Directory Owner Charges $1,000 to Remove Low Quality Links

Bill Hartzer

If your website has been hit by any of the Google Penguin algorithm updates, then most likely you have links pointing to your website from a low quality directory. One of those low quality link directories is shown below, in a screen shot. entire network at cost of $975.

Don’t Ignore Local Directory Mistakes

Small Business Mavericks

I recently spoke to someone who is very excited about her new job — and part of that job is carefully monitoring the local directory listings of various clients. Mistakes in Local Listings Cost Business. Local Internet Marketing controlling local listings local directories local directory mistakes Some folks would not be excited about sifting through all the places a business is listed on the Internet.

Trending Sources

Article directories

Social Media Network Marketing

Article directories have a big job—every day, thousands of authors and want-to-be authors submit their articles to these directories. Many of the articles that are submitted to these directories are not articles at all, but rather blurbs of nothingness with little content and usually lacking readability. This Spam and plagiarism scam is the bane of article directories and the editors that run them.

WordPress Themes 101


The extra cost affords you such benefits as access to customer support forums, exclusivity and a whole host of perks like better functionality, frequent updates and improved customer support.

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Search Traffic Declining? You’re Not Alone (and What to Do About It)

Webbiquity SMM

Use directories based on their relevance and value, but as with news releases—not just for backlinks. In early 2013, Google devalued general directory links for search rankings. That does not mean, however, that all directories are worthless. •

What Your Webmaster Can’t Do For You


If your new business name, address, or phone number doesn’t get updated on every single directory, link, and reference to your business, you could literally find yourself in a situation where you’re competing against yourself. R5GJNQWPUEK8 .

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

While there are a variety of active tactics for building brand presence on each social network (for example, using Twitter directories like WeFollow and Twellow), companies should at a minimum take advantage of all the passive follower-building opportunities available.

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3 Ways Google Search is impacted by #SocialMedia & #GooglePlus

Laurel Papworth

The Green boxes are aggregators and directories. The Green boxes are aggregators and directories. What cinema near us and what time is about all we need to know – buying tickets online costs a few bucks more, so we go on tightarse tuesday and get there early to buy good seats.

5 Ways to Improve your SEO Today

Puzzle Marketer

Therefore one of the most popular and cost effective tactics is targeting the search engines to position your website higher for a specific keyword phrase. Methods include adding a Meta Tag, adding a file to your root directory, or creating a DNS (Domain Name System) record.

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79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). Video production costs vary widely, depending on length, quality, type of content and other factors.

No, A Landing Page Is Not Enough

Jon Loomer

But when it stops working, I’ll get asked… “So, how do I get the cost per conversion down? Where is a directory of content they’ve written on this topic?

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33 Phenomenal Content Marketing and Copywriting Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

Mireille Massue offers six steps for creating a compelling infographic (such as making it sharable by submitting it to Infographic Directories ); nine resources to learn more about infographics; and (of course), an infographic outlining eight steps to create an infographic.

51 Profitable SEO Niches to Dominate with Low Competition

Viper Chill

Just from those two comments alone you can get the idea to: Create a directory of people who build tiny houses and send them leads for a fee. While tiny house owners seem to want to spend as little money as possible, the one in the video above cost $77,000, which certainly isn’t cheap.

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Is It Safe to Pay a Bookmarking Site to Remove Links with PayPal?

Bill Hartzer

Due to an overwhelming amount of requests to take down links on daily basis we are asking for a one time payment of $10 to cover our labor costs. These links are typically on social bookmarking sites and “directories” who will accept any and all links that are placed there.

Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk


WordPress remains a popular content management system for many people, owing to both its ease of use and the fact that it doesn’t cost anything. However, a number of potential security flaws have been documented within the system during the last couple of years. (We’re

Why I’m Not Renewing My PRWeek Subscription

Waxing UnLyrical

The annual PRWeek Contact directory, the ultimate resource for finding the perfect agency, in-house PR contact, or services provider. That is, how much would it cost me to renew my subscription? Last week.

Why Podcasting Is The New Marketing For 2016 (And Beyond)?


It’s important when advertising your podcast, you offer it for free or at a very low cost. Podcast directories including and iTunes. Why Podcasting Is The New Marketing For 2016 (And Beyond)? Want to increase your marketing power? Not sure how to do this?

Five Reasons to “Dislike” Social Media

Webbiquity SMM

The benefits of social media are clear: huge outreach, easy to use, low cost and (assumed) high ROI, not to mention a wide variety of options. Browse the local business directory by state and city to find a local business near you. Guest post by Megan Totka.

Supercharge WordPress: A Little Known Way to Increase Pageviews & Conversions

Viper Chill

If you’re wondering about the cost, then I haven’t had a single month where my bill has been over $2. Rand Fishkin had this to say about his costs over at SEOmoz: “We’ll probably stick to a hybrid cloud model for some time. Mount caching directories into memory.

Blog Authorship: Tools to Keep Your Blog Content Safe from Plagiarists and Duplication


Behind these bots there are people who get paid for “breaking into your territory” at any cost. To block the bots, you can choose among the following steps: Use the robots.txt file to forbid bots from indexing a certain website directory. Allow: Lets a bot index a website or directory.

13 Advanced Link Building Strategies You (Probably) Haven’t Used

Viper Chill

I’ve found one site I can donate to (it’s cheap) and two directories which accept links from anyone, as long as you get in touch with them. This site is actually small in comparison to another webmaster who is building thousands of donation, scholarship and paid directory links.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There’s a cost to this, though. In both cases, you can build an app on your Facebook wall that will let you estimate your monthly renter’s/homeowner’s insurance costs or your mortgage. Reply Tamar Weinberg August 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm Nope — no directory.

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Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity SMM

Sure, there are alternatives, ranging from other free or low-cost platforms (e.g., Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web. According to Small Business Trends and HubSpot , the percentage of businesses with blogs has increased from less than half in 2009 to nearly two out of three in 2011. Why are so many companies now embracing blogging?

Association Social Media: National Society of Accountants


The site houses discussions, resource libraries, a directory, a community with a library, events, and discussions for each of our volunteer committees. We have used Facebook most because we’ve gotten those most bang for our buck in terms of cost per click and engagement.

Interview with Social Media Influencer: Tom H. C. Anderson

Social Media Citizens

If the blog is hosted as part of the same domain as the rest of the information and service offering of a large company, trade directory etc. T: Time is money, so there definitely is a huge cost to doing social media marketing right. Tom H.

Search Engine Marketing Manager Job Opening in Mesquite, Texas

Bill Hartzer

– Develop and implement quality link programs and/ or directory listings. – Drive traffic to the web site using innovative but cost effective marketing strategies and tools, including social media and other approaches. A recruiter friend of mine is currently looking for a Search Engine Marketing Manager. The job opening/position is located in Mesquite, Texas.

7 Advanced Social Media Marketing Strategies


All these actions cost your audience nothing, and unlike in the rest of the consumer world, with incentivized SMM they actually can get something for nothing. Discover the online directories that your competitors use and link yourself up with them too.

An Expert’s Guide to How to Get SEO Right

Convince & Convert

SEO is going to generate the best ROI in the long term and is going to deliver the lowest cost per acquisition. When it comes to bettering your website’s search engine ranking, the importance of following good SEO practices cannot be emphasized enough.

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PIN’s: The Future of Private Link Building

Viper Chill

Using directories for links. I keep a private database of paid link opportunities and one of them costs more than $10,000 per year. What I’m going to reveal in this blog post is a strategy that will likely weed out a certain section of the ViperChill audience.

How To Automate Twitter Without Looking Like an Idiot


I just wanted to be sure my efforts to achieve goals #1 and #2 weren’t increasing short term impressions and engagement at the cost of regularly annoying enough of our followers to the point of unfollowing.

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The State of Link Building 2016: What I Learned Manually Analysing 1,000 Search Results

Viper Chill

Sites in this category derive their rankings primarily from using press release services which allow you to embed links or embedding them in article directories which allow you to post your own content. Do private blog network’s still work?

How I Reached #1 on iTunes: A Guide to Launching a Podcast

Viper Chill

That’s around $273, almost triple the price the microphone would cost if I were to buy it in Europe or America. I added the simple graphic that I had already created for when submitting to the iTunes podcast directory and it was done.

How a 3 Month Old Website Received 958373 Visits from Google

Viper Chill

in Google after nothing more than $10 directory submissions. Write Blog Posts on the Topic The cost of paying to get into Google News can add up quickly and building a site just to get into Google News is going to take a lot of work. Question, what is the $10 directory submission site?

28 (of the) Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2012 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

To grow a relevant and productive following on Twitter, Rich Brooks recommends avoiding shady tactics and shows how to do it right, starting with creating a strong profile (including your real face, detailed bio and physical location) and using third-party tools and directories to find interesting people to follow, and progressing through promoting your Twitter account through other channels (your website, email signature, etc.). Twitter isn’t just for the birds anymore.

Marketplace to Buy, Sell Links Based on Google Authorship and Klout Launched

Bill Hartzer

The more popular the author is, the higher the cost to get that author to write about your product or service. The first-ever online marketplace for buying and selling links in articles and blog posts based on Google Authorship and Klout score has been launched.

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How to Evaluate an Expired Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

Directory and and listing may also indicate some value of the domain. What would it cost you to purchase the links on an annual basis? Directory and listings cost $299 per year.

10 Premium SEO Tools That You Can Try for Free (or Cheap)


When you go to your Pro Dashboard, scroll down until you see the PRO resources which include webinars, discounts for members, and a list of the top directories you can submit your website to.

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50 of the Most Dependable Web Resources for University Students |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

CIA Library - The Central Intelligence Agency has a library, an online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments, maps and a World Fact Book that offers information on countries all over the world.

4 VoIP Apps for iPhones


Calling Antarctica will cost slightly more than $1.75 Other boons include conference calling, directory information at no charge and the ability to turn an iTouch or iPad into a telephone. Voice over Internet Protocol has come a long way baby!

If I Knew Then What I Know Now


We have many information directory type businesses, whose benefit factor for the consumer is around zero. Why would you even create a directory – Google has already solved the problem of finding information. It is also more inspiring to do something awesome then something that has to be toned down to cut costs. You can only earn more by finding more workers, but with that comes huge costs and responsibility. This is a guest post by Peep Laja , CEO of Traindom.