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Penguin survived sites - Noticed backlinks from paid directories

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by seoguy81, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Power Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Is it just me or has anyone come across sites that managed to survive Penguin seem to have a high number of backlinks from paid directories?

    I noticed this with about 5 competitors. Started following their backlinks and saw that all of them have a higher # of links from paid directories. And upon doing my own research into paid directories, almost all of them are listed there.

    What surprises me is that this goes against G's logic of penalizing sites that pay to put up their links... or are paid directories exempt from this? Can anyone explain>
     
  2. FuryFit

    FuryFit Regular Member

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    Yes, I've been noticing this as well and so has my friend in another niche.
     
  3. Mavers

    Mavers Newbie

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    I think we've all seen this going on. So what did I do? I built a pay directory for my niche. If you can't beat em...
     
  4. Rua999

    Rua999 Power Member

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    yup noticed dmoz listed sites absolutely owning my niche now as well