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Red flags for directory submittals?



6:03 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I tried searching for specific terms like "red flags" and "pr" etc. Mainly got words with "pr" in them and no relevant threads.

I am wondering if Google or any other search engines views expedient directory submittals as a bad thing?

I started my submittals with my new site a week ago. I sent it to 12 free directories and 2 paid directories.

-Should I sit on the sidelines for awhile or keep going full throttle?

-Also, does submitting to directories increase my overall PR?

I know I have a long way to go but I am patient.

Bear in mind I am a novice webmaster seeking knowledge from the experts on this board.



10:20 pm on Mar 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to webmasterworld. The question you pose is addressed in this post:


Which is also about the best advice around on developing a website, written by one of the most experienced here...


8:56 pm on Mar 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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M) Topic directories.
Almost every keyword sector has an authority hub on it's topic. Go submit within the guidelines.

Submit within Google's guidelines or the directory in which you're submitting to? I'm sure he's referring to the latter but wanted to make sure.

I wouldn't Google to consider this as spamming. I'd think they'd regard them as paid advertisements and don't frown on how frequent you submit, right?

I have about $400 in my paypal count just eager to be spent. ;)

Shawn Steele

11:48 pm on Mar 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google eve says in their webmaster guidelines to submit to directories. Danny Sullivan has said it's one of the best things you can do. So no, it's not a bad thing at all. Just follow the directories submission guidelines. If they don't have any guidelines, you might wanna skip that one :)


4:03 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>If they don't have any guidelines, you might wanna skip that one :)

or realize that it is more likely to be a temporary link and that you are paying for a temporary link. if you buy into those types of course it makes sense to use great anchor text in your links / titles.


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