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What's the point of submitting to many article directories rather than just profile/blogs?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ranko Jones, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Ranko Jones

    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    Is there an advantage to getting article directory backlinks over profile blog commenting?

    I was advised again by this whitehatter that there is no point submitting to any others than ezine because the backlinks are worthless and the only reason you sub to EZA is for the chance to get syndicated. I was told by them that the people who sub to many directories are idiots because the linkjuice is only temporary and these people will be the ones who quit after a few months complaining IM doesn't work cos they subbed to these useless places and blame Im for it.

    So what do you guys have to say on this? I don't know one way or the other but I'm starting to question some of these statements which were given to me as truth hence my bringing it up in a different arena to maybe get different opinions corroborative or calling bull.

    Also are article directory links worth more than profile or blog comment ones? If not then it wouldn't be alot easier to sub just to the latter would it not since you have to write alot less content for those?
     
  2. plex_brahial

    plex_brahial Regular Member

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    A lot less outbound links for article submissions then for blog comments.
    100 backlinks are better then just 1.
    They are not spammy links if you spin articles propery.
    Ezine is the only site that will bring traffic by itself
    As for the submitions I go for all of them including ezine, I mean wtf, its automated with AMR
     
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    I really think you need to be testing these theories out and seeing if it works on your own. That's the best piece of advice I can give you.

    The reason is, you're going to get a wide range of opinions. Some will say it will work, some will say it won't. So, in the end, who do you end up believing?

    That's the problem I see on the forum a lot lately. People are asking questions: what works?

    Well--the only way to find out is try it yourself. There are no shortcuts.
     
  4. Ranko Jones

    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    Well, I'm doing both.

    Ask a question and test what seems like the most plausible hypothesis.
     
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    1. It's good to have a variety of links.

    2. 99% of article directories are do-follow.

    3. Your article page will have a relevant title, and contain relevant text, to your website. Backlinks from relevant pages are valuable!
     
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  6. Ranko Jones

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    Hmm that brings up an interesting point actually.

    I read over on warriorforum someone say recently that context relevance has to do with the PAGE rather than the site.

    So if it were an article you wrote (context relevant) on an article directory would that then count as context rel?

    That is part of the reason I thought they weren't much cos they are not context rel but if the guy is correct that could indeed make them more valuable.

    I'm starting to see I could hypothesize all day but the proof is in the pudding!
     
  7. rugbyjack2005

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    Hi,

    Could someone clarify for me if article syndication and automated directory submitters are black or white hat?

    I get that black hat stuff is basically spamming - e.g. automating the same blog comment on thousands of blogs simply to build links. However i don't know which practises fall under which category.

    Is article syndication black or white hat. Surely the concept of writing good articles is allowed and placing them on syndication sites is allowed? Spinning them seems sensible too. I get you can't just spin someone else's article but your own seems fine, yet I was always told that automatic directory submitters are not aloud but manual ones were. Surely this falls under the same category? They aren't spam to my mind as the content is useful...

    If someone coul;d shed some light on this it would be much appreciated
    Thanks
     
  8. spankythepyro

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    I don't view automated comments as BH as long as they are useful to users seeking information and in the context of the blog.

    Same for article directories, which is why many articles or at least the first few from an account are manually reviewed. I've come to realize that you can get two kinds of traffic, one from spammy comments and article submissions, and one from helpful and legit comments and articles.
     
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    Thanks, i don't quite follow how an automated blog comment can possibly be on topic and useful though? Surely it will seem spammy given that you haven't read the article?

    Do you know about automated directory submissions? I don't quite follow whay a manual submission is ok and a automated one is apparently not?
     
  10. dk1180

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    Some directories try to make it harder to your links added to their site, mainly because they don't want a lot of worth nothing sites being added to them. The sites that allow automated directory submissions are probably worth less because they let anyone in. Links from directories aren't worth as much as they used to be, but I still think they are helpful, especially for newer sites.