Are Article Directories Dead Post Penguin(s)?
Did article directories lose the ability to pass authority (PR)? My two cents, yes.
Matt’s clearly telling that sites penalized for selling links typically lose the ability to pass PageRank. But what if this also applies to sites which were penalized for other reasons besides selling links, i.e. unnatural link profiles? If you think logically, this is highly probable. Or maybe they will pass just some minimal authority.
When we audit backlinks, one metric we take into consideration is Search Metrics’ SEO Visibility. Generally, when we see a site suffered a drop close to a Penguin release, we advise to remove the backlinks.
Whether you agree with me or not, I’ll leave it to you, but take a look at how some of the major article banks evolved lately:
Your thoughts and experiences with articles after Penguin 2.0 please…