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Google No Longer Suggests Directory Submission.....???

Discussion in 'Google' started by seo2u, Oct 3, 2008.

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    While Google has condemned buying and selling links that pass PageRank, they’ve encouraged listing in paid directories like Yahoo for years. It seems that era may have come to an end earlier today. The following bullet points have been removed from "Google’s Webmaster Guidelines Webmaster Help Center*" http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35769

    * “Have other relevant sites link to yours.”
    * “Submit your site to relevant directories such as the Open Directory Project and Yahoo!, as well as to other industry-specific expert sites.”

    Does this recent move reflect a renewed emphasis on rooting out paid links passing PageRank and/or low quality links by Google?
    SEMrush
     
    seo2u, Oct 3, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. live-cms_com

    live-cms_com Notable Member

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    #2
    They don't want people manipulating the SERPs at all. I'm sure they recommend submission to quality directories for marketing, but not for SEO.
     
    live-cms_com, Oct 3, 2008 IP
  3. Newviewit

    Newviewit Active Member

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    Lets face it there have been tons of shitty directories out there that are spam directories... think G is just saying that you need to focus on relevant, active directories instead of the junk. One good link is worth 1000 crap directory links
     
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    tukang Peon

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  5. Kneoteric_eSolutions

    Kneoteric_eSolutions Banned

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    #5
    Very true. They want to keep organic rankings the way the are meant to be - natural.
     
    Kneoteric_eSolutions, Oct 3, 2008 IP
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    SoulfulDude Peon

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    #6
    When did they remove these guidelines? Is it very recent?
     
    SoulfulDude, Oct 3, 2008 IP
  7. seo2u

    seo2u Peon

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    I don't know exactly when it is but yesterday when I am check the google guidelines i found...
     
    seo2u, Oct 3, 2008 IP
  8. gauravgrt

    gauravgrt Peon

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    #8
    This article was posted long time ago, there is nothing new in it :rolleyes:
     
    gauravgrt, Oct 3, 2008 IP
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    angilina Notable Member

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    #9
    Yahoo directory is not a paid directory. You can pay so that your site is reviewed within 7 days but it is not guaranteed that your site will get listed.

    But yeah, google has removed the two lines you mentioned.
     
    angilina, Oct 3, 2008 IP
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    WallaceYeung Notable Member

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    it's a good news for us that the rest can be removed by google.
     
    WallaceYeung, Oct 3, 2008 IP
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    I noticed this too. A bit concerning if you ask me
     
    Shellerz, Oct 3, 2008 IP
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    #12
    Thats really is a said news for those People who sell links or do link building.
    But a fairly nice Move to do somthin innovative with their algorithm.
    Lets see whats the next move by google.
     
    tinimini, Oct 3, 2008 IP
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    annunaki10 Peon

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    so does that mean no more submissions to any directory under the sun?
     
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    Shellerz Active Member

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    #14
    duplicated thread i suspect...
     
    Shellerz, Oct 3, 2008 IP
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    #15
    Argh, my eyes! I had to plug in two extra monitors on top of my own to read the large font. WTF?!!!

    I think Google is on a crusade to stamp out links that aren't genuine - link trades, link purchases, 3 way links - in fact any kind of link that a webmaster would initiate.
     
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    #16
    google has removed the 2 lines, but result is the same , because these 2 lines is key for success in the seo of the site
     
    palme, Oct 3, 2008 IP
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    spaggiari Banned

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    #17
    Really bad news... They prohibited Payed text links first and now Google No Longer Suggests Directory Submission :-(
     
    spaggiari, Oct 3, 2008 IP
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    #18
    Perhaps they want the only links that go to any sites be the links that appear in their index. Classic step number 6 in "The 8 Steps to Ruling the World" :)
     
    Adpubster, Oct 3, 2008 IP
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    IEmailer.com Well-Known Member

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    #19
    That's really shocking!! Makes me wonder what Google is cooking now a days?
     
    IEmailer.com, Oct 3, 2008 IP
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    #20
    I just put my site into the Yahoo Directory specifically for SERP......did i just throw my money away? MOREOVER wont this kill all the poeple who make money off of directory sites?:confused:
     
    trosquin, Oct 3, 2008 IP