I have a site that I am doing my best to raise myself from the search engine dregs. I've done all of the basic SEO, and now am trying to get backlinks. I don't think that exchanging a link with a Russian Insurance company is going to help my keyword article site. I've read that submitting to article directories is a good way to get one way backlinks, and so I have submitted a few articles to Ezine Articles and a few others. However, the more I look, the more article sites I find. What are the best sites to submit articles to if you are looking to increase your PR? Are there any ways to submit articles to multiple directories at the same time?