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.

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. 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. It’s a painstaking task and not one that I’d be excited about.

Linked from These Directories? Be Prepared To Pay for Removal

Bill Hartzer

There’s a search engine optimization company out there that is requiring that you pay for removal if you want your link removed from their directory. If you have a link on one of these directories, then expect to pay $25 for each link to be removed:

Google Hosts Low Quality Article Directory with Links They Want Us to Remove

Bill Hartzer

Let’s first take a look at this ‘article directory’ website: If you look at the screen shot, you’ll see that it’s an “article directory” that’s similar to the what Matt Cutts talked recently talked bout. Oh, the irony.

How to Promote Blog Posts: 200+ Ideas from Eight Experts

Webbiquity SMM

Is it still worthwhile to get listed in blog directories, and if so, which ones? to RSS directory posting, infographics and guest blogging. Active RSS and Blog Directories List by Buzzkeep.

Link Building: Four Types of Backlinks to Pursue (And Three to Avoid)

Webbiquity SMM

Local directories and high-quality industry directories. as well as online yellow pages and other similar directories. , a site that evaluates your business presence and directly connects to more than a dozen such directories, is a great place to start.

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EzineArticles Says Keyword Density Is Important | Small Business.

Small Business Mavericks

» EzineArticles Says Keyword Density Is Important If you’ve been paying attention to the Google Panda update, you’ve noticed that EzineArticles – the largest article directory online – was hit and suffered a huge traffic loss. About Us What’s a Maverick?

How to Get More People to Read Your Tweets and Get More Retweets!


Social Media Marketing Tips Twitter Getting ReTweets hashtags marketing for small business more retweets Retweets social media Twitter directories twitter marketing twitter networking twitter tips WefollowTwitter has been growing tremendously. In 2010, Twitter had 75 million user accounts. In 2011 (and the year is not over yet), there are 100 million active user accounts, with 50 million active users and 230 million tweets every day.

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The Two Core Elements of B2B Social Media Marketing Success

Webbiquity SMM

On Twitter, search for hashtags relevant to your industry, or peruse Twitter directories like Twellow and WeFollow. Social Media Marketing AllTop American Idol amplification case studies content Content Marketing ebooks elements of b2b social media marketing success Field of Dreams infographics key influencers LinkedIn Groups presentations reports Twitter directories Twitter hashtags video viral video webinars white papers

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6 Powerful Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website

Small Business Mavericks

DirectoriesDirectories are still an important source of traffic for many websites. List your business in directories like Yelp and Angie’s List to get found by local people searching for you, and your customers can leave reviews of your business, which are important for generating more website traffic. Small Business Internet Marketing blogging directories generating traffic online marketing SEO Social Media targeted traffic website traffic

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.

How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data

Webbiquity SMM

Don’t overlook smaller blog directories and RSS syndication sites that can collectively drive notable traffic (as well as providing valuable links for SEO purposes). Every blogger wants more traffic. How to get it?

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Directory Submissions for Backlinks: Tips n’ Tricks to Get Some Love from Google

Harp Interactive

Yet another proven method is to submit your website URL to web-directories with decent Google page rank, ex: Yahoo and D’moz. This latter (directory submissions) link building method is a painful and tedious process…best done manually!

Directory of All Things Twitter – Finally!

Almost Savvy

5 Responses to “Directory of All Things Twitter – Finally!&#

100+ free USA Business Listing/Citation sites & Benefits of Local Listing

Social Media Marketing

Business Citations/listing means adding business detail like Name, Address, Phone number and web pages on local business directories. Yellow Page, White Pages, and Yext directory are a good example of business Citation. business directory free Citation sites local Citation sites local directory local listing us free business listing

Directory of Social Networks for Learning Professionals

Buzz Marketing for Technology


Podcast Alley and Podcast Directories

Taylor Marek

WordPress Themes 101


Blog Social Media CNN Odesk Template tools WordPress WordPress Plugin Directory Entering the world of WordPress for the first time, you may feel like Dorothy walking through the farmhouse door into the colorful world of Oz.

Why Article Marketing Will Never Die

Small Business Mavericks

The True Meaning Of Content » Why Article Marketing Will Never Die A couple of days ago I wrote about Google’s recent algorithm change and how it is beating down the article directories. I’m not willing to say that article directories are dead.

Manage and Distribute Business Profile Data Free to Online and Mobile Directory Publishers

Bill Hartzer

Better yet, Would you want to distribute that data for free to online and mobile directory publishers? (UBL) and Locationary have announced a strategic partnership to manage and distribute business profile data free to online and mobile directory publishers.

The web articles directory – for submission and use of their articles!

Social Media Network Marketing

The amazing benefits of this site are: Web articles directory is a SEO friendly portal and all URLs are easily crawled and indexed by the search engines. If you submit articles to the directory, you increase your website traffic and link popularity. Your article submission is analysed by one of their representatives and if it meets the quality guidelines (no dead links, original content, no errors), it is added in the directory.

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. •

Obsolete SEO Techniques It’s Time To Forget

The Realtime Report

Mass Directory Submission. Mass submission to directory sites used to be one of the methods most commonly used by SEOs in the past. Instead, you should focus on local and well respected directories with strict admission guidelines. Obsolete SEO Techniques It’s Time To Forget.

PR Departments Take Note: How to Find Relevant Journalists on Twitter


Just came across Press Pass , a directory of journalists on Twitter categorized by media outlet , by beat and by region. You can of course also use various Twitter directories, but those will also pull in anyone who has journalism keywords in their bio.

Charities: Here is How to Make Your Own Facebook Profile Frames For Your Cause

Stay N' Alive

Now every time someone adds a new profile photo, they get asked if they want to add a frame - yours will be one of the first in the directory!

Path's Privacy Problems Aren't Path's - They're Apple's

Stay N' Alive

The world is up in arms about how the mobile application Path, which I covered here as one of the next social networks to watch, has been sending users' phone directory data back to the service.

4 Uncanny On-Site SEO Tactics

Small Business Mavericks

and don’t go more than three folders/directories deep. Sitemaps – A sitemap is a directory of your web pages. Robots.txt – This is a text document you upload to your website’s root directory. Search engines love on-site SEO , especially if leads to better relationships with your site visitors. Here are 4 uncanny ways to increase your on-site SEO. Permalinks – Your URL structure is very important. Shorter permalinks are better.

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7 Local SEO Mistakes You Do Not Want To Make


You overlook local websites and business directories. Online directories, review sites, and local blogs are great sources of local traffic and can significantly boost your visibility on local SERPs.

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Don’t Bother With This SEO Service

Small Business Mavericks

A lot of these search engine submission services submit your website links to old directories that Google doesn’t even crawl any more. In fact, some of those directories may even be penalized, and if you are associated with them, it could hurt your website to have a link from them. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t tell people not to buy SEO services.

Get Your Site on Google’s Front Page Search

Bill Hartzer

Article Writing and Article Submissions, as well as Directory Submissions, are now considered to be spam techniques, and should NOT be done. Have you received an email (usually an unsolicited email) from someone offering to get your site on Google’s front page?

6 Underused Internet Marketing Tools

Small Business Mavericks

Web directories – Remember when Web directories were all the rage? Everyone wanted to be listed in even the most obscure directories just for the coveted link back to their website. Now, few people want to be listed in directories. But some directories–like Yelp and Angie’s List–are incredible. They serve a type of business that can bank easy money long term off of one good directory listing.

Why Twylah Is My Favorite Influential Tool


Twylah Directory. On the landing page of Twylah, you will find a directory of influential people from different industries throughout the world that have their own Twylah branded pages. Twylah is a blog of your own tweets arranged by your most influential topics.

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Are You Controlling Your Local Listings?

Small Business Mavericks

but because some local directories are open source and anybody can change the information, even if they are mistaken. The way you go about taking charge depends on the process each directory has in place. It’s a good idea to look your business up first and see what is there, then check that listing for accuracy and find out how to claim that listing in the directory’s procedures. Local Internet Marketing local local directories local listings local search

Another Reminder That Local Search Is Important

Small Business Mavericks

I added the location (oops) and got the only local franchise listed in a number of directories but no specials. How many times do you think one wrong number in a local directory has had a similar effect on your business? Look your business up and check the information in the local directories. Local Internet Marketing controlling local listings local directory local listings local search Well, it happened again.

Top 50 Free Business Listing sites

Social Media Marketing

Top 50 Free Business Listing sites Free business listing directories will facilitate your web site seo, rank, and back-links. Gain traffic with Business List Directory for a free listing. Hear the list of business listing sites that help you in SEO, and for you website - getting ranking, links etc.

5 Ways to Master Your Local Search Ranking

Convince & Convert

Verify Your Business on Local Directories. Make sure you’ve set up verified accounts with all local directories. Each site will give you the option to register your business, so that you can manage your online directory.

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StumbleUpon Channels: Which Media Brands Are Doing Well?

Adam Sherk

Since the Channel Directory listings are in alphabetical order this offers an advantage to names that appear earlier in the alphabet, at least among browsing users.

Maximize Your Online Visibility: The Web Presence Optimization (WPO) Framework

Webbiquity SMM

Content creation, optimization, distribution and sharing results in five types of measurable online presence: Press Presence (news release pickups, news articles, product reviews, publication-sponsored directories, etc.).

SEO Guidelines for Sponsored Content and Partner Links

Adam Sherk

For sites in Google News, separate sponsored content from your main news articles if possible (such as hosting it in a separate directory) and exclude it from Google News via either robots.txt or a meta robots tag.

24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Top 10 Blog Directories 2011 by SEO Wizardry. Writing that “Blog Directories add an important element to your web site traffic generation and search engine optimization programs,” Peter Hollier lists and links the top 10 blog directories along with their Alexa ranks.

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