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Discussion in 'Directories' started by choice, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #21
    What exactly is a "natural" link then? So you're saying that as a vendor if my manufacturer requests that I have a link back to their site that is an "unnatural" link? Links don't grown on trees. People request them, people place them there to give credit. They are used as footnotes, examples, sources, etc...

    The only unnatural link out there are the ones that the website owner did NOT place there intentionally. For instance, spam links, hacked links, or embedded links in blog/forum posts that are specifically placed to promote a product, website or whatever. In other words, "unnatural" are unsolicited links.

    A Natural Link is a link which a site owner clearly intended to place on their website. The reason, relevance or method has no bearing on the nature of the link.
    SEMrush
     
    Mia, Aug 8, 2013 IP
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    ad2310 Active Member

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    #22
    Exactly, but not by someone request and optimized keyword.
     
    ad2310, Aug 8, 2013 IP
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    browntwn Illustrious Member

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    #23
    Just curious if you are still running your directory of movers?
     
    browntwn, Aug 8, 2013 IP
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    ad2310 Active Member

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    #24
    Running? No. Does the site still exist? Yes. As far as I know all links were deleted. Either we're going to let it expire or change it to something else.
     
    ad2310, Aug 8, 2013 IP
  5. John Michael

    John Michael Member

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    #25
    I agree that by adding a no-follow tag means that they declare: we didn't want ourself as a directory.
     
    John Michael, Sep 10, 2013 IP
  6. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #26
    Being completely NOFOLLOW kinda defeats the purpose of having a link just about anywhere.
     
    Mia, Sep 10, 2013 IP
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    #27
    Real directories or link farms calling themselves directories? Name the directories listed giving you penalties.
     
    stoner3221, Sep 11, 2013 IP
  8. Lee Fox

    Lee Fox Peon

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    #28
    As long as he's up front about it, then I don't see the problem. (Although I wouldn't personally use it as it's very unlikely you'll get any click through traffic from a listing)/
     
    Lee Fox, Sep 27, 2013 IP
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    arrisweb Well-Known Member

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    #29
    That's true. Some people have request to remove link from directory or ... add nofollow tag.
     
    arrisweb, Oct 4, 2013 IP
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    BrickBrack Greenhorn

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    #30
    Cynically, you could argue that they're trying to horde pagerank...
     
    BrickBrack, Oct 17, 2013 IP