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Article Directory Sites Still Good

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zee007, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. zee007

    zee007 Senior Member

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    I was analzying a prospects backlink profile and saw a number of article direcotry sites show up like: http://www.articlebay.us

    Now I know article directories are completely out of fashion, but this ones has a homepage PR of 1. That aint bad. I thought Google did away with article directory sites altogether? So why do they even have any authority is my question?
     
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    A lot of old school black hat stuff is regaining strength, it's as if google's playing whack-a-mole : the more holes they plug, the more holes pop up and some old exploits start working again.
     
  3. Ash2012

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    I too have noticed some oldskool techniques finding traction again. It's quite funny actually, just as you describe Bart: It seems to be like whack-a-mole! lol

     
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    Yeah, the article directory does not seem so bad on the surface. The article quality is not bad, it has some social signs. It seems they have taken the old AD's and improved upon it. But at the end of the day, its still a large repository of unrelated articles. Again, its only a short term strategy. Google will hit out or significantly devalue these directories.

    So at best, these article directories will do nothing for a site and worse case, could hurt a website!