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7:42 am on Mar 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am considering buying a bundle submission to 100 or 250 directory links to be handled by an agency. These will apparently be from PR0 up to 7 or so.

Are there pitfalls I shall be aware of?

Could some of those directories be black hatted or similar?

Is it safer to do it manually myself?

Thanks for any help.

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7:48 am on Mar 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I would suggest hiring a resource and doing manual submissions.

If you still insists automated one, please keep the following things in mind.

1. Directories should be hosted on different IP addresses.
2. They should be individual in structure and not mirrored to each other.
3. They should not be linked to each other rigrously as they can be considered as a link bunch.
4. Please make sure that you submit your site to the most relevant category.

Guys Please add more if i have missed out on some.

9:45 am on Mar 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi Sunny Kat. Thanks very much. Appreciate your comments.
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"1. Directories should be hosted on different IP addresses.
2. They should be individual in structure and not mirrored to each other.
3. They should not be linked to each other rigrously as they can be considered as a link bunch.
4. Please make sure that you submit your site to the most relevant category. "

- Excellent points!

1:25 pm on Mar 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Auto-submits are a waste of time. If you can't do it manually, don't do it at all.
4:17 pm on Mar 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Here's a data point. I just reviewed a site with a client. They've got 25,000 backlinks, mostly directory stuff. I've never heard of them, seen them, and they don't rank anywhere in my (reasonably competitive) sector.
1:13 pm on Mar 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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In my experience, there are only a handful of directories worth submitting to that will pass any quality linkjuice. Out of those, only 1 or 2 ever send any traffic.
5:13 pm on Mar 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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1 or 2 that send traffic? Now you're exaggerating :).
9:58 pm on Mar 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I checked my sites via Google Webmaster Tools and since it shows detailed backlinks, I was horrified to see that one directory has given me over 900 backlinks in the format:

www.example.com.au/alpha-A-0.html
...
www.example.com.au/alpha-Z-9.html

This is my own directory but I know that there are thousands of others who use the same script. The directory's script has been upgraded and there isn't a way to trim the duplicate links that occur because "featured" links can appear on every page. I know how to reduce this problem but many others will be caught by innocent "run of site" backlinks that they did not ask for.

Ash

5:39 am on Mar 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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"I know how to reduce this problem but many others ... not ask for."

Can you please share, 'how to reduce this problem'?
Thanks in advance.