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Methods to research specialized search and vortals links
WebRookie




msg:423631
 11:59 pm on Aug 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

I'm finding specialized search and vortals a facinating topic lately. Mostly trying to work on gathering worthwhile links from those type of sites. I'm doing ok so far but would appreciate any good tips on pulling up viable sites per topic area.

I'm also interested in finding out more about edu sites and their link popularity ranking.

 

mivox




msg:423632
 12:13 am on Aug 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

My standards are:

1. drill through the 'higher-than-me' sites in my ODP and Yahoo categories
2. move on to related directory categories
3. search Google for "my targeted keywords/category" + "directory" or "index" etc.

Someone elsewhere in the fora suggested searching for "targeted keywords" + "add url" or "submit your site" and phrases like that for finding related sites that specifically accept link submissions...

rcjordan




msg:423633
 12:14 am on Aug 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

WR, have you checked out searchengineguide [searchengineguide.com]?

Macguru




msg:423634
 4:02 am on Aug 18, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebRookie, mivox is absolutly right,

The best place to find vortals, specialised searches and trade directories are major directories. In the past, I have tried many ways to track thoses. The idea was to built my own database of these resources. I began the hard way using Copernic. I believed then it was the best since it checks primary results to filter out dead links (7 to 10 %). It can also export results in dbf format. I ended up with a little less than 20% of results were relevant. There is a lot of spam and scam out there. What I found on directories was 3 times better ratio.

The biggest effort is to surf all that and to store all relevant datas in the right fields so you can later retrieve and sort them faster for later use. Company name, url, submission form url, type, country, categories, entry or annual fees, technology used ( static or dynamic) languages, ect.

It is really worth the effort of sumitting to vortals and B2B directories. Had very good results with it.

Good luck WebRookie!

WebRookie




msg:423635
 2:23 am on Aug 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

Great info. I did just start looking through Yahoo for some leads, will definitely keep going into the directories. Thanks for the search term ideas too.

I have looked at searchengineguide but mostly for news...better go back and take another look. Glad to know at least I'm on the right track. Thanks!

rogerd




msg:423636
 2:34 am on Aug 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

Zeus is a good tool for finding sites with related themes, although it doesn't necessarily find "good" ones in terms of page rank, etc. in preference to others.

One suggestion that appeared here a while back was to search for "links", "link page", etc. along with your keywords - the sites you find this way are probably far more likely to add your link than others. (The same caveat as above applies - these may not be the most "important" sites, but you stand a good shot at getting a link.)

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