04 Nov '12, 12pm

Are Directory Links Still Worth Doing? - Search Engine Watch (#SEW)

Are Directory Links Still Worth Doing? - Search Engine Watch (#SEW)

I was recently wandering around some Facebook groups and saw this: ”Do you guys think that general web directories are still good for building links, or should I go with niche directories, instead?” Oh and this isn’t the only person asking. It seems the ever awesome Google Penguin has folks scrambling to sort out what is and isn't safe. So let's go there, shall we? A Link is Just a Link So, the first thing I can tell you is that the answer is easy: it depends . Nice, huh? Thanks, it's how I roll. Over the years SEOs were always fond of saying, “Hey I'll take it. A link is a link, right? ” Apparently that's probably a misguided thought process and potentially problematic these days. So if you haven't already, cease and desist on that kind of thinking, OK? Next, we can address what we do know. While talking with a Googler whom you might know, I was able to get a sense of wha...

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