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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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Are you Ready for the Next Round of EMD Updates?

Are you ready for the next possible .com boom with the new domain name expansion coming?

Domain Name Expansion

Empowering Spam

While this may seem like a good ideal, I believe it to be a problem at this point. Could be wrong, but it would seem that these domain names are targeting keywords and not so much opening the door to new domain names for businesses. Of course as you may or may not know by now, Google recently implemented an algorithm updates named “EMD”. Short for exact match domain.

This not only gets directly effected by this new algorithm formula change by created by Google, but causes other problems as well. Since ICANN is the manager of domain name system naming that needs to jump on this to provide more pressure on why this would be of benefit to company’s abroad.

Currently there are millions of domain names available already. Why create more domain spam for someone to purchase. The Internet is not over crowded, it is the spam causes it to be over crowded. Sorry, but is wrong for this, despite what the intent is for the company.

I understand, is a business and they are in it to make the money. Is that not the reason most go into business; to create that money train of cash. Well at least a large part of it.

Domain Name History

Of course I do remember years back when the Internet was on an ipv4 tunneling system and the .com boom flooded the internet with addresses that over-whelmed the Internet so much it placed a strain on it and the availability of domain names was becoming thinner and thinner by the day.

Once this was realized, the expansion of domain names was decided. This is what brought about ipv6 tunneling and created some of those now popular domain names you see being used today. That being said, I will take a step backwards for a second and say it could contain a positive effect in the long run.

Web Developers Nightmare

But as an advocate of spam prevention, thinking to many issue are at hand for us techies. Another example. Have you ever tried to write those wonderful regular expression that check for domain name availability or using one to check for proper url formatting? Well, if not, then this might not be so significant to you.

As a Web Developer, this could cause some issue’s. There are millions of regular expressions for checking url structure on the Internet. This will yes, create some work for web developers a like, but also may cause some serious widespread disruption throughout the web. Of course if I am jumping the gun a little, it is probably because working with regular expressions is not always the funnest thing to do.

I would tend to believe that this would also change the outcome of e-mail addresses as well. Your company might currently use the address but could be this afterwards, Looks funky for one thing, secondly will require new programming and development for proper e-mail structure checking as well.


Well, a little rant but also some food for thought. Since this was solely based on my opinion and some solid facts of past history pertaining to the Internet and domain names, it could prove to be more of a benefit. So if this is wrong I apologize in advance. Otherwise I believe it to be something of concern for web developers, SEO and more. Also curious to how it might affect domain name harvesting.

Domain name harvesting recently took a big hit from Google when the implemented the “EMD” changes. The only part that could weigh in heavily is whether the domain name endings are treated as actual keywords or as domain name endings such as .com, .net or .co are treated. Should be interesting to see how Google treats these domain names.

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“Will history repeat itself”?

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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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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Duplicated Web Content – Google Authorship and Article Directories

December 29, 2012 1 comment
Duplicate Web Content

Duplicate Web Content

The Role of Google Authorship

If you are the author of the article, can Google tell the difference when using article submission services? The facts point to no at this point, but there are more and more sites starting to follow the same authorship standard and business site verification standards. With authorship being more common it is not as such an issue for the larger sites if you place the same article on them without changing it. For example: which you may have already heard of, is a large article website that allows for article posting. Furthermore, this site allows for authorship credentials that proves you are the author of this content.

On the other hand smaller sites or sites that just do not provide quality would be cause for concern. This would be what I consider the most damaging when pertaining to duplication. This also brings to light that plenty of SEO businesses are still providing article directories for purposes of content syndication and link building. Would you consider this to be a form of duplication as well?

Granted you are taking one unique article and spinning it into more than one article of course, but this makes the article unique for each spin off supposedly. Is it really unique though? I say no, these articles are not unique and at the same time being duplicated throughout hundreds of article directories during the process. The reason I bring up this topic is because it still surrounds the notion of duplication and authorship.

With that in mind, does Google form a breaking point in the algorithm for article directories or should they be a thing of the past? I believe that if Google knows you are the author of the content then it does not consider it to be duplicated since Google knows it was produced by you – but in theory.

Article Testing and Measurement – Experiment #1

A while back during the inception of the Google Panda release in early 2011. I ran an experiment on five articles that were then submitted to approximately 500 different article directories. While each article was different they were derived from the same article, more less spin offs. During the process there were gains in the results from this experiment during the process of submission. This was also before Google authorship became a big player in the part of content duplication worries (A.K.A. – Panda).

Since this experiment, there was also consistent content being written and no article directory submissions for the normal web blog post. These web blog post produced a constant set of increasing stats on a monthly basis the entire time and had absolutely no directory submission services what so ever. The same web blog post written were also posted on several high quality sites such as tumbler, ArticlesBase, BloggerSpot and a few other high priority sites without worries of content duplication.

I also utilized CopyScape and set Google Alerts to notify me of any duplicate content issues a foot. CopyScape nor Google Alerts prompted errors surrounding duplicate content issues during that time period. The content is now appearing in the results with the authorship profile image showing from the Google+ profile in conjunction with the post.

This just truly backs up the fact of Google authorship playing a much larger roll revolving around duplicate content concerns. At this point it may appear that article directory submissions could be coming a thing of the past. Although whether article directory submission may prove to be a thing of the past or not is still yet to be seen. This is somewhat of a hunch.

Article Base Profile SERP and byline

Articles Base Profile Search Engine Result and Byline

Article Testing and Measurement – Experiment #2

My next experiment is possibly going to be the same as the first experiment or I may decide to use one web blog post from this blog and submit it to 500 directories. The goal will be to monitor the stats for gains and losses and find out if it out performs the other articles from the previous experiment and any of the post already on this web blog not having any article submissions done at all and the post relying only on Google+ authorship and quality article sites.

Secondly, another part of the goal from this experiment is to find out if Google will recognize this web blog as the originator of the content or will Google consider it to be duplicated content because it finds the same full article within these article directories. By doing this, the goal is to figure out if Google authorship prevents this from being duplicated content since authorship is now a factor for this web blog and shows me as the author now.

What do you think the outcome of this experiment will be? Do you think Google will know that the article is yours even though it is posted in article directories or will Google consider it duplicate content. 

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When article submissions are being done, does it include the entire article for each submission or does it just create a link to an article on a web blog? The purpose of this thought is to define the difference between link building which is just simple anchor text links pointing to a particular article or the fact of posting the full article on an article site. The difference of building a link or posting a duplicate article have defining differences. By now you should understand the difference between what is considered duplicate web content and simple link building tactics. The term is somewhat interchangeable, but are different in retrospect. Article submission is yet a form of link building because you are essentially placing links within the article and building links to articles.

But for the purposes of submitting links to articles for link building, this is not considered a duplicate content issue. The real concern here is if the article being posted on more than one site is a full article being posted on these article sites and having a negative impact from duplicated content. This once again leads us to the same point about Google authorship and how much weight and authority does Google place into authorship? Only time will tell.

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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