Originally Posted by John Scott
How unique is an article that appears verbatim on 1,000 sites?
Make them on different topics and write different stuff out. What do you do when you write a blog post? Remember what you told me john? Be creative, then once that article set there for long enough, and if 6 years go by, who knows what the site turns out to be, it could just set for ever and age and your link be there.
In my opinion anyways it works great! Might not be the best link, but they do work very good, page rank just values the on site keywords if you ask me like words on the page and etc (which I know theres more to it then that), and of course gives your site more authority and page rank.
All this stuff about authority sites and etc I just believe that authority sites are old domains thats it, nothing special about them just old established sites, but in my opinion you can build a new site up with as much authority as a 1996 domain with proper liking, and surroundings, and I do not believe that lower end links, or lower end sites hurt your rankings, they do nothing but help.
Now I could understand if there was ffa pages, and things to that nature, but regardless Google is not what they make it out be be any ways (I'm not saying ffa pages are okay, cause there not), put it this I believe there system is on a ++, and no negatives at all the negatives is human edited (like when they penalize).
When I say ++ I mean you get credit for links from everywhere, but I'm not saying there okay to get from every where, but newer directories, and new articles can be a very great tactic, and also build up "authority" links too.
Typically I will only buy authority links if I'm getting direct traffic from them, and conversions, I'm not going to buy authority link just because its authority link mells well get one of them for free, or unless its a permanent payment then yea I'll buy it.
So basically if its not ++ positive movement, then I don't want anything to do with it.
Just my opinion john, but articles will help. Look at blog post, people write about anything, and thats the same thing about writing an article rather its why your neighbors wouldn't buy a website or the small business down the road, or the homeless guy that asked you how much a website was.(which of course a little bit better marketing then that).