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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What type of Paid Directories does Google like?

Many do think that Paid Directories are totally uncounted for sites ranking by Google algorithm and some think all paid directories are same for Google ranking. Which one do Google go with?

Google only supports editorial Paid Directories i.e. paid sites inclusion through manual review following quality guidelines and rules. Before submitting to a paid directory do double check for its recognition. Some may have just added there terms of use as editorial or human edited paid directory for namesake but actually may not be. Do not get stuck with that. Don't get paid and banned from Google. Consult with some top search engine forums or industry leaders and you may proceed for paid sites submission.

Here few editorial paid directories you can consider

http://dir.yahoo.com
http://www.joeant.com
http://botw.org
http://www.sezza.com
http://www.ezilon.com
http://www.gimpsy.com
http://www.goguides.org
http://www.dirjournal.com
http://www.skaffe.com

You may also recommend editorial paid directories through comments if I have missed any

In addition you can report Google about paid links that violate guidelines by using this authenticated paid link report form

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Define: PageRank Sculpting

PageRank Sculpting deals with the principle of link flow architecture utilizing rel="nofollow" attribute and by organising non-priority pages for SERP's in an external include file, blocked with your robots.txt to stop your site link juice to pass for unimportant pages, untrusted sites and bad neighborhood
Where all does PageRank Sculpting matters
  • These can be implement to your least important pages like sign up, cart page and so
  • Other domains that you don't know or trust
  • This would work better for sites having 100's and 1000's of WebPages that are not important for keyword listing and in addition link juice loop to the domain
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