wheel - 11:10 am on Nov 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
The OUTBOUND Link in no way has any role in SERP.
People that I believe are experts here have said exactly the opposite.
If you want to get some benefit from your articles you should submit it to some HIGH QUALITY Article directories.
I might as well eat my meals at high quality garbage dumps. There simply isn't any such thing. Article directories are the playground of the low end web spammer.