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Old 09-15-2007, 03:33 AM
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Why is our Directory doing so well?

I own a business services website [link removed] our site has grown remarkably over the past 6 months.

The site contains a business services directory

I was a little concerned recently with all the bad press directories have received, so much so that I did contemplate removing it from the site. In the end I decided to leave it and see how things progressed. I am glad I did, in the past 3 weeks most of the high ranking directories have seen their SERPS plummet. This has not been the case with our directory, in fact the opposite. We have gone from page 12 on google for the term business services directory to now high up on page 1.

This could be the fact we offer a free website review for a paid entry added to the fact all the internal pages are optimised and each page has unique tags.

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Old 09-15-2007, 01:33 PM
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Well, I would guess 2 reasons.

1)It is a niche directory. You are not trying to cover everything in the universe, and as a result you have a lot of relevant links devoted to specific topics.
2)Perhaps it is to do with the way you are promoting it. I suspect that the directories that have been penalized have been relying on paid and incestuous links with other directories
 
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:36 PM
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I think you may be right John, the mass networking of directory owners made PR a joke. I guess Google will have the last laugh
 
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Link dropping?
 
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