out of curiosity. I've been writing articles hoping to get backlinks and more traffic, and it did help (since I got better ranked), even though I heard that most article directories put nofollows on your links (sorry, I'm not sure if I spelled that correctly).
Anyway... I started writing articles on June 8th, I didn't work that much. I maybe submitted 20 articles to ehow, 25 or more to goarticles, around 10 to articlesbase and a few to articlealley. Oh yeah, and I've answered around 100 plus questions on yahoo answers, anyway, it wasn't hard work at all, I guess I could have done a lot more if I wanted to.
The results are... 4100 visits to my website. Which is good, I guess. I guess the good part is that these articles stay, some of them even get ranked well in the search engines over time so I get even more traffic from them, and maybe someone decides to copy them and leave the source box.
So I'm just about to start a little project and write around 50 more articles and then just submit them to a bunch of places, but I want to know if it's really worth it.
What are your experiences and results? Why am I asking? Well, I need more motivation, I need to know what numbers are possible, what results are possible. It's kind of easier for me to see that if other people could do it, then I can also do it, and if it was worth it for other, it's probably worth it for me too.
Thanks in advance,