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.

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

Bill Hartzer

Google is hosting the very articles that contain links that Google is telling us that they want removed. In fact, he said not to build links using article directory websites. Here’s a sample article directory that would fall into this category: [link]. Oh, the irony.

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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:

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. Google Plus Tips, Tactics and How-To Guides.

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7 Insider Tips To Help You Get Noticed On Blog Directories


One way to gain visitors is to get noticed on blog directories. Photography, cooking, gardening, cycling, travelling, meditating and more, there are thousands of directories out there each catering to specific niches and interests.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Local directories and high-quality industry directories. Virtually all businesses can benefit from providing their company and contact details to the local versions of Google, Bing and Yahoo!, as well as online yellow pages and other similar directories.

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100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

Webbiquity SMM

But two great sources are blog directories and RSS syndication sites. To give credit where it’s due, both the TopRank Online Marketing Blog and Robin Good have provided nice lists in the past, but as changes in the blog directory world can be challenging to keep pace with, both now include dead links and directories that have significantly changed their policies (e.g. 100+ Blog Directories and RSS Submission Sites. Blog-directory. Google.


The Ironic Beauty Of Google Indexing Tweets And Why Content Marketers Should Pay Attention

SocMed Sean

Since February, 2015, Google has been adding tweets into their search index and then including them in the search results. There’s a history of them doing this, but Google stopped including tweets in their index around 2011. Why is Google indexing tweets ironic at all?

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

Laurel Papworth

Should your business bother with social media, Google Plus and SEO/SMO? Does Google Plus make a difference to Google Search? If your customers find you by searching on Google, you might want to consider these three points: Where are the Plumbers WITHOUT a Google Plus Page?

4 Key Factors to Rank High in Google


You may have read a lot about search engine optimization techniques, but they weren’t enough to take your website to a high rank in Google. Here are are 4 key factors on how you can get hold of a good position in Google: Blog for Other Blogs. Link Submission to Link Directories.

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 ‘Google AMP’ & ‘Facebook Instant Articles’ Integration With WordPress Will Transform The Internet?


It was probably because Google issued a signal way back in 2010 that website speed is soon going to be an important consideration for ranking going forward. What is ‘Google AMP’? Google has always been in the process of making the web a wonderful experience.

The Two Core Elements of B2B Social Media Marketing Success

Webbiquity SMM

According to Google, there have been 77,400 blog posts, articles and guides written that contain “SEO basics” in the title tag. On Twitter, search for hashtags relevant to your industry, or peruse Twitter directories like Twellow and WeFollow.

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How Google Brought SEO Back to the United States

Bill Hartzer

In fact, it’s probably my biggest takeaway from that conference: With the latest round of algorithm updates in the past two years, Google has brought back search engine optimization to the United States. You got hundreds or thousands of ‘directory’ links.

Discovering interesting Google+ users


One of my favorite tech blogs, The Next Web, has a great list of Ten Ways To Find Relevant Google+ Users to Circle. Find People On Plus – A great directory, search by any keyword.

Get Your Site on Google’s Front Page Search

Bill Hartzer

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

Why Google Pushed Me to Build a (Bigger) Link Network

Viper Chill

Whether or not an idea fits perfectly within Google’s guidelines. This may seem like quite a strange topic for someone who, for eight years, has been highly focused on the Google “right way” Not too much has changed there because I still believe in the Google way.

Google Index: 6 Ways to Get Your New Website Added Fast


Let’s get this out of the way first: there is no time guarantee of when your new website is going to be added to the Google index. Google says, “ Crawling and indexing are processes which can take some time and which rely on many factors. Google indexing factors.

Google Goes Local With Local Search | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

Google does that automatically for you based on your IP address, or based on your personalized settings if you are a user of Google’s personalized search features. No matter what innovations the search engine introduces, it will likely involve Google Places in some way.

A Step by Step Guide to Fixing Any Google Penalty


If your website is receiving reduced web traffic or the present strategy in place is not working as efficiently as it once did then you probably have been penalized by Google. Every web portal has to abide by Google’s webmaster guidelines to reach amongst the top ranking in search engine results. For that Google Webmaster Tools act as a perfect guide. Google does not trust third party links so it is better to use Google spreadsheet to avoid any dispute later on.

Be Careful When Choosing an SEO for Google Panda or Penguin Recovery

Bill Hartzer

I know that many businesses (probably you because you’re reading this) have suffered a major traffic loss and loss of revenue because of the latest Google algorithm updates: mainly the Google Panda and Google Penguin algorithm updates.

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.

Google Continues Indexing Google+ Posts, But in a Different Way

Bill Hartzer

Update: I previously posted (original post shown below) that all of the Google+ Plus posts were not getting indexed. Google has, in fact, changed the title tags of posts recently, thus changing one of the ways that they can be found in Google’s search results.

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

Harp Interactive

The more that relevant websites link to your website, the better Google likes you. Similarly, when a website links to your website, Google considers it a recommendation or a vote of confidence and increases your ranking. 7 WAYS TO MAKE DIRECTORY SUBMISSIONS LESS PAINFUL!


Google Not Following Own Best Practices for Own Web Site

Bill Hartzer

But that doesn’t always happen, even if you are Google. I have uncovered a few instances where Google is not following its own standards when it comes to the industry’s best practices. And Google is not just doing this a few times: Google is doing this over 26,000 times !

How to Get More Blog Traffic – Real World Data

Webbiquity SMM

A closer look at Google stats (see below) reveals an even more remarkable point about search: while direct and referral traffic tend to be “spiky&# based on the popularity of individual posts, search traffic is more consistent over time. Every blogger wants more traffic. How to get it?

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Google Sends Warnings About Blocking CSS and JavaScript Files

Bill Hartzer

Google has been very aggressive about sending out warnings in Google Search Console that says that your site is blocking CSS and JavaScript files on your site. Today I received a warning message from Google regarding my site’s blocking of CSS and JavaScript files.

Should We Continue To Trust Google? | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

» Should We Continue To Trust Google? I’ve already written about Google’s recent algorithm update that has resulted in many websites losing search rankings while benefiting WikiHow and eHow, both considered content farms by many SEOs and Internet marketers.

Search Engine Optimization Tip: How to Remove a Web Page from Google

Bill Hartzer

This search engine optimization tip has to do with removing a page or a specific URL from the Google search engine. In this blog post, I am not going to give you a log of explanation about why you would want to remove a web page from Google. Use Google’s own removal tool.

How to Really Build Backlinks and Dominate Google

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » SEO » How to Really Build Backlinks and Dominate Google How to Really Build Backlinks and Dominate Google Written by Glen, this post has 160 Comments Without a doubt, the most frequent post request I’ve had on this site is a post about link building. Have you noticed how Wikipedia absolutely dominates Google search results? Google lets you find awesome websites. “CSS and design directories&# , is my answer.

How a 3 Month Old Website Received 958373 Visits from Google

Viper Chill

Did you know that 20-25% of Google searches every single day are brand new? In the third month after launching a new website, I received almost 1,000,000 unique visitors from Google. Or, you can use a tool like Google trends to look at the past and utilise that for the future.

5 Crucial Link Building Strategies After Google Panda 4.1


Many people have been affected by the chain of Google Panda updates which began to roll out in February 2011. With an influx of information readily available, it’s become more important to provide only the best results for those using Google while skimming through search results.

Five Essential Steps to Removing a Google Manual Penalty


Google takes webspam very seriously. The search giant currently sends over 400,000 messages a month to webmasters, warning them that their site performance could be at risk due to a manual Google penalty. Google’s webspam team is split into two divisions: algorithmic and manual.

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

Bill Hartzer

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. AuthorLinks is a marketplace for buying and selling links based on a web site owner’s Google Authorship and overall Klout score.

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Writing Around the Web – Keyword Research, Google+, and Google Analytics


How to Find Out Which Online Marketing Strategy Drives the Best Traffic – Learn how to use Google Analytics Advanced Segements to view different groups of referral traffic – traffic from social media, article marketing, link building, directories, local search, guest posts, and so on to determine the most effective online marketing strategy for your website. Google+. The following should convince you to at least give Google+ pages a try.

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. Adding business in these citation sites is one of the best way to get ranked on Google, Bing searches; means the number of quality business listing links higher the probability to rank well on search engine.

How to Get More Google+ Reviews for Your Business


Every time you look at a search results page on Google, there is a good chance that you may see something new. It wasn’t too long ago that videos, images, author profiles, links to Google plus reviews, and maps weren’t all shown on the same screen.

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.

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

Webbiquity SMM

With Google’s most recent Panda algorithm updates, attributes like content freshness and social signals (strengths of blogs, not corporate websites) will gain increased importance in search ranking. How to Optimize Your Blog for Google by Social Media Examiner.

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Is Hummingbird Good for your Business?


From Bloomberg to Mashable, everyone is talking about Google’s Hummingbird update. While Hummingbird does replace all of Google search’s inner workings, it incorporates a lot of the same signals, technologies, and metrics that have been there all along. Right now, the bird is the word.