In recent months, we went through many news on the death of Article Directory and Guest Posting. The fact is indeed some of those Article Directory and Guest Posting websites are dead because Google killed them for a very specific reason. Does it really means those strategies are dead, it is not. Article Directories that were used heavily to get backlines, received penalties from search engines. And finally they turned all do-follow links into no-follow. The reason they made external links no-follow is because Google probably sent them an email to make all links no-follow to remove the penalty. I saw such action and email on an article directory myself. So when they lifted penalty from a site once the site owner made external links no-follow – does it prove no-follow links do no or little help for SEO!!
SEO is one of the most challenging profession in the world, no doubt. And the right SEO guys know what to do during such crisis moment. SEO consultant with extensive knowledge can always find alternative ways, some other great article directories that really work and not used badly yet. Particularly those article directories that require editor’s review and approval before getting published is still alive and doing good. For guest blogging, if you use poor blog sites or private network then guest posting is dead for you. The main point is to keep the highest quality that you can afford to see great results.