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Old 07-17-2009   #1
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website paid directory listings - how viewed?

Google frowns on paid links, common knowledge.

How do they react to paid directory listings?

This is a construction directory, where pages do come up by city/location.
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Old 07-18-2009   #2
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Re: website paid directory listings - how viewed?

Google goes with editorial paid directories

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Re: website paid directory listings - how viewed?

Jag,
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What do you mean by this?
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Re: website paid directory listings - how viewed?

Google says it prefers a directory that is looked at by humans. Just watched a Matt Cutts video about this the other day. They like directories such as Yahoo because every listing is approved (or disapproved) by a human.

However, having said that, I don't think the google algorithm factors this in at all. It's more a "best practices" suggestion. I'm getting decent value out of directories that are completely automated for inclusion.
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Re: website paid directory listings - how viewed?

I manually review the listings. But don't know how G would ever be aware of that.
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Re: website paid directory listings - how viewed?

You may have your Terms and policy setup in a way about your directory process of site inclusion and you can refer the content about the paid directories in the article Building Directory Links

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