I'm glad someone made this point.
Originally Posted by Natural Elements
Directory submissions will not help PageRank. The PR of a directory's home page is irrelevant. If you pay any attention to PR at all, you should be paying attention to the PR of the page where a link appears. A page with a PR of 0 passes 0 PR.
When G demoted all of the internal pages of directories to PR0, they effectively cut off the passing of PR. It was their way of destroying the effectiveness of directories. Since then, both Google and Yahoo have stopped including most directory links in their list of backlinks.
Last year we did extensive testing with several directory submission packages to 1000+ directories. The links do appear in the directories that we checked, but after more than 6 months not a single link has ever appeared as a backlink in Google or Yahoo. Furthermore, the clients' sites did not move in the SERPs for the targeted keywords.
A signature link in NB has proven to be far more effective than 1000 directory submissions.
Last edited by TopDogger; 28 March, 2011 at 12:48 PM.
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