I know the backlinks themselves from article directories are suckage PR0, but couldn't those pages be used as parasite SEO pages? I just got platinum writer status at ezine, so i plan to start backlinking the hell out of my articles in an attempt to raise those pages PR. I chose this route over web 2.0s because the web 2.0s have a lot higher chance of being removed. Also, anybody that syndicates my articles and backlinks to me will become a parasite once i identify them. Once identified... they will be added as a moneysite target for my T1 campaigns in GSA SER.