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Business Directory Backlinks: are they good?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by radichone, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. radichone

    radichone Registered Member

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    I have found an expired domain with lot of business directory backlinks, are they considered good for seo?
     
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    Some are ok. Some directories are actually used (shock horror) by people searching for a service. Yeah it's rare but it does happen.

    If the directory is categorised and your niche is one of them
    If it's been around a few years and isn't banned
    If it's got a decent authority/trust rating.

    Then yes - half a dozen links from sites like that should be fine depending on how many other links you have to your site.
    I will add though. In my churn and burn moments I've hit directory sites hard sometimes and when I've done that in the last 5 years or so I've either got no result - or (rarely) a poor result.

    A few in the mix of a legit link profile would be fine though.
     
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    Most of the links are coming from well known websites like: yellow pages,yelp...