gouri - 2:18 pm on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
Articles on the normal article directories with links to your site are now considered unnatural links by Google and they penalize for it.
I have confirmation direct from google in a reconsideration request and they have replied to my emails listing these as a problem.
Is it considered unnatural if you have a url link going to your home page and one going to an inner page using anchor text that the inner page is trying to rank for? I don't think that would be overdoing it if the links coming from article directories are done in moderation.
If this is considered overdoing it or spammy, how about one link going to the home page using the url as anchor text?