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Free Directories And Pr
Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:21 AM
I have a web site with a PR of 2. To increase its rank, I submitted the site to a number of free directories listed in the pinned list on this forum topic. (Reciprocal links were not required).
Before the last PR toolbar update in October, there were 20 new directory links pointing at the site. Yet the site's PR did not increase. I didn't expect it to go through the ceiling - but I thought it would go to PR 3 at least.
I do know that PR isn't everything. But I'd like to know if I did something wrong. Or do I just need more links? Any advice would be helpful.
Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:24 AM
I can't tell you how many links it will take to get the toolbar PR to go up a point, partly because it's not just a matter of how many links you have, but don't worry about it. (That's not a lecture, is it?)
Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:26 AM
Posted 15 December 2005 - 01:00 PM
Free directory pages tend to have low PR. So, you'll need an awful lot of those types of links.
However, Google appears to have devalued many of the sites that rely extensively or exlusively on one type of links. Free directory links by themselves are not bad, but if that's all you've got, they may no longer help.
Seek out diverse sources for links.
And...you've heard this before...stop worrying about PR!
Posted 15 December 2005 - 03:26 PM
Something wrong by submitting to a directory?
It's not a right/wrong kinda thing. At best, your listing may bring you some traffic, and perhaps a little bit of link popularity.
At worst, it will just sit there and do nothing.
Either way, it's neither wrong nor right, it just "is."
Posted 19 December 2005 - 09:15 AM
I was getting worried that I had either
a) obtained too many links all at once; or
submitted my site to a "bad" directory
...and was somehow being penalized for one of these offenses.
It sounds like this hasn't happened - I simply need to pursue more links from a variety of sources. (And not worry too much about PR, too :-)
Thanks to all for your comments! You've reassured me.
Posted 19 December 2005 - 11:18 AM
The engines really don't work like that much to many people's amazement. Some people think that the engines spend their days/weeks/months looking for more sites to penalize just for fun. But really, it doesn't work that way.
In reality, they WANT to list your site and as many pages as possible. Just don't go trying to deceive them into thinking your page is something that it's not, and you will never have to worry about getting penalized.
Posted 19 December 2005 - 11:52 AM
There is no way to know that, and you should not trust any definitive statements either way on the matter.
What we know is that many fake directory sites, and some sites that look like fake directory sites, have been delisted. And we know that many other sites which apparently rely upon free directory listings for all or a majority of their inbound linkage have lost positions in the search results. But so have many other sites that rely on reciprocal linking, and so have many other sites that rely on press releases, etc.
On the other hand, there are still people who rely mostly on one type of linkage who claim they are doing just fine.
So, whenever you see someone write "Well, X links are dead or devalued", you know they are just blowing smoke. No one knows exactly what happened.
If you can get a directory link and you feel people actually browse that directory, you have a good reason to get the link. Don't get directory links just to build up link popularity. Get links because they will work for you.
Posted 19 December 2005 - 12:29 PM
The useless ones probably are.
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