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Directories to avoid / sites that Google recently banned..

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Ohene, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. onedollar

    onedollar SEO Consultant for Hire

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    #81
    Or you could undo what you did wrong (knowingly or unknowingly), change the direction of your future promotions and try to get back to the top.:)

    IMHO, some of these directories can still get back the rankings they enjoyed and more but this would need a few things to sort out - they have to change their promotional strategies, the directory owners need to modify their future link building strategies and move forward to more overall marketing strategies (rather than being restricting themselves to link building strategies) and focus more on alternate channels with traffic. :)

    I can say that there is still some hope left but for this the web directory owners need to move forward with the right plans (which I am sure they would already have formulated and started implementing by now) and then it is a matter of days, weeks or months :)

    Just my 2 dollars;)
    SEMrush
     
    onedollar, Sep 10, 2007 IP
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    john269 Notable Member

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    #82
    So your saying that competitors can get someone else's site penalized. It's not just about promotion that can get a site penalized. It's also what they have on the site and how many bad neighborhoods that they link to. Google even replied to a thread here mentioned about accepting links into a directory, you must not accept just anything, you must keep it of quality sort of thing. At the end of the day you can prevent your site from landing on others or where it gets listed, but can can change what's shown on your own website.
     
    john269, Sep 11, 2007 IP
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    snowbird Notable Member

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    #83
    This is very true. That's why G needs to focus on MFA sites. Although that generates them revenue and forces us to review needless website submissions.

    I only wish G was as agressive in preventing MFA sites...
     
    snowbird, Sep 11, 2007 IP
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    Wealdie Guest

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    #84
    It has been well known for a long time that if you link out to a bad neighbourhood you can get penalised yourself - whatever type of site you run.

    The directories that have accepted low quality listings put themselves at a much higher risk of getting such a penalty IMO
     
    Wealdie, Sep 11, 2007 IP
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    scoobby Active Member

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    #85
    if i was a webmaster of one of these directories i will also contact the others to find maybe a link that all these have.A high pr link all have and maybe this cost them this trouble.
    In other words i will try all the possibilities.
     
    scoobby, Sep 12, 2007 IP
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    patriotsfootball Banned

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    #86
    I am about to submit to one of those, thanks I read this thread.
     
    patriotsfootball, Sep 12, 2007 IP
  7. onedollar

    onedollar SEO Consultant for Hire

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    #87
    I didn't say that in my post above but yes some do this too:)
     
    onedollar, Sep 13, 2007 IP
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    undir Peon

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    #88
    Thanks for the list. I added my directory www.undir.com there too
     
    undir, Sep 13, 2007 IP
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    vixual Peon

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    #89
    Good list. Thanks for sharing..
     
    vixual, Sep 14, 2007 IP
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    Notting Notable Member

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    #90
    What a biased, unweighted post!

    Not credible given the no. of links to directories in your sig!!

    Notting
     
    Notting, Sep 14, 2007 IP
  11. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #91
    I'd say about 80% of the users here have dir links in their sig, including you ;)

    I don't think directories are going anywhere, the results will come back up.
     
    Brandon Sheley, Sep 14, 2007 IP