How important is Articles for SEO these days?

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I'm talking about unique articles used as backlinks from general article directories, NOT articles posted on your own website.

Do they still provide the punch they used to or has the game changed?
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLB
    I would say that links from relevant, unique content are more important than ever. At least as a foundation for backlinks at the very least.

    I've had some of my best successes from guest posts, and web 2.0's with completely unique content. I try to keep Tier 1 pretty clean these days, with a majority of my tier 2 links being spun content.

    I try to look at backlink building as promotion moreso than traditional linkbuilding these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArcherWylde
    I'm curious as to whether or not people are mainly submitting different articles to the directories, or the same one to many, or spinning the articles?

    I hear so much about duplicate content that I am somewhat hesitant to submit the same article to multiple directories...then some call that syndicate content?
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  • Profile picture of the author seoservicepro
    Unique content is very important for back link. Article need to unique and relevant to keyword.
    Beside, as less link in an article as can, it's better. In each content, you should make diversity anchor text. it's very important.
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  • Profile picture of the author DNAWRealm
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    Few articles on high-profile sites like hubpages, squidoo, ezine.. Write them real good, backlink to them, leave them there to transfer PR. Focus on other backlinking after that!
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  • Profile picture of the author K Mec
    Unique content is not necessary for backlinking. You can have one unique article, post it to Ezine articles, spun 30% to 40% and distribute to other article directories.

    Backlink is more important from authority.
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    • Profile picture of the author Morten V
      Originally Posted by RyanLB View Post

      I would say that links from relevant, unique content are more important than ever. At least as a foundation for backlinks at the very least.

      I've had some of my best successes from guest posts, and web 2.0's with completely unique content. I try to keep Tier 1 pretty clean these days, with a majority of my tier 2 links being spun content.

      I try to look at backlink building as promotion moreso than traditional linkbuilding these days.
      By tier 2 links you mean the backlinks to your tier 1 links?

      Originally Posted by ArcherWylde View Post

      I'm curious as to whether or not people are mainly submitting different articles to the directories, or the same one to many, or spinning the articles?

      I hear so much about duplicate content that I am somewhat hesitant to submit the same article to multiple directories...then some call that syndicate content?
      You really should have a talk with Alexa or do a search.
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    • Profile picture of the author ownergolan
      Originally Posted by K Mec View Post

      Unique content is not necessary for backlinking. You can have one unique article, post it to Ezine articles, spun 30% to 40% and distribute to other article directories.

      Backlink is more important from authority.
      Please do not listen to this guy.
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  • Profile picture of the author seojedi
    Still works fine. Get wide distribution. Vary anchor text in each submission. Link to videos and other articles AND internal pages. Include as one tactic in overall link building strategy. Make sure they're written for SEO purposes IE. optimized titles, body, bio etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheBeautifulMinds
    They're pretty important. You can get a consistent stream of visitors from the article directory leading to your site, which should lead to sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Nothing better than wasting a lot of time writing/spinning articles for a bunch of PRn/a - PR0 links.
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    • Articles are still important for SEO. However, avoid using spun articles and poor quality content. The better quality content you provide, the more traffic and backlinks you will get. Submit your posts to high trafficked article directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author samjaynz
    Pretty useless - you would be far better served by actually placing these articles on your own website (thus building something over which you have control!)

    Unless you can hire a cheap SEO outsourcer who writes and submits the articles for you, it's not really worth it IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author johny53
    Article for SEO; eh, they work but they certainly aren't worth the investment required.

    However, for general marketing... when used correctly they can provide tons of other benefits; including targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author samaustin141
    Article submission is off Page SEO activities which is important for increase website traffic and building quality back links such as Ezinearticles, Articlebase, Pubarticles, Ideamarketers, Article approved from high PR articles submission websites that given effects on ranking also.
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  • Profile picture of the author sahildd
    I think if u will use the web 2.0 its will be more effected.most of article site are panalize by Google
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  • Profile picture of the author ksetu
    Depends on the quality of sites in the directory and whether they have been penalized/deindexed after penguin. Game is same - if you get backlinks from high pr site with less obl, you get higher value. And even if the directories value have diluted - for most of the known ones - they still are valuable for link and anchor-text diversity.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnpaulgrant
    Content is still valuable these days provided it is of high quality and unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author ImageNuke
    The new google algorithm had reduced the impact of links in directories (link et article directories). However, links in blogs/website articles are still very efficients.
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