I just used ArticleSubmitter Pro to send an article to about 100 article directories.
Before sending, I did a search for backlinks to my site (PublishingCentral.com) in Google — and found 84. In Yahoo! I appear to have 889 (though I’ll have to confirm I’m doing the check correctly).
The article title right now produces 0 results in all search engines.
I’ll have to check back in a few weeks to see if those numbers improve after submission.