Joined: 19 Jun 09
02 May 11 3:21 pm
Actually, that is the whole prupose behind using directories. The direcories allow republishing of articles on their site with the condition that the republished articles include the links in the authors bio. I get very little direct traffic through directories, but several of my articles have been republished in ebooks, newsletters, and on a few websites.
Originally, they werent for spamming links like they are now. Some people go and ruin it for everyone.
Most people won't ever see this happen because of the crap they submit and call an article, but often, the stuff I post on directories is as good as or better than the content on my own site.