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Looking for the Best SEO Directory Inclusion Services for Your Website?

November 4, 2013 Leave a comment

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Directory Submission Prices

Directory Submission Prices

A large percentage of the world is using the internet for a variety of thing’s nowadays. Because of this a large number of directories have been created in effort to generate revenue and localization for websites to be categorized into easily searchable databases that list different websites.

Search engines have made use of these directories almost as if the directories are large Yellow Pages that make it easy to find websites. These directories are indexed by the search engines and then segmented into different sectors in effort to make it easier for the search engines to provide quick results for a person searching for something.

These directories can aid in the popularity of a website by increasing online exposure when a website is listed in a directory. This link popularity has been a proven tactic for gaining higher rankings in the search engine results pages. These directories are most advantageous when the directory has a high reputation and is considered an authority site by a search engine.

Submission to these online directories can help generate a high value of back links in the search engines link networks. When listing a website in one of these many directories a specific category can deem the link submission relevant when placed into the correct category within the directory. Relevancy of a link no matter where it is has been proven to be a significant factor in determining a ranking for a website. It boils down to the more relevant your link the more significant it is to the search engines.

What to Look for When Hiring

When hiring a SEO Company to generate directory submissions for your business make sure your back links are to reputable directories of the highest quality. This will definitely help your website, since all the links that are established through these directory submissions will improve your website rankings if the directories are of reputable value and quality.

Your website should be submitted into the most acceptable category in the online directories. This can most definitely increase the chance’s that online users will find your website within the directory under the proper category. A proper directory listing can dramatically increase the chances that an online user will visit your website and use the service that you offer or purchase the products that you sell. Directory submission is a highly effective strategy for the majority of websites online who are trying to get a leg up on the competition.

Consider this as food for thought, directory submissions are result oriented and a very cost-effective way of expanding a website’s link network and popularity. If you are driven to make your online business highly effective in order to stay ahead of tough competition, the inclusion of our directory submission services will be a cost-effective SEO strategy that can bring an added value to your investment. The online directories we use are of highest quality. All submissions are done manually to ensure all the submissions are approved with no complications expected during the process.

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Furthermore, doing these directory submissions manually eliminates being red flagged by the search engines. Now a day’s search engines frown upon automated software when doing submissions of any sort. All submissions no matter what the service is, need to look natural/organic to the search engines. So if you are being offered submission services and these are not done manually it will look non-organic to the search engines which in turn will cause your rankings to drop. Even manual submissions should be done over a specified amount of time to remain natural/organic to the search engines.

Monthly SEO Reports

Other than obtaining high quality services from Link Worx Seo you will be provided reports on the progress of your services. You can log-in the administrative section of our website to view your progress reports. Along with being able to view your progress reports you are also able to view your paid invoices for services and completed orders as well.

If you are looking for quality directory listing services, look no further. We offer competitive pricing and the highest quality services in the SEO industry available. Link Worx Seo has a reputation and we urge you to ask around about or services. We stand behind our work 100%. If at anytime you feel the need to ask questions or would like us to contact one of your clients ; we will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you for choosing Link Worx Seo for all your SEO needs.

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How to Create a Custom Google+ Vanity URL

November 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Well by now you probably know about the new Google+ feature available for Google+ users. But if you are not aware of it yet or you are not able to get your custom vanity URL yet, keep this post on hand or return when your profile is approved by Google for the new vanity URL feature.

The Requirements to Obtain Custom URLs:

SEO Bullet Points You must have a profile photo.

SEO Bullet Points You must have at least 10 followers.

SEO Bullet Points Your Google+ account must be at least 30 days old.


Visit Your Google+ Profile

Navigate to your Google+ profile first to get it started. You will need to repeat these steps for each Google+ page you have created that you wish to create your custom vanity URL. Once you are on your Google+ page, look at the top of the page to find the Get URL button in blue if your profile is approved for it.

Get URL button for Google+ Vanity URL



Option to Change Vanity URL

Next, you will be prompted with a dialog box giving you the option to change the vanity URL. If you agree to change the current URL to the new vanity URL, then you will need to select the check box agreeing to the terms of service. Google has made the suggestion in the terms of service that they may charge you in the future for the vanity URL. Some say this is a marketing ploy by Google or a means to determine the validity of the business. It has been said that it may also effect the outcome of search results as well.

Change to Custom URL

Agree to Terms of Service

Of course the option to not change the URL is available but for this post we are going to select Change URL


The Verification Process

The next step is just simply entering your mobile number into the input box for verification. Once you receive the text message (SMS) containing your verification code you are going to need to enter it into the next prompt.

Verify Mobile Number

Verify Mobile Number


Enter the Code

Finally, enter your text message code into the input box and select the Verify button. Although you may have to be a little patient because it can take up to 15 minutes to get your verification code from Google. If the code does not come to your mobile device or you entered the wrong number, you can try again to obtain it.

Enter Text Message Code

Enter Code



Well besides how easy it is to get a custom Vanity URL, you may want to keep in mind about the possibility of Google charging for this new feature. There have been a few other questions that have risen from this new feature offered by Google. One of the concerns surrounds the rel=”author” attribute. Of course this is set in the a href tag as an attribute or with a ?rel=author parameter in a URL string as a query parameter. Google of course will be providing the redirects for the new Vanity URL’s so at this point it should not be of concern. Will need to keep an eye on it though, just in case.

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“The ever changing Google”.

About Ty Whalin

Full-time Web Designer, SEO Manager, Cold Fusion Developer, business owner and Internet marketing entrepreneur. Educational background includes Central Florida Community College, where I majored in Computer Information Administration and Rasmussen College; Computer Information Technology. I am the Founder and CEO of Link Worx Seo, played drums for almost 30 years and proud father of one daughter.

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The Google web Directory Smack Down – The Good the bad the Ugly

February 25, 2013 Leave a comment
Google cracks down on web directories.

Web Directory Submission

Why can Google just not index these web directories they believe to be not so worthy? Google can still let company’s submit to directories but do not have to index these directories. Sure Google can still then chose which ones are valid or not.  So what is now considered an honest legitimate directory for safe inclusion? Well, it should be safe to say that Manta, Merchant Circle and those big name quality sites are as safe now as they were before this change. But of course that is not etched in stone.

The Google Attack

Google is attacking the low quality sites that you can find free directory submission too. Or the directories that require a minimal listing fee. This new change in algorithm now shows more shift to quality vs. quantity as I personally have been saying for some time now. I also believe this is more push for Google’s authorship program in place as well.

This is also going to cause a reduction in the resources Google needs to maintain equipment, personnel and management to provide quality search results. Google may also be trying to force out some of these issues because of the all to well-known spam epidemic we all see every day on the web. Or another aspect of it may be to bring more reason to the table for companies to use Google AdWords. This would seem to be a scare tactic as well as a strategical move to force companies to do so.

The Power of Google

But one thing to keep in mind through all of these changes. Do not forget about the other search engines available. These other search engines still produce desirable results as well. Just because Google say’s that the directories are not longer good, does not mean that these other search engines do not. You can not let yourself get pigeon holed into just Google. But the down side to that thought is the greatness of Google.

For example you continue to use these directories that Google deems no longer valid. You may be okay with those other search engines but then you get the big “NO, NO” from Google. As a result you climb in other search engines but take the plunge on Google. Google has the ultimate control, which is why the option of using these directories actually goes away. Google is essentially controlling these other search engines because of that outcome of their authority.

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Loss of Anchor Text

Now with all that being said, what happens to anchor text from these changes. Clearly many company’s have used these directories for link building and the availability of generating percentages of anchor text in an effort to produce a desired result for the keywords of target. This now generates fewer options to target keywords through anchor text manipulation through these directories. Which in turn puts more emphasis on web content and authorship of your content. So producing quality content is ever so important because you then are attaching yourself to it and allowing for some kind of anchor text possibility through the use of your own web content being created.


It is in my opinion that Google may not be necessarily trying to undermine their competitors, but actually trying to create a better Internet. Sure it seems a bit shady, which it might be; but as we all know the Internet is full of spam. If company’s or individuals are forced to provide recognition to themselves for the work they are completing, why not make them attach something to it proving they are the producers of the work.

Although I can not agree that penalizing work that has already been done by company’s which has worked fine for years is the correct thing to do by Google at the same time. Google must create a way to not penalize these company’s for years of web directory submissions. It is just not fair for Google to yank the rug out from underneath these company’s. To much is at stake. Google should just stop indexing these web directories of insignificance.

By allowing company’s to still use these directories advertising can still continue through these directories without being indexed by Google. This still can provide a means of advertising without being penalized. Because you never know when someone is going to come to your business online and where they just might come from. Not all business is generated through someone doing a search on Google or some search engine.

“SEO changes, stay current”.

About Ty Whalin

I am a web designer, SEO specialist, programmer and internet marketer entrepreneur. I attended Central Florida Community College where I majored in Computer Information Administration and Rasmussen College studying Computer Information Technology. I am the Founder and CEO of Link Worx Seo, played drums for almost 30 years, father of one daughter and enjoy everything life has to offer.

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Do Natural Organic Positions and AdWord Postions Work Interactively?

January 6, 2013 Leave a comment
Natural Organic Placement and AdWords

AdWords + Organic

How Organic Placement is Affected

Some people seem to be hell-bent on believing that it matters. There is no problem with believing it does have a direct effect on organic placement, but the fact of the matter is; it does not. Although you are entitled to believe what you want to believe, but knowing whether it does or does not is what your really need to know.

I myself at one time thought that it really did make a difference, but have come to learn from tons of reading, discussions, forums and research, it does not directly affect organic placement in the results. Some still say it does directly affect the organic results when you run AdWords, but have no proof of it, other than what some believe they have measured during their AdWords campaigns.

Again, if your data shows you something different so be it. But think about this carefully. You must take into account that everything you do while your ads are running matters as well. For example if you create one link, it directly affects your organic placement, especially if it was a quality link. You must also remember that Google is changing the algorithm daily and it directly affects everyone as well as you and your organic placement.

Secondly, competitors tend to increase their SEO efforts, especially when your company is running ads. Competitors are your competitors for a reason. When other companies notice you gaining ground in the results or notice you are running ads, they too get aggressive in their SEO efforts.  This is what makes it competitive for everyone. Basically, when a competitor builds links, it directly affects you as well, because the results are going to change whether you did any SEO or not.

Third, why would Google knowingly admit that paying for ad placement does not give you an organic ranking boost when Google would have something to gain from it, – Money.

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Remembering Link Brokers

Finally, how many times have you heard, seen or read this on the Internet? Buying your way to the top is bad or buying links is bad? I am sure I can speak for plenty of us when I say, trying to buy your way to the top is not a good SEO move and considered a black hat SEO tactic. This can be a costly mistake for you if you buy relevant links from certain places to improve ranking. Here is why…

Google already knew and still knows what companies are brokering the links and took action. If you are up to speed on this, remember when Google removed certain link brokering companies from the search engine results almost completely a while back? Yes, these were mostly companies brokering links that paid the price when Google decided to take action.

Truth be  told though, that is exactly what people wanted, stop allowing companies to buy their way to the top. Now figure out what would have happened if your company was buying links from one of these link brokering companies? Can you say you would have plummeted to the depths of no return…  Along with the link brokering companies, several other companies got hit pretty hard when this all caught up to them.

A well-known example: JCPenny. They were hit really hard during that time frame as well. Of course JCPenny had several other tactics going on that sent them spiraling for a few to boot. All in all, lesson learned by some. Google even gave warning in advance before rolling out those changes. Google did take a lot of heat for that one though. Some companies are still trying to recover from that one.


The difference here is Google AdWords is different from buying links from a link broker. Buying links from a link broker does directly reflect search engine results; while AdWords does not cause a difference organically. Of course this is my personal opinion learned from several years of research. Like I said, at one point I personally thought it did directly affect natural search listings, but have come to learn otherwise.

Because there was so much controversy surrounding this particular topic, I decided to run some test and dig much deeper into it. This allowed me to finally make a more informed decision about whether it does or does not affect search results. Although If you would still like to think it does directly effect your organic positioning, no problem.  If you have proof of it, send it on over; would love to check it out.

“Remember, buy links at your own risk”.

About Ty Whalin

I am a web designer, SEO specialist, programmer and internet marketer entrepreneur. I attended Central Florida Community College where I majored in Computer Information Administration and Rasmussen College studying Computer Information Technology. I am the Founder and CEO of Link Worx Seo, played drums for almost 30 years, father of one daughter and enjoy everything life has to offer.

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What is the Difference Between a Paid Listing and Buying a Link?

December 4, 2012 Leave a comment
Web Search Link Building

Web Search Link Building

Paid listings and Pay per Click ads are not the same as buying links. For example, iAquire got hit by Google early this year. The company was selling links for profit of course and even lost their court case due to link selling. The company allowed for clients to pay for relevant links after companies registered their sites on the market to iAquire that they were looking to buy relevant links. iAquire would then contact the company listed and notify them that a relevant link was for sale. These relevant links were all of a “follow” link attribute. Google knew iAquire was a high-profile link selling company so they were already on Google’s radar. You may ask why Google hit iAquire and other link selling companies? Here is why…


What is the Difference Between a Paid Listing and Buying a Link

This is where it gets really touchy. Paid listings vs. buying links. Google views a paid listings differently than paid for links. One way Google knows the difference from tracking code inserted on paid for links. This tracking code makes it easy for Google to know the difference between these types of links. Without the tracking code, the link selling companies could not keep track of the paid links to pay the ‘clients selling the space through their systems.

This is what has caused the downfall for the company’s selling links. Simply put, you place a link on your website that is being paid for by the company wanting to be listed on your website. In return the company who listed themselves with the third-party company is selling the link through the third-party company. So now you have a company wanting to be paid for listing the link on their website and a company paying for that link to be listed with a third-party vendor managing it all.

Now on the other hand, lets say you pay for a listing and not a link. This is different because your going to receive a “nofollow” link some of the time you pay for it. But some sites allow you to pay for the listing and still provide a “follow” link. This link has no appended tracking code therefore can not be tracked by Google. Secondly, you are paying a onetime fee usually, therefore not being paid for listing some other company’s link on your website. This is the main difference between the two types of links or ads. Paid listings are not considered link buying even though you are paying for a listing.


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Addressing Paid Search Marketing Issues

Paid search marketing works under the same principle. Yes, you are paying for links but indirectly. What I mean by this; you are actually paying or advertising space but not reeking the rewards of SERP advancement. Some still believe they have seen gains in the SERP’s once starting a Google AdWords‘ campaign but that is not true at all. You are paying for the advertising space and not the link.

If you have ever tried to determine whether or not Google AdWords ads are of “follow” or “nofollow”? I can tell you “NO”. Absolutely 100% of Google AdWords’ ads are of “nofollow” attribute. With that being said, you now have a better understanding of the difference between buying links, paid listings and AdWords’ ads.



If you are intending on or are currently buying links through third-party vendors it is advisable to stay away from this type of link building tactics. Google has strict guidelines against buying links of this method and it has been this way since day one. A lot of the time the rewards of buying links seems great but is short-lived. Eventually Google either catches you or the company selling the links. Think of it as a short-term gain with catastrophic outcomes. Go with a long-term strategy and refrain from buying links. This is good advice and I highly recommend it.

Do you think this is contradictory of Google and link selling companies?

Do you think that link submission services fall under the same category as link selling companies?

What is your take on this topic, would love to hear your thoughts on it?

“Avoid third-party link buying and stick to quality link building principles”.

About Ty Whalin

I am a web designer, SEO specialist, programmer and internet marketer entrepreneur. I attended Central Florida Community College where I majored in Computer Information Administration and Rasmussen College studying Computer Information Technology. I am the Founder and CEO of Link Worx Seo, played drums for almost 30 years, father of one daughter and enjoy everything life has to offer.

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