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Old 05-16-2008   #1
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Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

Hi all,

Good day!

I'm new here, someone who wish to learn and never stop learning.

My question is: Will submitting my site to free directories (with PR 0) decrease my site's PR? If it doesn't decrease, will it affect anything negatively?

I have a friend who submitted his site to free directories (I believe this is what we call having backlinks?) and after a while his site's PR dropped and when he stopped submitting, the site's PR went up. Anyone knows what could have caused this?

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Old 05-19-2008   #2
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Re: Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

Anyone please help? Would appreciate it a lot if someone can at least reply me.
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Old 05-19-2008   #3
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Re: Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

Hi starget1.
Generally, this act should not decrease PageRank. Unless you are doing something you shouldn't (such as getting involved in link farms) PageRank will not decrease for getting a link from a site with a lower PR than you.

Your friend's PageRank changes probably had more to do with changes at Google than with these directory submissions.
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Old 05-19-2008   #4
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Re: Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

I agree with Sage. While submitting to directories will not hurt your PageRank, it may not help it either.

An additional item to consider is the rate and frequency at which you are submitting. If you have very few links and all of the sudden, you have a couple hundred links (all from directories) pointing to your site, then the search engines may be wary of inflated link development. It's best to mix directory submissions with other link building tactics.
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Old 05-20-2008   #5
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Re: Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

no it does not affect at all. But avoid excessive link building through directory submissions.
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Old 05-29-2008   #6
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Re: Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

definitely not, it can help you increase your pr if you also submit your site to directories with high pr.
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Old 05-30-2008   #7
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Re: Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

Submitting your site to a few directories can be good for your site's back links, just don't overdo it. If you submit to too many directories in a short period of time, search engines might think you're a spammer and your PR will get punished.
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Old 06-02-2008   #8
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Re: Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

No link can harm you - if it can, we could have already submitted our competitors site so it gets penalized, lols.. just kidding.

I suggest you also vary on your anchor texts as this will make your backlinks look more natural in the eyes of the SE's.
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Old 06-04-2008   #9
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Re: Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

Hi all,

Appreciate all your replies.

Some of you mentioned, "not all of a sudden" having a lot of links from directories, then my question is:

If I want to submit manually to link directories, what is the duration that I should do it so that it's not considered as "all of a sudden" by search engines.
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Re: Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

It depends on where you're starting from. If you have very few links then go very slowly. If you have a lot already, then several directory links won't be a huge deal. Just keep in mind that it's best practice to keep your directories to only roughly 10% of all your incoming links.
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Old 06-11-2008   #11
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Re: Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

Of course not, the important is you submit to a relevant web derectories.
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Old 06-16-2008   #12
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Re: Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

submitting website to directories is a way of getting backlink it doesnt affect page rank.you can do directory submission.
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Re: Will submitting my site to free directories decrease my site's PR?

No, definitely it would not affect on your Site PR.and also it would not affect any negatively and this affect it would increase your Site Backlinks.

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