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Old 05-14-2007   #1
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Matts Cutts Blogs on Directories

This is good news for directory owners and submitters, but it also gives some good advice about determining quality.

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Are you interested in hearing about directories in this report?

A: Nope, Id be most interested in feedback like the examples that I mentioned above, or things like paid posts that might affect search engines. If youre still unsure what sort of reports wed like to get, thats okay. Fortunately, the vast majority of people sending in reports are on the same wavelength and are sending in solid feedback like the examples above.
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A: Ill try to give a few rules of thumb to think about when looking at a directory. When considering submitting to a directory, Id ask questions like:

- Does the directory reject urls? If every url passes a review, the directory gets closer to just a list of links or a free-for-all link site.

- What is the quality of urls in the directory? Suppose a site rejects 25% of submissions, but the urls that are accepted/listed are still quite low-quality or spammy. That doesnt speak well to the quality of the directory.

- If there is a fee, whats the purpose of the fee? For a high-quality directory, the fee is primarily for the time/effort for someone to do a genuine evaluation of a url or site.
This second quote tells me that we might want to get away from "Featured" link and instead have "Express submission" and "Regular Submission" but possible Express could be listed ahead of Regular, and could even tell customers this.

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http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/how-to-report-paid-links/
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Old 05-15-2007   #2
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Playing It Safe With Quality Link Directories

This is a huge endorsement for the Yahoo dir and DMOZ. While it can be extremely difficult to get into DMOZ, 95% of its results are high quality and very useful websites.

Nothing new, just good common sense from Matt.

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There were a lot of questions it answered with that addition to the post. He showed a lot of courtesy toward people who run decent directories, who do deserve to be compensated for their time and effort, and probably got paranoid about doing so.
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Thanks for informing us about Matt Cutts article on how to report the paid links.
This is a good news for submitters and owners of a site. But I would prefer to used the "Free" directory with regular submission. What is the difference between Express submission and regular submission. Is regular submission is link for a short time and or mass submission of link to directories?

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