In a short video yesterday, Google's Matt Cutts told webmasters and SEOs not to use article directory sites for link building strategies.
Well, he kind of said not to use it and hinted to it at the end by saying:
My personal recommendation would be probably not to upload an article there.
But on Twitter, he was clearer saying "no."
Today's webmaster video: "Should I build links using article directories?" http://t.co/LBeODA2gve (No)— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) January 29, 2014
Here is the video:
Will this stop SEOs from using it? I doubt it.
Forum discussion at Twitter.