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The Risks of Submitting Your Site To Low-Quality Web Directories: Google Has Started Penalizing Them

The Risks of Submitting Your Site To Low-Quality Web Directories: Google Has Started Penalizing Them | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you have been submitting your blog, web site or RSS feed indiscriminately to tens of web directories, you may want to give a serious read to this report from SEOMoz. 

 

According to the research done, Goolge has started banning and penalizing many web directories as many of these offer next to no value at all to final readers, and have been created mostly with the purpose of providing a promotional/visibility/linkback resource.

 

It looks like Google has decided to stop allowing these sites to pass "juice" to its listed member sites by penalizing them and in the worst cases (tens of them) to completely ban the directory from the SERPs.

 

From the SEOMoz original article: "...Google deindexed several directories a few weeks ago.

 

This event left us wondering if there was a rhyme to their reason. So we decided to do some intensive data collection of our own and try to figure out what was really going on.

 

We gathered a total of 2,678 directories from lists like Val Web Design, SEOTIPSY.com, SEOmoz's own directory list (just the web directories were used), and a few others, the search for clues began.

 

Out of the 2,678 directories, only 94 were banned – not too shabby.

 

However, there were 417 additional directories that had avoided being banned, but had been penalized."

 

Very useful data. 8/10

 

Full report: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/web-directory-submission-danger


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Tap into User Insights for Better Content Creation

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Your customers are telling you more than you can ever begin to imagine. Listening to what users are saying and hearing them are two different things

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janlgordon's curator insight, August 24, 7:23 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Avinash Nair because it explains how to better understand your customer's needs and desires based on their responses.

 

Improve your content with better user insights.

 

Research Your Community's Behavior for Better Blogging Results

 

As a business it's important to know why your audience is responding and to what. I agree that in order to be effective in reaching them through content you should gain more knowledge of their emotional triggers.

 

Nair shows how to gather the right information on your community in order to create a targeted message.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • User analytics are important in finding out what your users want. By taking a look at your website, email, and blog post data you can create meaningful content.

 

  • Your social networks offer information on the intent of your community. Use social monitoring tools to track conversations and learn more about what your fans and followers are seeking.

 

  • Pay close attention to customer reviews and complaints online. Negative feedback isn't the problem -- a lack of response is.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond

 

Image: Courtesy of 123rf.

 

Read full article here: http://ow.ly/MLUO303yFjL

 

Stay informed on trends, insights, what's happening in the digital world become a Curatti Insider today

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You've heard of Pinterest but do you know how to use it successfully? Find out how to optimize your Pinterest profile and effectively get website clicks.


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Search Engine Optimization Circling Dragonfly Marketing

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You want to get your website in front of as many people as possible. Our SEO services give you long-lasting results that extend way beyond a quick boost.

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How to Create Social Media Graphics That Spread Like Wildfire

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Want to add visuals to your marketing mix, but don't know where to begin? Here's how! Create social media graphics that spread like wildfire.

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How to Motivate Your Employees to Engage on Social Media

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Employee advocacy can help your content reach 10X farther. Learn the
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Use These 10 SEO Ranking Factors for Your Business Visibility

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SEO has evolved significantly from its so-called "silo" days. Here are 10 modern SEO ranking factors you need to be aware of and work towards

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