23 Oct 12 4:37 am
I don't think article marketing is dead and it is still a 'white hat' SEO strategy. What you should do is use only article directories that have an editorial process
. Google adds rank value to content that goes through an editorial process because it is more likely to be quality content.
The SEO professionals at Affiliate Summit suggest posting no more than 5 articles to any directory because Google will not count anything above that. I don't know if it's true, but these are guys that have been marketing for a long time.
SEO press releases are also white hat and they provide the perfect opportunity to create brand awareness, drive traffic to your site and increase your page rank with anchor text links. Don't post a press release with a service that doesn't allow anchor text links because you won't get the best SEO benefits.
Send me a pm and I'll send you a list of free and paid press release distribution services you can use to begin building back links. You can go to Fiverr.com and pay someone $5 to write a release for you if you want to outsource it :-)