Hey guys, A lot of my SEO prior to Panda was article marketing, because it got results - good results. But now Google doesn't care much for backlinks from article directories which equals most of my backlinks! As a result, I've lost my rankings in Google. I must stress as well so that all of the content on the article directories was of high quality, I didn't put together bad articles that Google are trying to stop. But ultimately I was still affected because of the location of all of the majority of my backlinks - as the sites themselves where. I know this question has likely been asked 1 million times are ready here on BHW, but I wouldn't mind getting some specific advice if possible, or even if someone has a direct link to a previous BHW thread which covers a lot of this as I don't read every thread here on BHW so I may have missed one which answers all my questions. But basically what I'd like to really try and understand is.... what do I focus on? It seems to me that I need to generate backlinks, and can still do so, through articles but they always need to come from a really credible website, and that credible website can no longer be an article directory - more like someone's blog. I also feel that to get good rankings you need to have a blog which is updated regularly, but unfortunately this isn't what my website is about, I don't run a blog and having a blog on my site is of no relevance to the services that I offer. Not every website can be a blog - and I'm not sure how to rank in the search engines without having a blog because it seems like it's the only thing Google cares for at the moment, and the easiest way to rank. I have good on-site SEO, but I think that because so many of my backlinks are no longer being registered by Google it has affected my site a lot, does anyone have any advice on how I can tell Google that my site is worthy of being ranked? Without having to manually comment on blogs and manually perform SEO tasks which won't get me anywhere anyway, for the pure reason that I don't have the time. Thanks guys, I appreciate the help and advice.