1. Is article marketing still worth doing after Google Panda? 2. I submitted my first article to about 250 article directories using article demon, and another 30 high PR directories manually. Is this the best strategy? Will it be effective? It's been over a week and yahoo is only listing a total of 6 links from the whole thing, and none of my keywords are ranking any higher. 3. I just learned about pinging the links from this forum, I have not done that yet. What do I ping, the article link? 4. How long should it take to start seeing my keywords rank higher? 5. I used the included spinner so to replace about 1/4 of the words/phrases to add uniqueness, but does google see through that anyway? Is this type of spinning even worth doing if they can? 6. What % unique do I need each article that I submit to be? Should I be using copyscape for all of this, and if so what is the method? 7. How many links should I expect from an article distributed using the above method? 8. Is all of this the best use of my time, or should I get a refund on the software and just spend that money on something more effective? If so, what would that be?