matt-cutts1Article directories have gotten to become synonyms with bad link building practices as of late. They may have worked before, allowing people to write short 300-400 word articles, and submitting them to countless article directories in the hopes for some extra links.

But in truth, article directories have gotten a bad rap lately due to generally lower quality content.   This leads us to a question proposed to Matt Cutts, the head of Google Search Spam.

“Links from relevant content in article directories — Seen as good or bad? eg. I link my beauty website from a cosmetic surgery article on say, Ezine? Would you do that?”