Joined: 19 Jun 09
26 Jul 10 4:32 pm
article directories are still valid, and they will help some. however, I have focused more on social sites. there are so many and i get better results. posting a few original articles on blogs, social sites, and engaging those people has given me more direct traffic and sales, sometimes before google even indexes that new page on my site. for example, I made a new blog post yesterday, made a post on a few social sites and did some blog comments, along with my usuall forum, and that page has already gotten over 200 visitors.
Google is nice, and you should try to get rankings but they should not be the focus of your traffic strategy in my opinion.