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2answers
47 views

Is site directory with “dofollow” links still effective?

I am planning to create site directory, but I learned that Google consider site directories as low quality. They emphasized that without any editorial effort to maintain a web directory and without ...
3
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2answers
87 views

Duplicate content for geographic listings?

Our company provides listings (in the manner of a directory) for companies by geographic location (country, state, city, etc.). It's a great user experience to be able to click on each link below to ...
3
votes
1answer
73 views

Duplicate content concerns for directory listings?

I run a local business directory site with client profile pages structured geographically. I also have a media network to share our listings across other directory sites. Does having our client page ...
0
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1answer
86 views

How do these SERPs display directory information in rich-snippet without sitelinks? (two example screenshots)

Here are two examples of directory sites which have rich-snippets. How do these sites display directory information (local business contact info) in the SERP listing without using site-links? In ...
1
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2answers
460 views

Submitting new site to directories - will Google penalize?

I just started a new site with a forum to discuss stocks. I've already submitted my site to DMOZ. To help promote my site and to help people who are looking for stock discussion forums to find it, ...
1
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4answers
287 views

Universal Business Listing

For SEO purposes, would it make sense to register with Universal Business Listing and buy a package from them? Or it's just going to be a waste of money?
1
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1answer
65 views

Will dofollow backlinks in a syndicated article improve backlinked pages' rankings?

Do dofollow backlinks from duplicate articles across different sites improve site rankings? I guess Google etc may like to discount completely the duplicate articles and backlinks in it. Shouldn't ...
1
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1answer
33 views

Are paid salon listings worthwihile?

Are paid salon listings worthwhile (for seo)?
10
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3answers
502 views

Is DMOZ still 'active'?

I understand that having a listing in DMOZ isn't necessarily a 'good' backlink to have due to the 'weight' of links from fully categorized listings, but I was wondering if anyone could give any solid ...
3
votes
1answer
144 views

Should image directories be indexable or not, for SEO?

By default, I have directory indexing turned off via apache, to limit oracle attacks to find php scripts. Should I turn directory indexing on for /images/ folders, to make all the images on the site ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

Directories with web site submission

I am not SEO field person and pure java/j2ee based person so while reading i came to know that we need to submit website to some well known Directories over internet, not sure how much truth in this. ...
5
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3answers
533 views

Should I bother with a Business.com Listing?

I keep getting promotion codes from business.com stating that I can get a listing at $100 discount. However, that's still $199 and I'm not clear about the benefit. I would understand if I was paying ...
1
vote
2answers
46 views

Crawling web to build a directory of a niche industry for SEO

I heard that some web sites crawl web to build a directory of companies in a niche domain. So, when people search for the name of the company they find that directory page. I wonder if this is ...
1
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1answer
89 views

What is the key to getting your site accepted by the Open Directory Project?

I have tried several times over the past year to submit my site to the open directory project http://www.dmoz.org/. Every time I check back a few months later and the site hasn't been added. Is ...