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July 4, 2007 at 9:37 am #603691
I am currently in the process of manually submitting my site to the 500 sites listed at recentpoker.com who I must thank for his great resource. I was wondering what would make more difference to a sites google impression 500 regular one way links from the directories on this page or 10 unique seo content pages. I am currently writing alot of content for my site but just what to get an idea of the relation of content to link building, can anyone help? thanksJuly 4, 2007 at 10:27 am #741604AnonymousInactive
As far as I understand it it’s a combination but content is key for Google, and of course embedded links in articles are better than normal links so try and combine the two.July 4, 2007 at 12:37 pm #741612AnonymousInactive
I haven’t looked at the directory list lately, but most links from most directories aren’t worth beans. (There are exceptions: Yahoo, DMOZ, JoeAnt, GoGuides, BOTW are 5 directories which provide a real boost.)
But these new directories which are popping up right and left and who accept every submission rarely provide much of a boost in the search engines. I’d spend my time building content over submitting to directories. And I’d only submit to directories which lists sites I’d want my site associated with.
@rob3786 130078 wrote:
I am currently in the process of manually submitting my site to the 500 sites listed at recentpoker.com who I must thank for his great resource. I was wondering what would make more difference to a sites google impression 500 regular one way links from the directories on this page or 10 unique seo content pages. I am currently writing alot of content for my site but just what to get an idea of the relation of content to link building, can anyone help? thanksJuly 4, 2007 at 1:59 pm #741621AnonymousInactive
The content is more important that links in my opinion.
Especially the content with embedded links guide to my site from others website.July 4, 2007 at 2:08 pm #741622AnonymousInactive
content is MORE IMPORTANT
BUT content without incoming links is worthless
your CONTENT = on page optimization
incoming LINKS = off page optimization
good luck with it!July 4, 2007 at 2:28 pm #741624
I was considering joeant and go guides. The only thing that put me off paying to be included in these directories was that I heard in CAP paid for links are not being looked at well by google. Should I invest in joe ant and go guides?July 4, 2007 at 3:39 pm #741627frankBPMember
Google’s point of view on paid links is quite clear: they have no objection to them, but they won’t improve your SERPs or PR. They’re only useful to bring direct traffic from the site you’re paying.
PR is meant to be an indication of how respected your site is by others. In a way, reciprocal links go against this ethos – if all we do is ‘vote’ for each other’s sites, it’s worthless. I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point Google discount all reciprocal links. 3-way links are a way round this, but it wouldn’t be too hard for Google to discover if the owners of multiple sites are doing this and discount those too.
In the long term, your site will do well if it’s linked to by sites which Google respects. At the start of the website life-cycle, that’s incredibly hard unless you’re doing something unique and worthwhile. So do something unique and worthwhile!
Sticky content is the way to success with Google. Have content on your site that people just have to link to – that will get you respect in your chosen industry, Google will see it as a vote of confidence and your site will start to rank well.
I’m afraid there are no shortcuts. This is a long haul and whether, in the current climate, it’ll be ultimately worth the effort is debatable.July 4, 2007 at 3:47 pm #741628
Sticky content appears to be the obvious key to success, what sticky content gives you great results? I am guessing graphs like on jackpotgraphs.com are good sticky content what other content get good links to?July 4, 2007 at 4:02 pm #741630frankBPMember
To be honest, I doubt that anyone will tell you exactly which sticky content works well – if it’s copied, it’s no longer unique!
You know good content when you see it – it makes you think ‘I wish I’d thought of that!’
Golden rule: design for users. Ask yourself – as a user – what’s missing? What do I have to trawl around the web to find? What would I love to see? Then go ahead and design it.
It’s hard to find niches in this industry, but as you said Jackpot Graphs is a great idea. There must be more out there!July 4, 2007 at 4:06 pm #741631
I agree nobody will tell you their secrets. When I write my content I do exactly that trawl the internet for what people really want to know that is the key. I thought it would be interesting to ask what other sticky content ideas people have be it graphs, in depth reviews, gambling psychology, big wins and how you felt, statistics, latest casino news and also affiliate resources that affiliates really need.July 4, 2007 at 4:38 pm #741633AnonymousInactive
They key is to be UNIQUE.
The search engines know who was there first.
If you just do everything like everyone else you will always stay mediocre, one of many.
Try to be different, find a new angle, a niche corner no one is dealing with.
Or a new approach, a new way to see the item.
People who see it like you will find you sticky and come back for more.