Can anyone give advise on article submission does this help with SEO?
Yes. But as with anything, there are right and wrong ways of doing it. Rather than ask a question that at least 1000 others have asked, try searching on this forum. You will find more than enough info on the subject, I am sure.
article submission is the best way to get quality backlinks and traffic. your article should be ideally 400-600 words long with quality content. submit it to high pr article directories. try deep linking which is more beneficial rather than just linking to your home page with each submission. every page on your site will get equal link juice this way
real time search results. The last reason would definitely be because new posts create pages and as kgun points out in his signature: Conversations create communities and conversions create profit.
The responses generated may be the same nick-naks we've heard in the past but it's that elusive discovery or change in concept that may creep into an 'out-dated' question. There could be something new out there that someone may wish to share via a response rather than starting a new thread.
And of that same possibility I ask, do you want them to digg through the thousands of posts on the same topic and respond to those? Probably not.
If it was a valid forum rule this post would have been moderated and/or deleted.
We're looking at the end results, the creation of new pages and new discussions. Maybe this post shed no new light on the act of directory submissions but that remains to be seen with this and all 'redundant' posts.
How to rank on Google today may be different than it was a few weeks ago...and so the question 'how do you rank on Google?' would be a valid question - again although it's been asked a thousand times.