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Articles what to do

12:44 pm on Sep 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Reading threads on Link Development is totally confusing. There are so many different opinions. Please could you tell me what I should do with a new Article that is targetted at a specific website.
- How many diectories to post to?
- whether to use automatic or not?
- what is the real worth?
etc etc thanks
1:22 pm on Sept 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That's several questions in one ...

1. Directories are important, and can get your site listed in all the major search engines.

Once you've got a couple of dozen, I personally doubt you'll benefit from any more.

But these should be quality directories - do not, ever, for example, submit your site to a directory that demands a reciprocal link. Don't even think about it.

Look at the directory carefully; is there evidence that it is edited, or is it just a load of rubbish? Webmasters are easily tempted by cra* directories, as they do not remove keyword packing and general hype - but think about it; how useful is a directory where the owners don't bother to edit out the excesses? Is that what your site deserves?

Most auto-submitters submit ro 100% useless directories, and most will be reciprocal linkers. plus you'll get spam email for eternity.

Either do it yourself (recommended) or choose a submission service that does manual submissions. Why? Because every quality directory is unique; they have their own style and protocols. a 'standard' submission is likely to fail.

2. Articles

I'm not at all sure what you mean by "a new Article that is targetted at a specific website". Personally, I'd publish YOUR articles on YOUR website, not give someone else the benefit. Article farms are like link exchanges; sad, little value, and often risky. Few - very few - will actually help you at all; so why help them?

11:29 pm on Sept 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i agree most of what hes says. yes, there are 100's of directories, but from my own personal experience, i only use 50-55 out of the 75-80 directories in my list. reason being that the list I've compiled has directories whos pages don't go supplemntal in goog. that makes a big difference in your submission results.

also, using submission software ain't gonna cut it. you'll have to do like me and bite the bullet. Most of the best directories reject automated software or the software doesn't cover those directories cause they may simply not know about the particular directory.

it takes about 5 hrs the first time around to sign up, comfirm emails and submit to directories by hand (all 70 or so), so you may want to split it up into two days work. or if need be, i know of a site (of which i'm not affiliated with in any way, shape or form) that can hand submit for 1 dollar per directory. if you need all of that specific info, just pm me.

12:31 pm on Sept 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am pretty new to all of this but have heard a lot about the importance of links.
I would like to add my site to directories, but not really sure where to start looking for directories, do i just do a search? Also what are the main things i should be looking out for in what makes a good directory?