Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Using Directories to Hide Social Bookmarking SEO
Many search engine optimization professionals consider directory submissions dead. They say that the links have been completely devalued, de-indexed, and otherwise worthless.
This may or may not be true. I tend to believe that they still offer SEO value to some extent, but that's not why you should use them.
They serve as great camoflage. Period.
Since you are on this blog, you are interested in using social bookmarking for search engine optimization. We will assume that you see the value and you are ready for more learning. Here's the nut, plain and simple. Submit to directories. Whether you believe they have SEO value or not, directories add a good handful of links very quickly that competitors will have to sift through when trying to analyze your SEO plan.
We suggest using Directory Maximizer. It's cheap - 14 cents per submission. It's manually done. Most importantly, you are in control of the timing and nature of the submissions. Pick up to 5 anchors at a time, plus 5 descriptions and 5 sets of keywords.
$28 buys you 200 backlinks. You can spread them out over time or get them in one big push. It's up to you.
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Read more articles about using social bookmarking for SEO on this blog.